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Top 10 listed Estates in South Africa


Top 10 listed Estates in South Africa

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Top 10 Estates Revealed in South Africa 

South Africa’s top 10 annual review residential estates was released last year by New World Wealth, Few of them being newly developed such as Whale Rock Ridge in Plettenberg Bay and Steyn City in Johannesburg that made the cut. The qualifying criteria features include good security, facilities such as a swimming pool and a gym, shops, playgrounds for children, the quality and design of the houses, scenery and wildlife, and the resale and price growth potential.

10. Arabella

Arabella is one of Cape Town’s most lavish golf estates, boasting scenic views of the Palmiet mountain range. This hotspot for wealthy homeowners is located on the Bot River Lagoon in Kleinmond, about 40 kilometres west of Hermanus.

House prices: R3 million to R15 million

9. Highland Gate

This newly-developed estate, Nestled in the Steenkampsberg mountain range near Dullstroom, features an Ernie Els designed golf course and a wealth of leisure activities including hiking trails, fly fishing, mountain biking and bird watching in an exceptional, peaceful setting.

House prices: R2 million to R10 million

8. Atlantic Beach 

Atlantic Beach situated in Cape Town between Blouberg and Melkbosstrand, it’s the “hidden gem” of South African golf estates. Apart from being home to some of the most astonishing houses in the country, the estate also functions as a wildlife sanctuary, with all types of wild animals freely roaming the property. This is relatively well priced, compared to other estates in the top 10.

House prices: R2 million to R15 million

7. De Zalze

Nestled in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, De Zalze is home to three top restaurants and an spectacular scenic golf course. There are 120 hectares of citrus orchards, olive groves and vineyards included in this 300-hectare estate.

House prices: R5 million to R20 million

6. Whale Rock Ridge

Whale Rock is a 100-hectare estate that offers residents unbeatable views over Robberg Beach, located in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route. This is the only estate in the top 10 that does not have a golf course, however, the estate impresses with its bottom gate located only 100 metres from the beach.

House prices: R3 million to R35 million

5. Pezula

This outstanding estate is located on South Africa’s scenic Garden Route, to the east of Knysna. Pezula includes two sub-estates, which are Pezula Golf Estate and Pezula Private Estate. The estate offers homeowners a complete lifestyle experience.

House prices: R5 million to R40 million

4. Steyn City

Steyn City is the largest estate in the country and offers houses and apartments. This 900-hectare estate is nestled between Fourways and Lanseria in Johannesburg. Although the estate is still in its early development, it currently includes an equestrian centre, a golf course and more than 250 hectares of landscaped parkland. There are plans to add two private schools, a retirement village, offices and a private hospital.

House/apartment prices: R2 million to R30 million

3. Fancourt

Fancourt is South Africa’s top estate for golfers, featuring three highly-rated courses on one estate. Located in George on the Garden Route. The Montagu and the Outeniqua are the two original courses and were constructed in the early 90s, whilst the world-renowned Fancourt Links was added in 2000. Fancourt has various residential areas including Links Avenue, Links Ridge, Cape Dutch Village, Montagu and Oakland’s Village.

House prices: R3 million to R50 million

2. Zimbali

Zimbali is located 45 km north of Durban, next to Ballito. One of the estate’s most impressive attributes is the bird life, it is home to several types of bee-eaters, kingfishers and even Africa’s largest eagle, the rare Crowned Eagle. According to Consumer News and Business Channel(CNBC) Africa, This is possibly South Africa’s most scenic estate. 

House prices: R5 million to R50 million

1. Val de Vie

Val de Vie came out as the top estate for 2017. This beautiful estate which recently came together with Pearl Valley (2016 top ranker) is located in Paarl in the Western Cape. A top-rated golf course, natural scenery, lakes and mountain backdrops, vineyards, a horse riding centre and polo fields are the highlights of the combined estate.

House prices: R5 million to R40 million


If you’re wondering whether you could afford to stay on these estates, remember that your income should be able to cover overheads such as your bond payments, municipality bills and Household Insurance to own property in South Africa.

Author Gated Estates
Published 17 Oct 2018 / Views -
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