07 Dec Youth Lifestyle
Many of our younger family members are accustomed to the restrictions of city and urban life during the year and we thought it would be a good idea to identify some of the local facilities available to them.
Within the Zimbali area, the youngsters have the freedom to roam around our ‘safe’ and beautifully tranquil Estate, which offers an un-paralleled eco-system and a healthy natural environment. This lifestyle does not require any parental guidance or assistance.
There is tennis, cycling, walking, jogging, searching for buck or bird/butterfly watching. The Estate has many nature trails to explore and there is an abundance of flora and fauna to be found on the Estate. Golf can be played with a qualified driver for the golf cart or there is the driving range.
There is the beach node with a 1000 m² swimming pool complex, a kiosk where they can meet friends and have a snack meal and a 3km pristine beach with dune vegetation and aquatic interests along its length. Here is an opportunity to fish or collect shells or a group of youngsters can take a ball and have their own game of beach cricket, football or volleyball. Even a beach walk to Ballito along our beautiful coastline is a pleasurable and rewarding experience.
There is also the golf cart path to Ballito via the north gate provided for all families to access the town without having to go by car. This is a lovely walk and there are a variety of interests including shops, cafes, clubs, a library, a gym, swimming beaches, rocks and fishing. (Remember though, drivers need to be in possession of a valid drivers license to drive a golf cart in Zimbali)
Take a walk along the Boardwalk from Zimbali to Willards Beach with the opportunity to spot a school of dolphins along the way. Willards Beach is the fun place to be at holiday times with music, youth competitions etc – there is always something happening there! How about some surfing or body boarding at Salmon Bay or some snorkeling around the rocks? Fishing is available and equipment can be hired. How about some kite flying? Dolphin watching boat trips are also available from Salmon Bay.
Alternatively, have friends to the home for snooker/pool/table tennis, a board game, darts, a swim, and some music or TV/Computer games. Make a little competition between your friends! Then there is always DSTV or that favourite book you have been meaning to read all year.