Kwazulu Natal Overview

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 namely Amajuba (Newcastle), Zululand (Ulundi), uMkhanyakude (Mkuze), uThungulu (Richards Bay), Umzinyathi (Dundee), uThukela (Ladysmith), Umgungundlovu (Pietermaritzburg), iLembe (KwaDukuza, formerly Stanger), eThekwini (Durban), Ugu (Port Shepstone) and 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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Market & Opinion
Ten of the best family neighbourhoods to rent for R20k per month
07 Oct 2022
The rental rate for a family house in a middle-class suburb is now around R14,000 to R28,000 per month with the average at around R20,000, according to the Seeff Property Group.
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Super luxury property rentals are back, driven by local and foreign demand
22 Aug 2022
The luxury housing rental market continues its strong recovery according to the Seeff Property Group’s rental agents. Areas such as the Cape Town Atlantic Seaboard, Constantia Upper, Bishopscourt, Sandton, Paarl, Franschhoek and luxury estates, in particular, are once again achieving monthly rentals of over R100,000 per month.
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Market & Opinion
KwaZulu-Natal’s growing high-end coastal estates draw luxury buyers
17 Aug 2022
The growing number of exclusive lifestyle estates on the KwaZulu Natal Coast has added a new dimension to the property market here
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Semigration to the Cape Peninsula is fuelling house price inflation and depleting stock
12 Aug 2022
Prior to the disruption of the pandemic, semigration toward the coast was on the rise and since the end of lockdown, there’s not only been a resurgence in the migration tide, but also a steady upward trajectory of property inflation in these areas during the past 12 months.
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