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October 2016




Sappi Mandeni has entered into a joint venture with the eLan Property Group to develop Mandeni’s first ever gated estate, known as Jackalberry Residential Estate, named after the high population of Jackalberry trees in the area.

Jackalberry Estate is found inland on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, located near Tugela Mouth and Zinkwazi beach. Only one hour North of Durban is one of South Africa’s first entry level secure estates, comprising of 385 houses, starting at R450 000 up to R 1000 000 for the larger homes facing the golf course and The Tugela River.

Jackalberry Residential Estate will be a first of its kind in the area and will offer value for money.  Currently, 90% of the properties brought to the market for sale are already occupied with tenants creating a sense of urgency for out of town buyers to capitalize on the free standing, two and three bedroom homes which can be purchased to live in or as an investment.

The estate will comprise of an already existing 10-hole golf course with eighteen tee boxes, a family-friendly events centre, bar, restaurant, gatehouse, 24-hour security and electrified fencing extending around the entire estate which residents and tenants will be able to make use of.

Developers are currently breaking ground as the first 400m’s of the surrounding fence line and palisade fencing on the southern side of the estate is being erected.

“We now look forward to the new gatehouse being built in the New Year, (this will be complete within six months), followed by phase 2 – 6 which is subject to zoning, this will comprise of housing, schools, sports arenas, commercial and retail in the area. The purpose for this, among many others is to create a secure lifestyle for Jackalberry Estate’s residents and to increase the value of homes within the estate.” said Andrew Thompson, eLan Property Group Development Director.

To celebrate this milestone, the developers invited the local Mayor, Mr Siphesihle Zulu and his dignitaries, surrounding school principals, church heads, local businesses, eLan Property Group and Sappi staff members, professional teams as well as the Media to witness the official ribbon cutting ceremony, undertaken by the Mayor himself on Wednesday, October 26th.

The afternoon included a networking session coupled with snacks and drinks, a briefing on the Jackalberry Estate phase 1 and progress to date presented by Andrew Thompson. Naresh Naidoo, General Manager of Sappi KZN also mentioned his excitement about the projected plans for the estate within the next few months.

Mr Zulu later shared his views of the positive impact, the estate will have on the Mandeni community with regards to safety, security, the potential for job creation and more. “The municipality will throw its maximum support into the project until the project obtains its expected objectives.” Said Mr Siphesihle Zulu

In closing, Naresh Naidoo, Mark Taylor (eLan Property Group CEO) and the Mayor officially cut the green ribbon showing their support toward the project.

Company Details

eLan Property Group is dedicated to developing environmentally sustainable, strategically located and economically viable developments in South Africa and abroad. eLan has become a leader in real estate marketing and sales, sales of hospitality investment projects and more recently diversified into other investment opportunities. For more information, visit the website:

Issued by: eLan Property Group

Tel: 0614272476| Contact Sales Executives: Bonny Muringai: [email protected] | Julie Naidoo: [email protected]