The South African Coast line from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean has some of the most exclusive property money can buy.

One of those prestigious seaside suburbs is Umhlanga Rocks. The suburb began as a tourist destination and has developed in both a residential suburb and then a second holiday home destination.

The mixed property usage in Umhlanga Rocks appeals to a large market segment within the prestigious segment. The status of Umhlanga Rocks properties is obvious when looking at property values which are driven by things like sea views, architecture which is predominantly contemporary and the sized of the homes.

Apartments are of course a major part of the laid back lifestyle in Umhlanga Rocks with the glitz and glamour of this prestigious market. Sizes of apartments and their location determine property values but it must be said that they all have spectacular views over the white beaches, the Indian Ocean and towards the lagoon.

Apartments are not only for the young executives but there are apartments that are spacious enough to serve as a family residence with the same degree of opulence as a free standing home.

The many exclusive hotels along the beachfront have also had an effect on the growth in property values through exposure to national and international tourist.

Buying an apartment in Umhlanga Rocks as an investment within the holiday accommodation market has good returns with prime rates being charged due to the exclusivity attached to the suburb and this is not limited to only seasonal tourists.

For permanent residents it is of course important to have easy access to amenities like schools, malls, commercial or industrial hubs and Umhlanga Rocks is in a prime location s far as this factor is concerned with a less congested traffic pattern than larger suburbs.

There are also a number of private and public schools catering for the education of families. Here is a list of some of the nearby schools; Umhlanga College, Crawford Schools La Lucia, Atholton Primary School, and Victory Christian Academy.

Malls servicing Umhlanga Rocks are La Lucia Mall, Lighthouse Mall, Umhlanga Plaza and Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

Take a tour of the homes in Umhlanga via the Myroof web-site.

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