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Contents DECOR






24 18 20

The festive season wouldn’t be the same without fine

app for your phone

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel


has lined up for Christmas

and greatest in lighting


WHAT’S ON The upcoming gigs

why Bedfordview could become the new business

Hanging out with Jozi’s

hub, and a new owner for

cool kids

the Grace Hotel in Rosebank


DURBAN An extension to Westway

area, and a new residential estate in Umhlali wows with

where the walls speak

its design

What to consider when

volumes about his dazzling

retirement draws near,

career in theatre


news for traffic flow in the


CAPE TOWN The Herschel in


Claremont, a new retirement


How Cape Town won

for Sandrift, and Century

the bid to become

City’s new Courtyard

Property professionals look

World Design Capital 2014

back on the past year and ahead to 2012



development on the cards


SEYCHELLES A Creole cultural experience

Y Tsai of Tsai Design Studio

at La Reserve, Seychelles’

on the importance of design

new spa and wellness


with a story and why South

training centre, and the

Taking their cue from nature,

African design is taking the

world’s most expensive

these lighting designs inspire

world by storm

luxury hotel


Volkswagen South

international apparel wing,

into the new Theatre Place,

investment options

New Tiguan from

Sandton City’s new


and your property



Pieter Toerien invites us

about this month



Office Park spells good

you need to know

lighting up commercial


renovation tips


ideas, and advice on and residential spaces

and Ya’el Fine’s sassy home



The second phase of launched in larney Irene,

you our favourites

Parkhurst and find out what

RESIDENTIAL Southdowns Estate is


We talk to SA’s top chef,

furniture, and a new decor


your Christmas stocking

drinks to share. We bring

take a look at a new deli in

We bring you the latest

Delightful gift goodies for


Stylish ceramics and



us, naturally




NAMIBIA A new mixed-use


development in Windhoek,

Explore Houghton’s new

Seeff Chairman Samuel

Centre expands for

+27 (0)11 788 4805,

luxurious boutique hotel, the

Seeff tells us why we should

SA retailers, and how

Residence, an exceptionally

remain positive, yet realistic,

Namibia is taking wildlife

well-appointed retreat

about the property market

conservation seriously

Africa. See page 2 for details. Shot on location at CIRCA on Jellicoe,



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The recent announcement of Cape Town as the World Design Capital for 2014 is a coup indeed. We beat out heavyweight first-class cities such as Dublin, Ireland, and Bilbao, Spain, and now sit alongside design greats, such as Turin, Italy. However, the question must be begged: are we really that surprised by SA’s latest win? In recent years we have been making a name for ourselves and causing a stir in the circles of our more worldly brothers, not to mention filling our awards bucket with accolade after accolade, so much so that the cup of honour truly doth run over. Hosting the Soccer World Cup in 2010 was arguably one of our biggest achievements, but SA has, in fact, been setting itself apart from other countries for quite some time. Take Condé Nast Traveller’s World Travel Awards, for example. We regularly make their top lists, and this year is no different: CNTraveller’s Gold List 2011 looks at the best hotels in the world in terms of exclusivity and luxury as voted by Condé Nast travellers, thus bringing an interesting and diverse dynamic to the voting process. Of the total 108 properties in the Gold List, 19 – or 17% of the vote – are South African. They include, among others, Le Franschhoek Hotel, in Franschhoek, the Cape Grace, in Cape Town, the game reserve Bushmans Kloof, in the Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape,

Joburg’s Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa, and Londolozi Private Game Reserve within the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. And, according to Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011, our very own Singita Sabi Sand at Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve won the number two position. It is not just our hotels that are bringing home the gold. South African chefs and their restaurants are competing against the best, too – and winning. The S. Pellegrino World’s 100 Best Restaurant Awards are judged by over 800 international restaurant industry experts, and this year’s awards saw three South African establishments being placed in the top 100. They include Le Quartier Français of the Cape winelands in 36th place, Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch in 61st place and La Colombe in Constantia in 82nd place. And so, looking back on our achievements of 2011, I am confident that as a nation we will continue shining on the world stage. We are a serious competitor, and we are just getting started. Bring on 2012!

Nicky Manson, Editor

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Seeff Chairman Samuel Seeff’s bittersweet news for the property market

Seeff Chairman Samuel Seeff’s bittersweet news for the property market

Seeff Chairman Samuel Seeff’s bittersweet news for the property market

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Number 17 4th Avenue is discreetly nestled in the leafy suburb of Houghton, and despite its central location, a tranquil setting beckons


nce a private home, the property

manicured garden, deck and pool area, where

you to the bathrooms. The decor is luxurious

at No. 17 4th Avenue, in

sun loungers invite you to stay a while. The

and inviting, with Egyptian cotton bedding,

Houghton, has been renovated

view from the terrace includes the tennis court,

goose feather pillows, king-size, extra-length

recently and is now a luxury

a koi pond and a gorgeous rose and vegetable

beds and beautiful fabrics for the furniture and

boutique hotel called the Residence. It’s owned

garden, whose colours create a stunning

headboards. We love rooms One and Five. Fit

by Edgar Rudge, an architect who used his

contrast against the fuchsia chair covers of the

for statesmen, their bathrooms have a Jacuzzi

design knowledge and stylish flair to provide

dining area.

on the deck where you can relax and look out

This intimate hotel has five bedrooms, but

Words Nicky Manson Photographs courtesy The Residence

the hotel with a sophisticated and opulent

over the treetops. The Residence Spa has two treatments

setting. A mix of classical and modern decor,

is already so popular that Edgar has begun

Persian rugs, heavy velvet drapes and French

renovating the old Chinese embassy next door

rooms, a sauna and steam room, and is open to

crystal chandeliers creates a warm atmosphere,

in order to add six more rooms, a conference

residents as well as to day visitors.

while features such as the handmade wooden

area and a lounge and dining area.

The best feature of the Residence, however,

All of the suites have two bathrooms,

has to be its Sky Bar. The rooftop space has

wooden decking that runs throughout, and the

one inside and one delightfully outdoors,

a bar, bonfire, Jacuzzi, outside showers and

slate walls create a contemporary feel. Family

practically neighbouring nature. The room and

comfortable sofas and double daybeds, and

ornaments and artworks dotted around the

lounge areas boast mod amenities, including

is the perfect setting for drinks after work,

premises help it keep its homely ambience.

air con, underfloor heating, flat-screen TVs,

weekend lunches or high teas. The only thing

espresso machines, fireplaces, surround sound

that could possibly spoil your sundowners is a

mirror frame in the entrance hall, the red

Situated in the bright conservatory which spills over onto a sunny terrace, the breakfast

systems, Wi-Fi and complimentary drinks

traditional Joburg thunderstorm.

room is a little slice of heaven. It overlooks the

while Charlotte Rhys bath products entice

+27 (0)11 853 2480,

Richly textured furnishings in the bedrooms. 2The grand property is worthy of its upmarket


Visit for more

location – Houghton. 3The welcoming Sky Bar on the top floor is ideal for sundowners. 4Breakfast

shopping destinations of choice.

on your private terrace.

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HOT PLATE DAVID HIGGS, officially SA’s top chef, has

Festive feasts, great reads and a delish new restaurant

put down roots at Central One Bar and Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, in Sandton

Q Your success in the Cape with Rust en Vrede is surely going to be transplanted to Gauteng. What inspired the move? Opportunity, I guess. A chance to see a different part of SA and to challenge myself with a different environment. It’s good to step out of one’s comfort zone every now and then.

Q You won SA Top Chef this year. What was your winning dish?

No winning dish, but a winning recipe.

there was an incredible sommelier and,

Fuzzy logic

of course, my team in the kitchen …

always- pumping Jolly Roger, Possum’s Bistro & Deli is a new store that stocks various Jacklin

That’s what it took. Definitely not my

Organic products as well as other delectable treats. Shop for home or sit down and enjoy

own doing.

something from its menu while watching the world go by on 4th Avenue. +27 (0)74 487 9998

The owner understood what it takes, the staff all backed me on the floor,

Parkhurst lovers have yet another spot to enjoy. Situated across the way from the

Q The new Central One menu is in place. Tell us about your favourite dish.

The food is essentially modern comfort food – good, tasty food that is honest in its substance and nutrition, but with a modern presentation and cooking application. I personally love the sea bass with variations of cauliflower and a tamarind gel.

Q Your style reveals continental influences. Can you share one amazing foodie travel story? My recent trip to Italy inspired me. I find the Italians stick to their roots, overwork things, so you can still taste the product when it comes to the table. My roots are fairly traditional and classic, and I love playing with the presentation of food.

Fine fare

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa in Sandton is opening its doors for Christmas and has two delicious options on offer. Eat like royalty at the Christmas Eve dinner or indulge in a

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Christmas Day lunch. A family affair, the meal consists of plated fine dining and a festive

buffet presented with flair by Executive Chef Keith Frisley and his team. +27 (0)11 808 7300,

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David Higgs interview by Catherine Riley

and product comes first. They don’t



Congratulati ons to Sandton S un’s Vin MM X restaurant fo r winning th e 2011 Diners Club Internat ional National Bes t Wine List aw ard.

Joyous snacking

Camp Jabulani, in the beautiful Limpopo Province, presents its exclusive Sundowner Snack menu, just in time for the festive season. Created by Head Chefs André Gerber and Cheré Morgia, the menu will help you get into the Christmas spirit while you soak up the African bush. Delicacies include home- made vanilla marshmallows, Gorgonzola, pecan nut and cranberry tartlets, white chocolate and pistachio nut fudge and mouth-watering Marmite cups. +27 (0)12 460 5605,

Gastronomic read

Presenting Relais & Châteaux’s new cookbook, 32 Inspirational Chefs, featuring recipes from its exclusive collection of hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. A cookbook to inspire the senses, this is a collaborative work by 32 Relais & Châteaux chefs from southern Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean islands, who share their styles and techniques to create a taste sensation made with undeniable passion.

Bear hugs for Christmas

The Lindt Chocolate Gold Bear will warm the cockles of anyone’s heart this festive season. Made from the finest milk chocolate, Lindt’s newest character represents affection, friendship, empathy and appreciation of those we love, making it the perfect stocking filler. +27 (0)21 421 3107,

Holiday temptations

Expect a feast these holidays as the Saxon Boutique Hotel gets ready for Christmas and New Year’s. Executive Chef Nancy Kinchela has prepared some menus to wow for Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas Day lunch and New Year’s Eve dinner. Expect taste sensations such as terrine of rabbit entrée served with Parmesan and herb risotto and mascarpone, and enjoy champagne sorbet on melon. Be wowed by a classic beef Wellington filled with foie gras, and delight in an orange-baked Christmas pudding with brandy butterscotch sauce, eggnog ice cream and almond tuile. Simply mouth-watering. Book now. +27 (0)11 292 6000,

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Textural explorations that will keep your home looking super stylish

RICHARD SHAW is associate partner at Head Interiors, a renowned Joburg-based interior design consultancy with a roster of prestigious clients in South Africa and abroad.

Curvaceous ceramics

Q My ceiling is a concrete slab and there doesn’t seem to be enough of a void inside to install downlighters. What options are available to me?

Indulge in the new ceramics range by Martine

Jackson for Carrol Boyes. Organic shapes with distinctive etchings make up the Curve range of unique, nature-inspired, hand-crafted pieces. +27 (0)21 424 8263,

Lighting is such an important component of interior design, yet, often, many people seem to overlook its value. Lighting should do more than the obvious, which is to provide light; it is essential to creating ambience, accenting particular areas or pieces

way of creating a subtle light in a room.

Local luxury

However, in the case of concrete slab

enduring, functional art, and their

ceilings or old pressed ceilings, it may

beautiful crafts, straight from a

not be advisable to install downlighters.

workshop in the Karoo, are fast

The next best option would be to

making design news worldwide.

consider string lights or spotlights on a

From champagne buckets to giant

wire system. These are similar to track

wine coolers, belts to photo frames,

lights, but on thinner, sleeker wires

these products reveal the delicacy of

that look minimalist and sophisticated.

the ostrich eggshells that are carefully

These lights tend to use halogen bulbs

incorporated into their design. Made

and come fitted with dimmers to adjust

by hand, each item is unique. We are

brightness. There are also other options.

inspired by this 18-bottle wine cooler,

You can use wall- or ceiling-mounted

a stylish accessory to any Christmas

lights instead. In a dining room, for

soirée. +27 (0)21 422 1620,

and adding depth to a room. Installing downlighters into the ceiling is a great

Avoova’s mission is to create

example, a chandelier above the dining table becomes a focal feature – its light can be gradually dimmed to set the mood.

Q Lighting eats up a lot of electricity. How can I economise on lighting in my home without sacrificing style or ambience?

Style meets technology

Joining the ranks of technology and design is a new iPhone application brought to you by none other than Caesarstone. The app incorporates the Caesarstone catalogue, which can be viewed in full-colour,

One of the fastest

high-definition images. It’s

ways to save energy

the perfect accessory for

is to replace your

fabricators, interior designers,

normal incandescent

architects and homeowners.

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Collecting Cobra New to the Cobra

Watertech family is the Latis Collection, comprising taps and mixers. Minimalist in style

African glamour

Coricraft has extended its furniture range

to the lightest touch to increase

to include occasional tables and ottomans.

their functionality, and have been

We love the Nguni cowhide-covered Monk

engineered to offer noise-free

ottoman, which can be used as a seat, table

usage as well as water-saving

or footrest. These striking pieces are locally

and anti-splash functions.

made, and the different markings on the

0861 212 121,

cowhide make each one unique.

and suitable for bathrooms and kitchens, the taps respond

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Stylish comfort

The latest at Limeline are Italian design house Arper’s chair collections: Masai, Loop, Saari and Aston. We love the bright pink Masai chair for its clean lines and comfortable seat. Available as a chair or armchair, it comes in a variety of different fabrics and leathers. Greenguard certified, this chair will make a statement in any space, and you can modify it to suit your needs, thanks to its different base options and tilt and lift mechanisms. +27 (0)21 424 8682,

Fashionable architecture Synonymous with luxury, style and

pure sophistication, it’s no surprise that Louis Vuitton has created a book that explores the cutting-edge architectural spaces that house the brand worldwide, including international stores, industrial sites and unrealised projects. The book, titled Louis Vuitton: Architecture and Interiors, also includes revealing interviews. Splurge on the limited edition set, available with three different covers: Tokyo Namiki-dori, Hong Kong Landmark and New York Fifth Avenue.

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Fabulous goodies for your Christmas stocking or for under the tree


Have some fun this Christmas with Le Creuset’s range of great festive gifts. We love the stoneware pudding dish.

A BELLE OF A BAG On every girl’s wish list this Christmas is the Gucci Bella Tote Bag. At a whopping R18 760, we hope you have been extra good this year! Made with cuir leather,


it has an intricate woven handle and woven leather bow as well as an

Board games go hand in hand with family time and the holidays.

on-trend bamboo detail and tassels.

This year, prepare for the ultimate family championship with Dexter and The Mentalist board games. Step into Dexter’s shoes and hunt down

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The David Green Leaf Collection of revolutionary and unique eyewear incorporates nature into its design. Indigenous leaves are dried, dyed and grafted onto the eyewear material by way of a natural cotton-based acetate. The result? Eyewear that is nature inspired

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Our pick of this silly season’s best festive drinks BIGGER IS BETTER Asara’s flagship Bordeaux blend now comes in a magnum bottle. Beautifully presented, the Bell Tower Estate 2004 has delicious, intense aromas


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silver snowflakes. And Veuve Clicquot’s

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Theatre Place is not only accommodation for rent, but also a visual biography of its proprietor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; theatre producer extraordinaire, Pieter Toerien

Words Genevieve Fisher Photographs Tim Lake

November 2011 | 25

prime property

“After every level was complete I would stand on the cement floor, look at the views and, pointing my finger as if I were producing a stage show, say, ‘I want a window here, here and here’”


o say that Pieter  Toerien, one of South Africa’s foremost theatre impresarios, has led an interesting life would be an understatement of note. Pieter has produced, funded and brought hundreds of well-known theatre productions to local audiences, and so it is no surprise that his latest venture, Theatre Place, tends towards the dramatic. Set just off the vibrant Camps Bay beachfront, Theatre Place is a contemporary block of four apartments adjacent to Pieter’s Theatre On the Bay and is framed by the Twelve Apostles range. ‘The site where  Theatre Place is now had two old beach cottages on it and when the plot came up for sale I jumped at it, mainly because I was nervous about what would be built there and I wanted to take control of that ambiguity,’ says Pieter. Once the transaction had gone through, Pieter came up with a big idea – a business idea. Most of the small commercial theatres in Cape Town, Theatre On the Bay included, are privately owned, and because the local live entertainment industry has been hit badly

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by the global recession, theatre owners need to think outside the box office to generate an income. ‘The idea to build four rentable apartments, three as longlet ones and one for short-term rentals as well as for our use, was a strategic way to continue funding Theatre On the Bay.  And it’s been very successful,’ says Pieter. He enlisted architect Richard Honikman, with whom he had previously worked on his house and who, according to Pieter, knows how he thinks. He says, ‘I briefed Richard and he got it straight away. I wanted a contemporary block that not only took advantage of the sea views in front but also of the mountain views from behind. After every level was complete I would stand on the cement floor, look at the views and, pointing my finger as if I were producing a stage-show, say, “I want a window here, here and here”. It was important to me that Theatre Place should look like the sister of Theatre On the Bay, that patrons would look at one or the other and see that they belong together.’

Richard says, ‘Working with Pieter on this project was at all times stimulating and exciting. His vision, courage and creative spirit were energising.’ Pieter’s better half in all things interior, Shelley Rorke, was brought in to add that special touch of glamour and drama to two of the four apartments at Theatre Place. Having worked with Pieter before on the refurbishment of the downstairs bar area at Theatre On the Bay, Shelley believes that she and Pieter complement each other. ‘When we walked into a shop, Pieter saw the art and I saw the furniture, and together we decided whether a piece would work or not,’ she says. Shopping they did a lot of. Shelley confesses to turning Pieter into a shopaholic, although she believes he would never admit it. But when asked about his newfound hobby, Pieter not only fesses up, but does so with the same dramatic flair he showed when talking about placing windows in the preliminary structure of Theatre Place: ‘I love shopping now! It’s the best – going into a shop and saying, “I’ll have that, that and that!”’

prime property

Opening page Pieter Toerien and Shelley Rorke have set the stage for opulent living. Opposite, clockwise from top left The upstairs living area leads out onto a balcony with swimming pool and views; the chandelier used in the local production of Evita is set against two photopgraphs by Mark Steyn; the open-plan kitchen; one of the many eccentric wall pieces. This page, clockwise from top left An en-suite bedroom with fashionable wallpaper by Vivienne Westwood; the stairwell leading to the road is hung with theatre posters that complement the quirky city-inspired wallpaper; detail of scatter cushions in the open-plan lounge; Pieter’s collection of movie and theatre posters are prominently displayed in the passageway; the art deco wallpaper in the one of the bedrooms heightens the sense of drama.

They began by designing the interiors of the short-term-rental apartment, which is used as holiday accommodation or to house VIP guests or performers, and then did one of the longer-rent ones. What strikes you when you walk into the first apartment is the large volume as well as the flow between the indoor and outdoor areas. ‘The ample space in the open-plan living area allowed for a large Pierre Cronje dining table that had been sitting in Pieter’s garage at home because it was too big. Hanging above it is a grand chandelier from the recent South African production of Evita, and together they fit perfectly in the space,’ says Shelley. On the lower level are two sea-facing en-suite bedrooms, and a third with its own entrance and separate bathroom. ‘When I first met with Richard I made it clear that the upper level which had the best views was where the open-plan living area should be and the lower level should accommodate the bedrooms,’ says Pieter. But the walls are what Pieter and Shelley believe add that special something.

‘My favourite feature has to be the wallpaper in the two bedrooms and downstairs staircase,’ says Shelley. ‘They’re quite mad, and they delight me every time I go downstairs.’ The first bedroom is covered in Vivienne Westwood-designed wallpaper featuring florals in dramatic hues of red, black and white, while the second bedroom’s feature wall is not for the faint-hearted. ‘There is something quite eerie, yet very attractive, about having a wall full of eyes staring at you,’ says Shelley. She is not exaggerating: the monochrome colour palette is made all the more striking by the black-and-white wallpaper featuring close-ups of different women’s eyes, which make you feel as if you’ve either fallen down the rabbit hole or that your earlier cup of tea might’ve been spiked. The apartment also features the collection of posters and artworks that Pieter has put together over the years. They all hang together in a clash of styles

that works. ‘The posters have been very effective in adding something special to the interiors Shelley’s overseen, and they also tell the story of  Theatre On the Bay and my work,’ he says. ‘I’ve got a couple of London posters as well as ones of local productions and the actual photographs from those shows, such as the first Cats musical staged at Artscape in 2002. Everyone who stays here absolutely loves them.’ The holiday/VIP apartment was put on the rental market last November and the response has been overwhelming. Pieter attributes this to the sense of drama the interiors evoke. ‘For those of us in theatre, having eccentricity around is the norm, but for most other people it isn’t,’ he says. When you stay here you feel as if you’re the star in your very own stage production, and like one of Pieter’s extraordinary plays, Theatre Place lets you escape from everyday life.

With thanks to … Theatre On the Bay, +27 (0)21 438 3301,

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Words Genevieve Fisher Photographs courtesy Cape Town Partnership

What is the World Design Capital bid?

The benefits

It all started in 1957 with the formation of the International Council for Societies

The best way to investigate the long-term benefits

of Industrial Design (ICSID), an NPO whose mission is to promote and protect the

of the World Design Capital (WDC) title is by

profession of industrial design. With a global membership of 50 countries, the ICSID

looking at what the previous title-holders have

came up with the World Design Capital initiative to further advance these aims

achieved since their respective wins.

by recognising, every two years, a city that is dedicated to using design for social,

Sarah Fortunati, a member of the 2008

cultural and economic development. The World Design Capital designation has been

Turin WDC Organising Committee, says Turin

awarded by the ICSID just four times: first to Turin (2008), then to Seoul (2010), to

experienced more visitors in its World Design

Helsinki (2012), and now to Cape Town (2014).

Capital year of 2008 than in any other year in the

Cape Town Tourism


Who needs the Rugby World Cup championship when our Mother City has just been named World Design Capital 2014?

Anita van Zyl

previous half-century, including 2006, when the city hosted the Winter Olympics. Today, Turin is considered to be a major Italian design city. Seoul, the WDC 2010 title-holder, has as a result of this status adopted a new citywide design policy referred to as its ‘Grand Renaissance Project’. This policy incorporates a newer, softer approach to building design to add a fresh aesthetic to the skyscraper-dominated city. The city is still tallying up its final visitor figures for the year, but its World Design Capital status saw it ranked third in the New York Times’ ‘31 Places to go in 2010’ list. The Times described Seoul as ‘a city where design enthusiasts are flocking’ for the year. It was also ranked seventh in Wallpaper

Cape Town’s 465-page WDC 2014 bid book was submitted to the ICSID on 31 March 2011. It took a year to put together and is an invaluable design resource. A record 56 cities from 24 countries vied for the title. In July, the three shortlisted cities were announced: Cape Town, Dublin, and Bilbao. The WDC 2014 judges then visited each of these cities to assess their bids. The announcement that Cape Town had won was made on 26 October 2011 at the International Design Alliance World Congress in Taipei, where Executive Mayor of Cape Town Patricia

Rowan Pybus

de Lille accepted the award on behalf of Cape Town, South Africa and the African continent.

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How the bidding process works

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magazine’s 2010 Best City Awards.

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Sarah Scott


Design Indaba stand done by CPUT


students. 2Porky Hefer’s Crate Man at the V & A Waterfront. 3Walking on Walls graffiti tour in the Fringe Design and Innovation District. 4Freddy Sam’s public art . 5Infecting the City public art festival. 6Graffitti art by Faith47. Offices of Art South Africa Magazine.


Bruce Sutherland

VIEW FROM THE INSIDE Cape-based architect Mokena Makeka, founder and owner of Makeka Design Lab, is one of the members of Cape


Cape Town Tourism

Why we won

Town’s WDC 2014 bid committee (the committee was organised by Cape Town Partnership and is made up of industry experts and activists). Mokena explains

The focus of Cape Town’s World Design Capital

to us why Cape Town so deserved to win

(WDC) 2014 bid was on socially responsive design,

the WDC 2014 accolade.

which inspired the bid concept of ‘Live Design,


Transform Life’. The year 2014 is an auspicious one for South Africa, being the 20th anniversary of our democracy. In the last 17 years, Cape Town has made huge headway in reconstructing and reconnecting a city that had been physically, socially, economically, culturally and emotionally divided for centuries. This

and to design that makes a difference.

Q What differentiated us?

structure and spirit, for the benefit of all its citizens.

Our desire to reinvent ourselves, and the

Lending weight to its WDC 2014 bid was SA’s coming

hunger we have to be world class. Other

of age as a democracy and Cape Town’s as a city.

important factors were our commitment

The city’s WDC 2014 bid comprised three broad

to deal with the evils of our past and

themes: ‘Rebuild Cape Town’, through community

that we strike the right balance between

cohesion, ‘Reconnect Cape Town’, by improving

self- belief and humility.

infrastructure, and ‘Reposition Cape Town’ for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the first ever to be held in

Q What will 2014 bring?

Africa, added credibility to its bid, as it proved that

Global, national and local attention, and

as a city and as a nation, we could compete with the

a focus on how design is changing our

best First World countries. The tournament spurred

lives as South Africans. This victory will

Cape Town on to enhance its infrastructure and

also bring challenges, hard work and

renewed its civic pride, two important legacies on

social growth. Cape Town is maturing

which the city intends to build now that it’s been

as a city because social progress and

declared WDC 2014.

accessibility to design and dignity

knowledge economy. Cape Town’s hosting of the


On our commitment to social change

private programmes that have reunited Cape Town in

change is visible in a large number of public and


Q What were we judged on?

cannot be divorced. We all want a more


What’s in it for the winner? Art South Africa

The WDC designation entitles the winning city to run a year-long programme of design-focused events under the banner of ‘World Design Capital’. Not only will this draw the attention of international design and

caring, inventive, fun and productive city.

Q What does it mean for us going forward, post 2014? Hopefully, the public voice for good

creative communities to the winning city, but it will

design will cry out and hold officialdom

also drive tourism towards it. The title is awarded two

accountable to taking design seriously

years in advance to allow the winning city enough

and not just seeing it as a nice-to-have.

time to plan, develop and promote its World Design

Design is not only about what we have in

Capital programme.

our private spaces; it’s also about caring about what others have and demanding that what we share is excellent. Design

With thanks to …

is about how our city can work, not just

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about how it looks. Mokena Design Lab, +27 (0)21 425 5211,


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We tell you everything you need to know about lighting your office, retail space or home, and point out some de-light-ful designs


sk any designer or architect what the most crucial element is in giving a space its defining character, and undoubtedly, lighting design will be at the top of their list. We speak to a designer and an architect who give us their tips on how best to light up commercial and residential spaces. We’ve also got a whole host of new and inspiring lighting designs to brighten up your life!




Main, top right Willowlamp’s Spiral Nebula 1 000. Centre Heath Nash’s Bottleform Ball. Above left to right Balance Floor Lamp by Vibia; DirectAxis campus and call centre, Cape Town, with interiors by dhk thinkspace; House Cochrane, KwaZulu-Natal, Metropole Architects. Suppliers list … Créma Design, +27 (0)21 434 0661,; Fly-Pitecher Design, +27 (0)71 534 6364,; Glo Lighting, +27 (0)11 447 3667,; Head Interiors, +27 (0)11 325 2700,; Heath Nash, +27 (0)21 447 5757,; Limeline, +27 (0)21 424 8682,; Okha, +27 (0)21 419 7003,; Robert Thomson, +27 (0)82 782 8863,; The Modern Home Company, +27 (0)21 434 0611,; Weylandts, +27 (0)12 346 0418,; Willowlamp, +27 (0)11 614 0292,

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Left and above Interior design interventions by dhk thinkspace: Planet Restaurant at the Mount Nelson; the DirectAxis campus and call centre in Dieprivier.

Guido Tagge, director at dhk thinkspace, fills us in on what’s new, challenging, and important to remember when designing lighting for a commercial space What is your approach to designing lighting features for a commercial space? Lighting must always seek to capture or enhance the ambience of the space. It’s meant to contribute to the overall atmosphere and play a role as a ‘feature’, even when it’s switched off. We recently oversaw the interior renovation of Planet Restaurant at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, where we installed a chandelier as a central lighting fixture. It is both a feature and a centrepiece, but it still fulfils its role as a functional light fitting. Even when switched off it remains a compelling feature, forming part of the overall design scheme, as it mirrors the stars coming down on the ceiling and pulls the space together. What are some of the most important points to consider? The first would be to capture and utilise natural light. It is critical to do this in order to establish the necessary shading devices. You can then determine the type of interior lighting that will complement the space.

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Using the right shading device is important, especially within an office environment where you need to control the heat and glare, yet retain visibility. This plays a bigger role in buildings where you don’t have specialised glazing systems in place. The second point would be to integrate intelligent lighting systems into the commercial space. These types of lighting system are effective, as they measure the amount of daylight coming in and reduce the artificial lighting capacity accordingly. They have built-in motion sensors, so should there be no activity in the room the lights will switch off automatically. Third, it is imperative to consider the energy-saving contributions that the efficient use of natural light can make to an office or retail environment. How can we incorporate natural light into a commercial space? You must never be too scared to remove an entire facade and replace it with a glazed shopfront in order to bring in natural light and create an interconnection or seamless flow between the interior and exterior environments.

Explore the options, think out of the box or at least try and deviate from the typical office look, as you will then end up with a more interesting space and a much more stimulating place in which to work. What are some of the current trends? The latest trend is to view lighting fixtures as part of the space rather than as an addition to the space. For instance, you could consider whether light can form the feature or be the feature of an entire wall or entire ceiling. In this way the lighting merges with the building or the building becomes more entwined with the light. One of the techniques employed is to use translucent stretch fabric drawn over a framework or design structure with a light source or natural light positioned behind it. It’s called ‘canvas lighting design’. It has become popular because it not only offers you the creative freedom to respond to the interior, but also because it’s versatile and flexible. You can print on the canvas, span large areas of wall, ceilings or any vast space with it without the use of joints. The best part, though, is that natural or artificial light is easy to control. From a more practical perspective, material-mounted light features are easy and quick to install and can be readily used elsewhere if necessary. Describe some of the challenges you’ve encountered and your solutions. The most challenging factors are generally low lighting budgets in conjunction with the conflict of interests between the landlord and the tenant. Naturally, with everyone being cost-conscious and reluctant to spend more than required, ‘non-superior’ lighting solutions alongside high electricity costs are the net result. To avoid this, the responsibility lies with the designer to develop or source lighting solutions with specialists who can convince both parties to contribute towards a long-lasting, energyefficient design. It is part of the designer’s role to educate the client about the best lighting options and the cost implications thereof. As designers we owe it to ourselves and to our clients to share our insights and knowledge. That way we can each become more responsible for energy-saving and ultimately work towards a brighter planet.


The team at KZN-based Metropole Architects chat to us about lighting from an architectural viewpoint and give us some useful pointers to consider when lighting up our homes What are the driving forces in terms of lighting solutions for a residential space? Practicality and ambience. First, meeting the functional requirements of work and play, and second, going beyond the ‘standard’ solution so as to enhance the experience or mood of the activity. We don’t settle for light that simply illuminates the room – we look for light that gets noticed and places the attention where it should be. In the context of residential architecture, where the user will possibly work but more than likely socialise, relax, entertain and play, lighting solutions can never only be driven by meeting functional needs alone. The light fitting has always had its place as a piece of art or sculpture. When people choose lighting they typically choose decorative light fittings because they can add to the home’s value and aesthetic appeal. A beautiful light fitting or fixture is an effective tool to help enhance the luxury, grandeur, fantasy, romance, elegance and beauty in one or two rooms in a home. Do you have a favourite type of light or effects that you use often? Yes, reflected lighting, where the light source is not directly visible but the resultant glow has a presence and creates atmosphere. We use various uplights and recessed bulkhead lighting to achieve this. At the moment we’re indulging in fittings by Italian lighting design

and manufacturing house, Artimede, as well as Belgian lighting manufacturer, Delta Light. Are there certain looks that you prefer for specific rooms? In terms of residential architecture, no two situations are the same. Our lighting proposals take cognizance of the individuality of the building, the space and the owner rather than working to a formula. In particular, an understanding of the client’s lifestyle will directly inform the resultant atmosphere created by the lighting. What are the current lighting trends? The impending Eskom rate hikes are forcing consumers to find alternative, more economically sustainable ways to supplement their lighting and heating requirements. This in turn creates a demand for lighting solutions that can operate effectively within such a framework, for example, LED lighting. The use of as much natural light as possible within the home is becoming increasingly popular as people opt to save more electricity while not going without the basic luxury of light. Do you invite a lighting specialist to advise or educate you in terms of new fittings? Certainly. A lighting specialist is best placed to advise on the latest and greatest, and where things are going in their specific field, and inform our designs accordingly. Lighting is also extremely technical and the detailed science of lighting is often best left to the experts.

Top Cobinlight’s lighting design adds a softness and a monkish calm to this Eastern-inspired home by Metropole Architects.

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HOME LIGHTING TIPS 1. Types Three main types of lighting can be layered in a room to great effect: Ambient – The room’s overall splash of light as provided by lamps, overhead lighting or ceiling-mounted fixtures. Task – Used to illuminate a specific area for a more practical reason, for example, a desk lamp or an undercabinet light in the kitchen. Accent – Draws attention to architectural or decorative aspects of a room, such as an illuminated wall niche, spotlights focused on a painting, and track lighting or recessed style lighting to illuminate interesting wall features. 2. Styles The lighting fixture itself plays an important role in defining the personality and style of a space. A glass chandelier can lend a feeling of class and opulence to a space. Similarly, a streamlined, metallic fixture can create a modern feeling in a space. 3. Dimmers An important part of interior lighting is versatility. Dimmer switches are easy to install and give you the power to fine-tune the lighting level to create a myriad of dramatic effects within one lighting design layout. 4. Simplicity Try to keep things simple. Any light can become a creative light source, from sunlight to an ordinary light bulb. 5. Go green Impressive and effective home lighting shouldn’t cost the earth! Embrace technological advances and choose energy-efficient, eco-friendly fittings. You will save some money and get the satisfaction of playing your part in protecting the environment.







Our pick of some of the most innovative, clever, and beautiful designer lights out and up there With thanks to … Cobinlight, +27 (0)31 312 1460, dhk thinkspace, +27 (0)21 421 6803, Metropole Architects, +27 (0)31 765 3832,

Up against the wall


Standing their ground



Show-stoppers: 1Willowlamp’s Spiral Nebula 1 000 2 Brand Van Egmond’s Hollywood Chandelier Conical, from Limeline 3Foscarini’s Planet Grande, from Créma Design 4Heath Nash’s Bottleform Ball. Up against the wall: 5LZF’s Pleg-A, from Glo Lighting 6Foscarin’s Bahia, from Créma Design 7Slamp’s Mille Bolle, from The Modern Home Company. Hanging Out: 8Fontana Arte’s Globo di Luce, from Robert Thomson 9Foscarini’s New Buds, from Créma Design 10Slamp’s Morgana, from The Modern Home Company.

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Standing their ground: 11Vibia’s Balance, from Robert Thomson 12Angelpoise’s Giant 1227, from Glo Lighting 13Pablo’s Solis, from Glo Lighting Standing Lamp, from Okha 15Fly-Pitcher’s Arch Lamp. Sitting Pretty: 16Heath Nash’s Bottlebase with Bucket Shade 17Foscarini’s Behive Lamp, from Créma Design 18Pitch Table Lamp with Graffiti Shade, from Weylandts 19Foscarini’s Birdie, from Créma Design 20Pablo’s Clamp Lamp, from Glo Lighting 21Penta’s Nina Glass, from Head Interiors. 14

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don’t like to be pigeonholed,’ says Y Tsai, otherwise known simply as ‘Tsai’. ‘In many instances, designers, whether they’re architects, interior specialists or furniture designers, often work in their own bubbles, but my passion for design extends to many disciplines, which is the result of each of them informing the others.’ When you consider Tsai’s own life story, it makes sense that he puts context above other concerns in his practice, Tsai Design Studio, a multifaceted business focusing on architecture, interiors and furniture. He is what you would

When it comes to design in its many forms, Y  Tsai of  Tsai Design Studio is all about context, telling the story of people and places

Words Genevieve Fisher Portrait photograph courtesy Riekert Cloete Project photographs courtesy Tsai Design Studio

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call a global citizen whose identity has been shaped by the various contexts he has inhabited, and this translates into his appreciation of design in its myriad manifestations. Tsai is of Taiwanese descent, but he considers himself first and foremost an African. Born in the francophone Central African Republic, Tsai attended primary school in Taiwan, after which he came back to Africa, living in Swaziland and Botswana with his parents, who finally settled in Pretoria, where he attended Pretoria Boys High. He then moved to Cape Town to pursue a tertiary education in architecture at the University of Cape Town. But this was only the beginning of his design journey. ‘After I completed my degree I went to London to do my two-year work stint, after which I travelled to various countries and became very excited about design in all its forms – architecture, interiors and furniture specifically,’ he says. When he got back to Cape Town he started designing furniture, as it was a fairly quick, small-scale process that allowed him creative freedom. ‘What started to happen, though, was that through designing furniture, ideas for architecture and interiors started to form, and now my practice has come full circle, as I’ve been doing all of these,’ he says. His Nested Bunk Beds provide an apt example of this process.

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A series of roll-out beds that fit underneath each other, the Nested Bunk Beds design launched Tsai into the international arena, winning him a Red Dot Award as well as the accolade of the Most Beautiful Object in South African at the 2008 Design Indaba. The space-saving design also caught the eye of Safmarine, which together with Woolworths approached him to convert a shipping container into a classroom as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy. ‘It was such an exciting project to work on: first, because of its purpose as a school facility; second, because it was on a tight budget; and last, because I was given creative freedom to inject it with my vision.’ Created for Vissershok Primary School, in the Durbanville Valley outside Cape Town, the multifunctional Vissershok Container is used as a classroom for Grade R learners in the morning and in the afternoon it serves as a small library for the rest of the school. ‘The best part about it is that we got a lot of mileage out of it in terms of design, which you wouldn’t think possible for such a small space,’ says Tsai. Since his successful completion of the Vissershok project, which won the 2011 Award for Architecture from the Cape Institute for Architecture,Tsai has been approached to do a few more container conversions, but he is reluctant to call himself the ‘space-savingcontainer guy’. ‘The space-saving features were more

of a consequence than the intention. My design style is one of multifunctionality, namely, designing furniture and buildings that have more than one function.’ Case in point: Tsai’s Hammerhead Sofa System, an edgy, contemporary sitting chair and sofa with lowered armrests that act as side-tables and happen to look like, well, hammerhead sharks. The core of his work is residential architecture but it’s in the CSR projects where he feels his creativity can soar. And it does, the results earning him a seat on the bid committee for Cape Town’s World Design Capital (WDC) 2014 campaign. The vision of the initiative recognise a city for its use of design for the upliftment of its people. Because his CSR work is widely recognised for achieving this goal, it follows that Tsai would want to get deeply involved in the WDC 2014 bid: ‘I signed up to be on the bid committee in addition to being part of the Cape Town Design Network because what these initiatives are about is the promotion of design in a city, no matter what kind. The best part for me is that I get exposed to amazing products and innovative designers who are very inspiring, such as the Joule Car and Heath Nash – they are proudly South African and are benefitting society.’ Tsai believes that Cape Town won the bid because all of the submitted projects stick to the


‘South Africans have learnt to be resilient and have found ways to survive it all, resulting in immense creativity and innovation’ vision outlined by the WDC 2014: ‘The reason we were shortlisted and ultimately won is because of our heritage – apartheid, the struggle for liberation and the massive social divide that was created as a result. South Africans have learnt to be resilient and have found ways to survive it all, resulting in immense creativity and innovation. ‘Design is where this is very evident, and there are some amazing ideas coming out of Cape Town and South Africa as a whole, even more remarkable than First World countries, which value the look of an object over its story.’ Tsai’s passion for South African design is infectious He quotes his contemporary, Ravi Naidoo, founder of Design Indaba: ‘The world is doing design that

has content, but SA is doing design that has context.’ Tsai believes that it is this context that gives South African design its edge. ‘If I look at the success of the Nested Bunk Beds System, for example, I believe its success wasn’t just because of the aesthetic, but because of its story. It has been changing the lives of children in orphanages around the country,’ he says. So what is the moral of this story? According to Tsai, in today’s economically stressed times, people value things differently. It’s no longer about a chair being stylish or a building being beautiful, but about the relationship that the chair or building has with its context, how it is impacting the lives of those in that context and what story it has to tell. +27 (0)21 423 7104,

Opening page The proposed design for Kloof Street Studios, situated between Long and Kloof Streets in Cape Town. Opposite, clockwise from top left The Vissershok Primary School Grade R classroom is a converted Y Tsai is passionate about South African design

12m container; rendering of Anglo American’s Johannesburg campus; Art Box Studios is a speculative competition

and sits on the bid committee for the World

project for the Gaobeidian Art District in Beijing; the Nested Bunk Beds System that launched Y Tsai into the

Design Capital 2014. On the 26th of October it

international arena. This page, clockwise from top left The Hammerhead Sofa System is a sofa with dropped

was announced that Cape Town had won. See

armrests that act as mini side tables, a good example of Tsai’s maxim of multifunctional design; one of the winning

our Special Feature is this issue for details.

entries for the Re-Imagine Cape Town initiative proposes that the unused highway be converted to a museum; another entry for the Re-Imagine Cape Town bid – this one aims to promote a green city through the use of hybrid energy trees that employ solar panels and wind turbines to create power.

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retirement LIVING

Retiring â&#x20AC;Ś Gratefully? Along with retirement comes a complex set of yeses, noes and maybes, but the starting point has to be balancing affordability with your preferred lifestyle

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Words Anne Schauffer

retirement LIVING

Opposite Set in manicured indigenous gardens, the freestanding units at Waterfall Hills, Gauteng, offer residents independence, privacy and security. Above Vistas of Noordhoek, where Amdec plans to build another award-winning Evergreen Lifestyle Village.


orever young, we want to be forever young’ may be wishful singing, yet if you’ve done your homework and made wise financial decisions, retirement can be a considerably more youthful experience. Increasingly, there’s a diverse range of quality retirement options, particularly in the middle- to upper-income bracket, so you really can choose that lifestyle you’ve dreamed of. That was the good news. Unfortunately, points out Adrian Goslett, CEO of Re/Max of Southern Africa, ‘the results of the Sanlam 2011 Benchmark Pensioner Survey indicate that 80% of pensioners have not completely achieved their predetermined retirement goals. On average, 31% of pensioners believe they haven’t saved enough for their capital to last for the rest of their lives, while 33% currently have a monthly shortfall between their income and expenses.’ Fact is, research anticipates that close on 10 million South Africans will be retiring in the next 25 years. Adrian estimates that ‘if a person had to retire at 65 years of age, they would need 75% of the income earned when working, to enable them to live a comfortable life. Added to this, the income stream needs to be sustainable enough to last at least 30 or so years, given the current life expectancy statistics.’ A bit overwhelming. But let’s assume you can tick the box on wise provision for those latter years: what are the various considerations when making your choice? There are burgeoning numbers of town and country gated estates nationally for the over-50s or over-55s – a rather appealing sidestep from the old age home scenario – where there’s keen awareness of the benefits of moving into a secure lock-up-and-go situation some time before the traditional retirement phase. There’s a great deal to be said for the health benefits of a more natural society that includes a mix of youthfulness and age, and it’s clear that South Africa is picking up on this international trend. With health intact, it’s a good time to secure your position, become integrated into or at least accepting of this new community, and make what can be a stressful, even forced, move later in life far easier because you made your own life decision.

Most units in retirement complexes are sold as freehold or sectional title, but some developments offer the life rights option, officially recognised by the Housing Development Schemes for Retired Persons Act of 1988 and a choice considered ideal for those who have less capital to invest, or simply prefer this scheme as – among other reasons – the way to manage their portfolio. Arthur Case is the general manager of Evergreen Villages, a national lifestyle retirement brand owned by the Amdec Property Development Group. He considers life rights to be an ideal situation for retirees: ‘Residents enjoy similar privileges to the home’s being purchased by sectional or other title, only the developer remains the sole owner of the property and carries the responsibility of maintenance and upkeep of the village. The price of the life right is predetermined and always market related. There are no bond registration fees, transfer duties and no VAT payable, thereby avoiding the negative effects that such costs have upon discretionary income and estate values. When the life right terminates, through death or other circumstances, it reverts to the owner of the village, who is then entitled to resell it. Upon successful resale, your estate receives the original purchase price along with a percentage of the net profit, which is determined and agreed at the time of purchase, less selling and refurbishment costs. Because Evergreen V   illage is an asset and an investment for both the life right holder and the developer, the developer will protect and maintain this asset so as to ensure solid investment appreciation and returns for both parties.’ Together with Serina Lifestyle Estate, Amdec has recently launched Evergreen Lifestyle Village in the favoured retirement node of Noordhoek in the Cape. The village offers a variety of homes, cottages and apartments, scaled levels of health care and a superb community-focused lifestyle centre. In addition to Noordhoek, the Evergreen brand is currently breaking ground in the Cape at Muizenberg Phase 2, Lake Michelle and Bergvliet, and not only has a foot in the Johannesburg door, but is also intent on rolling out Evergreen into new regions across SA.

Some developments offer a combination of the sectional title and life rights options. Le Domaine in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), recently introduced life rights at its 14th village, Normandie Mews, allowing the Le Domaine developer ‘to offer units at a 30% discount on comparable sectional title prices’. For those who are committed to the concept of property as a wise investment, buying into a retirement scheme before you’re ready for it offers a smart and comforting buy-to-let opportunity. There are increasing numbers of near-retirees who buy into over-50s sectional title developments and then let out the unit or home until they feel ready for the lifestyle change. A good case in point, says Bev Murray of Brettenwood Coastal Estate, on the KZN North Coast, is the integration of an off-plan sectional title retirement component of 83 free-standing units in Phase 1, with a price tag of between R1,555 million and R2,5 million:  ‘Forest Village within Brettenwood is drawing those who are planning for the lifestyle they want in the future by investing at today’s prices and renting out the units until they make the decision to move in.’ A plus of this concept is that those who live here can, at retirement, remain in a familiar environment but shift across the estate to where the facilities are better suited to retirees. Not having to relocate is a major drawcard. The Rob Roy Retirement Lifestyle Village in Bothas Hill, KZN, is largely premised on that, and has identified five stages of accommodation needs typically required by the retiree. All five may not be needed, but it’s comforting to know they’re there. No need to move home, particularly after the trauma of losing a partner or the onset of illness. The stages cover the progression from independent living through interdependent to dependent living. The assisted living programme offered to residents in their apartments is a daily service, with the emphasis on bathing, dressing, eating, taking medication, taking part in social activities, and getting domestic help, to name a few. All of the cottages and apartments have direct access to an emergency response unit that will provide fire, medical and, in the case of the cottages,

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retirement LIVING

Top and above left Exterior and interior views of the roomy show house at Evergreen at Lake Michelle, which is built around a lake within a private eco estate in Noordhoek Valley in the Cape. Above right Entrance to Waterfall Manor. Frail-care facilities are on hand for the residents of the 55 apartments at Waterfall Manor.

intrusion response. Independent living is just that, but with a home care service available day or night should there be periodic or ongoing illness. The three interdependent living stages involve a gradual increase in assistance, with options ranging from meals in the resident’s dining room and general assistance with medication to day and night checks, domestic help, and nursing staff day and night. For dependent living, the 22-bed care centre, complete with trained sisters and carers, provides 24-hour care for residents. So, what does one want in a retirement complex? Different strokes for different folks, of course, but there are certain needs common to most retirees: on-site frail care or graded facilities which cater for different levels of ailing health; security; panic buttons; entertainment or sports activities, such as bowls, bridge and a clubhouse; and for some, a pet-friendly environment. Pets are a very important part of family life, and for many retirees the dearth of pet-friendly retirement complexes is proving to be a stumbling block. Amber Properties in Howick, in KZN, is cognisant of this, so wherever possible, pets are welcomed. The group’s key projects are Amber Valley Retirement Village and the new Amber Lee Country Lifestyle Estate, a secure, upmarket estate of 91 free-standing sectional

title homes, selling off-plan. Amber Lee is situated on a 176ha working farm where only 56ha have been set apart for retirees, while the existing 25ha avocado orchard and 95ha of planted pastures help the development to retain a country feel. In terms of lifestyle, you’re either country or city, and there’s more growth in the country retirement scenario because it’s simply more appealing to walk through a lush forest and listen to birds than to dodge traffic and inhale car exhaust fumes. Slowing down is easier in the slow lane. At Amber Lee, there are five stocked dams, walks, wildlife and views, and its close to top schools, so your grandchildren can be around the corner. The levels of plushness, amenities and privacy vary in retirement villages, of course, but there are many superb high-end developments offering everything to satisfy the sporty, the arty, the eco-friendly, the extroverted and the reclusive. Aside from the standard frail care and security facilities, Amber Valley, for example, offers two indoor heated swimming pools, an Astroturf bowling green and two tennis courts. Between Kyalami and Sandton, in Gauteng, Waterfall Hills, and now Phase 2, Waterfall Valley, are mature lifestyle villages developed by Century Property Developments. Waterfall Hills sold out

With thanks to … Amdec Property Development, +27 (0)21 702 3200, Amber Properties, +27 (0)33 330 4000, Century Property Developments, 0861 636 333, Forest Village on Brettenwood, +27 (0)82 658 1181, Le Domaine, +27 (0)31 716 8004, Re/Max of Southern Africa, +27 (0)21 761 1110, Rob Roy Retirement Lifestyle Village, +27 (0)31 777 6218/9,

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in record time and was awarded the titles of Best Retirement Development in SA and Best International Retirement Development at the 2009 CNBC International Property Awards. Century believes that people in the mature market wish to simplify their lives by removing the issues of maintenance, insurance and security that are normally associated with private home ownership. With state-of-the-art security, a multitude of lifestyle facilities, such as a deli and a spa, permanent on-site nursing staff and a fully equipped care centre, designed, they say, to feel like a five-star hotel, rather than a medical centre, at Waterfall Hills you’re going to be up there where you belong. Today, you can live within a whiff of vineyards or scent of the sea, enjoy wildlife on your doorstep or panoramic Drakensberg vistas. Some developments – Hillcrest’s Le Domaine, for one – have even cleverly incorporated an on-site hotel element to accommodate friends and family. Most retirees want to shed the burdens of home maintenance and security and swap them for, well, anything other than those. It’s all about choice. And that, after all, is what everybody wants, retiree or not – to retain a sense of dignity, enjoy life to the full, be secure enough to feel free, and to have a definitive say in where and how they live out their lives.

Land from R650 000

Brettenwood Lakes from R3 295 000

Homes from R3 250 000

When you choose Brettenwood Coastal Estate you will be a witness to nature’s splendid beauty every time you look out of your window. Built in line with Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision of ‘building in nature’, the emphasis is on the horizontal with low pitched roof lines and cantilevers, large windows and glass walls, truly bringing the outside in.


Clockwise from top left Collison’s White Brandy provided the perfect ingredient for a summer cocktail; elegant canapés by Vicky Crease tantalised; Behind Bars made sure no one went thirsty on the evening; Chivas was served, too – a distinguished drink for distinguished company; Peroni – the thirst quencher.

A beautiful engagement The launch of Italtile’s eco-friendly store is one more way in which the group is encouraging its clientele to live beautifully Words Jackie Gray Photographs Michael Glenister


taltile recently celebrated the launch of its flagship green store at the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Loizides Street, in Boksburg, with a glam cocktail evening co-hosted by The Property Magazine. The evening kicked off with canapés and cocktails and an introduction to the concept behind the store by Italtile Retail Director Sergio Galli. The store was 18 months in the making and will be used as a benchmark for all new Italtile stores, said Sergio. Pretoria-based Wim Swart Architects was responsible for store’s design and its range of

eco-friendly features. The building faces north to maximise its exposure to natural light and heat. The exterior envelope has cavity walls, and the cavity in the western wall is filled with insulating material. The roof ’s high-density ceiling boards further help with insulation. Solar geysers are utilised, and the lights in the bathrooms and kitchens are fitted with occupancy sensors. Where natural light couldn’t be harnessed, low intensity lighting has been installed. Photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roof for harvesting solar energy, which is used to power the store’s lights.

In terms of water usage, Italtile’s roofs are sloped to facilitate rainwater harvesting. The captured water will flow into tanks positioned on the south side of the building and will initially be used for irrigation. Wim also elaborated on the building’s ventilation systems: ‘Italtile Boksburg’s ventilation system does not operate along the lines of a traditional airconditioning system. A two-stage evaporative cooling system has been installed, which sucks out warm air in summer and recirculates warm air in winter. The beauty of this system is that it uses very little energy.’

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Wim said the project was challenging, yet rewarding. The results speak for themselves: on average, Wim says, buildings similar to this one use approximately 391kWh/m2/annum; Italtile Boksburg utilises just 109kWh/m2/annum. Tasmin Mulder, Italtile’s environmental officer, said the group was very proud of the Boksburg branch and that the new building would greatly facilitate Italtile’s goal of reducing its carbon footprint by 20% by 2015. Other environmentally friendly initiatives within the Italtile Group include its implementation of recycling programmes at most of its 106 stores and the importation and manufacture of green products. Artwork by Eugenio Taccini, an award-winning Italian ceramic artist, was introduced next, and Johan

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Kemper, Italtile Boksburg’s store manager, and Amraj Lux Dursan, Italtile’s in-house architect, were thanked for working round the clock to get the new branch up and running on time. Johan commented that Itatile had shifted its focus from retail to consumer-friendliness and that the layout and display of the Boksburg branch reflected this shift. Lifestyle-orientated niches have been incorporated throughout the easy-flowing store layout, and customers may make use of the on-site coffee bar as they deliberate over all the latest brands and products the store has to offer. Not only was Italtile’s new store launched on the night, but also the group’s new Ispec app made its debut. Available from Italtile’s newly revamped website,

Ispec helps industry professionals to accurately select and price all the products they need for a project. App designer Lawrence Green said that Ispec would greatly streamline projects from start to finish. As for opening a new store in a tough economic climate, Sergio commented that Italtile is weathering the storm well, thanks largely to the group’s solid reputation, and that it planned to open another two stores within the next 18 months. The well-attended evening closed with a lucky draw, where prizes included top-end basins and tap mixers, and artworks by Eugenio. The evening was another indicator that the green movement is well under way. +27 (0)11 255 1060,


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A VERY GOOD YEAR This month The Property Magazine celebrates professionals in the real estate industry. We commence with the recipient of the 2011 FNB Property Professional Lifetime Achievement Award, Bill Rawson

BILL RAWSON Founder and Chairman, The Rawson Property Group Recipient – 2011 FNB Property Professional Lifetime Achievement Award Rawson Property Group Chairman Bill Rawson entered the real estate industry in 1971 and quickly rose in the ranks. By 1978 he had established his own agency in Claremont, Cape Town. Employing a team of 25 estate agents, he then established Bill Rawson Estates in 1982 and, six years later, he launched the franchise under the Rawson Properties brand. Today the Rawson Property Group operates in all nine provinces, has over 150 franchises, is involved in residential property development and construction and has franchise divisions that cover auctions, commercial property and letting. This year the group went international, opening its first franchise in Harare. The Rawson Property Group’s success is founded on Bill’s firm belief in the professionalisation of agents, his commitment to service excellence and his emphasis on sound business ethics. His contributions to the property industry include serving as President of the National IEASA and, along with other business leaders, spearheading mortgage origination in SA. He is also involved in numerous welfare causes. Bill has four children, and leads an active lifestyle, completing his 10th Argus this year. +27 (0)21 658 7100

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ROSEMARY ALEXANDER Master Agent, Chas Everitt Bedfordview I love the fact that every day is different to the last, and that one can never predict what the day ahead holds. I enjoy all of the people I meet and interact with, but I especially love meeting their pets! +27 (0)83 631 5405

INA THOMAS Property Consultant, Chas Everitt Bedfordview The best situation is where the seller and the buyer are happy with the outcome of the transaction. I have been in this industry for six and a half years and love it 99% of the time. Every day is new and exciting, and I enjoy working with people. And I love my partner. +27 (0)72 117 9085

PAUL EVERITT Master Agent, Randpark Ridge and Eagle Canyon Golf Estate, Chas Everitt Randburg We can look back on a much-improved year. I have over 30 years of industry experience, and I believe the outlook for property in SA is very positive and that our potential for growth is better than anywhere in the world: our interest rates remain at a record low, with the flexibility of even further cuts if needs dictate. With very little happening in residential construction, the demand for homes has escalated, and this coupled with low interest rates should cause prices to rise in 2012. +27 (0)82 457 0746

ROZ EVERITT Area Specialist, Eagle Canyon Golf Estate, Honeydew and Roodepoort, Chas Everitt Randburg What a wonderful year! The property industry continues to offer many exciting opportunities. Committed client service, consistent hard work and prequalifying buyers and their needs are vital to success. Quality sales result from quality buyers and motivated agents! We are eager to tackle 2012, and the exciting prospects it brings. +27 (0)83 755 8933

ANETTE RAUTENBACH Master Agent, Chas Everitt West Rand Being an estate agent is the most rewarding profession you could dream of. On a daily basis you meet new clients who later become your friends. What I like most about my job is when I find the right house for my client and the joy it brings about for the seller, the buyer, and for me, the agent. +27 (0)83 267 4811

GORDON ROSE Property Consultant, Kyalami Hills, Chas Everitt Midrand There are so many great things about real estate – the challenges, the twists and turns and the constant adjusting to economic climates. The industry is relentless in forcing and encouraging you to be better, stronger, smarter and faster every day. I embrace this challenge gladly and am honoured to be able to share my experiences and knowledge with community I serve. +27 (0)83 237 3154


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DEBRA LOUISE ROSZ Master Agent, Chas Everitt Northcliff I have been in property for 15 years, of which 11 have been with Chas Everitt in Northcliff. ‘Rewarding’ and ‘a God-given calling’ is how I would describe my job and the passion I have for it. Each day brings with it an adventure and an interesting challenge. +27 (0)72 225 3351


LUCIANA STRUTHERS Master Agent, Chas Everitt Bryanston I’ve been in real estate for more than a decade, and although the market has remained difficult during this past year, it has taught me to be more effective in counselling sellers on how to achieve their price and to be more sensitive to meeting the needs of qualified buyers. +27 (0)82 653 9545

DESRE MULLER Property Consultant, Chas Everitt Centurion I am a people person, especially if I can make a difference in their lives. In this industry I have built long-lasting relationships that contribute to a healthy referral base. And because, after nine years, I am still passionate about my job and can work smarter now, it puts me in a position to generate wealth and prosperity for my colleagues and me. +27 (0)82 293 7229

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ANDRÉ JACOBS Master Agent, Chas Everitt Northcliff There are huge rewards to be earned in this industry. One of the greatest is to be recognised and respected as a knowledgeable, honest agent. There is great satisfaction in successfully negotiating a deal, meeting all the needs and expectations of both seller and purchaser, and satisfying both parties in a professional and ethical manner. +27 (0)82 377 6439

ANNETTE PRISCILLA WHITFIELD Master Agent, Chas Everitt Pecanwood Golf Estate I have passion and determination and a will to succeed. I love to help and support all who request my services. I believe in myself, and that is why my profession is most rewarding. Hard work, honesty and dedication are the keys to my success. As a true professional, I am tenacious, empathetic and full of energy. +27 (0)83 652 4033

LUZ DIAS Master Agent, Chas Everitt Bedfordview It’s been a tough and challenging year, but it has taught me that through focus, self-motivation, always remaining positive and never taking my eye off the goal, I can succeed at anything I do and overcome any obstacle in life. And, most importantly, to never, ever lose my sense of humour. +27 (0)82 444 9763

ISABEL CURRAN Property Consultant, Chas Everitt Bryanston I love my job as a property consultant for Chas Everitt because I get to meet a diverse range of wonderful buyers and sellers who are appreciative of the service that is given them. It is exciting to get to see and sell so many different types and styles of property. +27 (0)84 734 5381

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CHARLES VINING Managing Director, Seeff Sandton I qualified as an attorney. However, I have always had an interest in property. When the opportunity arose at Seeff, I couldn’t resist getting involved, and now I devote 100% of my time to real estate. I have been active in the real estate industry for 16 years and it has been an extremely fulfilling experience, as I constantly interact with a variety of people. Working under the Seeff brand is amazing! +27 (0)11 784 1222

BONGANI NGCWABE Principal (Sub-Licensee), Seeff Mondeor I was introduced to the real estate business by my father while I was still at school. In 2006 I registered my own company. But being a small independent is not easy and so, in June this year, I joined the market leaders, Seeff. Ever since I made the ‘smart move’ I’ve been seeing growth and experiencing real estate at its best. +27 (0)82 666 3250

TONI MACKRELL Seeff Co-Master Licensee, Joburg South, Alberton & Soweto I joined Shawn in the real estate industry in 2003. I am passionate about marketing, where my strengths lie in event coordination and promotions. I enjoy giving back to the community and often involve charity organisations in my property and community events. Shawn and I both grew up in Joburg South and love working there. +27 (0)11 432 4090

MARVIN MTSWENI Managing Principal, Seeff Soweto It’s still early days, but we have big plans for the property market in Soweto. I plan to soon become a Seeff sub-franchisee and to perhaps open more offices in the area. There are many opportunities in this industry, especially for black people, and the benefits are enormous, but you must be willing to apply yourself and not expect any favours. +27 (0)84 503 7968

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Steve van Wyk Owner (Residential, Sales & Letting), Seeff Centurion I have owned Seeff Centurion for the last seven years and enjoy the challenge of recruiting, training and motivating agents in this changing industry. I am a hands-on owner and enjoy nothing more than spending time with the agents in the field, as this is the best way to get a feel for the properties on sale as well as the market conditions and at the same time to see how the agents conduct themselves with clients. +27 (0)82 454 9813

PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS TRACY PUGIN Director/Licensee (Rentals), Seeff Randburg I joined Seeff in 2003 as a rental agent, and I find the business exciting and challenging. Operating only in rentals, I realised it was about strong relationships, from agent to landlord and tenant. I believe that if one can gain the trust of both the landlord and the tenant in Seeff’s integrity, high standards and brand strength, then success is guaranteed! +27 (0)83 418 0313

GARY DU TOIT Sub-Licensee, Seeff Rewlatch I’ve received numerous awards since entering the real estate industry in 1988 but, for me, the biggest reward and compliment is the number of repeat clients I have. My customer focus, commitment, motivation and leadership skills will see Seeff become the leading real estate company in the South. +27 (0)11 436 1133

SHAWN MACKRELL Seeff Master Licensee, Joburg South, Alberton & Soweto I am passionate about finding people their dream homes, and my professionalism and honesty have helped me to personally sell over 1 500 homes. There are 12 branches and over 100 agents in my licensed area. I have been named Principal of the Year several times and was recently awarded sole agency for the prestigious Eye of Africa Golf & Residential Estate. +27 (0)11 432 4090

TONY KETCHER Managing Director, Seeff Northwestern Suburbs Somebody once said: ‘There are no shortcuts. To be a big success, start a little earlier, work a little harder, and stay a little later.’ I would suggest that to complete the recipe for success in a tough market, we need one more ingredient, namely, a strong service ethic that includes making a conscious effort to understand the needs of our buyers and sellers.+27 (0)83 307 8083

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PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS MALCOLM JEFFREY HORNE CEO, Broll Property Group Global economic events have created a new playing field with a new set of rules, forcing us to rise to the challenges of an ever-changing property industry. I am humbled to say that at Broll we have indeed risen to this challenge and look towards 2012 with excitement and the knowledge that we are adaptable and innovative in our approach to our business. It is also not intelligence alone that brings success, but the drive to succeed, integrity, the commitment to work hard and the courage to believe in yourself. Finally, I have learnt that teamwork and the affirmation of success are conducive to individuals’ innovating new ways of doing things and setting the new norms in the property industry. I am passionate about the property industry and know one thing will hold true: change is inevitable. Embrace it! +27 (0)11 441 4035

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ANIKA GAMBA Principal, Harcourts Summit, Bryanston, Randburg, Fourways For me as a business owner, the property market remains exciting and challenging. Thanks to our clients’ support, our agents have reached exciting heights in 2011! We remain committed to achieving the best possible results for our clients and for our agents! +27 (0)82 560 3241

KELLY-JANE ARONOVICH DE ASSIS Principal, Harcourts Solutions, Sandton Real estate is a fun and exciting place. Adapting to new market challenges and staying abreast of the industry in a fast-changing world is the key to success. I’m looking forward to a great year ahead. +27 (0)83 268 5295

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PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS ELINA IORDANOVA Estate Agent, Platinum Elite Achiever Club Member, Rawson Properties, Meyersdal Thanks to stable interest rates and in spite of the new credit act, our market remained stable this year but did not promote any property price growth. In the south of Johannesburg the increase in sales was prompted by concept developments’ introducing eco-friendly living and security combined with new types of green buildings. The introduction of game, indigenous landscaping and modern architecture heralds a new era in lifestyle. +27 (0)72 495 1957

CHRISTELLE SCHUTTE WEALE Director Principal, Rawson Properties Hyde Park / The Parks The 2008 crash, the downgrading of the US’ credit rating and the ongoing eurozone saga are still resulting in market corrections worldwide. Affordability is a big issue, with a direct impact on demand, first, and then on supply as a consequence. This should result in more realistic expectations in the South African property market by 2015. 0861 000 302

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ANNAH MOTHUDI Owner, Rawson Properties Akasia Despite seeing a slight decline in residential sales, we remain confident that this is a perfect opportunity for first-time buyers to invest in real estate. The recession has made buyers more conscious – yet much cleverer – in their decision-making. And we have seen growth in sales in the affordable-housing sector. +27 (0)82 687 8254

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ANTON SHAND Junior Director, Van’s Auctioneers After matriculating, I spent two years in the UK, working as an operator manager. On my return to South Africa I enrolled at Damelin College and completed a two-year Golf Directorship and Club Management Diploma. In 2008 I joined the leading team of Van’s Auctioneers under the strong creative directorship of Martin Pretorius and Gerard Harding. And I’m very proud to say that earlier this year I was appointed to the position of Junior Director. 086 111 8267

GERARD HARDING Director, Van’s Auctioneers I come from an agricultural schooling background. I studied nature conservation at Technikon before going on to play rugby professionally for the old ‘Northern Transvaal’ and then Natal. Later, my proficiency as an emcee led to jobs in marketing and sales and then, happily, to auctioneering. Given my training, my skills as a professional hunter and my love for Africa, I am one of the industry’s leading auctioneers when it comes to the agricultural side of the business. 086 111 8267

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JOHAN VAN EYK Director, Van’s Auctioneers I’m an attorney by profession and I was involved in the banking and investment industry for a number of years before I joined Van’s Auctioneers in 2009. Van’s is like a very close-knit family, and I enjoy the freedom that each member of the firm has to contribute according to their own strengths and to continuously take the business to new heights. 086 111 8267

MARTHINUS WESSEL (MARTIN) PRETORIUS CEO, Van’s Auctioneers I am a third-generation descendant of the state president whose name I bear. I launched my own auction company before being headhunted by the former owner and founding member of Van’s Auctioneers, Phil van der Merwe, as partner in this well-established firm. The resultant blend of talent and 60 years’ combined experience and energy took the firm from strength to strength. I am also the sole owner of Van’s Holdings, which manages the franchise company. 086 111 8267

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FRANKIE BELL Principal, Frankie Bell’s Real Estate Frankie Bell’s has stood the test in a tough market. We continue, through hard work and determination, to earn the trust of our clients. Our agents have the highest standards of integrity and honesty. As a result, we have been very successful. Our challenge is to continue on the path of excellence. +27 (0)11 781 5247

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Seeff Chairman, Samuel Seeff, is positive the property market will improve but cautions that it may take longer than expected

It’s a long haul yet

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easonable demand will hold in the property market, but I recommend that we leave the crystal ball on the shelf for another year, if we are looking for the return of significantly good tidings. The performance of the real estate market in 2011 has, regrettably, not been comforting. So, what can we look forward to in the next year and beyond? The impetus to market demand that we expected from 2010 did not materialise in 2011, and I don’t see any underlying cause for this to change to any noteworthy degree in 2012. The economy as a whole would need to pick up before we could expect to see any real strength returning to the market. I believe that the coming year is likely to see meaningful gains in clearing the market of distressed properties, and with a little good fortune, no further interest rate hikes, despite predictions to the contrary for the last quarter of this year and into 2012. This should help consumers reduce their debt levels within the next two years. Combining these factors with reasonable market demand, we are still likely to see low sales volumes, given the continued financial constraints and high bank decline ratios. This, coupled with almost no new development during the past two to three years, must mean that 2013 will be the year in which we will

see a restoration of activity to the South African real estate market to pre-2007 levels, the year in which the National Credit Act became operational. Throughout 2012 sellers will still be competing with distressed properties, and while we will see some clearing of debt, the banks are likely to remain reluctant to lend. People looking to sell in the coming year and into 2013 are going to have to price their properties very conservatively and heed real estate agents’ advice on what buyers are willing to pay. On the flip side, cash buyers should be negotiating strongly. They will have plenty of time to consider their options, and are likely to negotiate the best possible price, and on their terms. Buyers should, however, be aware that these conditions are unlikely to continue beyond 2012. It is my view that the pentup demand that has been in place since 2007 will start impacting the market, assuming that the banks are able clear impairments and debt out of the market. Only once turnover in the market picks up are we likely to see an uptick in prices, but this will be mild in strength and will remain as such throughout 2013 and 2014. There is still reasonable demand in the market, especially for sub-R1,5-million properties, which have seen the highest activity this year. At the upper end, demand has been slow, and I expect this will

be the case in 2012, too. This sector of the market is especially reliant on the strengthening of the economy. As a result of the slow turnover, there is real value to be gained at the top end of the market. From a regional perspective, Gauteng is the powerhouse of the market and is usually first to see signs of growth, and I look forward to seeing a positive shift here in 2012. As for coastal properties, especially the non-primary markets, including holiday and second homes and leisure properties, I foresee a sustained lack of demand until the primary markets across the country pick up. My advice, then, for those looking for an early or quick pick-up, is to leave the crystal ball on the shelf for another year and to only get the dusting cloth out at the end of 2012.

Samuel Seeff Chairman, Seeff

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Your Move Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty

Cream of Irene

Property developer Centurus Properties has launched the second and final phase of Southdowns

Executive Director:

Estate, in Irene, Centurion. Some 120 freehold plots, 120 upmarket sectional title units and

Ya’el Fine

70 cluster homes will be made available, with an initial 73 stands measuring between 750m2 and 1 300m2 being marketed in the R1 million to R2,7 million price range. Phase 2 will

Last month I started

also include the construction of storage facilities, and an on-site office node is already under

giving you some tips

construction. Phase 1 of Southdowns Estate was launched seven years ago and met with great

on how you can go

success, thanks to its multitude of lifestyle facilities and pastoral appeal. The land on which the

about making the transition from a house to

estate is built once formed part of the 115-year-old Irene Dairy Farm. ‘Far from being a peripheral

the perfect home. I discussed the importance

element, the farm forms an integral part of the estate, with 50ha of the dairy’s 110ha being

of decorating for yourself, why less is more,

incorporated into the residential area,’ says Southdowns Director Jack Prentice. He says the

and why you shouldn't be afraid to tastefully

architectural style of the estate can loosely be described as ‘following contemporary highveld

add colour to your home. This month I

farm style lines’. Phase 1 included freehold plots priced from R600 000 to R2 million as well as

continue sharing with you the lessons I’ve

a sectional title development called the Lofts. The average freehold home now sells for around

learnt from the experience of furnishing my

R4,6 million, while prices for sectional title properties start from R1,5 million (they lease in the

own new home.

range of R9 000/ month to R17 000/month). Facilities on or close to Southdowns Estate include a private college, a multimedia school, 13km of fitness trails, play parks, a fitness centre and country


club, shopping, and a Gautrain depot. Residential benefits include a natural gas pipeline, a

Photographs and paintings in a home bring

fibre-optic backbone, state-of-the-art security and an internal water management system.

warmth that cannot be replaced, and express

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your individuality. But if you have pictures in every nook and cranny, it can look awkward. Choose one or two desired areas in your home to feature your photographs, and choose beautiful frames. There is no greater eyesore than having too many different-styled frames, so try and keep the theme consistent. I like to shop for frames at boutique gift stores, such as Firehouse, in Dunkeld. As far as art is concerned, it is not advised to have conflicting pieces in a room. If your dining room is modern and minimalist, an old master's painting may look out of place. Rather go for a Miro lookalike or a new Trevor Coleman. Don’t let your decorator bully you It’s a great idea to team up with an interior decorator, but don't let your home become the decorator’s. A good decorator will reflect your personality in your home and listen to your feedback. If you feel you have a know-itall decorator who is railroading every decision you make, it’s not going to work. Create a garden that’s easy to maintain Don’t invest in a spectacular garden if you are not disciplined enough to look after it. An untidy garden ages your home. Rather go for something more simple and user-friendly.

The trend towards estate living is set to continue – Samuel Seeff, Chairman, Seeff

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Distress signal

Have fun!

Re/Max of Southern Africa reports that roughly 600 distressed properties have been

There’s no use in creating the perfect home

listed in South Africa in the year to date, with Gauteng properties accounting for 70% of

and not being able to enjoy it. Once you’ve

the distressed property market. KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape follow at 20% and

spilt juice on your sofa or the dog has chewed

10%, respectively. Listing factors such as a likely hike in interest rates, Group Chairman Peter

a bit of the rug, you can relax. The word

Gilmour says that ‘distressed properties will continue to come on stream for the next five

'perfection' does not exist in a home. Your

years at least’. Re/Max has sold about 250 of the distressed properties in Gauteng. These

home should be your sanctuary, not a museum

properties spent an average of 48 days on the market and ranged in price from R250 000

piece. After all, I firmly believe that the warmth

to R2 million. Peter says, ‘For the most part, distressed properties sell very close to their

of a home emanates from within.

actual market value, and it is impressive to note that, overall, Re/Max has achieved 91% of the banks’ asking price on the sale distressed properties.’ Re/Max has a department that

Until next month.

specialises in distressed property and runs an international certificate course in distressed


property exclusively for its agents. +27 (0)21 761 1110,

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colourful boat-shaped planters to create a


A view to business

Fashion boom

Similar to what occurred with Parktown five years ago, Bedfordview may

Fashionistas will be delighted to learn that they can look forward

Properties. With the extensive roadwork on Gillooly’s Interchange nearing

to a host of international apparel brands taking up tenancy at the

completion, the area will become more accessible and this will make it

expanded Sandton City shopping centre. The 30 000m2 of new

more viable as a business district, he says. Currently there is quality office

retail space will allow for an additional 69 stores at Sandton City.

accommodation available in various locations in Bedfordview, ranging

‘There has been a scarcity of retail space at Sandton City and the

in size from approximately 100m2 to 3 500m2 and being offered at

expansion of the centre has allowed us to showcase brands on a

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be transformed into a popular business hub, says David Reid from JHI

better level and introduce new brands to the centre, the country and the continent,’ says Fazel Surtees, CEO of the Surtee Group, which is bringing a Lacoste flagship store and a Paul & Shark store to the shopping centre. Other new stores include the first freestanding Thomas Sabo store in SA, Guess Accessories, Tag Heuer, Bellagio and Superga. +27 (0)11 217 6000,

Choice, A-grade retail property will always be a preferred investment – Samuel Seeff, Chairman, Seeff

All’s fair in property

Graceful exit

In a joint venture with Attventure,

Southern Sun Hotels has acquired the Grace Hotel in Rosebank from

Faircity Hotels has acquired the

Hyprop Investments for R85 million. MD Graham Wood says, ‘This

Quatermain and Falstaff hotels in

acquisition is consistent with our business philosophy: to own and

Morningside. ‘Faircity believes that the

operate our own hotels.’ He says Southern Sun is excited to add

two new additions will add tremendous

another boutique deluxe hotel to its portfolio and that the group

value to the company and provide the

intends to rebrand and relaunch the 73-room, five-star hotel in the

opportunity to compete in the most

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Sunny Oscar

Congratulat io Sandton Sun ns to hotel for being voted Afr Leading Bus ica’s iness Hotel in the 2011 World Travel Awar ds.

competitive business node in SA,’ says Faircity Hotels MD Gustav Holtzhausen. With architecture inspired by grand English country homes, Quatermain Hotel is a 104-room premier boutique hotel with five upmarket conference rooms, while the Faircity Falstaff Hotel is a charming 41-room hotel with two wellappointed conference rooms. Faircity Hotels is intent on becoming one of Africa’s biggest hotel operators. +27 (0)11 429 2600,

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Community spirit Twin City Development and Leon Jacobs Architects have a new shopping mall in the pipeline for the citizens of Elim, in Limpopo. Eighty per cent of Elim consumers currently shop in neighbouring cities, but the R220-million, 17 500m2 Elim Mall will bring shopping convenience right to their doorstep. It will feature 50 retailers, who have been targeted by Retail Network Services (RNS) to fill the gap in the town’s retail facilities. ‘It is essential to select retailers for the tenant mix who appeal to the Elim market and meet their specific everyday needs,’ says Jonathan Tagg of RNS. Elim Mall is scheduled to open in September 2012. +27 (0)11 807 6995,

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Room to move Situated opposite the Pavilion Shopping Centre, in Westville, Westway Office Park will soon get an additional 18 000m2 of office space. This new project will be known as Westside Office Park and will be developed by JT Ross with a view to adding to the corporate surroundings that make Westway an office destination of choice. The new development is expected to continue in phases over the better part of the next two years, and will be centred on an indigenous landscaped park. Dimension Data will be the first tenant to move into its new corporate offices, in December 2012. The changes within Westway have been the catalyst for significant road improvements to enhance traffic flow around the park. The existing traffic circle on Spine Road, between Life Westville Hospital and Westway Office Park, will be replaced by a signalised intersection, and an additional southbound traffic lane will be constructed at the Jack Martens Drive intersection. The addition of traffic lights will optimise timing, easing congestion at peak hours and allowing for an easier flow of traffic from the park and out of the Pavilion Shopping Centre. Road improvements are expected to commence shortly and be completed in the first half of 2012. +27 (0)31 372 9700,

Family matters Brooklyn, in Umhlali, combines the vision of developers Slater Properties with exciting input from Sphere Design & Architecture. The 40-unit residential estate, to be launched in 2012, aims to provide cost-effective

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South Africa’s fastest growing property company has creative ways to market your property.

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investment, real estate, news & leisure Claremont prize Berman Brothers and Sandak-Lewin Developments have released the Herschel, a 2 364m2, seven-storey apartment building on the prime corner of Herschel Road and Herschel Close, in Claremont. The building is being designed by Peerutin Architects, who also designed the nearby Intaba complex three years ago. There will be 66 sectional title units of 50m2 to 168m2, priced from R1,2 million to R4,9 million. These include bachelor, single-, double-, three-bedroom and penthouse apartments. Appealing aspects of the development are its high security, views, swimming pool, proximity to Cavendish Square and the University of Cape Town, and ample parking for residents and visitors. The Herschel is scheduled to be completed by May 2012. +27 (0)21 419 0440

Fifty-plus and fabulous Arthur Quinton Darryl Croome Architects is behind the design of the Avenues Village residential complex for the over-50s in Sandrift. The complex will incorporate indigenous landscaping and contemporary architecture. There are two types of home for sale: the single-bedroom home of 46m2, priced from R699 000, and the two-bedroom home of 63m2, priced from R899 000. Optional extras include a built-in braai, garage and paving to the front lawn and, for the twobedroom units, an extra bathroom. The complex will be developed in four phases for a total of 54 homes. Phase 1, comprising 12 homes, is anticipated to be finished by the end of the year. The development will be managed by the Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged and will offer medical and frail-care services, a community meeting room and a laundry. +27 (0)21 417 4343

Courting owner-occupiers New to Rabie Property Group’s Century City is the Courtyard, offering 2 200m2 of prime sectional title office space, which is being developed at a cost of R37 million. Eighteen units ranging from 63m2 to 222m2, with an option of a combined maximum size of 600m2, are for sale for roughly R16 750/ m2, excluding VAT but incorporating parking and installation allowances. Parking is provided at a ratio of 3,5 bays per 100m2 and an additional 14 visitor parking bays will be provided. Of the 18 units, 6 are already taken, 4 of which are owner-occupied. The Courtyard will meet pent-up demand for small-to-medium-size offices in the precinct. Completion and transfer are scheduled for August 2012. +27 (0)21 550 7000,

Pick me! Pick n Pay has leased 1 000m2 in Lakeside Centre, which is set to benefit from the supermarket’s attractive store layout. Existing tenants in the

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Inframax Investments development believe the future of the centre and that of Lakeside itself looks bright. ‘A year from now, I think we will be saying that the arrival of Pick n Pay was a very big step up for Lakeside as a whole,’ says Dylan Hammargren of the Westlake Academy of the Physical Arts, a longstanding tenant on the first floor of the centre. Pick n Pay stores are currently upgrading to incorporate more light and wider aisle space to make shopping more pleasant. The Lakeside Pick n Pay is set to open by the end of November. +27 (0)21 530 5760

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f it’s a full Seychelles’ experience you’re after, then La Reserve is for you. This family-owned hotel in Praslin offers luxury accommodation and works tirelessly to promote Creole culture. Of the staff, 99% are Seychellois, giving guests first-hand exposure to local traditions and beliefs. The Creole theme can be seen throughout the resort, starting with the architecture. Colonial

houses comprise 40 sea-facing rooms, with king-size, four-poster beds and local artist Camille Mondon’s art patriotically displayed. Amenities include terraces with deck chairs and a mini bar. The hotel is also home to one of the largest swimming pools in Seychelles. Seychellois culture derives from three continents, namely Africa, Asia and Europe, and this has greatly

influenced the island’s music and dance. The hotel’s entertainment programme provides guests with the opportunity to experience this cultural melange as a troupe of moutya and sega performers dance to traditional and international music. Two evenings a week are dedicated to Creole cuisine, including culinary demonstrations and recipe keepsakes to be +248 4 298 000, taken home.



The Jetty Restaurant is a highlight of La Reserve hotel. 2Dining to views of the bay.

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Colonial-style architecture and furnishings create a sense of Old World elegance.

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Creole swing


Much Maia

In training

Maia Luxury Resort & Spa has been voted the Most Expensive Luxury

The Seychelles Tourism Academy (STA) has

Hotel in the World, based on a survey by With an

officially launched its new spa and wellness

average room rate of $2 455/night (R19 110), you will have to dig deep

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Going head-to-head

Northern expansion The Oshakati Shopping Centre

Every June for the past five years, officers of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and

in northern Namibia is to be

their NGO counterparts have convened at the Huab Conservancy, just north of Khorixas, to do a

extended by about 2 300m2,

game count, the biggest of its kind in the world. A dedicated force of 200 travels in 50 vehicles

taking its gross lettable area

through fixed routes in conservancy areas to tally every wild animal spotted. Drought and

to 24 562m2, in order to

poaching are responsible for a dwindling wildlife count, and careful management and analysis of

accommodate new tenants

conservancies play an essential part in the Namibian government’s strategy to build up wildlife in

Woolworths, Clicks, Studio 88,

the country and improve on related tourism activities. Conservancies give similar rights to rural

Fashion Express and Musica,

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over wildlife, in compliance with quotas laid down by the MET, allowing them to earn money

Executive, Monica Pienaar. Other

from hunting trophies. They may also shoot a limited amount of game for residents’ use. Rural

major tenants in the centre

conservancies are a popular drawcard for tourists, and there are currently 65 confirmed spots of

are Edgars, Pick n Pay, Game,

this sort covering 17% of the country, with others still to be declared.

Foschini, Markham, Mr Price, Truworths, Miladys, Uzzi, First National Bank, Commercial Bank, Jet Mart, Sportscene, Pep, Ackermans and Dunns. Renovation specifics include the demolition and relocation of the old Standard Bank building within the centre and the rerouting of the surrounding road to accommodate the extension. Another sizeable upgrade includes an additional 1 000m2 for the Edgars store. Construction got under way in September last year. Completion is scheduled for mid 2012. +264 6 125 2095,

Rural conservancies are a popular drawcard for tourists, and there are currently 65 confirmed spots of this sort Hitting the ground running Building industry players are eagerly joining forces with the Construction Industries Federation of Namibia (CIF), as they feel the government is favouring foreign companies over local industry. The CIF has close on 150 members and 40 new companies have joined its ranks since last year, boosting membership by nearly 18%, reports The Namibian. ‘Strength comes in numbers,’ says consulting general manager of the CIF, Bärbel Kirchner, adding that through active membership and dialogue, the CIF can build on existing efforts to tackle the obstacle of involving Namibians in the country’s labour market over foreign involvement. The issue of foreign companies cashing in on government tenders is a sore spot: the CIF feels that the government must lend predominant support to the local construction industry to grow the economy. Compiled by Catherine Riley

The CIF will continue to actively lobby for a National Planning and Construction Council to play the role of statutory regulator for the entire construction sector. This bill to do so received wide support but was sent back from Parliament for reworking. Another major concern to be tackled is the lack of adherence to Namibia’s minimum wage laws.

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other to the Kalahari Desert, Namibia is an exquisite tourist and holiday destination known worldwide as a place of unparalleled beauty. Many dream of owning a little slice of this heaven, and now there is an amazing opportunity for such a dreamer. A family is selling its beloved 15ha lodge for N$8 million (R8 million) as a walk-in-walk-out business. Situated roughly 40km downriver from the capital of the Caprivi Strip, Katima Mulilo, and sitting on the main banks of the Zambezi River, this conservancy lodge lies in floodplains that are teeming with diverse vegetation, wildlife and birdlife. The property is home to 93 species of fish and more than 430 bird species, including Shelly’s Sunbird, the Brown Firefinch, and Hartlaub’s Babbler. It is also on the doorstep of three of southern Africa’s major tourist attractions – Chobe National Park, Victoria Falls and Livingstone.

Open year-round, the lodge has a restaurant, a bar and a swimming pool. Activities on offer include boating, fishing, birding, nature walks, visits to local villages and sunset cruises. Accommodation comprises 12 units – seven en-suite chalets and five self-catering chalets. There is also a campsite with 18 sites, two ablution blocks, washing facilities, braais and power points. The property for sale also includes three staff houses, sheds and garages, laundry rooms, a generator house, eight septic tanks, fuel and storeroom, a full irrigation system and more. It is a private company, and has a 25-year lease with option to renew started in 2008. Staff will accompany the lodge’s purchase, including a receptionist, boat guides, security guards, handymen, chefs and laundry Just Property Group, ladies. Schantal Teichmann, +264 (0)81 129 5125,

Top The lodge for sale rests on the banks of the Zambezi River. Centre to bottom right The property is situated close to Vic Falls and Chobe National Park.

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Own a piece of African conservancy heaven on the banks of the Zambezi

Glenda PO Box 80588. Olympia, Windhoek Cell: +264 (81) 124 2358 | Fax: +264 (61) 238 321 EMail:

Klein Windhoek (4 bed, 4 bath, 4 gar, 2 flats) Fantastic B&B potential. This property is ideally situated for a B&B and can easily be converted to an upmarket B&B or boutique hotel. • Main house ñ 418 sq.m • One bedroom flat ñ 95 sq.m • Two bedroom flat ñ 156 sq.m • Erf 1 521 sq.m with opportunity to purchase ±400 sq.m extra. Main House: 3 en-suite bedrooms, large rooms and luxurious bathrooms. Spacious living areas, lounge, dining and TV room. Beautiful kitchen with scullery. Entertainment area with pool in a lovely leafy garden. Top-of-the-range finishes used throughout the house.


N$ 2 650 mil. CC

(3 bed, 2 bath,1 gar) Situated opposite Medi-Clinic, newly renovated! Don’t miss out on this opportunity! A newly renovated home with three bedrooms ,2 bathrooms, lounge, dining, TV room, kitchen and scullery. Large garden with pool. Single garage with double carport.

To Let: Kleine Kuppe

Finkenstein Estate

N$ 5,8 mil. CC

Erf 5 500 sq.m, Building 500 sq.m Country living at it its best. If it’s peace, tranquillity and endless mountain views you are looking for, look no further. Nearing completion, this house has 4 en-suite bedrooms, lounge, dining room, TV room, kitchen with scullery and pantry, wine cooler, 2 garages, 2 carports. Rimflow pool and 180-degree views!

N$ 6 500.00

11 brand-new and modern 2-bedroom duplex townhouses with a small garden and BBQ. Single carport. Available 1 January 2012. Call me for a viewing.

J&B Estates Amanda: +264 81 128 4836 Joey:

LongbeachN$ 9.78 Million

A sophisticated pedigree! With 5 bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, a fireplace in each bedroom, gorgeous kitchen, 4 garages, indoor BBQ, swimming pool, wine cellar, and plenty more. 800m². Reg in (Pty) Ltd.

LongbeachN$ 1.52 Million

Stunning, immaculate and breathtaking! This superb townhouse completes you with 2 bedrooms on the ground floor, main bedroom with gorgeous bathroom, permanent sea views, neatly kept gardens and an indoor BBQ. 200m². Reg in CC.


N$ 1.4 Million

Say ‘hello’ to a good buy. Brand-new, stunning & stylish home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open- plan lounge, dining, fitted kitchen, laundry, BBQ, entertainment room with BBQ, r/c garage parking for 3 cars.

+264 81 129 3293

“We Provide Homes” Since 1983

Walvis bay

Manuela: +264 81 385 9179

Tel: +264 64 204505


Fax: +264 64 202219

+264 81 688 9424

LongbeachN$ 980 000

Holiday lock-up-&-go! Easy to maintain, safe and secure. A fully furnished townhouse in sought-after complex, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage, indoor BBQ with sea view! 126m²

LongbeachN$ 576 000

Adorable and neat, this 1-bedroom apartment is a perfect investment for starters. Situated in a sought- after complex with sea views and lovely maintained gardens. 62m²


N$ 1.3 Million

A designer’s masterpiece. Brand-new 3 bedroom double-storey townhouse close to the CBD with 2 bathrooms, open-plan living with lounge, dining, indoor BBQ and gourmet kitchen, guest toilet and automated double garage. Top-quality finishes.

LongbeachN$ 1.95 Million

Bargain! A fully furnished palace! With 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, double garage, wooden deck overlooking dunes, and an outdoor BBQ overlooking the ocean! Best of both worlds! 230m². Reg in CC.

WALVIS BAYN$ 3.9 Million

Luxurious lifestyle for the perfectionist. This double storey splendour offers: 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom, open- plan fitted kitchen, lounge, dining, TV room, BBQ, laundry, study, garage parking 5 cars, swimming pool, sauna, gym room plus 2-bedroom flat.


N$ 2.6 Million

A choice location minutes away from the lagoon. Sparkling picture-perfect 5 bedroom home, 4 bathrooms, fitted office, spacious living areas with bar, BBQ, pizza oven, dream kitchen and 6 garages. 462m². Great for entertainment! Reg in CC.

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PioniersparkN$3.7mill (Neg) / N$30 000 For Sale / To Rent: Lovely family home. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining room, TV lounge, covered entertainment area, 2 garages, carports, hobby room, laundry, 3 air conditioners, inside braai, 1 x 2-bed flat, alarm, electric fencing. Available 1 January 2012. Terina 081 242 5138

DolfynstrandN$750 000-00

Landlords relax your rentrelax is Landlords guaranteed! your rentSign is up for managedSign lease guaranteed! up and receive your for managed lease rent on time and receive your every month. rent on time every month.

LUDWIGSDORF N$25 000-00 / N$4.1mill To Rent / For Sale: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining room, TV lounge, kitchen with BIC, scullery, study, entertainment area, 2 garages, open parking, 1-bedroom flat, bathroom, alarm, walls, electric fence. In CC. Terina 081 242 5138

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Ludwigsdorf N$4.815mill Big family home, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lounge, TV lounge, dining room, kitchen, 2 garages. 1 x 1-bedroom flat. Terina 081 242 5138


Terina 081 242 5138

Central  N$1.680mill (2 Bedroom)  N$980 000 (1 Bedroom) For the investor. Tenants in place. Mod 2-bed, 2-bath, o/p kitchen/ living/dining area. Huge balcony, view. / Mod 1-bed, 1-bath, o/p kitchen/living/dining area. Huge balcony, view. Basement, garage, storeroom. Electric fencing. Schantal 081 129 5125

Swakopmund, Mile 4N$1.25mill

Rossmund Golf Estate N$9 9750-00

Waterfront, Swakopmund N$1,47mill

2 units next to each other, each N$750 000. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, open-plan living/kitchen area, balcony, 1 garage. Can be combined to form one unit.

Townhouse: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room, entertainment area, 1 garage, 2 parking, inside braai, alarm, fence, pre-paid electricity. Schantal 081 129 5125

Single title erf of 1 160m2 with approved building plans by local authority and Rossmund Aesthetics Committee. Superb living, with tame springbok wandering between residential erven & on the golf course, adding to the attractiveness of Rossmund Golf Estate. Schantal 081 129 5125

N$933-00 p/h

Own your own sheep farm! 7 500ha, 35 camps, 8 boreholes, 12 reservoirs, big farmhouse + 6 workers’ houses, whole farm stock-proof, windmills, solar pumps, electric water pumps. Fully maintained – just start farming! Waiver available. Tinkie 081 268 8960

Upmarket townhouse: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room, 2 garages. Sea view. Available January 2012. Schantal 081 129 5125

63 Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Windhoek Namibia 63 Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Windhoek Namibia

Namibia Office Tel: +264 61 220 673 Fax: +264 61Office 220 674 Namibia Tel: +264 61 220 673 Fax: +264 61 220 674

Schantal Teichmann +264 81 129 5125 Schantal Teichmann +264 81 129 5125

Cecilia Muller +264 81 129 5407

Alda Breytenbach +264 81 255 5481


N$8 650 000 000.00 000,00 N$9 N$8 N$8 N$8000 000 000000,00 000,00 000,00

With sweeping views over picturesque Lagoon, this Ultimate beachfront home withthe unspoilt seaviews. The ground architectural masterpiece a lot towith offer. With With With sweeping sweeping sweeping views views views has over over over the the the picturesque picturesque picturesque Lagoon, Lagoon, Lagoon, this this floor boasts entertainment area heated indoor pool this and Private study, modern designed kitchen overlooking the doors leading onto beach, indoor BBQ, sauna, bathroom, architectural architectural architectural masterpiece masterpiece masterpiece has has has aan aalot lot lot to totooffer. offer. offer. manicured garden with separate scullery and laundry. guest kitchenette laundrykitchen facilities, and 4 remote Private Private Privatetoilet, study, study, study, modern modern modern with designed designed designed kitchen kitchen overlooking overlooking overlooking the the the There are 5garden bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Master bedroom is has encontrolled garages with direct access toand the house. First floor manicured manicured manicured garden garden with with with separate separate separate scullery scullery scullery and and laundry. laundry. laundry. suite with view onto Lagoon abundance of walk-in open plan gasand fireplace, diningand room, fully fitted kitchen There There There are are arebalcony 555lounge, bedrooms bedrooms bedrooms and and 33the 3bathrooms. bathrooms. bathrooms. Master Master Master bedroom bedroom bedroom is isisenenenwith pantry and scullery, pizza outdoor BBQ, fullyTV equipped cupboards. Fireplaces in study, entertainment area and Room. suite suite suitewith with withbalcony balcony balcony view view viewonto onto onto the the theoven, Lagoon Lagoon Lagoon and and andabundance abundance abundance of of ofwalk-in walk-in walk-in cinema andOutdoor one en-suite bedroom while the second floor includes Indoor and barbeques, sparkling indoor heated pool and cupboards. cupboards. cupboards. Fireplaces Fireplaces Fireplaces in ininstudy, study, study,entertainment entertainment entertainment area area and and TV TV Room. Room. area and TV Room. 4 en-suite bedrooms and other sparkling luxurious features. double garage that park 4 cars. Indoor Indoor and and Outdoor barbeques, barbeques, sparkling indoor heated pool and Indoor andOutdoor Outdoor barbeques, sparklingindoor indoorheated heatedpool pooland and double double garage that park cars. doublegarage garagethat thatpark park444cars. cars.


700 000.00 000,00 N$2 650 N$2 N$2 N$2700 700 700000,00 000,00 000,00

Beautiful presented homeliving; for theaentertainer offering 3 bedrooms, The ultimate in family manicured garden welcomes 2Beautiful bathrooms, fittedspacious kitchen, lounge, dining room, bbq, Beautiful Beautiful presented presented presented home home home for for forthe the theentertainer entertainer entertainer offering offering offering 33indoor 3bedrooms, bedrooms, bedrooms, you to this 484m2 home. The living and entertainment area with Jacuzzi, swimming pool and 3 garages. 2entertainment 2areas 2bathrooms, bathrooms, bathrooms, fitted fitted fitted kitchen, kitchen, kitchen, lounge, lounge, lounge, dining dining dining room, room, room, indoor indoor indoor bbq, bbq, bbq, feature a gas fire-place, bar, indoor BBQ, new modern Close to Lagoon entertainment entertainment entertainment area area area with with with Jacuzzi, Jacuzzi, Jacuzzi,swimming swimming swimming pool pool pool and and and333garages. garages. garages. designer kitchen with separate scullery and laundry. There are 4 Close Close Closeto totoLagoon Lagoon Lagoon bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a private guestroom with bathroom. There’s an enclosed outside entertainment area and 4 garages. There is also a garden shed, and 1 bedroom flat with kitchen, toilet and shower and private entrance. CC Registered


N$30 500 000,00 N$30 N$30 N$30 500 500 500 000,00 000,00 000,00 N$30 500 000.00

NEWLY CONSTRUCTED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL BUILDING Warehouses, offices light etc - 2920m2 Erf - 11900m2 NEWLY NEWLY NEWLYconstructed CONSTRUCTED CONSTRUCTED CONSTRUCTED LIGHT LIGHT LIGHT INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIAL BUILDING BUILDING BUILDING Newly industrial building: Warehouses, offices Warehouses, Warehouses, Warehouses, offices offices offices etc etc etc --2920m2 -2920m2 2920m2Erf Erf Erf--11900m2 -11900m2 11900m2 etc - 2 920m2 Erf - 11 900m2.

Alda Breytenbach Breytenbach +264 81 255 Alda 081 2555 4815481 Alda AldaBreytenbach Breytenbach 081 0812555 2555481 481 Lydia Fernandes +264 81 241 Lydia Fernandes 081 241 898 8980 0 Lydia LydiaFernandes Fernandes 081 081241 241898 89800

Lydia Fernandes +264 81 241 8980

Safari Game Lodge Safari Game Lodge Safari Safari SafariGame Game GameLodge Lodge Lodge

N$84000 000000.00 000,00 N$84 N$84 N$84 N$84000 000 000000,0 000,0 000,0000


Sheila Raw +264 81 252 3083

N$3650 650000.00 000,00 N$2 N$3 N$3 N$3650 650 650000,00 000,00 000,00

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Designer Masterpiece Move right into this brand new double storey house just walking Own a classic Tuscany home designed by a fine architect. Designer Designer Designer Masterpiece Masterpiece Masterpiece distance to the lagoonstyle Enjoy entertaining moments at ground You'll feel like royalty instyle this double storey 4 by bedroom home level this upper class house with its open and sunny fully with fitted3 Own Own Ownaain aclassic classic classic Tuscany Tuscany Tuscany style style home home home designed designed designed by byaaafine fine finearchitect. architect. architect. bathrooms, fitted kitchen, lounge, dining room (underfloor kitchen with granite tops, spacious lounge, room You'll You'll You'llfeel feel feel like like like royalty royalty royaltycounter in ininthis this thisdouble double double storey storey storey444bedroom bedroom bedroomdining home home homewith with with333 heating), indoor bbq, 4features garageslounge, and a fairy tale garden. and indoor BBQ. Itkitchen, alounge, separate scullery/laundry room, bathrooms, bathrooms, bathrooms, fitted fitted fitted kitchen, kitchen, lounge, dining dining dining room room room (underfloor (underfloor (underfloor guest toilet and bbq, double remote and controlled garage. The aluminium heating), heating), heating), indoor indoor indoor bbq, bbq,444garages garages garages and andaaafairy fairy fairytale tale talegarden. garden. garden. railed staircase leads to 4 spacious bedrooms each with its own bathroom and built in cupboards. The house is secured by an alarm system and remote controlled gate. CC Registered!

WALVIS N$4 750N$1.65 000,00Million CC Reg Dolphin BAY Beach Townhouse WALVIS WALVIS WALVISBAY BAY BAY N$4 N$4 N$4750 750 750000,00 000,00 000,00CC CC CCReg Reg Reg

800 -000,00 CC Reg WALVIS BAY Longbeach N$5N$4 Million N$8.5 Million N$4 N$4 N$4800 800 800000,00 000,00 000,00CC CC CCReg Reg Reg WALVIS WALVIS WALVISBAY BAY BAY

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This upmarket guesthouse is situated in a quiet residentialoffers area An oasis of style and luxury, this new development within walking to the Lagoon and activities. It This This Thisupmarket upmarket upmarket guesthouse guesthouse guesthouse is isissituated situated situated in ininpermanent aaawaterfront quiet quiet quietresidential residential residential area area area upmarket and distance stylish apartments with sea views. offers a reception office, 6 x en-suite bedrooms with quality and within within within walking walking walking distance distance distance to to to the the the Lagoon Lagoon Lagoon and and and waterfront waterfront waterfront activities. activities. activities. ItItIt Each unit consists of 3 en-suite bedrooms, open-plan kitchen modern fittings finishes. There isbedrooms a furnished managers flat, on-site offers offers offers aaareception reception reception office, office, office, 666xxxen-suite en-suite en-suite bedrooms bedrooms with with with quality quality quality and and and and lounge areaand and all units will be fully with a choice parking and 2options, lock up garages, laundry, service kitchen, dinning modern modern modern fittings fittings fittings and and and finishes. finishes. finishes. There There There is isisaaa managers managers managers flat, flat, flat,quality. on-site on-site on-site of 5 different with no compromise on design and room, and living area. rooms equipped with DSTV, telephones The development will boast a gym, swimming pool and rooftop parking parking parking and and and 222lock lock lock up up upAll garages, garages, garages, laundry, laundry, laundry, service service service kitchen, kitchen, kitchen, dinning dinning dinning and coffee station. entertainment area, air-conditioning and with 24 hours security. CC room, room, room, and and andliving living living area. area. area. All All Allrooms rooms roomsequipped equipped equipped with with DSTV, DSTV, DSTV, telephones telephones telephones Registered with the Namibia Tourism Board. and and andcoffee coffee coffeestation. station. station. Registered Registered Registeredwith with withthe the theNamibia Namibia NamibiaTourism Tourism TourismBoard. Board. Board.


N$5 300 000,00 N$5 N$5 N$5300 300 300 300000.00 000,00 000,00 000,00 N$5

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Office: 64 272 580 Tel: +264 064- 272580 Fax: +264 64 272 599 Tel: Tel: 064-–272580 272580 Fax : 064064 272599 3821 Fax FaxBox :Box: :064 064 – – 272599 272599 : 3821 Box Box::3821 3821 Walvis Bay Walvis Bay Walvis WalvisBay Bay


N$16 500 000,00 N$16 N$16 N$16 500 500 500 000,00 000,00 000,00 N$16 500 000.00

Hotel/Lodge situated in the capital of the North and Caprivi, the gateway to the Etoshain National Park. Hotel/Lodge Hotel/Lodge Hotel/Lodge situated situated situated in in inthe the the thecapital capital capital capital ofof the the the North North North and and and Caprivi, Caprivi, Caprivi, the the the Hotel/Lodge situated ofof the North and Caprivi, the There are 3the x fully equipped conference venues 20 – 200 gateway gateway gateway to to to the the Etosha Etosha Etosha National National National Park. Park. Park. gateway to the Etosha National Park. There are seating 3 fully equipped people. There There Thereare are are333xvenues xxfully fully fullyequipped equipped equipped conference conference conference venues venues venues seating seating seating 20 20 20––– 200 200 200 conference seating 20 – 200 people and 18 newly built 18 Newly luxury and twin 21 bedrooms twinrooms. bed and family people. people. people. luxury twinbuild bedrooms twin bedand and21 family Sold as rooms. 18 18 18Newly Newly Newly build build buildluxury luxury luxury twin twin twinbedrooms bedrooms bedrooms and and and21 21 21twin twin twinbed bed bedand and andfamily family family running concern. An expansive 8 200m2. Sold as running concern. 8200m2 rooms. rooms. rooms. Sold Sold Soldas as asrunning running runningconcern. concern. concern.8200m2 8200m2 8200m2

Cecilia Muller +264 081 81 129 Cecilia Muller 1295407 5407 Cecilia Cecilia Muller Muller 081 081129 1295407 5407 Sheila Raw Raw +264 081 81 252 Sheila 2523083 3083 Sheila SheilaRaw Raw 081 081252 2523083 3083

Auction!!! Three bedroom flat with permanent ocean views, Vogelstrand, Swakopmund. This flat features 153m2 with triple tandem garage.

Date: Friday16th December 2011 at 12h00 Auction Location: Vogelsicht Apartments, Unit 11, Shearwater Street, Vogelstrand, Swakopmund Description: Fully furnished, three bedroom, two bathroom flat with permanent ocean views. Large lounge and dining area with open plan kitchen. Lounge flows to the balcony with outside BBQ. The sale includes all furnishings. This flat is registered in a company.

Exciting Up-coming Auctions Auction Dates:

Friday 16 December 2011 Monday 19 December 2011 Details of these auctions available on

Namboer CC Auctioneers & Estate Agents

Various Homes and Erven in Swakopmund, Walvisbay and Hentiesbay

Cell: +264 81 128 6821 Cell: +264 81 124 2242 Mail:

Tel: +264 61 259 607 Fax: +264 61 251 689

* Auction Conditions: 10% deposit plus 7% buyers commission due by the successful bidder at the fall of the hammer. Pictures:

Vintage Coffee Shop cnr Robert Mugabe & Luther Str

Principal Agent – Lourette Liebenberg Cell: +264 (0)81 124 5868 Tel: +264 (0)61 402 040 Fax: +264 (0)61 402 050 Email:



Avis – N$2,600,000 CC Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse with remarkable garden size of 650m2, with dbl garage, s/ pool + freshwater well! Marion 081 245 2390

Plot outside Windhoek – N$5,500,000 Wanting a piece of heaven a short drive from town? 8.1ha plot on Brakwater Road boasting charming house with 4 bedrooms, several outbuildings incl guest flat. Lourette 081 124 5868

Lodge outside Outjo – N$4,300,000 CC Unique business opportunity, 3 hours’ drive from Windhoek; profitable 3.5ha lodge operating for 15 yrs. Excellent expansion possibilities. Lourette 081 124 5868

Avis – N$4,400,000 NEG Find PEACE & TRANQUILLITY at your own little lodge in town! 4 bedrooms, 3½ bathrooms, study, 3 garages, storerooms, many extra luxuries to ensure comfortable living.

Windhoek West – TO Rent N$21,500,00 p/m Brand-new A-grade offices close to CBD; 6 offices + reception + parking for 8; immediately available.

KLEIN WINDHOEK – N$4,400,000 If SAFETY and ADDRESS are Important … Your Search Ends Here! 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, guest suite, lovely big private garden, breathtaking north-eastern mountain views. Marion 081 245 2390

Lourette 081 124 5868

Marion 081 245 2390

KLEIN WINDHOEK – N$6,200 000 Nature Lover’s Retreat in Town This stylish house calls for happy get-togethers with family and friends; offering 5 bedrooms, several entertainment areas, an art studio and bachelor flat with own entrance; all set in a leafy established garden of 1633m2. Lourette 081 124 5868

VPDUWPRYH ZZZVHHIIFRP KNYSNA R9 950 000 Swakopmund N$ 875 000 CC Reg

KNYSNA R3 500 000 Swakopmund N$ 825 000 CC Reg

KNYSNA R1 720 000 Swakopmund N$ 3 565 000 CC Reg




Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Garages 2 WEB 230849 This luxurious family home with golf course and ocean views has four spacious bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Beautifully landscaped garden, heated rock pool and Jacuzzi. [O] 044 382 5919 CHARLES ERASMUS 083 448 1622 Double Storey Townhouse

Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 3 Garages 2 WEB 227771 Lovely sea views from this spacious, well-built home. Includes 2 full living areas, recreation room with bar leading to patio with undercover braai. [O] 044 382 5919 in SHARON KORSTEN 082 412 6440 Apartment Secure Complex

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 WEB 166703 Good investment opportunity in this apartment situated at the Knysna Waterfront and within walking distance to all amenities. [O] 044 382 5919 LIVIANA AUDIBERT 082 500 2259 Stunning and Modern Home!!!

Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 Guest Toilet 1 Single remote garage, inside braai and private courtyard.

Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 3 Kitchen open plan. Living room with inside braai, remote single garage. Beautiful sea views!!

Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3WEB REF: 250528 Laundry, two living rooms, entertainment room with braai, double remote garages, sea views!!

Charlene +264 (0)81 365 3843

Charlene +264 (0)81 365 3843

Charlene +264 (0)81 365 3843


R3 900 000

Swakopmund N$ 2 500 000


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Swakopmund N$ 1 620 000


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Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Garages 2 WEB 201241 Luxurious home with impeccable presentation. Quality finishes & sensational views. [O] 044 382 5919 HAZEL DIJKSTRA 082 345 9878 LYNNE ERASMUS 082 826 3536

Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 Garages 3 WEB 235150 Views of the Knysna Lagoon & The Heads with expansive living areas, chef’s kitchen & extra large bedrooms incl. flat, Jacuzzi, manicured garden & protected verandas. [O] 044 382 5919 WENDY EVANS 083 461 9312 | SUE ABERNETHY 082 573 3353

Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Garages 2 WEB 239764 Secluded & private entertainer’s dream set on deep water canal. Offers two lounges, study, open-plan kitchen, dining room & swimming pool, gazebo & jetty. [O] 044 382 5919 SUE ABERNETHY 082 573 3353 | WENDY EVANS 083 461 9312


R5 750 000


R10 000 000


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If you are looking to purchase a unique beachfront property offering magnificent breaker views, look no further. This stunning home, ideally positioned close to Ballito’s main beach, offering easy access yet allowing total privacy, is not for the faint-hearted. Offering five bedrooms, five bathrooms (four en-suite), four garages to house all the toys needed when living at the beach, two lounges, a snooker room with a bar for exceptional entertaining, a much-needed sparkling rim-flow pool to cool you down after a hot, sunny day on the beach, and last but not least, a well-appointed double domestic room. When enquiring about this prestigious, well-located property, you are assured of professional service from top RE/MAX agent, André Conradie. André Conradie 082 455 7744 


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R4 750 000 VAT INCL

AN ABUNDANCE OF CHARM AND CHARACTER A special home situated in Loader Street Cul-de-sac. Lovely 3 bed cottage, garden, 2 off street parking. GR5 Zoned. Walk to Cape Quarter.

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R17 500 000

Web Ref 426662

ULTIMATE LIFESTYLE WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS A home of fine proportions with endless terraces for entertaining and graceful living. Guest apartment, pool and double garage.

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R760 000

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WHEN STYLE MEETS HISTORY Unique, architectural Masterpiece with magnificent views of City, Bay and Table Mountain. Original Historic Stone Cottage with state of the art finishes attached to modern open plan living.


CAPE VILLA BEYOND ALL EXPECTATIONS North facing exquisite family home backing onto the Table Mountain Reserve. Four bedrooms, gorgeous swimming pool and multiple garaging. Mature trees, large erf, excellent security and absolute tranquillity. A Rare find and a paradise for nature lovers.

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R10 950 000

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R9 500 000

UNCOMPROMISING SECURITY, EXCELLENT POSITION Experience lifestyle exclusivity and sophistication in this N-facing home set against Table Mountain in leafy Cul-de-sac. Direct lift entry into generous living areas, pool and garden. Beautiful finishes.

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Gerlinde Moser 082 569 4644 RE/MAX Living 021 422 3976

R13 500 000

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GRACIOUS VILLA ON DOUBLE PLOT Elegant Guest House in prime position with magical city and mountain views. 10 en-suite bedrooms, separate apartment, leafy garden and pool. Well established business.

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Exceptional property high up on a mountain with breathtaking views. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (one mes), Guest Toilet. Stunning Formal Lounge & separate TV Room. Sunken Dining Room flowing to Entertainment Area with Bar, Jacuzzi, Braai & Pool. Double Garage & Full Maid’s Quarters.

Immaculate 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home with 4 Receptions and Guest Toilet. Pub and stunning Pool with Garden and plenty of extras. Staff Accommodation. Home is excellently positioned. A must-view.

Business Premises available in the sought-after Industrial Node of Robertsham. Situated over 6 stands – 5 000m2 in total. Over 310 Storage Units being rented at 95% tenancy rate. Additional 500m2 available plus 650m2 of Office Space. Turnover R1 800 000/annum. Exceptional growth potential.

Rezoning Permission and Plans for 22 Townhouses. Prime visibility frontage. Existing 3 Bedroom, 3 Reception house on mature acre of land. A great opportunity to develop a New Townhouse Complex. Central, close to the new Morningside Shopping Centre and minutes away from the Sandton CBD.

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A family-sized country style home in an enchanting garden with magnificent views to the far horizon. The earthy style gives you the best of both worlds - the character and grace of an old style mansion with the conveniences and technology of a modern structure. Combining impressive design, meticulous finishes and high ceilings throughout. Huge wine cellar. Luxurious bedrooms all en-suite with wonderful garden vistas. This pristine home on 2000m2 is positionally perfect in the heart of prestigious Sandhurst.

One of Sandhurst’s most spectacular homes set on over 1.5 acres. Perfectly situated on an exclusive private road that enhances the ambience of understated luxury and offers a lifestyle fit for a king. Fabulous reception rooms leads to a magnificent well established garden with rolling lawns, pool and court. 5 spacious en-suite sumptuous bedrooms plus a separate guest wing which includes a state-of-the-art home theatre and a self-contained suite. A fantastic opportunity to acquire one of the best.

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