Property for sale and property for rental in Century City, Blaauwberg, Cape Town, South Africa
Century City is still an urban phenomenon in the making, situated strategically on the N1 highway between the Western Cape's two major cities, Cape Town and Bellville. With direct access to the national road, it can also be reached via Sable and Bosmansdam Roads which link through to the M5 and the N7 road networks.
Century City is a genuine Central Business District with integrated living, shopping and play areas in a secure environment. It is fully enclosed and all the access points are manned and controlled.
Central to the entire development is Canal Walk, Africa's largest shopping and entertainment complex, covering more than 120 000m² of lettable area and offering over 400 retail outlets. Canal Walk has become a valued amenity for visitors and the residents of Cape Town.
Most of the major national retail chains are located in the complex, including Pick 'n Pay, Checkers, Woolworths, Edgars, Game and Exclusive Books to name a few. There are also 21 cinemas operated by Nu Metro.
The 20ha Ratanga Junction theme park offers additional entertainment in Century City, and accommodation is provided by a number of hotels on site. Other entertainment features of Century City include MTN Sciencentre, Boogaloos Skate Park, a golf driving range, fishing, bird watching, etc.
Affording, as it does, an unparalleled working environment, the development has become one of the most popular office nodes in the Western Cape. Office blocks share the security and attractive six kilometres of navigable canals along which they are built - and many can be reached by boat. Adding to the natural attractions is the Inthaka/Intaka Island wetland, a 16 ha green lung rich in bird life.
A significant number of South Africa's major corporates have relocated their regional headquarters to Century City. These include Vodacom, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Discovery Health, Business Connexxion, Cecil Kilpin, Nashua, The Louis Group, SAP SA, Daimler Chrysler, Auto and General, Computer Sciences Corporation, Comparex, Unisys, Deloitte and Touche, Hewlett-Packard Direct and the Budget Group. The amenities and infrastructure at Century City are making it a popular base for international call centres.
Recently, development opportunities have been provided for smaller companies seeking the Century City address. Sectional Title offices as small as 50m² can be leased or bought in Century Square, and Waterford Mews provides small to medium users the opportunity to buy or develop their own freehold building.
Residential development in Century City is booming and includes:
- Century View, which comprises of 600 homes
- Villa Italia, a luxury 355-unit apartment complex
- The Island Club built on Century City's North bank, consisting of 455 luxury apartments
- Century Place
- Century View
- Century on Lake
- Century Gate – commercial
- Crystal Towers
- Waterview Park - commercial
- Little Moorings
- Manhattan Towers
- The Grange
- Corsair Place
- Oasis Retirement Complex
- Bougain Villas
- Colosseum – commercial