The North Coast is on the Rise

Blythedale Coastal Es­tate

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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.

Text: Mag­gie Witt­stock Images © Elan Prop­erty Group

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