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Estate property for any buyer and budget in KZN's Ballito

06 Oct 2016

A wide range of names are used to describe estates, for example security estates, gated estates, golf estates and coastal estates. All of them have one thing in common - they have become synonymous with the high quality of life enjoyed on the Dolphin Coast to the north of Durban.

This three bedroom, three bathroom home in Zimbali coastal resort is on the market for R5.8 million – click here to view.

“Estates are not only hugely popular in our area or in South Africa, but also around the world. Does the demand for estate living come from the security it offers our family, or is it the lifestyle and facilities that attract estate dwellers? I believe it is a combination of both,” says Neil de Beer, Pam Golding Properties' area manager in the Ballito area of the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

“My first experience of a gated estate was at San Lameer on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast. It was a blissful first experience - from then on, I was an advocate of estate living,” says De Beer.

Living in an estate does not have to blow the budget, he says - first-time home buyers that hail from KZN, Gauteng and other provinces are very well catered for in and around Ballito.

This three bedroom, two bathroom house in Zimbali Coastal Resort, Ballito, is on the market for R5.4 million - click here to view.

“Our estates offer land, studio apartments, one, two, three and four bedroom apartments and full title homes. Prices range from an entry level of R3.85 million, through to R8 million for a four bedroom home or apartment,” says De Beer.

“And there is certainly no shortage to choose from.”

Some of the options available to future estate dwellers include world-famous Zimbali Coastal Resort, beautiful Simbithi Estate, Brettenwood, Dunkirk, Seaward, Umhlali Country Club and Westbrook Beach Club to name a few, not to mention the smaller ‘boutique’ estate offerings.

“Palm Lakes Estate has really enjoyed great success, with land and house prices increasing by approximately 50% over the last three years. Here, beautiful, spacious four bedroom, three bathroom full title homes are available from R3.1 million,” says De Beer.

This three bedroom, two bathroom house in Ballito Is on the market for R4.995 million – click here to view.

“There are also a number of off-plan developments available offering four bedroom, three bathroom sectional title apartments with double garages priced from R2.6 million, directly from the developer. Conveniently located just 12 minutes north of Ballito, this affordable lifestyle estate offers a rich mix of amenities including a private school, clubhouse, restaurants and sporting facilities.”

De Beer says the supply of quality estates in Ballito and surrounds is growing almost monthly, with at least half a dozen estates planned for the near future.

Developers are responding to strong demand by locals and inland residents alike who are seeking the higher quality of life that secure, coastal estate living has to offer.

This four bedroom, three bathroom home in Ballito is on the market for R3.35 million – click here to view.

Residents are rediscovering and reconnecting with nature as children can safely visit friends, ride bikes, fish and swim, rather than engaging in electronic ‘couch-surfing’.

An estate to look out for is Mount Richmore in Salt Rock, expected to launch very soon, says De Beer.

Apart from the usual attractions such as security and green managed spaces, it will incorporate such a diverse mix of property uses - shopping, medical centres, schools, offices and restaurants - meaning residents won’t have many reasons to leave their estate.

Another interesting estate is the Blythedale Coastal Resort north of Ballito.

“Our Dolphin Coast property market has capitalised on its rich natural assets and has responded to the needs of the residents. Secure coastal estates are flourishing along our coastline, and an increasing number of our estates have developed a reputation par excellence among buyers countrywide, with Zimbali Estate recently being declared the second best estate in South Africa in a report by New World Wealth,” says De Beer.

“The combination of security, quality of environment, lifestyle and wellbeing are cumulatively driving demand for gated community living and, evidently, prices are responding accordingly.”

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