Prominent Developer Announces Five New Projects in South Africa


The Blyde, the first urban housing project developed by Crystal Lagoons® and Balwin Properties in Pretoria, South Africa –anchored by a crystalline lagoon– has become an unprecedented commercial success, winning several awards from the real estate industry.

Given this success, the companies have announced five new real estate projects in the country, thus managing the experience of tropical paradise in Johannesburg, Pretoria –with two developments– Cape Town and Durban. Thus, these large bodies of crystalline water, with their characteristic white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons, suitable for bathing and water sports, just steps from their homes during any season of the year, also encouraging healthy living.

“We are very excited about the way Crystal Lagoons offers beach life and changes the way of living in South Africa. Our next project with Crystal Lagoons will be bigger than the first, a series of new and innovative amenities, improving the lifestyle. We hope to make an announcement about it soon,” concluded CEO of the real estate firm, Steve Brookes.

The real estate market rewards this innovative concept by generating the best sales numbers of Balwin Properties to date registered during 2018-2019. In addition, The Blyde won “Best Leisure Architecture South Africa”, “Leisure Development South Africa” ​​and “Best Leisure Architecture Africa” ​​at the International Property Awards 2019-2020.

“The development has received strong support from potential homeowners, largely as a result of the interest generated by the Crystal Lagoons amenity, our sales exceeded the national average of approximately 30 units per month,” said the CEO.

The lagoon at The Blyde in Pretoria East covers almost 4 acres (approximately 2 rugby fields) and uses water saving technology to minimize loss, occupying a minimum amount of additives and energy.

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