It's an international property showdown

Private Property South Africa
Carmel Woodman

We take a look at properties in different countries around the world and how they compare to SA, with how much bang you can get for your buck.

The SA Women’s Hockey team take on Chile, China and the Netherlands next week in an epic Summer Series clash. We thought we’d take a look at how South Africa matches up to these countries off the field. We’ve done a quick comparison based on what kind of home you’ll get in each country, for roughly the same amount.

It’s us versus them, how does our property stack up to property in Chile, China and the Netherlands? Here’s what you can get for around $1million in each place.

South Africa

Home in South Africa

This jewel of a home along the Atlantic Seaboard has dazzling ocean views from all areas of the home. Not only does it have a pool overlooking the sea, but also a deck where many sundowners and dinners can be had, while taking in the magnificence of the South African coastline. This contemporary home has 3 beautiful bedrooms, 2 large bathrooms and a garage, as well as an outside shower. It’s an upmarket, sophisticated lifestyle within this beautiful abode.

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Chile

Home in Chile

This elegant home is located in the heart of Santiago’s new business centre. It boasts 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and a large pool. This 2 storey home has a beautiful 250 year-old tree in the lush garden, making it a one of kind place to stay. The classic design means that this South American home is a timeless investment. It’s a classic lifestyle in an ideal family home, in this prime location in Chile. What more could you ask for?

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China

Property in China

Situated in the only villa district in Chongqing, Poly Golf Garden has beautiful homes with exceptional amenities including access to the lush golf course. This home has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, and the estate has a clubhouse and sports complex. Kids can have a blast at the fun play area in the park, or by the sparkling swimming pool. It’s the perfect family-friendly environment for avid golfers, or simply those who enjoy living near a golf course and having an assortment of amenities readily available.

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Netherlands

Property in Netherlands

This spectacular villa is a rare, tastefully designed abode, built in 1911. While still retaining its vintage air, this home is in peak condition and has recently been restored. Steeped in history, this villa is a stunning investment. It has an elegant entrance with a Belgian stone staircase and a spacious, modern kitchen. There are 3 bedrooms with the option to create a 4th bedroom off the master bedroom. The basement has several storage rooms and a wine cellar. This villa is situated near a river and a forest, which are perfect for bike rides or trail runs.

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What do you think, does South Africa stack up well to these countries? Do you think you are getting a great property deal for your money?

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