The French impressionist artist, Claude Monet once said, “My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.” Having visited Monet’s home and walked in his garden we can assure you, Monet lived the life he wished for in true French country style. The Royalston Coastal Wildlife Estate is the African equivalent to this.
Nestled amongst rolling hills and open fields, Royalston Coastal Wildlife Estate is a 1000 hectare secured reserve in Port Elizabeth where families get to live quietly in a corner of nature. Set with views over Seaview and Sardinia Bay, it is still conveniently close to schools such as Woodridge College and shopping centres, private medical facilities, and leisure options are only a ten-minute drive.
Free-roaming game drifts past homes as they migrate between the extensive lake and watering holes. Homes on the estate are not the only place where you will have the chance to appreciate nature. Leisure bomas and bush campsites are interspersed around the reserve for braais or picnics with friends and family.
The Estate is located on the intersection of Kragga Kamma Road and Lakeside Road, in the suburb of Colleen Glen. It extends south towards the ocean. Royalston is currently comprised of 185 residential properties, encompassing three villages, namely: Canterbury, Livingstone and Winchester. In addition, a new Lifestage Village is currently under development. The strategically designed layout positions each home so that at least one boundary looks onto open space. This allows homeowners the chance to enjoy the countryside and wildlife. The remaining 70% of the Estate forms part of the Royalston Nature Reserve.
The Reserve carries a diverse array of fauna and flora. The free-roaming 1 000 head of game frequent the villages, allowing residents and their guests to view the wildlife from the comfort of their own homes as they traverse the estate. Sound management and preservation ensure the sustainable integration of natural ecosystems and residents, allowing families to harmoniously engage and interact with nature.
Royalston homes have a natural look and feel by incorporating classic contemporary architecture with interpretations of Afro-Colonial lodge themes. Elements of sandstone and face brick accentuate homes with high ceilings, large windows, exposed wooden beams and concertina doors open onto patios and entertainment areas.
Royalston has full services, including municipal water supply, electrical supply, full internal sewer reticulation and sewer plant, Telkom supply, stormwater control and paved roads. You’ll be pleased to know that Royalston does advocate the use of our approved solar renewable energy system providers, Sun Worx (Pty) Ltd, and encourage eco-sensitive grey water systems and rain harvesting.
You may not be in a position to live in this corner of nature but you do get a chance to share it for a day. The day that they open their doors to allow us access to their beautiful trails through this magnificent reserve. Come to #RunWild with us at the Royalston Trail Run.