In July 2013, Sanlam Limited acquired 100% of The Rest Eco Nature Estate and appointed Secondlifestyle as its development managers. Sanlam invested heavily in new infrastructure, including security upgrades to boost investor confidence, and restore and rebuild the brand as The Rest Nature Estate. 2014 saw a market turnaround, and coupled with an expanded marketing campaign, the estate has seen continued growth in sales, which has continued in an upward trajectory for the past five years.

After a sustained marketing campaign, new product offerings and extensive infrastructure spend, the estate has seen a 180 degree turnaround in success, and was voted ‘The Best Residential Development in South Africa’ in 2017/2018 at the International Africa & Arabia Property Awards. The award recognizes excellence in the worldwide property industry and is a first for a residential development in Mpumalanga.

2017/2018 Top Residential Marketing award in South Africa.
2017/2018 The Best Residential Development in South Africa – 5 star award.

The Africa & Arabia Property Awards are judged by an independent panel of 70 international industry experts. Judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability. The Africa & Arabia Property Awards are the largest, most prestigious, and widely recognised programme throughout the regions. The official awards website is