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Gauteng

Fourways

With Accelerate Property Fund owning a large portion of business right land and partnering with the Fourways Precinct, residents in this (and surrounding) areas can almost be assured that the plans for the improvement and development of the area will increase residential property values exponentially in the coming years. The announcement last year from Accelerate, indicating that they plan to turn this node into a world-class shopping and business destination, is an exciting one, and we can expect to see visitors from all over Africa flocking to this area. The plan, which is already under way, is to combine Fourways Mall with surrounding malls to create one...

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Western Cape

Bantry Bay

Bantry Bay is an exclusive suburb of Cape Town on the bottom slopes of Lion’s Head, between Clifton and Sea Point, overlooking a rocky coastline.  It is, as Cilfton, one of the most wind-free areas in the Cape (enjoying around 290 wind free days a year).  It was originally called Botany Bay as it was a botanical garden that was planted here for the cultivation of medicinal herbs, and was renamed during World War I. Freehold property in Bantry Bay is a small portion of the overall market (20,59%) and the remainder is sectional title schemes.  Most of the homes built here are designed to maximise on the views, often with multiple levels, and the...

Big Bay

Big Bay is a small suburb (on Big Bay itself) within the greater Bloubergstrand area with iconic views across Table Bay of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. This small hub’s property market mainly consists of homes within estates (55,58%) or sectional title property (39,98%) and only 4,43% freehold property. With this area having only recently been developed to the extent it is now, the majority of the homes here are less than ten years old. Most of the owners of property in this area are in the 36 to 49 year old bracket (46%) with 37% being more mature, in the 50 to 64 year old age bracket. While Big Bay is the ideal place for those who...

Bloubergstrand

Bloubergstrand (colloquially known as ‘Blouberg”) is a suburb of Cape Town along the shores of Table Bay that is ±15km north of the city centre.  The name, directly translated from Afrikaans is “blue mountain beach” and the name originates from a nearby mountain called Blaauwberg.  This suburb is predominantly a residential area and many owners here tend to be those who are attracted to an active water sport lifestyle, or investors who rent their properties out as holiday accommodation. It is from the beach at Bloubergstrand that the classical view of Table Mountain can be seen, and is a popular location for young and old...

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Camps Bay

Camps Bay is known for its long and wide stretch of beach, and while quiet in the winter months, is abuzz with activity in the summer season.  Tourists, both foreign and South Africans, flock here in the warmer months and the “secret season” – the autumn months when the weather is still warm but the wind dies down and the days are still quite long. Apart from the main Camps Bay Beach, there are many others in the immediate vicinity that offer different activities at each.  Oudekraal offers a sheltered series of tiny beaches with a well-maintained picnic and braai area.  Lui Bay (Witsand) is a popular dive site, Koeël Bay is...

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Clifton

CLIFTON – ONE OF THE MOST AFFLUENT SUBURBS OF CAPE TOWN Clifton, a suburb between Bantry Bay and Camps Bay on the Atlantic Seaboard, is home to some of the most sought after and expensive properties in Cape Town. There is a mix of freehold and sectional title property here, with the majority being apartments.  It is world-renowned for its four pristine beaches, Clifton 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th (which has been awarded Blue Flag status) only accessible via steep steps, and offers a sheltered wind-free environment for most of the year. Homes here are built on steep slopes, so the majority of these have uninterrupted 180° views of the...

Gardens

The affluent Cape Town City Bowl suburb of Gardens is well known as a destination of choice because of its glut of restaurants, coffee shops, bistros, boutiques, home décor studios, and hotels and the majority of people who live here tend to be young professionals seeking to be near the city centre itself.  Gardens is also well known for its large creative industry and it is home to many design studios as well as modelling agencies, production and publishing companies.  Then, too, is the world-renowned Mount Nelson Hotel, and close proximity to the Company’s Gardens and De Waal Park (right next door) where free concerts are held in...

Hout Bay

Hout Bay (derived from the Afrikaans Houtbaai, meaning “wood bay”) is now classified as a town, it’s no longer the sleepy fishing village of yesteryear.  Since the early 15th Century Hout Bay has retained close links with the City of Cape Town, and in the early days this village used to be the main link with Cape Town’s boat repairmen who brought ships into the bay to repair and then took them back out again once done. After the timber supplies diminished in Hout Bay these men turned to fishing to make a living and the fishing industry was created.   Today people (including residents from Constantia) commute along the beach road to...

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Mouille Point

Mouille Point is an exclusive suburb of Cape Town positioned between Green Point and the Atlantic Ocean and bounded by the V & A Waterfront, Granger Bay and Sea Point.  This suburb is a niche area which is predominantly high-end apartment blocks with spectacular views of the ocean or the green belts of the Green Point Urban Park and Metropolitan golf course.  There is only 1,07% in freehold property in Mouille Point, and the remainder is sectional title.  Owners here are mostly in the 50 to 64 year old age bracket, with a large percentage being in the 65 or older age group.  It is a small suburb with only two major roads running...

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Sea Point

Sea Point is an affluent, densely populated suburb sited between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, but has the convenience of being a few kilometres from Cape Town’s CBD and is surrounded by other affluent suburbs such as Green Point, Mouille Point, Bantry Bay and Fresnaye.  This is the only seaside suburb of Cape Town with significant high-rise development, which has given it a cosmopolitan contemporary feel and is very popular with young professionals. The demographic mix is diverse in this area, and it has a large percentage of international visitors living here as well as locals.  The majority of property in Sea Point is sectional...

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