Antique lamps, crystal chandeliers, fully furnished indoor cinemas and meticulous landscapes are just some of the features found in South Africa’s most expensive houses for sale. And while these homes make no apologies for their opulence, private cinemas, heated swimming pools and massage rooms are luxuries most of us simply cannot afford. That however, does not mean we can’t take a peep into the luxurious homes resided in by the country’s elite.
These are five of South Africa’s most expensive houses for sale according to Property24.
1. R360 million: 8 Bedroom House in Camps Bay
Camps Bay House
The Enigma Mansion, located between Clifton and Camps Bay, resides on Cape Town’s most expensive land. The over 7000 square meter property offers unobstructed views of the Atlantic Seaboard as well as a 3D cinema, Versace pool, teahouse, Balinese massage temple and underground parking. Additionally, The Enigma Mansion boats a state-of-the-art media room, dance studio, sauna, wine cellar, gym and of course breakfast, lunch and dinner menus served by acclaimed Chef Richard Chamberlain. This palatial property is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most expensive houses for sale.
2. R120 million: 9 Bedroom House in Upper Constantia
Upper Constantia 1
Previously owned by Earl Spencer and visited by the late Princess Diana, it’s not hard to see why this 2 acre makes the list of South Africa’s most expensive houses for sale. The residence includes en-suite dressing rooms in each of the main bedrooms, a wine cellar, library, tennis court and two vineyards.
3. R110 million: 5 Bedroom House in Fresnaye
This five bedroom house boasts rare white Carrara marble floors, an elegant living room area housing three fireplaces, a custom bar, gourmet kitchen and spectacular views of the ocean towards Robben Island. Additional features include lift access, a cinema, braai area, swimming pool and fully equipped gym. Situated at the end of an exclusive cul de sac, this property is third on the list of South Africa’s most expensive houses for sale
4. R78 million: 4 Bedroom House in Uitzicht
Designed by architect, John Halford, this property boasts a pool room, wine cellar, private lounges, heated indoor-outdoor swimming pool and gym. At approximately 8.84 hectares this Uitzicht residence commands a glorious view over the lagoon and provides private access to the beach.
5. R75 million: 10 Bedroom House in Upper Constantia
Upper Constantia 2
Cielo nel Capo’s architecture is reminiscent of a Tuscan Villa. Considered to be one of the top properties in Africa, Cielo nel Capo has featured in Hollywood, European and Bollywood films in addition to numerous advertising campaigns.
This villa which is set over five levels, accessible by two elevators, boasts a state of the art cinema, heated indoor swimming pool, tennis court, spa and steam room. Cielo nel Capo has a home automation system which controls lights, pool pumps, irrigation, security gates and is integrated with a comprehensive alarm system. Cielo nel Capo is number five on the list of South Africa’s most expensive houses for sale.