Stunning prime The Islands residential stand, offers magnificent mountain views and broader than usual canal frontage. This stand is at the end of the road, very private and has amazing waterview down the length of the canal, with a mooring area on the lip of the stand.
The Islands Estate, situated on 102 ha of prime land on the southern banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam adjoining Pecanwood Golf Estate, is aptly referred to as South Africa's inland Riviera. The property, developed as a marina, came about as result of the culmination of many ideas by a creative development team.
A key feature of the project is a system of canals - six kilometres of navigable water at various points in the estate, with islands and jetties to accommodate boats. The canals meander between exquisitely designed waterfront homes.
The water in the canal is continuously circulated through an artificial wetland system consisting of a series of interconnecting dams covered with water-loving plants and reeds to ensure water quality of a high standard.
Access from the canals to the Hartbeespoort Dam is made possible by means of bi-directional water locks, with a similar system connecting the lower and upper canals. The bi-directional water lock allows for lowering or rising of six boats at a time (three up and three down) at the two water locks.
The vast park area adjoining a sports oval and terraced amphitheatre on one side and the remaining space on the other comprises three dams with connecting streams through which water is circulated constantly.
The estate is serviced with paved or asphalt roads, paved sidewalks with lawned verges, allowing extensive walks or runs on the Estate. A small population of Springbok has taken up residence at The Islands Estate and birdlife has since completion of the canal and wetland increased considerably.
The estate provides and maintains its own water needs and purify its wastewater that ultimately gets re-used for irrigation.