Aloes welcome sardines for a mid-South Coast winter spectacle

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According to the old KZN South Coast folklore, if the aloes are in bloom, it’s two weeks until the sardines arrive – and there’s no better place to witness this winter spectacle than Renishaw Hills in Scottburgh!

Boasting completely indigenous garden, created by South African landscaper Elsa Pooley, the mature lifestyle village is in full bloom with ocean views providing visitors with sightings of the passing Sardine Run and whale migration. “Residents have been having an incredible time watching the arrival of the first migrating humpback whales, as well as the first few shoals of sardines with netting already taking place,” explained Phil Barker of Renishaw Property Developments.

“The gorgeous aloes are always the first indicator that the ‘Greatest Shoal on Earth’ is about to descend upon the South Coast, and it’s wonderful to be able to experience both these natural phenomena from the beautiful Renishaw Hills.” Renishaw Hills is a quality coastal estate with extensive nature trails, high-end facilities, and welcoming communities. Renishaw Hills offers retirees numerous opportunities to discover their purpose. Start a new adventure by booking an in-person or virtual tour of phase 6 and other Renishaw Hills offerings. Email or visit