A road around it will further boost Knysna’s market

Already one of the more sought after hot spots in the country, Knysna is set to receive further interest from property investors once the proposed bypass -re-routing traffic around the town instead of through it - is in place.

Peter Maré of Sotheby’s International Realty in Knysna says, “Knysna’s popularity has increased to such an extent that would be buyers are lucky to find any property priced at under a million rand.

“Part of Knysna’s attraction is its small town feel. The proposed bypass road will preserve this appealing atmosphere that has helped to make Knysna an internationally enowned holiday destination.

Once the road opens Maré expects prices to continue on their unabated upward trend, improving access, drawing increased attention to the area and further boosting the market.

“The Pezula and Simola golfing estates have added to Knysna’s growing popularity – thousands of golfers, holiday makers and prospective buyers visit the town each year and many decide to settle here permanently.

“The land necessary for building the bypass has been set aside for some time and a public consultation has taken place - although the outcome has not been finalised as yet the general feeling in the town is one of positivity towards the project”.
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