The village is constructed from facebrick with tiled roofs and low maintenance trimmings, contributing to a low maintenance budget.
All common property areas, outside of those immediately adjacent to cottages, are landscaped with natural indigenous vegetation which, after the eradication of alien invasive plants, require very little maintenance and enhance the fauna and flora of an area seriously damaged by historic cane growing activities, and the construction of the N2 highway.
Environmental Management Plan
Lakeview falls in an environmentally sensitive valley and to ensure balance is achieved between residents and nature an environmental management plan has been adopted. This plan calls for as much of the estate as possible to be returned to nature with the planting of indigenous wild grasses on banks and a minimum of 80% indigenous vegetation in other areas. It is the responsibility of all owners to contribute in the creation of an environmentally sustainable development.
At Lakeview we realise that not all people have the same needs and we have styled our Assisted Living packages to cater for these differing needs. From a mere pamper to fully assisted care and incontinent care, we have a solution for you.
The Lake (Dam)
The lake is the focal point of the village and has been designed with a walkway surrounding it. Residents can now stroll in a magnificent safe environment while remaining fit. Benches surround the lake so one can sit and relax in the tranquillity of Lakeview and feed our own family of ducks. For the fisherman, the dam is stocked with indigenous fish (Bass & Talapia), which can be angled on a catch and release basis.
Facilities in the Area
Besides the fully equipped gym in the central complex, there are a host of sporting and interest facilities in and around Scottburgh. For the golfers there's Scottburgh Golf Club, Umkomaas Golf Club, Umdoni Golf Club and Selborne Estate. For the bowler there is Scottburgh and Pennington Bowling Clubs. There are also active bird-watching and fishing clubs and a host of special interest groups to keep you active and occupied.
The residents of Lakeview have regular game evenings (pool and quiz evenings) and let's not forget the popular Bingo evenings. The pub facilities are available for all residents and are suitable for small functions, should the need arise.
The village of Scottburgh is 2 minutes' drive and provides most products and services one could hope for, from a hairpin to a caravan. The city of Durban is a mere 30 minutes away if you don't get lucky in Scottburgh.