Long before Covid-19, banks were already penalising wealthy people with negative interest rates, and then came the rollercoaster rides on the stock market. Those who want to increase their assets are looking for yield enhancing objects. For a long time, real estate in Europe has offered attractive alternatives in this respect, but empty housing stocks and interventions on the part of tenants’ associations, are causing dark clouds to gather in the sky in this segment as well.
So, what to do? When recommending investing money in South Africa, most of you will frown and point out that the Moody’s rating agency downgraded the country to junk level shortly after the nation-wide Covid-19 lockdown. Yes, that’s a fact, but if you look at Moody’s rating for South Africa, it’s a constant up and down. Insiders have got used to it and have been earning high returns on a regular basis over the past two decades. Why? Because they know the right properties and the country.
Take “Val de Vie Estate” as an example, 15 years ago, no more than a huge piece of land in the wine region around Stellenbosch, whose generously parcelled building plots were sold at prices for which, in Europe, one could not even dream of being able to buy a garage space in a good area. Today, a first-class lifestyle resort with Polo Club and all the amenities one would expect from a luxurious lifestyle. And land prices in Val de Vie have “gone through the roof” over the years. Sceptics will now reply: “Yes, there can be such a thing, but such an opportunity doesn’t come a second time round.
Admittedly, one had to wait a long time until finally a luxury resort project with possibilities for all equestrian disciplines, including a polo ground, was created on the outskirts of Cape Town, that had the potential to develop into a second Val de Vie. Its name: Darling Green Estate.
And the makers behind Darling Green project go one step further. Their focus is – and this is of central importance today in times of climate debate – also on long-term sustainability. For this reason, Darling Green Estate will also have its own photovoltaic park, which will produce 100% “green electricity” and make the resort completely independent of the public power grid. Strict access controls and 24-hour security guarantee a high security standard.
Darling Green Estate is being built in the picturesque town of Darling, just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town City and Cape Town International Airport. Here, residents will enjoy the amenities of true country living, including access to a golf course, which is directly adjacent to the new Darling Green Estate. At the same time, residents can quickly reach the city and benefit from the urban lifestyle with all its cultural amenities, and excellent flight connections to the rest of the world.
Darling Green Estate offers plots ranging in size from 1500 square meters up to 1-hectare and thus countless options to realise the private dream of living or a holiday home that can also be rented out excellently. Whether you want to implement the design of your trusted architect or use one of the turnkey building solutions on offer, is up to you. The keeping of own horses, is possible on the large properties. In addition to the 66-hectare resort estate, Darling Green Estate also includes the directly adjacent 430-hectare farm, to which all residents of Darling Green Estate have access.
A polo ground, as well as training facilities for all other equestrian disciplines and stables, will be built on the adjacent farm. Picturesque trails invite riders to go horseback riding and on specially marked trails, mountain bikers and trail runners, can indulge in their sport without disturbing the riders. As a special feature, Darling Green Estate also designates part of the resort as a Retirement Village. Here, modern residential units for sophisticated senior citizens, with full service, such as a small restaurant, physiotherapy and hairdressing, are being built. The good infrastructure of the little town of Darling also ensures that all amenities are available.
Recently, the last outstanding approvals from the authorities, were granted for the realisation of Darling Green Estate. Construction of the infrastructure will now begin shortly and the plans for the first houses have already been approved. The fast sale of plots of land, as soon as it is known that all permits have been obtained, indicates that Darling Green will very quickly become a hotspot for polo, horse lovers and mountain bikes abound. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to secure your dream property just outside of Cape Town in Darling Green Estate!
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