Nondela Drakensberg Mountain Estate is a sprawling 2607-hetare estate located in the Northern Drakensberg. It lies on the boarder of the Free State and Kwa-Zulu Natal provinces embracing a rich cultural history. It is 340km (211 miles) and 258km (160 miles) away from the major urban centers of Johannesburg and Durban, respectively. The estate features a breathtaking 18-hole Ernie Els Signature Golf Course, complete with a valley and a natural waterfall. The development will hold 2000 exceptionally designed homes and boutique hotel. The homes will be uniquely built with top of the range amenities.
The development is a lifestyle estate that caters for a diverse group of people, from adventure seekers (who will be able to explore the many offerings including hiking trails, rock climbing, quad biking and ziplining), to our leisure seekers who will enjoy a more tranquil time spent at our wellness centre, indoor and outdoor pools as well as star gazing. Our sustainability offering makes sure that Nondela is not only eco-friendly, but that it is also self-sufficient. Nondela will offer a farmers’ market that is local to the greater Drakensberg area which will offer produce that is farmed in Nondela. Making it a holistic process from seed to table. What will be produced? Herbs, honey, fruits and much more.
Nondela was conceptualized with a strong focus on preserving the indigenous habitat, whilst replicating the natural ambience of the spaciousness and serenity of the mountain environment in the design of the development.
The development is a prestigious estate. An abundance of water both on and near the estate provides the basis for activities such as fly-fishing. Interesting rock formations sculpted by the elements over time, deep gorges, waterfalls and indigenous paper bark trees form part of a rich ecology to delight birders, mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians. Activities along the line of paragliding and abseiling ensure that the needs of the more adventurous members of the family are not ignored, while heritage sites on the estate along with the nearby world heritage site uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park provide interesting perspectives of the past.