George and Oudtshoorn Property Market
Category SA Property Market
While most foreign property buyers are still focusing on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard and Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, the “treasure trove” that is the Garden Route is slowly being discovered by the more adventurous.
“And as a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) network and its luxury real estate programme, Luxury Portfolio International®, we can now really help to speed up this process by showcasing the exceptional properties available in this region to a huge international audience of potential buyers,” says Antoinette du Toit, co-owner of the Chas Everitt international franchises in George and Oudtshoorn.
“We will be able to show off the fabulous Garden Route lifestyle and open up this region for investment by making more potential buyers aware, for example, that George offers easy access via its own international airport, as well as top class shopping, entertainment and medical facilities and several of South Africa’s finest golf courses.
“These include The Links at the Fancourt Hotel and Golf Estate, which was designed by Gary Player and has been voted one of the world’s 100 greatest golf courses, as well as the Ernie Els signature course at the Oubaai Golf Estate - and five more top-rated courses in the immediate area, which already attracts many overseas ‘golf tourists’ every year.”
In addition, she says, gated estates such as Kingswood and the Kraaibosch Country Estate offer a luxury lock-up-and-go lifestyle which perfectly suits the needs of foreign ‘swallows’, who want to come to SA for six months of the year to escape the northern winters. And we are particularly proud of the exceptional architecture on offer in estates like Fancourt, where there are stunning homes on sale at prices from R13m to R42m.”
Meanwhile, Du Toit says, the peaceful rural town of Oudtshoorn has already started attracting international buyers from Germany, Belgium and England who are often astonished at how much home they can acquire for R1m to R1,5m.
“We find that Europeans, especially, love the wide-open spaces they can enjoy all along the Garden Route, as well as the mild climate, spectacular scenery and real value-for-money, especially for those who are purchasing in euros, dollars or pounds.
Author: Barry Davies