Situated along the quiet stretch of Sheffield Beach, Brettenwood Coastal Estate affords residents a modern lifestyle set in a peaceful, natural environment. Residents are close to major retail and business centres while at the end of the day, are still able to escape into nature.

North Coast Living

Our Location

The luxury coastal Estate lies hidden in the rolling hills of Sheffield Beach, just north of Ballito and a 30 minute drive from Umhlanga. Brettenwood Estate’s surrounding towns have excellent retail outlets, private hospitals, top-quality schools and countless options for a variety of leisure activities.

Other attractions surrounding the Estate include golf courses, biking trails and equestrian and polo amenities with the ruggedly beautiful coastline popular for swimming, fishing and water sports. Sheltered coves and tidal pools can be found at Sheffield Beach which is just a stone’s throw away from the estate, with the region’s temperate climate and warm oceans encouraging beach entertainment all year round.

Over the past few years, the KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast has experienced immense growth, developing into a hub of business activity in South Africa. This corridor of development has been supported by the region’s close proximity to Africa’s two busiest ports, Durban and Richards Bay, as well as its convenient location to King Shaka International Airport, which is a mere 15 minutes drive from Brettenwood Coastal Estate.

The Estate itself makes the most of the Dolphin’s Coast natural landscape, placing homes skillfully between indigenous forests and wetlands and offering expansive sea and forest views.

Safety is our Priority

Estate Security

Brettenwood prides itself on having a hands-on approach to security, resulting in an impeccable track record regarding the safety of all residents.

A number of highly successful preventative measures are implemented to ensure the Estate remains safe. State-of-the-art security systems are continually maintained and updated; thorough security checks are enforced at all entrances; security personnel are present at gates and perimeters; the Estate has its own reaction vehicle and there are armed-response vehicles available for assistance in the immediate area.

A security committee also meets regularly to discuss the Estate’s security. The Homeowners Associations employs its own Security Manager that stays on Brettenwood, ensuring a higher standard of service delivery from security suppliers. Added to these measures, a minimum rental period of 12 months applies to all residents of the exclusive Estate to ensure families aren’t exposed to the disruptions that come with holiday or short term rentals. Everyone entering the Estate is criminally checked and vetted.

Laid-back Living

Brettenwood Lifestyle

The smell of fresh sea air, the cry of fish eagles and the sight of Bottlenose Dolphins playing in the Indian Ocean’s warm waves are just some of the everyday experiences for those living at Brettenwood Coastal Estate.

Daily life centres around the outdoors: homes are encircled by nature, picnic and braai spots dot the Estate and walking and cycling trails criss-cross over the contoured landscape. The essence of ‘coastal living’ is lived here every day, the outdoors encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.

Peace of mind can never be underestimated. The exclusive residential Estate prides itself on state-of-the-art security measures, boasting a ‘zero breach status’. Safe and secure parameters allow parents to gift their children the freedom to explore the Estate’s many green spaces.

Connecting with neighbours and ‘living life together’ greatly increases quality of life. If you don’t bump into your neighbours while meandering along the trails or while using the facilities, the Community Centre regularly hosts social activities ranging from book clubs, dinner parties, yoga classes and even music events.

Overall, Brettenwood offers an attractive lifestyle for people in all different stages of their lives.

  • Absolute life changer for us. It’s the best decision we’ve made.... Just absolutely amazing.


  • Brettenwood is a truly magnificent place to live. Lots of fun. Lots of good people.


  • The whole place is just fantastic. The people are great. The facilities here we didn’t see anywhere else... on any other estate.


  • The Estate’s boutique style provides a relaxed atmosphere that is unhurried and peaceful but does not compromise on facilities and at all times maintains its sophistication. Each home is unique yet they all blend together into a lush environment, a feature not always seen by other estates.

    Robbie and Ali Campion, Estate Residents

  • Brettenwood is cool because we have lots to do when my friends visit. I can also run down to visit my grandparents in Forest Village for ice cream. I like being able to keep fit for sport and here I can run, go to the gym with my parents or practice my chipping on the big field.

    James Knoetze (12 years old)

  • I like going to Woodys to watch soccer and have a milkshake with my brother or friends because we can talk to the guys who work there about soccer and they're cool. The new swimming pool is awesome, especially the new slides.

    Matthew Knoetze (12 years old)

  • Brettenwood was my late Dad’s dream and I am so privilege to be able to live here. We moved here in April 2007 and were the 1st freehold resident. I just love to be able to see the sea from my windows, the guinea fowl and duiker are regular visitors.

    Colette Scruse

  • We love Brettenwood and feel blessed to call it home..... beautiful estate, great facilities, friendly people, awesome vibe, super safe and very well maintained..... a little piece of paradise!

    Chantel Whitelaw

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