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Old March 16th, 2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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Homes and architecture

This thread is dedicated to the homes that make up our suburbs, towns and villages.

With the wealth spread that there is in South Africa, homes range from R25 million mansions like this one in Zimbali



To those humble shacks of the under priviledged in the townships




Hopefully one day there will be no shacks in South Africa. But we will continue to build fantastic homes across our land... this thread is here to show them off
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Old March 16th, 2005, 06:39 PM   #2
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Home in Camps Bay... R20million


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Old March 16th, 2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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Umhlanga Ridge... R9million

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Old March 16th, 2005, 06:49 PM   #4
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Ballito .... R10 million





And Westbrook ... R13 million



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Ill get my cheque book
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Old March 17th, 2005, 05:54 AM   #6
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That one is westbrook looks like a backpackers! i wouldnt spend R1 million on it!

The price of the most expensive houses in SA has rocketed from R13m in 2002 (worth only 600,000 pounds) to R25m+ (worth over 2 million pounds). amazing.
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Old March 17th, 2005, 06:57 AM   #7
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Westcliff:

13 Million


12 million


10 million


10 million


9.5 million
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Old March 17th, 2005, 11:16 AM   #8
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Berea ... R10 million





Everton (near Kloof) ....only R5 million




Zimbali ... R9,5 million

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Old March 18th, 2005, 05:26 PM   #9
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I rember when 1mil was huge and westville houses (suburb of Durban) went for 200K
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Old March 18th, 2005, 05:32 PM   #10
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i will post average area prices soon, you'll be amazed at the change.

Umhlanga has had the most growth nationwide in the last 10 years, over 600%.

Average prices in umhlanga and durban north are R2,85m and R2,2m respectively.

In the new parts of umhlanga there is nothing under R3,5m
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Old March 20th, 2005, 04:46 AM   #11
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Who is buying all those homes in Umhlanga? Vaalies?
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Old March 20th, 2005, 12:12 PM   #12
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nope, the majority of the homes in umhlanga are owned by locals like me. Umhlanga is a massively growing node, and as such thousands of new people move into the area annually. The town has grown from 40000 people 7 years ago, to 85000 today. And this number is set to rise with continual flow of new developments in the area. At present there are 3500 apartments u/c and about 350 single dwelling houses built on individual plots. All these houses will sell for no less than R 3 million once complete. Its a booming area.

The jozi people tend to buy into the apartments, but more so up in ballito than in umhlanga itself. Yes there is alot of outside ownership in the area, but no where near the levels of the rest of the coast.

Umhlanga has a large foriegn community as well, who live in some of the most amazing homes right on the beach. Non of the beach homes are less than R5 million, and for that you wont get much. There is a house for sale at the moment in lower la lucia (on the beach) for R29 million...trying to get a picture, but just not successful yet!

People would be surprised at the level of wealth of people here... people are far better off than jozi likes to think sometimes
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Old March 20th, 2005, 12:24 PM   #13
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How about this for your home!!!!

Kloof - R15 million

10 acres
5 bedrooms
indoor/outdoor pool
10 garages
tennis court
squash court

Seems too wow for words... all that land








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Old April 8th, 2005, 11:51 AM   #14
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POSITIVE EXPOSURE HELPS HEIGHTEN EXPAT INTEREST IN SA PROPERTY MARKET

Pam Golding Properties’ London office reports that a quarter of all enquiries for homes in South Africa are from expatriates looking to invest in property back home. And with the British press providing considerable positive exposure to South Africa, with extensive coverage on the property market, this has added further impetus to the increasing demand for homes from SA expats in the UK.

Dr Andrew Golding, CE of the Pam Golding Property group, says 50 percent of the company’s expat buyers are returning to SA during the course of this year (2005), while the other half are looking to enter the market in order to acquire a property as an investment for when they return in the future. “We identified this trend among expats purchasing property back home a few years ago, when we ran a highly successful ad campaign specifically targeting this growing sector of the market, and this demand has increased exponentially ever since. The bulk of expats currently contacting our London office in regard to South African properties are young – in their 20s and 30s, having achieved success in their various fields.

“Since the start of 2005 South Africa has received a great deal of good press in the UK media. Most holiday and homes abroad magazines have included extensive editorials on the property market in South Africa, and as a result this has sparked renewed interest in the UK market, including expats, who are generally well informed in regard to our property market.

“Exhibition organisers say that when they have carried out their surveys prior to and during exhibitions, most people have responded that they would like more information on South Africa. ‘A Place in the Sun’, the ITV Channel 4 programme, which has filmed footage in South Africa, carried a 12 page editorial in their January magazine on buying property in South Africa, and both editions since then have carried editorials on the SA property market, and current trends,” says Dr Golding.

Comments Lyall Scorovich, formerly based at the PGP head office in Cape Town, and who now heads up the London office’s sales of South African properties, “SA expats are generally interested in properties priced between R1- and R2 million, with those seeking an investment for the future generally looking at homes in the Cape Town area.

Those expats returning to SA in the immediate or near future are currently enquiring mostly in regard to Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, and ask for specific areas,” says Scorovich.

PGP London office reports also receiving an increased number of rental enquiries from expats wishing to rent for a period of time prior to purchasing. During the past few weeks at least 11 expats contacted PGP in order to sell their properties in various regions around Southern Africa, in order to capitalise on the increased property values.
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CAPE DUTCH ARCHITECTURE
Dutch colonial architecture in South Africa.
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Dutch South-Africa. 1652-1795 1802-1806.
In March 1647, with the shipwreck of the Dutch ship Nieuwe Haarlem, began the Dutch settlement in the zone, the shipwreck victims, built a small fort named "Sand Fort of the Cape of Good Hope". They stayed for nearly one year at the Cape, finally they were rescued by a fleet of 12 ships under the command of W.G. de Jong, on one of these ships was also Jan van Riebeeck.

After their return in Holland a part of the shipwrecked tryed to persuade the Dutch East India Company to open a trading center at the Cape.

In 1652, a Dutch expedition of 90 Calvinist settlers, under the command of Jan Van Riebeeck, founded the first permanent settlement near the Cape of Good Hope. They arrived, on 6 April 1652, on board of five ships, the Reijer, the Oliphant, the Goede Hoop, the Walvisch end the Dromedaris in the bay of today's Cape Town.







Swellendam

Swellendam2



Tulbagh

Tulbagh2

Boschendal

Kaapstad/Capetown castle.

Dutch church Kaapstad/Capetown

Kaapstad/Capetown slave lodge.

stellenbosch

paarl








stellenbosch




Graaff-Reinet.


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Old April 19th, 2005, 06:36 PM   #16
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Great work Nemo! We are indeed very proud of our dutch heritage. Heil, die koningin van Nederland!
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Personally I'm not that much of a fan of Cape Dutch, but I do live in a Cape Dutch style house though. It's modelled on the Cape Morgenster estate in Cape Town.
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Old April 20th, 2005, 03:29 PM   #18
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An interesting site for anyone interested in Cape Dutch architecture is the Vernacular Architecture Society of South Africa website. It gives interesting information regarding the various floorplans (T, U and H), things like voorhuis, brandsolder, stoep, and so on, the development of various styles of gable, the names of vernacular architects and craftsmen, thatching, etc. A fount of knowledge and linked to the Cape Town Heritage Trust website.

http//:www.museums.org.za/vassa/period.html

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Cape Town Heritage Trust
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Old April 21st, 2005, 07:59 PM   #19
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Scolling through admiring the pictures when I recognized one... you linked to a picture I took on my last trip to Cape Town! I'll let you guess which one, but anyway, I was honored and surprised to say the least.
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