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Province Overview

South Africa’s playground, KwaZulu Natal, is home to what many call the endless summer due to its subtropical climate. Not only are residents spoilt for choice with stunning coastal properties along the Hibiscus Coast but it also boasts with some of the most picturesque country homes in the Midlands. With properties as eclectic as its people, it won’t be hard to find your dream home.

For the young professional Durban is the place to be in KwaZulu Natal, from residential rental properties to office and industrial spaces - this city has it all! On the hunt for something a bit more laid back with just the right amount of buzz? Then why not head towards Umhlanga or Amanzimtoti? Here you will find seafront properties and scatterings of new developments.

Quick Facts

  • In the local isiZulu language, KwaZulu means ‘Place of the Zulu people’. The word Zulu is derived from eZulweni, which loosely translated means ‘heaven’ or ‘sky above’. The name ‘Natal’ dates back to 1497 when Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama sighted the beautiful coastline while sailing past on Christmas day and named it ‘Terra de Natalia’ in reference to the birth of Christ. After South Africas' first democratic elections in 1994, the two names were joined to form “KwaZulu-Natal”, more commonly referred to as KZN.
  • KZN has 11 districts:

- Amajuba (Newcastle)

- Zululand (Ulundi)

- uMkhanyakude (Mkuze)

- uThungulu (Richards Bay)

- Umzinyathi (Dundee)

- uThukela (Ladysmith)

- Umgungundlovu (Pietermaritzburg)

- iLembe (KwaDukuza, formerly Stanger)

- eThekwini (Durban)

- Ugu (Port Shepstone)

- Sisonke (Ixopo)

  • There is a system of approximately 96 protected areas covering some 8% of the province, roughly 736 480 hectares. The larger parks include Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, iSimangaliso Wetland Park and uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park.
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Winelands market a mixed bag supported by encouraging consistency in some sectors
28 Jan 2020
For several years, the robust Winelands market and estate development in the area were notably buoyed by upcountry buyers looking to relocate, but those sales have slowed considerably since 2017 and, although estate homes are still popular, buyer demographics have changed.
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The worst crime-ridden areas in South Africa
13 Sep 2019
The recently released statistics for the 2018/19 period from the South African Police Service (SAPS) has revealed the areas with the most recorded crime.
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Sellers struggling to get asking price for their properties
03 Jul 2019
The latest FNB Property Barometer revealed that sellers across the board are struggling to get asking price on their properties. A massive 98% of sellers have to reduce their initial price to obtain a sale on their properties currently on the market.
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Being single is not a barrier to owning property
24 Jun 2019
FNB Home Finance has revealed that the number of single applicants who bought residential property through the Bank increased from 48% to 56% between 2016 and 2018.
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