Tokai in the Western Cape is a residential suburb located at the foot of the Constantiaberg Mountains.
The suburb was named after the Tokaj Mountains in Hungary. The suburb was originally part of the wine lands but due to the demand for residential property the farms were forgone in favor of urbanization.
Some of the homes that were around from that era still remain and have been restored top former glory. The architecture is of course Cape Dutch, Colonial and Victorian.
The suburb is surrounded by other up market suburbs which are all in high demand for the location, and surrounding nature scenery which is typical Western Cape. Thus the suburb has a secondary use of a tourist stop over with guest houses and lodges servicing the large foreign clientele. Tokai is in a unique and prime location as it is between the Cape Town city bowl and Simon’s Town which means many tourists spend a day or two exploring places such as Silver Mine Nature Reserve, Zandvlei Bird Sanctuary, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Simon’s Town and Rondevlei Bird Sanctuary.
Property values are comparable to the rest of the Western Cape properties which means the demand is high due to the various driving factors.
The suburb is of mixed use with sectional title, semi detached and freehold homes catering for a good income bracket.
The benefit of sectional title properties in Tokai is that they can cater for student accommodation generating extra income from buy-to-let investments. The proximity of Tokai to the city bowl and the university has a positive influence on the demand.
Tokai has its malls and schools which are Blue Route Mall and Kirstenhof Shopping Centre.
Schools in and arounf Tokai include Zwaanswyk High School, Zwaanswyk Primary School, Sibelius High School and Reddam House.
Take a finger tour of the homes in Tokai via the MyRoof website.