•   What is The Tides Hermanus?

The Tides is a 4 storey Hotel with about 20 rooms per floor.  Most of the rooms have soundproof interleading doors to accommodate the larger family that wants two units next to each other

 

•   Where is The Tides situated?

The Tides is located in Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa, approximately one hour’s drive from Cape Town International Airport.  It is an easy 5 minute walk to the sea and a short walk to the CBD (300 to 600 meters). (GPS 34°25’12’’ S,  19°14;’14’’ E)

 

•   What is this part of Hermanus called?

This part of Hermanus is known as Westcliff.

 

•   Where is the nearest beach?

The nearest beaches Kleinbaai and Grotto beach are 5 minutes drive away. There are about seven beaches in close proximity.

 

•   How does my fraction work?

The weeks are placed in the Hotel Rental Pool to generate income for owners. Owners qualify for special rates from the Hotel.

 

•   Is Fractional Ownership the same as Timeshare?

No. Timeshare is a “right of use” with no property ownership. With The Tides Fractional Ownership you own a piece of property with its own Title Deed. Your Tides fraction is a great investment, generates income and you can have holidays there.

 

•   What will the rooms look like?

Each room, which includes a luxury en Suite bathroom, is fitted and furnished with luxurious up market finishes.  From granite kitchenette with all the necessities like kettle, toaster, microwave etc. to a fully furnished open plan living area complete with King Size bed,  large LCD TV with DSTV connectivity, chic 2 seater couch, textured walls and stylish blinds.

 

•   Who looks after the Tides and the units?

The Hotel operator will see to the day to day running of The Tides including cleaning, security and upkeep of both the inside of each unit as well as the building structure.

 

•   What is the cost of the Rental Pool?

The Hotel operator will charge a reasonable fee to operate and promote The Tides.

 

•   What is the expected daily room rental, for the different seasons of the year?

Room rates are expected to range between R800 and R1500 per room per day.

 

•   May I rent out my own unit?

No all rentals are handled by the Hotel.

 

•   What capital growth can I expect for my fractional investment?

Capital growth is DIRECTLY related to the surrounding property market in Hermanus which has traditionally shown a consistent capital growth of 20% per annum, making it a very desirable hotspot.

 

•   How big is a unit (m2)?

The units are all 28 square meters and are designed to maximize useable space and comfort.

 

•   What will the Levy amount be?

The levy is currently R500 per month. This will be reviewed on an annual basis and all owners will have access to the relevant financials.

 

•   Will the units be cleaned on a daily basis?

Yes. The hotel operator will provide a full service including cleaning, linen and towels.

 

•   Is there Parking on site?

Yes, secure parking is provided on site with a large proportion under cover.

 

•   Is there a lift in the building?

Yes.

 

•   Is there a Pool at The Tides?

Yes, a pool is situated on the sundeck area on the roof level. The views from here will be spectacular.

 

•   When are the Whales in the Bay?

The Whales usually visit us from August to the end of November every year. During this period there can be more than 80 whales in the Bay at the same time. There are many lookout points where one can get quite close to them. One should be able to see them from the higher floors of the Tides and of course the pool deck too.

 

•   Are there any Golf Clubs nearby?

Hermanus Golf Club (27 Hole) is approximately 2 kilometers away.

 

Arabella Golf Club, designed by Peter Malkovich which was voted one of the top golf courses in the Western Cape and South Africa is just 15 minutes drive away.

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