A chip and a putt from nature

A chip and a putt from Port Elizabeth’s suburbia lies an estate that offers the freedom of an outdoor lifestyle with the security of a gated community.

The Sardinia Bay Golf & Wildlife Estate, now in its third phase of development, sprouted from the rolling pastures of an old dairy farm.

Individually-designed homes overlook a full-length nine-hole golf course, meticulously groomed and cared for using environmentally friendly methods.

Aside from indigenous flora, it boasts “hazards” such as zebra, eland and wildebeest which, residents say, are particularly active at sunrise and sunset.

The wildlife includes a boisterous bird community that bathe in the reclaimed water of five new ponds, four of which are interlinked to form an onsite dam.

The restored farmhouse guards the first tee and houses the clubhouse and a restaurant, which has a reputation for simple food done really well.

The ultra-modern recreation centre is ideal for community gatherings, while residents frequent the pool on hot days and balmy evenings or after a session on the tennis court.

Several scenic trail walks criss-cross the Sardinia Bay Golf and Wildlife Estate, which features secure fencing along its 4.8km perimeter, security zones, CCTV and 24-hour security guards.

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