Property Watch - 3 Properties in the wealthiest South African suburbs for sale

In a recent article, we looked at the wealthiest streets and suburbs in South Africa according to a recently published report. The report had shown that the top three wealthiest cities were Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban (which included wealth held in Durban, Umhlanga, Ballito, and La Lucia)

But just what do expensive properties in these areas look like? Wonder no more - we take a look at properties with some eye-watering price tags in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban.


Hyde Park, Sandhurst, and Westcliff are among Johannesburg’s most exclusive suburbs. There are also numerous lifestyle estates on the outskirts of the city that are tailored to the super-wealthy, including Dainfern, Steyn City, and Waterfall Equestrian Estate.

4 bedroom apartment for sale in Sandhurst

4 bedroom apartment for sale in Sandhurst | R49,000,000 | Click here for the full listing details

This penthouse has premium grade appointments throughout, such as floor to ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the city skyline, a sleek kitchen with with integrated equipment, large and cosy bedrooms all offering exquisite views of the city. The living and dining rooms are vast and open out to remarkable balcony offering residents spectacular vistas of the surrounding areas.

Indulge in the pinnacle of opulence as you step inside this elite residence, whisked away to your floor via a private lift that opens directly into your exclusive sanctuary. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by a gracious dining area that seamlessly flows into the formal living area, exuding effortless sophistication and style. The expanse continues with a lavish TV room and an additional living area, offering an abundance of space to entertain guests and create cherished memories with loved ones. As you step out onto the balcony, take in the sweeping panoramic vistas that stretch before you, a breathtaking backdrop that perfectly complements the lavish interiors of this premium penthouse.

The kitchen is a chef's dream, fully equipped with ample cabinetry, a separate scullery and pantry with an additional dining area offering the intimate family dining experience.

Nestled on the first level of this opulent three-story home, you will discover a private oasis boasting four generously sized bedrooms, each with its own lavish en-suite bathroom. This luxurious penthouse dazzles with not one, but two stunning master bedrooms, each featuring a full modern bathroom and an expansive balcony adorned with breathtaking views of the city skyline. Floor-to-ceiling windows invite an abundance of natural light to bathe the space, illuminating every corner of these resplendent bedrooms. Moreover, this level provides an additional delight, a versatile pajama lounge that could effortlessly double as a library or an extra living area - the ideal spot to unwind and bask in the ambiance of this premium home.

Perched atop this exquisite penthouse, the third level reveals an awe-inspiring outdoor oasis. This lavishly appointed rooftop presents a grand retreat, complete with a glittering blue swimming pool and an expansive entertainment area, the perfect venue for hosting lavish soirées and creating unforgettable memories with loved ones. As the day draws to a close, bask in the captivating beauty of the sunset, casting its warm, enchanting glow over the cityscape, while enjoying the company of family and friends in this idyllic setting.


Centralized air conditioning, a private four-car lock-up garage within the underground parking, 24-hour concierge services, and access to a restaurant, spa, gym, tennis court, and office facilities with boardroom facilities are just a few of the highlights of this exceptional property. This upmarket home provides the sense of an exclusive lifestyle, with amenities that add a signature style element to everyday life. 

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Cape Town

The most affluent suburbs of Cape Town include Bakoven, Bantry Bay, Bishopscourt, Camps Bay, Clifton, Constantia, Fresnaye, and Llandudno. It comes as no surprise that the most expensive streets and suburbs are all located within the Mother City.

5 bedroom house for sale in Camps Bay | R89,000,000 | Click here for the full listing details

This is a rare opportunity to own a luxurious newly built Villa, one of only 15 in existence, on the up market, pristine Glen Beach. Separated by huge boulders from Camps Bay’s main beach on the one side and Clifton beach on the other, Glen beach is an exquisite bay with The 12 Apostles Mountains as a backdrop. This is beach living at its finest.

Upon entering, you are greeted with spacious, open flow living areas with the glistening blue ocean as a backdrop. Large sliding doors open up along the main living area, inviting in the ocean breeze and the sound of waves crashing on your doorstep. The main living area features comfortable seating, a bar area and a cozy fireplace. This modern built on 3 levels presents with a state of the art designer kitchen equipped with only the finest appliances.

Wake up in one of 5 bedrooms, all en-suite, and enjoy your morning coffee on the large verandah overlooking the sparkling blue swimming pool, mountains and the beach. Imagine stepping out of your home to take a stroll on the beach, going for a swim or just enjoying the incredible surroundings.

With its open floor plan and large windows, you'll be able to enjoy the beautiful ocean views from almost every room. The outdoor space is just as impressive, with a large patio, a private pool and direct access onto the beach. A secluded, private drive way, surrounded by lush vegetation leads to the home and the garage.

With its contemporary design and luxurious amenities, this beach house is sure to take beach living to the next level. Majestic primary residence or an idyllic vacation home, this beach house will ensure to make your stay an unforgettable one.


With stunning white sand and crystal clear waters, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy, from swimming and sunbathing to kayaking and fishing. If you're looking for a little more excitement, Camps Bay is within walking distance and has all the shopping and array of dining experiences you could hope for

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For the purposes of the report the figures included wealth held in Durban, Umhlanga, Ballito, and La Lucia. This combined area features some of Africa’s top lifestyle estates including Zimbali, Simbithi, Brettenwood,  Izinga, and Hawaan Forest Estate. Lagoon Drive in Umhlanga is also home to a large number of exclusive apartment complexes.

5 bedroom house for sale in Zimbali Coastal Resort & Estate

5 bedroom house for sale in Zimbali Coastal Resort & Estate | R23,000,000 | Click here for the full listing details

Home fantastically positioned on a site commanding panoramic breathtaking sea and breaker views, truly excelling in embracing coastal living.

Attention to detail and the use of top finishes throughout the home, emphasize the exotic appeal of this beautiful home. It has been designed with a number of features that create the feeling of warmth and space– these include high ceilings, an open-plan kitchen, and living areas.

Home boasts 4 bedrooms ensuite, reception rooms, a theatre room, 2 garages, study room, pool, and domestic accommodation.

As a homeowner of Zimbali, you would have full access to all the amazing amenities Zimbali Coastal Resort are providing which includes the 18 hole (par 72) Championship Golf course, 6 Tennis courts, 2 squash courts, communal pools, and direct access to the 3.5km of pristine beach. The impressive 5-star Zimbali gymnasium and fitness center is a welcome addition and usage is free and exclusive to Zimbali property owners and long term tenants

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