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When and why you want a waterside home in Cape Town


Even those of us who don’t particularly care for swimming or water sports would give our eye teeth to live in a waterside home near the ocean or another body of water, especially in Cape Town, one of South Africa’s most scenic, picturesque waterside cities, known throughout the world for its natural beauty, man-made historical buildings and laid-back lifestyle.


The Mother City


Cape Town is also the place where Africanised Europeans’ ancestors began the fascinating journey into Africa, which is why it is called the Mother City.


These are undoubtedly the main reasons why Cape Town is one of this country’s most sought-after cities in or near which to live, in addition to the seemingly leisurely lifestyle that proximity to the Cape offers its residents.


Affinity to water


Mankind is automatically drawn to water because it is one of nature’s principal life forces; without it, no life can exist. Although mammals and most plant species cannot drink or thrive in the ocean’s salty brine, the sea is home to other living creatures that have always intrigued humans; some of these species even sustain us.


The Cape’s bodies of water are many. Besides the sea, the area is rich with clear natural streams, many of which originate in the magnificent mountains of the Western Cape, dams and indigenous vlei lands, where iconic arum lilies grow in their thousands.


Humans intrinsically respond to the presence of water, perhaps because our bodies consist of about 80% water, without which we’d become dehydrated, desiccated, and we’d die of organ failure and starvation.  


Lifestyle factors


If you live in a waterside home in Cape Town, you have a view that is envied and desired by many. Your lifestyle is enhanced by the presence of moving, life giving water, the sight and sound of which is pleasing, relaxing, soothing and calming to the mind, body and soul.


Those who are active and adventurous love being close to a body of water where they may participate in fishing, diving, swimming, sailing, water skiing, surfing and kite surfing, power boating, waterside running, rowing, or simply worshipping the sun in beautiful surroundings.


Lifestyle waterside homes


As indicated, the location of one’s home in Cape Town and elsewhere is instrumental in setting the tone for one’s lifestyle while living there. Additionally, as we at Fine & Country South Africa are known to emphasise, you are not only buying a home made of bricks, mortar and other building materials when you purchase a dwelling.


You are also buying into a lifestyle, the nature of which largely depends on your inclination, the home’s location, nearby facilities, and the type of community that surrounds the property.


Immediate and prospective investment value


Because waterside land usually costs more than inland property, homes erected at waterside locations tend to be upmarket and luxurious, in keeping with the area and other similar dwellings.


While one will probably pay considerably more for a waterside home, particularly if the waterfrontage is in the Cape Town area, one’s investment is likely to be sound at the moment of purchase, as well as in the future, especially if one has enjoyed the assistance and guidance of a Cape Town-based, professional agent from Fine & Country South Africa.


The estate agents with whom we (and you) conduct property transactions are qualified, experienced persons who possess extensive local knowledge of luxury waterside properties, their locations and their communities, which enables them to provide you with up-to-date, relevant information that is vital for you to know before making a decision.


Fine & Country South Africa provides buyers and sellers with effective marketing services to ensure that both parties receive the offerings and interest that they require and deserve in this highly specialised luxury sector – homes in Cape Town that are built close to water.




Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.


Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.


People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.


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