Estate living

Our Publications

Estate Living Magazine is distributed into 235 Estates across South Africa by print and online to thousands of subscribers monthly.

The Developer Journal focuses on the lifecycle of mixed-use developments, offering insight and new opportunities to property developers.

The Residential Estate Industry Journal, is the official annual reference guide to best practice, policy and procedure, relevant and significant to the residential estate community in South Africa.

Our Current Issue

March 2024


< 1 min read In this issue, we invite you to explore the diverse landscapes of the prestigious Pezula Golf Estate in Kynsna, boasting its unique 18-hole championship golf course and all of nature’s charm and allure.

From breathtaking views the clubhouse offers to a curated selection of facilities, Pezula promises to inspire and enchant even those with the most discerning of tastes.

To give you a glimpse of the beauty, you will notice the publication’s front and back cover form one continuous photo taken of the flagship view on the estate.

Estate Living

December 2023


< 1 min read This edition will have the largest distribution to date. The Estate Living publication launched in 2012, supported by key communities. Today, 232 top-end residential estates across South Africa subscribe to the print publication. Through partnerships, Estate Living digital publication’s distribution reaches 160,000 subscribers and app users.

Estate Living

August 2023

Smart Moves

< 1 min read With the focus of our August campaigns – both within these pages and online across our digital channels – being ‘Smart Moves’, we take a look at some great options for making these smart moves, be it moving home, making investments, or just making day-to-day living a little ‘smarter’.

Estate Living

REIJ Volume 8

< 1 min read Over the last 13 years, Louise Martin and the Estate Living team have provided the industry with a ‘voice’ through sharing relevant information. Focussing on all the pillars of the property sector; from development, management, ownership, service providers, and potential investors. Estate Living promotes community spirit and the value of the industry for all stakeholders.

Estate Living

April 2023

Leading the way

< 1 min read ‘Leading the Way’ is the theme for Estate Living’s 1st edition of 2023. We shine a light on Waterfall City, speak to Dr Antony Turton around the water shortages in South Africa and the effects of load shedding. And if you looking for a local’n lekka weekend away, De Hoop Nature Reserve will offer you some mystery and mayhem.

Estate Living

November 2022

On The Move

< 1 min read We often hear people commenting on how 2022 has whizzed by. Now that I’m writing the editor’s letter for the final edition of Estate Living in 2022, I would have to agree – well, in part. To all our readers, we hope you enjoy your festive season with family and friends. Take care of yourself and, even if you are working in December, make sure you have a well-deserved break. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

Estate Living

August 2022

Lift as you Rise

< 1 min read In the roll-up to Women’s Day, there is no better way to celebrate the women of our nation and the fantastic Banyana Banyana win at the Africa Cup of Nations than with a tribute to the leaders and influencers who are working tirelessly to better the industries and communities they serve.

Estate Living

June 2022


< 1 min read As Estate Living has just eclipsed its 50th edition, we’ve decided to give the magazine a fresh look; it’s not a facelift, just a little botox! We hope that you enjoy the subtle changes. We trust that you will enjoy reading this edition as much as we did collaborating with the experts to put it together for you.

Estate Living

April 2022

50 and Fabulous

< 1 min read This is the 50th edition of the printed Estate Living magazine. It is quite amazing to write that sentence. I can remember the very first edition like it was yesterday. We launched Estate Living in October 2012. Dirk Uys was the first community manager to support us, and we showcased Arabella Country Estate on our front cover.

Estate Living

December 2021


< 1 min read What a year 2021 has been! For Estate Living, the last 18 months have been a time of constant change – as we are sure is the case for nearly all of you. Instead of dwelling on the challenges, we wanted to rather use this opportunity to reflect on some of the successes we have experienced during the pandemic – because there have been many! Please stay safe on the roads, enjoy the travel adventures and have a wonderful festive season. Just like you, we’ll be toasting to good health and plenty more successes in 2022.

Estate Living

November 2021


< 1 min read There is no doubt that the world, South Africa, our businesses and home environments have changed over the last year and a half. But the one thing that remains a constant is the benefits of estate life. The positive effects of living in community-driven environments have been seen far and wide, and the support within these structures has been a solace for many.

Estate Living

REIJ Volume 7

< 1 min read ARC would like to thank Estate Living as well as all contributors to this journal, and trust that you will find it a useful resource and a wonderful coffee-table addition to all your reception areas.

Estate Living

April / May 2020


< 1 min read Everything changes, everything stays the same. We have changed the way we do most things – the big things and the little things – and we’ve changed the way we think about life, the future, our friends and families. But we’re also trying to keep some perspective, some normality.

Estate Living

December 2019

Issue 3

< 1 min read In September this year, heads of state and government will gather at the United Nations headquarters in New York to follow up and comprehensively review progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And that’s a big deal.

Estate Living

December 2019


< 1 min read There is a theory that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, and that the rotation of the earth is speeding up. If that’s true, it means that time is going quicker, and it certainly seems as if it is. It seems like only yesterday that we were singing ‘Auld lang syne’, and now 2019 is pretty much all over bar the shouting. Here’s to a joyful festive season – a time of relaxation, friends, family and fun – and an awesomely fantastic, productive, effective and super-fun 2020.

Estate Living

REIJ Volume 6

< 1 min read It is with immense pleasure that we can bring you this, the 6th edition of the Residential Estate Industry Journal, which was launched at the 7th ARC Annual Conference held at San Lameer on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The Association of Residential Communities (ARC) enters its 11th year of existence, during which we have experienced much change, both negative and positive.

Estate Living

September 2019


< 1 min read It’s spring. Birds are singing, leaves are budding and there’s new life everywhere. So, throw off those heavy winter woollies. It’s time to stretch your wings, explore new territory, and frolic a bit – rediscover the joy of living. Most importantly, let’s celebrate the longer days by making the most of every single one of them.

Estate Living

August 2019


< 1 min read We can make the world more sustainable, more liveable and more fun. The limit is our imagination.

Estate Living

July 2019


< 1 min read Everything we do has an effect: on ourselves, our families, our communities, and – possibly – the whole world. It’s all connected, from the tiniest element to the biggest.

Estate Living

June 2019

Design for Living

< 1 min read Great lifestyles don’t just happen – they have to be planned, designed. And that involves far more than deciding what colour curtains to hang, or where to put the couch.

Estate Living

May 2019

Invest SA

< 1 min read Investing in South Africa is more than putting some funds into a fixed deposit or squirrelling away a few K every month in an endowment. And it’s also more than buying property – although that is part of it.

Estate Living

April 2019

Retirement Living

< 1 min read There are two ways of looking at retirement. In the past, it was the dreaded interim between being useful and being dead, but now it’s the culmination – the pinnacle, the goal we all work towards. The lucky (or clever) ones retire at 40, the rest of us wish we could.

Estate Living

March 2019

The Slow Movement

< 1 min read It always seems to take time to get into the swing of a new year but, by the time March comes round, its pretty much full steam ahead, so we decided to jump off the hamster wheel, stop and smell the daisies, to take stock, and to assess whether all that rushing is really necessary.

Estate Living

February 2019

Smart Moves

< 1 min read With the focus of our February campaigns, both within these pages and online across our digital channels, being Smart Moves, we take a look at some great options for making smart moves.

Estate Living

January 2019

New Beginnings

< 1 min read It’s a brand-new year. Time to start afresh, time to do new things, think new thoughts and try new strategies. So we have a look at what new business disrupters are likely to challenge us in the new year.

Estate Living

December 2018

Alfresco Living

< 1 min read December is generally a time to stop and take stock of the year, and we are delighted to say that we can look back on some phenomenal successes achieved over the last 12 months. We kicked off 2018 by launching our website in February, and bringing in some talented tech pros to help us optimise our content and reach.

Estate Living

November 2018

The Classics

< 1 min read Some ideas have a very short shelf life. But then some things become classics – for the very simple reason that they combine great design, utility and timeless elegance or beauty – and they either never go away, or keep coming back. Classics need not be big and important – they just need to be perfect.

Estate Living

October 2018


< 1 min read While we know residential estates are fantastic places to live, they’re also great investments. And, as we discovered when we started looking, there is more than one way to package your property investment. Hotel rooms are a great way to add to your portfolio.

Estate Living


REIJ Volume 5

< 1 min read We are proud of the 5th annual journal – launched at the annual conference at Serengeti Estates on 13 and 14 September 2018, and trust you will get value from this edition.

Estate Living

September 2018

Precinct Living

< 1 min read Cities and the residential communities within them are changing… Welcome to PRECINCT LIVING, the age-old concept of communities coming together for common interests, safety and investment.

Estate Living

Volume 2

Developer Journal Volume 2

< 1 min read It’s a big brave world out there, and there is so much that’s new and exciting. We’ve had a look at what’s in store once 5G hits the ground with its killer apps, and touched on a few ways you can use that super-speed internet to take your marketing and integrated digital and communication solutions to the next level.

Estate Living

August 2018

New Developments

< 1 min read The property market is changing – for the better in some places, and for the not-really-better in others – so some investors think this is the moment to play hard, play fast and play big, while others are reacting with caution.

Estate Living

July 2018

Retirement and Healthcare

< 1 min read In July, Estate Living has had to research, write about and think about issues that most of us would rather deal with … aftermorrow. Contemplating old age and death can be scary – especially if we focus on the negative – but it can also be liberating.

Estate Living

Volume 1

Developer Journal Volume 1

< 1 min read The Developer Journal is a bi monthly glossy Journal distributed to property developers, with a focus on property development in South Africa. The Journal is a guide to best practice and follows the development cycle, where industry specialists provide expertise for each part of the development process.

Estate Living


REIJ Volume 4

< 1 min read It gives me great pleasure to launch the 4th annual Residential Estate Industry Journal. It is an even bigger pleasure to be doing so at our 5th annual conference, exposition and golf day, attended by a record 150 attendees.

Estate Living


REIJ Volume 3

< 1 min read This, our third annual journal for the residential community industry, is again being launched with the National Conference and Exposition.

Estate Living


REIJ Volume 2

< 1 min read Since establishing The Association of Residential Communities (ARC) in 2008, I have witnessed incredible changes in the sector. One of the most noticeable has been the expectations of owners living in a community association.

Estate Living

June 2018

Smart Environments

< 1 min read Smart Cities, Retirement residential options, Moka City in Mauritius, Pecanwood Estate and Pecanwood Country Club review showing growth for investor market, Sun City and how it stays relevant and still open for business, a review of available property investment opportunities in Kwa Zulu Natal, and finally the ‘code of conduct’ and why it is so important for estates and residents.

Estate Living


REIJ Volume 1

< 1 min read We are extremely proud of the fact that we have now developed an innovative industry journal where you can read about the history of the industry, the many industry initiatives that we have successfully implemented, and the formation of both the Community Associations Institute of South Africa and the Residential Community Council.

Estate Living

May 2018

Country Living

< 1 min read Estate Living printed Magazine is distributed into 80 Estates across South Africa, monthly. This coffee-table styled glossy magazine offers in-depth reviews of some of the most beautiful property in the country, coupled with relevant and engaging content on all aspects of estate life. Supporting the printed publications is the Estate Living E’mag.

Estate Living

April 2018


< 1 min read While other sectors are enjoying a little R&R, the property sector is busy exploding into April. Property shows are popping up everywhere, the biggest being the International Property Show in Dubai, which is an insanely large show and attracts investors from all over the world.

Estate Living

March 2018


< 1 min read What is important in your life? Health? Safety? Creating wonderful memories? At this moment in time, the one thing that is most important to the majority of our Cape Town readers is probably access to clean, free-flowing water in their taps.

Estate Living

February 2018


< 1 min read Like it not, 2018 is officially here. The children are (thankfully) now back at school, New Year’s resolutions have almost been broken, or are being adhered to rather loosely, and payday has finally come and then gone again.

Estate Living

January 2018

City Slickers

< 1 min read Happy New Year! This year promises to be one of inspiration and excitement. It is also one of growth, change and commercial value as we all begin to reap the rewards of all our hard work in previous years.

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