Simbithi Eco Estate

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Far away from the madding crowds on the KwaZulu Natal North Coast you will find the idyllic Simbithi Eco Estate – a singular upmarket Eco Estate set on some 430 hectares of coastal dreamland offering a unique blend of sea vistas, forests, wetlands and rolling hills.
Only half an hour’s drive from KZN’s main city of Durban between Ballito and Salt Rock and just a hop skip and a convenient jump from the bustling King Shaka airport, the Simbithi Eco Estate has rapidly become one of the most popular choices for KZN North Coast residential estate property purchasers.
The Simbithi Eco Estate is an attractive Estate lifestyle option for prospective buyers who are accustomed to Estate Living and are considering relocating to Durban and Ballito from the likes of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Nelspruit, Bloemfontein and other cities where individuals are looking for a great residential experience and at the same time considering entrepreneurial business opportunities within KwaZulu Natal.
The opportunities within the Simbithi Eco Estate include some 1941 residences and an emerging commercial and hospitality section. The estate is widely regarded as the fastest sold “Secure Estate” in South Africa with almost no stock left direct from the developer.


Launched in 2003 the iconic Simbithi Eco Estate has a broad selection of real estate offerings including traditional freehold houses and vacant land as well as some stunning sectional title units. If it’s a new Simbithi Eco Estate property – there is a selection of plans at hand for you to check out or alternatively you can design your very own dream home.
The Estate’s approved footprint is some 1941 residences with 765 freehold sites within that framework. Homes within the Simbithi Eco Estate are required to be in excess of 150 square metres.
Property Rentals in Simbithi Eco Estate are also becoming very attractive with short, medium and long term lets being in high demand.  


On the complex lifestyle side, Sabuti in Simbithi Estate offers a great position and a one of a kind leisure development with a strong African feel and flavour. Sabuti is the largest development within the Simbithi Eco Estate and is on the doorstep of the estates beach access gate. This section is very popular amongst Ballito holiday makers.
Sabuti offers a selection of 3 and 4 bedroomed units with a classic African finish to them. Sabuti has several swimming pools and a dam.

Savanna offers the “Over 50” market a superb lifestyle within the Simbithi Eco Estate. Single level dwelling within Savanna are mainly comprised of two and 3 bedroomed homes with a mix of semidetached and stand-alone units.

Ethafeni with its stunning hilltop position affording both ocean and hill views, has some sixty units which offer everything from 1 bedroomed loft apartments, 2 bed units and well as 3 and 4 bed semidetached homes.
Ethafeni is well situated close to the Estates main entrance, allowing easy and quick access to the Simbithi Eco Estate facilities.

Tamboti offers sectional title units with scintillating ocean views which are very much geared towards families and feature great covered wooden decks. The units in Tamboti for sale are 3 and 4 bedroomed in size.

Ilanga is another hilltop development within the Simbithi Eco Estate whose units also enjoy panoramic sea views, large decks and are suited to outdoor living.

If you are looking for something more tailored to your individual design or needs outside of a complex lifestyle, the Estate is zoned for some 750 freehold residential units and there are stands in Simbithi Eco Estate for sale.  There are very limited freehold stands, so if you are on the lookout - buy now before they sell out!
Plans for new homes in Simbithi Eco Estate need to be submitted for approval by the Design Committee and then the Local Authority.
The Simbithi Eco Estate’s Home Owners Association has a list of both Architects and Builders who have designed and built homes within the Estate over time and have complied with the design and building control regulations. Any duly registered Architect or Builder can make an application to be accredited in the Estate.

Pets (max two cats or dogs – with restrictions on certain breeds) are permitted in the freestanding houses within Simbithi Eco Estate. All pets must be registered.
Please note that the sectional title complexes within Simbithi Eco Estate are each controlled by their own regulations with regards to pets.


Many prospective purchasers of Simbithi Eco Estate property ask the question - “When do I have to build by?” The good news is that there is not a build by date provision in the Estate, however, once construction commences after approvals, homes must be completed within 15 months or will be subject to a monthly penalty fee should construction not be complete within this time frame.

GPS Points to Sales Office 29 degrees 30’ 28” S   31degrees 13’ 0”E
Getting to Simbithi Eco Estate From Durban or King Shaka International Airport:

Take the N2 north. Pass through the Tugela Toll Plaza and take the 212 (Shakasrock Road) exit. At the T junction, turn right and go over the N2 bridge. Proceed for 500m & on your right hand side is the Simbithi Administration office and main gate entrance to Simbithi Eco Estate.

Getting to Simbithi Eco Estate on the M4 North from Durban or King Shaka International Airport:

Proceed north on the M4. Go past the traffic lights near the Alberlito Hospital. At the roundabout go left. Proceed to the next roundabout and go straight over towards the N2. Cross over the bridge of the N2 and take the on ramp to the N2. Take the first exit 212 (Shakasrock Road) and proceed as per above directions for N2.
If you need assistance after hours, Chas Everitt Simbithi Eco Estates after hours line is 086 100 2001
What Facilities Are On Offer In Simbithi Eco Estate?

The Simbithi Country Club is a 61 par Executive 18 Hole Peter Matkovich Golf Course (designed to US GA specs) together with its own Pro Shop and stunning Halfway House facilities.

What are the fees for owners of property in Simbithi?

The costs of membership start at around R3600 per annum which would include your green fees for the first member. The fees for spouses (or dependents who are under 21) drop down to around R1200 per annum. Renting a golf carts in Simbithi will cost you around R150. SAGA affiliation costs are about R300 annually.


The Simbithi Eco Estateoffers a stunning clubhouse with pool as well as a rugby field, soccer nets, volley ball nets and its own cricket pitch. There are also fully floodlit tennis courts in the Estate.


The Simbithi Equestrian Centre on the Estate offers some fourteen stables which allows Simbithi property owners to stable their horses close to home to be able to enjoy riding in the beauty of the estate. The centre has a clubhouse and includes a tack room, office, and accommodation for the grooms, a feeding room, paddocks and a great arena.

The Estate offers some fifteen kilometres of trains for mountain biking, hiking and horse riding. The variety of habitats within Simbithi Eco Estate include forests, grasslands, wetlands, streams and dams gives its various trails a unique flavour.

There are 29 dams on the Simbithi Eco Estate which are stocked with a variety of fish (all on a catch and release principle) including bream, bass and carp.

There is a dedicated parking area within the Estate which allows for beach access to the superb Thompson Bay Beach where you can park your cart or vehicle at the turnstile and meander down to the beach which is a few hundred metres away.

  • Kingfisher Kids Community Centre
    This centre is aimed at the youngsters on Simbithi Eco Estate and offers a jungle gym, sand pit, a heated kiddie’s swimming pool and loads of room for the little ones to roam and kick a ball around. It’s also a super venue for children’s parties and it can be booked via the Simbithi Home Owners Association.
  • Fish Eagle Community Centre
    This stunning secluded centre in the Simbithi Eco Estate is perfect for the likes of wildlife andbird watching with handy braai facilities, ablutions and a camp site
  • Heron Community Centre
    This is the largest centre on offer within the Estate and has a twenty five metre swimming pool, a braai area and facilities, kitchen, bar, television lounge, under cover seating and outdoor chess


The Fig Tree Restaurant (032 946 5403) offers a great contemporary selection of foods and light meals. Operating hours are from Tuesday to Saturday 0700 – 2200 and on Sundays from 0700 – 1700.  Wednesdays are traditionally buffet Curry nights. The Fig Tree is often used to host theme evenings and Quiz Nights making it a popular port of call for Simbithi homeowners.

For many purchasers of residential Estate property in KwaZulu Natal, security is a key factor in the decision making process, something which the developers of the Simbithi Eco Estate understood and took cognizance of. The Estate prides itself on its state of the art security which includes:

  • Manned Control Room. This is the security “ops centre” for the Estate which is operated 24 hours a day seven days a week and oversees security patrolling, cameras and access.
  • Secured Access Control via traffic booms and foot traffic turnstiles using the latest biometric and tags systems. All residents are required to comply with the Estates security policy.
  • Closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) are used to monitor all gates and key areas on the boundaries as well as any internal areas needed.  The estate is fully gated and offers 24 hour security.
  • Guarding is key to ensure property owners in Simbithi Eco Estate’s safety ad both foot patrols as well as patrol vehicles are there to monitor access, controls and response.


There is a large range of animal life on the Simbithi Eco Estate as well as some spectacular bird watching opportunities. In terms of antelope – the estate has Bushbuck, Reedbuck and Duiker. Vervet monkeys and bush babies are found all over as well as various species of mongoose, otters and large spotted genets.

  • Amphitheatre 
  • Conference Facilities
  • Daycare Centre
  • Basic Gymnasium

The Estate’s approved footprint is some 1941 residences with 765 freehold sites within that framework. Homes within the Simbithi Eco Estate are required to be in excess of 150 square metres. 

Simbithi Eco Estate – a singular upmarket Eco Estate set on some 430 hectares of coastal dreamland offering a unique blend of sea vistas, forests, wetlands and rolling hills.

Author: Barry Davies

Submitted 28 Nov 16 / Views 536