These neighbourhoods are known for their Varsity Town Feel
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Cape Town Southern Suburbs
Affluent Village Feel
The Southern Suburbs make up some of the most popular residential areas in Cape Town. With large plots of land and roomy homes, the area attracts a fairly affluent crowd. The suburbs in the area include Rondebosch, Claremont, Plumstead, Ottery, Wynberg, Newlands, Constantia and Bishopscourt, Pinelands, Observatory, Tokai, Bergvliet, Kenilworth and Steenberg. Peaceful, quiet and leafy, the Southern Suburbs are seen by many as the perfect place to bring up children.
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.
Lively Academic Town
Potchefstroom is an energetic, academic city, hosting the Potchefstroom Campus of the North West University. The community are friendly and helpful, consisting of mostly Afrikaans speakers. This area is known as the North-West Province's Home of Sport and is a home away from home for many international athletes and teams. With no large industries, this area has very clean air, and a low crime rate.
Pretoria Central and Old East
Old town, young crowd
Pretoria Old East is known as Jacaranda City because of the thousands of lilac bloomed trees that line the streets. It’s one of the city's oldest suburbs, with lovely established trees and gardens. With the university nearby, the atmosphere is young and full of energy and excitement. Students, art lovers and trendsetters can be found socialising by day and by night.
A piece of heaven on earth
Oak trees, historic buildings, students, green spaces, cafés and lots of great wine are among the first impressions of this buzzing university town, but there’s much more to life in Stellenbosch than its undeniable picture-postcard charm