Novel sales approach for Heron Banks Golf and River Estate

Private Property South Africa

Developer, Craft Homes has introduced a novel “open mandate” approach to the sale of their full title stands in the estate.

Craft Homes is a residential property development company, who has been crafting homes since 1993, predominantly in the Johannesburg and Pretoria regions. They are also developing a golf estate in Vaalpark, situated on the banks of the Vaal river, namely the Heron Banks Golf and River Estate.

This development company has moved away from the norm and has announced that the sale of their remaining 147 full title stands in the estate, will be an open mandate to all real estate agents. To add to the free for all, the developer has announced that a prize of R100 000 (one hundred thousand rand) will be given to the agent who sells the most stands in the coming year, with the prize to be given away at the annual golf day in 2018.

Inside interior of the clubhouse at Heron Banks Golf and River Estate

A list of agents will get a sneak peek at the estate after being invited to attend the annual golf day for 2017.

With 267 stands in total, boat launching facilities with boat houses for sale, wetland areas with an abundance of birdlife and other wildlife such as impala, weekly events such as the park run, a nature walk with focal areas along the river front, the million-dollar pigeon race being held at the venue, an 18 hole Danie Obermeyer golf course, various building packages available on the stands that go for around R700 000 and a trendy clubhouse with a pro shop and conference facilities to be erected in the coming months, it seems like a giveaway.

front view of the clubhouse at Heron Banks Golf and River Estate

In addition, Craft Homes have injected a further R35m into electrical infrastructure upgrades for the estate and the surrounding areas, as well as implementing more amenities into the estate, such as play parks, off-road kiddies bike tracks and a landscaping improvements to the estate.

If you would like to know more about the company, visit:, or if you are an estate agent that would like to stand a chance to win the R100 000 prize, contact their Sales Manager, Jarrid Rahme at to make sure you get onto the field at the golf day”


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