Meaning “fish corner” in Afrikaans, Fish Hoek is a coastal village nestled in a valley formed at the mouth of the Silvermine River on the False Bay side of the Western Cape’s Southern Peninsula. Once a quaint fishermen’s village, the area still maintains an atmosphere of peace and quiet and the various properties for sale in this part of Cape Town are popular with locals wishing to escape the madness of city life and those looking to retire to a tranquil, sedentary lifestyle.
Just 35 kilometres from the centre of Cape Town, Fish Hoek offers the best of both worlds, with residents able to take advantage of the fast-paced activities in the city and retreat to peaceful isolation whenever the need arises. Fish Hoek is also famous for being a “dry” area, which stems from a condition placed on the land sold by the original owner, who insisted that there was to be no alcohol sold here. Those who buy property will find alcohol available in the various restaurants in the area, but there are still no bottle stores to be found.
Strung together like a string of pearls, the coastal towns of St James, Kalk Bay, Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Glen Cairn and False Bay each have their own cultural identity and unique flavour to offer the various visitors and inhabitants. The many historical houses and coastal homes have long made the region a popular Cape Town property investment option.
The properties for sale range from ornate Victorian homes to more substantial Georgian mansions, with a number of contemporary houses and neo-Tuscan villas also available.
The limited space between mountain and sea means that there are no major developments being constructed along the coastline and the increased demand results in property prices that are always rising. This means that buying a property for sale in Fishhoek will produce high returns on the investment and the coastal holiday perspective continues to make the area popular with investors. The properties to buy here include residential homes and apartments, holiday houses and flats, as well as limited stands and commercial properties.