These neighbourhoods are known for their Family Lifestyle
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Unwind by the sweet water
Amanzimtoti, meaning 'the water is sweet' is a laid-back coastal town near Durban. This town attracts the young, old, retired and working class - all for the same reason.. the beach! With the beach being the main attraction in this neighbourhood, surfing, swimming and fishing are the most popular outdoor activities and holiday makers flock here in summer. Life moves a little slower in Amanzimtoti, and many people like to live here and commute to work in Durban.
Small coastal town with a big personality
Ballito, on the Kwazulu Natal North Coast, has grown quickly recently. Upmarket estates, restaurants and shopping centres now inhabit areas that were sugar cane fields not long ago. Many families are relocating to the area to take advantage of the relaxed coastal lifestyle that the area offers, even though it is just 30 minutes drive from Durban. Ballito has 3 excellent malls offering lots of retail therapy, great restaurants, private schools, private hospitals and ample sporting facilities. Beside the houses and flats in the main residential and beachfront areas, there are many newly built, secure estates that provide a choice of property types for those moving to the area.
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.
Railway station to Rock City
The residential suburb of Bellville is just 25 kilometres outside Cape Town, with majestic views over the winelands and the Stellenbosch Mountains. Living in Bellville is convenient and ideal for families and visitors alike, as the CBD and various shopping centres are just around the corner. The area and houses are well established, providing a safe and friendly atmosphere. Many young entrepreneurs, students and families live here, giving the area a balanced variety of residents. Many famous South African bands hail from Bellville, so it's gained the nickname Bellville Rock City.
Benoni was originally a mining town, and the mines and supporting businesses attracted people from all over the world. This played a big part in the area being as diverse as it is today. Benoni is a picturesque setting for families with its attractive tree lined suburban streets. For those that are interested in all things equestrian, Benoni has many horse stables and riding facilities. Residents like to refer to Benoni as the "City of Lakes" with 4 scenic lakes dotted around the area.
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.
This diverse mining town offers contemporary living with an outdoor touch. Enjoy watersports and family fun in the sun at the Boksburg Lake and the Wild Waters water park. For the regular travellors, O.R. Tambo International Airport is a convenient 15 minutes away. With one of the biggest shopping malls in Johannesburg, Boksburg is a shopper’s delight. Rich in history and culture, this town has museums and historical buildings aplenty.
One big family
Living in Brackenfell area provides a feeling of closeness and security, consisting of many young families. It is a well-maintained area where your neighbours are your friends. The community has ongoing group activities that all residents can take part in. Residents care for one another and maintain the safety of their neighbourhood by working together as a team.
From countryside to city in minutes
This suburb has become a ‘lifestyle of choice’ for many who don’t want to live in Johannesburg or Pretoria, yet need easy access to both. There are many lifestyle estates in the area which offer residents a good selection of safe, high quality property options. These gated villages have attracted a cosmopolitan community and Centurion functions as something of a mini city of its own. Although it retains a country-feel, residents can be on one of the major roadways to the big cities within minutes.
Family friendly convenience
With many estates dotted around the area, the gated village lifestyle is a popular choice. A sense of community and family abounds, and everyone seems to know each other at the local hang-outs. Situated near the N1 highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Centurion West offers a country living ambience not far from the big cities. Sparkling lakes and rolling hills make this area a golfer’s paradise. It’s a great outdoorsy way of life, with all the comforts of a city life.