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If you had to imagine a way of life in which children were free to ride their bikes around the neighbourhood, and in which it was safe to have a picnic a stone's throw from your front door, then you are imagining the lifestyle enjoyed by residents of South Africa's various estates. Thanks to the existence and multiplying of golf estates, eco estates, country estates and lifestyle estates, it is possible to live this sublime life in various parts of our beautiful country.

In a country overwhelmed by security concerns, estate living offers a safe and crime-free environment for residents, without requiring them to live behind burglar guards and endless security barriers. Security at these estates is typically provided by 24-hour CCTV monitoring, as well as armed response and roaming guards. Control rooms at these estates are monitored 24 hours a day, meaning that help is only ever a phone call away. Such estates invest in security upgrades on a regular basis, ensuring that residents can enjoy a care-free lifestyle on an ongoing basis.

The amenities on offer at these estates often include a fully equipped clubhouse which is available for all residents to use, and ehich can be booked by residents for private functions. These clubhouses usually offer facilities such as a swimming pool, tennis court, braai area and play areas for the kids. The cost of running the clubhouse is covered by residents' levies.

An estate is a unique environment in which elements of nature are embraced and celebrated. Rivers, parklands, wetlands and hiking trails are normally part of this package, as are opportunities for bird watching and small game viewing. All these factors contribute to a beautiful way of life, characterised by well-designed gardens, courtyards, avenues, terraces, water features and pools. These are spaces designed with people of all ages in mind, characterised by cycle routes and walkways to promote a way of life that's healthy and focused on time spent outdoors. These estates make provision for residents at all stages of life, from couples starting out and families with young children to elderly folk looking for the ideal, care-free retirement home.

As the name implies, golf estates provide dream homes for golf enthusiasts, who can spend their free time putting and driving to their heart's content, a mere stone's throw from their front door. Those who invest in coastal estates can make the most of everything that life near the beach has to offer, while residents of eco estates can enjoy the wonders of nature all around them. Each individual estate offers something unique for its residents to appreciate and enjoy.

It would be easy to make the mistake of thinking that such idyllic environments would have to be located far from the hustle and bustle of city life. This is far from the truth, and in Gauteng, for example, there are numerous estates that are situated equidistant from Johannesburg and Pretoria and in close proximity to Centurion. Such estates are governed by rules which are put in place to ensure harmonious living and a peaceful way of life.

Estate life often offers an assortment of clubs and sporting activities for young and old alike. These can range from drama lessons and introductory golf for kids to cycling clubs, running clubs and squash leagues. For the less sporty and more culturally inclined estate dwellers, wine clubs, book clubs and social dancing may well be offered, depending on your estate of choice.

Thanks to the abundance of benefits on offer, a home within an estate will appreciate in value in the short and long term, offering excellent returns for investors.

Jawitz Properties is proud to be able to offer homes in a variety of estates, such as Zimbali Coastal Resort and Estate, Midstream Estate, Waterfall Country Estate, Kyalami Estate, Silver Lakes Golf Estate and Ruimsig Country Estate, amongst numerous others.

Browse our listings for sale and to rent and let your journey towards the South African dream begin.

Author: Jawitz Website

Submitted 21 Oct 19 / Views 721