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Daspoort: Big on bargains

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An affordable area to choose in the current climate of stability, Daspoort offers many shops and services and is close to Pretoria.

Any prospective homeowner looking to make a purchase in the affordable market would be advised to seriously consider Daspoort.

Huge and spacious homes in this suburb of the Moot are, on average, priced below R1 million, giving an investor value for money. Estate agents advise hunters of great home bargains to look here.

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“Buy now when properties are still affordable in this area, and in the current climate of economic stability, when more people can afford to buy. As demand rises, property prices are certain to rise again,” says Musa Baloyi of property company Century 21.

The average price for a freehold property in Daspoort is R899 000, a reasonably affordable figure in a neighbourhood where the properties are bigger than most in the newly built areas.

“The area dates from the 1970s. The rooms are larger and the houses are of good quality, if maintained,” says Baloyi, who recommends Daspoort for being convenient.

There are plenty of schools, including Daspoort Secondary School and Hoërskool Hercules, and many shopping centres in the area.

“Daspoort and Bougainville shopping centres, and the TUT main campus, which is less than 3km away, are some of the landmarks,” adds Baloyi.

Units in secure complexes are available in this property market. Picture: John Makoni

Daspoort offers affordable living while being a short commute for people working in Pretoria West, Pretoria West Industrial and Pretoria Central. With Van der Hoff Road to its south, Daspoort is also strategically located and offers residents excellent connectivity to the rest of the Moot as well as Hartbeesport Dam area and Brits. 

“The Daspoort Tunnel is another major landmark. It was opened in August 1972 by the then-mayor of Pretoria, GJ Malherbe,” says Baloyi. The famous tunnel connects Pretoria West to Pretoria North and suburbs to the north-west.

The suburb was established in 1897 on former Daspoort Farm, having been discovered in 1836 by Voortrekker leader, Andries Pretorius, after whom Pretoria was named.

If you are the type who prefers building your own home, there are vacant stands available and Baloyi says the average price of a vacant plot is around R590 000.

Daspoort is affordable, well-situated and established, and offers home buyers value for
money and bargains. A strong community spirit is another positive attribute. – Musa Baloyi of Century 21
Picture: Supplied

On a quiet afternoon during the week in summer, one will notice retirees going about their lives, most tending gardens or engaging in DIY work, when not reclining on loungers next to a swimming pool. Lightstone figures show pensioners’ representation to be at a healthy 18%, stronger than your average neighbourhood.

“The residents of this area don’t move unless there is no option. They buy here to raise families and be close to their areas of work. Some of the elderly residents sell only if they can no longer maintain their big property. They downscale or retire elsewhere.

“The area is most affordable,” says Baloyi.

She advises should you not find something to your liking here, neighbouring Claremont and Hermanstad are good alternatives as they are not dissimilar in terms of valuation and property sizes.

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