Including Franschhoek in your property investment portfolio
When one makes an investment, a process normally takes place. You consider various investment options or vehicles, evaluating each according to your requirements, its cost, merits, and potential to increase in value over an estimated period of time – usually short, medium, or long term.
Property tends to be viewed as a longer-term investment, although it is occasionally possible to get a substantial return on one’s money in the shorter term – some very “lucky” individuals.
Don’t gamble on Lady Luck
Even so, when investing in property, you’d be foolish and short-sighted to rely on Lady Luck. One simply does not gamble or take a chance on property investments, not unless you want to risk losing everything. Sooner, rather than later, you will do so if you allow luck to guide you in your decision-making, since property investment normally has substantial financial implications, particularly in an affluent and sought-after area such as Franschhoek in the fabulous Franschhoek Valley of the Boland.
Trust the professional experts
Don’t court disaster by operating solo if you’re not au fait with high-end property transactions in the luxury property sector. Fine & Country South Africa is a reputable, professional estate agency that focuses on the luxury sector of the South African property market, and is thus perfectly placed to assist, advise, and aid you in selecting and acquiring upscale investment properties in areas like Franschhoek, a town and area which has excellent investment potential.
Our agents are equipped with intimate knowledge and details about the areas in which they represent sellers, buyers, owners, and tenants. This enables them to pass on information to you, the (investment) buyer, which other agencies do not. It’s one thing to purchase a property in a specific area, but quite another thing to live, work, play, and invest there, Franschhoek included.
Franschhoek’s interesting facts and attractions
- Along with Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Somerset West, Franschhoek is one of the principal towns that constitute the Boland, the iconic wine-growing area which has no specific boundaries.
- Boland means “upper” or “high” land in Afrikaans, and the name possibly originates from the early Dutch occupation of Cape Town and the surrounding areas.
- The first name given to today’s Franschhoek, was “Olifantshoek” – Elephants’ Corner – so named because of the proliferation of roaming elephant herds in the valley.
- Franschhoek’s name, “French Corner” in Dutch, refers to the settlement of the 1688/89 French Huguenot community in this incredibly picturesque valley, after they left France to escape religious persecution for following their Reformed Protestant beliefs.
- French influence and French names are still evident in modern-day Franschhoek, particularly those of famous wine farms and gourmet restaurants.
- The Franschhoek Motor Museum.
- Franschhoek Wine Tram – a truly unique way to visit wine farms and sample their produce – hop onto the tram, off at the wine farm of your choice for a wine tasting, and back onto the next tram to stop off at the next one you fancy again, until you reach the end of your route.
- The Huguenot Memorial Museum.
- Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, within the UNESCO Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve.
- Chocolate tasting tour.
- Hiking and horseback tours, including wine tasting on horseback.
- Explore the joys of literature during the annual Franschhoek Literary Festival.
- Take in the magnificent views of the valley and surrounding mountains from one of the winding mountain passes around Franschhoek.
Franschhoek is firmly on the map as a great place in which to invest. With one of our agents as your property guide, including a Franschhoek property in your investment portfolio is well worth some serious consideration. Give us a call today.