The Executive Update
June 2017

Dear Subscriber,

"We are devoting the entire issue of this Executive Update to our most exciting and prestigious project yet: the R700 million Onyx development on Cape Town's Heerengracht.

"As always, the foundation of any real estate investment is its location, and here you have to distinguish between Cape Town’s CBD and the area known as the Foreshore. While much has been written lately about the spectacular growth in value enjoyed by property in the CBD (20,1% year-on-year, according to FNB's John Loos), there’s no doubt that the Foreshore is far better positioned because of its proximity to the sea and to the magnificent V&A Waterfront, South Africa’s most popular attraction.


"In fact, the canal which runs from the forecourt of the CTICC to the One and Only Hotel is only 300 metres from The Onyx entrance – offering a picturesque water taxi ride into the heart of the Waterfront. Or, of course, you could just walk down Walter Sisulu Avenue, cross the beautiful pedestrian bridge over Buitengracht, and you’ll be there in less than 10 minutes!

"Cape Town’s premier theatre destination, the Artscape, is just a five minutes stroll away, while the CTICC, the most successful convention centre in the Southern Hemisphere, and the venue for world-class events such as the Cape Town Jazz Festival and the Design Indaba, is literally just across the road from The Onyx.

"However, there are a number of other important factors that, in my book, make the Heerengracht white-hot property right now.

"The area has seen major upgrades to a number of commercial buildings around the big traffic circle The Onyx faces. These include the refurbished Standard Bank Building with its flagship Food Lovers’s market just 100 metres away, the extension to the CTICC, now well under construction, the recently completed Netcare Christiaan Barnard Hospital with its flagship Virgin Active gym, as well as the dramatic re-skinning of the Media24 building. So wherever you look there is grand modern architecture, gleaming glass and pristine new buildings.

"I believe these upgrades to the Foreshore are a really significant part of Cape Town’s maturation as the Mother City takes her rightful place as a global favourite on the world stage.


"In all of the world’s great cities you get what I call ‘high-value' residential hot spots, where you’ll find some of the most valuable real estate on earth. Think of London’s Oxford Street, adjoining Hyde Park, for example, New York’s 5th Avenue, adjoining Central Park, or Paris in the vicinity of the Arc de Triomphe, at the end of the Champs Elysée.

"It is clear to me that the Heerengracht has the potential to join this elite group of high-value properties, which is why we have designed
The Onyx to offer a sense of grandeur and luxury on a par with the best in the world.

"As a valued Signatura subscriber, we take pleasure in extending a special invitation to see for yourself what the finished product will be like. In our Sales Centre on the 11th floor you will get to see and touch the actual finishes and experience the mind-blowing views of the city, the mountain and the sea. Not to mention our immersive 3D Virtual Reality experience, which will give you a riveting sense of the what different spaces in the building will be like when finished!

"There is just nothing comparable in this part of the city. In the Heerengracht, you will not be living in a highly congested city centre surrounded by tall buildings, but on a grand boulevard with generous public spaces that open up majestic views of Table Mountain, and provide easy access to the N1 and the N2.

"I honestly don’t think we will ever be able to offer an opportunity of this kind again. Its rarity is what makes it such a compelling investment proposition, and I would encourage you to take advantage of this once-off chance to acquire an elegantly styled, perfectly positioned and very well priced apartment on Cape Town’s very own Champs Elysée."

John Rabie



We are very excited to be partnering with Nedbank in the dramatic transformation of their Heerengracht premises into Cape Town's grandest apartment block, where sophisticated, urbane and sexy apartments and penthouses will be sold on a sectional title basis.

We are also delighted to announce that the building's luxury hotel-style services will be managed by the award-winning Newmark Hotels, Reserves and Lodges, whose portfolio of twelve bespoke establishments include two in TripAdvisor’s top ten in SA:
the Victoria and Alfred Hotel in the Waterfront, and The Drostdy in Graaff-Reinet.

Architectural maestro Robert Silke has been entrusted with the task of transforming an icon of 1960s modernism into a spectacular contemporary residential building, complete with porte-cochère, ground-floor restaurant, entertainment deck with pool, gym, spa and outdoor cross-training area.


    •    Studio apartments (35 to 49 sqm) from R1,7 million
    •    One-bedroom apartments (46 to 66 sqm) from R2,4 million
    •    Two-bedroom, apartments (77 to 122 sqm) from R3,6 million
    •    Two-bedroom penthouses (213 to 272 sqm) from R7,95 million
    •    Three-bedroom penthouses (328 to 409 sqm) from R11,995 million
    •    Top two penthouses include a Jaguar F-Pace SUV in the price
    •    All penthouses include a private roof garden and splash pool
    •    Sophisticated interior design with herringbone flooring
    •    Imported German kitchens with SMEG appliances
    •    Air conditioning in all apartments and penthouses

    •    One secure, undercover parking bay for one-beds and studios
    •   Two secure, undercover parking bays for two-beds and penthouses 

Don't miss your chance to secure a luxury apartment by attending our
VIP Launch on Thursday 22nd June. 

To attend the LAUNCH, click here.

          To view the APARTMENT PRICE LIST, click here.

                     To view the PENTHOUSE PRICE LIST, click here.

                                To have a SALES CONSULTANT call you, click here.


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