Getting to the Point1st May 2019
Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a reluctant renter or a wannabe holiday home owner by the sea, buying property requires some thoughtful planning – and with so many factors to consider, not least the political and economic climate of the country, it’s hard to know where to start, but we are confident that Pinnacle Point Estate will amaze and impress you beyond your wildest dreams.
Estate living in South Africa is on the rise, according to Lightstone, and buying a house (or two) in a secured community is generally considered a smart investment, particularly in estates that are financially sound, located in a ‘property hotspot’, and home to an array of lifestyle features. Pinnacle Point is one such example, inviting home owners to live the lifestyle with a host of facilities that include a gym, spa, events venue, childrens’ area, performance and fitness centre, and – of course –the award-winning golf course, and clubhouse with 270-degree sea views.
POINT OF SALE
Pinnacle Point continues to astound both in terms of units sold and transaction value. With a variety of property options available to suit every budget – from open plots to full-title homes and turnkey apartments (villas). The estate has had a phenomenal year in terms of property sales – everyone wants to be part of this award-winning success story
There has been a marked increase in the number of families from Gauteng and other parts of the country moving to the Garden Route. With George airport just a 30-minute drive away, it’s easy to see how convenient it would be to live the lifestyle at Pinnacle Point, and commute to the country’s economic centres for work.
PRETTY PERFECT PLANTS
This shift to living more simply and closer to the earth is not just in where people choose to live, but also how – and it extends to the way they garden. Pinnacle Point gardens are a symphony of simplicity and harmony, as more and more residents opt for indigenous plants in easy-to-maintain gardens.
‘At the moment, people tend to go for low maintenance and waterwise gardens by using different textures of rocks and stones and succulent plants or shrubs that don’t need a lot of water,’ says Juditte van Dyk, Landscaping Manager at Pinnacle Point Estate. ‘This trend is likely to catch on as people become more cognisant of the high cost of water wastage, particularly in drought-stricken areas.
Van Dyk believes that a garden can add good value to a property, really complementing the design and atmosphere of a home inside and out. Being situated in the Garden Route means that Pinnacle Point must adhere to strict regulations set out by the Department of Environmental Affairs, as the Fynbos Biome is home to approximately 9,000 species of plants, two-thirds of which are endemic to the region. All landscapers working on the estate must follow the guidelines outlined by the Operational Environmental Management Programme, which also lists all the species of limestone fynbos, proteoid fynbos (at least five of which are Red Data species) and coastal thicket that occur there naturally. It is obvious why a nature lover like van Dyk enjoys what she does. ‘To have the opportunity to be outdoors every day, working with plants and living out my passion for indigenous fynbos, is really fulfilling and I love watching a new garden come to life!’
Pinnacle Point Estate has once again been nominated for South Africa’s Best Golf Course 2019 by World Golf Awards
PINNACLE OF PERFECTION
Once you’ve bought a home here, you will be pleased to discover that the facilities on offer match – or possibly exceed – your expectation.
Security and safety are issues that are paramount in everyone’s mind. There are over 7.2 kilometres of perimeter fence line, and strict security access/egress through the main security gate. There is a sense of security and one is assured of safety, yet one still has a sense of freedom.
Pinnacle Point Estate has been recognised as the Best Golf Development in Africa (African Property Awards) for 2014–2015, was voted South Africa’s Best Golf Course (Golf Digest, Sweden) in 2016, South Africa’s Best Golf Course (World Golf Awards) in both 2016 and 2017, and – most recently – 2018 World’s Most Beautiful Golf Course (Golfscape).
Pinnacle Point Estate has so much to offer and is able to cater for everyone. For active residents and visitors, the state-of-the-art performance and fitness centre is staffed by knowledgeable fitness trainers, and the golf course is, as reflected in the accolades listed above, beyond superb – for beginners and wannabes as well as hardcore, low-handicap players. Or you can pedal along some fabulously scenic MTB trails, walk on the beach, go surfing, or take a hike on the moderately challenging but breathtakingly scenic 13.5-kilometre St Blaize Hiking Trail from the St Blaize Lighthouse, passing through Pinnacle Point to Dana Bay. This same coastline offers some of the most rewarding fishing spots – caution must be taken, but the prize (if caught on the day) is well worth it.
Less energetic and more sybaritic people can opt for a treatment at the La Vita Spa, a swim in the heated pool, a session in the sauna, or a lovely meal at the restaurant with its panoramic views. And, if you just have to bring work with you, the events room is great for conferences (but weddings or parties are definitely better).
And just when you think there can’t be more, we also offer the Point of Human Origins Experience, which is a journey into prehistory where you learn about ancient environments, sea levels and food sources. Pinnacle Point is home to some of the oldest and most significant archaeological discoveries ever made regarding the origins of all people alive on earth today.
Live the Lifestyle!