New Developments in Cape Town
Side by side – Cape Town’s heritage homes and new developments
What’s your image of Cape Town? If you already live in this lovely city, would you ever willingly move away from the Cape? If you live elsewhere, is it your dream to move to Cape Town? What appeals to you the most about the fairest Cape in the world, once known as the Cape of Storms and then, later on, as the Cape of Good Hope?
The latter name has proved to contain a great deal of truth, although some parts of the Cape’s history has been somewhat tumultuous.
Good hope and good intentions
Nevertheless, that was then. Good hope and good intentions would eventually prevail, as it does nowadays in Cape Town. To the millions of people who love the Cape, the thought of living here today is aspirational. It’s also the place where most many South Africans have their roots, since immigrants from various countries, notably the Netherlands or Low Countries, France, Germany, and England relocated to the Cape of Good Hope during the years after 1652.
Heritage homes and luxurious modern developments
Today, the residential areas in and around Cape Town vary greatly, as do the types of homes from which to choose. On occasion, one finds a mix of historical and heritage homes, many of which hold official heritage status, varied architectural styles that include Victorian and iconic Cape Dutch designs, cosy homes that seemingly pay homage to Cape fishermen’s whitewashed, thatched cottages, grand mansions and homesteads, stunning, Mediterranean villas, overlooking the ocean, alongside innovative, ultra-modern or vintage styled, ultra-luxurious new developments.
Attractions in Cape Towns
- Table Mountain with its newly upgraded cableway.
- The mightily cold Atlantic Ocean, the more moderate Indian Ocean, and the place where the two oceans meet – Cape Agulhas.
- Cape Point.
- Seal Island – home of the Cape fur seals.
- Shark Alley – frequented by the great white shark, which feeds mainly on the seal population and other shark species.
- Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.
- Glorious white sandy beaches, some of which have Blue Flag status and quaint, secluded coves.
- The V&A Waterfront, which also features new residential developments that are exceptionally luxurious and sought after.
- Two Oceans Aquarium.
- The Castle of Good Hope.
- Museums, theatres, and entertainment venues of all types.
- A vibrant nightlife and a distinctive lifestyle that some refer to as “laid back”.
- Breathtaking landscapes.
- Peace, quiet, and solitude close to the city for those who prefer to escape for a while to tranquil locations.
- Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which won another prestigious award again this year (2019) at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London.
- Cape Town is a city where umpteen cultures meet and mingle.
- Vineyards that produce award-winning wines that compete successfully with some of the best in the world.
- A booming property market, especially in the luxury sector, despite challenging economic times and conditions in the country.
- The Atlantic Seaboard, where a great many new luxury property developments continue to take place.
If Cape Town ticks your boxes, as a discerning property buyer and investor who is only interested in new luxury developments, our luxury property specialists at Fine & County South Africa are optimally positioned to assist and guide you through the numerous new upmarket developments in Cape Town. It’s our speciality and our pleasure to ensure that you acquire the perfect property in a new development that exceeds your expectations and aspirations. Don’t hesitate. Contact us today in order to benefit from our years of expertise in the real estate market. We have helped countless buyers, as well as sellers, over the years.