Albertinia is a small outpost town located between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth at the foothills of the splendid Langeberg mountain range. The most noticeable feature of the region is firstly the vast collection of Fynbos and secondly aloes.
Agriculture is the primary source of sustainability to the region and then followed by livestock farming consisting of sheep, ostriches and cattle.
The third source of income is the tourism industry which sees a few tourists falling in love with the tranquility and old world charm of the town and this leads to them investing in holiday homes here. Properties consist in large part of small holdings and farms with homes in the town itself with property values in the affordable range depending on your pocket.
The indication that the town is well-established is evident in the schools catering for education which are, Oker Primary School, Albertinia High School and Laerskool Bertie Barnard to mention a few.
For the more major retail needs Mosselbaai is no more than 40 minutes’ drive away which is also an indication that the town is not as remote as perceived.
Tourists and residents alike are spoilt when it comes to the various activities on offer for outdoor enthusiasts like bungee jumping, visiting one of the many nature reserves in the region or hiking and cycling on the many routes available.
The lower property values should not be seen as a negative in any way as the farms, vacant land and small holdings are relatively inexpensive and the opportunity to grab vacant land before any large scale development is undertaken in the region will be a huge saving. Property values in terms of growth are comparable to most smaller town and are in the region of 6% per year.
The beaches are less cluttered with tourist most of the time which is yet another positive when considering the town as a holiday destination.
Take a tour of the properties in Albertinia via the Myroof website.