Mossel Bay Property Market Report

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A bumper summer tourist season in Mossel Bay has had a definite knock-on effect in the local real estate market, bringing a slew of enquiries for both holiday and permanent homes and boosting sales activity.

So says Chantelle Grard, principal of the Chas Everitt International franchise in Mossel Bay, who notes that although Mossel Bay is primarily a holiday town, it is also home to a lot of industrial and commercial companies whose employees need longer-term accommodation.

“Consequently, both our long-term and short-term rental markets are booming and because the 2008 oversupply has mostly been absorbed and there is currently no new development, there are some very good opportunities now for buy-to-let investors.”

Two-bedroom apartments can be bought now for around R650 000, she says, and three-bedroom units for around R800 000, while prices for three-bedroom freestanding units start at around R900 000.

“We are also finding that more managers in the 35-plus age-group are being relocated to Mossel Bay by the big corporations that have offices here, and this is creating a healthy turnover now in the freehold sector, where prices are higher.There are plenty of stands available at prices from as low as R200 000 which represents really good value for people who want to build their own homes, or developers who see opportunities in providing homes that are affordable for first-time buyers.”

Mossel Bay is also sought-after retirement destination thanks to its excellent climate and good medical facilities, she says, and there is now an acute shortage of retirement villages with frail care. “Although the Monte Christo village in nearby Hartenbos is relieving the pressure somewhat, there is a waiting list of 800 people for one of the Rotary retirement homes here, so there is certainly also opportunity in this type of development."

For more information on what's happening in the Mossel Bay area when it comes to property, give local Principal, Chantelle Grard a call on 044 690 3054, or email

Author: Barry Davies

Submitted 22 Mar 15 / Views 1515