New kid on the block pays homage to rich history of uMhlanga.
In the 1980s, land in uMhlanga began to be envisioned for a larger mixed-use project – one that has since become the destination for new families, budding professionals, as well as international and national tourists. From 1995, the area began to be transformed from a small coastal village to the bustling, central node we know today, with iconic landmarks like the Lighthouse and Oyster Box speaking to the history of the area, while the more recent Gateway Theatre of Shopping and even the exquisite whale bone pier talks to the exciting growth and future of the area.
In the last 10 years uMhlanga Ridge Town Centre has seen a staggering 212% increase in population making it one of South Africa’s fastest growing developments. As a result, there has been no shortage of developments trying to meet the growing demand for accommodation.
However, new kid on the block – Monterey Umhlanga which is launching in August 2022 – is bringing a new offering to the table. Jaichin Cloete, Greg Cryer and Charl Roux have zoned in on prime land within Tongaat Hulett Property’s uMhlanga Ridge Town Centre portfolio where their new Monterey Umhlanga development, consisting of 83 homes within a secure estate, is being developed.
“With 79% of recent buyers within uMhlanga Ridge Town Centre being younger than 49 years – it made sense to not only offer apartment living in this area, but duplex home options too that are ideal for young and mature families looking to start their new chapters and create their own legacy. With uMhlanga having such a rich history and being in such a beautiful setting, there are so many interesting stories to tell – and we are excited to be part of this growing history with our latest Monterey Umhlanga development,” says Jaichin Cloete, Monterey Co-developer and Founder of The Opportunities Company.
The holistic Monterey offering includes not only 44 popular one- and two-bedroom apartments from R1,495-million – but 39 first-of-its-kind three-bedroom duplexes from R4,5-million too. According to Cloete, the contemporary design of each modern apartment will feature elements of timber and stonework throughout the exterior and interior, with hand-crafted works of mosaic, wooden carving and sugarcane artwork honouring the rich history of the area.
The starter home options, however, will showcase timeless elegance where each offering is curated around the needs of a growing family with bespoke, customizable spaces.
Apart from the central location being a massive drawcard for homeowners with an abundance of shops, schools, offices, restaurants and entertainment all within walking distance – the uMhlanga Ridge Town Centre is also a sound investment.
“For someone looking to invest in property, this is quite simply a no-brainer with the area having seen a 34% increase in capital appreciation for sectional title units. Monterey Umhlanga provides a lucrative investment opportunity in a sought-after, central location that will give professionals and young families a stepping stone into uMhlanga Ridge Town Centre. The area is a bustling hive of tourist and business activity that has a strong appeal to many.
With the added 24-hour security within the estate, Monterey Umhlanga is a safe, robust investment with positive returns,” explains Cloete.
Adding to the planned onsite security measures that Monterey Umhlanga will offer its residents, the uMhlanga Ridge Town Centre Management Association – an established non-profit organization – continues to ensure this area’s streets and parks are kept clean and safe for residents as part of their vision to create a walkable precinct.
Apart from amenities onsite that include a clubhouse and landscaped gardens with walking pathways – there is an abundance of offerings literally on your doorstep catering to a family’s every need. It truly is the ideal base for those eager to make the most of their day in this central location.
FOR MORE INFO: Visit www.montereyumhlanga.co.za or call 087 537 0770 for more information.