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Highland Gate – New World Wealth Ranking

Highland Gate Golf and Trout Estate has been rated by New World Wealth as one of the top lifestyle estates in South Africa for 2022.  New World Wealth has been rating over 200 top-end estates over the country for the last seven years.  Zest took a closer look into why Highland Gate scored strongly on the following categories:


Maintenance of estate

Golf maintenance teams strive to ensure the best results, which also benefit residents of golf estates who wake up to lush, manicured landscapes… A real feast for the eyes!

Location, views, and scenery

As quoted by New World Wealth “Highland Gate is located in the Steenkampsberg mountain range near Dullstroom. This estate is unique, as it is located right inside the mountains, making it one of the most picturesque estates in the country.”

The views from multiple locations on the estate are breath taking.

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Design and space

The Ernie Els signature golf course is only two and a half hours from Johannesburg extends over 700 hectares, of which only 30 percent will be developed. The residential component consists of 455 prime stands ranging between 770m² and 1900m². The remainder of the property has been left in its natural state for residents to enjoy nature at its best.


The gate and estate are manned 24 hours a day with a security vehicle on the estate. Only registered domestic workers and builders will be given access. To ensure access control there is a stringent process of registration for all stand owners and authorised personnel. Authorised persons have access discs/ cards and visitors are required to sign in and park in designated areas.

Activities and facilities available on the estate

The focus is not only on the championship level golf course, but also the wealth of leisure activities the estate offers, including hiking trails, a tennis court, fly fishing, mountain biking, picnic spots, swimming and bird watching. This will ensure the whole family is catered for in this rare and tranquil setting.  The Clubhouse has the conference area for team building, the Flycatcher Restaurant that caters for all your meal requirements, a snack bar and Pro shop for all your golfing needs.

Birdlife and nature

The birdlife here is also very impressive with Malachite Sunbirds, Red-collared Widows, Brown-hooded Kingfishers, and Long-crested Eagles.

Environmental awareness

This estate offers a unique ecologically friendly lifestyle with natural indigenous wilderness areas being preserved by carefully considered Agricultural & Landscaping Guideline.

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Investment value

There is the opportunity to get a return on your capital investment from rentals to guests visiting the Estate. And this can be combined with the opportunity for you, family and friends equally to enjoy the experience of getting away to this superb environment.

So yes, we can fully understand why it has been awarded this very prestigious status. There are options of buying vacant stands in a price range of between R350,000 and R1,050,000, houses in the range of between R6,795,000 and R11,700,000 or alternatively a share in a house. So should you wish to find out anything more about the Estate please contact us – info@zestpropertygroup.co.za or call 013 254 0219

Written by: Liza Senekal – Intern Property Consultant @ Zest Property Group – liza@zestpropertygroup.co.za

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