When visitors or immigrants hear about Africa, the image that comes to mind is the global headquarters of squalor. However, before long they discover Africa is home to some of the most beautiful and luxurious homes in the world. Some of these homes have all you need to live almost exclusively with little or no interaction with others. For Africans in the diaspora—as well as African Americans—returning or visiting Africa, looking for a luxury home should be the least of your worries. Are there exotic homes in Africa? Do they measure up to the global standard? Well, read on to find out.
For this list, we present to you ten of Luanda’s choicest million-dollar homes. We have selected homes within serene and secure neighborhoods, with proximity to urban facilities. Some of these homes come in special, reserved neighborhoods, and they will make your stay in Africa worth the while. Without further ado, here is our list.
#1. Miramar Luxury Villa (Luanda Province)Developed by the Angolan real estate company Casa & Solucoes, this home is a true architectural masterpiece. It comes with a large pool at the southeastern part of the house. It is located within the Embaixadas neighborhood, one of the most secure neighborhoods in Luanda.
Within the 400 m2 property is a beautiful tropical garden and spacious terraces for excellent outdoor conditions. On the ground floor, there is the main kitchen and a well-furnished living room which overlooks the backyard. Other facilities that are present in the house include an office, a Master Suite, two bedrooms with large modern closets, and a full bathroom on the ground floor.
On the 1st floor, there is a Comfortable independent studio with a bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchenette. There is also a sauna, jacuzzi, laser area, and security system to deter crime. What’s more, this Villa is built in an elite Luandan neighborhood.
#2. Royal Palace Building (Ingombota)Excellent palace in the city center, in the famous Largo da Ingombotas! The Royal Palace Building is known for its imposing style, excellent condition and is an ideal building for families. The apartment is a T3, fully furnished and ready to enter, consisting of 2 suites (1 was transformed into an office), 1 bedroom, 1 dining room, and 1 living room, 1 fully equipped kitchenette, a pantry, 1 social toilet, and a balcony. The apartment has a great sun exposure, ‘bathed’ by a view of the city’s marginal sense.
#3. Argaka Beach Villas (Argaka)Traditionally designed with a blend of natural materials, this luxury home comprises charming 2 and 3 bedroom luxury detached villas, split-level or double-storey style. In the Argaka Beach Villas, wooden pergolas open onto large sun terraces and private swimming pools or curl up to your wood-burning fireplace in the winter.
The tiled roofs add to their architectural splendor offering you a beautiful home within a picturesque environment. Argaka Beach Villas is an ideal beachfront location. It is a ten-minute drive to Latchi Marina and the Akamas peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
#4. T2 Villa (Ingombota-Ilha Do Cabo)Developed by Square Real Estate, this luxury home costs over $1,000,000. It is an apartment with 2 bedrooms (1 suite), fitted kitchen, 3 WCs, excellent room with balcony overlooking the sea, with good finishes, and central air conditioning. Present in the gated community is also 24h security. The facilities within the luxury home include fully-furnished state-of-the-art bedrooms, a 151 m2. There are jacuzzis, saunas, and a parking garage for up to three cars. There is also a swimming pool for relaxation.
#5. Bahia Building (Ingombotas)This is one of the choicest luxury homes you will find in Luanda. Originally inhabited by Portuguese expats, this home is simply an architectural masterpiece. Besides the brilliant design, it is fitted with a modern spa, a mini-bar, four master bedrooms, and six bathrooms. There is also 24h security, electronic surveillance, unfettered access to commercial service, and housing areas. This is definitely a place you want to call your home in Africa.
#6. Baía Building (City Center)This luxury home makes our list for one major reason—its proximity to the very best facilities Anglo has to offer. It is an excellent 4-bedroom apartment in Edifício Baía. In addition to being in a good area, it is furnished, equipped, large (163,79 m²), and secure. There is a sea/bay view, TV and Internet included, equipment maintenance, equipped kitchen, water/light backups, 1 parking space, a bar, and a spa. This home costs over $1 million.
#7. Ningi’s HouseLocated 6.2 miles from Joaquim Dinis Stadium, Ningi’s House provides accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking. A terrace, a satellite flat-screen TV, and air conditioning units will keep you comfortable while you gnaw at a barbecue. After a day of hiking, cycling, or fishing, guests can relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area.
Jumbo Hypermarket Luanda is 9.9 mi from Ningi’s House, while Estadio dos Coqueiros is 9.9 mi away. The nearest airport is Quatro de Fevereiro International which is 8.7 mi from the accommodations. It is not surprising that the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
#8. Casas de Luanda-GH KinaxixeLocated in Luanda, 50 feet from Natural History Museum, Luanda, Casas de Luanda-GH Kinaxixe offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free parking spaces are provided at the property.
Rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom. There is a shared lounge at the property. Also, Universidad de Catolica is a few steps from Casas de Luanda-GH Kinaxixe, while the Statue of Queen Nzinga is 650 feet from the property. Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport is just 2.5 mi away.
#9. Residencial SocelLocated 2.3 mi from Joaquim Dinis Stadium, Residencial Socel comes with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar, and a shared lounge. The luxury home is around 5 mi from Jumbo Hypermarket Luanda, 5.6 mi from Chamavo Centro Comercial and 5.6 mi from Estadio dos Coqueiros. The accommodations feature a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service, and free WiFi throughout the property.
At Residencial Socel every room comes with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. An à la carte breakfast is available daily on request. Interestingly, it is close to some national landmarks. For example, Natural History Museum, Luanda is 5.6 mi from Residencial Socel, while Luanda Intermarket is 6.2 mi away. The nearest airport is Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport, 3.7 mi from the hotel. Key amenities such as a gym, sauna, and bar are also present.
#10. Afilux ResidencialSet in Luanda, 3.7 mi from Chamavo Centro Comercial, Afilux Residencial offers accommodations with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge, and a garden. Boasting room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodations feature a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen, and free WiFi throughout the property.
All guest rooms are fitted with air conditioning units, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area, and a shared bathroom. Jumbo Hypermarket Luanda is 4.3 mi from Afilux Residencial while Estadio dos Coqueiros is 5.6 mi from the property. The nearest airport, Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport, is only 3.1 mi from the property.
One of the guarantees of luxury and affluence is owning an exotic home. Whether you’re an African returning home or an African American looking to settle in the continent, rest assured that the continent is replete with luxurious homes. Do you know any exotic home(s) which you feel we should have included in the list? Let us know in the comment section.