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Estate Living is a consortium of businesses that focusses on the value of residential community living within South Africa and abroad. Estate Living's audience and subscribers consists of investors, community management, homeowners and residents, and property developers.

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Estate Living – Everything you need to know about Community Living

< 1 min read Estate Living is a consortium of businesses that focusses on the value of residential community living within South Africa and abroad. Estate Living’s audience and subscribers consists of investors, community management, homeowners and residents, and property developers.

Estate Living, Mont Choisy La Reserve developer Garrett Fitzgerald and Pam Golding Mauritius Jonathan Tagg discuss the latest opportunities that Mont Choisy Golf and Beach Estate in Grand Baie, Mauritius.

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Grand Baie Mauritius, the ideal location for South African investors

< 1 min read Estate Living, Mont Choisy La Reserve developer Garrett Fitzgerald and Pam Golding Mauritius Jonathan Tagg discuss the latest opportunities that Mont Choisy Golf and Beach Estate in Grand Baie, Mauritius.

In this weeks #ExpertInsight we explore the economic opportunities Mauritius offers South Africans looking to invest in or start a business.

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Work Mauritius – Setting Up Shop in Mauritius

< 1 min read In this weeks #ExpertInsight we explore the economic opportunities Mauritius offers South Africans looking to invest in or start a business.

Join Estate Living as we reveal an exciting new development situated midway between Port Louis and Grand Baie, 10 mins from Beau Plan Smart City office park, international schools and close to the Maritim Resort and Spa and Mauritius beachside golf course, The Welnest Residential Hideaway offers investors access to all the resort amenities, and with the convenience and security of a lock-up-and-go lifestyle.

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Mauritius – Start Your Journey Today

< 1 min read Join Estate Living as we reveal an exciting new development situated midway between Port Louis and Grand Baie, 10 mins from Beau Plan Smart City office park, international schools and close to the Maritim Resort and Spa and Mauritius beachside golf course, The Welnest Residential Hideaway offers investors access to all the resort amenities, and with the convenience and security of a lock-up-and-go lifestyle.

Estate Living, Joël Couve de Murville from the Beau Plan Smart City development and Thierry Koenig of ENSAfrica discuss opportunities for Property Developers and Operators in Mauritius.

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Develop Mauritius – Opportunities for South African Property Developers and Operators in Mauritius

< 1 min read Estate Living, Joël Couve de Murville from the Beau Plan Smart City development and Thierry Koenig of ENSAfrica discuss opportunities for Property Developers and Operators in Mauritius.

Mauritius is the one of the most accessible options to the South African community looking to invest or emigrate with favourable taxation policy and residency permits. Estate Living runs a number of educational webinars presenting property options, support structures and finance solutions.

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Your Mauritius Journey – Updated Travel Options, Visa Requirements and Regional Property Options

< 1 min read Mauritius is the one of the most accessible options to the South African community looking to invest or emigrate with favourable taxation policy and residency permits. Estate Living runs a number of educational webinars presenting property options, support structures and finance solutions.

In Estate Living #ExpertInsight Series on Mauritius, we speak with the professionals to unpack the regulations and logistics around the borders opening, relocating and setting up banking facilities, and highlighting the very best community living and property investments on offer.

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Mauritius Open for Business: What are the investment and emigration options for South Africans?

2 min read In Estate Living #ExpertInsight Series on Mauritius, we speak with the professionals to unpack the regulations and logistics around the borders opening, relocating and setting up banking facilities, and highlighting the very best community living and property investments on offer.

If international property investment or emigration is something you are considering, this 45 min webinar will offer you insight into three counties, Mauritius, Cyprus and USA. Join Estate Living and our panel of country specific experts on the #ExpertInsight webinar series.

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International Investment and Emigration options for South Africans

< 1 min read If international property investment or emigration is something you are considering, this 45 min webinar will offer you insight into three counties, Mauritius, Cyprus and USA. Join Estate Living and our panel of country specific experts on the #ExpertInsight webinar series.

Are you looking for a luxurious living environment with state-of-the-art facilities, swimming pools inside and out, a suitably located bar when you need a sundowner, and an on-site spa with a sauna, hammam, treatment rooms and hair salon? We have the perfect location for you!

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Les Résidences de Mont Choisy – Virtual Tour

< 1 min read Are you looking for a luxurious living environment with state-of-the-art facilities, swimming pools inside and out, a suitably located bar when you need a sundowner, and an on-site spa with a sauna, hammam, treatment rooms and hair salon? We have the perfect location for you!

Mauritius offers South Africans over the age of 50 a number of options when it comes to emigrating or investing in property. With a selection of visa’s that accommodate both your lifestyle and investment threshold.

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Are you a South African who is over 50 and looking to emigrate or invest in Mauritius?

< 1 min read Mauritius offers South Africans over the age of 50 a number of options when it comes to emigrating or investing in property. With a selection of visa’s that accommodate both your lifestyle and investment threshold.

The beating heart of Azuri is its market place. It is a place where neighbours can come together and build a happier, stronger, and safer community. The village offers the convenience of a city—a café, restaurants, boutiques, a delicatessen, an ATM, a farmer’s market—without the hustle. And all this, by the sea.

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Azuri – The perfect combination of luxury and simplicity

< 1 min read The beating heart of Azuri is its market place. It is a place where neighbours can come together and build a happier, stronger, and safer community. The village offers the convenience of a city—a café, restaurants, boutiques, a delicatessen, an ATM, a farmer’s market—without the hustle. And all this, by the sea.

Azuri meets, without an ounce of doubt, the growing demand for prestigious island living opportunities. The Luxury Residences are part of a real estate program that allows foreigners to acquire property in Mauritius by offering unique investment opportunities. 

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#WhatAzuriansSay – Michelle Carney

< 1 min read Azuri meets, without an ounce of doubt, the growing demand for prestigious island living opportunities. The Luxury Residences are part of a real estate program that allows foreigners to acquire property in Mauritius by offering unique investment opportunities. 

Investing in a villa at Azuri allows you to reside in Mauritius and create your ideal lifestyle: the climate is tropical and pleasant, its inhabitants are welcoming and harmonious, and the island’s infrastructure is modern.

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#WhatAzuriansSay with Ashley & Chloé

< 1 min read Investing in a villa at Azuri allows you to reside in Mauritius and create your ideal lifestyle: the climate is tropical and pleasant, its inhabitants are welcoming and harmonious, and the island’s infrastructure is modern.

Azuri is much about living truthfully. The splendid ocean and golf village is built around a community that is welcoming, caring and vibrant.

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#LiveTruly @ Azuri

< 1 min read Azuri is much about living truthfully. The splendid ocean and golf village is built around a community that is welcoming, caring and vibrant.

Mauritius welcomes you for stays up to 1 year with the new renewable premium visa! Come live and work remotely in a country with no local coronavirus cases boasting all the modern facilities to carry on your professional activity. Rent a property at Anahita estate as from € 2,150 per month and relish an exceptional lifestyle by the golf and the lagoon.

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Anahita Mauritius offers rental properties for visitors on a long stay visa

< 1 min read Mauritius welcomes you for stays up to 1 year with the new renewable premium visa! Come live and work remotely in a country with no local coronavirus cases boasting all the modern facilities to carry on your professional activity. Rent a property at Anahita estate as from € 2,150 per month and relish an exceptional lifestyle by the golf and the lagoon.

From offices to residential neighbourhoods, the city’s Creative Park to its Lifestyle Village, and Greencoast Elementary School to African Leadership College (ALC), Beau Plan has imagined the city of tomorrow, in which everything is possible.

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Beau Plan Mauritius

< 1 min read From offices to residential neighbourhoods, the city’s Creative Park to its Lifestyle Village, and Greencoast Elementary School to African Leadership College (ALC), Beau Plan has imagined the city of tomorrow, in which everything is possible.

For South Africans looking at investing or emigrating to Mauritius, in this discussion webinar we cover tax consideration and Trusts, Setting up a Mauritian Bank Account, property financing and Off plan property payment structure.

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Invest or Emigrate to Mauritius – Financial Focus for South Africans

< 1 min read For South Africans looking at investing or emigrating to Mauritius, in this discussion webinar we cover tax consideration and Trusts, Setting up a Mauritian Bank Account, property financing and Off plan property payment structure.

North Isands View is a new development launched in the north of Mauritius, an area called Grand Gaube. The development is on one of the few raised landscapes and 1st, 2nd and Penthouses have spectaular views of ocean.

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Mauritius North Islands View

< 1 min read North Isands View is a new development launched in the north of Mauritius, an area called Grand Gaube. The development is on one of the few raised landscapes and 1st, 2nd and Penthouses have spectaular views of ocean.

Join Estate Living Mauritius as we discuss emigrating or investing in Mauritius. Unpacking everything from permits, managing South African assets, moving or starting a business, Tax emigration and exchange control emigration, looking for the right residential or commercial properties and what school options and medical facilities are available.

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Your Journey to Mauritius

< 1 min read Join Estate Living Mauritius as we discuss emigrating or investing in Mauritius. Unpacking everything from permits, managing South African assets, moving or starting a business, Tax emigration and exchange control emigration, looking for the right residential or commercial properties and what school options and medical facilities are available.

Estate Living and Andrew Thompson of Keller Williams One, discuss investment opportunities in Mauritius. If you are looking at off-shore investment or contemplating emigrating, Mauritius offers South Africans many advantages.

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Property Investment opportunities in Mauritius

< 1 min read Estate Living and Andrew Thompson of Keller Williams One, discuss investment opportunities in Mauritius. If you are looking at off-shore investment or contemplating emigrating, Mauritius offers South Africans many advantages.

We look at various Mauritian Developments and how best to approach a Mauritian property investment and/all emigration of family and business.

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Let’s Talk Property: Episode 10 – Mauritius Property: Live, Work, Invest

< 1 min read We look at various Mauritian Developments and how best to approach a Mauritian property investment and/all emigration of family and business.

Hosted by Derek Watts, Episode 2 of the

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Lets talk Property Episode 2: Mauritius

< 1 min read Hosted by Derek Watts, Episode 2 of the “Lets Talk Property” webinar features insights from various experts in property and across relevant fields. The focus for each episode is different, for this week’s focus will be on property investment in Mauritius.

Last week’s webinar saw Derek and our expert panel give their opinions on the merits of investing in property on the North Coast of KZN, and brief insights on the SA property market as a whole.

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Let’s Talk Property, Hosted by Derek Watts

2 min read Last week’s webinar saw Derek and our expert panel give their opinions on the merits of investing in property on the North Coast of KZN, and brief insights on the SA property market as a whole.

Things are moving in Azuri Ocean & Golf Village in Mauritius on the new neighborhood of Rive Droite, with an exquisite villa that will soon be revealed.

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The Rive Droite Show villa will soon be ready

2 min read Things are moving in Azuri Ocean & Golf Village in Mauritius on the new neighborhood of Rive Droite, with an exquisite villa that will soon be revealed.

Altezza Gardens offers noncitizens the opportunity to invest in a G+2 development from R2 million and be eligible for a residence permit from R5.5 million

Discover Altezza Gardens In Mauritius

4 min read Altezza Gardens offers noncitizens the opportunity to invest in a G+2 development from R2 million and be eligible for a residence permit from R5.5 million

Luxury Residences By The Sea In Mauritius - Azuri Ocean & Golf Village, a place of island elegance and serenity, to live truly and safely your dream of a tropical lifestyle. Since its inception eight years ago on a large estate in the North of Mauritius, Azuri has metamorphosed into a vibrant and tight-knit community.

Azuri: A Pleasant Life by the Sea

4 min read Luxury Residences By The Sea In Mauritius – Azuri Ocean & Golf Village, a place of island elegance and serenity, to live truly and safely your dream of a tropical lifestyle. Since its inception eight years ago on a large estate in the North of Mauritius, Azuri has metamorphosed into a vibrant and tight-knit community.

Working out whether to sell or keep your furniture depends on things such as its size, value, transport, and insurance costs. It can be tricky moving furniture abroad, but, with some forward planning and research, it can be done cost effectively.

Is It Worth Taking Your Furniture Abroad?

3 min read Working out whether to sell or keep your furniture depends on things such as its size, value, transport, and insurance costs. It can be tricky moving furniture abroad, but, with some forward planning and research, it can be done cost effectively.

One of the many concerns parents have when moving abroad is finding the right school for their children.

Educating kids in Mauritius

3 min read One of the many concerns parents have when moving abroad is finding the right school for their children.

Leading international recruitment firm, Michael Page, has just released their Mauritius Salary Guide and Hiring Insights research for 2022. In it, the recruiter focuses on several sectors including engineering, property, and construction to name but a few.

Property and construction jobs in Mauritius

2 min read Leading international recruitment firm, Michael Page, has just released their Mauritius Salary Guide and Hiring Insights research for 2022. In it, the recruiter focuses on several sectors including engineering, property, and construction to name but a few.

The majority of healthcare in Mauritius is publically funded and expats can access most in-patient services in one of five regional and two district hospitals spread across the island. In general, Mauritanian healthcare is of a relatively high standard but even so, private healthcare is quickly becoming an option of choice for locals as well as expats.

Medical needs in Mauritius

3 min read The majority of healthcare in Mauritius is publically funded and expats can access most in-patient services in one of five regional and two district hospitals spread across the island. In general, Mauritanian healthcare is of a relatively high standard but even so, private healthcare is quickly becoming an option of choice for locals as well as expats.

Some of the most popular countries to move to include Portugal, Mauritius, and Cyprus. According to a global survey conducted by money.co.uk, South Africans want to retire to places closer to home and top of the list is Mauritius, followed by less expensive European countries like Portugal.

State vs. private healthcare in Portugal, Mauritius, or Cyprus

3 min read Some of the most popular countries to move to include Portugal, Mauritius, and Cyprus. According to a global survey conducted by money.co.uk, South Africans want to retire to places closer to home and top of the list is Mauritius, followed by less expensive European countries like Portugal.

If you wanted to take Fido or Fluffy abroad, you would typically pay for your pet to be transported within a special pressurised compartment in the hold of a plane. But did you know you could also take your pet with you on the plane, like additional baggage?

Pets on planes

2 min read If you wanted to take Fido or Fluffy abroad, you would typically pay for your pet to be transported within a special pressurised compartment in the hold of a plane. But did you know you could also take your pet with you on the plane, like additional baggage?

Narrowing down where you, as a South African, can travel internationally with few restrictions is still a minefield. Even though millions have been vaccinated, many countries are still at different stages of lockdown while others are lifting restrictions.

Hotel Quarantine – what you need to know

3 min read Narrowing down where you, as a South African, can travel internationally with few restrictions is still a minefield. Even though millions have been vaccinated, many countries are still at different stages of lockdown while others are lifting restrictions.

The tiny tropical island of Rodrigues lies some 560 kilometres to the northeast of its big sister, Mauritius. A rugged volcanic outcrop, with a mountainous central ridge and deep valleys and ravines, it is surrounded by coral reefs, which enclose a wide, shallow lagoon twice its size. Draped in the turquoise water is a necklace of 17 tiny islets, overgrown with rare flora and inhabited by endangered sea birds. In short, Rodrigues is a nature-lover’s paradise.

Exploring Rodrigues

4 min read The tiny tropical island of Rodrigues lies some 560 kilometres to the northeast of its big sister, Mauritius. A rugged volcanic outcrop, with a mountainous central ridge and deep valleys and ravines, it is surrounded by coral reefs, which enclose a wide, shallow lagoon twice its size. Draped in the turquoise water is a necklace of 17 tiny islets, overgrown with rare flora and inhabited by endangered sea birds. In short, Rodrigues is a nature-lover’s paradise.

Mauritius will be welcoming international travellers from 15 July 2021 – but not all travellers, and there are still a few hoops to jump through.

Mauritius will open for international travel on 15 July 2021

2 min read Mauritius will be welcoming international travellers from 15 July 2021 – but not all travellers, and there are still a few hoops to jump through.

A picture perfect tropical island with crystal-clear turquoise waters lapping golden beaches, Mauritius ticks all the boxes for a beach and watersports holiday. The snorkelling is fantastic, but to really appreciate life beneath the shimmering ocean surface, you need to scuba dive.

Dive Mauritius

4 min read A picture perfect tropical island with crystal-clear turquoise waters lapping golden beaches, Mauritius ticks all the boxes for a beach and watersports holiday. The snorkelling is fantastic, but to really appreciate life beneath the shimmering ocean surface, you need to scuba dive.

Emigrating is hard enough without facing the prospect of giving up the family cat or dog, so many people take them along. But it involves an awful lot of planning, and not inconsiderable expense. Three recent emigrants tell us how they did it – the challenges, the stresses, and – of course – the joy.

We didn’t want to leave our pets behind

3 min read Emigrating is hard enough without facing the prospect of giving up the family cat or dog, so many people take them along. But it involves an awful lot of planning, and not inconsiderable expense. Three recent emigrants tell us how they did it – the challenges, the stresses, and – of course – the joy.

Think Mauritius and the images that spring to mind are probably of lazing on white sand beaches, swimming in the turquoise waters of the shallow lagoon, and sipping cocktails while watching spectacular sunsets. But there are plenty of active adventures in this tropical paradise.

Adventures in Mauritius

5 min read Think Mauritius and the images that spring to mind are probably of lazing on white sand beaches, swimming in the turquoise waters of the shallow lagoon, and sipping cocktails while watching spectacular sunsets. But there are plenty of active adventures in this tropical paradise.

We all know that Mauritius is a gorgeous tropical island paradise with a fantastic infrastructure and awesome standard of living, but it’s also a place of wonder and mystery. Here are five strange things you may not have known about the island.

Five amazing things in Mauritius

2 min read We all know that Mauritius is a gorgeous tropical island paradise with a fantastic infrastructure and awesome standard of living, but it’s also a place of wonder and mystery. Here are five strange things you may not have known about the island.

If you’re going to Mauritius for the golf (and you’d be surprised how many people do), you will not be disappointed. With 10 18-hole courses and two nine-hole courses, you could – almost – play a different course every day for two weeks. And there are a few in the pipeline. All the courses offer lessons, and most have excellent practice facilities.

Golf courses in Mauritius

4 min read If you’re going to Mauritius for the golf (and you’d be surprised how many people do), you will not be disappointed. With 10 18-hole courses and two nine-hole courses, you could – almost – play a different course every day for two weeks. And there are a few in the pipeline. All the courses offer lessons, and most have excellent practice facilities.

Whether you’re planning on moving to Mauritius, or just taking a well-earned break on this lovely island, you definitely will not want to leave your golf clubs behind. There’s more to this idyllic tropical paradise than pretty beaches, warm, crystal-clear water and coconut palms.

Golf in paradise

3 min read Whether you’re planning on moving to Mauritius, or just taking a well-earned break on this lovely island, you definitely will not want to leave your golf clubs behind. There’s more to this idyllic tropical paradise than pretty beaches, warm, crystal-clear water and coconut palms.

Just two years ago the International Monetary Fund (IMF) declared in a report that South Africans live in one of the 10 most heavily taxed countries in the world (tax-to-GDP ratio). Back in 2019, the report highlighted that personal income taxes had increased by 125% in just ten years.

The tax benefits of moving to Mauritius, Portugal, and Cyprus

3 min read Just two years ago the International Monetary Fund (IMF) declared in a report that South Africans live in one of the 10 most heavily taxed countries in the world (tax-to-GDP ratio). Back in 2019, the report highlighted that personal income taxes had increased by 125% in just ten years.

The process of relocating can be pretty stressful, so the last thing you want is to find out you can’t take your best friend with you. We have done everything we can to ensure that the information below is accurate but regulations do change, and some are – not to put too fine a point on it – somewhat ambiguously worded, so please double check with the relevant authorities before committing.

Emigrating?

4 min read The process of relocating can be pretty stressful, so the last thing you want is to find out you can’t take your best friend with you. We have done everything we can to ensure that the information below is accurate but regulations do change, and some are – not to put too fine a point on it – somewhat ambiguously worded, so please double check with the relevant authorities before committing.

Creole cultures, which evolved in many countries with a colonial past, are increasingly recognising that they have more similarities than differences with their many counterparts all over the world. In fact, Creole culture almost transcends borders.

Creole culture

3 min read Creole cultures, which evolved in many countries with a colonial past, are increasingly recognising that they have more similarities than differences with their many counterparts all over the world. In fact, Creole culture almost transcends borders.

While there are many reasons for emigrating, financial affairs play a large part in both the decision to emigrate, and the success of immigration applications. Tax is, of course, a large part of an immigration-through-investment process, and it can be quite complex. Caleo Capital, a South African wealth management company with a global footprint, works closely with 12 Star Capital to ensure a smooth financial transition for South Africans emigrating to the USA.

Thinking of investing and living abroad?

2 min read While there are many reasons for emigrating, financial affairs play a large part in both the decision to emigrate, and the success of immigration applications. Tax is, of course, a large part of an immigration-through-investment process, and it can be quite complex. Caleo Capital, a South African wealth management company with a global footprint, works closely with 12 Star Capital to ensure a smooth financial transition for South Africans emigrating to the USA.

Le Morne Brabant, one of Mauritius’s two World Heritage Sites, is renowned as much for its fabulous scenery and exciting outdoor activities as for its fascinating cultural and historic heritage.

Le Morne Brabant

3 min read Le Morne Brabant, one of Mauritius’s two World Heritage Sites, is renowned as much for its fabulous scenery and exciting outdoor activities as for its fascinating cultural and historic heritage.

We are all tired of restrictions, and many of us are aching to attend football matches, mega-church services or raves, and we all want the tourism industry to recover – both so that our economy can recover, and so that we can head off somewhere exotic to destress. We long for ‘normality’. So we are lining up for vaccinations and hoping that they (and the proof thereof) will fix the world and bring everything back to the way it was. But is a vaccine – and a ‘vaccine passport’ – the panacea it’s made out to be, or will it prove to be a two-edged sword with some unexpected consequences?

Vaccination passports

3 min read We are all tired of restrictions, and many of us are aching to attend football matches, mega-church services or raves, and we all want the tourism industry to recover – both so that our economy can recover, and so that we can head off somewhere exotic to destress. We long for ‘normality’. So we are lining up for vaccinations and hoping that they (and the proof thereof) will fix the world and bring everything back to the way it was. But is a vaccine – and a ‘vaccine passport’ – the panacea it’s made out to be, or will it prove to be a two-edged sword with some unexpected consequences?

There are some great investment opportunities in Mauritius, but you have missed the very best of them all. Unless, that is, your great grandmother was in regular correspondence with Elizabeth Gomm, wife of the governor of Mauritius – or anyone else who lived there in 1847. And – and this is a big and – she kept all her letters in a nice, dry, tin trunk that has been passed down to you over the generations, unopened.

The Mauritius Blue

4 min read There are some great investment opportunities in Mauritius, but you have missed the very best of them all. Unless, that is, your great grandmother was in regular correspondence with Elizabeth Gomm, wife of the governor of Mauritius – or anyone else who lived there in 1847. And – and this is a big and – she kept all her letters in a nice, dry, tin trunk that has been passed down to you over the generations, unopened.

The USA’s EB-5 Investor Visa programme, which has been criticised as posing a threat to national security and being open to abuse and fraud, has been replaced by the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act. But questions remain as to whether it will achieve its objectives, and how it will affect potential international investors. Including South Africans, of course.

The USA’s new EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act

3 min read The USA’s EB-5 Investor Visa programme, which has been criticised as posing a threat to national security and being open to abuse and fraud, has been replaced by the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act. But questions remain as to whether it will achieve its objectives, and how it will affect potential international investors. Including South Africans, of course.

The Cyprus Citizenship by Investment programme, which has for years been one of the most popular options for high nett worth individuals seeking EU citizenship, has been terminated. But you can still get permanent residency, and – if you are determined – citizenship may follow.

Cyprus residence-by-investment

2 min read The Cyprus Citizenship by Investment programme, which has for years been one of the most popular options for high nett worth individuals seeking EU citizenship, has been terminated. But you can still get permanent residency, and – if you are determined – citizenship may follow.

The UK government is introducing an additional 2% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) surcharge for foreign investors purchasing property in England and Northern Ireland from 1 April 2021. It will apply to purchases of any freehold or leasehold residential property in which the purchaser, or one of the purchasers, is deemed to be a non-UK resident. The only exceptions to this rule are if one of the purchasers is an employee of the UK state (the Crown), or if the non-UK resident is married or in a civil partnership with a UK resident.

UK introduces additional stamp duty land tax to increase for foreign investors

2 min read The UK government is introducing an additional 2% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) surcharge for foreign investors purchasing property in England and Northern Ireland from 1 April 2021. It will apply to purchases of any freehold or leasehold residential property in which the purchaser, or one of the purchasers, is deemed to be a non-UK resident. The only exceptions to this rule are if one of the purchasers is an employee of the UK state (the Crown), or if the non-UK resident is married or in a civil partnership with a UK resident.

Portugal’s Golden Visa citizenship by investment programme is one of the most accessible ways of obtaining Euro citizenship. And a nice place on the Atlantic or Mediterranean coast is an added bonus – or at least it was until the Portuguese government amended the legislation to exclude coastal properties and properties in the main cities of Porto and Lisbon.

Changes to Portugal’s Golden Visa

2 min read Portugal’s Golden Visa citizenship by investment programme is one of the most accessible ways of obtaining Euro citizenship. And a nice place on the Atlantic or Mediterranean coast is an added bonus – or at least it was until the Portuguese government amended the legislation to exclude coastal properties and properties in the main cities of Porto and Lisbon.

On 10 March 2021, the government of the Republic of Mauritius implemented new COVID-19 public health protocols, and placed the island nation on temporary lockdown until 25 March 2021. This follows the reporting of 15 cases of COVID-19 in the community. All international and domestic passenger flights have been suspended until 25 March 2021, but cargo flights will continue.

Mauritius goes into lockdown following 15 cases of COVID-19

2 min read On 10 March 2021, the government of the Republic of Mauritius implemented new COVID-19 public health protocols, and placed the island nation on temporary lockdown until 25 March 2021. This follows the reporting of 15 cases of COVID-19 in the community. All international and domestic passenger flights have been suspended until 25 March 2021, but cargo flights will continue.

Who’d have thought it? Between them, property and tourism – two of the industries that have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis – are creating one of the year’s most innovative investment opportunities.

Hotel rooms as investment

3 min read Who’d have thought it? Between them, property and tourism – two of the industries that have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis – are creating one of the year’s most innovative investment opportunities.

The government in England will give leaseholders the right to extend their leases by up to 990 years and pay no ground rent under major new changes due to become law later this year. We take a look at what effects, if any, the new changes have for foreign investors.

England does away with ground rent

4 min read The government in England will give leaseholders the right to extend their leases by up to 990 years and pay no ground rent under major new changes due to become law later this year. We take a look at what effects, if any, the new changes have for foreign investors.

If the promise of the sweet island life doesn’t seal the deal, here are ten more perks of living or purchasing property in this unique seaside setting.

Azuri Homeowners’ Benefits

3 min read If the promise of the sweet island life doesn’t seal the deal, here are ten more perks of living or purchasing property in this unique seaside setting.

Island living evokes balmy weather, tropical gardens, beautiful homes, sandy beaches, lagoons, and above all, space. Living on the edge of a golf course means you are surrounded by greenery and lush vegetation, peacefulness and beauty. Having the freedom to choose to live by a golf course is the epitome of luxury.

Between Luxury and Simplicity

7 min read Island living evokes balmy weather, tropical gardens, beautiful homes, sandy beaches, lagoons, and above all, space. Living on the edge of a golf course means you are surrounded by greenery and lush vegetation, peacefulness and beauty. Having the freedom to choose to live by a golf course is the epitome of luxury.

Island living evokes balmy weather, tropical gardens, beautiful homes, sandy beaches, lagoons, and above all, space. Living on the edge of a golf course means you are surrounded by greenery and lush vegetation, peacefulness and beauty. Having the freedom to choose to live by a golf course is the epitome of luxury.

Azuri’s Golf Lifestyle

< 1 min read Island living evokes balmy weather, tropical gardens, beautiful homes, sandy beaches, lagoons, and above all, space. Living on the edge of a golf course means you are surrounded by greenery and lush vegetation, peacefulness and beauty. Having the freedom to choose to live by a golf course is the epitome of luxury.

Since its discovery by Arab sailors in the 16th century, Mauritius has been coveted by powerful nations because of its strategic position on the Spice Trade Route. People from all corners of the globe continue to be drawn to its natural beauty, ideal location at the crossroads of Africa and Asia, and time zone that allows round-the-clock transactions with all major markets. Who doesn’t love the sweet life of living in the tropics?

Island Living @ Azuri

3 min read Since its discovery by Arab sailors in the 16th century, Mauritius has been coveted by powerful nations because of its strategic position on the Spice Trade Route. People from all corners of the globe continue to be drawn to its natural beauty, ideal location at the crossroads of Africa and Asia, and time zone that allows round-the-clock transactions with all major markets. Who doesn’t love the sweet life of living in the tropics?

The giant water lily, Victoria amazonica, is bizarre. It’s the biggest water lily in the world, and its leaves are so big and buoyant that a small adult can sit on one and read a book. However, what’s really unusual about them is their sex life. But don’t worry, we’ll keep it PG.

The extraordinary sex life of Victoria amazonica

4 min read The giant water lily, Victoria amazonica, is bizarre. It’s the biggest water lily in the world, and its leaves are so big and buoyant that a small adult can sit on one and read a book. However, what’s really unusual about them is their sex life. But don’t worry, we’ll keep it PG.

If you’ve found your dream property in Cyprus Currencies Direct can help you save time and money on your purchase.

Buying property abroad? Make savings to smile about

< 1 min read If you’ve found your dream property in Cyprus Currencies Direct can help you save time and money on your purchase.

The announcement by South African airline FlySafair that it will be introducing a Johannesburg to Mauritius route once the two countries’ borders reopen has been welcomed by the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).

FlySafair opens new route to Mauritius

3 min read The announcement by South African airline FlySafair that it will be introducing a Johannesburg to Mauritius route once the two countries’ borders reopen has been welcomed by the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA).

You’re probably eager to escape the year that most of us probably want to forget. But, really, it’s best to stay home and stay safe. However, we can dream – and, obviously, many of us have been fantasising about exotic trips, as evidenced in Google’s Year in Search Report for 2020. Here’s a list of the ten most frequently searched travel destinations by South African internet users. Dream on …

Mauritius or Mars – where are you itching to travel?

4 min read You’re probably eager to escape the year that most of us probably want to forget. But, really, it’s best to stay home and stay safe. However, we can dream – and, obviously, many of us have been fantasising about exotic trips, as evidenced in Google’s Year in Search Report for 2020. Here’s a list of the ten most frequently searched travel destinations by South African internet users. Dream on …

Mauritius, one of the most beautiful islands in the world, has introduced a Premium Travel Visa, valid for a period of one year, renewable, to welcome esteemed travellers seeking to prolong their feeling of wellness arising from the gorgeous turquoise blue sea with silky sand beaches, tropical lagoons, the lush greens, the warmth and friendliness of locals, all in a COVID-safe destination.

Long term rentals at Anahita Mauritius with Mauritius’s new Premium Visa

4 min read Mauritius, one of the most beautiful islands in the world, has introduced a Premium Travel Visa, valid for a period of one year, renewable, to welcome esteemed travellers seeking to prolong their feeling of wellness arising from the gorgeous turquoise blue sea with silky sand beaches, tropical lagoons, the lush greens, the warmth and friendliness of locals, all in a COVID-safe destination.

Mauritius launched its Covid-19 vaccination programme on 26 January, giving priority to healthcare professionals, employees of the tourism industry, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions.

Mauritius launches its Covid-19 vaccination programme

2 min read Mauritius launched its Covid-19 vaccination programme on 26 January, giving priority to healthcare professionals, employees of the tourism industry, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions.

With a promising vaccine on the horizon, life is slowly returning to what it was pre-pandemic, but a future of remote working is definitely not off the cards. Companies around the world have been forced to extend their remote-working policies well into 2021, and are starting to consider more flexible working styles beyond that, both to reduce their overhead costs, and to support employee productivity and wellbeing.

How to turn the digital nomad dream into a reality in 2021

3 min read With a promising vaccine on the horizon, life is slowly returning to what it was pre-pandemic, but a future of remote working is definitely not off the cards. Companies around the world have been forced to extend their remote-working policies well into 2021, and are starting to consider more flexible working styles beyond that, both to reduce their overhead costs, and to support employee productivity and wellbeing.

Mauritius, the Indian Ocean paradise, has launched a new long-stay visa to meet the growing demand from international visitors looking to relocate to the Covid-secure island for work, leisure or retirement. The country’s new Premium Visa is valid for one year, with an option to renew, and is open to those who want to relocate to allow them to work remotely, have a long-term second home on the island, or to retire here in 2020, 2021 and beyond.

Mauritius launches new long-term visa

3 min read Mauritius, the Indian Ocean paradise, has launched a new long-stay visa to meet the growing demand from international visitors looking to relocate to the Covid-secure island for work, leisure or retirement. The country’s new Premium Visa is valid for one year, with an option to renew, and is open to those who want to relocate to allow them to work remotely, have a long-term second home on the island, or to retire here in 2020, 2021 and beyond.

Mauritius, the Indian Ocean paradise, is open for business, and is specifically targeting long-term travellers, digital nomads, people who want a second home in a sunny clime, and retirees. The country’s new Premium Visa is valid for one year, with an option to renew.

Mauritius is open

2 min read Mauritius, the Indian Ocean paradise, is open for business, and is specifically targeting long-term travellers, digital nomads, people who want a second home in a sunny clime, and retirees. The country’s new Premium Visa is valid for one year, with an option to renew.

Week two in Mauritius and we are absolutely loving it. After an incredibly challenging but mandatory two-week quarantine, we are now finally able to explore our new home. So far, everything feels like one big holiday and it hasn’t fully sunk in that we are actually living here permanently, but I am sure that will change over time.

Living the Mauritian Dream: Our first two weeks on the island

4 min read Week two in Mauritius and we are absolutely loving it. After an incredibly challenging but mandatory two-week quarantine, we are now finally able to explore our new home. So far, everything feels like one big holiday and it hasn’t fully sunk in that we are actually living here permanently, but I am sure that will change over time.

We’ve been helping expats and residents transfer funds into and out of Mauritius since 1996. If you need to move money overseas to purchase your dream property, using your bank could leave you exposed to poor exchange rates, transfer fees and hidden charges. But there is another way...

Found your dream property? Here’s something else to smile about

< 1 min read We’ve been helping expats and residents transfer funds into and out of Mauritius since 1996. If you need to move money overseas to purchase your dream property, using your bank could leave you exposed to poor exchange rates, transfer fees and hidden charges. But there is another way…

With its stunning scenery, fabulous lifestyle, ease of doing business and excellent return on investment, Mauritius is a fabulous place to invest – whether you decide to live there or not. And the best part is that, contrary to what you might think, there are some very affordable options – in fact, something for every budget.

Invest in Mauritius

2 min read With its stunning scenery, fabulous lifestyle, ease of doing business and excellent return on investment, Mauritius is a fabulous place to invest – whether you decide to live there or not. And the best part is that, contrary to what you might think, there are some very affordable options – in fact, something for every budget.

Living in Mauritius is basically like living in paradise, but there is more to this lovely island than the beaches and luxury resorts. When I go overseas and tell people I am from Mauritius, they’re pretty envious that I get to wake up to white sandy beaches every day. Yet, there is so much more to Mauritius than what you see in the pages of travel brochures.

Living in Mauritius

3 min read Living in Mauritius is basically like living in paradise, but there is more to this lovely island than the beaches and luxury resorts. When I go overseas and tell people I am from Mauritius, they’re pretty envious that I get to wake up to white sandy beaches every day. Yet, there is so much more to Mauritius than what you see in the pages of travel brochures.

Mauritius has successfully eliminated SARS-CoV-2, and is taking careful precautions to avoid importing the virus. So, while tourism is important to the island nation’s economy, they are taking it slowly and only opening the borders for Mauritian nationals, residents and tourists travelling to Mauritius for long stays.

Travelling to Mauritius

2 min read Mauritius has successfully eliminated SARS-CoV-2, and is taking careful precautions to avoid importing the virus. So, while tourism is important to the island nation’s economy, they are taking it slowly and only opening the borders for Mauritian nationals, residents and tourists travelling to Mauritius for long stays.

‘If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?’ You probably recited that – sing-song squeaky voice and all – as a kid, but I’ll bet you had no idea what it was all about. Well, Peter Piper (or Pierre Poivre) was a real person, and his (non-pickled) ‘peppers’ are now in Mauritius. Or at least their descendants are, and you can amble around in their shade inhaling their delicious scent.

Peter Piper

3 min read ‘If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?’ You probably recited that – sing-song squeaky voice and all – as a kid, but I’ll bet you had no idea what it was all about. Well, Peter Piper (or Pierre Poivre) was a real person, and his (non-pickled) ‘peppers’ are now in Mauritius. Or at least their descendants are, and you can amble around in their shade inhaling their delicious scent.

They say truth is stranger than fiction, and we all know that facts have a way of inspiring fiction. But, sometimes, fiction has a way of superseding fact, and nowhere is this more evident than in Mauritius, where you will find monuments to famous people who never actually lived. But, hey, why should we let facts get in the way of a good story?

Paul and Virginia

4 min read They say truth is stranger than fiction, and we all know that facts have a way of inspiring fiction. But, sometimes, fiction has a way of superseding fact, and nowhere is this more evident than in Mauritius, where you will find monuments to famous people who never actually lived. But, hey, why should we let facts get in the way of a good story?

For South Africans looking at investing or emigrating to Mauritius, in this discussion webinar we cover tax consideration and Trusts, Setting up a Mauritian Bank Account, property financing and Off plan property payment structure.

Invest or Emigrate to Mauritius – Financial Focus for South Africans

< 1 min read For South Africans looking at investing or emigrating to Mauritius, in this discussion webinar we cover tax consideration and Trusts, Setting up a Mauritian Bank Account, property financing and Off plan property payment structure.

The grounding of the Panama-flagged bulk liner owned by Nagashiki Shipping on the eastern shore of Mauritius has resulted in an oil spill of a magnitude not yet experienced in that country. Media reports tend to portray it as an environmental disaster, but it is best understood in the context of ecological processes playing out at planetary scale.

Will Mauritius ever recover from the oil spill?

4 min read The grounding of the Panama-flagged bulk liner owned by Nagashiki Shipping on the eastern shore of Mauritius has resulted in an oil spill of a magnitude not yet experienced in that country. Media reports tend to portray it as an environmental disaster, but it is best understood in the context of ecological processes playing out at planetary scale.

If you’re thinking of moving to Mauritius, or even just buying a second home there, you’ll soon be tempted to put your head under water to explore the fantastic coral reefs. You can, of course, learn once you are there, but you could also be proactive and learn before you go.

Mauritius is a diving paradise

4 min read If you’re thinking of moving to Mauritius, or even just buying a second home there, you’ll soon be tempted to put your head under water to explore the fantastic coral reefs. You can, of course, learn once you are there, but you could also be proactive and learn before you go.

While we struggle to come to grips with the reality, extent and possible fallout of COVID-19, one country has successfully eliminated the disease – Mauritius.

How Mauritius’s unique political culture helped it beat COVID-19

5 min read While we struggle to come to grips with the reality, extent and possible fallout of COVID-19, one country has successfully eliminated the disease – Mauritius.

Over the last 20 years, more than one million South Africans have emigrated abroad, usually to greener pastures outside of the continent. But what doors can a South African passport open for you and your family?

Emigrating from South Africa

3 min read Over the last 20 years, more than one million South Africans have emigrated abroad, usually to greener pastures outside of the continent. But what doors can a South African passport open for you and your family?

In the 2020/21 Mauritian Budget Speech, Mauritius opens itself up to the world by creating more opportunities for foreign investment and  If you are considering Mauritius as a viable option this is great news for you. Estate Living has partnered with key specialist who can assist with everything you need to know about Estate Living Mauritius - from researching all your options to finding the right home, school, business opportunity and retirement plan.

Mauritius opening up to the world

2 min read In the 2020/21 Mauritian Budget Speech, Mauritius opens itself up to the world by creating more opportunities for foreign investment and If you are considering Mauritius as a viable option this is great news for you. Estate Living has partnered with key specialist who can assist with everything you need to know about Estate Living Mauritius – from researching all your options to finding the right home, school, business opportunity and retirement plan.

What better way is there to celebrate the month of love than a surprise island break for you and the love of your life? No matter what type of travel couple you are, there’s a perfect destination match for you on one of our delightfully exotic, but so close and accessible, Indian Ocean islands. Best of all, no visas are required for South African passport holders for holiday stays of up to 30 days.*

Love – island style

3 min read What better way is there to celebrate the month of love than a surprise island break for you and the love of your life? No matter what type of travel couple you are, there’s a perfect destination match for you on one of our delightfully exotic, but so close and accessible, Indian Ocean islands. Best of all, no visas are required for South African passport holders for holiday stays of up to 30 days.*

The property market in Mauritius has been a major contributor to GDP since government enabled foreign investment via the Investment Promotion Act in 2000. Possibilities for residential property purchases by foreigners have been refined over the years, with the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) being launched in 2006. According to investinmauritius.co.za, capital growth has exceeded 300% in the last decade.

The perfect all-rounder

2 min read The property market in Mauritius has been a major contributor to GDP since government enabled foreign investment via the Investment Promotion Act in 2000. Possibilities for residential property purchases by foreigners have been refined over the years, with the Integrated Resort Scheme (IRS) being launched in 2006. According to investinmauritius.co.za, capital growth has exceeded 300% in the last decade.

There are some fabulous citizen-by-investment opportunities for gaining a more powerful passport and/or living in a safe, secure and convenient location. But emigrating is a big step, so – regardless of how attractive the nuts and bolts of the offer – you really should make sure your soon-to-be-adopted home is a place where you could actually live. And the best way to do that is to take an LSD trip.­ This kind of LSD trip is not a psychedelic, away-with-the-fairies experience – quite the opposite. LSD stands for ‘look, see and decide’, and it’s a practical, sober exploratory trip that is undertaken with open eyes and an open mind.

Not that kind of LSD trip

4 min read There are some fabulous citizen-by-investment opportunities for gaining a more powerful passport and/or living in a safe, secure and convenient location. But emigrating is a big step, so – regardless of how attractive the nuts and bolts of the offer – you really should make sure your soon-to-be-adopted home is a place where you could actually live. And the best way to do that is to take an LSD trip.­ This kind of LSD trip is not a psychedelic, away-with-the-fairies experience – quite the opposite. LSD stands for ‘look, see and decide’, and it’s a practical, sober exploratory trip that is undertaken with open eyes and an open mind.

Sales have been brisk at the luxurious Akasha Villas lifestyle estate on the west coast of Mauritius. Only three villas are still available for sale. Priced at €595,000, permanent residency is part of the package for investors, their spouses and dependants up to the age of 24.

Spellbound in Mauritius

2 min read Sales have been brisk at the luxurious Akasha Villas lifestyle estate on the west coast of Mauritius. Only three villas are still available for sale. Priced at €595,000, permanent residency is part of the package for investors, their spouses and dependants up to the age of 24.

The Medine group, a century-old key player in the local sugar industry with a land bank of over 10,000 hectares, launched its Education Village in 2012 in the region of Pierrefonds as part of its diversification strategy. This campus has been designed to host a selective cast of world-class and internationally recognised institutions across different fields of study.

UNICITI: a vision for education on the west coast of Mauritius

3 min read The Medine group, a century-old key player in the local sugar industry with a land bank of over 10,000 hectares, launched its Education Village in 2012 in the region of Pierrefonds as part of its diversification strategy. This campus has been designed to host a selective cast of world-class and internationally recognised institutions across different fields of study.

The destination requires no introduction! Mauritius combines attractive business opportunities in a strategic regional location, a high economic resilience, and social stability with a quality lifestyle amidst a welcoming population and landscapes of great beauty in which to indulge in a wide choice of leisure activities – the perfect balance.

Mauritius, the perfect balance for investors and businesses

2 min read The destination requires no introduction! Mauritius combines attractive business opportunities in a strategic regional location, a high economic resilience, and social stability with a quality lifestyle amidst a welcoming population and landscapes of great beauty in which to indulge in a wide choice of leisure activities – the perfect balance.

A much coveted tourist destination, the tropical island of Mauritius is fast emerging as a preferred destination for non-citizens looking for an enticing place to retire. With its all-year-round temperate climate, first-class infrastructure and harmonious environment, this rainbow nation with an affordable cost of living has opened its doors since 2006 to eligible non-citizens looking for a stress-free retirement.

Retiring in Mauritius

3 min read A much coveted tourist destination, the tropical island of Mauritius is fast emerging as a preferred destination for non-citizens looking for an enticing place to retire. With its all-year-round temperate climate, first-class infrastructure and harmonious environment, this rainbow nation with an affordable cost of living has opened its doors since 2006 to eligible non-citizens looking for a stress-free retirement.

South African retirees have come a long way – and are going a long way. Rather than banish themselves to the local old age home to toil over macramé, those with adequate financial resources are increasingly slipping on their Raybans, waving sayonara and flying off into the sunset.

Live Large

5 min read South African retirees have come a long way – and are going a long way. Rather than banish themselves to the local old age home to toil over macramé, those with adequate financial resources are increasingly slipping on their Raybans, waving sayonara and flying off into the sunset.

Once a sugar-dependent country, Mauritius has emerged as a well-diversified economy well on the way to joining the league of high-income nations within the next 20 years. Since its early days as a major trading post on the route linking the East Indies to Europe, Mauritius has had an open economy, with strong linkages to Europe, Asia and Africa. Today, the island nation remains resolutely committed to its business tradition and counts as one of the most buoyant trading and investment platforms in Africa.

5 Good Reasons to Set up or Relocate your business to Mauritius

3 min read Once a sugar-dependent country, Mauritius has emerged as a well-diversified economy well on the way to joining the league of high-income nations within the next 20 years. Since its early days as a major trading post on the route linking the East Indies to Europe, Mauritius has had an open economy, with strong linkages to Europe, Asia and Africa. Today, the island nation remains resolutely committed to its business tradition and counts as one of the most buoyant trading and investment platforms in Africa.

When reviewing your retirement portfolio, it’s wise to consider all the available asset classes – including offshore property. The key, however, is to ensure that you’ve done your homework and sought expert advice.

Your Bricks and Mortar Legacy Abroad: Retirement Planning with Offshore Property Investment

3 min read When reviewing your retirement portfolio, it’s wise to consider all the available asset classes – including offshore property. The key, however, is to ensure that you’ve done your homework and sought expert advice.

As Mauritius joins the league of the 20 top business-friendly places in the world, it is indeed a good time to highlight the main reasons why this tiny African island in the middle of the Indian Ocean should be on the priority list of investors looking to do business with mainland Africa. Live Smart / Global Assets

Mauritius – A compelling platform to do business with Africa

4 min read As Mauritius joins the league of the 20 top business-friendly places in the world, it is indeed a good time to highlight the main reasons why this tiny African island in the middle of the Indian Ocean should be on the priority list of investors looking to do business with mainland Africa. Live Smart / Global Assets

For potential expatriates around the world Mauritius increasingly comes top on the list of their most favoured destinations. A coincidence? The lingering attraction of a renowned tourist getaway?

Why Mauritius tops expats’ wish list

3 min read For potential expatriates around the world Mauritius increasingly comes top on the list of their most favoured destinations. A coincidence? The lingering attraction of a renowned tourist getaway?

Further impetus in store for the Mauritius property development landscape

Smart cities

3 min read Further impetus in store for the Mauritius property development landscape

The exclusive Heritage Villas Valriche, the largest villa-only residential development in Mauritius, celebrates the rich heritage of this Indian Ocean island paradise, and shows there is a lot more to Mauritius than sun, sand, sea and sundowners with fruit and paper umbrellas.

A piece of paradise

4 min read The exclusive Heritage Villas Valriche, the largest villa-only residential development in Mauritius, celebrates the rich heritage of this Indian Ocean island paradise, and shows there is a lot more to Mauritius than sun, sand, sea and sundowners with fruit and paper umbrellas.

There are so many reasons to invest in Mauritius, and even more reasons to live in Mauritius – for at least part of the year. And one of the best reasons is the fact that it’s a gorgeous tropical island with crystal clear, warm turquoise waters framed by palmfringed white coral beaches. And now you can buy property on the water’s edge.

Lifestyle meets style La Balise Marina

3 min read There are so many reasons to invest in Mauritius, and even more reasons to live in Mauritius – for at least part of the year. And one of the best reasons is the fact that it’s a gorgeous tropical island with crystal clear, warm turquoise waters framed by palmfringed white coral beaches. And now you can buy property on the water’s edge.

There are so many reasons to invest in Mauritius, and even more reasons to live in Mauritius – for at least part of the year. And one of the best reasons is the fact that it’s a gorgeous tropical island with crystal-clear, warm turquoise waters framed by palm-fringed white coral beaches. And now you can buy property on the water’s edge.

Lifestyle meets style – La Balise Marina

4 min read There are so many reasons to invest in Mauritius, and even more reasons to live in Mauritius – for at least part of the year. And one of the best reasons is the fact that it’s a gorgeous tropical island with crystal-clear, warm turquoise waters framed by palm-fringed white coral beaches. And now you can buy property on the water’s edge.

For over a decade now, since Mauritius first introduced its business facilitation legislation, the country has been open to foreign nationals – not only those seeking employment as professionals, but also those coming to invest in the country.

Mauritius – a land of opportunities for foreign investors

3 min read For over a decade now, since Mauritius first introduced its business facilitation legislation, the country has been open to foreign nationals – not only those seeking employment as professionals, but also those coming to invest in the country.

A much coveted tourist destination known the world over, the tropical island of Mauritius is fast emerging as a preferred destination for non-citizens looking for an enticing place to retire. With its all-year-round temperate climate, first-class infrastructure and harmonious living, this rainbow nation with an affordable cost of  living  has,  since  2006,  opened its doors to eligible non-citizens looking for a stress-free retirement.

Retiring in Mauritius – The Mauritius Retired Non-Citizen Scheme

4 min read A much coveted tourist destination known the world over, the tropical island of Mauritius is fast emerging as a preferred destination for non-citizens looking for an enticing place to retire. With its all-year-round temperate climate, first-class infrastructure and harmonious living, this rainbow nation with an affordable cost of  living  has,  since  2006,  opened its doors to eligible non-citizens looking for a stress-free retirement.

Kids are finished school and you’ve managed to retire from your job, so why not live the dream? Retire to a tropical island paradise with turquoise waters, clear skies, white beaches and swaying palm trees.

Islandstyle

5 min read Kids are finished school and you’ve managed to retire from your job, so why not live the dream? Retire to a tropical island paradise with turquoise waters, clear skies, white beaches and swaying palm trees.

So what differentiates Moka Smart City from any other such city on the island? For one, it already exists and is a much more attractive, smarter and competitive place to be living and working. Brighter, faster and better connected, this is smart living like nothing Mauritius has ever seen before.

Moka City: Smartening up Mauritius

5 min read So what differentiates Moka Smart City from any other such city on the island? For one, it already exists and is a much more attractive, smarter and competitive place to be living and working. Brighter, faster and better connected, this is smart living like nothing Mauritius has ever seen before.

A Mauritius Trust can elect to be tax resident in Mauritius and thus avail itself of treaty benefits, with the result that capital gains tax on disposal of assets in a country with which Mauritius has a double taxation avoidance treaty can be eliminated.

The Mauritius Trust

3 min read A Mauritius Trust can elect to be tax resident in Mauritius and thus avail itself of treaty benefits, with the result that capital gains tax on disposal of assets in a country with which Mauritius has a double taxation avoidance treaty can be eliminated.

Mauritius today is one of the world’s prime property investment destinations, having recently received the World Bank’s ranking as the top African country for doing business.

Investing in Mauritius is easier than ever

4 min read Mauritius today is one of the world’s prime property investment destinations, having recently received the World Bank’s ranking as the top African country for doing business.

Best known to foreigners as a sought-after tourist destination, Mauritius is now home to thousands of expatriates from across the world. Some are employed as skilled workers, others as professionals, yet others have invested in companies to take advantage of the island’s favourable business ecosystem and tax laws.

Mauritius: A high-end property destination on the rise

4 min read Best known to foreigners as a sought-after tourist destination, Mauritius is now home to thousands of expatriates from across the world. Some are employed as skilled workers, others as professionals, yet others have invested in companies to take advantage of the island’s favourable business ecosystem and tax laws.

Mauritius is internationally renowned as one of the world’s premier luxury holiday destinations, an idyllic island surrounded by crystal-clear waters, stretches of golden beaches, world-famous hotels and a delightful tropical climate all year round.

Beaches, history and culture – Mauritius has it all

4 min read Mauritius is internationally renowned as one of the world’s premier luxury holiday destinations, an idyllic island surrounded by crystal-clear waters, stretches of golden beaches, world-famous hotels and a delightful tropical climate all year round.

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Fifteen West

Fifteen West is the newest residential precinct launched within Heritage Villas Valriche. Ideally located near to both Heritage C Beach Club and Heritage Golf Club, it offers a unique collection of newly-built freehold villas of varying sizes in single and double-storey configurations.

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Domaine de Teredom

Magnificent luxury villas of Domaine de Teredom, a PDS in the heart of nature in Tamarin, Mauritius, yet close to all amenities in the village

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Bayview Estate @ Cap Marina

The townhouses are available in two-bedroom and three bedroom designs. The interior design is characterized by abundant use of light wood and fabrics. White colors provide a stylish and elegant contrast with the wooden textures. The three-bedroom duplex comes with a jacuzzi and an outdoor plunge pool.

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Sileview apartments, duplexes and penthouses in a prestigious residence in Tamarin, west coast of Mauritius. Located on the heights of Tamarin, this project of 10 apartments combines space, comfort, refinement and tranquility.

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Les Résidences de Mont Choisy

Premium services to enhance your lifestyle! Les Résidences de Mont Choisy is a collection of 20 boutique apartments. Luxurious decor coupled with a beach lifestyle inspires wellbeing in residents. Private and exclusive, this property development is in the north of Mauritius.

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Nexxagen

Nexxagen is a choice property development firm specialising in Property Development and related services. We specialise in due diligence appraisals, cashflow projections and development proposals for all kinds of real estate including mixed-use developments, residential developments and commercial developments. Nexxagen is available to meet existing and prospective client’s property development needs and has the necessary expertise to offer superior service.

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Technogym

As awareness and education about the importance of a healthy lifestyle continues to increase, in-house fitness facilities are becoming one of the most sought-after services by home buyers. Add both value and a key point of differentiation to your properties by offering an exclusive lifestyle that improves mental and physical well-being.

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Technogym

For more than 35 years, Technogym has been helping people live healthier and happier lives. The mission is to spread the Wellness Lifestyle across the world and fight against sedentary lifestyle. It’s a story of perseverance, faith in innovation, and archetypical Italian passion for detail.

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The Curtain Cabin

The Curtain Cabin SA, a local interior design company, prides itself on keeping up-to-date with what’s on trend and merging it with timeless design concepts of times gone by. It is with this blend in mind that the brand has evolved from taking on small projects to larger ones in the domestic, corporate and hospitality sectors.

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Paul & Virginia

They say truth is stranger than fiction, and we all know that facts have a way of inspiring fiction. But, sometimes, fiction has a way of superseding fact, and nowhere is this more evident than in Mauritius, where you will find monuments to famous people who never actually lived. But, hey, why should we let facts get in the way of a good story?

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Mauritius is a diving paradise

If you’re thinking of moving to Mauritius, or even just buying a second home there, you’ll soon be tempted to put your head under water to explore the fantastic coral reefs. You can, of course, learn once you are there, but you could also be proactive and learn before you go.

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How Mauritius’s unique political culture helped it beat COVID-19

While we struggle to come to grips with the reality, extent and possible fallout of COVID-19, one country has successfully eliminated the disease – Mauritius.

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Mauritius opening up to the world

In the 2020/21 Mauritian Budget Speech, Mauritius opens itself up to the world by creating more opportunities for foreign investment and If you are considering Mauritius as a viable option this is great news for you. Estate Living has partnered with key specialist who can assist with everything you need to know about Estate Living Mauritius – from researching all your options to finding the right home, school, business opportunity and retirement plan.

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Aurum Zimbali Lakes

Zimbali Lakes presents a wholesome lifestyle in South Africa’s most prestigious estate. Sun, sand and surf; Aurum Zimbali Lakes is surrounded by exquisite natural wonders. As one of the first North Coast EDGE-certified green developments, our homes will pioneer renewable energy, water efficiency and reduce embodied energy in the building materials. While our luxury homes celebrate the connection to nature, they also offer convenient access to lifestyle facilities , retail outlets, workplaces and outdoor pursuits.

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Nexxagen

Nexxagen is a choice property development firm specialising in Property Development and related services. We specialise in due diligence appraisals, cashflow projections and development proposals for all kinds of real estate including mixed-use developments, residential developments and commercial developments. Nexxagen is available to meet existing and prospective client’s property development needs and has the necessary expertise to offer superior service.

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Technogym

As awareness and education about the importance of a healthy lifestyle continues to increase, in-house fitness facilities are becoming one of the most sought-after services by home buyers. Add both value and a key point of differentiation to your properties by offering an exclusive lifestyle that improves mental and physical well-being.

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Technogym

For more than 35 years, Technogym has been helping people live healthier and happier lives. The mission is to spread the Wellness Lifestyle across the world and fight against sedentary lifestyle. It’s a story of perseverance, faith in innovation, and archetypical Italian passion for detail.

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The Curtain Cabin

The Curtain Cabin SA, a local interior design company, prides itself on keeping up-to-date with what’s on trend and merging it with timeless design concepts of times gone by. It is with this blend in mind that the brand has evolved from taking on small projects to larger ones in the domestic, corporate and hospitality sectors.

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OUTsurance

Back in 1998, OUTsurance made a simple promise – you always get something out. Since then, they’ve haven’t broken it, paying over R5 billion in OUTbonuses. In fact, in 2021 alone, the average amount paid every day in OUTbonuses exceeded R1.5 million.

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Mont Choisy Golf and Beach Estate

Mont Choisy Golf and Beach Estate now a well-established 453-hectare estate in the heart of Grand Baie on the island’s north coast. Located opposite one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius on the popular Mon Choisy and Trou-aux-Biches coastline, this enviable setting offers a host of facilities including a championship 18-hole golf course, club house restaurant, leisure and wellness centre, tennis courts, paddle courts and an equestrian centre.

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Sonos

Made by Music Lovers. For Music Lovers. Sonos began eighteen years ago in Santa Barbara, California with our four founders – John MacFarlane, Tom Cullen, Trung Mai, and Craig Shelburne – who conjured a daring vision based on technology that didn’t exist at the time.

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Olivewood Private Estate & Golf Club

Experience Luxury Living at Olivewood Private Estate & Golf Club – an oasis of tranquillity and grandeur, within the Eastern Cape Coastal Forest of South Africa. Olivewood offers various serene lifestyle choices, completely in harmony with nature.

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explorerBi REALTOR

The explorerBi REALTOR platform creates a collaborative environment for agents, bond originators, attorneys, and contractors to streamline work, automate mundane tasks and bring context into conversations with home buyers. Never miss a lead through multiple touchpoint integrations. Increase productivity and improve sales performance by managing their workload, tracking targets in real-time and empowering them with an integrated Email Marketing suite. Create favourable buyer experience through an interactive property map and keep investors, developers and managers updated with insights into business analytics.

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Altezza Gardens

Discover Altezza Gardens in Sodnac, an architectural icon featuring eleven floors occupied by a restaurant, offices, apartments and penthouses and all offering an elevated experience!

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RockCliff Living

At RockCliff you’ll find a place to live, work and play in a beautifully-designed, secure living space. Embrace everyday life, while feeling safe and relaxed. Make friends, reach your goals, explore the shopping boulevard, and become part of our vibrant community.

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Calore

Calore offers over 100 fireplace variations to choose from bringing you the largest fireplace selection in South Africa. We source from only the best European suppliers to ensure quality. Our fireplace range consists of a large range of options. Choose from multiple colours and various surrounds and finishes.

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Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises is the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line. The line’s seven small, luxurious ships carry no more than 1,250 guests and feature the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe.

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beko

beko is the international home appliance brand of Arçelik operating in more than 140 countries. It offers product lines that include major appliances, air conditioners and small appliances. beko is the leading freestanding home appliances brand in Europe in the white goods sector and no.1 large home appliances brand in the UK. The brand is Main Partner of FC Barcelona, naming partner of Fenerbahçe Men’s Basketball Team and Official Supplier of European League of Legends Championship (LEC).

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Huawei Solar

Huawei offers leading Smart PV solutions harnessing more than 30 years of expertise in digital information technology.

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Oceans Umhlanga Hotel Residences

This unparalleled development consists of 90 one- and two-bedroom elegantly designed hotel residential apartments and two bespoke penthouses.

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The Welnest

Situated midway between Port Louis and Grand Baie in the peaceful coastal region of the protected Balaclava Marine Park and facing the Maritim Resort & Spa Mauritius beachside golf course and the Turtle Bay, The Welnest is a unique development which combines the serenity and tranquillity of the hideaway with its own comprehensive leisure heart, together with access to all the facilities of the adjoining Maritim’s 5-star beach resort and spa.

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OUTsurance

Back in 1998, OUTsurance made a simple promise – you always get something out. Since then, they’ve never broken it, paying over R5 billion in OUTbonuses. In fact, in 2020 alone, the average amount paid each and every day in OUTbonuses exceeded R1.4 million.

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Homestead Views Security Estate

After months of people being locked down, demand for properties in coastal towns like St Francis Bay is rising rapidly.

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Secure by Design

Securing residential estates in South Africa has become a big business. It is not clear which estate initiated the secure-living trend, but rumour has it that it was a small one from the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It’s likely it was Selbourne Golf Estate, developed by Denis Barker, in the early 1980s.

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Multichoice

With the recent launch of a new satellite Multichoice upgraded their capacity to cater for new technological advances to deliver the best offerings in terms of the content, quality, and choice of viewing.

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Sectional Title Solutions

STS, in partnership with Bright Light Solar VCC, specialises in providing cost effective fully funded solar energy solutions to gated residential estates, offering our clients the opportunity to access cheaper cleaner energy.

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Relocating to Mauritius – A comprehensive e guide to assist you with the journey

When I first came to work in Mauritius over 10 years ago, a large part of me fell in love with the wonderful island. Having run a law firm and a business consultancy firm in Mauritius for several years now, it was natural to assist clients with both their business and personal requirements when they came to Mauritius. TBI increasingly specialised in relocation services until it became an integral part of our business. There are so many topics to think about and every client is so different which makes it a dynamic and interesting service to offer.

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Porta da Frente Christie’s

Porta da Frente Christie’s is a real estate brokerage company that has been operating in the market for 25 years, focusing on the sale and rental markets. The company was selected by the prestigious Christie’s International Real Estate brand to represent Portugal in the Lisbon, Cascais, Oeiras, Vale do Tejo and Alentejo regions. Our main mission is to add value through excellent services provided to all our customers.

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Old Mutual

Old Mutual was established in Cape Town in 1845 as South Africa’s first mutual life insurance company, offering financial security in uncertain times.  

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GreenSun

Your renewable energy partner offering custom and flexible energy solutions, no matter the size, come in at the lowest cost of ownership and are available on flexible funding options. GreenSun is a trusted renewable energy EPC company with extensive technical cross border experience in working with remote locations across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

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Fifteen West

Fifteen West is the newest residential precinct launched within Heritage Villas Valriche. Ideally located near to both Heritage C Beach Club and Heritage Golf Club, it offers a unique collection of newly-built freehold villas of varying sizes in single and double-storey configurations.

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Domaine de Teredom

Magnificent luxury villas of Domaine de Teredom, a PDS in the heart of nature in Tamarin, Mauritius, yet close to all amenities in the village

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Bayview Estate @ Cap Marina

The townhouses are available in two-bedroom and three bedroom designs. The interior design is characterized by abundant use of light wood and fabrics. White colors provide a stylish and elegant contrast with the wooden textures. The three-bedroom duplex comes with a jacuzzi and an outdoor plunge pool.

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Sileview

Sileview apartments, duplexes and penthouses in a prestigious residence in Tamarin, west coast of Mauritius. Located on the heights of Tamarin, this project of 10 apartments combines space, comfort, refinement and tranquility.

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Park Lane Properties

In 2004, Philippe and Frederique de Beer became cognizant that the real estate market in Mauritius had a gap in servicing and providing personalized high level customer service. With this opportunity, they founded Park Lane Properties, operating from a single branch in Tamarin and member of the Estate Agents Association of Mauritius (EAA).

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Les Résidences de Mont Choisy

Premium services to enhance your lifestyle! Les Résidences de Mont Choisy is a collection of 20 boutique apartments. Luxurious decor coupled with a beach lifestyle inspires wellbeing in residents. Private and exclusive, this property development is in the north of Mauritius.

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Widenham Retirement Village

Widenham Retirement Village, the newest addition to the Hibiscus Retirement Village group, is set on 100 hectares of plush coastal forest in the quaint community of Widenham. Blessed with mild weather throughout the year and a pristine coastline, the area has so much to offer those looking to escape the rush of the city to retire in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

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CSOS

The CSOS was established in terms of the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act, 2011 (Act No 9 of 2011) to regulate the conduct of parties within community schemes.

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12 Star Capital

European countries are at the top of the list for offshore investing and migration due to the lifestyle benefits and strong currency hedge. We have partnered with key experts to help facilitate your investment journey. Through extensive research, our team has identified key investment prospects across Europe that will allow you to capitalise on property while also securing residency abroad.

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Fontainebleau Villas

The exotic island of Mauritius, nestled in the middle of the Indian Ocean, offers plenty of scenic beauties and hidden adventure experiences. Mauritius is considered by many to be a Paradise Island which has something to offer to everyone.

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Pam Golding International

Around the world, prime-located properties in world-class destinations are increasingly regarded not only as a resilient and reliable asset, but highly desirable as a lifestyle choice for partial or permanent use. Pam Golding International has adopted a highly selective approach to bring you this collection of hand-picked properties for sale, situated in leading cities and locations around the world.

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Cypriot Realty

CYPRIOT REALTY is a Plan B and relocation marketing company in operation since 2008 with offices in Sandton, Cape Town and Cyprus. We offer a true 360-degree personalised service; and we have an impressive track record of the number of families we have assisted over the last thirteen years.

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Kabeljauws Beach Estate

At Kabeljauws Beach estate, situated between the edge of Jeffreys Bay and the Kabeljous river mouth, you are living within luxury, without bounds and in harmony with the rise and fall of the ocean, right on your doorstep.

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Currencies Direct

At Currencies Direct we’ve been helping individuals and businesses streamline and simplify their international currency transfers since 1996. Our expert team are on hand to help your clients make their money go further, and over the years we’ve won a number of awards on the strength of our exceptional customer service. We have a number of banking partners and are a licensed Financial Services Provider (43493) in South Africa.

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Moka Smart City

The Moka region is transitioning into a more sustainable and liveable city through the progressive rolling out of a concept of ‘citysmarting’ over the past decade. Stemming from a well-thought-out Master Plan, this flexible improvement process is continually adapted in line with the critical mass attained and technological advances.

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StayMelville

With Cape Town’s population growing faster every year, and in light of the new world order after COVID-19, developers will have to embrace a new vision when it comes to the planning of residential estates.

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Cap Tamarin

Imagine a place where you can enjoy every single moment of life. A place where everything has been designed to live life to the fullest. A place that keeps you close to the essentials…and closer yet to adventure! There you will find people of different ages and cultures living in harmony.

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Novaterra

Novaterra is crafting the North of the Mauritius to create a place where people will Live, Work and Play within an exceptional and sustainable urban environment.

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Beau Plan

From offices to residential neighbourhoods, the city’s Creative Park to its Lifestyle Village, and Greencoast Elementary School to African Leadership College (ALC), Beau Plan has imagined the city of tomorrow, in which everything is possible. All in an atmosphere as enjoyable as it is practical, and in which you can easily reconcile your busy professional life and lively social calendar!

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Anahita Mauritius

Nestled between the widest lagoon of the island and the Bambou mountain chain, discover Anahita Mauritius: a world of experiences at the heart of a unique 213 hectares seafront residential estate on the East coast, facing the renowned Ile aux Cerfs.

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Huawei

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

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Aux Portes du Rempart

Aux Portes du Rempart is a unique residential program of 12 villas with private pools and a guest house dedicated to well-being, all immersed in absolute calm at the foot of the Montagne du Rempart, in the village of Cascavelle.

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Six Fountains Residential Estate

Full Title stands in Security Estate in Pretoria East in Six Fountains Residential Estate selling from R 715 000.

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