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Property Developers, Partner with Renishaw Coastal Precinct to Ignite the KZN mid-South Coast’s Economic Potential

The KZN coastline is experiencing increasing development potential as buyers seek out secure, all-inclusive coastal estates. A recent article published by Seeff Properties Group addressed the rising demand for coastal property, with development opportunities on the KZN South Coast set to drive property market growth. The overriding reason for this uptick in demand for coastal properties seems to be the incredible lifestyle these areas facilitate. The small towns dotted along the KZN coast offer some of the most beautiful scenery and the area is home to many Blue Flag beaches, top surfing and diving spots, and at least 11 golf courses. It’s also renowned for its excellent sub-tropical climate and beautiful plant and animal life.

 

Accordingly, the South Coast is going through somewhat of a revival, with residents and local businesses stepping up to help clean and restore areas. Pair this and the above with accessible property prices and several multi-million-rand developments underway, and it’s no wonder so many are looking to relocate to the South Coast permanently or semi-permanently.

The Renishaw Coastal Precinct has launched multiple property development sites over its 2.6-million square metres on the KZN mid-South Coast, expected to attract significant investor interest. Self-reliant in terms of water supply, sanitation and soon-to-be power generation, Renishaw Coastal Precinct comprises a mix of environmentally and socially responsible residential, educational, medical, commercial, retail, and light industrial projects. What makes the precinct particularly appealing to residents and investors alike is the 1000ha of conservation land we have reserved to protect and nurture the beautiful indigenous fauna and flora in the area.

Before we get into the exciting property development opportunities currently available at the precinct, here are five compelling reasons to invest in Renishaw Coastal Precinct as a property developer:

 

1. Value for money

The KZN mid-South Coast offers affordable investment opportunities, at a fraction of the cost of other coastal locations in KZN.

 

2. Self-reliant & secure

The entire precinct is set to be a completely self-reliant, secure, and sustainable commuter town, offering residents everything from secure water provision and sanitation to fibre optics, healthcare and education.

 

3. Accessibility 

Renishaw Coastal Precinct is situated just 40 minutes from Durban. The N2 provides direct access via the national road to King Shaka International Airport with the relaunch of Margate Airport having enhanced the area’s accessibility too, with direct flight access from Johannesburg.

 

4. Quality of life

The KZN mid-South Coast is renowned for its laid-back outdoor lifestyle. The region boasts several seaside attractions with Scottburgh Beach being ideal for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. The area is also home to two of the world’s top dive sites located nearby at Aliwal Shoal and further south, Protea Banks.

 

5. Heritage 

The precinct is home to the Heritage Village, consisting of 35 houses originally built for farm employees. There’s great potential to upgrade these homes and build additional units within this historical village, with allowances for retail activities in the old Renishaw Mill area overflowing with potential for artisanal bakeries, coffee shops, restaurants, and farm stalls.

So, what development sites are currently available at Renishaw Coastal Precinct? We have two in particular that have great potential for residential estate developments, with many more just about to receive approval.

 

Node 1F

Located within Node 1 of the Renishaw Coastal Precinct, the largest residential property developments Node,  Node 1F presents fantastic residential development opportunities. Surrounded by beautiful coastal conservation areas, Node 1F offers a more laid-back lifestyle connected to nature. However, future residents also have easy access to the main freeway, as well as the Renishaw Village and Old Mill sites which are set to be redeveloped into popular tourist destinations complete with shops, restaurants, cafés and even a possible events venue.

 

The two areas dedicated to residential developments within Node 1F are:

Portion 12 of Portion 6 of ERF 1 Renishaw at 15,380m2 and Portion 14 of Portion 6 of ERF 1 Renishaw at 52,530m2.

To download Node 1F’s full developer pack, click here.

 

Node 2A

Situated in the breathtakingly beautiful Clansthal area and close to the coastline, Renishaw Coastal Precinct’s Node 2A is for sale to a single developer, offering an opportunity to create a residential oasis.

Node 2A represents the full portion of land known as Farm Lot 5 No. 1662 and is for sale in its current state to prospective investors or developers without it being further subdivided. The total land size is 110ha with 24.25ha of this being developable land.

 

While this Node is currently approved for Special Residential 350, General Residential 3 (131,670m2), General Residential 4 (7,749m2), and an Estate Office and Shop (2,924m2) in terms of Environmental Authorization – developers are not tied to the location’s zoning approvals and may change them. What a fantastic opportunity to bring something truly unique to life.

To download Node 2A’s full developer pack, click here.

If you’re a property developer or investor interested in partnering with our team to bring the Renishaw Coastal Precinct to life, contact us at 087 135 5555, info@renishaw.co.za or visit our website at renishaw.co.za.

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Renishaw Coastal Precinct Plans to Become Self-Reliant, While Protecting Wildlife

 

If you’re a property developer looking for a new opportunity, look no further than the Renishaw Coastal Precinct.

We feel privileged to have been set the task of bringing the idea of a picturesque commuter town on the KZN mid-South Coast to life. As more sites begin to be sold, others continue to expand with growing success, and our vision is clearer than ever: Nestled amongst the beautiful natural assets the KZN South Coast has to offer, the 266ha of developable land we have set aside will become one of the most sought-after coastal locations in South Africa.

 

Of course, like any new development being built in South Africa, there are a few common questions that future developers and residents would like to be answered. ‘What about loadshedding?’, ‘Will there be a reliable supply of water?’, ‘How do you plan to protect conservation areas?’. We appreciate the importance of each of these questions and want our future partners to know that not only have they been considered, but our team are also actively working towards effective, long-term solutions.

Part of the Renishaw Coastal Precinct’s conditions of Establishment is that Renishaw Property Developments must install, supply, and manage all services (i.e., Roads, Water, Storm Water Management, Sanitation and Electricity). This means we have more control over the quality of service delivery and the ability to provide the very best solutions possible.

 

Reliable Water Supply

Being able to provide a consistent supply of water to our future residents is of the utmost importance to us. We do this by extracting water from boreholes and then treating this in a state-of-the-art purification plant in line with SANS. Because of the solutions we have already set in place, we were able to supply uninterrupted water services to our debut residential development in Node 1, Renishaw Hills, throughout the devastating floods experienced in KZN in April 2022.

 

In Talks with IPPs

While electricity at this stage is still being supplied via Eskom, we are speaking to IPPs to sign an off-take agreement to become self-reliant from an energy perspective too. Our goal is to effectively isolate the precinct from loadshedding for good. In the meantime, all homes at our first residential estate development are being fitted with inverters.

 

We are looking forward to rolling out similar solutions precinct-wide as it expands, and are committed to creating a sustainable, self-reliant development that can be counted on by all who live, work and visit here.

What About Conservation?

We understand the vulnerability and importance of our expansive conservation areas and we’re passionate about protecting them. That’s why although we have approval to develop the full 1300ha of our farm in terms of Act 70 of 1970, we’ll only be developing 266ha (i.e., only the hilltops).

The remaining 1000ha will be converted into conservation areas to nurture the indigenous fauna and flora, and re-establish the coastal forest, grasslands, and wetlands as part of our long-term rehabilitation plan. Our vision is to create a safe, tranquil environment where people have the space to live freely. Our commitment to rehabilitating, protecting, and ensuring seamless access to the beautiful natural assets the area has to offer is part of that vision.

 

For property developers, this means the ability to genuinely promote safe access to these conservation areas, and reassure future residents, tenants and the existing community that keeping these coastal conservation areas safe is an active undertaking.

Two of our most recent conservation endeavours include working towards reintroducing the highly endangered Pickersgill’s Reed Frog to the area, and a successfully restored wetlands initiative at Renishaw Hills that targets the removal of alien species to help re-establish the natural forest.

We look forward to expanding the Renishaw Coastal Precinct further in partnership with trusted developers to reignite the KZN mid-South Coast’s incredible potential. If you’re an interested property developer yourself, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at 087 135 5555 or info@renishaw.co.za to discuss our various exciting development opportunities.

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President Congratulates KZN South Coast’s Renishaw Hills for Investment Potential

Renishaw Hills, the thriving mature lifestyle development in Scottburgh on the KZN Mid-South Coast, has been recognised by President Cyril Ramaphosa for its substantial investment contribution to the region. The estate was among the ‘Infrastructure, Property Development and Logistics’ initiatives announced as positively contributing towards the country’s investment potential at the 5th SA Investment Conference (SAIC) at the Sandton Convention Centre on Thursday, 13 April.

To date, R500m has been spent on this 25-hectare Renishaw Hills – out of an anticipated R1 billion. And this is just the start, as Renishaw Hills is the first development located in the 1 300-hectare, mixed-use Renishaw Coastal Precinct which will account for a total spend of around R15 billion upon completion.

A first of its kind in the area, and arguably one of the country’s biggest development projects right now, the self-sustaining Renishaw Coastal Precinct will consist of five interconnected nodes, bringing massive socio-economic benefits to local communities – and to the country. The entire precinct is expected to bring around 2 500 residential options to the KZN Mid-South Coast, accommodating roughly 7 500 people, and creating thousands of job opportunities along the way.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Barto van der Merwe, MD of Renishaw Coastal Precinct. Renishaw Hills – part of the larger Renishaw Coastal Precinct in Scottburgh, was acknowledged for their investment pledges by the President at the 5th SA Investment Conference (SAIC).

Having been congratulated on stage by President Ramaphosa, MD of Renishaw Coastal Precinct, Barto van der Merwe, said they were honoured to receive acknowledgement at this level:

“Renishaw Hills is a glowing example of what can be achieved by Renishaw Coastal Precinct, which is one of the most exciting developments in the country right now, especially considering the scale of the development. We believe this will finally unlock the economic potential of the KZN Mid-South Coast. The investment value of this precinct is immense, but we are equally excited about the incredible boost the region will enjoy through job opportunities, improved infrastructure, and increased property value.”

Renishaw Hills, the thriving mature lifestyle development in Scottburgh on the KZN Mid-South Coast, has been recognised by President Cyril Ramaphosa for its substantial investment contribution to the region.

Renishaw Hills, which is the first development located in Node 1 of the precinct, has already grown to accommodate more than 300 residents with R400 million in sales since it was established in 2016. Buyers have enjoyed an escalation in home value of 50% over the past five years, with the coastal lifestyle, ocean and forest views, access to conservation areas, and great facilities driving demand.

This development, alongside the precinct’s long-term vision, aligns with the government’s national goals of socio-economic development to create sustainable jobs, reduce poverty, and drive back inequality. Because of the immense investor value, Renishaw Hills was announced as one of the pledges towards the Infrastructure, Property Development and Logistics sector.

“We’re excited that Renishaw Hills, and by extension Renishaw Coastal Precinct, are garnering worthwhile attention,” continued van der Merwe. “There are so many potential investment opportunities just waiting to be explored, and the support of the President is a welcome acknowledgement that we are on track to unlocking the area’s extensive potential.”
To find out more about Renishaw Coastal Precinct and the investment opportunities on offer, visit www.renishaw.co.za or call Barto van der Merwe on 087 135 5555. To find out more about Renishaw Hills, email info@renishawhills.co.za or visit www.renishawhills.co.za.