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Nestled between a lush, indigenous forest and the warm Indian Ocean on KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast, Brettenwood Coastal Estate offers residents a delicate blend of harmonious natural living with access to all the conveniences of a modern lifestyle.

Established 11 years ago, the Estate is named for its founder, Brett Hulett, who envisioned a premium development in one of the area’s most sought-after regions, catering for a range of ages and tastes which a love for nature being a unifying feature.

There are two types of buyers in the Ballito area; those looking to live within an estate and those who are not. One matter that brings all property buyer types together is the search for a home or an investment that offers security. With gated estates offering ample security, more and more people, especially young families and the mature market, are opting to buy these types of homes as opposed to the traditional standalone ones.

Ballito was once a popular holiday destination, but now it has fast become the place to live, with an estimate of 30 families moving to Ballito per month. In search of security and a place that caters to families, there is a steady increase in families moving from the traditional suburbs of Durban, like Umhlanga, Berea, Morningside, La Lucia and Durban North. Within 10 years, Ballito went from around 12 000 residents in 2005 to more than doubling in 2015.

Brettenwood Coastal Estate officially introduces its newest addition, Timberland at Brettenwood. Perfectly situated to offer incredible views of the Indian Ocean, and vistas overlooking a lush forest canopies, this development promises to provide an incredible home for nature lovers.

This latest addition in Brettenwood offers 32 deluxe units that comprise of 3-bedrooms, double garages and upmarket finishes. Ample glass will be incorporated into the architectural design to expose the natural elements; giving residents full view of the impressive nature surrounding them.

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 12:53

Brettenwood smashes R11 million sales record

Home and Country Property, the in-house sales entity for Brettenwood Coastal Estate, announced today that they had recently sold a home for R11 million. This sale is a significant one, as it sets the benchmark for future sales within the estate, as well as emphasises how prominent Brettenwood Coastal Estate is as a whole.

Outside of Zimbali Coastal Resort, only three homes within an estate in Ballito have fetched over R10 million, and according to Property24.com the average Ballito property prices are just over R5 million. With the recent sale in Brettenwood Coastal Estate doubling the average estimate and being one of the few homes to sell for R11 million in Ballito, this is a clear indicator of just how Brettenwood has grown into one of the prestigious estates within the area. 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 07:53

When is a holiday home a good investment?

There are mixed opinions on the viability of investing in the local holiday home market, but finding the right homes in the right areas can secure a solid nest egg for retirement.

Ling Dobson, area principal in Pam Golding Properties in Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, believes that second-home owners are not merely planning a lifetime of holidays, but making smart investments. “Holiday homes in secure estates offer an asset yield over the years while the property is used for holidays, and often the holiday house becomes the owner’s future retirement destination,” she says. “Holiday towns ‘grow’ and accommodation becomes a premium – so it also becomes a rental opportunity.”

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 07:43

Estate News Update (August 2015)

by Gary Botha, General Manager and Estate Project Manager

Brettenwood Lakes Update
The sales are substantially concluded at Brettenwood Lakes and the construction on the first 2 blocks (of the 2 bedroom units) is well under way.

We have redesigned one of the 1 bedroom blocks to a 2 bedroom block in response to popular demand and we will launch the details of this shortly for sales.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 07:43

Property Update (August 2015)

By Peter Cameron Sales Director, Home & Country Property

Occasionally I’m allowed the rare opportunity to sit back and reflect on the last few months and right now it seems as if the whole Springbok rugby team is moving into Brettenwood these days; with Keegan Daniel moving into his new home, the "BBBBBeast" Tendai Mtawarira having broken ground on his "Beast" house and now World Cup winning flyhalf Butch James is developing a spec home close to the clubhouse.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 07:43

Rob Caskie at Brettenwod Coastal Estate

On Friday 10 April, almost 200 Brettenwood Residents and Guests gathered with their picnic blankets and baskets at the Estates Woodlands Amphitheatre for an evening of epic storytelling under the stars by internationally recognized storyteller Rob Caskie, who captivated the audience with his detailed description of the Battle of Isandlwana.