These neighbourhoods are known for their Great Social Scene
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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.
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.
Cape Town City Bowl
Hip and Happening Hotspot
Living in the CBD of Cape Town is unlike any other city centre. Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill cradle the City Centre, with mountain hikes and forests in easy access and it is within minutes’ drive to some of the world’s best beaches. Depending on which area in the city you live, the housing arrangements can vary from large leafy houses in Oranjezicht, to small studio apartments in the City Centre. Living in the CBD of Cape Town gives the best of both worlds as you're in close proximity to all amenities, as well as have nature on your doorstep.
Beach meets business
Durban Central is a diverse, colourful neighbourhood that includes the beachfront areas, the Berea, Morningside, Glenwood, Musgrave and the CBD. The beach is the biggest attraction and locals flock the promenade to cycle, run, surf, swim, fish or just catch some sun. There are also incredibly lush parks and open spaces dotted around the neighbourhod for residents to take advantage of. The nightlife in Durban Central is exciting with numerous bars, pubs, restaurants and night clubs in close proximity to each other. As its name implies, Durban Central's location makes it convenient to get to any of the other areas around Durban.
Small sophisticated suburb
Durban North is an established small suburb where the people are friendly, and the surroundings are beautiful. It is a family-oriented area with many activities available. Situated between Durban central and Umhlanga, all amenities and schools are located only minutes away. The area boasts spectacular sea and city views. Although it is centrally and conveniently located, living in Durban North feels very much like living in a small town.
Zest for life
This area has a population of great diversity, from young successful entrepeneurs and business successors, to the well established elderly with a “zest for life”. From well-known coffee shops and chic eateries, to thriving restaurants and world famous wine farms, they are all just a stone's throw away. This neighbourhood can be described as energetic, successful, trendy, peaceful and very well situated for access to all the other splendours that Cape Town has to offer.
Hartbeespoort Dam and surrounds
Oasis in the mountains
Hartbeespoort is a small resort town situated on slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountain and the banks of the Hartbeespoort Dam. This "poort" in the Magaliesberg was a popular spot for hunters, where they cornered and shot the hartebeest many years ago. Watersports such as para-sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, tubing and boat cruises are very popular on the dam. This neighbourhood is vibrant and full of life, with a great social scene.
Johannesburg CBD and Bruma
Vibrant big city living
The Johannesburg CBD encompasses a vast area, ranging from the affluent areas like Linksfield, to more affordable areas like Hillbrow and Bruma. After years of being seen as a no-go area by many, the city centre has bounced back to being in demand again. A massive urban regeneration project has seen money pumped into the area and occupancy is up and crime is down - a sure sign that it's working. The Maboneng precinct, for instance, now attracts a hip, arty crowd to its bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries.
Casual beach vibe
If you’re an avid fisherman, surfer or just someone that loves glorious beaches, coastal forests, magnificent coral reefs and endless sunny days, then the South coast is the place for you. The heart of the KZN South Coast, from Shelly Beach to Ramsgate, has a vibrant atmosphere yet very laid-back lifestyle. The area boasts an abundance of leisure and sporting facilities. People go to work dressed very casually, residents are surrounded by holiday makers, restaurants are always busy and beaches are always attractive.
City life amongst nature's treasures
Nelspruit or Mbombela, the capital of Mpumalanga, is a vibrant, sub-tropical city that has a rich history and is teeming with wildlife. There is an abundance of outdoor adventures in nature and many attractions. This diverse city is the gateway to Kruger National Park, and home to lush botanical gardens, as well as great shopping.