Views - the top selling factor for property on the Western Seaboard

The areas of Bloubergstrand, Sunset Beach, Big Bay, Sunningdale, Parklands and Table View on the Cape Western Seaboard - which is situated just 20km north of the Cape Town CBD - offer buyers an exclusive lifestyle that is on par with the best in the world, says Caron Leslie, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Property Associates, whose office services these areas and surrounds.

RE/MAX Property Associates is currently marketing this spacious, three-bedroom, two-bathroom top floor apartment in Table View that is ideal for holiday rentals. Boasting views of Robben Island, the apartment is on the market for R2.595 million.

“There are very few coastal villages that can offer better views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain and Robben Island. “The views, coupled with upmarket shopping, restaurants that offer five-star cuisine, and a range of other amenities make this area a popular attraction among both tourists and property investors,” she says. “The outdoor lifestyle synonymous with these areas caters to a range of activities, with water sports - particularly kite surfing - a big draw card. Blouberg is in fact considered to be one of the top kite surfing destinations in the world.”

Leslie notes that property in these areas is highly sought-after because of the exclusive coastal living they offer. “Removed from the hustle and bustle of city life, these areas also offer a range of top class medical care and hospitals one would expect from a metropolitan location.  In addition, residents have an excellent choice of private schooling in Parklands and Sunningdale.”

It’s the views, however, that attract buyers to the area more than anything else. This is according to Andre Langeveldt, sales associate at RE/MAX Property Associates. He notes that in general, buyers are looking for properties along the Blouberg beachfront that offer great views, easy access to all the amenities on offer and which offer access to the MyCiti Bus Route. 

Langeveldt says that in the year ahead, buyers looking to invest in a property in this area should select one with great views that they can rent out to holidaymakers at a daily rate. He says they will be making a sound investment by capitalising on one of the area’s ‘best buys’.

“If buyers can find these kinds of properties for under the R3 million mark, they will get a better return from the daily rentals. These properties would fall into the middle range of the market, where daily rentals of R1 500 can be achieved for a R2.5 million, three-bedroom apartment on the beachfront.”
Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, says that as a strong asset class in which to invest, particularly over the medium to long term, a well situated property in a popular leisure destination can prove to be a sound investment that generates healthy returns.
Langeveldt says that buyers in the areas of Bloubergstrand, Sunset Beach, Big Bay, Sunningdale, Parklands and Table View are typically attracted to homes that offer a good spatial flow, have spacious bedrooms and which offer privacy and security. “A third garage and staff accommodation or a granny flat is becoming an essential requirement for many buyers.”

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