The North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal continues to go from strength to strength. Despite political uncertainty and other challenges, South Africans continue to invest in property. Property development too, continues unabated with the country’s heavyweight developers capitalising opportunities for greenfield development and market demand for living situations which tick the holistic lifestyle boxes. Areas like Ballito have undoubtedly benefitted from the population boom over the last decade, resulting in premium schools and retailers choosing to move into the area as well as key infrastructural improvements coming to fruition.
Economic Development, Tourism and Environment (EDTEA) recently unveiled plans to develop KZN’s Aerotropolis with the sole aim of igniting business interest, create employment and address spatial and infrastructural issues with multi-nationals like Heineken earmarking the location for their R6 billion brewery. No doubt this will attract others from the manufacturing sector and other businesses hoping to benefit from future demand.
There is a lot of activity happening along KZN’s North Coast, one only has to spend some time in Ballito, Umhlanga or the Sibaya Coastal Precinct to see this. Umhlanga, as a suburb, now commands a higher per-square-metre price than “Africa’s richest square mile”, Sandton, while the Sibaya Coastal Precinct has fast become SA’s best performing residential precinct by sheer volume and velocity of off-plan development sales. With all the urban planning tied up and signed-off, the success of Sibaya was reliant on that very first development; a promise of what’s to come and to get the stamp of approval by would-be property investors and buyers. Although Sibaya is only a few years old, it’s set a new benchmark for residential estate living, with key developers, the Devmco Group having been catalytic here.
Sibaya boasts a varied portfolio of offerings and price points, from freestanding bespoke homes at Gold Coast Estate, to consolidated yet chic sectional title villas (ideal for retirees or starter homes) at Parc. However, the astute buyer won’t be enticed by price alone, and the Devmco Group have been wise to realise this by curating attractive offerings into Gold Coast Estate. Charles Thompson, from the Devmco Group shares.
“People want more; if they invest money into a property then it must go beyond bricks-and-mortar to offer a lifestyle; the opportunity for meaningful social engagement with friends, families and loved ones as well as health and wellness benefits through gyms and specialised exercise facilities; the means to be able to work from home at the estate business centre, or use high-speed home fibre. We know the property market long before we put a spade in the ground. As the first developers in Sibaya, our experience has taught us that what we offer is what people want, as simple as that. If anyone wants to know what the future of property development and urban planning on the North Coast, and even South Africa looks like, then Sibaya is it.
This city for the future offers the chance to engage in meaningful experiences, outside of the estate, in a variety of guises whether that be recreationally or an extra bit of family time which the convenience of living in a live-work-play environment affords them. Convenience and experience are now top of the list. The thoughtful placement of Gold Coast Estate and its unique offerings can easily stand alone, however by being within the Sibaya Coastal Precinct and the lifestyle offered takes this to the next level.”
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