“Pretoria just got a new beach and clear-water lagoon that’s all the rage amongst residents of The Blyde”, reads an article about Crystal Lagoons® by the The South African.
The multinational in innovation, in partnership with Balwin Properties Limited, created the ultimate lifestyle development complete with a beach setting featuring white sands and crystalline, turquoise water. The closed community, The Blyde, gives its residents the ultimate lifestyle option of living near or next to the world’s top amenity – an idyllic clear water lagoon. It will also features a state of the art lifestyle centre which includes a restaurant, gym, spa, multi-purpose sports fields as well as two swimming pools within the lagoon.
Regional Director at the multinational water innovation company, Alastair Sinclair says, “A big positive for projects in South Africa is that the water usage of a crystalline lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons’ technology has far less impact than that of a park or golf course. Crystal Lagoons’ technology addresses the concerns around the use of water and the energy needed to maintain conventional swimming pools. Also, any type of water can be used.”
With over 600 projects in 60 countries in different stages of development and negotiation, Crystal Lagoons has developed a pioneering, innovative, and environmentally sustainable technology that has been patented worldwide. The company created the world’s top amenity in the form of tropical turquoise man-made lagoons of unlimited size, which can be built and maintained at very low costs anywhere in the world, using a minimal amount of chemicals and energy. One of the milestones for Crystal Lagoons during 2018 was the opening of the company’s first clear water lagoon in South Africa. Developed together with Balwin Properties’, The Blyde in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, officially opened on 08 September 2018.
Other Crystal Lagoons Amenities In Africa
While The Blyde in Riverwalk Estate has the honour of hosting the first clear-water lagoon in Southern Africa – the technology is being touted to other nations on the continent, following its inaugural success.
Other lagoons already in Africa include the Sharm El Sheikh development in Egypt, which, in 2015, was awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest man-made lagoon in the world.
It’s been reported that Senegal and Kenya are to be the next African nations to welcome a crystalline lagoon.