Emerging Markets Explored: South Africa

Looking for a new investment location? We’re here to help, with a weekly exploration of emerging markets around the world.

This week we’re off to South Africa. While the country’s property market has been fairly turbulent in the past, it’s a relatively stable market to invest in, with high rental yields in Johannesburg and hot holiday lets in Cape Town. That being said, according to Moneyweb, South Africa’s property has seen a massive upward surge of late, although this is largely focused on the retail side of the market. Global Property Guide, meanwhile, reports an increase in the value of large homes and good rental yields on city property.

However you slice it, an investment here has potential; increasing value, a decent return and if nothing else, a good dose of sun year round.

1. Bloubergstrand, Western Cape – 4 Bed House

Asking Price: £425,317

This residence may be billed as “extremely private”, but it’s perfect for hosting a glamorous get-together: the home has a split-level living area, with a swining pool and seated BBQ area, not to mention scenic views, air-conditioning and under-floot heating. And if you choose not to invite anyone over, you still get to enjoy it all for yourself.

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2. Ballito, iLembe Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal – 4 Bed House

Asking Price: £149,281

This double storey home is situated in Ballito. Boasting magnificent sea views up the North Coast, the best asset for an investor is the self-contained flatlet that could generate extra income.

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3. Western Cape – 3 Bed Apartment

Asking Price: £274,512

Stunning duplex Cabana with fantastic views, an open plan living area downstairs with sliding doors opening on to a wooden deck and rolling lawns.

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4. Bloubergstrand, Western Cape – 4 Bed House

Asking Price: £452,167

A well-designed home, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the Table Mountain & Atlantic Ocean vistas. The wine cellar on an additional mezzanine level is a bonus.

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5. Knysna, Eden Municipality, Western Cape – 5 Bed House

Asking Price: £449,550

This North-facing double-storey home has breathtaking views of the golf course and the ocean. Before you get that far, take a minute to admire the impressive entrance with an atrium and a cladded water-feature.

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6. Knysna, Eden Municipality, Western Cape – 5 Bed House

Asking Price: £715,950

This exquisite property represents an opportunity to own a unique and cleverly designed African thatched house with a sophisticated game lodge feel. This fantastic real estate opportunity is situated on Pezula Private Estatee, which is situated on the Eastern Head of Knysna with panaramic views of the Indian Ocean.

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