15.5 ha Farm in Alverstone
R 5 995 000
Tyson Properties-Upper Highway
15.5 ha Farm in Alverstone
R 5 995 000Can I afford this?
The perfect Haven nestled in verdant and virgin indigenous forest. A totally unique biosphere with diverse Flora and Fauna on 38 acres. A One of a kind find in the whole of the Upper Highway area. A charming family home and self-contained cottage, Harvey tile over thatch. Both are light, bright and airy. Open plan family living in the main home, with a separate formal lounge. Convenient direct access into the home from the garaging. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a guest loo. Great potential for a really spacious flat or studio with own entrance. There are balconies off the bedrooms, and a view deck for game spotting in our magical summer evenings.
The private and freestanding cottage is also open plan with a single en-suite bedroom, balcony, and of course a spectacular bush view. Paths lead down into the forest and meander the property. There is a dam, and a designated additional building site for another dwelling. A tranquil and spiritual retreat for the mind, body and soul. A truly special place, yet only 10 minutes from the Centre of Hillcrest and the M13 Freeway.
Indigenous Flora and Fauna (Natal Mistbelt Forest) includes: Trees - White Stinkwood, White Ironwood, Pigeonwood, Lemonwood, Greenstem Corkwood, Knobwood, Weeping boerbean, Strelitzia, Large Leafed Dragon Tree, Broom Cluster Fig, Forest Fig, Flat Crown, Paperbark Thorn, Umzimbeet, Thorny Rope, Coral Tree, Dwarf Coral Tree, Cape Ash, Mitzeeri, Wild Poplar, Wild Plum, Red Beech, Red Currant, Forest False Currant, Common Forest Grape, Cross Berry, Natal Bushwillow, Forest Bushwillow, Water Berry, Forest Berry, Cabbage Tree, cape Beech, Quinine Tree, Halleria Lucida, Wild Pomegranate, Weeping Brides Bush, Black Bird Berry. Plants - Aloes - various, Cycads - various, Clivias, Wild Dagga, Crassula Ovata and Tree Ferns.
Mammals - Grey & Blue Duiker, Bushbuck, Slender Mongoose, Water Mongoose, White tailed Mongoose, Porcupine, Bush Pig, Hyrax (Rock), Caracal and Vervet Monkeys.
Birds - African Crowned Eagle, Martial Eagle, Long Crested Eagle, African Fish Eagle, African Harrier Hawk, Brown Snake Eagle, Steppe Buzzard, Yellow Billed Kite, Spotted Eagle Owl, Wood Owl, Turaco - Purple Crested & Knysna, Cuckoo - Red Chested, Black, Diederik & Emerald, Sunbird - Amethyst, Greater Double Collared & Collared, Natal Nightjar, African Hoopoe, Buff Spotted Pufftail, Puffback, Guinee Fowl, Natal franklin (Spurfowl), Narina Trogan, Cardinal Woodpecker, African Paradice Flycatcher, Black Collared Barbet, African Golden Oriole, Starling - Cape Glossy, Violet Backed & Red Winged, Speckled Mousebird, Cape White Eye, Trumpeter Hornbill, Burchell's Coucal, Brown-Hooded Kingfisher, Egyptian Geese, Ibis - Hadeda & African Sacred, Hammerkop, Fork Tailed Drongo, Thrush - Olive & Kurrichane, Grey Cuckooshrike, Swifts, Swallows, Batis, Bulbul, Boubou, Bush Shrike, Chats, Weavers, Doves, Falcons, Larks, Martins, Finch's, Mannikins, Pipits, Ravens, Robin-Chat, Sparrows, Tchagra's, Tit's and Wagtails.
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Nestled in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, Hillcrest has a slightly cooler and less humid climate than other parts of Durban. It’s a family-friendly suburb, with many private schools, parks and kid-friendly restaurants. Estate living is very common, with many estates boasting well-kept golf courses. Built amongst rolling hills, houses have magnificent views of the valley and lush, surrounding hills. Just 30 minutes from Durban city centre, Hillcrest is away from the hustle and bustle. The area has a great sense of community, and a mix of country and cosmopolitan lifestyles.Find out more about Hillcrest