Cathkin Estate, situated in the picturesque and tranquil Champagne Valley in Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal offers freehold sites with exquisite and unobstructed views of the majestic Drakensberg Mountain range.

Cathkin Estates is a conservation and wildlife reserve in Champagne Valley and is nestled up against the Okhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site.  It covers 1,054 hectares of virgin grasslands, indigenous forests and crystal clear mountain streams.  It is also home to an abundance of animal and plant species, making it the largest private game reserve in the Drakensberg.

The development consists of 5 Villages, comprising 230 freehold stands covering less than 2% of the total estate. Each site is purchased with a complete infrastructure of tar roads, water supply and electricity. Filtered water is piped from a dam high in the catchment area to each village, supplying residents with free water.  Freehold properties are a scarce commodity in the Champagne Valley, so it is with delight that new stands are being made available.  With a wide choice of magnificent views, with bondable stands suitable for both conventional and split level designs, don’t let this unique opportunity pass you by.

Build your dream home in the most sought-after part of the Drakensberg, a haven where nature conservation takes precedence over commercial exploitation, giving you the opportunity to live as one with nature.  With villages positioned in the northern reaches of the estate, nature is preserved while ensuring all homes enjoy clear berg views and the convenience of proximity to the Valley’s varied attractions and amenities.

The development of contemporary Ecobuild Homes on the estate is an initiative of the developers, to provide finished units at competitive prices and facilitate a stress-free journey to occupation. Several of the premier plots have been reserved by the developers, selected as the ideal sites for development. The first two homes are positioned in Village 3 and the first has been completed and is ready for viewing.  Since this is a freehold property, owners may rent it out, provided the estate’s Conduct Rules are followed.

Transfer duty is not applicable.

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Village 5 - Price List and Layout

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Cathkin Estate features

  • 24/7 patrolled security
  • Freehold sites
  • Protected wildlife reserve
  • Detailed environmental plan
  • Mountain views
  • Trails and hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Game
  • Trout fishing

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For example Steyn City or Eden Island