The Home Owners‘ Association of The Dairy at Hilton is governed by a Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI). In terms of this MOI, the Home Owners’ Association is entitled to make and enforce rules, including the building design code, and to set and collect levies. These rules are not unnecessarily rigid, but designed to ensure happy co-existence and the maintenance of high standards within the development. The Rules are available from the Gwens Stream Estates (Pty) Ltd offices in the Development Centre and on here.
The Dairy at Hilton architecture theme is a mix of contemporary winelands architecture and a KwaZulu-Natal colonial farmhouse style with an emphasis on verandah living. Walls are plastered and painted from a range of earthy colours (or finished in stone cladding) with non-reflective charcoal roofs. Verandahs as dominant features are encouraged. The architectural guidelines are designed to promote individuality in the planning of homes.
On the street fronts, only open lawns or fences within hedges are permitted. Walls of classic proportion, forming courtyards are permitted at the back of the buildings. An environment without high and hostile security walls is a specific objective.
While we would encourage Individual property owners to make use of the services of the official architect, they may appoint their own professionally qualified, registered architects to design their homes. All plans will be submitted to the Home Owners’ Association for approval by the Architectural committee. Any subsequent additions or alterations will also require approval.
The intention is to create a seamless blend between the individual properties within The Dairy at Hilton and the natural beauty of the surroundings. Individual gardens are required to include a minimum of 70% indigenous material, and the development includes large commonage spaces.
Home Owners are required to submit landscaping plans for approval by the Architectural committee prior to commencement.
The Design Code and Landscaping Guidelines are available from the Gwens Stream Estates (Pty) Ltd offices and here.
Agreements are in place with The Hiltonian Society in respect of the supply of potable water to The Dairy at Hilton and the treatment of sewerage.
The water supply to The Dairy at Hilton is provided by The Hiltonian Society, from the purification plant on the Estate. The Society is registered with the Dept of Water Affairs as a Water Service Provider, and the water is sourced from dams on the Estate, augmented when necessary by raw water from Midmar Dam. The harvesting of rainwater for irrigation is required within The Dairy at Hilton.
Waste water and sewerage generated at The Dairy at Hilton is reticulated to The Hiltonian Society treatment works.
Electricity is supplied by Eskom to the Home Owners’ Association and charged to residents according to usage.
The Home Owners’ Association has entered into an agreement with an independent contractor for the removal of refuse, the costs of which will be covered by the levy.
The Dairy at Hilton consists of three, securely fenced villages. Individual homes are require to have intercom contact with the security staff at the gate. Sirens are not permitted. The Security Protocol is available from the Gwens Stream Estates (Pty) Ltd offices, or here.
Only dogs and caged birds may be kept as pets, and dogs must be kept within their owners’ properties, unless on leashes when being taken for walks in designated areas. Dogs are limited to two per household. Since The Dairy at Hilton is situated within the extended boundaries of the Hilton College Nature Reserve, domestic cats are not permitted.
Home Owners will be required to pay a monthly levy which will cover maintenance of the facilities and public areas, security, refuse removal, staff salaries etc.