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About Bonnins Estates

Bonnins Estates (Pty) Ltd is a specialised Real Estate company providing a professional, holistic managerial ethical approach to all property dealings. Due to the long years of practice in the northern suburbs of the “Dolphin Coastline” of Durban North, La Lucia, Umhlanga, Umdloti and surrounding suburbs, has seen our firm on a constant projection of growth and personal property ownership.
 
Bonnins are masters in the Sale of Residential property, commercial, developmental strategies, residential letting and the Management of Body Corporates in conjunction with the necessary longstanding relationships of various Legal firms, International Auditing companies to assist in relevant complex information regarding conflict resolution on an advisory basis.
 
Bonnins Estates (Pty) Ltd was the creation of Robert and Philip Bonnin in 1969.  The firm originally traded from offices in Umbilo and Durban North.  This partnership was so successful, the brothers which now included their wives, were approached by Allied Agencies (ABSA), to run divisions from the Bonnins offices, creating one of the biggest independent Allied Agencies within the Northern Municipality.
 
After seeing various economic cycles and economic changes, by the early 80’s Bonnins had aligned itself as market leaders within the Real Estate industry from Umbilo to Zinkwaze in KZN.  Bonnins have been intensively involved in spatial developmental projects with construction companies the likes of Anglo, Alexander Hamilton, Pangbourne Properties, NBS and NBS Devco, Kirschman Hurray and with that expertise, launched many personal successful projects as shareholders of various (PTY) development companies.
 
Bonnins Estates head office is situated at Bonville Park, 56/58 Armstrong Avenue La Lucia, its development is attributed to Russell Bonnin’s Masters Degree in Town and Regional Planning, which afforded him the insight to identify a consolidation of adjoining plots, as a neighbour to the La Lucia Mall, culminating in the construction of Bonville Park a 2500m2 triple A grade office park.
 
Since the restructuring and retiring of the “old guard” Jean-Robert, Michelle and Russell Bonnin have been at the helm of the firm’s consistent managerial growth since 1992.  This attributes to a combined knowledge of 65 years within the Real Estate Industry.  This position of authority has been a natural progression within Bonnin’s due to their constant devotion and dedication to their careers.
 
Russell Bonnin
 
Russell Bonnin graduated from school, did his conscription in the Army, and then graduated from University of Natal with his final degree being a Masters in Town and Regional Planning.  His sporting career has seen him play water polo at provincial level.  A surfing career that has extended for the past 40 years, receiving numerous accolades regarding provincial colours across the sporting various categories.  He has seen himself have the privilege of circumnavigating the globe, surfing a huge number of the premium global surf breaks, all first class, due to the success of funds earned in selling real estate.  Now an established, balanced family man, he lives on the beach enjoying the beautiful Umdloti lifestyle with his wife and two children.  A man that has an all-round wealth of knowledge that he gives unselfishly to family, friends and business relationships is beyond question.  To list his accomplishments within the real estate industry are far too immense to declare. 
 
Jean-Robert and Michelle Bonnin
 
Jean-Robert and Michelle Bonnin share many of Russell’s values concerning strong family bonds and an unwavering commitment to loyalty, service and the strict sense of whose affairs they are entrusted too.   Jean-Robert and Michelle graduated from school and after +28 years of a committed relationship of consistent personal growth within their friendship, business relationship and their resolute love for their children and custodianship of their businesses name and practices.
 
These accumulated ingredients have basically culminated in a strong bond, between the three Directors.   These ingredients have empowered the Directors have formulated clear goal orientated plans to adapt to the ever changing needs of the consumer / provider within the Real Estate industry while empowering its loyal longstanding staff to adopt a strict code of performance and service.
 
Bonnins are continuously updating their technological support that this professional industry requires.  We wish the reader of this web page to understand the gratitude the Directors express in taking the time to read our column which is an extremely basic outline, that due to our dedicated quest to provide an extremely complex procedural Real Estate service to our clients with the utmost respect to their individual needs.
 
Through the 42 years of trading Bonnins Estates has aligned itself to be named a professional niche industry player. Hence our belief of not trying to overpopulate this site with a plethora of properties and have preferred to stick to the idiom of “Less is More” this attitude can only be adopted due to the fact that Bonnins Estates has an excellent reputation and networking capabilities with their competition, regarding the Northern Suburbs.
 
“DUE TO THE ABOVE WE CAN BASCIALLY ACCESS ALL STOCK”.
 
Yours in property
God Bless
Jean-Robert, Michelle and Russell Bonnin

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JEAN-ROBERT BONNIN
Principal
Tel: 031 562 9292

RUSSELL BONNIN
Sales Director
Cell: 083 321 9103
Tel: 031 562 9292
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Testimonials
I have known Diane for over 20 years as friends with her family and I had not had the opportunity to work with her in her capacity as a top estate agent with Bonnins Estate Agents until September 2018 when I was in Umdloti winding up a clients deceased estate.
I saw how Umdloti was taking off and asked Diane to find me a flat (which with her usual efficiency)she sourced a flat in South Beach Road which I immediately purchased on her guidance. I would without hesitation work with Diane in any property transactions going forward given her professional and solid service.
I would recommend Diane’s sales and property transaction skills to anyone in the market to purchase property.’
Best regards
Craig Poole
MOONEY FORD

Dear Jean-Robert & Russell,
Thanks for the call and message yesterday, Jean-Robert.
Thanks also to you both for the efficiency with which you dealt with the sale of 21 Wager, appreciated by all.
Take care and hopefully we will do business again soon
Regards
Camille Whitton
Rising Tides Property Trust

Good morning Eileen
Compliments of the New Season !!!
I’m sorry I have not yet sent you pictures for my new home. I will be sending you these shortly.
I would like to thank you for the excellent and superb service you provided me in the process of buying this property, starting from the time when I called Tina about viewing the property, to the time Jean-Robert facilitated the signing of the Sale Agreement, and your (Eileen) continuous update on the developments around the registration process. Your always willingness to assist as Bonnins Property made the buying process so much easier.
Keep it up!
Regards
Thami Mathe
General Manager – Shukela Training Centre
South African Sugar Association

Dear Jean-Robert and the Bonnins Team:
Thanking you so much for your fantastic efforts in selling my son James' flat within a week. Thank you also for the other add-on services with the electical and insect compliance requirements and for making this such a smooth procedure for us... We will have no hesitation in recommending the Bonnins Team to our associates and friends.
All the best to you all.
Best regards
Ralph, Pam & James Hamann
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