March Newsletter – Week 3

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March Newsletter – Week 3

We are glad to report we have received a number of units from owners for holiday periods during 2015 and we are most encouraged by the numbers that have come in for the end of the year.

Hi Everyone,

We are glad to report we have received a number of units from owners for holiday periods during 2015 and we are most encouraged by the numbers that have come in for the end of the year. Please advise us if you will not be using your units in the July/September and December holidays. We would love to place these on our books early and at the same time try and collect the funds on your behalf over the next few months and pay you out for the unit early thus enabling you to clear your levies well in advance and plan your own holidays for the rest of the year.

Further to our last newsletter to you, we are again as promised giving you our second interesting article on Umhlanga written Rianette Jansen Van Vuren who published this in the Northglen News, our local community paper during 2014. Rianette goes on to say:-

Remember Sir Marshall Campbell, the man who owned the Natal Estates Limited in Mount Edgecombe from the article we sent a short while ago. Well, according to an On the Rocks, Fun Time booked from the 80’s Sir Marshall Campbell’s son, William Alfred Campbell, decided to build a family home, Nganalana (child of mine) in Umhlanga Rocks in 1925. The house was built with locally sourced sandstone, (probably from Effingham) which was transported on a special 2″ 6″ gauge railway. William was fondly known as Wac and he loved nature and owned a farm in Eastern Transvaal, but the intrepid investor also owned the Hawaan Forest in Umhlanga.

The name Hawaan has Indian origins and Wac used to call an annual hunt through the forest that is today a popular nature trail. When Wac died, he stipulated in his will that the forest was to remain in its indigenous state, because inside the forest were many examples of tropical tree Cavacoa area (South African Hickory) which except for a small stand in the Duku Duku Forest in Zululand is not found elsewhere in South Africa.

Today the unique indigenous woodland has remained in its natural state for centuries and the forest is characterised by important species of trees with tropical attributes and numerous small animals. Back in the 80’s the Town Regional Planning Commission designated that this valuable area be conserved as part of the green belt zone of Umhlanga.

Opposite Nganalana, Wac built a wood and iron house for his chauffer and further along the way, a garage. Both buildings are occupied today, the former being a comfortable home and the latter renovated to house the Prawn Peri-Peri restaurant. Wac also built what was then described as the Indian barracks as living quarters for his staff on what was known as the Umhlanga Caravan Park in the 80’s.

Our staff and associates have over sixty years of experience in this complex market and the commissions applied are advantageous to both, buyer and seller. Knowledgeable advice on where, what and why a unit should be purchased or rented is freely available. If your lifestyle has changed and you wish to down grade, up-grade or add to your existing portfolio, there is no better information available. It will cost nothing more than your time to talk to us about your long term timeshare requirements or rental needs. Call us on 031 5614951 or e-mail us on for an immediate response.


Kind Regards

David G. Jones