In the Highway area you’ve got the perfect balance between town and country.
KwaZulu-Natal offers everything we need and want. You name it, we have it – not just the “berg, beach and bush”, but easy accessibility to it all. We also have superlative schools, and that’s of inestimable value. Granted, the province has had a few hard knocks, but we’re not only resilient, we know the lifestyle is unmatched. Country or urban, you can pick and choose.
Haydn Wakefield, director at Wakefields Real Estate (Pty) Ltd, reconfirms the company’s support, confidence and future investment in the Highway area. Wakefields Real Estate is a fourth-generation family business with six branches servicing the suburbs of Westville, Pinetown, Kloof and Hillcrest, as well as Cotswold Downs and Le Domaine estates. The property group supports 26 branches in total throughout KZN, the Kloof branch forming the heart of their footprint.
“Property in the Highway area has been doing exceptionally well,” says Wakefield. “We believe in it going into the future, hence our continued investment. A key factor when compared with other mid- to upper-market regions is the wonderful value for money; there’s a great deal of house to be had for one’s money up here.” Properties range from small townhouses and the-sky’s-the-limit grand old homes on several hectares of land, to wonderful smallholdings and the most desirable estate homes. Far from the old perception of life elevated 500 metres above sea level requiring very deep pockets, today’s Highway area has a far broader range of properties to consider in most price brackets.
Wakefield says there’s a strong demand for properties under R3,5-million, and they’re experiencing as big a demand for freehold properties as for sectional title. “Gated estates like Cotswold Downs are drawcards for sporting and lifestyle enthusiasts, while the wide range of other estates and complexes on offer are also geared to more professional younger families entering the market place.”
There’s also far more than just solid value-for-money properties to entice families to the Highway area – ample quality schooling is another major drawcard. The area has always been lauded for its well-established top private schools, but it is equally known for its numerous popular public schools.
KZN has major hybrid town-country appeal. Whether you’re looking for the MTB tracks of Giba Gorge, the legendary outdoor Shongweni Farmers Market, or the wilder side of birding or hiking at Krantzview Nature Reserve, the Highway lifestyle is country within the convenience of an urban hub. Hillcrest has every possible retail experience, and if you’re eating out, you really are spoilt for choice.
Wakefield says, “The entire region was always billed ‘country’, but today with the burgeoning retail and commercial offerings, with exciting plans for the new mixed-use development on the cards for Shongweni, it provides a comprehensive retail experience with plenty of quality office space. The area has retained that sense of country with a strong connection to the natural surrounds.”
Wakefield referenced the Kloof Project, the urban precinct clean-up crew supported by local businesses in the area, for their excellent work. “The Highway area is a community in every sense of the word, and we at Wakefields are proud to play our small part.”The Covid lockdown may not have changed the face of the Highway suburbs, but it changed people’s perceptions about how they wanted to live. The property market has been buoyant with those choosing this hybrid country-urban life over the city alternative.
FOR MORE INFO:
- Kloof: 031 764 1214
- Hillcrest: 031 765 9760
- Westville: 031 266 4200
- Pinetown: 031 709 0213
- Cotswold Downs: 031 942 7981/2/3
- Le Domaine: 031 716 8008