November 24 2017
As we all know, the Durban summer months bring high humidity and heavy rainfall. Coupled with the beautiful, natural environment around Kindlewood Estate, this proves to be a happy place for snakes which come out of hibernation over the warmer months. Luckily for the residents of Kindlewood Estate, resident Brendon Ferrar has a healthy respect for snakes and is the man to call to investigate snake sightings on the estate. “We were one of the earliest residents on the estate, moving in just as Norfolk Valley was being completed. We spent a number of years living in Norfolk Valley before we built our current house...
The earth is moving at Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village
October 31 2017
‘With quality retirement living in such high demand, it was with much excitement that construction on the first retirement development in the greater Umhlanga region in over 10 years officially broke ground. Situated within bustling Kindlewood Estate, Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village offers active retirees an unsurpassed lifestyle with extensive 24/7 security, beautifully designed, spacious single-level homes...
New Community Management Solution at Kindlewood Estate
August 29 2017
In a gated community estate such as Kindlewood Estate, visitor and supplier access control has always been paramount to the safety and security of the residents. When the Kindlewood Management Association decided to look into updating and automating their access control system, ‘Honeycomb’ by Redefine Software was the obvious choice. Not only did it offer the easy, automated access system they were looking...
Development at Kindlewood Estate
July 25 2017
From his first visit to Kindlewood Estate in 2008, Geoff Perkins of the Collins Group tells us how the estate has flourished over the years. I was first introduced to Kindlewood Estate in 2008 by Soo Meyer representing Tongaat Hulett Developments. I had a very good feel about the potential of this estate from the outset and shortly after my first visit, I convinced Richard Currie from SAPRO to partner with my team on two development sites. We decided to design and launch Norfolk Valley shortly after we took transfer and the development had exceptional uptake with over 70% sold at our launch event at Pani Dam.
Kindlewood Magazine – Edition 2
May 26 2017
We have loved working on the winter issue of our Kindlewood Estate magazine. Read about some of our fabulous residents on the Estate and also look at some fantastic ideas of where to take Dad for Father’s Day coming up on Sunday 18th June. Finding it difficult to keep motivated with your exercise regime through the cold, dark winter months? Then flip to our article about 'How to Avoid the Winter Workout Rut’ . We hope it will help you stay on track to build your summer beach bod in the winter. We hope you enjoy your read as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together for you.
The Indigenous Fauna and Flora of Kindlewood’s Wetland Areas
April 4 2017
Through our passion for South Africa’s native plants, Kindlewood Estate is able to garden sustainably, and support biodiversity. Nurturing our native plants is vital to preserving the delicate ecosystems of Kindlewood Estate, and its surrounding areas. Sadly, in South Africa, these beloved local plants are slowly being lost to alien ones. Due to their invasive nature, these alien plants can effortlessly displace indigenous ones.
Spring Family Fun Run
September 24 2016
With spring officially sprung, what better way to celebrate a glorious sunny Heritage Day than with the Kindlewood Estate Family Fun Run. Starting and finishing at the Community Centre, over 40 runners and walkers took off on a marked course around the Estate on either a 1km or 3km loop. 3km may not sound like a lot but with the steep undulating hills, some murmurs were overhead afterwards not unlike...
Kindlewood Estate Chalkboards
August 10 2016
Beautiful new chalkboards have been installed at Gate 1 and Gate 2 which will be utilized as visually rich notice boards to inform residents of upcoming events and news. Kindlewood Estate is lucky to have a couple of keen resident artists who will be displaying their talents on these boards...
Kindlewood Estate Doubles Tennis Tournament
July 10 2016
What better way to get into the spirit of the Wimbledon Men’s final this year than to host the Kindlewood Estate doubles tennis tournament. Despite it clouding over with a nippy drop in temperature, Eight doubles pitted against each other to a nail biting final where Team Graff was crowned the winners...