The suburb of Nahoon is one of the most desirable addresses in East London, and it offers many upmarket homes and apartments to let along the Nahoon River or facing Nahoon Beach.
This beach is especially popular among surfers but renting a home in this area will also give you easy access to a very long, uncrowded stretch of pristine sand to walk and play on. There is a walkway from the south end of the beach to Nahoon Corner, and the Nahoon estuary where the river meets the sea is a favourite fishing and safe swimming spot. One can also take a barge cruise along the river.
There are several pre-primary schools in Nahoon as well as a primary school, and a very active residents’ association and neighbourhood watch, so renting a home here is a very safe and secure option. The nearest high school is in Stirling, just a short drive down Galway Road, and the area is also only a few minutes from the East London CBD.
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There are two main shopping nodes in Nahoon – one on Beach Road and one on the Old Transkei Road – and between them they offer a good selection of supermarkets (Checkers and SuperSpar), restaurants, entertainment venues, sports stores and vehicle showrooms to those renting homes in the area.
Nahoon is also home to the renowned Oxford Striders running club, a bowling club and the Jonginenge eco- adventure centre where you can learn to surf and do coastal hikes, snorkelling, rock and surf fishing and even learn about beach safety. Batting Bridge on the border of Nahoon and Beacon Bay is popular for its braai spots and a slipway for small boats, and for golfers there is the East London Golf Course in neighbouring Stirling.
Trafalgar manages several townhouse and apartment complexes in Nahoon where there are units available to let, including the Furstenburg Grand overlooking Nahoon Beach. This offers panoramic views, a sparkling communal pool, basement parking, 24-hour security and disabled access. Monthly rentals for apartments to let in this building start at R8500 for two-bedroom units.
For those seeking the estate lifestyle, there are apartments to let at The Brick Factory development inside the Riverside Lifestyle Estate, and the monthly rentals for these two-bedroom units also start at around R8500. Rentals for three-bedroom townhouses and houses to let in Nahoon start at around R10 000 a month, but can range all the way up to R25 000 and R30 000 a month depending on position and views.