With the Garden Route being one of the most sought-after regions in South Africa for buying property, choosing George as the place to call home may just be the logical thing to do. If you’ve been hoping to own a prime piece of property in George, this guide will get you on your way, especially if you’ve recently moved there.
Comprised of 34 suburbs and a population of around 203 253 residents, George is tucked away in the spectacular natural surroundings of the Outeniqua Mountains and features a scenic railway line connecting George and Oudtshoorn. This town is an unusual mix of industry and scenic marvels, all within a short distance of one another.
In terms of residential property, one of the things to consider when searching for property to rent or houses to buy in George is the short travelling distances to some of the Southern Cape’s most spectacular shorelines. When moving in a southerly direction toward Mossel Bay, you’ll discover the Grootbrak, Kleinbrak, and Hartenbos beaches, some that are situated in the tranquil locations of lagoons and river estuaries. In Sedgefield and Knysna is the famous surfing beach of Victoria Bay, and for world-class paragliding is Lientjiesklip. A number of upmarket security estates are found here where world class golf courses such as Fancourt Golf Estate offers superior quality residential property for sale and to rent.
Average property values in George Central stood at R2-million in 2009 and showed minimal change when it dipped to R1.975-million in 2010. The closest suburbs falling within the George municipal domain holding higher average freehold values are Camphers Drift at R1.8-million and Dormehls Drift at R1.1-million.
George is one of the most inviting towns in South Africa, with a wide variety of incredible natural wonders that have some amazing advantages for property investment. With features like these, you’d be hard pressed to a more attractive investment option elsewhere.