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22 pictures of breathtaking South African homes

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
Nettleton 199 by ARRCC Eclectic
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Regardless of whether you’re in Cape Town, Pretoria, Bloemfontein or Durban (or one of the various little towns scattered across our country), chances are that you’ve come across a house that took your breath away.

Well, hold on to that thought, because our newly updated list of breathtaking homes in South Africa is about to rival whatever stylish structure you think is the best…

1. Don’t you just love the symmetrical style of this modern house?

2. Who knew a courtyard pool and garden décor could spice up a house so tremendously?

3. This gorgeous glass castle enjoys a subtle style.

4. We won’t deny that the breathtaking view plays a part in this Camps Bay house’s splendour.

Camps Bay House 1 Minimalist house by GSQUARED architects Minimalist
GSQUARED architects

Camps Bay House 1

GSQUARED architects

5. This colonial house’s back yard seems to be all about socialising.

Exterior of the house Colonial style house by Carne Interiors Colonial
Carne Interiors

Exterior of the house

Carne Interiors

6. Just see how texture and contrasting materials add rich character to this house’s façade.

Northern Perspective Modern houses by Facet Architecture Modern
Facet Architecture

Northern Perspective

Facet Architecture

7. This modern structure lying low in the bushveld really is an understated beauty.

Modern houses by REIS Modern

8. We can just imagine the views that this high-rise, structured build enjoys.

Street View _ Upper Tree Modern houses by GSQUARED architects Modern Reinforced concrete
GSQUARED architects

Street View _ Upper Tree

GSQUARED architects

9. Don’t underestimate the sleek style of a container house!

Iconic house view Modern houses by A4AC Architects Modern Aluminium/Zinc
A4AC Architects

Iconic house view

A4AC Architects

10. Space, style and a view of the lake – this Pretoria house seems to have it all.

Modern Farmhouse - Silverlakes Nature Reserve Modern houses by Karel Keuler Architects Modern
Karel Keuler Architects

Modern Farmhouse—Silverlakes Nature Reserve

Karel Keuler Architects

11. The way this house opens up really enhances its social ambience.

12. And speaking of social, don’t you think this back yard is the ideal party spot?

13. This house’s cubic shapes combined with sleek finishes ensure a most memorable style.

Salida del Sol Morningside Modern houses by Flaneur Architects Modern
Flaneur Architects

Salida del Sol Morningside

Flaneur Architects

14. Is this a Cape Town house, or a high-class art gallery overlooking the Atlantic?

Nettleton 199 by ARRCC Eclectic

Nettleton 199


15. If you’ve got it, flaunt it – that seems to be the motto of this modern masterpiece.

16. With this breathtaking location, can you really blame this house for opening up like this?

Hout Bay House Modern houses by M&M Designs Modern
M&M Designs

Hout Bay House

M&M Designs

17. All those stacked terraces and balconies on a sloping landscape make this modern stunner the king of the hill.

18. With its unique layout and various materials, this house has a surprise in store around every corner!

19. As far as first impressions go, this Pretoria house definitely knows how to impress!

20. A modern mansion on a cliff overlooking a lush forest? Talk about a dream home…

Elevation of House Modern houses by Gottsmann Architects Modern
Gottsmann Architects

Elevation of House

Gottsmann Architects

21. This stacked build with its spacious layout is simply perfect for panoramic views.

Contemporary House Modern houses by homify Modern Glass

Contemporary House


22. Geometric styles and balancing volumes combine to conjure up this sleek stunner – and we’re simply green with envy!

So, which house is your favourite?
Modern houses by Casas inHAUS Modern

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