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WESTERN SEABOARD RESIDENTS COUNT THE MONTHS TO BRT OPENING

“The satellite areas around Bloubergstrand, including suburbs like West Beach, Blouberg Rise and Blouberg Sands, offer some of the best value for money in all of Cape Town,” says PGP’s area manager Ivan Swart.  “They also offer a spectacular open-air lifestyle, coupled with easy access to amenities such as schools, shops, medical care and restaurants.  As such, this should be the ideal place for young professionals, couples and young families – yet in the past, the heavy traffic congestion into town has kept many of these buyers away.  With the BRT opening, that should all change, as there will now be a viable and reliable means of commuting into the Central City, without the stress and cost of sitting in gridlocked traffic for hours every day.  We anticipate that many locals will leave their cars at home and make use of the BRT via the network of conveniently located stations, resulting in fewer cars on the road and a quicker, smoother ride into work each day.”

PGP’s MD for the Western Cape metro region, Laurie Wener, says the Bloubergstrand area is located some 20km from the Central City, and offers an expansive beachfront, world famous for its views of Table Mountain and its water-sports appeal.  “Bloubergstrand is a magnet for the international kite-surfing and wind-surfing community,” she says, “with many of these athletes purchasing holiday homes in the area or even relocating here permanently.  There are also ample green spaces for families to enjoy, including an inland water and nature reserve area, ideal for more sedate sailing and wind-surfing.”  The area now has a good selection of private and government schools, as well access to its own private Netcare hospital in nearby Table View.  Other facilities within easy reach include a motor racetrack, 4x4 routes, amateur theatre and any number of sports clubs.

Pricing in Bloubergstrand is extremely competitive, particularly in the satellite suburbs.  One can obtain a two-bedroomed apartment in Blouberg Sands from as little as R650 000, while sizeable family homes are available from around R1.4 million up to R2.5 million.  The areas closer to the beachfront command higher prices, but still offer superb value for money when compared to other coastal areas of the province.  There is also still ample land available or development, meaning that buyers who wish to build their own dream home do not have to go to the effort and cost of first demolishing an existing structure – as many are forced to do in other, more developed, coastal areas.

Among the properties currently available for purchase through PGP is a four-bedroomed home in West Beach, with ample space to raise an extended family.  The property includes a spacious undercover entertainment area with built-in braai, overlooking a large, private garden.  Conveniently situated for access to schools, it is on the market at R1.795 million.

Also for sale exclusively through PGP is a two-bedroomed apartment on the border of Blouberg Sands and West Beach, which is priced at just R650 000.  The 66sqm unit is located on the first floor of a small secure complex offering a communal pool and laundry, and lies within walking distance of the beach and shops.

Those wanting to enjoy the famous postcard view of Table Mountain will be interested in a sixth floor apartment in a modern building close to the beachfront.  The complex offers 24-hour security and has a communal pool, gym, squash court and laundry.  PGP has the exclusive mandate to market the 63sqm apartment at R1.5 million.

To view these homes, or for more information, contact PGP agent Gloria Stemmett on 021 557 2415 or 073 557 6205.  PGP’s area manager Ivan Swart can be reached at ivan.swart@pamgolding.co.za.



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