Hang 10! The beach washes up in Jacaranda city
THE Pretoria property market is heating up as it grows its reputation as a hip place to live, attracting more young professionals and families.
The Jacaranda city has shrugged off its conservative image, and investors and those looking to buy an affordable home are increasingly looking at Pretoria’s eastern suburbs. And this is where the first Crystal Lagoon in subSaharan Africa will be built, bringing the beach inland.
Multinational water innovation company Crystal Lagoons has partnered with Balwin Properties for the construction and operation of South Africa’s first Crystal Lagoon, the world’s top amenity that will see a select few thousand homes having access to a beach on their doorstep.
Balwin Properties’ new R4.2 billion residential development, The Blyde, at Riverwalk Estate, located in Pretoria East, Gauteng, will showcase Crystal Lagoons’ unique technology, bringing a Crystal Clear lagoon for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing, all with a real beach feel.
The Crystal Lagoon at The Blyde at Riverwalk Estate joins the ranks of over 600 projects – in different stages of development and negotiation worldwide – in more than 60 countries.
“At 1.5 hectares (which is equivalent to just over two rugby fields), the Crystal Lagoon will be a key selling-point to the development, and be the first lagoon to feature our game-changing technology and unique concept in Sub-Saharan Africa,” says Alastair Sinclair, regional director for Africa at Crystal Lagoons.
Steve Brookes, chief executive of Balwin Properties, said: “We are very excited about our partnership with Crystal Lagoons and foresee this as the first of at least six in South Africa combined with the brand.
“Balwin devel opments appeal to couples investing in their first home, retired people looking for safe lock-up-and-go flats, families who can let their children be children, as well as investors who are attracted by the return on investment the developments offer.”