The Edenhof Conservation Estate is the first of its kind in South Africa, a sustainable Green, Eco- Friendly Estate in the most beautiful rural setting amongst rare species of Fynbos and roaming game.
Standing on an impressive 1000 hectares of pristine Fynbos in a conservation area overlooking the picturesque Tulbagh Valley, the Edenhof Conservation Estate has just commenced its new ‘green’ residential development. Comprising of just fifty plots across the entire estate, each with incredible 270-degree views of the Valley, this development is unique in every sense.
Each house on this exclusive and sustainable conservation estate is to be designed by an architect of the owner’s choice, following guidelines that won’t compromise the environment of this un-spoilt landscape but will allow for unique and exciting ‘green’ design. The substantial plots range in size from 1700 to 2300 square meters and the building footprint within each plot is 500 square meters, allowing for split-level, unobtrusive ecological design and construction.
Before being granted planning permission on the basis that it had minimal physical and visual impact on the environment, Edenhof envisioned creating a ‘green’ development using sustainable architectural design and local materials. Being pioneers in South African eco-friendly building the Edenhof Estate has made solar water heating, grey water recycling, rain water harvesting, solar control and the use of advanced glazing products for large openings compulsory. Home owners are also encouraged to install solar under floor heating where possible too.
With the estate only minutes away from the national monuments, restaurants, shops, and theatre of the historic town of Tulbagh, the successful implementation of the “conservation” element at Edenhof will add the touch of ‘green’ needed to complete this beautiful town’s picture.