The coastal areas of Durban have been showing a steady increase of property sales each month as buyers realise that the outlying regions – particularly Amanzimtoti - are only a short drive and 20km away from Durban itself.
The town is renowned for its warm weather and idyllic white sandy beaches, with surfers flocking as well as tourists flocking to the coastal town eager to enjoy the warm waters and witness the annual sardine run. Amanzimtoti is located conveniently close to the N2 National Highway and as such offers easy access to Durban itself as well as to the King Shaka International Airport that is located to the north of Durban itself.
Amanzimtoti also houses established sports facilities, numerous malls, an arcade and a water park. Every possible convenience and amenity is available in the town, lending an air of ease to the year-round holiday vibe of the town. Aside from the contemporary conveniences offered Amazimtoti is also home to a wide variety of local wildlife that frequent the many nature reserves and include the always charming Cape Clawless Otter and numerous bird species. Wildlife sanctuaries abound in the area and its surrounds, and popular places include the Ilanda Wilds Nature Reserve along the Amanzimtoti River as well as the Umdoni Bird Sanctuary, Umbogavango, Vumbuka and the Pipeline Coastal Park.
The homes in the Amanzimtoti area are also very well priced and offer a lot of bang for your buck. Most people who buy homes in Amanzimtoti are local buyers who are upgrading or downscaling from other areas in Kwa-Zulu Natal, while buyers from other areas of the country relocating to Durban find Amanzimtoti’s property to be very well-priced.
Those who prefer the South Coast’s relaxed, easy small-village vibe find Amanzimtoti to be a much better fit than the more expensive and busy areas like Ballito or Umhlanga in the North Coast. According to the local estate agents in the area property prices are currently well below the real estate boom peak period of 2006/2007, and with the interest rate at such a low, buyers are much more likely to find a property that offers serious value for money.
Newer developments – and especially those in security villages or estates - are very popular amongst buyers. These property’s prices can vary from R595 000 for a flat or R1.2-million for the townhouses, while free-0standing homes are priced from R1.2-million upwards to R2.2-million, depending on the erf size.
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