Invest in St Francis Links Villas

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Located inside the exclusive St Francis Links estate, in the popular Eastern Cape coastal town of St Francis Bay, St Francis Links Villas is a development brought to you by Adrian Gardiner – Founder of the Mantis Group.

St Francis Links Villas is an opportunity for you to own your own slice of paradise in the most sought-after part of St Francis Bay through the purchase of a sectional title property. Here, your family will have a destination for all of life’s phases and all seasons – where every day feels like you’re on holiday.

The Villas, adjacent to the clubhouse, overlooks both St Francis Bay and the 18th hole of the world-class Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Investors in this development will have access to the amenities in the greater estate including safe nature trails, luxury facilities including a restaurant, gym, 20m heated pool and the club house.

The investment case boasts gross yields from short and long-term letting options. Capital appreciation of the underlying property asset can be expected due to its location and affiliation with world class St Francis Links Estate.

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Investors receive a variety of lifestyle benefits including:

  • 20% discount off published rates at select Mantis managed hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • St Francis Links golf club membership
  • Green fees included in levies
  • Preferential green fees for accompanied guests
  • Discount on selected restaurant and golf shop purchases
  • Access to Leisure Centre including spouse and children under 21 years of age
  • Access to all other amenities on the estate
  • Preferential rates for owners when utilizing the services of Medwell SA

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The Investment yield is based on income earning potential from short-term letting at an annual average rate per night, with a low minimum occupancy of 30% per month. 

St Francis Links Villas residents benefit from the proximity to St Francis Links Fairways Conference Centre, which is a popular wedding venue, with facilities for both the ceremony and reception. A dedicated inhouse wedding consultant is available, as well as an executive chef. These factors maximise the earning potential of an investment property purchase by capturing both the leisure and business sectors of the market.

One-Bedroom ApartmentsTwo-Bedroom ApartmentsFree-Standing             Villas
Purchase PriceR1 950 000,00R3 850 000,00R5 250 000,00
*From base price inclusive of 15% VAT   
Transfer DutyIncluded in Purchase Price
Transfer CostsR33 650,00R48 750,00R59 350,00
*Calculated on a sliding scale as per BLC Attorneys 
Body Corporate Levy Stabilisation FundR4 875,00R9 625,00R13 125,00
*One off fee calculated at 0,25% of Purchase Price   
St Francis Links HOA Joining FeeR11 500,00R11 500,00R11 500,00
*Once off fee calculated at R10 000 per unit +VAT 
TOTAL ACQUISITION COSTR2 000 025,00R3 919 875,00R5 333 975,00
Short-Term Rental Monthly IncomeR15 000,00R30 000,00R45 000,00
*Calculated at an average rate per night 
*Minimum 30% occupancy per month 
*Maximum occupancy of 2 guests per bedroom 
Less 15% Management Fee-R2 250,00-R4 500,00-R6 750,00
TOTAL MONTHLY INCOMER12 750,00R25 500,00R38 250,00
Municipal Rates and TaxesTBC
Levies-R3 900,00-R4 900,00-R6 200,00
*Including Body Corporate Levy at R15 per sqm 
*Including St Francis Links Estate Levy at R2341 per unit 
*Including Medical Levy at R500 base care   
Water and ElectricityDependant on consumption
TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES-R3 900,00-R4 900,00-R6 200,00
MONTHLY NET INCOMER8 850,00R20 600,00R32 050,00
ANNUAL NET INCOMER106 200,00R247 200,00R384 600,00


St Francis Links Villas offers guests unrivalled yet discreet security, a natural setting, a blissful quiet night’s sleep and space to breathe deeply. Views extend over greens and into fynbos gardens, with distant sea and mountain views. The service offering is unparalleled to any world class estate.

A short walk away, The St Francis Links Clubhouse overlooks the putting green of the St Francis Links Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course – everything at your fingertips. Extensive pathways, walking, running and mountain biking trails, are just some of the ways to turn an extended stay here into a wellness experience. The Lighthouse Restaurant situated at the clubhouse offers breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner, along with an assortment of items that are readily available to in-house guests.

The St Francis Links Villas offer the following investment options perfectly equipped for romantic getaways, families and group bookings.

12        One-bedroom apartments from R1 950 000

6          Two-bedroom apartments from R3 850 000

1          Penthouse apartment from R7 700 000

14        Free-standing Villas from R5 250 000

For information about St Francis Links Villas, click here.


We have based the following calculation on an estimated R25 000 per square meter construction cost, with a 10% allocation towards professional fees, as well as land purchase price, cost of levies, rates and taxes over an 18-month design and construction period, as well as transfer fees payable in comparison to the full turn-key solution of a Luxury Free-standing St Francis Links Villa.

CASH PURCHASESt Francis Links VillaComparative
Land Purchase PriceR0,00R250 000,00
Monthly Costs
Levies, Rates & TaxesR0,00R4 150,00
x 18 monthsR0,00R74 700,00
Once Off Costs
NHBRCR0,00R34 000,00
Transfer DutyR0,00R0,00
Property Transfer CostsR11 052,50
Transfer Deeds Office FeesR606,00
Postage, Petties etc R2 000,00
R59 350,00R47 658,50
Floor Area Sqm258,84258,84
Construction CostsR5 596 000,00
Professional FeesR559 600,00
Total CostR5 309 350,00R6 527 958,50
Rate per SqmR20 512.09R25 220,05

Investment leads to home building…and we are building!

“Building on the estate is another big highlight along with our accolades received. And I am sure the accolades and the enormously successful PGA Championship have contributed to the renewed interest. Property and home prices are steadily increasing, and home sales are at record highs, with several owners who have sold, reinvesting again.”

Jeff Clause

CEO St Francis Links

For information about St Francis Links Villas, click here.

We are thrilled to introduce the St Francis Links Villas, located in the popular coastal town of St Francis Bay, within the exclusive St Francis Links estate.

Be the first to discover this limited collection of 35 deluxe apartments and free-standing villas, where you can buy a home that feels like a holiday and discover a destination that surpasses all expectations.

We invite you to register for our webinar and explore the various sectional title investment options.


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