About Dainfern Golf Estate

Dainfern, a private Estate nestled away in the northeast of Johannesburg, was acquired by Johnnic Properties in 1985. The old Fourways Golf Course formed part and parcel of the acreage acquired by Johnnic Properties and, after a great deal of research, consulting, planning, and negotiation, the premier lifestyle Estate, Dainfern Golf Estate, was born. In 1986 JCI purchased the company Dainfern Investments (Pty) Ltd and applied for a township to be known as "Dainfern" to be developed on the outskirts of Fourways. This pioneering act would see Dainfern develop into Gauteng’s first Residential Golf Estate and the first Gary Player designed golf course on a residential estate in South Africa opened in 1989. A vision was born.

The township of Dainfern was proclaimed in 1992. The Estate is managed by the Dainfern Homeowners Association originally registered as a Section 21 Company in 1991. Johnnic transferred the management of the Estate to the Dainfern Homeowners Association on 31 August 2000. In accordance with the Company Laws of South Africa, the company profile was changed to an NPC (Not for Profit Company) in 2014. The Estate is governed by a Memorandum of Incorporation and the Estate Rules which are all-embracing and entrench the rights and interests of all Homeowners and residents.

Homes of distinction and style are built in one of fourteen Villages that frame the stunning emerald green 18-hole Gary Player designed championship golf course that ebbs and flows along with the Jukskei River. The golf course is 6,637 meters in length covering 65 hectares of rolling Highveld grassland with groves of shrubs and trees sprinkled across the landscape. The dams and streams lend a serene and soothing quality to the scene.

Benefits to residents include a free Shuttle service which is particularly useful in getting from one end of the Estate to the other, as well as dedicated onsite fire services offered by FireOps SA who are on standby to assist with combatting fires and attend to various other emergencies. There is also a leading onsite paramedic service available – SLA (Specialised Logistical Assistance). We also offer a free recycling service to all homes through Safe Waste Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

The Estate is fully matured with 1 235 homes ranging in size from 450m2 to more than 800m2 on stands measuring between 790m2 to 1 600m2. Each Village has its character and personality with homes designed by many of the best and most highly respected architects in South Africa. Contractors are required to adhere to stringent building standards to ensure that the Estate remains aesthetically pleasing to residents and visitors alike.

Lanseria International Airport is a mere 18 minutes’ drive from Dainfern Golf Estate. Travel for business or leisure has never been this convenient.


Security on the Estate is state-of-the-art and the two entry gates at Cedar Road and Broadacres Drive are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a highly sophisticated access/egress system. Strict access control procedures are in place, including a biometric system for ease of access for residents and members of the golf club.

The Estate is patrolled by a fleet of roving vehicles with armed officers in various locations. The 8.4km perimeter electric fence is monitored by high-tech cameras and are viewed by the control room, which is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Fidelity staff are well equipped and expertly trained for dealing with any type of emergency. We also have a leading onsite paramedic service available – SLA (Specialised Logistical Assistance) as well as dedicated onsite fire services offered by FireOps SA.

Visitors to the Estate are reminded to ensure they have their drivers’ licence with them, or an identity document – without this, access will not be permitted.

Complimentary Lifestyle events take place throughout the year and are an important element in forging a strong sense of community.

We host several family events within our facilities throughout the year and this creates a stunning vibe and sense of belonging to all our residents, offering an opportunity of being able to socialise without having to leave the security offered by an estate environment.

One of the best-selling features of Dainfern Golf Estate is and has always been the security of the Estate. Residents can live their lives without worrying about their safety. Families can relax and children can ride their bikes, kick a ball on the Oval, play in the parks, enjoy tennis and squash or spend an activity-filled afternoon in one of our two swimming pools.

Our beautiful Clubhouse with its modern facilities includes two restaurants (SIX33 and SIX33 Grill house), a Members’ Lounge, Halfway House, and conference facilities that complete the picture. Corporates are able to host conferences, product launches, and team-building events for their clients and staff in a secure setting. For residents, there is nothing better than spending a tranquil Saturday or Sunday morning having breakfast on the terrace, with an unparalleled view of exquisite beauty spread out before them with the restaurants overlooking the incredible golf course.

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Captains of Industry also call Dainfern home as the safety and security of their families are of paramount importance to them. Dainfern is a preferred choice of all international companies to house their expat employees who are on contract in Dainfern.

World-class facilities right on your doorstep.

Dainfern Golf Estate offers the ultimate lifestyle of living in an exceptionally secure environment that has beautifully manicured gardens, a prestigious golf course and a wide variety of educational, shopping and entertainment facilities right on your doorstep.

These schools include:

  • American International School of Johannesburg
  • Beaulieu Preparatory and College
  • Brescia House School
  • British International College
  • Broadacres Academy
  • Chartwell College
  • Crawford Preparatory and College
  • Dainfern College
  • Fourways High School
  • HeronBridge College
  • Kings School Bryanston
  • Kyalami Preparatory
  • Lonehill Academy
  • Pinnacle Kyalami
  • Reddam House Helderfontein
  • St Peter’s Preparatory and College
  • St Stithians College
  • Steyn City School

Shopping centres in the vicinity:

  • Broadacres Shopping Centre
  • Cedar Square Shopping Centre
  • Chartwell Corner Convenience Centre
  • Dainfern Square
  • Dainfern Valley Shopping Centre
  • Design Quarter
  • Fourways Crossing
  • Fourways Mall
  • Leaping Frog Shopping Centre
  • Lonehill Shopping Centre
  • Pineslopes Shopping Centre
  • The Mall of Africa

Entertainment close to Dainfern:

  • Cedar Square Shopping Centre
  • Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park
  • Fourways Mall
  • Lion and Safari Park
  • Montecasino
  • The Cradle of Humankind
  • The Mall of Africa