The seaside resort town of Winkelspruit on the KZN South Coast has some discrepancy about the name which is either “shop” on the banks of the Lovu River or from the periwinkle snail that litter the beaches at the right tide. The town was laid out in or around 1875 thus making an old almost historical remnant of seafaring development to the region.

Situated only 30 minutes’ drive from Durban it is for many people worth the small inconvenience to travel this distance to the office. For others it is business in Amanzimtoti.

Either way property is a high demand commodity to this picturesque town set in the sub-tropical vegetation and sugar cane fields and cloistered in by the Indian Ocean and white beaches.

Property values are comparable to many other upmarket towns or suburbs along this specific stretch of coastline. Hotels line some of the prime locations in the town and this is interspersed with apartments, townhouses and freehold homes.

As is the norm with any residential suburb progress is seen in the changing architecture through time. Winkelspruit is no different in this regard as by today’s standards the architecture is modern, which is a major contributing factor in property values.

Demand for property in Winkelspruit is further driven by the second holiday home market which sets values on townhouses and apartments almost at the top of the list as preferred property for their security and low maintenance and of course demand which drives property values upward making them the ideal investment.

For permanent residents freehold homes are also within the middle to upper-class income group and some exclusive homes for the well-heeled.

As a base from which to explore the region Winkelspruit is ideal and is surrounded by the various tourist attractions and amenities.

There are of schools catering for educational needs such as Illovo Primary School, Doon Heights Primary School and Amanzimtoti High School.

Malls are not forgotten. Here are some malls nearby; DSM Mall, Kingsburgh Centre and Seadoone Mall.

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

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