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Cape Town homes with fabulous braai and entertainment areas

24 Sep 2019

While security and the accommodation on offer is usually a deciding factor, most South African home buyers also want braai facilities, either in the form of a braai room or an entertainment patio. A bar and wine cellar to go with this are also in high demand.

This four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home in Camps Bay, Cape Town, offers spacious living areas, a wine tasting room, braai area, jacuzzi, pool and sweeping views of the mountains. It is on the market for R25 million - click here to view.

It is said that no matter where in the world, whenever two South Africans get together there is always a reason for a braai. It is no surprise then that National Heritage Day, celebrated annually on 24 September, is colloquially known as ‘National Braai Day’, says Samuel Seeff, chairman of the Seeff Property Group.

Seeff says South Africa is renowned for its excellent weather and outdoor ‘braai’ culture, just one of the many reasons why tourists love visiting SA. For most property buyers, braai facilities are a must and if their budget allows, a bar/wine cellar will swing the deal.

This five bedroom, five bathroom home in Kanonberg, Bellville, has open-plan living areas, including a braai room, optimised to connect cleverly with outdoor entertainment area and pool. It is selling for R11.5 million - click here to view.

Most houses tend to have some form of braai facilities, ranging from a basic outdoor built-in braai to elaborate braai patios. In the Western Cape, braai rooms are a popular addition so that braai-ing can continue even when the Southeaster blows.

The rise in sectional title property and apartment living have also not put a dampener on the braai culture, and it is not unusual to find terraces and patios with braai facilities. Beatie Kritzinger from Seeff Durbanville is, for example, marketing a secure three bedroom townhouse in Sonstraal Heights which boasts a large 25sqm indoor braai room.

Many new apartment complexes have braai terraces, and you will often find buyers installing a built-in braai if they have space on a balcony or terrace. Some complexes offer a rooftop terrace with braai facilities or facilities around a communal pool.

This six bedroom, six bathroom home in Camps Bay, Cape Town, offers a gym, wine cellar, braai area, pool and mountain views. It is on the market for R28 million - click here to view.

It is not uncommon to find houses with a bar and braai area, while luxury homes now often come with outdoor kitchens with full gas braai and cooking facilities, a sink with storage space, and you might even find a pizza oven or a teppanyaki grill (for a Japanese braai). There is sure to also be a braai room and increasingly, luxury homes are built with stunning wine cellars and tasting rooms in a variety of finishes and styles.

While braai rooms and braai patios are a selling point and will likely add value to your property, Seeff cautions against spending more than the value that it will add. Always keep any such upgrades in line with the area and keep it as neutral as possible because buyer tastes differ greatly.

With summer and braai weather upon us, there is no better time to start shopping for the perfect entertainment and braai-ready home.

Seeff’s agents round up five fabulous braai and entertainment homes on the market:

1. Bantry Bay in Cape Town (Ocean View Drive) for R59.95 million

Lance Cohen from Seeff Atlantic Seaboard is marketing this spectacular Greg Wright-designed architectural masterpiece which overlooks the Atlantic Seaboard and comes with five bedroom suites, a gymnasium, home theatre system and open-plan living areas which lead to the outdoor entertainment with braai room and swimming pool, all overlooking the ocean.

To view this home, click here.

2. Camps Bay in Cape Town (Atlantic Seaboard) for R29.5 million

Lyn Pope and Edit Marsh from Seeff are marketing a fabulous villa overlooking the ocean with six bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms, two swimming pools, a cigar bar, gymnasium, sauna and steam room, wine cellar and a superb outdoor entertainment and braai area.

To view this home, click here.

3. Welgedacht Estate in Bellville for R9.25 million

Fanie Marais, principal for Seeff Welgedacht and Durbanville, is marketing this luxurious four bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home ideal for the entertainer with five entertainment areas, a 500-bottle wine cellar and an oversized braai room with a pizza oven and music system.

To view this home, click here.

4. Vygeboom (Durbanville area) for 9 million

Audrey Mutale, an agent with Seeff, is marketing a luxury four bedroom, four bathroom family home in a security estate that comes with plenty of extras including a wine cellar, bar and braai room with sliding doors to the garden and pool.

To view this home, click here.

5. Oude Westhof in Bellville for R4.8 million

Madelaine Kleynhans, an agent with Seeff, is marketing this luxurious four bedroom, four bathroom home with artistic finishes, a braai room and wine tasting room and cellar.

To view this home, click here.

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