7 incredible homes for nature lovers

Private Property South Africa
Veronica Logan

Nothing compares to the beauty and majesty of nature, and when we live in a home in a natural setting it nourishes the soul and provides a much-needed escape from the stress of modern life.

Check out these homes that are perfectly situated and designed to captivate any nature lover for hours on end!

Signature Spot

This five en-suite bedroom home is located in the picturesque Mt Edgecombe Country Club Estate. Not only is it surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and indigenous bush, it overlooks the estate’s signature 16th hole, tranquil dam and wetland area. This home makes the most of the view with its stunning and spacious entrainment area and includes two swimming pools, a wine cellar and a home gym.

altTextThis 5 bedroom house is for sale by Pam Golding Properties for R38m

View this Mt Edgecombe home here

Wildlife Wonder

Perfectly situated to take in lake and panoramic views, this five-bedroom family home in Pretoria’s Silver Lakes Golf Estate offers nature lovers a real feast for the senses. The estate itself plays home to a multitude of birdlife, small game as well as a variety of buck. Homeowners are also able to fish in the many natural dams onsite or explore the many hiking trails on offer. The home itself has an extensive entertainment area with a heated pool and jacuzzi as well as custom-designed gourmet kitchen and luxurious guest suite with its own living and kitchen area.

altTextThis 5 bedroom house is for sale by Ikonic Real Estate for R14.8m

View this Silver Lakes Golf Estate home here

Farm Fantastic

There are very few properties that can compete with the natural beauty of a 200-hectare farm! Due to its location in the rolling hills surrounding Mount Lebanon and neighbouring Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park World Heritage site, this farm looks out onto the Drakensberg mountain range as well as the picturesque Kamberg Valley. The property itself has a three-bedroom farm house including three separate cottages onsite, as well as a large shed, farming equipment and a fully stocked trout dam.

altTextThis 200 hectare farm is for sale by Wakefields for R6.5m

View this Drakensberg Farm here

Country Classic

This classily designed five-bedroom home, set in the picturesque Midlands town of Howick, is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet retreat into nature. The house is surrounded by gorgeous landscaped lawns and indigenous forest which can be viewed from the comfort of the well-appointed verandah. There is also a guest cottage on the property as well as an entertainment suite, pool and servants’ quarters.

altTextThis 5 bedroom house is for sale by Pam Golding for R9.75m

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Veld Opulence

With 57 hectares of prime Eastern Free State veld on offer, this stunning five-bedroom home is nothing less than the epitome of natural splendour. Its slightly elevated position offers beautiful views of the surrounding bushveld and rocky hills as well as the opportunity to spot a selection of game in the form of blesbok, springbok, blue and black wildebeest. The stunning Bali-inspired home boasts bespoke merbau and meranti finishes throughout to complete the nature-inspired look and feel.

altTextThis 5 bedroom house is listed by Pam Golding Properties for R10.95m

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Boland Beauty

Nestled within viewing distance of the Skurwe Berge, this nature-cocooned six-bedroom home in Ceres offers all the beauty that the Boland flora and fauna have to offer. The garden is filled to the brim with indigenous plant-life which one can enjoy from any room in the house as well as from the built-in braai on the verandah and by the pool. This family home also has boasts three lounges as well as a stunning wooden double-ceiling loft.

altTextThis 6 bedroom home is listed by Just Property for R4.8m

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Mountain Majesty

Located just under the Franschhoek Pass, this magnificent elevated 10-bedroom home provides unparalleled views of the valley below and surrounding mountain range. Double glass doors open up onto the spectacular manicured gardens and rim flow pool for an even greater experience of the natural beauty on display. In addition, this superbly designed home has a cigar lounge, home office and vaulted cellar as well as all the comforts needed for mountain living, including double-glazing and underfloor heating. There are also two equally gorgeous townhouses on the property to allow others to join in on the natural enjoyment this home easily provides.

altTextThis 10 bedroom house is listed by Sotheby's for R45m

View this Franschoek home here

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