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Swartkops River: conservation and protection makes for a good property buy

Jul 25, 2016
Swartkops River: conservation and protection makes for a good property buy

With the Zwartkops Conservancy and government working on an initiative to have the Swartkops River Valley recognised as a wetland of international importance, there’s no better time to invest on the banks of this river.

If approved under the Ramsar Convention, the initiative will ensure the protection of a key environmental asset that could play a huge part in the sustainable use of the river, and in boosting the Bay’s tourism prospects.

“This is a long-term plan, and if it succeeds in creating a sustainable wetland and conserving its beauty, the Swartkops area will benefit hugely,” says Chas Everitt Nelson Mandela Bay principal Charlotte Vermaak.

“As it is now the area is going through changes that make Amsterdamhoek a great place to buy either as an investment or as a  place to make a home.”

Many families have lived on the banks of the Swartkops River for generations, and many homes have stayed in those families, she notes, so when a property does become available for sale, it’s usually in high demand.

One such property currently for sale on the river is a house in Edinburgh Drive. A corner property, with the river on the doorstep and a park close by, it’s the ideal house for a young family to make into a treasured home.

Offering two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living area and a double garage, this property has the potential to be expanded and modernised. For more information click here. 

“Birdwatchers have identified a large number of species in this area, and keen fishermen enjoy their time on the river,” adds Vermaak.

“It’s a special place, offering fantastic sunsets and the stillness of river living, just 15 minutes; drive from the centre of Port Elizabeth city.”

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