The Transformation of KZN's North Coast
KwaZulu-Natal is one of the country’s fastest growing provinces and is renowned for its natural beauty, defined by towering mountains and vast coastlines that attract tourists, investors, home-buyers and developers.
It is continuously evolving to meet the needs of individuals from all walks of life, including an ever-growing professional urban populace who seek premium homes, a range of amenities and high-quality infrastructural developments.
As a result, it has attracted a wealth of developers, eager to get immersed in KZN’s property market and cater to the needs and wants of its demographics. New residential, commercial, industrial and mixed-use developments have been bourgeoning throughout Northern KZN, Southern KZN and the Durban Metropolitan.
Most notably, KZN’s North Coast is currently attracting residential developments that are set to place the region as one of South Africa’s most desired places to live in. Alongside this, DevProp Global has been instrumental in marketing and selling key developments in the area to enthusiastic investors, whilst assisting developers conduct effective market research for their real estate development.
The North Coast of Durban, has for several years, been looked upon as a location for leisure owing to its vibrant tourist allure and array of world-class holiday accommodation. However, in recent times, developers have transformed the coastal town into a luxury residential metropolis, consisting of significant developments including, Mount Edgecombe, Izinga, Sibaya Precinct, Zimbali, Simbithi Eco Estate, Mount Richmore, Dunkirk, Brettenwood, Palm Lakes and Blythedale Coastal Resort.
One of the contributing factors that has led to the rejuvenation of the area is the development of the Dube TradePort, which is home to the King Shaka International Airport.
The 2940 hectare development has the responsibility to promote foreign and local investment, and in the process create in excess of 269 000 jobs. It is the only facility on the continent that fuses an international airport, warehouse and office nodes, a retail component, hotels, agriculture and a dedicated cargo terminal.
Complimenting this mammoth development are, Zimbali Wedge, Pearl Sky and Oceans Umhlanga. These developments have proved to be one of DevProp Global’s biggest successes and have undoubtedly contributed to the growth of the North Coast.
Zimbali Wedge, situated on the Zimbali Coastal Resort, is a mixed-use development that promotes the concept of ‘live, work and play,’ by integrating residential, commercial and retail facets. Residents are privileged to an array of jogging trails, an ingenious clubhouse, a 25m lap pool, 24/7 security, bar and restaurant, and fitness centre.
Seated on prime beachfront estate in uMhlanga, Pearl Sky takes opulent living to a whole new level. Due for completion in 2018, it will comprise of 422 five-star residences and forms the fifth and final phase of The Pearls of uMhlanga development. DevProp Global held its sales event in April 2015 and at the time, broke the sales record by achieving R1 billion in the first day of sales.
Oceans uMhlanga is the latest mixed-use development in the area and is set for completion in 2019. Covering a total of 90 000 sqm, it consists 444 apartments, a three-storey shopping mall and a 200-room five-star hotel. Devprop Global smashed its own record as Oceans uMhlanga achieved R1.55 billion in just four hours at the sales event that took place in April of this year – setting a new precedent for the country.
For Founder and Managing Director of DevProp Global, Piaras Moriarty Alvarez, identifying the enormous potential in the North Coast has placed KZN in a new urban league, defined by luxury living, multi-functional developments and superlative facilities and activities.
This has made the North Coast an unparalleled destination for tranquil and modern living that has resulted in many residents unwilling to relocate, even when their place of employment is in another province. In fact, professionals who live in the area, but work in cities such as Johannesburg, choose the lengthy travel to and from work in-order to live in the coastal town.
Beyond the North Coast
The history of DevProp Global tells a story of success that is not exclusive to the North Coast. Since its inception, the company has been an effective sales and marketing leader collaborating with developments across the world, including the United Arab Emirates and Thailand.
With a record breaking legacy, DevProp Global aims to maintain this standard by diligently applying expert sales and marketing strategies to assist developers in promoting and selling their innovative, modern and architectural brilliant residential properties. Having already proven its expertise in the North Coast and internationally, DevProp shows no signs of slowing down and will soon reveal in detail its next projects located within Blythedale Coastal Resort and Simbithi Eco Estate, which have the makings to break more records and further transform the property landscape of KZN.
Author: DevProp Global