The most expensive estates in Durban
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The most expensive estates in Durban

Take a peek inside some of the most expensive estates in Durban, South Africa.

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There are many reasons why people buy properties in an estate.


Many estates offer security, good recreational facilities and are situated in desirable areas.


Although there are hundreds of estates in the province, not many of them come with luxury, beauty and space like the ones listed below.  


The houses in these estates have everything you could ever need, but they don’t come cheap.


Let’s have a look at the list of the most expensive estates in Durban.

Mount Edgecombe Estate

According to its website Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estates has been acclaimed for many years as one of the premier golfing Estates in Southern Africa. It prides itself in giving residents an overwhelming sense of tranquillity, safety and enchantment.

This estate is situated 20 minutes from Durban City Centre, 15 mins from King Shaka International Airport and 10 minutes from Umhlanga Hospital and Medical Centre, the new Gateway Hospital and Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

Median asking price for houses in Mount Edgecombe Estate is R7 075 000.

Cotswold Downs Estate

“Exceptional surroundings, exceptional golfing and exceptional quality of life” is what Cotswold Downs Estate promises to its residents.

The restaurant ‘The Kitchen @ Cotswold’ is famous for serving delicious meals to estate residents. 

Cotswold Downs Estate is situated in Hillcrest.

The median asking price is R 5 422 500.


Zimbali Estate

This estate has its own natural lagoon and forest and is ideal for nature lovers.

It also has kid-friendly pools and play areas.

Zimbali Country Club is one of the country’s most celebrated golf courses.

The estate has a gymnasium, tennis and squash courts.

Five-bedroom houses range from R7 450 000 and the most expensive home is R70 million.


Blythedale Coastal Estate

A house in this luxury estate is set against the backdrop of pristine beaches, unspoilt forests and rivers.

It is the ideal estate for those who love bird watching or are golf enthusiasts or simply enjoy relaxing on the beach.

Blythedale currently sells vacant land and buyers can enjoy building their dream homes. Land starts at R890 000 for 1000 square metres to R5.5m for 1500 square metres right on the beach. 


Izinga Ridge 

Izinga Ridge lies on the beautiful North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal above the town of Umhlanga Rocks.

The estate has superb indigenous landscaping. It also has walkways, cycle paths and children can enjoy playing at the designated play area. 

A 4-room apartment in Izinga Ridge starts from R3 million.


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