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
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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Market & Opinion
Zimbali, SAs top coastal estate scoops high value sales during lockdown
07 Jul 2020
Zimbali is without peer when it comes to being the country’s top coastal estate, says Andreas Wassenaar, licensee for Seeff Zimbali.
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Market & Opinion
Western Cape property market appeared in best position to weather the approaching storm
18 May 2020
When it comes to a region’s, or market’s ability to handle a major economic shock, the financial and structural health of that market is important. Looking at the major property sectors’ “health”, and the health of the region’s tenant population, suggests that of the Big 3 provinces in South Africa (in terms of economic and property market size), the Western Cape approached the COVID-19 Crisis in the best possible shape.
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Winelands market a mixed bag supported by encouraging consistency in some sectors
28 Jan 2020
For several years, the robust Winelands market and estate development in the area were notably buoyed by upcountry buyers looking to relocate, but those sales have slowed considerably since 2017 and, although estate homes are still popular, buyer demographics have changed.
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