FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Emergency contact numbers
Other important numbers:-
- SA Police Services and Water Wing: 012 253 7000
- NECSA Ambulance and Fire Brigade: 012 305 3333
- Netcare 911: 082 911
- NSRI – Hartbeespoort Dam: 082 990 5961
- Snake Park help lines: 082 781 8498 / 072 856 2331
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Are there landing fees if so what are they?
How do you become a member of the Aero Coves Flying Club?
How long is the airstrip?
What are the coordinates of the airstrip
Can I fly my remote controlled plane at The Coves
If you have been invited to fly into The Coves, please read all documentation here.
Building and alterations at The Coves
Can I build a property that is completely off-the-grid? Solar panels etc.
How are building activities controlled?
May I build a swimming pool at my Sectional Title property
What do I do if I want to make alterations to my property?
Where can I get clarity on building/boundary lines?
Will I be able to develop my garden at my property? Full title & Sectional Title
Yes subject to the rules of the HOA/Sectional Title areas. Water-wise, indigenous planting is recommended
Where can I find the Architectural Guidelines
See Documents section on this website
Can I build an environmentally friendly house at the Coves?
Yes subject to the Architectural Guidelines
If I purchase a stand, what is the process to have my plans approved?
What security arrangements are made while building at The Coves?
May I build a swimming pool at my Full Title property?
Yes – subject to the rules and Architectural Guidelines
Who are the appointed Architects and Builders at The Coves?
Can I have a landline at The Coves?
Telkom lines may be installed in the freehold Coves, but trunking has not been provided in the Sectional Title areas. Our residents make use of Cell phones and VOIP.
What options are available for internet connectivity at The Coves
There are a number of options:
- Telkom ADSL can be provided to Freehold stands, but not Sectional Title units.
- Fibre can be provided to Freehold stands by an external provider, but is not available to Sectional Title units.
- The 3G/4G signal is provided by all the networks, although signal strength varies, depending on the area.
- There are alternative wireless solutions, also area dependent. Ask the office for details or get recommendations from your neighbours.
What are the pivots used for?
Pivot 1 at Fish Eagle is planted with Sericea. Pivot 2 and 3 are planted with Eragrostis. All of these are baled and sold. Pivot 1 is experimental at this stage.
Read more about the farming side here
What Wildlife/Game can be found at The Coves?
Blesbok, jackal, spring hares, monkeys, bush babies leguaans and other small creatures
What are the soil conditions?
Is there a bird list at The Coves
Yes, over 200 species have been identified. There is a bird Whatsapp group at The Coves and a “spotted” list in the documents section of the website.
In the area
How far is The Coves from Lanseria or OR Tambo airport?
Where is the nearest Hospital, Vet, Shopping and Business Centre?
There is a Medical Centre on the other side of the dam for broken bones etc. Fourways Life is the closest large private hospital. It is 45 minutes away. Our runway is occasionally used as a Helipad for emergency services for our residents.
There are emergency names and numbers here. Asking the community for their recommendations on a local doctor, dentist etc is widely done and you soon build your resources.
There are a number of shopping centres within 25 km – the nearest being Islands Shopping Mall about 5km away, close to Pecanwood and a smaller one 6km away called Mountain Lake.
Legal and Governance
Are pets allowed? What is the process in terms of pet applications?
Only two dogs and two cats per home. They must be registered at the office and have current rabies certificates. Other pets (for example) parrots, pythons, rabbits and donkeys) need special permission to be kept at The Coves. Apply at the Estate office.
Can I let out my property? If so, what are the rules and procedures I need to follow?
Yes, subject to the procedures in place – discuss with the Estate office
Can I live here permanently or is it only for holiday living?
Can I move freely around the different areas in the Estate?
How do I get my levy account?
Is there an appointed manager at The Coves? What kind of questions can I contact the manager with?
Yes – Martin Heyneke is our Estate Manager. If you are unable to find the information you require on our website you are welcome to contact the Estate office – 012 207 1465
Is there staff accommodation at the Estate, if not what is available locally?
No, unless built on to the property you have purchased. There are a few formal and informal settlements in the area.
May I purchase at The Coves if I am a foreigner?
When do I start paying for my levies and rates as a new owner?
On registration of the property
How do I get my rates and taxes account?
This will come from Madibeng Municipality. – There is a specialist who will assist with queries if necessary. Details from the Estate Office.
Are there separate rules and governance practices within the Sectional Title areas?
Yes. There are general rules for the whole Coves and may be additional rules for the sectional title areas obtainable from the Managing Agent of the Sectional Title units.
Do I get my own title deeds?
How big is the Estate?
How many of the properties are still vacant land?
How many properties are on the Estate?
Is there an HOA? What is the structure of the HOA?
Who is responsible for the Rates and Taxes, Levies and Utility Accounts?
The property owner/HOA member
Can I walk my dog on the Estate
What are the levies at The Coves and what do they include?
Rates are payable by all owners directly to the muncipality.
How do I get my access sorted? What is needed to have my access application done?
Contact security help desk 012 207 1561. You will need proof of ownership (or lease agreement) IDs and all your family’s details, plus details of your pets, boats and golf carts.
How safe is the Estate? Have there been any incidents security or safety incidents?
The Coves is proud of its security and safety record.
Several vehicle accidents have occurred on roads outside our front gates and caution on local roads is recommended.
Who do I contact to make arrangements regarding moving in or out of The Coves?
Security Help Desk – 012 207 1561
How will access be given to my visitors?
What is the process to register my domestic / gardener?
What security measures are implemented at the Estate?
Recreation, utilites and facilities
Can I drink the water at The Coves
Are there water restrictions? Can I water my garden?
How long are the walking / cycling trails?
Is there a gym?
There is no gym on the estate but two gym’s less than 2km away.
There are also various fitness offers around The Coves, including the weekly Parkrun pilates, CrossFit, aerobics and aqua aerobics
What is the watercraft policy and can anyone use the boating facilities?
All Coves residents must register their boats with the Estate office. People visiting with boats must apply for permission and adhere to The Coves rules.
When are the dustbin days? What is the procedure around the collection of my dustbin bags?
Are the braai facilities in the common areas (waterfront and clubhouse) for our use
Is there rowing and kayaking at The Coves?
Yes. There is a group who get together for paddling on occasion. We also have canoe racks at the jetty for rent so taking a quick paddle is very convenient.
For more information contact the Estate Office.