Property Flash


September 14 2023

This is a guest article by Pam Golding Properties

Durbanville, Cape Town is expanding in leaps and bounds, with a number of new residential developments being added to the well-established and flourishing suburb of Pinehurst by Garden Cities.

“Areas like Langeberg, Pinehurst, Uitzicht and Graanendal are hotspots for development and growth on the very edge of the Cape Metro,” said Mariël Burger, Pam Golding Properties area manager for Durbanville.

“Durbanville has much to offer, including numerous sports clubs and facilities, a host of excellent schools, shopping malls and a Mediclinic,” said Burger.

Areas in demand

Langeberg, which includes Langeberg Heights, Langeberg Ridge, and Langeberg Glen, is a peaceful residential neighbourhood with a strong community feel. Housing options include single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The area offers sound investment value with a growth rate of 5% over the past 12 months. Starting prices in these areas range mainly between R1.5m and R3m.

“Residential developments attracting the attention of savvy buyers include Limber Lost Security Estate, with luxury homes in sought-after Langeberg Glen, priced up to R3.9m, as well as renowned Tanglewood Estate in Pinehurst, which offers an impressive range of homes priced between R2m and R2.6m,” said Burger.

“Garden Cities’ flagship development, Pinehurst, is a mix of gated complexes with 24-hour manned security as well as freestanding homes and apartments. The average selling price for the over 2 000 freehold homes is R2.5m to R3.5m, and R800 000 to R1.5m for sectional title units. Established infrastructure includes a 6 868sqm retail hub on the corner of Brackenfell Boulevard and Pinehurst Drive,” said Burger.

One of the most popular suburbs in Durbanville is Uitzicht, a relatively new suburb on the north-eastern side of Durbanville, well positioned close to shopping centres like Cape Gate, Graanendal and Pinehurst, with numerous good schools in the vicinity and easy access to the N1, R300 and other arterial routes. Uitzicht offers excellent value for money with a mix of large homes and sectional title units providing buyers with a broad selection of options, with homes priced from R800 000 to R4.5m. These include residences on estates such as Welgezicht, De Dam, Avalon and Uitzicht Estate.

Facilities on your doorstep

The Durbanville area is well-supplied with recreational facilities including Botterblom Nature Reserve, several gyms and a number of golf courses. Shopping malls include Cape Gate, Pinehurst Centre, Cobble Walk and Graanendal as well as a number of convenience shopping centres.

Amenities in the area are being constantly increased and improved, with a number of new shopping centres, schools and other facilities added to the mix over the past few years. Curro Durbanville, the progressive education group’s first school to open in the late 1990s opened its brand new modern high school campus early in 2022 in Groot Phesantekraal. In addition to its state-of-the-art classrooms, the new school has extensive sports facilities and a 360-seater auditorium for performing arts, a dance studio, a drama studio and six music rooms.

Curro subsidiary, Stadio Holdings, has plans to develop a new and comprehensive university campus on a 7.8ha site opposite the new Curro Durbanville campus.

“A group of entrepreneurs wants to develop the former Fisantekraal Airfield into an airport hub, similar to that at Lanseria near Johannesburg. The small airfield is used by private recreational plane owners and for activities like training and tour operations. It is currently limited to light aircraft traffic, but the proposed new airport will be a full-service hub that caters for scheduled passenger flights as well as general aviation activities, including non-scheduled flights by private plane owners,” said Burger.

“These developments are right on Cape Town’s northern urban edge and, given the municipal spatial planning agenda, it is unlikely that the City will be extended further north in the near future. Meanwhile, more and more people are realising that by acquiring a property in Durbanville and surrounds you’re buying into an enviable lifestyle,” Burger said.

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