The North Coast is on the Rise
Blythedale Coastal Estate
A captivating combination of natural beauty, urban convenience, and luxury living is fuelling the property boom on Kwazulu-natal’s magnificent Dolphin Coast. Enticing property developments along the Indian Ocean corridor between the port cities of Durban and Richards Bay are attracting hosts of new residents who are looking for stress-free alternatives to the suburbs of Durban and the frenzy of Gauteng.
North Coast Appeal
With the allure of the warm Indian Ocean to keep the winter chills away, the North Coast creates the perfect allyear playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The Dolphin Coast is also unrivalled as a destination for golfing, fishing, surfing, swimming, trail running, mountain biking, beach walks, and bird watching.
Vibrant local markets are wellsupported, and popular restaurants range from casual to fine-dining establishments. Cosy pubs, beautiful hotels, and romantic wedding venues attract locals and visitors alike, both in and out of the holiday season.
While staying at the coast on holiday, it usually doesn’t take long for visitors to be seduced by the stylish, yet laid-back North Coast lifestyle. Considering the attractive real estate options available, many soon realise that they actually don’t ever have to leave.
With King Shaka International Airport close by, the Kwazulu-natal North Coast has become an attractive option for commuters who often have to travel overseas or around South Africa for work.
Many modern families have come to find residential estates the ideal place for creating a home base where they can enjoy a quality lifestyle. As a result, other public and private investors are beginning to take advantage of the residential property development that has sprouted up along the northern coastal corridor. Education, healthcare, entertainment, retail, and business services are experiencing sustained expansion along the North Coast. Topclass schools, in particular, have started up around Ballito to accommodate the growing number of families with schoolgoing children who are thriving on the Dolphin Coast.
It is not surprising that the population of Ballito has grown by 150 % over the past 10 years, making the Kwadukuza Municipality one of the fastest-growing municipalities in South Africa.
New Malls for ballito & Kwadukuza
According to developers of the new Ballito Junction Regional Mall, tenant demand was so over-subscribed that the R1,8 billion project had to be increased by 15,000 m² in the construction phase.
Built on an existing mall one-eighth of the size, the development is the largest mall on the Dolphin Coast and spans an impressive 80,000 m². Matching the region’s consumer base, the mall adds impetus to the Dolphin Coast’s flourishing diverse community.
Complementing four existing malls in Ballito, the Ballito Junction is home to six anchor tenants, as well as a wide range of restaurants, cafes, fast food outlets, a cinema complex and recreational activities
such as a trampoline park. The regional mall creates super-regional pull and will retain local consumer spend in the area.
Further north, at Kwadukuza (also known as Stanger), construction is underway on a regional shopping centre and mixed-use development with an estimated value of R1.5 billion which will completely transform the existing town centre.
Due for completion in September 2018, it is anticipated that the first phase of the development, the 30,000 m² mall, will provide new commercial opportunities as well as convenience to local communities. The impact on Kwadukuza and surrounding areas will see tremendous spinoff from this type of development. Jobs will be created and improved infrastructure will fulfill home owners’ important need for convenience.
The new mall at is positioned just 500 m from the R74 off-ramp, and will be a short five-minute hop over the N2 from Elan Property Group’s Blythedale Coastal Estate.
Lifestyle, Living and Leisure Combine
Blythedale Coastal Estate is an exciting combination of residential, commercial, and leisure facilities that is currently being developed on 1,000 hectares of prime North Coast real estate.
Blythedale Coastal Estate takes its cue from the landscape and raw natural beauty of the environment. The multiphase development incorporates unspoilt golden beaches that stretch over 3 km, as well as 20 hectares of indigenous coastal forests and pristine river frontage. Just a 40-minute drive from King Shaka International Airport, and a 20-minute drive from the growing regional hub of Ballito, Blythedale Coastal Estate balances a sense of community with the privacy expected from a resort estate.
In the next few months, significant residential and hospitality developments will take shape on the Estate. Along the sea-fronting Celebrity Mile, construction is due to begin on the first residential home in the Estate.
In mid-August, nearly 3,000 of the country’s top adventure athletes will take up the Toyota Warrior challenge at the Estate’s brand new event bowl. A stunning outdoor arena, the event bowl has a panoramic vista of the Indian Ocean as a backdrop, just metres from the beach.
Land in Phase One and Phase Two is 80 % sold out and pre-sales are in progress for Phase Three of the Estate development. Visit us at www.blythedale.co.za or contact Andrew Thompson on +27 61 427 2476 to book a site visit and learn more about Lifestyle, Living and Leisure at Blythedale Coastal Estate.