Tanglethorn Estate is the realisation of a dream to create a wildlife estate based on conservation principles, where people live and commune with nature while enjoying the advantages of estate living.
The Tanglethorn Home Owners Association (HOA) ensures the efficient running and operation of the estate. To encourage the input of all residents, all home owners become compulsory members of this association that assumes ownership of all the estate’s common areas.
Indigenous Flora and Fauna
Along with the normal body corporate activities such as the maintenance of common areas, the collection of levies and the implementation of the estates rules, the HOA is also responsible for maintaining and preserving the indigenous flora and fauna in terms of the estate’s Environmental Management Plan. These tasks include:
- Ensuring the indigenous beauty of the natural environment by restricting the gardens around each home to an indigenous planting palette. Vegetable gardens are allowed.
- Monitoring and controlling the wildlife population, and eventually benefiting from the sale of wildlife that exceed the estate’s carrying capacity.
- Limiting the use of vehicles to the main roads and a single rudimentary track leading to the designated picnic area.
- Ensuring that cars, motorcycles and quadbikes stay on the main road will not only preserve the natural environment but prevent noise pollution.
- Safeguarding the estate wildlife, dogs need to be fenced in at all times, or walked on a leash in the designated area. Home owners are permitted to keep pets with a limit of two dogs and two cats each.
The HOA is responsible for controlling visitor access and managing the security services provided to the estate.
Fencing on each property must be set back to accommodate a 5m natural corridor. Boundary walls are permitted and fencing must comply with the HOA specification.
The use of firearms and fireworks is prohibited on the estate.