With its sparkling coastline and glamorous villas, it's no wonder that the Atlantic Seaboard real estate boom has been one of the largest in the history of South African property. Will this bubble ever burst? Doubtful. The impressive landscape of the Cape Peninsula's Atlantic coast stretches from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront along the coastline of Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles and Lion's Head all the way through to Hout Bay.
Specifically, our Atlantic Seaboard property consultants specialise in the following suburbs: Hout Bay, Mouille Point, Green Point, Sea Point, Fresnaye, Bakoven, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay, and Llandudno. Historically, this area is directly tied to the Atlantic Ocean and the influx of European settlements. Throughout the 20th century, Atlantic Seaboard property has gone through many changes.
Due to the continued development throughout the decades, many of the suburbs are architecturally and aesthetically interesting, as the properties are often a blend of the old and new. The Art Deco movement made its South African design debut in the mid-1900s and has clearly made a home in many sea-facing apartment blocks across this 3km stretch of coast.
Today, as most of the Atlantic Seaboard homes for sale are pre-existing, buyers make a "renovator's delight" out of any flat or home by taking the foundations of a by-gone era and integrating design for a new one. Reclaiming the original materials of these homes such as rendered brick, exposed concrete, and intricate wood-work retains the olde-worlde charm of yester-year. Introducing new materials such as granite and sandstone to a home with a secluded indigenous garden emulates the backdrop of the Atlantic Seaboard itself.
Top off this contemporary design pairing with panoramic views and creeper vines in the lush suburbs of the Seaboard and you have some of the award-winning South African design that has carved out a stage in the Atlantic Seaboard. Green Point and Mouille Point, in close proximity to the V&A Waterfront and Marina are home to the World Cup Soccer Stadium and the Seaboard's only golf course, as well as the historic red and white lighthouse which dates back to 1824.
Residents can stroll along the promenade and take in the blending of harbour and beachfront living. Sea Point is home to a number of boutiques and cafes, residents here enjoy a village lifestyle that offers large communal pools and a coastline mixed with rock-clad cliffs and sand.
Fresnaye has beautiful tree adorned avenues that complement this sea-side suburb. Heading to the slopes of Lion's Head, Bantry Bay and Clifton are two of the most exclusive and relatively wind-free suburbs in the Cape Town real estate area. Nestled into the seaboard cliffs, these homes have uninterrupted ocean views and are a popular spot for tourists.
Further south, Camps Bay and Bakoven have as much high-living as they do high-end real estate. Bakoven, being a small landmark designated area next to the larger Camps Bay, delights its visitors with secluded rock pools and pebbly coves on the beach; Camps Bay has a beachfront filled with chic bistros and tapas bars that are sure to impress any visitor. Towards Hout Bay is the very exclusive and secluded Llandudno.
Named after its Welsh predecessor, Llandudno is home to exquisite beaches with granite boulders and fantastic seaside villas. Needless to say, vacant plots are rare. On the peninsula side of the seaboard, residents sip sundowners as the day draws to an end, although sparkling wine and evening cocktails are a regular occasion on any seaboard balcony!
Those looking for the relaxed elegance of seaside towns while not sacrificing the convenience of being centrally located to the Cape Town city centre, will love the fusion created in Atlantic Seaboard real estate.
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