Invest in Nelspruit: The city that feels like a town
When an investor wants to buy real estate in any area, there are several important things to consider before making a final decision. While location remains a key consideration, several other factors can help determine if an investment in a specific town is a viable proposition.
Choosing where to put your money is a tough decision, but the healthy real estate market of Nelspruit (Mbombela) that hardly ever disappoints, coupled with the attractive almost-wilderness interspersed with the agricultural potential of the Lowveld region of the Mpumalanga province, are attracting investors locally and globally.
While proximity to amenities, closeness to markets, transport hubs, freeways and the neighbourhood's status are prominent factors in residential property valuations, the scenic views, green space, and peaceful living of this city that still feels like a town, count just as much for many investors.
Nelspruit (Mbombela) is in the Lowveld of Mpumalanga near the Kruger National Park, an area matched by few other parts of the world for its natural wonders and cultural diversity.
The City of Nelspruit consists of the original part of town close to the CBD with many large old properties now sporting business rights and accommodating offices, as well as some large family homes with original features and large gardens.
Here the wide streets and mature trees generates a pleasant atmosphere, with shopping and schools on your doorstep.
Further away from the CBD you will find the Matumi Golf Estate and more large properties with lots of potential as well as quiet neighbourhoods and a few very posh estates that offer private exclusivity with cliff-hugging luxury living and jaw-dropping views over the Lowveld.
Most of the city’s suburbs offer homes with great views and natural gardens as well as close proximity to shopping centres, churches, schools and a few private hospitals.
The city is an ideal residential hub for young professionals, extended families as well as retirees in retirement villages. Many of the suburbs offer secure complex living with access control and excellent security, while the uneven topography makes for steep and challenging streets, and interesting homes with great views.
The city sports several modern shopping centres, prestigious government and private schools, the University of Mpumalanga and easy access to African wildlife abundance and the world-famous Kruger National Park.
Property investors flock to the city due to several factors that drive a sound demand in the region. The market is driven by an ever-growing population, the city being the hub for a region extending as far north as Bushbuckridge in the north to Maputo and Swaziland in the southeast and Lydenburg in the west. As economic capital of the province, Nelspruit (Mbombela) has experienced persistent growth over the past decade or two and scores of establishments have chosen the city with its positive business climate as base or headquarters. Further, the natural fertility of the earth, enough water available for irrigation and a level valley ground of the region attract both traders and farmers to make Nelspruit (Mbombela) and the Nkomazi district their home.
This, and several other factors are due to continuously increase property values and offer investors a sound return on their investment for many years to come.
Editor: Anchen Coetzee
Written by: Mariana Balt