For many people, South Africa is a dream destination. This landscape and cultural diversity, the friendliness of the people and the good infrastructure attracts millions of tourists every year to the Southern tip of Africa. In particular, the Cape region, with the intoxicating metropolis of Cape Town and the many excellent wineries around the Stellenbosch area, is a hotspot for visitors from around the world.
Not a few of those who can afford it, look for attractive real estate projects, as an investment in this sector is particularly worthwhile, how the steadily rising prices impressively document. Especially sought-after are properties in gated communities in the Cape Town area, that can boast a high standard of construction. A very special resort project, that offers the serious horse lover all the desired options and optimal conditions, is the new Darling Green Estate. The last zoning approvals have just been granted by the municipality for this unique project. But even before the official sales campaign commenced, insiders have secured their piece of land with an intention to buy. Do not miss this opportunity to secure your piece of paradise just outside of Cape Town. POLO&LUXURY is proud to introduce you this unique upcoming resort project – Darling Green Estate.
The development consists of 139 residential stands: 11 one-hectare plots, 13 half-hectare plots, 55 plots of 1,200m2 and 60 plots of 900m2. In addition, 250 retirement homes with the opportunity of in-house care services and 100 crafters and mountain biker units, will be built. The 1 or 1⁄2 hectare sized plots offer the possibility of private horse keeping.
The developers offer standard houses in various sizes. It goes without saying that it is pos- sible to build your desired dream home with your own architect and builder. Particularly attractive are the one-hectare plots. Here, unique villas with a floor area of up to 1,000m2 can be realised. Two additional buildings like stables and a groom cottage are possible.
The Darling area and surrounds are ideal for riding, walking, hiking, mountain biking or running. The Darling Green Estate offers a lifestyle that is truly wholesome, with a wide selection of opportunities within the estate, and sur- rounds. The Darling Green Estate is situated adjacent to the Darling Sports Club, which hosts a 9-hole golf course, bowls and tennis. Owners of a plot Darling Green Estate automatically become members in the Sports Club. The membership to the Darling Sports Club includes bowling, tennis, and access to the well-maintained 9-hole golf course.
Owners of Darling Green Estate also have access to the rest of the 440 hectare property adjoining the estate, for mountain biking, horse riding and walking. The highlight for all horse lovers, will be the Equestrian Center with training opportunities for all equestrian disciplines. For polo players, a full-size field will be created, and a coach will be available for teaching.
Furthermore, Darling and surrounds is a mountain biking mecca. Darling Green Estate, in conjunction with World Sport, are putting Darling on the map to form part of the ‘big four’ cycling locations in the Western Cape, closing the loop of Durbanville, Paarl and Wel- lington. This will create in excess of 500km of exceptional mountain biking tracks.
The world speaks of climate protection, Darling Green sets a good ex- ample. The Solar Farm next door will providing the Darling Green Estate and surrounding municipality with green energy. Darling College (a private school from pre-primary to grade 7) is 20 years old. It is within walking distance from the Estate. A daily bus runs to Malmesbury and Curro Private School Langebaan. A bus to Melkbosstrand Private School, will be operating once the development has started. Security in Darling Green Estate is a crucial element and will include full perimeter electrified fencing with smart security, 24/7 access control, CCTV cameras and response monitoring to provide complete peace of mind to the residents.
About the lovely village Darling
Darling is a quaint village with a population of 10,400, in a farming area in the Western Cape region. Only an hour-long drive away from Cape Town, but a million miles away from the stresses and strains of city life. It is a vibrant town with a blend of old and new. Driving on the R27 along the West Coast, turning onto the R315, through hills of vineyards with spectacular wildflowers blooming in spring, to where Darling lies tucked away.
Darling is well-known for its wondrous natural beauty of the spring wild- flowers and the spring flower festival, held annually during September. Darling has a very good infrastructure (charming restaurants, schools, a 9-hole golf course and club, supermarkets, doctors, a dentist, veterinary clinic, wonderful wine estates and a museum), which gives visitors a charming reflection of 19th century lifestyle. Darling offers a lot for people who are looking for a natural, relaxed lifestyle not far from the mega city of Cape Town and the Cape Town international airport.
What’s in a name: Darling Green Estate
Darling Green Estate is a one of a kind green development, situated within the Swartland district municipality, which has been voted the greenest district municipality in the Western Cape for the last two years. Darling Green Estate itself will be a fully-fledged green estate. All homes will be required to install solar panels on their roofs and plans are in place with Genesis to have the estate exist entirely off the grid in terms of power. Rainwater will be harvested and recycling will be promoted in every household. A solar farm is planned on the adjacent land, starting off with a 1-megawatt plant. There are also plans to harvest gray water from the Sports Club.
Darling: Golden mile of wildflower season in South Africa
It all begins around mid-July taking place along South Africa’s magnificent West Coast, which is approximately an hour away from Cape Town city. With little warning and a little bit of magic, every coastal town and inland village, mountains and fields alike, are lit up in a rainbow of colour as an endless display of wildflowers burst into full bloom, transforming the once wintery-dull area into a mecca of vibrant shades.
Darling’s veld is unique in that it consists of an intermingling of various veld types. This situation is found nowhere else in the world. The Cape Floral Kingdom, with more than 12,000 species, is also the richest in species diversity. It is astounding that Darling contains more than 10% of the species count of the Cape Floral Kingdom in less than 1% of the area. If there was ever a ‘Golden Mile’ of the plant kingdom anywhere in the world, it must surely exist in Darling.
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