KENTON ECO ESTATE FACT SHEET
- The Estate is 230 hectares in extent
- There are 330 plots situated in 4 villages
- 2.4 kilometers of Beach frontage
- The plots are generally between 800 – 850 square meters in extent
- Approx 200 plots have been sold – 60%
- The infrastructure is complete – at a cost of R80 million. This includes state of the art water bourne sewerage system, immaculately paved roads – in excess of 10kms – 3 million pavers,
- Eskom electricity supply, and municipal water supply. The developers spent R9.5 million on the Kenton municipal water supply, including contributing 50% of the costs partner in construction of reservoir (complete in March 09) This increases storage capacity in Kenton from 4mill to 9 million litres.
- State of the art security system installed at cost of R4.3 million (cctv dome cameras with night vision, Zonal electrified fencing, intelligent entry/exit card scanner, 24hr manned security with regular patrols)
- Homes must be complete within 5 years of original transfer
The architectural guidelines for the Kenton Eco Estate advocate the use of sustainable local materials only, which, over time, will build up an attractive patina that blends in with the surrounding natural vegetation.
The palette aims to blend in as far as possible and create the illusion of shadows rather than imposing facades that will jar with the landscape. The roofs’ hipped ends in lieu of gabled ends will soften the shape of the buildings to emulate the rolling hills of the surrounding countryside.
There are no boundary walls permitted, formal gardens will be in courtyard areas, the idea being to preserve as much of the natural vegetation as possible and maintain the integrity of the paths and spaces used by the wild animals in the area. The design guidelines incorporate only indigenous planting – where planting will take place – in order to minimise irrigation and other associated and unnecessary expenditures of energy reserves.
The street lighting will be of such a nature that it is a bollard type soft lighting which minimises light pollution.
Where needed the rehabilitation of the natural bush will be energetically pursued whilst all alien flora will be cleared from the Estate.
Solar geysers will be actively encouraged and the layout of the houses follows a passive design style that will both take advantage of and provide shelter from the prevailing winds endemic to the area. This will obviate the use of energy intensive climate control.
Rainwater will be harvested and used as far as possible for irrigation, drinking purposes and domestic use. Each residence will have a minimum of 50 000 liters underground rainwater storage tank.
- Front wall – excess 1km
- 2 Boardwalks made from Belau with viewing decks and parking area – 800 m – 2800 poles (specifically built to cater for golf carts and mobility carriages)
- Dense coastal forest -150 hectares
- Dune forest – 70hectares
- 12% of the land impacted on
(Old Kenton 195 hectares with 900 houses 1,75km beach)
- Upgraded the Albany Water Board RO plant, Water borne sewerage with independent treatment works
- 600 square meter gatehouse incorporating PGP office, security office and boardroom
- Security management – Multi security
- The only Eco Estate in the Eastern Cape with private access to pristine beach frontage
- Various species of animals and bird life such as Oribi, Blue Duiker, Greysbok, Bushbuck, Impala, otters, Fish Eagles, Black Oyster catcher, Knysna Lourie. (bird list to be compiled by Dias bird club)
- Kenton Eco Estate has access to high speed broadband internet connection
- FD Theron are the appointed Architects, prototype floor plans are available from the architects, owners can choose their own architect but a scrutiny fee will have to be payed
- At present there are 3 homebuilders approved by the KEEHOA. Homeowners can employ any builder as long as they are NHBRC compliant and registered with the MBA.
This village offers the highest vantage points of the development and many of the front sea facing plots have 180 degree sea views particularly plots 30 – 42. (most of the sea facing plots in village 1 are owned by the share holders, we have a couple on re-sale.
Plots 19 – 124 offer sea views in the case of 124 partial sea views from ground floor but nice sea views from double storey but great end of row position.
A very attractive area of the development which overlooks the open spaces backing onto the dunes, one can clearly hear the sea in the background and plots here are in close proximity to the boardwalks. Good game viewing opportunities are to be had as the animals often graze in this area during the early mornings and early evenings, there are some sea viewing opportunities but the attraction here is the natural surroundings and peace and quiet.
Prime sites in This village (263 – 245) offer the best of everything, they are close to a boardwalk and beach access, have views of the natural bush and offer incredible vistas of the blind river mouth and ocean breakers. The non sea facing properties offer glorious views overlooking the natural forest and are all close to a beach access boardwalk.
Thevillage offers features that make this village very desirable including dams, natural bush and some great sea viewing plots available from number 322 to 330 these plots overlook the development and onto the sea, many plots in this village also overlook the farmlands toward southwell and Port Alfred. The asking price appeals to local purchasers looking to purchase entry level property in a prestigious development with all the features and benefits as opposed to buying an average plot and position in Kenton or Bushmans for the same price.