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Phase 1 complete at Harbour Road

Located on the Cape’s Whale Coast between Gordon’s Bay and Hermanus, the popular tourist town is just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, making it an ideal weekend and holiday spot as well as a tranquil beachfront sanctuary for permanent residents.  

The R400 million Harbour Road development is breathing new life into the harbour area, as well as injecting much needed capital and employment into the local economy.  Pam Golding Properties (PGP) has the exclusive mandate to market the residential component, which will ultimately consist of up to four phases.


PGP’s project manager for the development, Louise Varga, says phase one consists of just 22 apartments, priced between R1.7 million and R5.5 million, inclusive of VAT. Layouts include one-, two-, three- and four-bedroomed units, with two luxury penthouses enjoying 360 degree views of the harbour and surrounding mountains.  Apartments range in size from 55sqm to 215sqm, and all have dedicated parking bays as well as viewing decks to make the most of their harbour views.  The units all have master suites, designer kitchens and open-plan living areas.
The design of Harbour Road echoes Kleinmond’s past as a traditional fishing village, using natural stone, cobbles, marble and wood to create a distinct and warm ambience. The apartments are finished to the highest standards, with optional luxury features including heated towel rails, under-floor heating and free-standing baths.  The viewing decks are built from seasoned hardwood, ideal for outdoor living and entertaining.

Varga says the Harbour Road development occupies a prime seafront setting with an impressive mountain backdrop.  “Its commercial component includes both office space and a retail section,” she says, “offering a mix of restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, galleries and craft stores.  As a result, buyers will be able to live, play, eat and even work within this beautiful seafront node.  Boating and fishing enthusiasts in particular will benefit from the revamp of the harbour, which includes new jetties and an upgraded boat-launching and parking area.  This will make it safe for watersports enthusiasts to launch and return home, as well as incorporating a dedicated area for local fishermen to sell their catch directly to the public.  Those who prefer land-based sports will also be spoiled for choice in the surrounding area, which includes the popular Arabella golf course, spa and equestrian centre.  And of course, Kleinmond lies within the Kogelberg Biosphere, which provides any number of opportunities for outdoor activities, including hiking, bird-watching and whale-watching.”

PGP’s MD for the Boland and Overberg regions, Annien Borg, says the development offers peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, in tune with the beautiful natural surroundings as well as the town’s history.  “Kleinmond had its heyday in the 1970’s as a busy fishing village driven by demand for fresh fish and abalone,” she says, “but after the boom era was over, the harbour area in particular fell into decline.  It is wonderful to see the developers breathing new life into this area and recreating its sense of energy.  The local community has been integrally involved in the planning of this project, and has benefited from the creation of several hundred jobs, at least half of which will continue after the work is complete.  The next phase of the development will not only include a further residential component, but also the rebuilding and restoration of several historic buildings which had fallen into disrepair, as well as removal of alien vegetation and rehabilitation of local watercourses.  It’s no surprise that the entire development has been welcomed and endorsed by the local community.  Not only has it provided new commercial and residential facilities and improved, safer access to marine resources, but it also has potential to attract new tourism opportunities, providing sustained investment and employment in the future.”

Varga says the pricing of the Harbour Road apartments is competitive for brand-new seafront property.  “This is a truly distinctive destination,” she says, “close to everything one needs for daily living, but still far enough away from the big city rush.  These modern lock-up-and-go apartments are ideal for retirees and holidaymakers as well as those who want to make their permanent home on the seafront.”


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