OceanDune Sibaya: Connect with nature in the Hawaan Forest

At the heart of KwaZulu-Natal’s idyllic landscapes, a unique fusion of contemporary living and untouched natural beauty awaits – OceanDune. Situated on the stunning North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, this jewel offers its residents a spectacular vista of the Indian Ocean and the tranquil Hawaan Forest.

OceanDune Sibaya – An oasis of coastal properties

OceanDune is the epitome of luxury living. With its modern designed apartments, it has become a coveted destination for those seeking an unrivalled lifestyle in KwaZulu-Natal. These upmarket apartments offers a blend of contemporary design and natural beauty that provides residents with an unparalleled living experience. From spacious interiors to breath-taking ocean views and the serene atmosphere of the Sibaya Coastal Precinct.

OceanDune’s proximity to Hawaan Forest, one of the last remaining coastal dune forests in South Africa, further elevates the appeal of living in Sibaya. This lush sanctuary provides residents with a tranquil retreat and a chance to connect with nature as they step outside their door.

Being within the prestigious Sibaya Coastal Precinct and OceanDune in particular means residents will be able to access the forest walkways which meander through the protected coastal forest to ultimately arrive at the Umdloti beachfront. The Sibaya Coastal Precinct also boasts 75km of jogging and walking trails throughout.

Hawaan Forest – A snapshot of nature’s grandeur

The Hawaan Forest is a true testament to KZN’s timeless beauty. The forest grows along the coast, upon an 18 000 year old sand dune. It measures 80 hectares and has a huge diversity of plant, animal and bird life.

Over 140 indigenous trees have been identified, some of which are extremely rare. If you walk through the forest you may spot one of the oldest forest residents, the buffalo thorn tree, which is believed to be over 400-years old.

The Hawaan Forest is protected with strict rules for developers within the area, ensuring a 40m buffer around the forest. It is currently under the guardianship of the Wildlife and Environment Society of Southern Africa (WESSA) and is owned and managed by the Tongaat Hulett Group.

The green jewels of the Forest

Plant life is abundant in the Hawaan Forest. You can find gems such as the Natal Strangler Fig, Forest Toad Tree, and the Broad-leaved Quinine Tree, amongst others. The forest’s enchanting undergrowth is speckled with a variety of ferns and wildflowers, creating an awe-inspiring scene that soothes the senses.

Fauna – The Forest’s vibrant inhabitants

In addition to its rich plant life, the Hawaan Forest, is a refuge for a variety of animal species. The Forest is a must for a nature and bird lovers, and is home to an array of insects, mollusks, and an assortment of mammals. These include the elusive Blue Duiker, Bushbuck & Genet, you might catch sight of a monitor lizard basking in the sun, a python or even a dwarf chameleon, adding a prehistoric charm to the forest scene.

Nature at Your Doorstep

Living within OceanDune and having the Hawaan Forest at your doorstep offers residents a world of adventure, tranquility, and natural beauty that few other locations can rival. It’s not just about luxury estate living; it’s also about immersing yourself in the richness and diversity that nature has to offer.

Whether it’s starting your day with a refreshing jog amidst the serene ambiance of the forest or ending it with a relaxing walk, OceanDune living offers an experience like no other.

The Legacy of the Hawaan Forest

The Hawaan Forest’s enduring existence provides an invaluable glimpse into our natural heritage and serves as a poignant reminder of the harmonious relationship that can exist between development and nature. This forest is not merely a natural sanctuary but an irreplaceable treasure that adds immeasurable value to your OceanDune property.

At OceanDune, we are proud to offer a living experience that doesn’t simply coexist with nature, but embraces, respects, and protects it. We invite you to experience the allure of Sibaya KZN. Discover the wonders of the Hawaan Forest and understand why buying real estate within OceanDune is an investment in a lifestyle connected to nature for you and your family.

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