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Strand at a glance

Lying at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, between Macassar and Gordons Bay and just 40 minutes’ drive from Cape Town lies the bustling town of Strand.

Strand’s beginnings were as a fishing and holiday resort and things haven’t changed other than the development that has placed Strand at the heart of the beautiful Helderberg Basin with easy access to wine routes, Somerset West’s Mall and the coastal drive past Gordon’s Bay to Betty’s Bay providing perfect viewing points during whale watching season.

New Dubai-style apartment blocks have joined the ranks of 70s-style beachfront homes to give the Strand beachfront a modern facelift. The Strand, Strand’s beachfront, is 5 km of white sand that is a water sports magnet and among the safest swimming beaches in the country.

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Latest real estate news in Strand view all news in Strand
Somerset West estate offers off-the-grid living
05 Mar 2020
The residents of Mzuri, a new residential estate in Somerset West, will not be left in the dark during load shedding, thanks to the developer’s forward-thinking investment in alternative energy options.
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Developments to look out for in Port Elizabeth
02 Mar 2020
The latest stats from Lightstone Property reveal that the Eastern Cape has the highest provincial house price inflation at 4.5%. This beats the 3.9% inflation rate of the Western Cape’s property market, which has been the leading province in terms of house price growth for some time now.
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Somerset West development does not relent. But can it deliver on its promise?
27 Nov 2019
While some areas of the city continue to battle in the property sector, Somerset West has shown little sign of abating in its appetite to expand. By contrast, it has apparently placed its foot on the development accelerator.
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Signs that the residential property market is beginning to stabilise
08 Nov 2019
Until there is greater clarity on the prospects of a recovery in the local economy, the housing market, which remains resilient but is currently weighted in favour of buyers, is unlikely to enter another fully-fledged recovery.
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