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Top 10 wildlife estates in South Africa

05 Jan 2017

Wildlife estates are becoming increasingly popular in South Africa, especially among foreign buyers. Some of the top wildlife estates in the country are listed below, and ranked in alphabetical order. 

This bushveld home in Gondwana Game Reserve, Mossel Bay, has magnificent Outeniqua and Langeberg mountain views. It is on the market for R6.95 million - click here to view.
This follows up New World Wealth’s feature on the top 10 golf and lifestyle estates in South Africa

Gondwana Private Residences

Gondwana is located just outside Mossel Bay and encompasses 12 000 hectares of bushveld. Gondwana is also a game reserve with various lodges. The residences are therefore just a small section of the reserve. Most of stands have impressive views over the game reserve. The number of stands is still undecided. 

To view properties in Gondwana Game Reserve, click here.

Kruger Park Lodge

Intaba Ridge Game Estate is a secure gated estate in the Upper Mpshini Conservancy in Pietermaritzburg, with various options for investors - click here to view.

Kruger Park Lodge is situated in Hazyview on the banks of the Sabie River, 10 minutes away from the Kruger National Park. The estate features a 9-hole golf course and comprises 140 private homes and 84 timeshare units over 110 hectares. 

Hopewell Conservation Estate

Hopewell is located just outside of Port Elizabeth. The estate is particularly large - ranging over 3 000 hectares. The number of stands is as yet undecided. The first phase of 16 units (with permission for a further 25) range in size from 2 500 to 4 000 square metres. 

Intaba Ridge

Mjejane Private Game Reserve is the first of a kind full Big 5 residential estate, which has been incorporated into the Kruger National Park. Stands and fractional ownership are available in the development - click here to view.

Intaba Ridge is located just outside Pietermaritzburg. It offers 200 stands over 300 hectares. Intaba ("Mountain" in Zulu) Ridge refers to the north-facing, mountain ridge within the estate overlooking Pietermaritzburg. 

To view properties available in Intaba Ridge, click here.

Mjejane Lifestyle Estate

Mjejane Lifestyle Estate is located on the banks of the Crocodile River, bordering Leopard Creek and looking onto Kruger Park. Notably, Mjejane has access to the big five. The estate offers just over 200 stands (45 houses have been built to date) over 4 000 hectares with 10km of river frontage. 

To view properties available in Mjejane, click here.


This luxury estate home in Raptors View Wildlife Estate, Hoedspruit, is selling for R3.8 million - click here to view.

Mahathunzi is a new estate located just outside Pietermaritzburg next to Karkloof Safari Spa and Hilton School. It offers 49 stands over 1 000 hectares. 

To view properties available in Mahathunzi, click here.

Raptors View

Raptors View is located in Hoedspruit, near Kruger Park. It offers 300 stands over 1 000 hectares. Around 200 homes have been built to date. Raptors view is one of the most well-established wildlife estates in SA - it has been going since 2000. 

To view properties available in Raptors View, click here.


This magnificent home is set on 1.4ha within Shandon Estate, Nelspruit, with top security and roaming wildlife. It is priced at R13 million - click here to view.

Royalston is located just outside of Port Elizabeth and comprises 185 stands over 1 000 hectares. The development also includes the Royalston Hotel, Frail Care Centre, Wildlife and Education centre, Dog Walking Park and the Lake De La Vie Wedding and Conference Facility. 

Shandon Estate

Shandon Estate and Eco Reserve is located in Nelspruit and consists of 87 stands over 780 hectares. 

To view properties available in Shandon, click here.

Zandspruit Estate

Zandspruit Bush and Aero Estate is located in Hoedspruit, near Kruger Park. It offers 200 stands over 650 hectares. Of the 200 stands, 162 are bush stands and 38 stands are aero stands. The estate is surrounded by Mountains. 

To view properties available in Zandspruit, click here.

Andrew Amoils

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Andrew Amoils

Andrew Amoils

Andrew is the head of research at New World Wealth, a global wealth intelligence company based in Johannesburg. He can be contacted on

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