Mountainlands Estate forms the south-western section of the Mountainlands Nature Reserve, with its main gate only five kilometres from the historical town of Barberton. Access to the Estate is via a private entrance directly from the R40 tarred road.

The Estate of 1 400 hectares consists of several large indigenous forested valleys, a number of perennial mountain streams and an extensive plains area all set against the majestic backdrop of the Makhonjwa Mountains. The Estate is limited to only eighteen full title private stands, each located with an emphasis on privacy and exclusivity and literally placed in their own secluded valleys.

The completed Nicator lodge straddles one of the main streams.

The common property of the Estate is owned by the Mountainlands Estate Owners Association, made up of the owners of the eighteen private stands, all of whom are compulsory members through notation on their title deeds. Legal mechanisms are in place to prevent future expansion of the number of stands. The wilderness area that you buy today will thus remain wilderness forever. The Owners Association in turn is one of four founder members of the reserve. The Estate has its own management and staff who are responsible for maintaining the estate and servicing the homes or game lodges on the private stands.

The admin complex with offices in the background and stores and garages in the foreground. Architectural style of the admin complex.

Owners have direct access to the rest of the 18 000 hectare (44 480 acre) Mountainlands Nature Reserve through a network of over 90 km of game viewing roads. Here you are surrounded by the nature you love as well as the luxury you demand. And because the entire Mountainlands Estate is private you can drink in its pleasures without taking in the rest of the world.

Each private stand is serviced with water and electricity and all Estate infrastructure has been completed. This includes security and monitored gate from the main road, access roads to all sites and an administrative complex consisting of offices, laundry, workshops, stores, labour quarters and lockup garages for each private stand.

The Estate staff takes care of all cleaning, maintenance and management on the Estate to ensure carefree use by the owners.

Each stand purchase includes:

  • Full title ownership of a 1 ha stand upon which the private home or lodge will be constructed
  • Lock-up garage allocated to each stand (at the admin complex near the entrance gate)
  • Co-ownership (1/18th) of the 1 400 ha Mountainlands Estate and all its amenities
  • Participation and access to the 18 000 ha Mountainlands Nature Reserve
  • Communal amenities on the estate and the reserve
  • Management and maintenance to ensure a lock-up and go lifestyle
  • Professional design, construction, fitment and furnishing of your private lodge (optional)

The Mountainlands Estate has already received all developmental, land use rights and environmental approvals from the relevant authorities. Buyers can therefore, receive transfer of their stands immediately upon purchase with some stands already transferred to new owners. The installation of all estate infrastructure as well as the first private lodge has been completed. Several further private lodges are currently in various stages of design and planning.

A team of specialists was assembled to deliver on the vision of the developer. Read more about the team…

The road into the reserve past the admin complex of the Estate. The turnoff from the R40 road towards the main entrance gate.