Notwithstanding the weakening economy and South Africa’s housing market, luxury property on the garden route has got its ‘boom’ back! Yes, prime garden route property is in high demand once again and not only with top end Capetonians but also Gautengers and Durbanites. While it’s evident that there are new vigour and confidence in the Garden route property market, the leisure market has woken up and there are major new developments taking place every day.
The Garden Route is a buyers paradise
Celebrated as one of South Africa’s most iconic tourist attractions, the Garden Route, as the name suggests, stretches from Riversdale through to Plettenberg Bay. Voted the sixth best coastal drive in the world by Virtual Tourist, the Garden Route is the world’s best-kept natural secret. Stretching for 400 km along large expanses of panoramic beaches, secluded lagoons, beautiful towering mountain peak backdrops, natural forests, and rolling hills with lush landscapes covered in aloes and fynbos, this breathtaking picturesque region is a highly desirable location to live, play and work. Encompassing some of South Africa’s most appealing and scenic coastlines, the Garden Route is also home to world-class golf courses and secure luxury residential estates.
Dotted with beautiful coastal towns that range from Mossel Bay, George, Wilderness, Knysna, and Plettenberg Bay to Nature’s Valley—the Garden Route is one of the most beautiful coastal regions in the country. A buyers paradise that offers a region of enormous diversity, residents and tourists can indulge in excellent wineries, award-winning golf courses, craft villages, private and public schools, excellent medical facilities, gourmet restaurants, organic farmers markets, antique stores, and luxury furniture and designer clothing boutiques. For those who are looking for a little more than a round of golf can enjoy world-class hiking (the famous Otter trail route), the big 5 safari experience, bird watching, bungee jump, canoeing, fishing, horse polo, mountain biking, and an enormous variety of ocean water sports and yacht sailing. Without a doubt, the Garden Route lets you live life the way it was meant to be.
A sneak peek at the Garden Route property market
Immune to the weakening economy, luxury property on the garden route has been branded as a ‘Buyers Paradise’. Whether you’re looking for a residential home or a holiday home, luxury property on the garden route can accommodate any discerning taste. Home to some of the most expensive real estate in South Africa, you will find everything from grand expansive mansions, villas, modern apartments, farms, and beach bungalows to luxury golf estates in the Southern Hemisphere.
A thriving property market with a rich heritage, property on the Garden Route is increasingly relied upon for being a good, solid property investment. Not only does this coastline offer a much more superior quality of life, but it’s also a real estate hot spot. A major pull for both South Africans and foreign investors, real estate agents are witnessing a tsunami of interest in properties priced from R10 million to R30 million upwards, While the average price of luxury property on the Garden Route can range from R5 million to R25 million, over the past 18 months properties right on the beachfront have been fetching between R20 million and R30 million.
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Luxury property on the Garden Route is without a doubt one of the most inviting investment areas right now. When you invest, you’re investing in a lifestyle that only a few in the world can afford to have. To view luxury property on the garden route, contact Fine & Country today!