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Cape Town

Cape Town
Cape Town, also known as Kaapstad or iKapa, is the second most populated city in South Africa, and located on the shores of Table Bay, is the provincial capital for the Western Cape.

The City of Cape Town is also Africa's most popular tourist destination as it is rich in history, and is renowned for its working harbour, Cape floral kingdom, as well as Table Mountain and Cape Point.

Cape Town was originally developed by the Dutch East India Company as a station for ships sailing to other parts of Africa, India, and the Far East for trade purposes. Jan van Riebeeck's arrival on 6 April 1652 established Cape Town as the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. 

Since this time, Cape Town has become an economic and cultural hub of South Africa. 

The cultural diversity of the residents make Cape Town a dynamic hub, perfect for those interested in food, people, theatre and many other attractions. 

The estimated population of Cape Town is 3.5 million, all of whom are housed in the following regions: 

  • ·        City Bowl
  • ·         Northern Suburbs
  • ·         Atlantic Seaboard
  • ·         Southern Suburbs
  • ·         South Peninsula
  • ·         Cape Flats
  • ·         Helderberg
  • ·         West Coast

Cape Town offers many different types of housing to suit just about any homeowner or tenant, from newly developed and affordable housing, to old and established estates. Residents are spoilt for choice when living in Cape Town as each area is a beauty in its own. 

In the Southern Suburbs, Capetonians are treated to views of the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Southern Suburbs is also landmarked by the University of Cape Town, and as such is a popular area in which to rent for students.  Young families make the Southern Suburbs a first choice when buying a home as it is affordable and within close proximity to many Cape Town schools. Some of the areas in the Southern Suburbs include Tokai, Bishopscourt, Rondebosch and Claremont.

The Cape Town City Bowl, which forms part of the Atlantic Seaboard, is another popular area for residents. In terms of housing, this area has many apartment-style homes on offer. The area is popular due to its close proximity to the CBD and major tourist attractions. Residents, whether renting or buying, can enjoy a lock-up-and-go lifestyle when living here.

Cape Town has a vast number of entertainment options for residents. Choosing to stay indoors, residents can visit the many bars, clubs and restaurants on offer; alternatively, Capetonians can venture outdoors and explore the many wine farms, botanical gardens, nature walks and beaches nearby.

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