Up and coming Western Cape estates

Private Property South Africa

Local estate agents give more information on the newest estates in the Western Cape.

What makes Sitari different from other developments?

Sitari Country Estate is an integrated lifestyle estate offering buyers a range of properties, amenities and facilities set in a secure environment. Uvest Property Group, the master-developer of Sitari, has spent a considerable amount of time planning the estate. It had to be self-sufficient allowing buyers to move to the country without losing the convenience of urban living. Critical components such as a first-rate Curro school and a neighbourhood mall simply had to be included. In addition, the need for open space for all residents was sensibly considered. A clubhouse with deli/restaurant and luxury resort-style pool adds a touch of exclusivity.

Claudius Combrinck: Executive director, Sitari Property Sales

What are you planning for 2017 in the Cape Town area?

For Balwin Properties, 2017 will see the development of the Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate and the completion of Paardevlei Square, in the historic precinct of Paardevlei in Somerset West. The estate will comprise three very different home types. The Crescent – nine meticulously restored 100-year-old heritage homes, 16 beautifully designed duplexes and the award-winning modern retirement apartments with a state-of-the-art frail-care unit, assisted-living apartments and lifestyle centre. We are privileged to restore the heritage homes bringing them back to life with every attention given to matching a modern family home with a by-gone era. We are determined to protect the integrity of the Paardevlei.

Monique Moller: Property executive, Balwin Properties

What are current trends in estate developments in the Boland/Helderberg area?

Residential estates in South Africa account for R650bn in value currently. The Boland/Helderberg region is a favourite among buyers, especially those from Gauteng migrating to enjoy the tranquillity and beauty on offer. The Western Cape achieved a phenomenal price growth of 12,1% recently, while the Eastern Cape came closest at 5,3% with Gauteng and KZN at 4,1%, according to FNB. Key attributes adding to the demand for estate living are the security and amenities on offer, which often include schools, shopping, restaurants, cycling/jogging trails and gymnasiums. Smaller properties mean less maintenance, less rates and taxes, and shared levies. Estate developments are a sound investment opportunity.

Werner Scheffer: Customer relations manager, MSP Property

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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