This sub-tropical paradise is situated on a ridge, high above Sheffield Beach (a stone's throw from Ballito), with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. Brettenwood Coastal Estate combines the security and facilities of a gated residential estate, with the privacy of a conventional exclusive neighbourhood.


Beautiful design, reminiscent of Frank Lloyd-Wright, captures light and views, while taking the sensitive sub-tropical climate into account. Mainlines and cantilevers, large windows and glass walls seemingly integrate the landscape into the building. Natural materials and colours, spacious patios and the creation of private spaces and outdoor rooms create a unique and refined lifestyle.

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Brettenwood Coastal Estate combines the security and facilities of a gated residential estate, with the privacy of a conventional exclusive neighbourhood, all homes on the estate have surroundings such as glade forest, grassland, water frontage, coastal forest or seaview. Stands are clustered in villages as small as five units and these villages are protected from each other visually by foliage, natural ridges, waterways or planted tree lines. The higher density areas are tucked into three amphitheatres and are set well below the ridge lines. All these areas are again surrounded by coastal forest bands.



Take a boat ride to view whales and dolphins or simply relax on the beach. Pick mussels from nearby rock pools or catch fresh crayfish for dinner. Enjoy a round of golf at one of six nearby championship golf courses. Over the years indigenous trees have created a natural canopy of shade over the old tram-line that was used to transport sugar to the mills and runs across the entire estate. This forms the basis of a magnificent 3km walking trail throughout the estate.



Four distinct eco-zones exist side by side, creating a diverse haven of plant, animal and birdlife. All homes have a planting palette depending on which eco-zone they fall into. Coastal forest, grasslands and wetlands attract a wide variety of birds and small animals. Enjoy the natural beauty from bird hides. A magnificent 3km walking trail throughout the estate meanders through wetland areas, grasslands and both glade and coastal forest areas. In addition there are forest walks and a trail down to the beach.

Sheffield Beach

Sheffield Beach

Sheffield Beach is situated along the superb Dolphin Coast approximately 10km north of Ballito. Although known for a rocky northern coastline, Sheffield Beach does offer an ideal bathing area, as well as some beautifully sheltered coves and rock pools, ideal for snorkelling. Scuba diving and spear-fishing are also very popular. Other attractions and activities include surfing, horse riding and golf.

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Areas near to Brettenwood Coastal Estate

Zimbali Coastal Resort, Zimbali Lakes Resort,


Brettenwood Coastal Estate residents have easy access to the area’s excellent primary and high schools. Ashton International College and Crawford College North Coast are 8km and 15km away, respectively. Other nearby schools include Trinity Preparatory and High School in Palm Lakes, Curro Mt Richemore Preparatory and High School and Umhlali Primary School.


Netcare’s Alberlito Hospital is only 8km south of Brettenwood’s main gate. In line with Ballito's rapid expansion, this facility has been designed to accommodate future growth and will ultimately develop into a much larger hospital. Brettenwood will launch its own Assisted Living Frail Care Centre in the first quarter of 2017. It will be the first of its kind on the North Coast.


Tiffany’s Super Spa is only just around the corner from the Brettenwood main gate. The new Ballito town centre is only 8km's drive from Brettenwood and offers a comprehensive shopping experience. Nearby shopping centers include the Ballito Lifestyle Centre and Ballito Junction. Both these shopping complexes are wheelchair friendly and offer free and secure 24-hour parking. The Gateway Theatre of Shopping, one of the largest malls in the southern hemisphere, is only 30 minutes’ drive south of Brettenwood.


Umhlanga and Durban can be reached within 30 and 45 minutes, respectively. The Wild Coast (south), Drakensberg (west) and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Games Reserve, as well as the St Lucia World Heritage Site (north) are within a 2-2.5 hour travelling radius. King Shaka International Airport is 20 minutes' drive away.

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