The Estate

San Lameer Estate is South Africa’s own tropical paradise! It has something to offer the whole family as well as having direct access onto two magnificent blue flag beaches.

Based on the South Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, San Lameer was the very first golfing estate developed in South Africa. It is a 200-hectare nature conservancy, landscaped with 616 privately owned stands of which 599 villas have been developed. These villas surround the challenging 18-hole Championship golf course, a world class hotel and spa. The climate of San Lameer is pleasantly sub-tropical, with cool breezes from the Indian Ocean.

It is a dream holiday location for golfers, beach lovers and families and offers superb investment opportunities.

Our History

The land that currently comprises San Lameer was originally granted by the state to a Colonel GH Langeler in 1938, who developed the property as a private estate.

A keen naturalist, Colonel Langeler introduced various exotic and indigenous flora to ensure a careful balance of the ecology and he had created a haven of considerable beauty by the time of his death in the 1970’s. His trust stipulated that any new owner should continue with his nature conservation drive.

Sanlam (one of South Africa’s biggest Life Insurance companies) bought the land in 1974. In July 1977, San Lameer was proclaimed a private township in terms of the San Lameer Town Planning Scheme. Working on the results of several conservation studies, the Scheme stipulated that development on the property could take place on only 40% of the estate, and that 60% should be left in its natural state. A maximum density of 20 residential units per hectare was allowed.
In 1990, additional land was purchased to enable the introduction of the championship golf course and clubhouse, which were built according to strict conservation requirements.


Our 18-hole Championship golf course is challenging and designed around a wetland forest. Game abounds, with 195 bird species, indigenous buck and other species. We also have a 9-hole Mashie Pitch & Putt course which is lit up on certain evenings (on request) to offer a fun round of Night Golf. The Clubhouse Restaurant offers good value, delicious meals and a magnificent view as does the Clubhouse Bar.


Self-Catering Villas are available for rental. The villas blend with the surrounding natural environment and have superb views of the sea or golf course. Accommodation ranges from bachelor apartments to 5 bedroom luxury Mediterranean style villas. Our professional rental team will assist you to find the perfect villa for your holiday. Villas can be rented for a two night or longer stay throughout the year.


A full range of villas are available for purchase. You can view a comprehensive list of villas and new development sites on the Villa Sales Web Page. The Villa Sales Team is here to assist you in finding your perfect, dream holiday, investment villa.


The 4-star Hotel and Spa is near Southbroom on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast at San Lameer Golf Estate, and is situated on the banks of the Umhlangamkulu Lagoon with access to a pristine Indian Ocean beach.