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Moving to Cape Town? Top Real Estate Agents You Need to Know About

By · December 28 2021
Moving to Cape Town? Top Real Estate Agents You Need to Know About

Moving to Cape Town is a dream for many. The vibrancy of the city and the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes offers something for everyone.

However, the city presents numerous opportunities and challenges, which require proper planning to simplify your move. Choosing the best real estate agent in Cape Town to work with will help ease the process.

In this article, we’ve listed our best real estate agents in Cape Town to work with. From awards and accolades to local expertise, each agency has its own speciality to offer. Read on to find out which agencies made the cut.

Our Top List of Agencies in Cape Town:

Recommended Property Lawyers & Conveyancers:

High Quality Property Management

Property Survey Done Right

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Wallet and Finch Properties

More than just a place to stay, Wallet and Finch Properties offers their clients a chance to prosper.

No other real estate agency has centered its services in values—diversity, generosity, innovation, kindness and care, humanness.

Property and rental owners get a better deal as they help in screening tenants and managed listings. With their expert agents, your property gets accurately evaluated and lists it for sale. They even provide free consultations for buyers and assist with your various processes. Get your most suited property through their expert assistance.

  • Promotes FLISP (Finance Linked Individual Subsidy Programme)

  • Offers a free guide to property investment for subscribers

  • Lead by Real Estate Expert

Virtual Realty

They guarantee to get your home sold in 59 days or less

If you’re constantly asking yourself if your home is losing value or gaining equity and wants clear answers, Virtual Reality is the right agency that you should turn to.

They know the ins and outs of the real estate industry and they know what makes your home sell, how it’s marketed, how it shows, and how it’s priced.

Only work with real estate agents you can trust as selling your property is a big decision and you have to be sure you’re getting the right value of your property. Their real estate agents are well-experienced in the business and they will use the most accurate method to price your home according to current market conditions.

  • No one does more to market your home than Virtual Realty SA
  • Take advantage of their elite powerhouse marketing programme
  • Enormous amount of experience in the Real Estate Industry

Faircape Sales & Leasing

FairCape Sales & Leasing has over a half century experience in the Cape Town property industry.

It was founded by South African entrepreneur Mike Vietri in 1984 on a shoe-string loan of R10 000.

Whether you’re looking for a rental home, buying or selling a property, or looking for a tenant, this company isn’t just here to help you end a property hunt or sign the paperwork. They’re here to help you make your next chapter easy and worry-free.

Why choose FairCape? Simple! They provide services according to the highest standards and maintains a client-centered approach. All their managed properties has access to their legal services and in-house maintenance – making them an ideal choice for residential estates and complexes.

  • Over 30 years of Cape Town focused property experience
  • Providing clients easy as possible experience
  • Networks of motivated buyers, sellers, and tenants in the Western Cape area
  • Diversified development and property management company

Cape Realty International

One of Cape Town’s leading property management company.

Cape Realty International specializes in sales, residential rentals, and upmarket holiday lets.

They operate in the broader Cape Town area in the suburb of Rondebosch. They are dedicated to offering their clients efficient and extremely high standard services.

So if you have any property-related queries, their experienced staff are always willing to go the extra mile to get all your questions answered. They are also trying to grow their Sectional Title Management at the moment - Cape Realty International and Cape Letting. Their team has more than 20 year’s real estate experience both in sales and in rental.

  • More than 20 years’ experience in real estate business
  • Results-driven property professionals
  • One of Cape Town’s leading property management company
  • Also serves Blaawberg, Milnerton, and Bourberg areas

Rose Eedes Properties

Rose Eedes Properties is a Cape Town based real estate agency.

An established business 30+ years ago, this real estate agency strongly believes in a ‘what you do to others always comes back to you’ mantra. Hence why integrity and professionalism are paramount to their success in the property industry.

Rose Eedes Properties started operating from the family home in Observatory. Today, the business is vastly expanding, operating in the areas of City Bowl, Atlantic Seaboard, Southern Suburbs, Plettenberg Bay, and the Cape Peninsula. With offices located on Main Road in Fish Hoek, Westlake Square in Westlake, Station Road in Observatory, and recently expanded to Whale Rock Ridge, Plettenberg Bay.

Their real estate services include:

  • More than 30 years of experience in the real estate business
  • Sale of Commercial Properties
  • Sale of Residential Properties
  • Vacant Land & Farms For Sale
  • Properties For Rent
  • Management of Rental Properties
  • Short Term Rentals
  • Property Auctions
  • Free Valuations
  • … and a lot more



The Agency Property Group

Trusted Agency that puts their clients' best interests above all else.

Honesty, integrity, transparency and exceptional personal service is what The Agency is famous for.

Founded by Kyle Leigh and Simony Santos, The Agency Property Group launched with the sole purpose of putting their clients’ best interests above all else. With decades of experience in real estate they understand that people, above all else, drive the real estate industry. As such, they strive to partner with the right people who aspire to their values and culture.

An exclusive, boutique agency that caters to both local and international clientele, The Agency genuinely cares about their clients and community, about building lasting relationships and becoming your Trusted Property Advisor for life. 

  • Exceptional personal service
  • Local experts
  • Trusted Property Advisors

HiP Properties

A well established independent agency since 1993

Located at the beautiful Harbour Island, Harbour Island Properties & Greenways Properties work exclusively within the local area and therefore are experts in it.

If you are looking for an extensive portfolio to choose your next property, mooring or a plot - this is the agency you want to get in touch with. Great team of highly experienced local agents and an attitude turning customers into life-long friends - what more would one want?

  • Well-established for 29 years
  • Independent and local-operated



Pioneers of 0% Commission Flat Fee model in real estate world

Save thousands in commission fees when selling your property using MiHome. Introduced by Rudi Joubert, a flat fee is negotiated individually with each customer at this real estate agent and paid only when a property is sold. No hidden costs!

Having worked at the world's leading agents, Rudi is a highly qualified property professional holding NQF5 and a full principal status. 

  • Fixed flat fee for all property sales
  • No sale, no fee policy
  • Photographs done by MiHome

HJ Properties

Experts in Bellville, Durbanville, Brackenfell and surrounds

Specializing in residential real estate sales and rentals, HJ Properties were established back in 2008. Professional service and integrity in the northern suburbs of Cape Town are what they thrive on to this day. 

Understanding their customer's needs, whether it's a landlord or a tenant, helps HJ Properties to stay at the of the property game in South Africa.


Red Properties

Specialists in selling property in Cape Town North

Founded by Erna Sciocatti, Red Properties are well-known for all things property. Extensive experience and a great team of brokers make this company focus on people first and bricks second.

Reliable, enthusiastic and diligent is what best describes people at Red Properties. No surprise then why 4 out of 5 past customer recommends this company. 

  • Highly Experienced Team of Brokers
  • Clear Communication and Service
  • IEASA Registered

Just Property

Your choice of agents at Mossel Bay

Aiming to become the #1 real estate brand in South Africa, Just Property is surely here to deliver.

Sales, rentals and property management is what this company is famous for. If you're looking for someone with high integrity, professionalism and would like to deal with one agent that has it all - their Mossel Bay branch is highly recommended. 

  • Nationwide Company
  • 14 Individually Owned and Run Franchises Around Cape Town
  • Access To Properties That Are Not On The Open Market
  • Teams of Experts Available At All Times


The Cape Town Real Estate Company

A new dynamic company at the heart of Cape Town

The Cape Town Real Estate Company is a boutique agency servicing clients in the heart of Cape Town as well as surrounding areas. They offer local expertise and personal attention to detail.

We love their fresh and personal style of delivering real estate services to clients in both sales and rentals. If you’re looking for a team that will listen and understands your needs, The Cape Town Real Estate Company won’t disappoint. Founder Faye Du Preez’s vision is to take this agency to new heights.

As local experts at buying, selling, renting, and letting property in Cape Town, their service is personal and they will go out of their way to ensure that you receive only the highest quality of services.

  • Female-led agency
  • Local experts with the highest quality of service
  • Unique agency with a new take on real estate in the Mother City

Realtors Group

Boutique Agency dedicated to individual service

A boutique agency based in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, Realtors Group is dedicated to individual service.

They have the necessary local expertise, an award-winning team, and personal attention to detail.

With over 25 years in the industry, their reputation speaks for itself. Seasoned experts at buying, selling, renting, and letting property - they come highly recommended.

Expect a team that will go out of their way to ensure that you receive only the highest quality of services.

  • Boutique Agency in Northern Suburbs
  • 25 years+ experience
  • Local expertise and award-winning team

Meggar Property Brokers

Local brokerage with modern strategies

Meggar Property Brokers is a dynamic property agency based in the heart of Cape Town. They offer local expertise in Maitland, Kensington, Factreton, Woodstock, Salt River, Brooklyn, Ysterplaat, Rugby, and Observatory.

The brokerage has been successfully running for over 30 years with a great reputation for professional service on all levels. They also offer exceptional marketing skills which have helped stimulate the local market.

At the moment, the team has 7 staff members who all bring years of experience in property sales and purchases to the Western Cape.

  • Excellent reputation as local Agency
  • 30+ years of experience
  • Exceptional marketing

Atteridge Real Estate

Luxury agency serving high-end clients in Cape Town

Atteridge is a boutique agency focussing on luxury real estate from Houtbay to Llundudno. With a portfolio that will leave you breathless, Atteridge has carved out the perfect niche in the competitive Cape Town real estate market.

The team at Atteridge is well-known locally and internationally for their professional service as well as their personal approach to selling luxury real estate in Cape Town. Servicing some of the best estates and areas around the Peninsula, Atteridge is the agency of choice for premium properties and high-end clients.

  • Luxury Real Estate Agency
  • Local and international presence
  • Premium real estate portfolio

Prosperity Real Estates

Family Agency with International Standards

Prosperity Real Estates is a local family-run agency that has been in the industry for over 10 years. They have built a reputation of offering top-quality service as area specialists in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.

In recognition of their expertise, Prosperity Real Estates recently joined forces with EXP Realty. This partnership with a leading international real estate brokerage has opened new doors for the local Cape Town Agency.

Even though Prosperity Real Estates now has an international presence, they still serve the local Kuilsriver and surrounding market.

  • Family-owned agency
  • Area specialists in the Northern Suburbs
  • International ties with EXP Realty

Signature Real Estate

Award-Winning Boutique Agency

The agency is renowned for its luxury properties along the coastline - from Hout Bay to the Waterfront and the City Bowl to Constantia.

The agency offers exceptional personal service to high net worth clients, as well as modern marketing techniques and a high level of expertise. As a boutique agency, they specialize in luxury real estate purchases and sales as well as managing premium rental properties.

With award-winning agents on the team, Signature Real Estate aims to offer a much higher quality of service to its clients. With record-breaking transactions across the board, their results are a testament to their service. Only a few of the reasons why they’re on our list of best real estate agents in Cape Town!

  • Exceptional personal service
  • Award-winning team with record-breaking transactions
  • Luxury portfolio

Remax Living

Trusted Agency makes Moving to Cape Town a Breeze

One of the largest real estate companies in South Africa, Remax has a reputation for being the best. Similarly, Remax Living Cape Town has made a name for itself as a specialist in residential and commercial property sales and rentals along the Atlantic Seaboard coastline, Waterfront, City Center, and the scenic Table Mountain area.

Remax Living has an award-winning team of agents with a wealth of local knowledge and experience.

Moreover, clients benefit from the excellent international network and collaboration between offices - simplifying the selling process and offering a wider reach in terms of buyers.

  • Leading brand
  • Award-winning team
  • International network

 Pam Golding Properties

Award-Winning Agency That’s Stood the Test of Time

Pam Golding Properties is the oldest and most highly awarded real estate company in South Africa. With over 17 International Property Awards, the brand has stood the test of time.

Pam Golding Properties is known locally and internationally as one of the leading real estate agencies in Southern Africa. A single office was established in Cape Town in 1976 by founder and life president Pam Golding.

Pam Golding has since branched out into Africa and Europe, employing over 2000 staff and agents worldwide.

In Cape Town, you can expect an award-winning team with many years of experience in the industry and excellent local knowledge and connections. Pam Golding Properties is one of the most successful real estate agencies in Cape Town.

  • A wealth of experience in the Cape Town Real Estate market
  • An international brand with local roots
  • Award-winning team with local knowledge and connections

Dogon Group Properties

Women Powered Agency Reaching New Heights

As one of the top female-led boutique agencies in Cape Town, Dogon has gone from strength to strength over recent years. Founder Denise Dogon recently handed over the reins to Alexa Horne, whose leadership is taking DG Properties to new heights.

Perhaps one of DG Properties’ greatest achievements was the 2016 sale of an award-winning SAOTA Bantry Bay residence for R290 Million. Considered by many as the sale of the century.

Dogon Group Properties is also involved in a number of property developments throughout Cape Town. Quality, service excellence, and top-level marketing strategies have become synonymous with this leading real estate brand.

  • Female-led team
  • Facilitating record sales in Cape Town (R290M sale in 2016)
  • Dynamic team with top-level marketing strategies and recognition

Dickson Real Estate

Creating Wealth Through Property for over 35 Years

Established as a family agency more than 35 years ago, Dickson Real Estate has grown exponentially and is now one of the leading agencies in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.

Their slogan “Property is Wealth” has remained true throughout the years, and what’s more, the team is still led by founders Lance and Ria Dickson.

Recently, Dickson Real Estate started a Property Management division specializing in managing Sectional titles, bodies corporates, and homeowners associations. This exciting new venture has led to new growth and prospects.

  • 35+ years of experience
  • Known for creating wealth through real estate
  • New Property Management division

Omega Real Estate

Leading Agency in Investment Real Estate Cape Town

Omega Real Estate is a full-service agency with offices in the Cape Peninsula as well as other regions of South Africa. With 35 years of experience, the agency has grown with the city of Cape Town.

Initially founded by Bazil Naidoo, a banker with a flair for real estate, it is now led by CEO Desigan Naidoo. Desigan’s skills as a property developer have helped take Omega Real Estate to new heights.

The company’s strength lies in empowering its clients. By understanding the Cape Town real estate market, Omega Real Estate has helped its clients grow their investments.

  • Full-service agency
  • 35+ years of experience
  • Directors have a background in banking and property development


Recommended Property Lawyers & Conveyancers

Lindsay Waters


Established in 1989 by Charmaine Lindsay, Lindsay & Waters has 34 years’ experience specializing in conveyancing – both sectional and conventional.

They have an Estates Dept and does wills and winding up deceased estates. This is a medium-sized family firm with friendly staff that are always available to answer your questions and assist you. This is not your normal 9 to 5 business. If you need legal assistance in any given time or situation, don’t hesitate to contact one of their partners. They are available even after work hours and weekends.

  • Well-established firm with 34 years’ experience in conveyancing, property law, estates and more
  • BEE Compliant


Ashersons Attorneys is an established firm and is celebrating 100 years of law practice in South Africa.

Ashersons is a boutique practice established by Raphael Asherson in 1920. This Cape Town based law firm specializes in civil litigation in the High Court, the Regional Court, and the Magistrate’s Court. Questions about property-related disputes or sale of immovable property may it be residential or commercial, Ashersons got you covered.

If you want a comprehensive, personal, and tailor-made service, look no further. Ashersons pride themselves in delivering fast turnaround time to their clients. Not to mention their attention to detail to make sure their clients get all their money’s worth.

  • Established since 1920
  • Has maintained its reputation as a leading law firm in South Africa
  • Experts in property-related matters

Bayley Haynes Attorneys & Conveyancers

Look no further than Bailey Haynes when the utmost attention to detail, experience and knowledge is required while selling or buying a property in the greater Cape Town area.

A dedicated team of professional Conveyancing Attorneys will attend your property transfer matters and will help you with property transfers and registrations, valuations, due diligence and other services. 

Conveniently located in Cape Town Central, Bailey Haynes Attorneys & Conveyancers also have a satellite office in Bellville for added convenience. 

Other services include:

  • Commercial Law & Legal Contracts
  • Leases, Rentals & Property Evictions
  • Estates, Wills & Trusts

Cader & Co Property Law and Conveyancers

Cader & Co is a local, award-winning property law firm and conveyancers in Cape Town.

It is an innovative and progressive company, whose attorneys are regularly featured on local media channels. Cader & Co are always paying attention to the slightest detail and provide outstanding customer service, connecting with each client individually. 

Some of their services include, but are not limited to:

  • Conveyancing
  • Eviction
  • Construction
  • Estate Administration
  • Personal/Business Legal Matters

Noxchase/Lombard Attorneys

Noxchase/Lombard has nearly two decades of legal experience.

They are a one-stop, end-to-end solution for any individual or business dealing with property, either on a once-off or ongoing basis. In other words, they are an all-in-one property service, where clients do not have to spend their time and money hiring multiple services and lawyers to attend to each aspect of their property requirements. 

Some of Noxchase/Lombard services include:

  • Property Management
  • Property Law Advice
  • Property Disputes
  • Sectional Title Law
  • Property Development Law
  • Lease Agreements & Offers To Purchase

High-Quality Property Management


Specialising in property rentals in Southern Suburbs, Cape Town, LettingWorx is an active and dynamic independent agency who helps busy property investors secure good tenants and were established for 12 years.

Owned by Annie McLelland, LettingWorx has already established a reputation in bringing their clients personal, responsive, and hands-on services at competitive rates. Their services covers vast areas in the southern suburbs in Cape Town and Constantiaberg. If you’re looking for a place to rent around these areas, give them a shout for any assistance you may need.

  • They offer a full Property Management or Tenant Services
  • Focused on Risk Management for their Landlords

FMS Property Managers

With over 30 years of excellent service, FairCape provides only the highest industry standards to their clients.

They serve landlords and property sellers and maintains a client-centered approach in their business. They help their clients maintain the occupancy of their properties, rent collection, and maintaining residential upkeep. They also provide property sellers with the accurate valuation and advertisement of their property to get the ideal price.

Their expertise in property markets is not only limited to residential and commercial. Their property development portfolio also expands towards leisure and retail. Their list of impressive property developments in recent years include Tokai Estate, The Boulevard, Wembley Square Two, Cannon Gardens, Harbour Bridge, and Muizenderg Beach to name a few.

  • 30 years’ experience in property management
  • R2Bn in asset value
  • 9700 Sectional Title and HOA Units Managed
  • R90mil Residential Sales in 2017
  • Committed to Always Deliver Exceptional Services


If you want stress-free management of your Airbnb bookings, ZWARTGROUP will get the job done for you.

Based in Cape Town, ZWARTGROUP is an independent short-term rental company that offers you ideal way to manage your Airbnb bookings. Their goal is to get you earning more than what a traditional long-term rental can give.

What’s great about ZWARTGROUP is that they offer a full turn key solution to short-term rentals. Not only that, they also offer competitive rates. The cost of their Cape Town turn key management service is only 15% of the nightly rate. They organize cleaners, maintenance, take care of your guests, provide hotel quality linens, coordinate key exchanges, and more. 

Trusted by brands such as HomeAway, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Booking.com, and Airbnb.

Their services include:

  • Listing Creation
  • Hotel Quality Linens
  • Professional Cleaning
  • Guest Vetting
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Price Optimisation
  • 24Hr Check-In
  • Property Maintenance
  • Replenishments
  • Guest Communications

Simanyene Property Management

Simanyene Property Management vision and mission is to help their clients manage and maintain their property assets in the Cape Town Metropolitan area.

With expertise in Construction Project Management, they apply their effective management skills in complex construction projects, build new premises, or taking charge in daily maintenance and services. Simanyene has expertise in various sectors such as Residential, Commercial, Hotel & Leisure, Retail, Mixed-Use, and Education.

In terms of their services, they also provide development & asset management. In stances where an existing client wishes to redevelop their property to capitalize on underlying asset value, they’re able to assist in developing solutions to tap into that potential.

Their services can be summarised as:

  • Property Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Project Management
  • Development Management
  • Asset Management

Property Survey Done Right

GPS Land Surveyors

GPS Land Surveyors were established in 2009 and provide Geospatial and Surveying services on affordable housing projects, survey and Geomatics.

Their team consists of highly skilled and professional Land and Quantity Surveyors, Town Planners, Architects and Valuers. Expertise and specific operational strategies are what help GPS Land Surveyors overcome even the most complex tasks on time and budget required.

  • Underground Utility Detection
  • Cadastral Surveys
  • Engineering Surveys
  • Topographical Surveys
  • Sectional Title
  • Aerial Photogrammetry and Mapping
  • LiDar Surveying

Need Temporary Stay While Moving?

Stay In Cape Town

Are you stuck between dates of moving out of your old place while the new one isn't quite ready yet? This is where Stay In Cape Town comes to help.

They offer a wide selection of apartments all around Cape Town for anyone looking to crash in for a day or two at a small studio, or a more comfortable, long-term stay at a luxury 2-bed apartment

The team behind Stay in Cape Town has more than 12 years of experience and will make sure you:

  • Have a pleasant, stress-free stay
  • Save up to 50% in costs, if compared to a regular hotel
  • Provide outstanding customer service

Final Thoughts On Moving To Cape Town

Moving to Cape Town doesn’t have to be hard if you have the right team by your side

We hope this list has helped you find the best real estate in Cape Town. If you’re ready to sign the contract and pack up your life back home - don’t forget to choose the best moving company to help take you there.

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