Gauteng’s Top 10 Most Popular Golf & Lifestyle Estates

Story Highlights
  • Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Estate
  • Blue Valley Golf Estate
  • Centurion Golf Estate
  • Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate
  • Dainfern Golf Estate
  • Eagle Canyon Golf & Lifestyle Estate
  • Ebotse Golf & Country Estate
  • Eye of Africa Golf & Residential Estate
  • Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate
  • Silver Lakes Golf and Wildlife Estate

The three most important aspects of real estate are “location, location, location”! South Africa is home to a plethora of picturesque residential golf & lifestyle estates, ranking high among the foremost championship golf courses in the world and current market trends corroborate this adage.

The broad spectrum of properties obtainable in these estates includes prestigious apartments, freestanding homes and retirement villages.

Commonly located a short distance from a city or town, they offer panoramic views and an upmarket tranquil lifestyle, ideal for local and international investors seeking security and attractive long-term investment potential.

Reading further, it will become evident that the popular estates we have selected in the Gauteng region are not simply for golf lovers, they also offer a diversity of other recreational pastimes, outdoor activities, and health and wellness facilities.

Additionally, many have resolutely heeded their impact on nature and ratified environmental conservation by way of rehabilitation and preservation of local fauna and flora.

Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Estate Lanseria

Situated only 3 kilometres from Lanseria Airport on Gary Player’s original farm, between the Cradle of Humankind and the Renosterspruit Nature Conservatory, The Blair Atholl Golf and Equestrian Estate boast scenic countryside views and a Gary Player Signature Golf Course.

Small game roams the nature parks within this 600-hectare estate and the legacy of horse riding on the property has been upheld through the development of an Equestrian Centre which offers stabling and various activities for its members.

Protected by state-of-the-art perimeter security, residents are blessed with access to over 1000 acres of communal open ground within the estate to enjoy the charming bridle, cycling, jogging & walking, and mountain bike trails throughout. Additional amenities include a clubhouse and restaurant, a Family Lifestyle Centre with tennis, cricket, a pool, and fun play areas for children as well as a Wellness Centre with squash, gym and spa facilities.

With the average stand size of 3 700m², property prices on the estate start at an initial investment of R 1 500 000 up to R 6 000 000 for a stand fronting the Crocodile River which winds through the middle of the estate, and up to R 34 000 000 for an opulent 4-bedroom home.

Blue Valley Golf Estate Centurion

Set in over 300 secure and eco-friendly hectares of indigenous wildlife and vegetation, Tuscan-themed homes nestle alongside the Gary Player signature golf course and Rietspruit River.

Added benefits for golfing enthusiasts include a driving range, golf academy, pro shop, and a four-hole chip & putt course.

Facilities on hand include a restaurant, banquet hall, boardroom, and two function rooms, tennis and squash courts, cycling trails, and a spa & wellness centre.

Open stands range from R 950 000 for 509m², up to R 3 000 000 for 2259m² and luxury homes are available from R 2 600 000 for a 4-bedroom home (697m²), up to R 11 000 000 for a 7-bedroom home (1050m²).

Blue Valley Ridge 4, a new apartment development lying adjacent to the Blue Valley Golf Estate offers young professionals, small families and investors the opportunity to invest in its luxury 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom modern apartments ranging from R 1 150 000 to R 2 270 000.

Centurion Golf Estate – Centurion

Centurion Golf Estate is one of the top security estates in the country; systems are continuously evaluated and upgraded to ensure complete safety for the community living in 860 homes on this 160-hectare estate.

Sports resources within Centurion Golf Estate include an 18-hole golf course designed by Peter Matkovich, a four-hole mashie golf course, a golf academy, tennis courts and squash courts.

Additional recreational and relaxing entertainment include picnic spots dotted along the Hennops River which flows through the estate, a plush clubhouse overlooking a man-made lake, restaurant, main bar, private function room and conference venue.

Property prices range from R 2 220 000 (155m²) to R 9 000 000 (928m²) for full-title houses, full-title townhouses, sectional title townhouses and clusters.

Opened to the public in 1997, the estate is completely built up and there are no vacant stands for sale.

Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate – Centurion

Set against a backdrop of the picturesque Magaliesberg Mountains, families enjoy a peaceful countryside lifestyle in Copperleaf Golf and Country Estate, home to the outstanding 18-hole golf course designed by Ernie Els and South Africa’s first Els Club.

Copperleaf encourages its residents and members to: “Live. Play. Relax.”  – supporting these principles, there are tennis courts, a pavilion with a pool and mini cricket oval, a spa, gym, a café with a designated play area, pub and bar, and a fully equipped boardroom.

Ensuring your children are well cared for, there is a crèche on-site and for further education, Copperleaf College for all grades.

Stands vary in size from 500m² up to 1500m², from R 1 200 000 (541m²) to R 2 750 000 (1367m²). Freestanding homes are available from R 2 600 000 to R 12 950 000 for a 5-bedroom home (1533m²)

Willowbrook Estate, a new residential development consisting of 64 sectional title townhouses and 168 full title stands within Copperleaf Estate, offers an inexpensive alternative investment with waterfront stands ranging from R 675 000 up to R 750 000.

See also: Western Cape’s Top 10 Most Popular Golf & Lifestyle Estates

Dainfern Golf Estate – Dainfern (Sandton)

Dainfern Golf Estate consists of fourteen villages – luxury homes, apartments and clusters array this 320-hectare suburb built alongside the 18-hole Gary Player-designed championship golf course and meandering Jukskei River.

The community values and appreciates the nature trails and parks, squash, volleyball, tennis, two swimming pools, and of course, golf.  There is also a Clubhouse with a restaurant, Member’s Lounge, Halfway House, and conference facilities.                                                 

The security and wellbeing of the residents is paramount and well-resourced, trained security staff, onsite paramedic services as well as dedicated onsite fire services are accessible to the community.

Established in 1992 the Estate has blossomed, with 1 235 homes ranging in size from 450m² to more than 800m² on stands measuring between 790m² to 1 600m² – prices of properties on the estate range from R 1 200 000 for a 2-bedroom apartment to R 30 000 000 for a 6-bedroom home.

Eagle Canyon Golf & Lifestyle Estate – Roodepoort

Eagle Canyon is an opulent, secure Golf and Residential Estate with a unique 18-hole Colorado Links golf course and over 800 freestanding homes and 500 sectional title units.

Embracing an outdoor lifestyle in this 3000-hectare estate, there are over 12 kilometres of scenic walkways, parks, a bird sanctuary, wetlands, and ten dams for those who appreciate catch and release fishing.

Additional facilities include a soccer pitch, a tennis court with a clubhouse, a Gym and Wellness Centre with an in-house chiropractor, personal trainer, dietician and biokineticist, and a Camelot Spa.

Free-hold, full title properties are priced between R 2 275 000 and R 2 875 000, established homes are on offer from around R 1 350 000 for a 2-bedroom apartment (90m²) up to R 22 000 000 for a 5- bedroom house (1987m²).

Situated on the highest point of Eagle Canyon, investors will be charmed by Maasai Mara, a development comprising the last 40 freehold, full title stands ranging between 600m² and 900m².

Ebotse Golf & Country Estate Benoni

Living up to its Sotho name, meaning “beautiful place”, Ebotse Golf & Country Estate is home to a variety of indigenous fauna and flora and a Peter Matkovich links-style golf course which is complemented by a clubhouse, pro shop, putting green and a driving range with unique floating tees.

Previously neglected wetlands and two dams have been rehabilitated and are now populated with otters, birdlife, bullfrogs and small buck creating an idyllic aquatic playground for canoeing, boating and fishing.

Back on land, other recreational facilities include, walking, jogging and cycling trails, tennis and squash, mountain bike and BMX tracks, indoor cricket, netball and soccer courts, and a restaurant.

Invest in a selection of stands priced from R 1 650 000 to R 4 800 000 or the stunning Waterside Apartments starting at R 835 000 to become part of this magnificent, family-oriented environment.

Eye of Africa Golf & Residential Estate – Midvaal

The exclusive Eye of Africa Golf & Residential Estate is divided into 17 villages across 667 hectares of flourishing indigenous grassland and conservation areas and boasts an award-winning Greg Norman-designed championship golf course.

Upholding their vision of “creating a vibrant recreational, social and community hub”, Eye of Africa offers a diverse range of sporting and outdoor activities including tennis, walking, hiking and mountain biking trails, a gym, swimming pool, cricket oval, basketball courts, volleyball, swimming pool, Pétanque, and restaurants.

A range of property investments in this stunning lifestyle estate includes freehold stands from R 1 190 000 right up to around R 17 000 000 for a 6-bedroom home. In addition, The Village offers luxury apartments from R 890 000, and modern single-and-double storey clusters in Stone Quarter from R 3 190 000 to round off the range.

Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate – Kempton Park

The verdant habitat of the immaculate Serengeti Estates and its two world-class golf courses proffer 300 hectares of conservation area with an abundance of wildlife and natural grasslands.

Residents take advantage of the gym, a scenic running path and biking trails, two restaurants, pools, tennis courts, and children’s entertainment centre. Catch-and-release fishing is also permitted in designated dams and rivers throughout the estate.

An assortment of properties are available for the discerning investor, including freehold stands (from 1 006m² up to 6 174m²), priced between R1 470 000 and R 5 500 000. Established properties such as The Signature Executive 3-bedroom Clusters, so named for the Jack Nicklaus Signature Designed Championship Golf Course, are priced from R 3 590 000 and the Whistling Thorns luxury 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, overlooking the second golf course, from only R1 850 000.

If you’re considering retirement in an idyllic setting, secure a beautiful cluster home in this pristine estate from R 2 790 000.

Silver Lakes Golf and Wildlife Estate Pretoria

Established in 1993 and situated in the East of Pretoria, this upmarket golf estate features a Peter Matkovich designed golf course and is named for the abundance of lakes around which the 18-hole course was built.

Aside from the clubhouse with restaurant, bar, pro-shop and driving range, there are tennis courts, a small sports field, beach volleyball, squash courts, and a swimming pool.

The magnificent Game Reserve has multiple buck species and birdlife with hiking and mountain bike trails for those who love the outdoors and Fishing Club members may fish in select dams and lakes, employing a strict catch-and-release policy to ensure the propagation of the fish species.

There are a variety of housing designs and architectural styles on the estate, right up to the most deluxe 7-bedroom residence listed at R 22 000 000. Stands range in size and are accessible at an initial outlay of R 1 350 000.

Silver Lakes Retirement Village comprises 24 full-title coveted homes; consequently, there is a waiting list of potential buyers.

See also: Savannah Country Estate | Silver Stream Estate | Silverwoods Country Estate | Newmark Estate | Lombardy Estate | Willow Acres Estate


Reminding potential investors once again of “location, location, location”, it is pertinent to take into account that prices will vary according to the location of the property inside the estate.

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