Gauteng buyers who want to semigrate to the laid-back Cape lifestyle can take their pick of top properties at an exhibition running until 1 September at Sandton City.
The Chas Everitt International property group has a strong presence at the expo and its 26 offices across the Western Cape are showcasing a wide selection of apartments, upmarket homes, farms, B&Bs and coastal residences.
Amanda Teixeira, the company’s Western Cape co-ordinator, says the region attracts increasing numbers of Gauteng residents who are “semigrating” south in search of a safer and gentler lifestyle without having to uproot families to emigrate overseas.
“And the Western Cape, with its remarkable range of properties in widely divergent – but spectacular – settings, has proven a firm favourite among these buyers. The region offers everything from oceans to mountains and peaceful country towns, but semigration buyers invariably cite the lifestyle as the deciding factor,” she says.
The Chas Everitt contingent is showcasing properties from the West Coast, Boland, winelands, Atlantic Seaboard, False Bay and the Helderberg basin.
Among them are new homes in developments such as Whale Bay Cascades, the last available seaside development in Hermanus, and the sought-after Zevenwacht Wine Estate near Stellenbosch. There are models of these developments available for viewing.