3 Apr 23

KZN Comeback: A region of unlimited potential

One of the biggest drawcards of KwaZulu-Natal is its beautiful coastlines, which offers breath-taking views and a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The region also boasts excellent road networks, which makes it easy to get around and access important amenities like hospitals, shopping centres, and King Shaka International Airport.

In KZN, you can have the best of both worlds. You can drive to the nearby town of Nottingham Road to see snow in just an hour, or drive a little further to see the big five wildlife in just four hours. And if you’re a beach lover, its well known that KwaZulu-Natal also boasts an array of beautiful beaches from the North to the South Coast.

Pockets of Excellence

According to Charles, the key to KwaZulu-Natal’s success is the creation of “pockets of excellence” by developers. These pockets are areas of new infrastructure and development that offer excellent security, top-notch amenities, and a high quality of life. By centralising these pockets of excellence, Charles believes that this region can thrive and continue to grow.

Brand new developments

There is a range of residential opportunities throughout KwaZulu-Natal that cater to different ages and lifestyles. There are luxury estates where modern homes are defined by the latest architectural designs and smart tech features. Estates that offer investors and first-time buyers an opportunity to own property are also mushrooming across the province, making estate living more affordable. The growing trend of multi-generational, mixed-use developments are redefining estate living as they cater to a broad market and bring everything you need from a neighbourhood into one estate offering.

Excellent security

Technology is moving at a rapid pace and we are seeing this more so in the smart security. Not only will you drive into gatehouses and be greeted by 24-hour guards, but you will also find biometric scanning, 24-camera surveillance and more. Urban Improvement Precincts or UIPs are changing the way neighbourhoods function as they up the ante with security through licence plate recognition and camera surveillance.

Easy access to the CBD

Businesses are moving North. Umhlanga has become the hub of all major corporate companies. Developments such as the architecturally magnificent Umhlanga Arch, all cater to the growing number of people moving along the North Coast. Everything here is within proximity. Beyond ease of access to daily commuting routes, there are a number of amenities in this region such as schools, hospitals and malls. The developments themselves are so well thought out that in-house facilities are designed to meet the lifestyle of its residents, incorporating gyms, tennis courts, pools or braai facilities.


You’ll find that there is a great demand for healthcare, education and shopping in KwaZulu-Natal. The region is fast creating 15-minute neighbourhoods in key growing areas, where these important amenities can be accessed easily.

Charles says these pockets of excellence will cumulatively elevate KwaZulu-Natal.

It’s not just about the infrastructure, KwaZulu-Natal is also home to a wealth of natural wonders, from snow-covered peaks in the Drakensburg to the big five game reserves further North. The diversity of experiences is part of what makes KwaZulu-Natal such a special place to live and work.

KwaZulu-Natal is not without its challenges, but it’s important to focus on the positive stories and continue to work towards creating pockets of excellence throughout the region. Whether you’re a developer looking to build a new project, or simply someone who loves the natural beauty and friendly people of this budding region, there is much to be hopeful about in this part of South Africa.

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