Ideally located on the border of the Durbanville wine route, a few kilometres from pristine beaches and a short drive to Cape Town’s CBD, Burgundy Estate also offers the peace and quiet of suburbia
There are currently 3,500 front doors in Burgundy Estate, ranging from standalone houses to homes and apartments in secure complexes, and a new retirement estate which opened its doors in July 2021. Since becoming a partner in a joint venture with Nedbank six years ago, Rabie has sold over 1,060 homes totalling more than R1.4bn at Burgundy Estate.
FIRST SMART-ENABLED DEVELOPMENT
“Our most recent sectional title development, Bow Tie, had a very successful launch in October 2020,” says Miguel Rodrigues, Director of Rabie. “Not only have we broken a few conventional rules with Bow Tie, but we also made history. Bow Tie is not only our first smart-enabled development, it is also the first development we launched through digital channels only, and we sold 60% of phase 1 in just three days. The incredible response has exceeded our expectations with Bow Tie sold out prior to the completion of its first phase in December this year.”
Rodrigues says that designing Bow Tie for the first-time homeowner was the key to its success. “The name, the look and feel of our marketing campaigns and the digital approach reaped benefits as the average age of the owners at Bow Tie are in their late 20s and early 30s.” Following on from Bow Tie, Rabie will be launching a similar development called Quinta, in October. “We have taken all the lessons learned from Bow Tie and implemented it in our next secure complex, which will have similar features, but will stand on its own in terms of layout, and a unique and identity,” says Rodrigues. “This new development will include ample green spaces and tucked-away pockets, and a swimming pool with an outdoor braai area.”
Besides its sectional title offerings, Rabie’s much-anticipated retirement development, Oasis Life, opened its doors in Burgundy Estate in July. “We’re currently working on phase 2 of Oasis Life Burgundy Estate and we’re excited about this expansion,” says Raynard Haupt, the development’s project manager. “At this stage, our eventual residencies will consist of 220 apartments, 136 houses and 100 cottages,” he says. “We completed the gatehouse and clubhouse in phase 1, together with 24 houses and two apartment blocks. We will be expanding to either side of this nucleus, with more apartment blocks on the southern side and houses and cottages on the northern side. The new apartments will start from R1.19m and the cottages from R1.6m.”
ALL IN ONE AT BURGUNDY ESTATE
Including a secure retirement estate within Burgundy Estate cements the multigenerational appeal of this leafy suburb. Here the whole family, from toddlers to grandparents, can find their own space to breathe. Three schools, ample recreational activities and two shopping centres are within walking distance. Rodrigues explains that the estate is becoming increasingly popular as a precinct offering convenience and balance. “More people are working from home permanently, and they need space, preferably on the ground floor with a garden, garages and ample green common areas,” he says.
“Burgundy Estate has grown exponentially over the past five years, with many new developments, residential and commercial, being built,” says Jacky Coetzee, Director at Marite Property Administrators, which manages 50 schemes within the estate. “We have noticed a renewed interest from property investors wanting to live in the estate, rather than rent. This sparked interest in the day-to-day running and management of the estate,” she says. “With investors living here now, we have noticed a number of new business ventures and interests being founded. It brings into focus the country living lifestyle that also offers urban conveniences and comforts, which is in high demand. The estate has become popular especially with first-time buyers and those seeking the perfect retirement option, a market that we as managing agents have found to be challenging, yet rewarding.”
GET IN TOUCH
To register your interest in Quinta, the new development launching in October,
contact Aldo on 082 451 9990 or Natasha on 072 222 7560.
To find out more about Oasis Life Burgundy Estate, visit the website.
To contact an agent to schedule a tour, call Allen on 082 451 9988 or Johan on 082 881 2011