Brettenwood’s commitment to sustainability ensures the award-winning Estate, and its resulting properties, are developed with an eco-conscious mindset.


To make the best use of the contoured landscape, dams have been strategically placed around the established Estate. These dams are stocked with Mozambique Tilapia, Red-breasted Tilapia, Silver Tilapia (rare), Largemouth Bass, Grass Carp and offer hours of catch-and-release fun. Conserving the landscape’s beauty is vital to the Estate and Brettenwood is proud to have successfully restored the wetland areas, which residents can now enjoy too.

Natural Screens

Once a sugar cane farm, the Estate has been transformed back into a lush land of indigenous forests, grasslands and healthy waterways. Wild coastal forests, synonyms with the KwaZulu-Natal’s North Coast, line the Estate, providing natural walls of privacy for sites. Medium density areas are tucked into amphitheaters and are set well below the ridgeline, ensuring homes still enjoy sea and land views.


The conservation areas, where rustic benches form part of the landscape, are really special places on the Estate.

Bird watchers and nature lovers are able to spend a lot of time observing and studying the variety of bird life and small wildlife particularly prevalent in the conservation areas.

Wide Spaces & Walkways

Wide open spaces, walkways, bird hides and picnic area also enable residents to seamlessly connect with nature on a daily basis. Bird watchers are in for a treat, with the Estate offering plenty of opportunities for sightings. Brettenwood is also home to a range of small animals endemic to the region. The old Goulevan track, a converted walkway that meanders underneath lush forest canopies, is a favorite among residents.