This award winning estate is characterized by the innovative use of composite and natural materials such as stone, timber, brick, concrete and steel in their raw form. This is reflected in the design of the gate house, boundary walls and roadways which were constructed in 2006 and, as they were designed to do, have aged well.
Bush-hammered cobble pavers were widely used on the roads and traffic circle and, with their textured finish, contrasted well with the rough stone details and edging of the roads, enhancing the overall effect. This was especially evident in the main circle in which additional wooden sleeper detail, radiating outwards, was incorporated.
The cost-efficient cobble pavers have a stone-like finish which provided the perfect foil for the real stone banding and edging. A wide range of colours was used to vary the patterns in the main circle and cobble’s bush-hammered finish offset the smooth finish of the cottage stone pavers used around the planted areas.
Some of Johannesburg’s finest homes have been built on this much prized estate which includes paddocks, an equestrian arena and wide stretches of green landscaped grounds in an integrated and sustainable ecology. Its 16 suite boutique hotel, Tintswalo AT Waterfall, embodies modern Highveld architecture and its well-appointed suites are themed according to different horse breeds.