Living on the estate supports the desire to live in a beautiful and peaceful, natural, environment, away from the rush of inner city life, but with the privilege of having modern facilities and amenities to meet everyday needs. St John's village is set apart by the way it provides a variety of lifestyle options for families with children and young adults. There is also a section dedicated to over 55 year-olds, and a frail care/assisted-living unit being developed currently. Different sections in a unique multi-generational layout provide the opportunity to buy or build your own Natal Verandah inspired home. Tamasa provides turnkey packages that design, build, and even landscape your own unique home for you. These designated sections include- the Arboretum, Vineyards, and Meadows. All sections encompass a farmyard Midlands feel with large open spaces that represent the theme of that area. The Vineyards are where Grapes will be grown and harvested. The Meadows will retain the farmyard cattle herd grazing freely in the pastures. The Arboretum was fashioned after the hugely popular Babalonstoren in the Cape, a place where trees and vines are grown partly for scientific study. The sheer vastness of St. John’s Village reinforces a sense of country living – it is breath-taking. In total, it is surrounded by 170 hectares of farm and 65 hectares of conservation land, with 60 percent of this retained for open pastures, gardens and walking trails. Its lush greenery and free-flowing land is not its only allure, the estate in addition, is surrounded by four dams, situated in the north and south boundaries.
The dams and farmland support a diverse ecosystem of wildlife including an array of birds, fish and small game, and this allows for activities for residents such as, bird watching and fishing.