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The Garden route of Eden

Widely regarded as some of the most beautiful terrain that the southern coastline of the Western Cape Province has to offer, property buyers and holidaymakers alike are attracted to Wilderness because of its aesthetic appeal and the relaxed lifestyle it has to offer, says Chris van der Merwe, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Eden, whose office services Wilderness, Wilderness Heights, Hoekwil, Langvlei and the surrounding areas.


On the market for R8.8 million, this three-bedroom home is located on the seafront in the Wilderness Garden Estate with private beach access and 24-hour security gate access. Conveniently situated within walking distance of the Views Restaurant and Beauty Spa, the home features a gourmet open-plan kitchen, dining room and formal lounge, as well as a cinema, study and an undercover patio with built-in braai and swimming pool.
“In terms of the scenic beauty of the region, there are few other places in South Africa that can compete with the Garden Route. Spanning between Mossel Bay and Plettenberg Bay, the 150 km stretch of coastline is renowned for being a visual wonder and it is easy to see why so many have chosen to call it home,” says Van der Merwe. “Over the last year we have seen a growing number of property buyers in Wilderness looking to purchase property in area because of the change of pace and ideal surroundings it offers.”

According to Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, scenic coastal areas offer a high quality-of-life and are therefore generally in high demand. “Added to this, while sales may have been slower, very few coastal areas were greatly impacted by the economic turndown in terms of property prices. According to Lightstone data, freehold property prices in Wilderness were virtually unaffected at all.”
RE/MAX Eden Sales Associate, Cheryl Capsopoulos, says that property prices in Wilderness range from R1.250 million to R10.8 million.  She notes that the most popular price range during 2013 was between R3 million and R5 million, however, the average price for all property sold in Wilderness during 2013 was around R1 285 319.
 
“There has been an increase in buyers looking to purchase holiday homes ranging from R1.5 million upwards for lock-up-and-go townhouses to large homes costing R5 million and above. There is also always a consistent flow of people wanting to relocate and retire in Wilderness. The average price of these properties is generally around the R2.5 million mark,” says Capsopoulos.


 
“The most sought-after type of property in Wilderness during 2013 was freehold homes or smallholdings, due to the space and views that these kinds of properties offer. Many of the buyers who purchase property in our area are from big cities and are looking to get away from living congested lives close to their neighbours. They want a completely different lifestyle to what they are used to in the crowded metropolitan areas where a large majority of people live in sectional title units. There are very few sectional title units available to buyers in Wilderness.”
 
She points out that on top of most buyers’ lists in the area must-have features include sea views, mountain views and access to the beach.  Capsopoulos says that buyers are also interested in properties with high quality finishes.
 
One of the properties that RE/MAX Eden is currently marketing incorporates all of these sought-after features. On the market for R8.8 million, the three-bedroom home is located on the seafront in the Wilderness Garden Estate with private beach access and 24-hour security gate access. Conveniently situated within walking distance of the Views Restaurant and Beauty Spa, the home features a gourmet open-plan kitchen, dining room and formal lounge, as well as a cinema, study and an undercover patio with built-in braai and swimming pool. 


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