We take a closer look at the next potential holiday hotspot and investigate a worthwhile property investment you may want to throw your money at, should you have some. The great thing about the market at the moment is that times are tough, which also means that when it comes to property, you can certainly find a good deal.
Speaking to agents specializing in the KwaZulu-Natal area, the general consensus is that trends certainly suggest that the biggest area of growth will be further up the north coast. Since King Shaka International Airport moved to the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, areas like Ballito have boomed. Property in that area has seen unprecedented growth in recent years. Developments like the Zimbali Coastal Resort and Golf Estate and the Simbithi Eco-Estate have become popular holiday destinations for Gauteng families, and property owners are able to charge a premium for peak season rentals.
The north coast is serviced by some of the best highways in the country, and although many of their beaches are rocky in parts, there is still great swimming to be had. The rocky beaches suit those with young families as the rock pools are excellent places to take youngsters for supervised swims, or fish watching. There are several world-class golf courses in the area, with Zimbali and Princes Grant being two of the best. From places like Zinkwazi and Blythedale, Gateway (one of South Africa’s largest malls) is only a hop, skip, and a jump away. This ensures that on the rainy days there is still easy access to things to do.
No doubt at some point in your life you’ve been offered a chance to invest in something you never thought would take off, or never thought was worth the risk and later regretted it. Property is one of those investment opportunities that very rarely has a pitfall, yet the immense investment required often dissuades people from jumping in.
OnRoute have earmarked two exciting developments worth looking at before it’s too late!
Only 20 minutes north of Ballito, along the Dolphin Coast, this one thousand-hector property development offers lifestyle living with 3.2 kilometres of unspoiled beaches, tranquil forests, and a pristine river frontage. The Blythedale Coastal Resort promises to be the next major attraction in KZN. With five different living environments within this one estate, you can choose a property in the hills, forest, on a golf course, equestrian farm or the private luxury residences along the ocean.
Situated just one hour North of Durban, Jackalberry offers affordable stand-alone freehold housing just a few kilometres from the beautiful Zinkwazi Beach. This estate is set on the banks of the Tugela River and offers two and three bedroom homes. Jackalberry also features a 9-hole golf course (with 18 tee boxes), an events centre, bar, and restaurant. Jackalberry is positioned as a country club estate offering entry-level homes.