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.