Find out from local property experts, what Durban North has to offer.
What amenities are on offer in Durban North?
Most of this beautiful part of the country was once a coastal dune forest system, of which there is still evidence in the mangrove swamps. The Umgeni River Bird Park is a popular attraction and bears testimony to the number of birds attracted to the area. Visitors are able to walk through the aviaries and get up close and personal with the birds, making this a very special place. If peace and quiet is your thing, the Japanese Gardens is another terrific place to visit. Enjoy a picnic with friends and family or take a gentle stroll through the oriental landscape which combines tranquillity with an authentic eastern feel.
What draws buyers to the area and what can they expect to pay for a property?
Durban North remains one of the more popular property markets in the broader Durban area. This market is very active because of its proximity to schools, beaches, shopping malls, churches, sports and recreational clubs. The properties which are priced correctly usually sell within a month. The most active price band is under R3,5m where we are seeing a stock shortage. In the higher price bands (R5m plus) stock is not turning as quickly and these homes stay on the market for longer. Property prices have, however, remained realistic and affordable, and it is still possible to purchase a reasonably priced home in the area.
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.