Sheffield Beach in KZN shares links to the Sheffield in the United Kingdom with the Hulett family having a large stake in the sugar-cane plantations and sugar mills in the region. Sir Liege Hulett came from the United Kingdom, a philanthropist seeking new ventures and surely adventure too. He decided to settle in the town named after the town in the United Kingdom namely Sheffield.
He steadily bought up farm land and developed it into sugar-cane plantations which have today become a household name and a company with a rooted ideal of serving the community in creating jobs and sustaining the community.
The original Hulett farm comprises about 3000 ha. This farm has once changed ownership and due to bankruptcy the land that was sold off was returned in the Hulett family trust.
Sheffield Beach forms part of the Dolphin Coast which has a sub-tropical climate, and can be found at the most northern part of the Dolphin Coast.
Sheffield has become a sought after holiday destination with developers and home owners wanting a permanent place in which to spend their holiday time. This seaside town has developed into an eclectic mixture of general homes and the more upmarket properties of the affluent.
Demand is definitely a driving factor in property value like most sought after suburbs which are greatly increased by the location and proximity to the beach and sea.
Attractions in and around town include the beach, Salt Rock, Shaka’s World and Mountain biking and hiking.
Sheffield is a well-established and developing town which will steadily maintain the demand for both permanent and holiday residents alike.
The schools in the area include, Sheffield Beach Primary School, Ashton International College, Kloof High School and Westville Boys High.
Take a tour of the homes on offer via the MyRoof website, the properties range from holiday apartments to residential homes.