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07 Jun 2013

An exclusive new residential development, Royalston Residential and Wildlife Estate, just 22 kilometres from Port Elizabeth’s central business district is set to be launched on 7 June 2013.

Plots are freehold and vary in size from 850 square metres to 1 800 square metres, with the average plot measuring 1 300 square metres.

Alan Moore, Broker/Manager of RE/MAX Bay Properties, says buyers and investors have the opportunity to purchase a property on a select estate located within its own private game reserve. 

It fuses the splendour of nature with the convenience of urban living, says Pam Howcroft, lead agent for the development. She says this is the perfect development for home buyers who have a passion for the outdoors and nature conservation, and who want to integrate this into their everyday working lives. "Royalston offers the opportunity of living within a fully-fledged game reserve without compromising on the convenience associated with city living."

To mark the occasion, a grand auction will be held with all proceeds going to the ‘Stop Rhino Poaching’ initiative. “We felt that this project fitted in perfectly with what Royalston is all about and preservation of wildlife is the basis upon which the Royalston lifestyle is derived, where the development ensures the sustainability and longevity of this pristine area and the animals that live in it.” 

Located on a game reserve measuring close to 1 000 hectares, every step has been taken to ensure that the Royalston does not compromise the surrounding environment in any way. The development is made up of 310 residential properties encompassing five villages, namely Salisbury, Kipling, Canterbury, Livingstone and Winchester.

Homes can be built to the buyers’ specification provided they fall within the architectural guidelines set by Royalston. The design style is set to complement the natural surroundings, with a relatively low visual impact and a timeless classic look. Plots are freehold and vary in size from 850 square metres to 1 800 square metres, with the average plot measuring 1 300 square metres. The prices of the properties and plots are scaled according to key factors such as size, view, traffic impact and wildlife activity.

The development also includes the Royalston Hotel, Frail Care Centre, Wildlife and Education centre, Dog Walking Park and the well-renowned Lake De La Vie Wedding and Conference Facility.

The remaining 90 percent of the property is designated to the Royalston Nature Reserve. Major facilities have been positioned in such a way that for the most part, none of the components are visible to each other at any point.

“Each one of these components was meticulously planned to ensure that the positioning would not have a negative impact on the environment or the other components of the estate. The number one priority of Royalston is to make sure that the balance between eco-conservation and the comfort of living in harmony with nature is maintained at all times.”

Howcroft says each of the properties has been laid out to ensure that at least one boundary has an open view of the reserve. He says this provides every homeowner with the opportunity to take in the beauty of their surroundings and view various game passing by.

The reserve offers a diverse array of fauna and flora, many of which are critically endangered species such as the honey badger, Knysna woodpecker, secretary bird, blue duiker, fish eagle, Cape eagle owl, milkwood and yellowood trees to name a few. There is also larger game roaming the grounds which include herds of zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, lechwe, reebuck, springbuck, bushpig, aaardvark, eland, bushbuck, nyala and the Sable Antelope, Royalston’s ambassador and emblem inspiration. Predators can also be seen wondering the area, with the black-backed jackal, lynx, genet cat and Cape fox all calling the reserve home.

According to Howcroft, Royalston will also feature top-class security features with 24-hour security control and response teams available to residents within the development. “All perimeter fences will be electrified and patrolled on rotational shifts of three hours with further monitoring by break alarms.Homeowners may also install private alarms supplied by the development’s appointed security company.”

Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says properties situated within secure estates are generally sought-after due to the lifestyle offering they provide. A unique lifestyle estate such as Royalston provides a remarkable blend of aesthetic appeal and peace of mind.      

For more information, visit or call 041 585 0771.  

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