Around the world in 80 properties: A grand estate in South Africa

In our latest series, we profile a different spectacular home each week from around the world.

It would be hard for any home to compete with the beauty of the scenery in Cape Town, South Africa. But in this house, located on Erinvale Golf Estate just outside of the city, the view is just one of the many beautiful and creative design elements featured.

There’s the cathedral ceilings and stained glass in the master bedroom, the black and white tiling around the pool, the cleverly-designed wine cellar, the salmon faux-finished walls, and, of course, views of the False Bay and the Helderberg mountain ranges. And all of the furniture is included in the sale.

Currently listed for 21,950,000 South African Rand (about $1.7 million), the home has a master residence plus two guest apartments where we are sure all your friends will want to stay.

Despite the listing’s claim that the home is only a “short drive to the city,” it is about 45 minutes away from Cape Town, so don’t expect to be galavanting around town if you buy this place. But when you have such majestic scenery around you, why would you want to?