Umzumbe was a farming community that was established on sugarcane farming and banana plantations and then became popular as a holiday getaway for tourists.

The coastal holiday resort/town of Umzumbe is quite unique in its use of property. With a mixture of freehold homes, vacant stands, townhouses, small holdings, apartments and clusters the entire market will find what they need.

The suburb falls within the middle to upper-class market segment with the architecture a mixture of conventional and modern designs.

The picturesque rolling hills and woodlands with the backdrop of the India Ocean is the idyllic place for the second holiday home. Not as overcrowded as holiday resort towns like say Port Edward or Shelley Beach in peak tourist season, which means it is a sedate getaway.

Property values are driven by demand and the mixed property usage stemming from the values of the surrounding farms and smallholdings.

Once the restrictions and rezoning on property usage are lifted on smallholding and farm land, the town will certainly be further developed which will translate to escalated property values and as is the norm with developing seaside property, the values will increase steeply making the town the ideal investors’ prospect with high demand and strong returns.

For permanent residents all the important amenities are within easy access like schools, malls commercial and industrial hubs on the major and minor roads such as the N2 and the R102.

Here is a list of some of the popular schools in and close to Umzumbe, Umzumbe High School, Woodgrange-On-sea Primary School and Hibberdene Academy.

Malls that cater for retail needs are malls such as the Hibiscus Coast Mall, Port Shepstone Mall and the Gateway Theater of Shopping.

Travel to commercial or industrial hubs are within easy access but it should be kept in mind that the town is primarily a farming community with the benefit of being a holiday resort.

Take a tour of the various properties on sale in Umzumbe via the Myroof web-site.

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