Having recently been congratulated by President Cyril Ramaphosa for its significant national investment contribution at the 5th SA Investment Conference (SAIC), it’s evident Serenity Hills is a development to watch. But beyond the national attention Serenity Hills is garnering, this progressive Margate-based development has already secured several international buyers seeking a secure coastal sanctuary.
“We were honoured to be one of the organisations highlighted by President Ramaphosa for making such an important contribution towards local investment at the recent SA Investment Conference,” commented Reece Daniel, Developer of Serenity Hills. “We are proud to be showcasing the many positive attributes of the KZN South Coast while attracting both national and international attention. The interest we’ve received for Serenity Hills from across the globe is evidence of the investor confidence in this development, and the potential for the region.”
This 120-hectare eco-estate offers residents secure living in 600 residential units located across three neighbourhoods. All units, ranging from 2-bedroom to 4-bedroom freestanding homes, as well as unique Forest Pods, offer superb value for money, with sustainability and community development as the driving ethos. Of the 120 hectares, 70 will be secured for private conservation to ensure it remains low-density.
Having only launched in Q2 last year, Serenity Hills has already sold 50% of its units, with buyers also coming from Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Germany. The Serenity Hills team has also received enquiries from the USA, Australia and Botswana regarding potential investment opportunities.
“Many of our buyers are either relocating to the area, emigrating, or investing as a holiday home with the future option for retirement,” continued Daniel. “The subtropical climate of the region, beautiful beaches, coastal forests, and laidback lifestyle are definitely drawcards for many investors, with the quality-built homes, facilities, and world-class security making this a truly worthwhile investment option.”
Investors are benefitting from value for money and a low cost of living that simply can’t be matched in other coastal regions, while providing direct access to private schools, private hospitals, specialists, shops, malls and even an airport – all within a 15-minute drive. Sustainability is achieved through solar-ready home designs and rainwater harvesting, with three months’ back-up water for uninterrupted supply. The estate also boasts state-of-the-art digital living such as the in-house app that lets residents pay utility bills, request domestic services, register guests and order food all on one app.
Serenity Hills Development Director, Sam Wenger, brings his Swiss-born influence to the design of this pet-friendly estate, perfectly fusing the allure of Africa with the sophistication of European design. Quality homes are crafted with a connection to the natural world, and the development also boasts more than 25 on-site amenities such as The Clubhouse with swimming pools, the Infinity Bar, and The Bistro.
The Wenger family has a long history of community development in the region, an ethos that is being incorporated into the design. Their world-class Packshed Restaurant, which upskills and employs locals, will form part of the estate. Sweetdale Skills Center, another Wenger initiative, develops and coaches emerging entrepreneurs in communities to promote self-sustainability and sustainable job creation.
This R800-million development attracted national attention for its contribution towards government’s goals of socio-economic development to create sustainable jobs, reduce poverty, and drive back inequality. This, alongside the quality offerings, saw Serenity Hills announced as one of the investment pledges towards the ‘Infrastructure, property development and logistics’ sector at SAIC in April this year.
The announcement will undoubtedly spike further local and international interest in the Serenity Hills Phase 1 units that are still available. There are no transfer duties on any of the free-standing units, all of which have private gardens and a single or double carport, with prices starting from R1 549 900 (including VAT).