An incredible location on KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast allows Palm Lakes Family Estate to offer residents the ultimate combination of carefree living and modern day convenience. Situated in the Tinley Manor area just North of Ballito, Palm Lakes is just a stone’s throw from a variety of exciting attractions associated with this growing seaside community; while the undulating hills, wetlands and lakes that make up the estate’s landscape provide for tranquil, easy living at one with nature.
The town of Ballito, a few minutes drive from Palm Lakes Family Estate, boasts fantastic shopping and entertainment options, and beautiful, safe beaches. The stretch of coastline from the Tongaat River (South of Ballito) to the Umhlali River in the North is commonly known as the Dolphin Coast.
Due to the vast number of dolphins and whales that have made this area their playground, catching a glimpse of these beautiful sea creatures is a given.
Shopping & Entertainment
Perfectly located on the North Coast, Palm Lakes Family Estate is a short trip from a selection of superb shopping centres in Ballito (The Lifestyle Centre, Ballito Junction and Ballito Bay to name a few) as well as the recently opened Tiffany’s Centre just 5 minutes away in Salt Rock. With so many retail options to choose from, Palm Lakes residents are assured that their every shopping need will be met, from groceries and department stores to fashion, beauty, entertainment, real estate and car dealerships. The North Coast also boasts an assortment of excellent restaurants promising a superb culinery experience, including Italian, Portuguese, Mediterranean and many more; as well as many well known national restaurant chains.
Magnificent golden beaches are a hallmark of KwaZulu Natal’s North Coast. The lagoon at Tinely Manor offers safe fun in the water for families, while the beaches at Shaka’s Rock and Sheffield are firm favourites among holiday makers. Ballito’s main bathing beach, Willard Beach, has achieved Blue Flag status, and provides safe swimming with qualified lifeguards 7 days a week and is protected by shark nets.
Golfing enthusiasts will not find Ballito lacking in superb courses to test their skills on the green. The 4 courses in the area (Simbithi Country Club, Prince’s Grant Golf Estate, Umhlali Country Club and Zimbali Golf Estate) all make for challenging games in unique settings with breathtaking views. In addition, Palm Lakes residents can perfect their swing at the Golf Driving Range, conveniently located adjacent to the estate.
Nature and Wildlife
Nature lovers can enjoy the Dolphin Coast’s wide and exotic range of flora and fauna at one of the many nature reserves, wildlife parks, hiking trails and picnic sites in the area. Hluluwe-Umfolozi Game Park, Harold Johnson Nature Reserve and the Glenshaka Trail are a just 3 nearby attractions definitely worth a visit.
Any fisherman will tell you that Ballito is the best spot for rock fishing along the North Coast. The Tongaat River mouth, south of Ballito, is famous for its excellent Cob fishing from May through September. A license is required to fish these waters, obtainable from the Ballito Post Office.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
The Dolphin Coast offers wonderful reefs (such as Sheffield Reef, Tiffany’s Reef, Big Bream Reef and Lemon Fish Reef) to perfect the art of scuba diving. A number of qualified diving instructors operating from Ballito can provide instruction and equipment to novices and beginners in this fantastic sport.