The Nicest Places to Move To In South Africa

Monday, September 17, 2012

South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa and it is divided into nine provinces. But the provinces are in turn divided into 52 districts.It is a multi-ethnic nation with diverse cultures and languages but English is commonly spoken.

The country is ranked as an upper-middle income economy; it has the largest economy in Africa as well as the 28th largest in the world. There are various nice places to live in in South Africa so depending on the style of lifestyle that you want and your financial budget; this will determine where you choose to set up home.

There are nine provincial capitals and within these are the nine largest cities. Here is a guide to each city and some of the reasons why you should move there if relocating overseas.

  • Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is one of the largest cities in South Africa and it has the nickname ‘The Friendly City’. It has a subtropical climate, a wealth of fine sporting facilities and it is a major destination for tourists.

  • Bloemfontein

As one of the country’s three capitals, Bloemfontein is popularly known as the city of roses due to the vast abundance of flowers and rose festivals that take place.

  • Johannesburg

This is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the world. The north and west of the city has undulating hills which are picturesque and a number of streams meander through the suburbs. It has a subtropical highland climate and is one of the most modern and prosperous cities in South Africa.

  • Durban

Durban is the third largest city in South Africa and it is one of the major centres of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. The city is a gateway to national parks and historic sites.

  • Polokwane

Meaning ‘Place of Safety’, Polokwane is a major urban centre with a semi-arid climate. It is connected to all major centres via rail, it is the home to the Polokwane Cricket Club which is one of the oldest in the country, and there is an abundance of nature and wildlife viewing opportunities for keen animal-lovers.

  • Nelspruit

Located on Crocodile River, Nelspruit is the main manufacturing and agricultural hub for north-eastern South Africa. It is filled with orange farms and the climate provides perfect conditions for the growing of citrus and tropical fruits like mango, avocado and banana so the sights are picturesque.

  • Rustenburg

Rustenburg is a lovely city with warm summers and mild winters. The city is located near two major centres and a major highway route making it a hub for tourist activities. The best known attractions are the major nature reserves. It is reported to be the fastest growing city in South Africa.

  • Kimberley

Kimberley is renowned for its historical significance due to its diamond mining past. The city claims to be a great tourist destination and it advertises itself as a ‘City that Sparkles’, with museums and visitor attractions.

  • Cape Town

As one of the country’s three capitals, Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa. The city is famous for its beautiful harbour and picturesque natural settings and it is the country’s most popular tourist destination. It has numerous fantastic landmarks to visit including Table Mountain and Cape Point.

This article was written by Robinsons international removals, specialists in moving overseas. Speak to the experts today for help and tips on moving to South Africa.

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