This has been proven again and again. In trying times. In desperate times. In good to excellent times. Property is safe. It’s not a trend. And it’s not going to grow your capital by leaps and bounds. But it is safe. It will be stable. It will weather all, and come out triumphant at the end of it. This is not something you can say of many investments. Safe as houses is also not a catchall for all property. Obviously, you have to scrutinize a little more. Not all neighborhoods are safe. And not all developments have an upwards growth.
But the good ones do.
In the case of Kabeljauws Beach Estate in Jeffreys Bay, “Safe as Houses” is precisely why you should invest. Because not only was it designed, engineered and bullet-proofed by award-winning CMAI Architects – the same people who brought us Thesen Islands in Knysna, but also because it’s the first of its kind in South Africa. The reason being that Kabeljauws Beach took to heart the old saying of location, location, location. Situated between the edge of town and the Kabeljous river mouth, it is also situated on the beach. Not close to the beach, or a minute of stiff walking from the beach, but right on the beach.
This is where science saves the day, because surely an investment that close to the sea would be subject to rising oceans or even spring tides? Which is why it was engineered to protect against severe weather conditions through the use of a buried gabion revetment. What this means is that the views are unhindered, and your safety guaranteed for at least the next 100 years. Not that you would hold on to it if investment was the goal. Consider the fact that this estate, apart from the supreme location, also boasts contemporary coastal architecture, private courtyards, a mixed-use precinct including a beach café, pool terrace as well as state-of-the-art security.
With only 35 opportunities left to own either a luxury apartment, penthouse, freestanding home or a rowhouse, chances are that the reselling value alone is worth the price of admission.
Talking about price, at this moment, Kabeljauws Beach sells from R1 225 000 upwards. If you’re looking for safe and sound, for growth and reputable, for luxurious and location-based, then visit www.kabeljauwsbeach.co.za or phone Lieb Du Raan at 072 658 0877 or Wilna Du Raan on 082 951 4553.
By Dave Bishop