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Find tranquillity, only a stone’s throw away from the city

Situated amongst rolling hills and open fields, Royalston Coastal Wildlife Estate is a 1,000ha secured residential reserve in Port Elizabeth where residents escape the commotion of the city and interact harmoniously with nature.

For those who wish to downscale but not compromise on luxury and comfort, a new Lifestage Village has joined the luxurious residential line-up.

About Royalston Coastal Wildlife Estate

A thousand head of free-roaming game drift between homes as they visit the extensive lake and watering holes, while leisure bomas and bush campsites are interspersed around the reserve for barbecue or picnics with friends and family.

Set with views of the ocean, it’s conveniently close to a variety of schools, shopping centres, private medical facilities, and leisure options.

Royalston Coastal Wildlife Estate is one of the Eastern Cape’s largest gazetted private nature reserves, boasting many critically endangered species. Animals and game to be found include zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, sable antelope, eland, nyala, kudu, waterbuck, impala, reedbuck, springbuck, bushbuck, blue duiker, bush pig, warthog, honey badger and otters.

A coastal protected forest with strandveld and fynbos is classified as a Critical Biodiversity Area. Bordering the lake, large yellowwood, milkwood and wild olive trees form canopies which provide sanctuary to a vast array of birdlife, including the Knysna loerie, secretary bird, fish eagle, spotted eagle owl and waterfowl.

Secure and convenient lifestyle

The estate is guarded and patrolled 24 hours a day, coupled with rapid armed response teams to provide residents with security and peace of mind.

Hiking and mountain biking trails

Families are able to leisurely explore and stroll through the reserve’s numerous natural trails made by the wandering wildlife. Venturing a little further into the forest, residents share varied coastal woodland trails with the wildlife.

Fishing and leisure

Residents can enjoy a game drive through the open grasslands which eventually leads to the banks of Port Elizabeth’s largest freshwater lake. Here fish eagles, long-crested eagles, spotted eagle owls and birdlife can be appreciated, while residents can also enjoy kayaking or fishing for bass and tilapia. The designated picnic and barbeque areas showcase the serene setting, which is dispersed between the edge of the forest and banks of the lake.

Dog park

Another great feature is the extensive enclosed dog park which includes picnic benches and a play area to entertain children. The park has been designed with a water feature and shaded areas for hot days, allowing pets to roam under owner’s supervision.

For more information on the Royalston Coastal Wildlife Estate, phone 041 372 2113, email or, or visit their website.

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