authentic farm living

Fairview Estates is the pinnacle of artisan living, a return to traditional farm living but within a secure, eco-conscious development located just outside of Ballito, in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Its values are underpinned by the need to live with the freedom of space, while carefully balancing the delicate co-existence of the existing eco-system enabling its farmers to live in harmony with nature in an authentic and sustainable way of life.

The 480-hectare Fairview Estates offers wholesome, nature-based living on smallholdings of between 2 and 20 hectares. Surrounded by a best in class security fence, 24-hour manned gatehouse and access control, it provides a safe environment for our community of farmers and their families to experience the freedom of living with boundless open spaces.

Fairview Estates centralised location also provides direct access to modern amenities including retail, healthcare, education and recreation meaning you can live the farm-style life and still have the convenience of being “in town”.
Located a close 15 minute proximity to the King Shaka International airport and farmers have added value with exclusive access to the secure Salt Rock Beach Club located at Tiffany’s Beach.

Live your legacy. Live Fairview Estates.

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ARTISAN LIVING

MACADAMIA CO-OP

Established with a sustainable, organic, farm ethos, farmers will have the opportunity to join the Macadamia Co-op where they can enjoy a small-to-medium-scale commercial farming venture, planting and harvesting macadamia nuts on their smallholding.

This allows for the inexperienced farmer to benefit from additional revenue generation while our experienced Farm Manager takes care of the farming.

COMMUNITY

Fairview Estates upholds a strong belief and commitment to living authentically by creating a strong community of farmers who subscribe to this ethos and ensuring every person who resides in the community is treated with respect and dignity. The Farm Owners Association (FOA) ensures mindful neighbourly living.

The Farm Owners Association (FOA) ensures mindful neighbourly living for a community of like-minded people all aspiring to live the life of their dreams. Fairview Estates offering is unique in that it affords us the opportunity to return to artisan, old fashioned living.

BEST IN CLASS SECURITY

Fairview Estates is surrounded by a best in class security fence with zoned alarms throughout, providing a safe environment for our community of farmers and their families to experience the freedom of living.

Access is controlled through a secure gatehouse that is manned 24 hours a day by professional security staff. The gatehouse security is in regular communication with an active patrol team who is ready to assist within a moments’ notice.

SALT ROCK – BEACH CLUB

Blending the natural world and coastal lifestyle, the Salt Rock Beach Club, located on Tiffany’s Beach, will add an extra layer of value to Fairview farmers and their families. The exclusive clubhouse offers its members and their families secure parking, direct access to the beach, an entertainment area, changing rooms and showers, storage facilities and a lounge with tea, coffee, print and internet facilities.

Lifetime membership is attached to your property and is limited to no more than 250 members – ensuring that the exclusivity will always be upheld.

LIVE WITH FREEDOM

Fairview Estates blends a traditional farm lifestyle and upbringing together with wholesome, nature-based living and boundless open spaces. With more than enough space for big (and small) pets and ‘free-range’ children to run around, this is freedom the way it used to be.

Fairview farmers can live off the grid and enjoy sustainable ‘farm to fork’ living by growing their own produce and living off their land. Hobby farming is encouraged, and with a community trade exchange and diverse small scale farming support systems offered, you can truly live the artisan way of life.

Surrounded by farmlands and with the estate itself home to extensive nature trails, Fairview Estates offers farmers and their families a range of top-quality shared facilities, including:

  • Horse trails
  • Running and hiking trails
  • Mountain bike trails
  • 2 dams for catch and release fishing
  • Picnic sites on the dam
  • Exclusive access to the Salt Rock Beach Club

FAQ’S

Fairview Estates offers a return to traditional farm living all within a secure, natural environment. The 480-hectare Fairview Estates offers wholesome, eco-conscious living on smallholdings of between 2 and 20 hectares. The vast size of the farms allows for the opportunity to keep both big (and small) pets, and being equestrian friendly, you can keep your horses on your land and enjoy rides through the scenic horse trails on the estate.

Farmers and their families are offered peace-of-mind through the provision of a best in class security system designed by the developers themselves. Fairview Estates will be setting new standards to secure community living and provides a safe environment for our farmers and their families to experience the freedom of living with boundless open spaces.

Established on a sustainable-living ethos, Fairview Estates is a working farm where farmers can choose to live off the grid and have natural water sourced from several boreholes throughout the incredibly secure community. Hobby farming is encouraged and farmers are able to live off their own organically grown produce or even enter into the Fairview Macadamia Co-op. With community trade exchanges and diverse small scale farming support systems offered, you can truly live the artisan way of life.

480ha surrounded by a fence line of 10km.

The developer has identified security as the highest priority in establishing these smallholdings where every farmer feels completely safe to enjoy a traditional farm lifestyle.

Fairview Estates is surrounded by 10kms of best in class security fencing with zoned alarms throughout, providing a safe environment for our community of farmers and their families to experience the freedom of living.

Perimeter Fence

The developers, in consultation with industry specialists, have designed an electric fence spec that they believe will set a new standard for gated estates. The fence will be 3 meters high and will have a combination of both 30 strand low voltage and high voltage electric fencing running on two zones and a weld mesh external barrier as well as a 1.5 meter off set with 20 strands of low voltage electric fencing around the entire perimeter of the estate and under dig protection. There will also be CCTV surveillance covering strategic areas along the fence and gates. The security fence construction commenced in November 2019 and is expected to be completed by Nov 2020.

Access and Egress

All access and egress points will be automatically controlled and monitored. The object of the system will be to allow free flow for farmers, but controlled access and egress for all other vehicles and personnel. It is intended that there will be a video record of all parties who have passed through the formalised access and egress points.

It is intended that the farmers and Holla Trails will have an access point into Fairview Estates on the Northern boundary, but this will only be on the condition that the design and functionality of the access point does not compromise the security of the estate.

The primary access point for all non-residents will be manned through a secure gatehouse on a 24-hour basis by professional security staff. The gatehouse security is in regular communication with an active patrol team who is ready to assist within a moments’ notice.

Guarding

The FEFA will have a guards to respond to fence and other alarms and guard/s manning the main gate 24 hours a day.

Farms start from 2 Ha (4 rugby fields/20,000 sqm) and range up to 20 Ha (200,000 sqm). The average plot size in surrounding estates is around 2000 sqm!

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Zoning will be Agri 1 (refer to KWADUKUZA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY SCHEME). Farmers are entitled to carry out any farming activity but subject to the approval of the FEFA in the event that the farming activity is obtrusive or unappealing. Farmers may also allow Nyathi Sugar Ridge to continue farming cane on the Estate in return for maintaining the roads and verges of those properties.

Apart from the specific servitudes for access to the individual portions on Fairview Estates, each farm within the FEFA will have a general-purpose servitude of 2.5 m around the entire perimeter as well as mountain bike and trail running servitude in favour of the Farmers Association but managed and maintained by Holla Trails. The outer perimeter farms will have a servitude along the security fence for both access for members and access to maintain and service the security fence.

The servitudes are registered in favour of the FEFA (or alternatively the relevant local authority), for the purpose of the provision of services and the general enjoyment of all members of the FEFA, subject to the FEFA rules.

For the quarry roads, Nyathi Sugar Ridge will be contracted by the owners to carry out the maintenance in return for the benefits of farming the sugar cane on Fairview Estates. Once that arrangement is terminated a contractor will be contracted to do that work.

The sealed surface roads will be maintained by FEFA.

In addition to the abundant amenities found in nearby Ballito, Fairview Estates offers farmers a range of top-quality shared areas, including:

  • Horse trails
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Trail running and walking trails
  • 2 dams for catch and release fishing
  • Picnic sites at the dam
  • Exclusive access to Salt Rock Beach Club
  • Low municipal levies
  • Gatehouse
  • Best in class security
  • Option to build two homes per plot
The Farm Association rules don’t allow more than 1 house per Ha and the municipal zoning legislation allows for 1 dwelling house and 1 homestead per farm.

Yes, all designs must comply with the architectural code and are subject to the approval of the FEFA design review committee. This is to ensure that standard within Fairview Estates is maintained.

The architectural code is however, fairly loose relying on style and colour palette to ensure a common theme through the community rather than a prescriptive demanding style. Click here to view the guidelines.

Designs must meet FEFA and Municipal approval before construction commences.

All domestic pets are allowed and there is no restriction on pet size. There is no number limit on the number of pets you can have however, pets may not be allowed to be a nuisance or cause a disturbance or annoyance to others through barking, howling, squawking, etc. and no pet may be left alone in a Dwelling for an extended period of time.

All standing sugar cane crops will continue to be farmed at no cost to you. Should you wish to have Nyathi Sugar Ridge continue farming the cane, this must be arranged between yourself and Nyathi Sugar Ridge.

There is also a Macadamia Co-op which gives all farm owners the option to engage in a small-to-medium-scale commercial farming venture, depending on interest. By opting into the Macadamia Co-op, our farmers are able to plant macadamia trees on their smallholding – anything from 1 to 40 Ha - all of which will be run by the estate co-op. The high expected yield after 7 years, means that investors achieve a similar profit per Ha as they would from a full-scale farm.

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