Province Overview

South Africa’s playground, KwaZulu Natal, is home to what many call the endless summer due to its subtropical climate. Not only are residents spoilt for choice with stunning coastal properties along the Hibiscus Coast but it also boasts with some of the most picturesque country homes in the Midlands. With properties as eclectic as its people, it won’t be hard to find your dream home.

For the young professional Durban is the place to be in KwaZulu Natal, from residential rental properties to office and industrial spaces - this city has it all! On the hunt for something a bit more laid back with just the right amount of buzz? Then why not head towards Umhlanga or Amanzimtoti? Here you will find seafront properties and scatterings of new developments.

Quick Facts

  • In the local isiZulu language, KwaZulu means ‘Place of the Zulu people’. The word Zulu is derived from eZulweni, which loosely translated means ‘heaven’ or ‘sky above’. The name ‘Natal’ dates back to 1497 when Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama sighted the beautiful coastline while sailing past on Christmas day and named it ‘Terra de Natalia’ in reference to the birth of Christ. After South Africas' first democratic elections in 1994, the two names were joined to form “KwaZulu-Natal”, more commonly referred to as KZN.
  • KZN has 11 districts:

- Amajuba (Newcastle)

- Zululand (Ulundi)

- uMkhanyakude (Mkuze)

- uThungulu (Richards Bay)

- Umzinyathi (Dundee)

- uThukela (Ladysmith)

- Umgungundlovu (Pietermaritzburg)

- iLembe (KwaDukuza, formerly Stanger)

- eThekwini (Durban)

- Ugu (Port Shepstone)

- Sisonke (Ixopo)

  • There is a system of approximately 96 protected areas covering some 8% of the province, roughly 736 480 hectares. The larger parks include Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.
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Market & Opinion
Index shows record low rental growth in 2020
09 Mar 2021
The PayProp Rental Index annual review for 2020 has confirmed the devastating effects of lockdown on the rental market in South Africa. In the final quarter of 2020, rental growth (measured year on year) was even lower than in Q2 and Q3 of 2020. In November, for the first time since the Index launched in 2012, growth was negative - the average rent was 0.3% lower than in November 2019.
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Plans to build a conservation park worth R100-billion in KwaZulu-Natal
16 Nov 2020
Plans to build the most technically advanced conservation facility in KwaZulu Natal are underway. A British entrepreneur, Richard Prinsloo Curson is crowdfunding to support an ambitious project fittingly dubbed Noah’s Ark.
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Market & Opinion
Here are the emerging trends among property buyers & sellers
28 Sep 2020
Lockdown restrictions may have eased, but life has still been altered by the effects of COVID-19. A few months outside of Alert Level 5 and 4 have allowed real estate professionals the opportunity to spot the emerging trends among property buyers and sellers during this tumultuous time.
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KwaZulu Natal's North Coast has made a comeback during lockdown
13 Aug 2020
After almost three months without the ability to buy and sell real estate, the property market has seen a flurry of activity since real estate became fully operational again. This resulted in the largest real estate group in Southern Africa, RE/MAX SA, reporting a record-high sales month of 2.38 billion in June. Certain regions within the group, namely KZN among others, stand out as being the forerunners for this recovery.
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