Ideally located on the border of the Durbanville wine route, a few kilometres from pristine beaches and a short drive to Cape Town CBD, Burgundy Estate is a little corner of quiet suburbia.
There are currently 3 200 front doors in Burgundy Estate, ranging from stand-alone houses to houses and apartments in secure complexes with a new secure retirement estate that launched in July 2021.
Since getting involved as a joint venture partner with Nedbank six years ago, Rabie has sold over 1060 homes totalling more than R1,4-billion at Burgundy Estate.
“Our most recent sectional development, Bow Tie, had a very successful launch in October 2020.” Says Miguel Rodrigues, Director at Rabie. “Not only have we broken a few conventional rules with Bow Tie, but it also made history in Rabie. It’s the first of our Smart Enabled Developments, the first time that we have launched a new development only through digital channels and we sold 60% of phase one in just three days. The incredible response has exceeded our expectations.”
Construction on Bow Tie commenced on 9 March 2021, with the first units scheduled for handover by December. At the time of writing, less than six apartments are still available for sale.
Rodrigues explains 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 twenties and early thirties.”
Following on from Bow Tie, Rabie will be launching a similar development, Quinta, in October this year. “We have taken all the lessons learned at Bow Tie to our next secure complex, which will have similar features to Bow Tie, but will stand on its own in terms of site lay-out, unique features and identity.”
Besides sectional title, Rabie’s much anticipated retirement development, Oasis Life, opened its doors in Burgundy Estate in July. (Read the story here)
“We’re currently working on phase two of Oasis Life Burgundy Estate and we’re very excited about the expansion of the current offering” explains Raynard Haupt, Project Manager of the development. “At this stage, our eventual residencies will be made up of 220 apartments, 136 houses and 100 cottages. We completed the gatehouse and Clubhouse in phase one, 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 inclusion of a secure retirement estate within the Burgundy Estate precinct cements the multi-generational appeal of this leafy suburb. Here the whole family, from small children to grandma and grandpa can find their own space to breathe. With three schools, ample recreational activities and a dedicated convenience shopping centre, Burgundy Square, you really have everything you need within walking distance.
With the Burgundy Estate lifestyle growing in popularity over the last few years, more and more people – not only Capetonians, but also semigrators from Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal, are seeing the value in owning or renting in this small, leafy precinct that still offers incredible value for money.
Nicky and Jean-Claude recently moved into a stand-alone house in Tyrian Road developed by Rabie. “We first relocated to Burgundy Estate in 2015 to move closer to work, not really considering lifestyle and amenities. Six year later, we found ourselves looking to move to a house better suited to our needs. Everywhere you looked, nothing came close to what we have become accustomed to in Burgundy Estate – from the safety of running and cycling in the areas, the parks for the kids, the retail amenities on your doorstep, wonderful wine estates up the road. For us, Burgundy Estate is the new central hub of Cape Town, allowing you to travel to any part of Cape Town within 30 minutes.”
“Burgundy Estate has grown exponentially over the last five years, with many new developments both residential and commercial.” says Jacky Coetzee, Property Manager at Marite Property Administrators, who currently manage 50 schemes within Burgundy Estate.
“We have noticed a renewed desire by property investors wanting to live in the estate, rather than to hold a rental property, sparking a true interest in the day-to-day running and management of the estate. With investors living in Burgundy Estate, we have discovered that a number of new business ventures and interests have been founded from within the estate, which in turn brings a focus on the holistic, country-living-in-the-city type of estate lifestyle, which is in high demand. Burgundy Estate has carved a niche interest with first-time buyers and those seeking the perfect retirement, a market that we as managing agents have found to be challenging yet rewarding.”