South Africa is home to gorgeous natural landscapes and an abundance of waterfalls, dams, forests and national parks. Nature has an impact on our well being and what better way to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the scenery than at home.

These 5 estate homes are under R 5 million and will bring the love of nature into your abode and allow you to feel at home while nestled in lush greenery.

1. Westerford – Knysna R3.5million

Nestled in a private nature reserve and off the grid, this property is located a short 7 kilometers out of Knysna and offers a secure environment to bask in the wilderness.

The house offers panoramic views of the estate and a nearby lagoon. The location offers hiking trails, canoeing, fishing posts and picnic spots to set up camp and enjoy the environment.

The house has an abundance of lighting and is an open plan space that is functional with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The Westford Bridge Nature reserve is comprised of indigenous forests, abundant bird life, fynbos and is located in the famous Garden Route.

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2. Mabalingwe – Limpopo R 3.999 million 

A luxury thatch roof home located in the heart of  the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve in Limpopo. The house has four bedrooms and allows you to enjoy the bushveld in a unique way as you sit in the on-deck jacuzzi and enjoy the starry night sky.

Each room is ensuite and offers attention to detail in their design.

A Landrover car is included in the sale of the house and allows you to trek into the wild to explore. The nature reserve offers game drives, paintball and horseback game viewing.

The outdoor spa on offer at the reserve allows you to unwind and relax.

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3. Raptor’s – Hoedspruit R3.22 million

Explore the rich bush at Raptor’s View Wildlife estate located a short 10 minute drive from Hoedspruit. It is a three bedroom and three bathroom bush veld dream. The master suit offers an outdoor shower and bath to enjoy the outdoors while you soak.

The house has detailed and professional finishes and patio doors that stack to open onto the wooden deck and pool.

The nature reserve is home to game life and allows you to gaze at the wild from the comfort of your own home. The house is the perfect location to host a lazy Sunday braai with friends and family as the central fire pit is located on the wooden deck.

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4. The Rest – Nelspruit R4.9million 

A four bedroom house that merges modern finishes and a concrete touches with the natural landscape is located in the Rest Nature real estate in Sonheuwel.

There is a private cinema on the property along with a home studio and guest room. The house is free flowing with an open plan and allows for picturesque sunset pictures and idyllic mountain views.

There is a lap pool located on the deck that offers a stunning view of the estate and is nestled in the trees.

The home is inviting as it offers an open entertainment and dining area.

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