Estate agents view on Kloof

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Find out from the property experts what they think of the lifestyle and property market in Kloof, KZN.

What do you personally love about Kloof?

What I personally love about Kloof is the captivating greenery; it's a leafy suburb with the majority of the properties featuring sizable plots. It’s centrally situated with relatively quick and easy access to both Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It boasts some of the most sought-after schools in KZN and is in close proximity to some really wonderful golf courses. Kloof is substantially cooler than Durban itself and, although it can get extremely hot during summer, it still manages to remain a steady three to four degrees cooler than in the city. The winters are a lot colder, but make a stunning environment for those winter fires.

Trevor Lauderdale: Branch manager, Tyson Properties Upper Highway

What's the average price of freehold and sectional title property in Kloof?

At this stage freehold homes are selling for between R1m and R2,999m, although there have been a significant number of sales around the R4m mark and beyond. The sectional title sector is dominated by properties priced between R1m and R1,5m. However, as with the freestanding sector, our stats reflect that there have been a number of properties which have sold for over R4m. There is also a strong retiree market in Kloof and the area features the many landmark retirement options of the Upper Highway including the likes of Le Domaine, Rob Roy, Green Meadow Lane and Hillcrest Country Retirement Estate.

Michele Wilson: Director, Seeff Hillcrest, Kloof and Waterfall

Why buy in Kloof?

The question should be, why would you not buy in Kloof? There is amazing value for money in any type of home you choose. Ranging from second-hand established homes with gardens to new gated estate developments, the value per square metre is incredible in comparison to other upmarket areas. Most houses have lush gardens and good security, and don’t forget nearby Kloof Country Club with its excellent golf course. Kloof is just 20 minutes from Durban. It has quirky shops, malls, fine restaurants and casual bush bars as well as tree-lined country lanes, gardens in year-round bloom, abundant birdlife and privacy, peace and quiet.

Pam Mullany: Agent, Pam Golding Properties Kloof

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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