The Rest Nature Estate is a low density, private and secure residential estate spanning 320 hectares, easily accessed via a new road from the City centre, the elevated terrain offers magnificent views over the valley as far as the mountains of Swaziland.
The Rest offers an excellent range of residences to suit most tastes and budgets, from starter homes up to large mansions.
Buyers can choose from an impressive selection of expertly-designed and individually crafted home styles, each offering spacious and comfortable modern living and surrounded by private gardens.
Or, design your own in accordance with the estate's architectural guidelines. The infrastructure for the first phase of (390 stands) has been installed including paved roads, mains electricity, water and sewerage. More than half of these stands have already been sold to people working in and around Nelspruit, as well as to several buyers from Johannesburg and Mozambique.
In total approximately 900 residential stands ranging in size from 900sqm up to over 16000sqm are planned, divided into five neighbourhoods located around the estate, which fall into four separate development phases:
- Phase 1 - Carissa and Combretum Villages
- Phase 2 - Gordenia Village
- Phase 3 - Albizia Village
- Phase 4 - Eugenia Village
As a semi-tropical nature estate, the variety of trees and fauna is impressive and it is a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. The developers are working with Birdlife SA to create a bird sanctuary within the estate.
In 2013 The Rest became 100% owned by Sanlam Limited, one of South Africa's largest listed insurance and personal financial services companies with annual revenues exceeding 42 billion Rand, through their subsidiary Nelesco 569 (Pty) Limited.
Following extensive consultation with the residents and owners, in late 2013 Sanlam appointed renowned residential community specialist Secondlifestyle as Development Manager. Their international experience includes some of Africa's leading residential estates such as Pecanwood, Dainfern, La Camargue, Simola Golf and Country Estate and the multi award-winning Villas Valriche in Mauritius (voted Best Golf Development and Best Safe Home in Africa).