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Knysna – One of South Africa’s prime locations for waterside homes

Unless one suffers from a phobia of water, virtually everyone else is drawn to water, whether it is in a swimming pool, fish pond, farm dam, lake, river or the ocean. More than half of the human body consists of water, so perhaps this is one reason for our close affinity with this liquid substance. .

Water sustains all forms of life on planet earth; without water, there would be no life. Certain species of fauna and flora rely on proximity to water more than others do. Frogs and willow trees come to mind.

For lovers of water, Knysna is the perfect place in which to live. Parts of Knysna are almost surrounded by water on all sides, and several residential sectors of this town feature prime waterside houses and properties. Because waterfrontage is invariably somewhat limited, wherever one goes, there is always a greater demand than the number of such houses on offer for sale.


Effects of supply and demand


Although Knysna has plenty of waterfront properties, there are limits here too, much like anywhere else. The rules of supply and demand always play their roles, thus dictating that waterside homes are highly likely to fetch top prices – great news for sellers (who are often loathe to sell), but perhaps less beneficial for buyers, who should usually forget about bargain shopping for houses that are situated next to bodies of water.


The benefit of buying sooner rather than later


More than ever, one pays for what one gets when and where waterside houses are involved. In addition, most waterside homes are luxurious, since there is virtually no danger of overcapitalisation. However, the longer you wait before you make that buying decision, the more you’ll pay. It is very rare for waterside homes not to appreciate in demand and value, and exponentially so, at that.

One only has to look at several years’ worth of recorded sales figures in Knysna and other highly sought-after waterfront properties in places, like Llandudno, Gordon’s Bay, the Overberg’s Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond and Hermanus, or the Atlantic seaboard’s numerous seaside residential areas.


Waterside residential locations in Knysna


  • These Island is located in the Knysna lagoon. Waterside houses are built along the canal banks.


  • Leisure Island is similarly situated, but closer to the Knysna Heads. The Island is completely surrounded by the estuary waters; most homes are truly waterside houses.


  • Knysna Quays consists of waterfront properties, but most are commercial in nature.


  • Knysna Heads is home to prime properties with glorious lagoon/sea views.


  • Belvidere is close to the lagoon, while some properties at Brenton-on-Sea are adjacent to the beach. 


Waterside residential locations in Knysna


Fine & Country South Africa specialises in the sales and letting of luxury homes, a sector of the property market that requires a highly skilled and experienced professional approach, intensive in-depth knowledge, superb attention to detail and outstanding levels of service.

Our independent estate agents also specialise in specific geographic areas, which ensures that clients benefit from their knowledge of local properties, the area in which they operate, and everything pertaining to the relevant property markets and lifestyle factors that are important to prospective buyers.

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Fine & Country South Africa has access to the group’s offices in more than 300 global locations. This enhances our ability to market your luxury waterside house locally and internationally, providing you with far greater opportunities to conclude a successful sale at a competitive price, than would normally be the case. We are the agents of choice when you’re engaged in luxury housing transactions in Knysna.




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