What the local Bayview area expert say
Susan Coetzee
NQF 4, PDE 4
What makes Bayview a great suburb?
Hartenbos, within the greater Mossel Bay is still a very popular holiday destination with its Blue Flag beaches.
The typical Bayview buyer
The typical buyer are your younger families from all over the country, wanting to buy a holiday house for themselves, but with the and the potential to rent out, and at the end of the day to retire here in the Garden Route.
Price overview of Bayview
The popularity of this area increased the supply and demand and this forced the prices to rise while limiting the rental stock availability. Bay View is still one of the safest neighbourhoods in the area,. You can start looking from the R2mil price range, up to R15 mil for beachfront properties. In Hartenbos you get the older houses, and more holiday flats starting at about R900 000 up to R6mil, all depends on the location. The average buyers in this area normally pay R1,5mil to R3,5mil.
Popular in Bayview
This area has beautiful blue flag beaches, lots of entertainment for the kids, Hartenbos Seafront with Gym and indoor pool, restaurants, Diaz Beach supertube and then all the shops you need in Langeberg, and Mossel Bay Malls. For the golfer there is a choice of Mossel Bay Golf course and Pinnacle Point. Then just 40 km away you have George with the airport, a bigger mall with cinemas and lots of restaurants and beautiful golf courses as well. You also have a choice of different wine and game farms you can visit. This area really caters for everyone in the family!!
My Bayview tip
This is still a very good area for your investor buyers seeing that the current rental stock shortage is a big problem. The other very positive tip for this area, is the location, close to an airport, basically in the middle of two big cities, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, good schools, excellent hospitals and medical care centres, and then all the tourism attractions in this area, and most important the second most moderate climate in the world, Haiwai is the only place that beat us on that!!