Frequently Asked Questions

Plot and Plan / Build your own

How does the Plot & Build option work?

You purchase a plot from the developer and our internal architect will draw up plans according to your unique needs/specifications according to the estate’s architectural guidelines. You can choose your own desired finishes.
The house will be built by one of our four building teams

Can I use my own architect / builder?

We only use Energreen Designs and SDK Architects for drawing up plans and have our own building contractors

If I purchase a plot and plan stand, within what period do I have to start the building process?

Generally, we prefer within two years from the date the purchase agreement is signed.

How long is the building period?

Minimum 6 Months – depending on house size / weather and builder’s holidays

Where can I find the building guidelines for Kraaibosch Estate & Manor?

https://www.capeestates.co.za/kraaibosch-estate

How do I pay for Plot & Build option?

You will be invoiced monthly on percentage completion basis through progress payments

How do I take ownership of house?

Plot & Build options are done with 2 contacts
1st contract is to purchase the stand, once the stand registers in your name you will be responsible for levies and Municipal Rate & Taxes.
2nd Contract is the building contract with signed off architectural plans, finishing schedule and estimated completion date. As soon as the house is completed a formal handover is done which includes all documentation and guarantee certificates.

What costs are excluded from a typical building contract?

NHBRC Enrolment fees
Architect fees
Structural Engineers and Land surveyor fees
Boundary walls
Deposits required by the Homeowners Association before building can commence

What are your PC (Provisional Costing) amounts?

PC amounts vary from house to house and is dependable on client needs and size of the house to be built. The provisions for finishes are ample and should allow for a high-quality finished house.

What are your building costs?

Building costs are site specific, depends on single or double storey but average between R10 500 – R12 000m² for standard finishes

What guarantees comes with the house?

90 days after handover for all snags to be reported
12-month Waterproofing guarantee
NHBRC 5-year structural guarantee

What is the minimum size house I can build?

200m²

Can I make changes to the house during the building period?

Yes, but it will generally have a cost implication and might have an effect on the completion date

Who is you the transferring attorney?

All registrations are done by Heunis Attorneys in George - 044 874 4170

Kraaibosch Village, Assisted Living and Frail Care

Do you still have houses available in Kraaibosch Retirement Village?

Unfortunately, not through the developer, please contact the Estate manager to find out if there are any resales available

Is there a frail care and assisted living facility?

Yes, they offer a 19-bed frail care facility and have 39 assisted living units

What is the telephone number at the Frail Care?

044 004 0016

What is the number for the security gate?

Kraaibosch Estate – 044 004 0103

Who is the Estate Manager and what is his contact number?

Kraaibosch Estate & Manor

Who is the Estate Manager at Kraaibosch Estate & Manor?

Danie Schmidt
076 646 8779
danie@mrmproperty.co.za

Do you have any houses to rents available in Kraaibosch Estate & Manor?

Please contact Nadia Gee 0711 701 936 or Innes Benade 074 492 0304

What are the numbers for the security gates?

Kraaibosch Estate – 044 004 0103
Kraaibosch Manor – 044 004 0101

Where can I find the building guidelines for Kraaibosch Estate & Manor?

https://www.capeestates.co.za/kraaibosch-estate

Welgelegen Estate, Village & Views

Who is the Estate Manager at Welgelegen?

Louis van Wyk –
076 155 6206
estatemanager@welgelegenestate.co.za

Do you have any houses available to rent in Welgelegen?

Please contact Nadia Gee 0711 701 936 or Innes Benade 074 492 0304

What is the number for the security gate?

044 887 0072

Where can I find the building guidelines for Welgelegen?

https://www.capeestates.co.za/welgelegen-estate

Kraaibosch Ridge

Who is the Estate Manager at Kraaibosch Ridge?

No estate manager has been appointed at this point in time. Please contact Cape Estates

Do you have any houses to rents available in Kraaibosch Ridge?

Please contact Nadia Gee 0711 701 936 or Innes Benade 074 492 0304

What are the numbers for the security gate?

TBA

Where can I find the building guidelines for Kraaibosch Ridge?

https://www.capeestates.co.za/kraaibosch-ridge