The Western Cape has it all; beaches, winelands, mountains and cheap property. Five fine towns to buy your slice of Cape Town Country living
Why did Rudolph buy property in Betty’s Bay Western Cape? And with a higher budget where would he buy next?
The case for Western Cape property is an easy one to make. Of all the provinces in South Africa, the Western Cape offers the best quality of living and that is why many South Africans are semi-grating there.
I chose to invest in Betty’s Bay because the stands there are dirt cheap. The natural setting and beaches are spectacular. And it is only an hours’ drive from Cape Town International Airport.
Here is my pick of five towns you must see on your country-house hunting trip before deciding. And a rough guide of what you can expect to pay for a typical home in each town.
#1 Franschoek for foodies
Highlights: South Africa’s culinary capitol, picturesque wine farms and laid-back village lifestyle
Properties: 2 Bedroom apartment from $95,000, 3-bedroom house from $195,000
#2 Hermanus for whale-spotting
Highlights: Blue flag Grotto Beach, Whale watching and Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Properties: 1-bedroom from $34,000, 3-bedroom apartment from $67,000
#3 Stellenbosch for wine-lovers
Highlights: Waterford Estate Wine Farm, Historic Dorp Street and University of Stellenbosch
Properties: 2-bedroom apartment from $52,000, 3-bedroom house $128,000
#4 Paarl for golfers
Highlights: Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve, Fairview Wine & Cheese and Pearl Valley Golf Estate
Properties: 2-bedroom apartments from $38,000. 3-bedroom golf estate houses Pearl Valley from $195,000
#5 Bettys Bay for Artists
Highlights: Stony Point Penguin Colony, Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and Arabella Golf Estate and Spa
Properties: Stands from $13,000 (Yes, so cheap) and 3-bedroom houses from $57,000
After seeing this video from Xplorio, you won’t be able to resist Betty’s bay!
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