“There are only about 20 stands left,” explains John Fuller, owner of the Chas Everitt Plettenberg Bay estate agency “and the developers of the estate want to move on to other projects now, so they have decided to mark these stands down by 50% and sell them quickly.
“As a result we are now able to offer stands of up to 1900sqm for less than R500 000 including VAT. This is really outstanding value for money, especially when one considers that Schoongezicht is one of the top lifestyle estates on the Garden Route.”
Ideally positioned next to the Plettenberg Bay Country Club with its golf course and other sporting facilities, and close to the town’s main beach and shops, Schoongezicht incorporates several different “suburbs” catering for the needs of a variety of buyers, and housing a range of Mediterranean-style properties from single-storey retirement/ holiday homes – currently priced at around R1,8m – to grand mansions priced at up to R12m.
With the Tsitsikamma mountain range and Robberg Peninsula as a backdrop, the secure Plettenberg estate boasts outstanding views of the Indian Ocean. And as an eco-estate it has five dams and a wooden boardwalk through its own pristine forested area, as well as large areas of fynbos that are a haven for many animal and bird species.
Excellent security measures are in place such as electric fencing, monitors and regular patrols, and there are top schools nearby, including Plettenberg Bay Primary and the dual-medium Wittedrif High.
Those who buy stands at Schoongezicht in Plettenberg Bay have three years in which to build, and there is a “no-hassle” turnkey building option available which includes a cost-effective architectural design service.
Ands, says Fuller, now might be an excellent time to contemplate a permanent move to Plettenberg Bay. “Our holiday village has grown into a town and it has now got to the stage where it really has everything one needs – including national retail outlets and its own private hospital. The re-opening of our airport is now also on track for next year and we expect that this will prompt many more business people to settle here as it will be much easier for them to fly to Johannesburg or Cape Town when and if necessary.”
As it is, he says, there has been a steady influx of new permanent residents over the past few years, including many families who have decided to ‘semigrate’ from bigger centres and a growing number of young executives and professionals – even medical specialists – who have decided to locate their businesses or practices in Plettenberg Bay.