Clifton has been branded the St. Tropez of the southern hemisphere primarily because of its 4 famous beaches, unparalleled micro-climate and wonderful views of both the Table Mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean.
Originally the site of ramshackle cottages built as emergency housing following the anguish of the First World War, this trendy suburb is now home to attractive villas, stylish beachfront apartments and chic wooden bungalows, some of which are the remnants of those first basic homes.
These valuable Clifton properties have been built precariously on the cliffs overlooking the beaches, effectively affording all residents sweeping views of the bay, the splendour of African sunsets and frequent sightings of the schools of dolphins and pods of whales that plough up and down the Cape coast each year.
One of the major advantages of owning Clifton real estate is that it is almost completely protected from the winds that lambast the coastline during the hot summer months. It is this unique micro-climate that has made the four Clifton beaches the most sought after of the entire South African coastline by astute buyers of both holiday and investment property.
The beauty of Clifton is that although it has the feel of a vacation destination, it is still only minutes away by car from the central business district, making it the ideal base for both businessmen and holiday makers alike. This area is also exclusively residential, with absolutely no commercial activity to ruin the ambience of this highly valued and treasured Cape Town suburb. The bustling restaurant strip of Victoria Road in Camps Bay, however, is close enough for Clifton residents to take a leisurely stroll down to should they crave the hustle and hype of its sidewalk cafe's, clubs, restaurants and theatres.
Since freedom in 1994, Clifton property has literally soared in value and today commands prices that regularly send property company records tumbling. The area has effectively bucked the international trend of radically lower real estate prices and it is unlikely such priceless and sought-after property will ever lose its value. Call us now to discuss investing in your future with a valuable and beautiful Clifton property you won't regret buying.