Learn more about Melkbosstrand from local property experts.
What attracts buyers to Melkbosstrand?
Melkbosstrand lies on Cape Town’s Western Seaboard, nestled between the Blaauwberg and Koeberg nature reserves. This makes it an ideal spot for birding, hikes, picnics and walking trails. Surfers enjoy the 7km stretch of beach and the laid-back lifestyle in an area which has relatively few developments. This is also the perfect base from which to explore the West Coast’s atmospheric fishing villages, seafood and carpets of spring flowers, travelling along the R27 all the way to Namibia. The Atlantic Beach Golf Club offers 18 holes against a beautiful coastal backdrop, and is a popular residential area with the benefits of round-the-clock security and communal facilities and amenities.
What is happening in the property market in this area?
Melkbosstrand has over time become a very sought-after village. Initially known as a holiday town, it has gained popularity for all who seek a healthy balance between city and rural lifestyle with the added bonus of a low crime rate. There is a high demand for homes priced between R2,5m and R3,5m, and for flats priced below R1m. Higher-priced properties (in excess of R5m) are slower moving. However, we are seeing an increased demand for these lately. Melkbosstrand property prices are very resilient and even show growth when the rest of the market has taken a downturn.
What do you love about Melkbos?
Melkbos is a beautiful and peaceful town with old-school charm. Neighbours care and the community is close-knit. Long stretches of pristine beach with crystal-clear water lapping at your feet while the little ones learn to surf in the gentle waves. Melkbos welcomes all ages from the retired to the newlyweds raising families. The sound of fog horns at dawn in the winter. Walking on the “wild side” beach at Haakgat for total escapism from the city, even whilst you gaze at the breathtaking Table Bay vista.
Hayley Bird: Principal, Complete Coast Properties
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.