These neighbourhoods are known for their Country Living
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A safe haven
Perfect for families, young professionals and business owners, the affluent town of Bedfordview is close to many industrial and business areas, such as Johannesburg South. This lush area boasts many excellent schools, and various fun activities for the whole family. Bedfordview overlooks the bustling Sandton area, however has none of the traffic congestion of such an area. The police and security companies in this area work well together to provide a safe environment for residents.
Bela-Bela and surrounds
A warmer side to Limpopo
With its name coming from the geothermic hot springs around which the town was built, this area is also known by the name Warmbaths. Bela-Bela offers many things to do including excellent sport and recreation, Big Five game viewing, hiking, quad bikes and much more. There are restaurants to suit every taste within the town and particularly at the Waterfront complex.
Country life in the city
For the those who love to feel that they are living a country lifestyle, but are still in a big city, this is the place to live. This is a vibrant area and most of the residents living here are friendly and helpful. Bloemfontein is also a big tourist attraction city as it is so rich with South African history. The residents of this city are big sports lovers and it's the home of the Free State Cheetah’s rugby team.
Nestled in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, Hillcrest has a slightly cooler and less humid climate than other parts of Durban. It’s a family-friendly suburb, with many private schools, parks and kid-friendly restaurants. Estate living is very common, with many estates boasting well-kept golf courses. Built amongst rolling hills, houses have magnificent views of the valley and lush, surrounding hills. Just 30 minutes from Durban city centre, Hillcrest is away from the hustle and bustle. The area has a great sense of community, and a mix of country and cosmopolitan lifestyles.
Kuilsriver offers a peaceful, country life and is a fast growing area, with many surrounding farms and small holdings. This area is perfect for families that want to live away from urban commercialism and enjoy small town living. Kuilsriver offers a wide variety of residence types from secure estates, larger homes on farms and small holdings or older more spacious houses for the larger families.
A Family First Community
Meyerton is a town with a lot of history, culture and beautiful, green scenery. The locals are well mannered, and this area has a very caring and involved community. Houses are generally well built and spacious, with large gardens. The majority of residents work in the surrounding area as there are various industries present.
Paarl to Franschhoek
Serenity amongst the hills and vineyards
Surrounded by serenity and splendour, the area between Paarl and Franschhoek is simply breathtaking wherever you look. The locals are friendly, helpful people and this area attracts tourists from all over the world. There is an abundance of activities, from historical monuments to quaint farm markets, there's never a dull day here. Paarl offers residents a feeling of safety and security, and a supportive, intimate community. It's a great neighbourhood for families and young couples wanting to be away from busy city life.
Parow and Goodwood
The area between Parow and Goodwood is lush and mountainous, with majestic views of the surrounding mountain range and the ocean. This neighbourhood combines the beauty of the Western Cape, with small town living. However, Cape Town is just a stone's throw away, for those who occasionally enjoy the offerings of a big city, or for an easy work commute. The lifestyle in this area is laid back and relaxed, with a friendly community.
Charming Countryside City
Pietermaritzburg, set amidst the rolling countryside of the Natal Midlands, is one of the best preserved Victorian cities in the world. It's a deeply historical city, characterised by museums and historical routes. Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city in the province. The city is well served with transport links and is conveniently situated between Durban and Johannesburg. It's a thriving modern capital that has carried its history fully into the present. This area has the most comprehensive education centre in the country. Beyond the city limits, the Victorian inspired streets give way to beautiful countryside, characterised by rivers, farms and nature reserves.
Stillness amongst the hills
A quiet, relaxed neighbourhood amongst the hills, Pretoria West has affordable family homes and an abundance of land. It's the perfect family neighbourhood, with many kid-friendly activities around town. Many people in this area are car enthusiasts - from auto electricians to mechanics, as the Mayhem racetrack is located here. The climate is temperate in Pretoria West, with cool winters and mild summers.