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Welcome to Mahathunzi

Welcome to Mahathunzi

A Premier wildlife estate 7 minutes from Hilton

Cocooned within 1000 hectares of beautiful terrain lies the Mahathunzi wildlife estate, a development that encompasses state-of-the-art, eco-friendly designs with the ambiance of living in a wildlife sanctuary. In very close proximity to Hilton Village, Pietermaritzburg, and Albert Falls Dam, this luxurious wildlife estate allows owners the freedom to design their very own luxurious and secluded home with all the environmentally savvy mod-cons, creating a wonderful atmosphere for low-key and exclusive living. Each of the 49 freehold properties (20 to 33 hectares) and homes on the estate will vary in size based on the owner’s personal designs.

Mahathunzi will appeal to those who desire to connect with the African landscape, yet still want to be able to access the delights of the city on demand. The estate will grant owners easy access to superb shopping facilities and private hospitals. For the water lovers, skippers and fishermen and women, Albert Falls Dam sits 2 kilometres away on the Umgeni River.

The overall concept and architectural style of Mahathunzi has been specifically designed so that each home disappears into the landscape – with flat living roofs and wrap around verandas to prevent light reflection for example. Each freehold property is essentially invisible to their neighbour, and therefore there are no minimum restrictions pertaining to the size of each home.

Low lying homes will have access to exquisite views of the bush and animals whereas homes situated on the picturesque hillside will be able to look out to Albert Falls Dam and surrounds. There will be no internal fences, and residents can traverse the entire reserve at their will.

Mahathunzi is a safe and secure environment for children to run around freely or enjoy an adventurous ride along the communal roads. Activities include; hiking/walking, cycling, game viewing, fishing, bird-watching, water skiing and sailing at Albert Falls Dam, as well as bass fishing to name a few. An equestrian centre is situated next door, allowing residents to stable there and ride out onto the estate.

Mahathunzi also supports well established populations of Wildebeest, Giraffe, Reedbuck, Eland, Kudu, Nyala, Blesbok, Zebra, Warthog, Jackal, abundant bird life and many other indigenous species – all living in an almost endless continuity of space not far from urbanization.

Mahathunzi is currently in the process of having the estate, along with Karkloof Safari Spa, proclaimed as a Nature Reserve. Two of the wonderful benefits of being declared a Nature Reserve is that the area outside the residential footprint is considered a conservation area, which is exempt from municipal rates and, that there will be no further development beyond what is envisaged now. It is also envisaged that the property will ultimately form part of a UNESCO biosphere, the Greater Umgeni Biosphere, a project which is driven by Wessa (Wildlife and Environmental Society of SA) and the Department of Environmental Affairs.

The salient features of Mahathunzi are:
• Excellent security
• Malaria-free
• Easy access from Hilton and Pietermaritzburg
• Close proximity to Pietermaritzburg and Durban airports
• 5 private hospitals within close proximity
• 50 kilometres of internal roads
• Close proximity to numerous good schools
• High speed internet
• Very low density

Each plot (excluding building) on Mahathunzi is currently being sold at a price of R4 milllion plus VAT.   Each property will vary in size (between 20 and 33 hectares in size).   To contact the developers, please kindly visit or email


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