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Embrace an Active Lifestyle at Hesketh Estate

If you buy property at Hesketh Estate, you’re choosing a nature-filled lifestyle with healthy activities.

Hesketh Estate in Pietermaritzburg’s sought-after Hayfields neighbourhood offers residents a unique opportunity to lead an active lifestyle being adjacent to a 70-hectare conservancy area. You will enjoy limitless exploration opportunities as a runner, walker, cyclist, birdwatcher or outdoor enthusiast.

A notable highlight of this property investment, is our weekly 5km run or walk event. Every Saturday, residents and the community can come together to enjoy the picturesque surroundings, compete in a friendly way, and build a sense of community. You don’t have to be a Collegians Harriers runner to join our Hesketh weekly runs, we welcome runners from all stages of their running (or walking) careers.

Beyond these weekly runs, opportunities for daily active living are woven into the fabric of Hesketh. The estate’s design facilitates a seamless integration of residential spaces with the encompassing natural beauty. Whether it’s an invigorating morning run to kickstart your day, a leisurely evening stroll to unwind, or a spontaneous mid-day exploration of the nature reserve with the kids, our nature-rich lifestyle caters to every resident’s preference.


Engaging in these activities is not merely a means to an end for fitness goals. You are offered a rejuvenating experience that speaks to the very core of our wellbeing.

Running has long been recognised as a potent stress-reliever. The coupling of physical exertion with the calming sights and sounds of nature within the conservation reserve amplifies its therapeutic properties. The rhythmic pattern of running, the connection with the ground underfoot, and the diverse scenery spotted with wildlife enhance mental clarity and induce a sense of tranquillity.

If you find you are not the running type, walking, on the other hand, presents an entirely different facet of active living. Simply spending time outdoors, or spending time with nature, experiencing the gentle rhythm of a leisurely stroll around the estate fosters a sense of mindfulness, enhancing creativity and focus. Walking in nature serves as a conduit for contemplation, reflection, and immersion in the present moment.

Hesketh embodies a residential community that acknowledges the importance of holistic wellness, facilitated through a harmonious relationship with the environment.


Boosts Physical Health: Running is an excellent aerobic exercise that strengthens the heart, improves lung capacity, and enhances overall fitness. It burns calories, helps in maintaining a healthy weight, and promotes cardiovascular health. Running on natural, uneven terrains can also be more demanding on the muscles than running on flat pavement, helping to improve balance, agility, and strength.

Improves Mental Well-being: Nature has a calming effect on the mind. Combining this with the endorphin rush that comes from running can significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression. The tranquillity of natural surroundings allows for a form of moving meditation, helping to clear the mind and improve focus.

Enhances Mood: Regular exposure to nature and daylight can have a positive impact on our mood. Sunlight boosts levels of serotonin – the body’s natural ‘happy hormone’. Additionally, completing a run gives a sense of achievement which, in turn, boosts self-esteem and happiness.

Promotes Better Sleep: Regular physical activity like running can help regulate sleep patterns. Furthermore, exposure to natural light helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythm, our internal biological clock that signals when it’s time to sleep and wake up.

Encourages Mindfulness: Running in nature encourages a mindful state. With the diverse sensory experiences – the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoors – runners can feel more grounded and connected to the present moment, which enhances psychological well-being and promotes relaxation.

The essence of Hesketh Estate doesn’t just lie in its stunning properties and the secure residential community in Hayfields, Pietermaritzburg. It lies in the fusion of these elements with an active, nature-rich lifestyle. The transformative power of running and walking in nature, coupled with the opportunity for daily immersion in such a tranquil environment, offers a truly holistic wellness experience.

Hesketh Estate invites you to make this lifestyle your own, to experience the rhythm of nature intertwined with physical activity, and to embrace the rejuvenating lifestyle of this serene sanctuary.

As we hustle and bustle in our modern lives, Hesketh Estate stands as a testament to a lifestyle that not only caters to our fundamental needs but elevates our living experience to harmonise with our natural environment and nurture our well-being.

This is a place for you and your family to thrive. Join us at Hesketh Estate and make every stride in this stunning space a step towards a healthier, happier you.


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