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By media Posted February the 4th 2021


For the last few years, the North Coast of KZN has been talked about as one of South Africa’s fastest-growing property markets. More recently, this region has started outperforming traditional property strongholds in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Much of this is due to relocation of people from other parts of KZN, investment in holiday homes or homes with rental potential. However, one of the biggest factors is semigration. Semigration occurs when a breadwinner continues working in Johannesburg, for example, and the family moves to another location, such as the North Coast. Experts say that this is happening because of the North Coast’s abundance of good schools and hospitals, the location of King Shaka International Airport, excellent year-round warmth, golden beaches, and of course, an unparalleled lifestyle.

With the steady growth of property prices, the North Coast of KZN continues to be a great investment option. The purchasing power in and around Durban is high, relative to other South African cities, and, according to stats wizards Numbeo, the cost of living in Durban went down from 2018 to 2019, the only city in SA’s top 5 where the cost of living didn’t rise.


In South Africa, as with the rest of the world, an incredible amount of emphasis is placed on lifestyle. However, unlike many parts of the developed world, there are limited areas where South Africans can experience a lifestyle through which they feel safe and relaxed. These places do exist, but often they’re complexes that cause a mild sense of claustrophobia. Families need homes where their children can experience outdoor activities, without fearing for their safety. Places where they can, as a family, walk the dog; go for a hike; kick around a soccer ball. In the digital age, it’s very easy to give kids a tablet or a gaming console and leave them to their own devices. It’s even easier in South Africa, where people can often feel confined to the borders of their homes.

There are places, however, where families can experience the convenience of the digital age in all facets of home life, as well as the open expanse of a safe, idyllic outdoor experience, to provide parents and children with a balanced home lifestyle. There are places where this package even comes with a stunning sea view.

One such place is Blythedale Coastal Estate.

Blythedale Coastal Estate, situated on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, is being developed with several core concepts in mind. It will be safe and secure; with electric fences, several gatehouses and 24 hr security. The Estate is being planned to accommodate an excellent lifestyle for families, with extensive, integrated facilities for all to enjoy. Blythedale is going to be self-sustainable and environmentally friendly; with a seamless integration of technology between home and estate.


Blythedale is located midway between Africa’s busiest harbour at Durban (to the south) and the world’s largest dedicated coal terminal at Richard’s Bay (to the north). The estate is:

  • 15 minutes north of Ballito
  • 25 minutes from King Shaka International Airport
  • 35 minutes from new CBD at Umhlanga
  • 45 minutes from Moses Mabhida
  • 2 hours away from Hluhluwe-Mfolozi Game Reserve

Blythedale Coastal Estate has everything a modern, self-sufficient environmental estate requires. In addition to its six unique development communities, offerings include forest trails for running, cycling and equestrian, as well as direct beach access over a 3km stretch of golden sand seashore.

Smart, green homes will be seamlessly integrated with the natural splendour of the 320ha indigenous forest, the abundance of dams, the wonder of the river lagoon, and the raw beauty of the coastline. These areas are home to a diverse range of bird and animal species, and have been earmarked for conservation, and open to exploration. The magnitude and overall potential of this development is astounding, and house-hunters and savvy investors are beginning to realise this. Sales are being made consistently, with Phase 1 almost completely sold out.

Contact eLan Real Estate for more information:

Tel: 086 100 2001


eLan Property Group has been at the forefront of the KZN property market since its inception in 1997. The company is now a leading developer of lifestyle and tourism investment opportunities in Southern Africa, specialising in North Coast property. Our company takes an active role in community engagement and empowerment, often through the success of our property development initiatives. These innovative initiatives are one of the many reasons for the retention of the prosperous eLan Investor Club database. eLan has created a host of developments of various sizes and qualities, including Simbithi Eco Estate and Blythedale Coastal Estate. Specifications may vary, but all of our developments share a common theme: Green Living is in Your Nature.

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