Sandbaai is considered a relatively new area in the region of Hermanus in the Overberg, and position wise it is literally situated on a sandy bay (Afrikaans “Sandbaai”) - hence the unusual name.
This small enclave has its fair share of loyal advocates and is loved by many Cape holidaymakers as well as being conveniently positioned close to Hermanus, Onrus and Cape Town.
The Sandbaai Property Arena
You can expect Sandbaai properties to offer you peaceful coastal living. The rustic feel of the village is one of its quirkier characteristics, with well-maintained gravel roads also featuring in some parts.
Sandbaai properties for sale fall into both the permanent residence as well as the holiday homes category.
Property in Sandbaai Hermanus offers a reasonably wide array of housing from larger ocean view homes on the beach to small and inexpensive apartment and sectional title units.
There is also a large selection of well-priced vacant stands in the Sandbaai area, allowing prospective residents to build the home of their dreams.
There is a reasonably wide “spread” of Sandbaai property for sale when compared to some of the other coastal towns with a significant component of residential estate properties in Sandbaai.
Sandbaai Property “Mix”
According to the latest statistics and reports, the makeup of the local market shows approximately 70% of the Sandbaai Hermanus area’s housing comprises of freestanding full title properties, about 24% estate properties, and 6% sectional title units.
Sandbaai Property Sales
Nearly 120 conclusive Sandbaai property transfers were recorded as at May 2013, with some 68 being freestanding Sandbaai houses, 37 estates sales and 10 sectional title transfers.
Sandbaai Property Types and Price Ranges
Figures reveal that this small town does offer a variety of property types. At the lower end of the spectrum you have your apartment units, which are ideal for first time buyers or even the conservative homeowner. You can pick up a 1 bedroom unit from around R 500 000. Slightly larger two bedroom units sell for anywhere between R 500 000 to R 750 000 depending on their location.
Sandbaai also offers very affordable standalone residential houses. You can acquire a neat three bedroom family home for as little as R600 000. You can expect to pay between R1, 050 000 and R4, 000 000 for a more spacious and well located three to four bedroom house in Sandbaai.
For those considering the upper end or luxury market in their Sandbaai property, you can consider viewing spacious beachside villas or a variety of grand homes ranging from modern-look to country-style and traditional guesthouses, which still offer great value for money when compared to other coastal markets. The typical upper-end 5 bedroom Sandbaai houses for sale will cost you anywhere from R 3, 000 000 up to around R 6, 000 000.
If you are looking for more secure living and a gated community appeals to you, there are estates with a variety of Sandbaai properties for sale to consider. The Tambali Estate as an example offers really modern 3 bedroom homes with 2 bathrooms and 2 garages for just over R 1 000 000.
Sectional title properties are highly sought after in the estates market as they offer buyers hassle-free living with minimum maintenance. You can fetch a comfortable 2-3 bedroom apartment for between R 650 000 and R 1, 750 000 on average. As usual you will pay more for upmarket apartments with excellent views and this can go up to around R 2, 000 000.
Sandbaai Amenities and Activities
The village of Sandbaai is also located right near the entrance to the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, which is the heart of the Hermanus wine producing community.
The villages close proximity to Hermanus means its residents and holiday makers can also easily share in all of its amenities.
Nonetheless, inside of tranquil Sandbaai itself you’ll find an eclectic and charming collection of farm stalls, galleries, jewelers, shops and restaurants.
For parents, nearby Hermanus also offers great schooling facilities catering for pre-primary, junior and senior primary, as well as access to private schools, with Afrikaans speaking learners catered for particularly well.
Sandbaai also shares Hermanus’ comprehensive medical facilities, including the popular local MediClinic.
There is much to enjoy in terms of leisurely activities including safe swimming, diving, snorkelling, hiking and much more. Also, don’t miss out on classic seasonal views of Southern Right whales (pop in to the Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival) and the pods of passing dolphins too!
Chas Everitt Sandbaai
With a wide variety of affordably priced Sandbaai property on offer, buyers need not look any further for their dream home or perfect property investment.
Contact a Chas Everitt Sandbaai Estate Agent today for a more detailed breakdown of what this idyllic Western Cape village can offer you.
You can expect Sandbaai properties to offer you peaceful coastal living. The rustic feel of the village is one of its quirkier characteristics, with well-maintained gravel roads also featuring in some parts. The homes in Sandbaai fall into both the permanent residence as well as the holiday homes category.
Author: Barry Davies