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....elcome to your 2013 estate mag, hope you enjoy the read! We will print this magazine 2x a year (April and Oct) so remember to send in all your interesting bits and info and especially your photo’s - we love hearing from you. The estate has only seen phenomenal growth over the last few months ( year +) and it is an estate we are very proud to be associated with .. what wonderful ideas your “management” team have ... a doggy park? WOW! The estates lifestyle offering is really diverse and amazing and caters for many needs. I always love reading the meet the neighbours bit and getting a real sense of what residents love about this estate. This edition we get to meet 2 happy Palm Lakes families! Thank you to the Martin and Phillips families for sharing their story with us this edition !! I really enjoy getting all the updates and seeing this fast growing estate come up with more and more value added bits and really hope you enjoy the read too... Keep warm as “ SA Winter” is around the corner again, and just like that another year is flying past ... remember those roses!!!

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orinda and t he EP team

Should you require any information regarding the estate, please contact any of the following persons: ESTATE MANAGER Chris Mathews

Estate Manager.

078 801 1569 | chris@plhoa.co.za

Wilma Prinsloo

084 404 2334 | wilma@plhoa.co.za

Assistant Estate Manager.

Security Control Centre: 078 547 7182 (24 hours) 072 252 6209 (24 hours) PALM LAKES HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION (PLHOA) • Estate Managing Agents Ballito Estates (Contact:Barbara Shingler ) 032 946 2055 E-mail: barbara@ballito-estates.co.za General HOA enquiries: enquiries@plhoa.co.za chris@plhoa.co.za wilma@phloa.co.za • BODY CORPORATE MANAGING AGENTS Ballito Estates (Contact: Barbara Shingler) 032 946 2055 E-mail: barbara@ballito-estates.co.za

RANDOM Did you know that? • Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than for the US Treasury. • The Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters. • Men can read smaller print than women; women can hear better. • City with the most Rolls Royce’s per capita: Hong Kong

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Dear Residents, elcome to the first edition of our Palm Lakes Magazine for 2013. Palm Lakes is booming and taking great shape, not only are the numbers of houses that are coming out of the ground impressive, but our sales are also flourishing! We are therefore constructing new roads which will then also result in the release of 130 new stands. With the last available apartment from the developers stock being sold in April. The popularity of Sunset Place is widespread, Phase 1 is almost sold out and we have now launched Phase 2 which will consist of 12 units, all of these being 3 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. These units have been designed bigger than Phase 1. Residents can look forward to being surrounded by the tranquillity of nature and their beautiful sun kissed gardens. Recently launched is our Palm Lakes Retirement Estate, the open weekend was a huge success with more than 70 interested couples visiting Palm Lakes. We eagerly anticipate the starting of the development in the second half of this year.

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Welcome to Palm Lakes Magazine by Wim Sak

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estate managers letter by Chris Mathews

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Numz Island Adventure Park confirmed this morning that all their plans are in place and the park will open on the first of March 2014. Residents and especially enthusiastic children are looking forward to this great opening. Many people from Durban to Richards Bay are curiously phoning for information regarding Numz Island Adventure Park, which is planned to have the following attractions; kiddies zone, water slides, white water rafting, conference centre, BMX kids cycle track, laser and paint ball arena, survivor park, skateboarding, mountain bike centre and many more exciting adventures and activities. Advtech and Trinity House has officially announced the greatly anticipated opening of their high school which is expected in January 2014. The Ballito, North Coast area has developed at a rapid rate, with growing families, there is the growing need for more schools and as we all know, this area is in desperate need of another high school, which will greatly benefit the whole community. We hope you enjoy reading all the latest news and developments of the estate and thank you for your continued support.

CEO Royal Palm Property Holdings

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Meet the Sarafidis family

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CONSERVATION AND WILD LIFE

Meet the Neighbours, Tessa & .........rodney Phillips

Palm lakes Retirement village

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Development of sunset Palce

Odds and ends from palm ...... lakes estate

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Bass fishing Competition on ........palm lakes estate


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hat famous cliché “How time flies” is most appropriate for our Palm Lakes Estate.

As we move into autumn we see the colours changing around us. Tree leaves taking on hues of red’s and orange, the veld grasses changing from bright to dull green and then to shades of brown. If one looks carefully at the seed heads of the grasses you will see that most of them have been stripped by our abundant bird life on the estate. Many of our colourful birds are now putting on their winter dress and this makes it a bit more difficult for our inspiring, growing number of new ornithologist to get their bird ID’s correct, remember you are welcome to phone with any queries you might have. The rains have been very good this year and our lakes are holding a good supply of water going into winter which means that our keen gardeners can look forward to having enough free water for their gardens during the drier months ahead. People and visitors who have not visited Palm Lakes in the last year now drive in and their first comments are “I cannot believe all the expansion, houses popping up everywhere”.

Looking back at our records I would like to share the following statistics with you: Plans approved | Plans under review | Houses under construction | Houses completed

2008 42 2009 33 2010 31 2011 33 2012 29 2013 46

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19 26 26 26 36 30

4 10 25 42 63 72

The 2013 figures are from January to March ! We also currently have 244 apartments which are all sold and occupied. I would also like to thank Jeff Maritz and his team from Alarm Fencing for the maintenance and improvements to our security fence and to Chris Garland and his team from Frontline Security for a job well done. Please feel free to contact Wilma Prinsloo or myself should you have any ideas that you feel can benefit the estate. Remember once more that the control room is manned 24/7 and can be contacted on 078 547 7182. The control room will make sure your call or emergency is passed onto the correct person on duty to help you as quick as possible.

Chris Mat hews. Regards,

Estate Manager.

BALLITO 1a Silverstone Way Douglas Crowe Avenue Ballito Tel: (032) 946 0030

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Land to build your dream home available from R399 000.

Building packages available from R1 140,000 for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home (excluding land). 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments available from the developer for R990 000 no TRANSFER DUTY. Call now to discuss price options and to view.

Riitta Messiter-Tooze 083 308 4492

Angela Wingrove 082 415 2010

Derrick Deans 078 931 8992

Linda Govender 071 878 8639

Overlooking the beautiful rolling hills. Large level site, 756m². Priced at R535 000,00.

Martin Peens 079 862 0516

Helen Doumanis 076 578 9850

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Molly Frank 083 560 3122

Kogi Padayachee 083 440 7249


The Control Room is manned 24/7 and should be your first contact for emergencies or queries. Estate Issues: Chris Mathews Estate Manager Wilma Prinsloo Asst Estate Manager Security Issues: Control Room SMS to request an entry number for a guest Chris Garland Security Manager

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imone and Bazil were married in 1996 and have three lovely children. Rachel 14 years old, Christopher 12 years old and Tina 6 years old. And let’s not forget their Golden Spaniel –“ Buttercup” – 2 years old and as playful as anything.

bringing up the kids and then a full day at church on Sundays.

Tina is very social, loves family and friends and has started ballet which she loves.

Basil is a keen squash player and plays in the North Coast League. He also has a love for fishing when time permits.

Simone was born and bred in Durban, attended Northlands Girls school and then graduated to the Natal Technikon where she studied Clothing Production which gave her the knowledge to manage a clothing production line from where she moved into merchandising and finally into administration.

The family love travelling and spending quality family time together, especially on their twice a year holiday break which is either to Sodwana for the beach and fishing, or to the Drakensberg (usually in the winter) for cycling, golf and trout fishing, or a bush holiday in the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi game reserve where they share nature with the animals, birds and peacefulness of the bush. The family also enjoy socializing.

Early in 2011 Derrick Du Plooy who goes to the same church introduced Bazil and family to Palm Lakes. They landed up buying the last available stand in Lake Isabella Avenue. They moved into one of the apartments at Palm Lakes and started planning their dream home which they moved into during 2012. Basil had the wet work done and then project managed all the finishing of the house.

Bazil is also a Durban boy and attended Northlands Boys High. Then also moved to the Natal Technikon where he studied Electrical Engineering. Bazil then started his own electrical company. In 2005 he sold the business and went into Ministry. In 2009 they moved to Ballito and started the “Real Life Church” in Salt Rock. Simone is kept busy at school where she works as an administrator and secretary from 07h00 till 14h00 and spends the rest of her busy day

Rachel attends Ashton College, works hard at school and loves her sport, being hockey and netball. Christopher is at Umhlali Prep and is a crazy sportsman playing, rugby, soccer, cricket and loves skate-boarding and body-boarding at the beach.

Both Simone and Bazil love the open space, peacefulness and security they have found at Palm Lakes. Simone said she still gets that farm feeling living out here but is still very close to all the amenities. Now that Bazil has project managed his own home, and after all the compliments received from friends is looking to do project managing in helping other people complete their dream home at Palm Lakes.

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meet the neighbours

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essa and Rodney Phillips moved into their new home at Palm Lakes in November 2012.

Tessa was born and grew up in Johannesburg where she attended Jeppe Girls High.

They both stated without hesitation that the security and tranquility of Palm Lakes is what they enjoy most.

Rodney was originally from Cape Town, then moved with his parents to Durban and then onto Johannesburg where he attended Jeppe Boys High, the boys school just down the road from Jeppe Girls High ! Something was written on the wind ?? The couple married in Johannesburg 33 years ago and still have a glint in the eye when they talk about each other. They have four married children and have been blessed with nine grand children. Tessa worked for Wesbank Durban as a F&I manager for 25 years and then worked as an independent. Now retired, Tessa is a Gym “junkie” training regularly and doing the “books” for Rodney. Gran is also a private “Taxi” to her grand kids which keeps her busy. Rodney worked in Johannesburg for a Plant & Compressor Hire company. In 1971 they transferred him to Durban. In 1983 he started TV installation work and then started his own company “Antenna Vision”. In 2005 his son Garth joined and now runs the Durban branch. Rodney is a very keen social golfer and also a keen fisherman.

The couple lived in Glen Ashley in Durban North for 14 years and then in 2012 started looking at estates North of Umhlanga. Ryan Hunt from Seeff introduced then to Palm Lakes. Tessa’s first thoughts was that Palm Lakes was too far out, but now claims that Ballito, her gym in particular, the “Locker Room” is only eight minutes away. She enjoys the friendly atmosphere and now trains there four times a week. They both stated without hesitation that the security and tranquility of Palm Lakes is what they enjoy most. Their other love is spending time at the Dragonfly Clubhouse and speak very fondly of Cheryl and Brandin and compliment them on the great food.

Remember, Rodney is available 24/7 to assist you with TV installations or sorting out your viewing problems.

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You only live once...we’ll show you where

Spacious, bright and brand new home is complemented by top of the range fittings and fixtures. Boasting volumed open plan living areas enlarged by spacious verandahs. Offering 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms (main en suite with walk-in closet) all set within a secure estate.

Located in a secure estate, this newly completed home features a modern kitchen with marble tops, large open plan living areas and wrap-around wooden decks that add to the living space. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the main is en suite and has a walk-in closet.

This newly built home offers open plan living areas and a modern kitchen (with gas stove) that connect to an outside patio through large sliding doors. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 en suite, and the master suite includes a dressing area and patio.

Francois Verster 083 386 3996

Ben Barnard 083 386 3958

Francois Verster 083 386 3995

Web ID: ENV 60582 ZAR 2,9 million

Web ID: ENV 60561 ZAR 2,9 million

Web ID: ENV 58346 ZAR 1,95 million

Newly built turn-key project comprising a 3 bedroomed family home with 2 bathrooms. Featuring spacious living areas, two large patios, double garage and a water feature.

Ideal for beginners: 2 bedrooms plus a loft with modern finishes. Set in a developing secure estate with clubhouses and Trinity College next door.

Build you’re dream home on this 632m² stand in this family orientated estate. With clubhouses catering for young and old and Trinity College bordering the estate.

Francois Verster 083 386 3995

Ben Barnard 083 386 3958

Ben Barnard 083 386 3958

Web ID: ENV60596 ZAR 1,8 million

Web ID: ENV 60605 ZAR 1,05 million

Web ID: ENV59576 ZAR 475 000

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aster time 2013 !!!! And how the seasons are changing !!!! One can definitely feel a nip in the air early mornings and evenings.

The sun has definitely moved which we notice when we sit having breakfast in the mornings, we watch the row of Royal Palms across the way and each week at 6h30 the sun has moved across to another palm. Our Yellow-Billed Kites ( Milvus Aegyptius ) (Geelbekwou) departed on the weekend of the 9th March 2013. I am often asked “Where do they go�. Well a number of them are intra African breeding migrants and move back to West African countries.

And now a far more serious note!!!!!!!!! As all of you know Palm Lakes was declared an Eco Estate which we are very proud of and trying to grow all the time. We are very proud of our birdlife, buck species, mongoose, genets, frogs and all the rest that are starting to make this a very interesting estate. Our Impala buck were introduced to the estate after a lot of red-tape and studies with the parks board. Our herd was rather shy as could be expected in the beginning, but I now get calls almost daily from home owners and tenants that are excitingly reporting that they have seen their Impala moving around the estate. I often see cars parked off at the side of the road showing the kids their Impala. I have also often noticed visitors and potential buyers on the estate stopping to look at the Impala. I unfortunately have to report that one of our young rams was run down by a motor vehicle near the site where the sales tent was. This animal suffered a broken front leg and a severely broken hind leg and after inspection by a vet had to be put down !!!!!!!

Please note that our children and wildlife have first right of way on this estate. I ask you to be extremely careful when you see kids on the way to the pool or our wildlife near one of the roads. As in all other Eco Estates if you damage one of our animals and it has to be put down you will be liable for the replacement costs of the animal.

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For the bird watchers on the estate you would have noticed that all the Cuckoo’s have left and the Weaver males have lost their bright yellow colours and their black mask and bib and are looking more and more like the drab females. You would also have noticed that the cheeky Pin-Tailed Whydah is no longer dressed in his black and white (also now looking like the streaky

brown female) as are the Dusky Indigobird, a sure sign from the birds that autumn is here and winter not far away. So as winter sets in, for those bird lovers among us, remember to put out some extra seed and fruit to help them through this period and you will be rewarded when they put on their smart summer dress again to colour you garden.

I have also noticed that the Barn Swallows “Hirundo Rustica” (Europese Swael) are gathering around the estate and on the phone lines along our roads getting ready to start their migration. The Barn Swallow is a non-breeding Palaearctic migrant. The average weight of this little bird is only 19.5 grams and yet birds ringed in South Africa have been recovered across the Palaearctic from Ireland in the West to 90° East in Siberia. The fastest recorded flight is a Johannesburg ringed bird recovered 34 days later 12000 km away. Longest distance recorded is 12480 km. Oldest age recorded is 70 months. So, give these little birds a thought as we wish them a safe passage and we look forward to the first arrivals in September, and then the crowds arriving during October and the stragglers in November.

Chris 078 8011 569 or chrisrie@vodamail.co.za LIVE LIFE 11


Dragonfly Clubhouse Our Palm Lakes clubhouse got a new lease of life with the appointment of Cheryl Gore the manager, chef and entrepreneur, and her assistant Brandin. The Dragonfly is open from Tuesdays to Sunday and has become a favourite meeting place for the residents. The food is absolutely fabulous (as voted by the regulars) and the atmosphere is carefree and happy. Be warned, that you had better be real hungry to do Cheryl’s burgers any justice. On Friday and Saturday nights one finds the happy groups enjoying a good meal and good company. Wednesday evenings is the darts night, they also have a ladies book club evening, a craft morning, story time afternoons for the young ones and regular Karaoke evenings.

Nellie Van Staden is proud to partner with :

Palm Lakes Retirement Village.

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Estate. Relax in the beauty of simple living. Set in leafy, quite gardens and surrounded in the safety of the Palm Lakes Family Estate residences. Palm Lakes Retirement Village is to be developed next door to Sunset Place townhouse development. With excess of 500 homes planned for this unique retirement community, one can never feel alone and will enjoy the security of having close friends and well trained staff members close at hand. Phase one of the retirement village consists of 100 homes Palm Lakes Retirement Village can tailor-make a retirement home package to suit each resident’s individual needs and personal taste; ranging from spacious full title homes, to sectional title and modern apartment living. A separate clubhouse is planned to be built exclusively for the Retirement Village, aiming to make each resident feel important and content with both their home and surroundings. The expansive estate has been carefully planned to ensure that facilities and amenities are centred on family and community life. Palm Lakes has taken retirement living one step further, designing a village that caters for all kinds of lifestyles and interests. The Mini Palm Clubhouse is the ultimate spot for hours of family fun with the grandkids, with a jungle gym and fenced heated swimming pool. Relax and unwind at the Dragonfly Clubhouse, which boasts a licensed restaurant, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas and a sparkling heated pool. It’s the ideal place to spend time with friends and family ! Enjoy the walking paths through the estate in total safety. Golf enthusiast can take a swing at improving their handicap on the estate driving range – it’s free to all residents. All retired residents will be required to become Carenet members. The Care Model makes provision for every level of care, ranging from preventive care, assisted living, home based and terminal frail care. For further information contact our resident retirement village saleslady Helena on 082 395 3999 or Nellie on 082 552 2775


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unset Place was launched as one of our new residential developments located within the heart of the Palm Lakes Family Estate. Comprising 30 three bedroom homes, this development provides the ideal setting for young family living, right next door to our “Mini Palms – Kiddies Clubhouse”, safe shallow pools, a large well maintained grassed playing field with swings, jungle gym, sand pit and miniature climbing wall. Our Impala buck are often seen on the playing field in the early morning, an added free benefit of living at “Sunset Place”. Sunset Place residents have access to all of Palm Lakes other facilities and amenities, including : • • • •

Excellent security : 24/7 gated, manned and perimeter controlled. Walking and cycling paths. Controlled fishing & boating on the lakes. Main clubhouse with swimming pool, restaurant and kiddies play area. • Mini quad bike track. • Landscaped picnic areas. • Supervised kid’s activities in the school holidays.

For more information visit our sales office at the estate, open seven days a week from 10am till 4pm.

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SEAN NEWTON 082 332 2309

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Improvements to our Security Fence.

During the exceptional heavy rains we experienced during 2012 we had two sections of our security fenced damaged. This meant bringing in extra security guards on a 24/7 basis. We approached a number of engineers as to how we could modify the two main stream areas where this damage was taking place and they all came up with the same answer, you need to build solid concrete walls with storm ducts fitted with lockable gates that could be opened should we experience the same sort of heavy rain again. All the flood areas were cleared of debris, problem trees removed, and the banks were supported with sand bags. Plans were drawn and passed and construction began. The gates are fitted with sensors that indicate if they are open or closed or if they are being tampered with. These modifications also allowed us to run the security fence in a straight line over the top of the wall instead of following the stream path. Now when the rains come, these areas are monitored and if necessary the guards can unlock the gates and let the flood through without damage to our security fence. We have experienced heavy rain on three occasions during 2013, similar to the rains that did all the damage in 2012 and I am happy to report that the improvements held and no damage was done. See the attached photographs of the flood damage of 2012 and the new gated walls.

Extension of Lake Tanganyika Boulevard The tender to extend one of our main roads on the estate was awarded to Stedone Civils and the extension of Lake Tanganyika Boulevard is nearing completion. The civils have been done, the kerbstones are laid and tarring will be completed early in April. This new section will link the estate to Trinityhouse Palm Lakes. There will also be a cycle path along this section so that children have the option of cycling to school. All this is within our security area giving parents peace of mind. A second gatehouse is to be built which will become our contractor’s entrance as well a second entrance into the estate.

Social Club Jackie De Klerk and Cheryl Smith who both live on the estate got together and started a social club. They called a few meetings and roped in a number of mom’s and a few dads to help and this has just gone from strength to strength. At first it was arranging things to do during the school holidays, An Amazing Race, Painting competition, Craft Days, Story Time for the young, and on and on it went. Then the Ladies Book Club, Darts evening and Karaoke evenings took off. During the Easter Holidays we had the Easter Bunny and Easter-egg hunt, a jumping castle, the fishing competition and a Karaoke evening for the under sixteen’s. We want to thank Jackie and Cheryl and all their helpers for the hard work in creating the excitement we see at these functions.

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If you have any ideas you want to share, or want to join in please phone Jackie 083 564 9069 or Cheryl 083 3079 303.


Pets on the Estate As we are a pet friendly estate we allow up to two pets under controlled conditions per family. We have constructed a secure fenced area just beyond the main wall of our “Horseshoe Dam” where you can go and let your dog run free. Dog owners are still expected to clean up after their dogs and take full control of their dogs when using this area. It is a place where you can train your dog to be friendly to other dogs and to give them space to run off all that extra energy, especially dogs living in the apartments. Please remember we have strict rules controlling pets on the estate, you have to apply to keep pets and need to collect forms from our office to register your dogs or cats. You also need to supply the required vet’s certificates with your application.

Any pet found not registered with our office will be removed from the estate. The African Python and the Impala

Speeding on the Estate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the 26th December 2012 one of our home owners was out on his mountain-bike early morning ride when he had to make a sudden stop when he came across this African Python that had caught and killed an young Impala ram.

Speeding on the estate still remains a problem.

The python has not been seen since. Photographs taken by Mark Froman.

Although we put up our new 40 KMH signs they seem to be ignored. I must admit, not by the majority but as always by the minority.

vehicles moving through the estate (usually at night) with the windows down and the music thumping. This is totally not accepted and not fair on the residents who bought on the estate to enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Please note that you have been warned and this practice will not be tolerated.

We also find that builders and subcontractors are the worst. Our next step will be to build speed humps, many of them. We will also introduce camera traps and start our “Name them and shame them” program. We have recently had one of our Impala’s run down, which, because of its injuries had to be put down. Now an Impala, next a CHILD ?????? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another aggravating happening is

Trinity house Trinity House Palm Lakes opened its doors to the first children in January 2013. On that first morning we saw the nervous but excited little ones coming to school for the first time, there were also a fair amount of nervous looking mom’s and dad’s but the children soon settled down in the exciting looking, new, colourful classrooms.

The official opening was held on the 10th March 2013 with speeches from the dignitaries and a very special performance from the little ones that brought a proud tear to many an eye. The big announcement of the day was that Trinity House Palm Lakes would be open to the grade two’s and grade eights from January 2014 !


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Our lakes on the Estate are stocked with Large Mouth Black Bass, Tilapia - both the Mozambique and the Three Spot variety, Barbel, Fresh Water Eels, Shrimps and crabs. We strictly follow the catch and release rule so that our fish may grow and multiply allowing future anglers the thrill of catching fish. On Saturday the 6th April 2013 we hosted our second fishing competition. The event started with a presentation on tackle, lures and all the fishing paraphernalia on Friday evening followed by the competition on Saturday morning. There were prizes for both adults and juniors (under 16’s). The weather was kind and fishing was from 06h00 to 12h00 with the prize giving taking place at the Dragonfly Clubhouse. First prize went to :

Jared Garland with a 1.3 Kg bass and he won R 600.00

Second prize went to :

Tony Clark with a bass of .87 Kg and he received a R 500.00 cash prize donated by Bill and Cheryl Smith from Remax.

Third prize went to :

Gary Coetzee with a .6 Kg bass and Gary won a R 250.00 meal voucher from “Angelo’s” donated by Pierre and Jackie De Klerk. Gary also got an additional R 200.00 as his fish was caught on a lure !

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Forth & Fifth prizes went to : Dale Basset (a visitor to palm Lakes) and Andre Truter who each received a “Palm Lakes Picnic Bag”. Sixth prize went to :

Nicky McGillyguddy (a visitor to palm Lakes) who won a Nedbank Picnic Bag and a purse.

Well done to the winners and we thank Chris Garland our security manager (and very keen angler) for organizing the event. Now that we have proved that there are fish in the lakes I am sure that our next competition will be swamped by keen fishermen and ladies.

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