Office: 035 340 2751

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the major components of Zini River Estate?

The estate covers 175 hectares of which half will be used for 280 free standing sites and 60 sectional title serviced residential units, and phase three comprises of 13 “Farm Style” stands  as they range from 7 000m2 to 21 000m2. The balance will be given over to conservation and common areas to create a truly natural environment for residents.


Is bond finance available?

Yes. Tamryn Devitt, on behalf of the developers, can arrange finance exclusively through one of SA's leading bond originators.


Can owners use their own builder to construct their house?

Yes, provided that the builder is registered with NHBRC and Master Builders Association and is approved by the Design Review Committee. Builders will be required to abide by Building Contractors Rules as specified by the Zini River Estate Home Owners Association (ZREHOA).


Are there any limitations to the size of the house a purchaser can build?

Yes. Houses may not be more than two story’s high in phase one and can cover up to 35% of the stand with a maximum floor area of 500m2 and a minimum of 130m2 excluding verandas and garaging. Phase two has prescriptive footprints, levels and elevations in order to protect the views of each stand.


When must building commence?

There is no specific time period in which to build, but for the period in which the stand remains vacant, a vacant stand levy of R1 000 pa will apply. These funds will be used to maintain the stand as well as the planting of trees and the eradication of alien plant species on the estate.


What levies are payable?

An initial levy is payable by purchasers to the Zini River Estate levy stabilisation fund. After transfer reasonable levies are payable per month to the ZREHOA.


How are the Estate conservation areas managed?

The conservation areas are managed in terms of the Estate's Environmental Management Programme (EMP) by the ZREHOA. This ensures that the Estate makes a positive contribution to the Mtunzini Conservancy and the environment in general so that all residents will be able to enjoy the benefits of the conservation areas. Over 10 000 trees have been planted and there is a continuous process of conservation enhancement.


What activities are available on the Estate?

  • Bird Watching
  • Picnicking
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing
  • Walking
  • River barge cruise (incurs a cost) – enquiries are to be made at the office.