Considering a permanent lifestyle change or are you after a beach house holiday home in one of the most sought after blue chip suburbs of South Africa? Despite the lackluster economic backdrop, wealthy buyers are still seeing Clifton as a good store of wealth. Considered as the most exclusive, affluent residential suburb in South Africa and the unofficial playground of the worlds’ most rich and famous – Clifton is not only home to some of the most expensive real estate on the continent, but it’s also the most sought-after.
The best blue flag beaches in the world
Flaunting a collection of four beautiful secluded beaches that have been the subject of countless topless travel photos over the years, Clifton 4th beach was awarded Blue Flag status in recognition of its environmental, safety and tourist standards. Boasting four clean beaches, excellent facilities and good-looking lifeguards, Clifton has not only earned the title as Cape Town’s St Tropez, but it was rated the 2nd best in the world on National Geographic’s “New Best Beach Cities list in 2015”. Beautiful people and a phenomenal and infectious vibe complemented by super-yachts, dolphins and outstanding beach weather for at least 7 months of the year make these world-class homes an exclusive address of immense value that every affluent property owner wants to include in their real estate portfolio.
The most glamorous “Iron Man Meets James Bond” houses in the world
The playground of our very own “one-percenters”, Clifton offers everything from beach bungalows, villas and modern apartments to luxury beach houses. Accentuating exquisite architectural exteriors and interiors, these trophy homes highlight spacious two to three-storey properties that boast up to five bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms with jetted bathtubs, open-plan dining areas that flaunt floor to ceiling glass doors, and grand open-plan lounges that extend outside onto cold or heated infinity pools that boast first-class views of the ocean.
Elevators, wine cellars, steam rooms and customised cinemas and gyms
As if these features aren’t enough, additional ‘wow’ features include elevators, wine cellars, steam rooms, and customised cinemas and gyms. As you can imagine… security is far from an afterthought in this top-notch hood. Offering unparalleled 24-hour security with CCTV, video monitoring, and access control at all security entrances, this is one neighbourhood where you’ll never find crime!
With enormous “Iron Man meets James Bond” houses nestled on cliffs with sweeping multi-million dollar views of the Twelve Apostles and the Atlantic Ocean, a beach house in Clifton can easily cost between R10 and R80 million. Topping the list as the most expensive and sought-after property genre of choice for well-heeled local and international buyers, a beach house in Clifton is an attractive place in which to holiday, live, play and invest.
In a country where many feel the need to be closer to the city and enjoy the perks of luxury, safety, and the ocean lifestyle—these trophy properties offer residents a better quality of life, unlike any other. But just remember to have your black card ready!