Boosted by the high demand and unmatched lifestyle quality, estate living is a trend that keeps on growing in South Africa.
The Western Cape with its incredible natural beauty and access to business nodes, international airports, and top-notch schools, has ensured that this segment of the market remains very active.
Here are the five lifestyle estates in the Western Cape that remains popular with buyers:
Bordered by Noetzie beach and Sinclair Nature Reserve, the estate features state of the art security with 24-hour camera surveillance, electrified perimeter fencing, and manned patrols, as well as high-speed fibre, walkways, and viewing platforms of over 30ha of indigenous Cape fynbos, complete with water features and bird hides. The area is home to a variety of small game, while Knysna is well known for its indigenous forest popular among hikers, walkers, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts, and Knysna Lagoon with a host of water-based sports and unspoilt, safe beaches. The restaurants and boutiques of Knysna are a stone’s throw away and the wide-open spaces of the Klein Karoo are just a short drive.
5 bedroom house for sale in Pezula Golf Estate | R10,950,000 | Click here for the full listing details
Just mentioning the name conjures images of the jaw-dropping surroundings, opulent homes, and leisurely days spent next to the polo fields.
The estate boast 42km mountain bike routes, 21km jogging and walking trails alongside vineyards, picnic spots next to the Berg River, the world-famous Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, stables, parks, and paddocks - all surrounded by 360-degree panoramic views.
3 bedroom house for sale in Val De Vie | R7,900,000 | Click here for the full listing details
In the heart of the Cape Winelands, Welgevonden Estate is a popular choice for family buyers in Stellenbosch.
Offering a countryside ambience with the dramatic backdrop afforded by the majestic Boland Mountains, all in close proximity to the hustle and bustle of the beautiful Stellenbosch.
The estate is geared towards family life - expect families going for walks, neighbours having a glass of wine as the sun sets and children playing in the parks.
3 bedroom house for sale in Welgevonden Estate | R3,395,000 | Click here for the full listing details
It is hard to believe that this tranquil estate is just mere minutes away from Cape Town's city centre - surrounded by a lagoon, and the Atlantic Ocean ensures that you feel miles away.
Woodbridge Island is an upmarket, 24-hour security estate that is connected to the mainland only by a modern bridge. Here, residents can all enjoy incredible views of Table Mountain or the tranquil lagoon from their homes.
There is plenty to do right here. Explore the island and marvel at the exquisite gardens, and beautiful views, or enjoy one of the three swimming pools. The beach is immaculate, boasting warm white sands, and fantastic waves. Here, many enjoy kite- or wind-surfing. On Woodbridge Island, the dunes have been preserved and allowed to form their natural contours. Ecology has played an important role, and all conservation is kept protected.
4 bedroom townhouse for sale in Woodbridge Island | R8,995,000 | Click here for the full listing details
Just outside the quaint coastal town of Mossel Bay, lies the world-renowned Pinnacle Point Golf Estate.
Situated on a cliff-side overlooking the Indian Ocean, the spectacular golf course and expansive estate offer unsurpassed views and tranquility - affording you an unmatched lifestyle along the Garden Route.
Pinnacle Point boasts intimate beaches along its four kilometers of coastline, with prolific indigenous wildlife homed in a private reserve, birdlife, and a wide variety of fynbos.
Designed by Peter Matkovich and 2011 Open Champion, Darren Clarke, Pinnacle Point has one of the most unique and scenic award-winning golf courses in the world.
4 bedroom house for sale in Pinnacle Point Golf Estate | R8,350,000 | Click here for the full listing details