The St Francis Property Market: The Top End Has Had A Remarkable 2021

The St Francis Property Market: The Top End Has Had A Remarkable 2021

We know from all the excellent sales that the overall St Francis property market has been very buoyant this year, but you might ask “has the top end of the St Francis property market (over R10m) also been buoyant in 2021”?

The answer is “yes”.

Here is the evidence: since 2012, there has been an average of only two sales over R10m per year (the most was three) ….   until 2021, with ten sales over R10m already!

 Eight were in the canal area, one in the village, and one in Santareme, all around R10m and R11m, except the two in Mayotte Circle, R14m and R17.5m.

Further interesting facts about sales over R10m:

  • The first-ever residential sale over R10m was for R21m (yes!) by Pam Golding in Praslin Reach on the canals, way back in 2008. It was then in fact the highest sale ever in the whole East Cape. After that, we had to wait until 2012 for the next sale over R10m. It was for R12.75m, also on the canals.
  • So far there have been a total of 31 sales over R10m: 25 on the canals (including some on the river in Sunset Drive), four in Cape St Francis (all on the beachfront, all under R12m), two in the Village (in Ralph and Guinevere Roads, both under R12m), one in Santareme (in Tom Brown, in 2021 for R11m) and none on the Links
  • Of the 31 sales, only five were for more than R15m (R17.5m, R17m, R20m, R21m, R23m), and 26 were between R10m and R15m. All sales over R12m were in the canal area.



Notes From The Editor – Formula 1 and Sunday DSTV Call-Outs

Notes From The Editor – Formula 1 and Sunday DSTV Call-Outs

Saturday night was not a perfect evening at the Full Stop. There was nothing wrong with the food or the ambience, which was delicious and a fat jol, respectively, for our table of 14. The problem was the Springbok rugby game. 

It was a close game, and the Springboks shouldn’t have lost to the Poms, but we did. Pollard missed two crucial kicks, Rassie was only there in the form of the Erasmus face masks, and Siya got yellow-carded with about 5 minutes to go.  

So on Sunday morning, we were all optimistic for an exciting Formula 1 race and a bit of hope. The hope that Hamilton wouldn’t cruise to another easy victory. The hope that Max Verstappen would be able to offer some excitement and not get driven off the track or get fined R888,288.00 (true story) for touching Hamilton’s ‘illegal’ rear wing or something like that. 

To watch Formula 1, though, you need to have DSTV, and for DSTV to work, you need a satellite dish. So after our service started flickering on Sunday morning as we began to prime with comfort food and Savannahs, I went outside to wiggle with the dish and try to get better reception. 

It took me about 3 seconds to utterly destroy it and all hope therein. I was left standing with half a dish and some wire in my hand, totally disconnected from the wall-mounting. I was coming to accept that we would not be watching the F1 today, at least not at home. Going to someone’s house would mean that we would probably be frowned upon for our cider and comfort food habits, amongst other traditions.

Taking a chance, we WhatsApped Aqua Sky Installations, not expecting anything. But, before we knew it, Mr Roger Brink from Aqua Sky Installations was at our house. He worked quickly to replace the damage that my oafish hands had wrought on the dish, and we were up and running within about 20 minutes. He then went on to help us with our surround sound, our external speakers, educate my son on why Liverpool is better than Chelsea, all the while kicking a ball for my tireless Jack Russel, while  juggling a cricket ball, a tennis and a golf ball.*

The bill was standard, and the call-out fee was standard weekday rates. 

It’s good to know that there are people like Roger around St Francis. We would like to strongly recommend his service for anything DSTV and more. 

Reach him on cell phone 074 231 7065 or on email

PS: Hamilton won in Qatar, with Verstappen in second in a race that saw a string of front left tyre failures as the only real highlights. 

  • He wasn’t really doing the juggling thing, but he probably could have.