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Top 10 Cape holiday home hotspots with property from R400k and up

13 Dec 2019

Summer’s here and there is no better place to spend the holidays than on the Cape coast. If you are in the market for a holiday or retirement home this summer, then you are in for a treat, according to Seeff’s agents. 

This Clifton Bungalow on Fourth Beach is situated in one of Cape Town's most exclusive residential enclaves along the Atlantic Seaboard. It is on the market for R59.95 million - click here to view.

Flat prices and higher stock levels mean that you can find a good deal in the market right now. Many areas are also popular for holiday rentals adding a further layer of opportunity to leverage holiday rental income, especially through Airbnb. 

The Cape offers the longest coastline and some of the best beaches and waterfront developments in the country, most with Blue Flag status and with excellent amenities for holiday makers. There’s a wide choice of properties, from easy-to-maintain lock-up-and-go apartments to fabulous white-washed fisherman’s cottages and beach bungalows in Clifton and Bakoven

The Cape is also home to the most iconic tourist attractions such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, Clifton and Camps Bay beaches, Hout Bay harbour, Boulders Beach, Kalk Bay (one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world), Bo-Kaap, Cape Agulhas (where the two oceans meet), the golf courses of the Garden Route and the fishing villages of the West Coast

Here’s a pick of ten top holiday hotspots check out this summer for the best apartments and houses:

1. Clifton/Camps Bay

This beach bungalow in Camps Bay, Cape Town, offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a double garage and the quintessential Bakoven beach lifestyle. It is priced at R24.9 million - click here to view.

Home to the country’s top beaches and the Camps Bay Promenade lined with restaurants and hangouts along with the fabulous Bay Hotel, these suburbs are SA’s answer to the French Riviera. Here you can rub shoulders with local and international stars and enjoy some of the best Instagram views. Choose from luxury apartments overlooking the Atlantic Beach to bungalows with direct beach access.

Beach apartments range from R8 million to villas from R18 million and luxury houses and bungalows from R28 million.

2. Bloubergstrand/Big Bay

This two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in Big Bay, Blouberg, offers 103sqm of floor space and convenient seaside living. It is priced at R2.95 million - click here to view.

Iconic views of Table Mountain, the best kite surfing beaches and a host of seaside restaurants and attractions such as Eden on the Bay, Blue Peter and Ons Huisie makes this area a top choice for holiday home buyers. There are plenty of lock-up-and-go apartment complexes and security estates as well as luxury beach houses to choose from. High demand for holiday rentals adds to the investment value.

Beach apartments range from R1.8 million and houses from R2.8 million.

3. Strand/Gordon’s Bay

Set in an elevated position with views of the ocean, False Bay and mountain range, this luxury home in Mountainside, Gordons Bay, offers three bedrooms and top quality fittings and finishes. It is selling for R5.95 million - click here to view.

Strand offers a pristine 5km coastline with fabulous swimming and fishing and a promenade lined with modern apartment blocks, restaurants, a waterpark, putt-putt and Olympic-sized swimming pool. Gordon’s Bay also offers a fabulous waterfront area. Easy access from the airport and affordability make these areas a top choice. Choose from lock-up-and-go apartments to houses with spectacular views.

Apartments range from R900 000 and houses from R1.5 million.

4. Muizenberg/Kalk Bay

This three bedroom, three bathroom apartment in Muizenberg, Cape Town, offers 192sqm of floor space and views of the False Bay coastline. It is on the market for R3.3 million - click here to view.

Voted one of the world’s coolest suburbs, Kalk Bay attracts visitors from across the globe to its promenade area. Muizenberg with Surfer’s Corner as a landmark, is regarded as one of the best surfing destinations in the world. Holiday houses and apartments are excellent investments given the high demand for holiday rentals.

Apartments range from R1.5 million and houses from R2.5 million.

5. Langebaan/Paternoster

This well-designed home with letting possibilities in Paternoster on the West Coast has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a solar geyser, prepaid electricity and a 5000-litre water tank. It is selling for R2.245 million - click here to view.

A visit to these fabulous fishing villages of the West Coast will leave you in no doubt about whether you should invest in property, according to Jaco and Tracey-lee Coetzee. They are close to Cape Town and the airport, and the area offers one of the best beach holidays in the world. A top choice is the Mykonos development where you can find a choice of apartments as well as vacant plots.

Apartments range from R1.4 million and houses from R2.4 million.

6. Hermanus/Onrus

This three bedroom penthouse at Hermanus Beach Club is fully furnished and has access to resort facilities. It is priced at R1.6 million - click here to view.

The best land-based whale watching in the world and its own Hemel en Aarde Wine Valley along with fabulous beaches await holiday home buyers. Prices have remained flat, so it’s a good time to invest in holiday or retirement property in this growing town.

Holiday flats range from R1.8 million and houses from R2.8 million.

7. Pringle Bay/Betty’s Bay

This home in Pringle Bay has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, with mountain and partial sea views from the upstairs veranda. It is on the market for R1.95 million - click here to view.

Located close to Cape Town in the Kogelberg biosphere with amazing bird and sea life, these areas are ideal for nature lovers. It is buyer’s market in the area, and you can find excellent value, according to John du Toit, Seeff’s licensee.

Holiday houses range from R1.6 million, but expect to pay upwards of R6 million close to the beach in Pringle Bay.

8. Arniston/Witsand

This three bedroom apartment in The Breede River Lodge, Witsand, caters for 8 people and is being sold fully furnished. It is priced ar R1.59 million - click here to view.

These fishing villages of the Southern Cape offer one of the best climates and a laid-back holiday with a pristine coastline. Arniston is renowned for its white-washed fisherman’s architecture and offers mostly holiday houses, priced from around R2.5 million.

Witsand lies on the Breede River Estuary and overlooks St Sebastian Bay and is regarded as the “Whale Nursery of South Africa”. It offers property overlooking the river as well as the ocean with a choice of apartments and houses.

Apartments range from R500 000 and houses from R1.5 million, but expect to pay upwards of R2.5 million for waterfront views.

9.Knysna/Sedgefield

This six bedroom, five bathroom home in Rexford, Knysna, is close to Knysna Golf Course and Pezula Golf Estate. It offers excellent rental income when not being utilised and is selling for R2.7 million - click here to view.

Situated in the heart of the Garden Route with a fabulous waterfront area and unique property such as Thesen Island, Brenton and the Pezula and Simola Golf Estates, makes Knysna a top choice for luxury holiday buyers.

Holiday flats range from R500 000 and houses from R1.5 million, but expect to pay upwards of R5 million for a luxury waterfront or golf estate home. Adjacent Sedgefield offers more affordable price points and the popular Myoli Beach

10. Jeffrey’s Bay/St Francis Bay

This three bedroom cottage in St Francis Bay has a deck perfect for watching the sunset views. It is selling for R1.39 million - click here to view.

Jeffrey’s Bay needs little introduction as it ranks as one of the world’s top surfing destinations with the greatest right-hand point break in the world, according to SA Surfing legend, Shaun Thompson.

Holiday flats range from R400 000 and houses from R2 million, and R4 million to R8 million for luxury houses. St Francis Bay offers fabulous waterfront and golf estate homes for luxury buyers, generally in the R2 million to R8 million range.

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