These South African homes have officially been named as two of the best in the world

International travel website HGTV, in association with LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio International, have released a shortlist of 8 international homes in its “Ultimate House Hunt”.

The shortlist features homes from across the world including properties in the Dominican Republic, Greece, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Canada and two properties from South Africa –  one in Ballito in KZN and the other in Kenton-on-Sea in the Eastern Cape.

The properties were identified as those that they felt would be most appealing to their audience – based on factors such as unique amenities, location and inspirational design.

Ballito – R28,000,000

Dubbed “The Forest House”, this fully automated home in Ballito features 4 bedrooms en-suite, a theatre room, 2 lounges, superior finishes, double garage and ample parking.

There are also several bodies of water on the grounds, including koi ponds, water features and a rim flow swimming pool which seem to flow naturally through the home into the forest “creating a peaceful flow of energy throughout”.

The four bedroom home features an all-glass front door that provides a seamless view straight through the backyard and views beyond, as well as a swimming pool that flows straight through the home.

Kenton on Sea – R60,000,000

Identified as a “Luxury Wildlife Ranch”, the property features, two luxury tented safari units on the banks of the river and traversing rights over a 25,000 reserve.

It forms part of a 25,000 Acre (10,000 Hectare) private Game Reserve, operating as an Eco Tourism destination as well a traditional ‘Big Five’ game-viewing.

The property features 11 bedrooms and bathrooms, 13 Fireplace(s), Gated Entry, and seperate guest quarters.

Other short-listed homes 

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These South African homes have officially been named as two of the best in the world