Gauteng

Soweto

Since its inauspicious birth in the early 1900's, the urban township of Soweto has weathered political turmoil, tremendous social hardship, extreme poverty, and some of the most brutal clashes and resistance movements between the civilians and police forces (namely the Soweto Uprising which began on the morning of June 16 in 1976). However, despite a tumultuous history and arduous present, the Gauteng township of Soweto (the syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships) has become a major draw card within the South African tourism industry, the international tourism industry and the property development market. Just like the city of Johannesburg, the...

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Vanderbijlpark

Leapfrog Properties offer an excellent array of properties in Vanderbijlpark to suit all requirements. Vanderbijlpark is situated on the banks of the Vaal River, and is a town rich with history, culture and a diverse population. Only 45 minute drive from Johannesburg, Vanderbijlpark owes its existence to the fast growing demand on the steel industry in the Second World War. The name “Vanderbijlpark” can be contributed to Dr. Hendrik Van Der Bijl, who was running the Iron and Steel Corporation in Pretoria at the time. Dr. Van Der Bijl was sent to open the Vanderbijlpark Steel works, first named ISCOR and now known as Mittal Steel. This fast expanding plant...

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Vereeniging

Vereeniging at a glance Province: Gauteng Municipality: Emfuleni Popular suburbs: Zuikerbosch Estate (Three Rivers); Three Rivers Proper (Three Rivers); Three Rivers East (Three Rivers); Risiville; Zuikerbosch; Fisheagle Estate (Three Rivers); Kubali; Vischgat; Arcon Park; Proper Coordinates: Latitude 26°39'31.24"S, Longitude 27°58'8.10"E Population (census 2011): 99 787 Main attractions and recreation: Maccauvlei Golf Club, Riviera on Vaal Country Club, Vaal Dam, Marievale Bird Sanctuary, De Kraal Antiques and Collectables, Orange Farm Park, River Square Shopping Centre, Perfect Manhattan, Tapimanzi Adventures,...

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KwaZulu Natal

Richards Bay

Richards Bay at a glance Province: KwaZulu-Natal Municipality: Umhlathuze Popular suburbs: Meerensee; Birdswood; Arboretum Veld en Vlei; Brackenham, Wild en Weide; Aquadene Coordinates: -28.7529091950 32.05357342985735 Population (census 2011): 50 500 Main attractions and recreation: Deep-sea fishing, Alkantstrand Beach, Boardwalk Mall, game reserves within an hour’s drive, University of Zululand, Umfolozi Casino, restaurants, Parkrun Leapfrog Office Contact Details Owners: Greg and Sharon Mattison Contact number: 0357890590 Email address: richardsbay@leapfrog.co.za History Richards Bay, a town in...

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Limpopo Province

Modimolle

WATERBERG, LIMPOPO At a glance Province:  Limpopo Municipality: Modimolle-Mookgopong Popular suburbs:  Modimolle, Bela-Bela, Alma, Vaalwater Coordinates: 24.7096'S, 28.3988'O Population (census 2011): 8 671 Main attractions and recreation: Waterberg Biosphere and Meander Animal Sanctuaries Extreme Sports 4 X 4 Trails Hiking Trails Wildlife Auctions Golf Park Estate Historical Landmarks Leapfrog Office Contact Details Santie Botha (Leapfrog Property Group Waterberg) Contact number: 083 432 1727 Email address: santie.botha@leapfrog.co.za Formerly known as Nylstroom, Modimolle is a town located...

Polokwane

Pietersburg / Polokwane, capital of Limpopo, is the largest metropolitan complex in the north and a major economic centre. Its proximity to the neighbouring countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland, as well as its convenient distance from the Kruger National Park and Magoebaskloof, makes it a perfect gateway and good destination in itself.   Polokwane, the vibrant capital of the province, is one of the fastest growing cities in the southern hemisphere. Founded in the gold rush days of the 1880s, it has witnessed Stone Age nomads, Iron Age settlements, European migrations, wars and political upheaval. For the tourist in today’s peaceful...

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Northern Cape

Kathu

Kathu, Kalahari At a glance Province:  Northern Cape Municipality: Gamagara Popular suburbs: Kalahari Golf and Jag Landgoed Coordinates: 27.42° S 23° 03'E Population (census 2011): 11 510 Main attractions and recreation Kathu has a golf course and a small, well-stocked adjoining game reserve. The town has a well-established sporting complex, including tennis courts, swimming pool and a golf course. One of the tennis courts is named after veteran tennis player Herta Hegewisch. Very popular game farms and hunting activities are in close proximity to Kathu. Camel Thorn Tree Forest The Camel Thorn tree (Acacia...

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Western Cape

Bellville

Located in the peaceful Northern Suburbs, on the line from Cape Town to Stellenbosch and Paarl, the residential suburb of Bellville (formerly known as the 12 Mile post as a result of its proximity to the City Centre) was originally founded as a railway station. Spanning over 18.99 square miles, this residential and commercial district has become a significant part of the Western Cape’s commercial and residential landscape. Although the area was founded in the province’s early development years, it was officially established as a residential and commercial district in 1861 after being named after the surveyor general, Charles Bell. Its original name...

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Blouberg

BLOUBERGSTRAND At a glance Province:  Western Cape Municipality: City of Cape Town Popular suburbs: Big Bay; Blouberg Rise; Blouberg Sands; Bloubergrant; Bloubergstrand; Flamingo Vlei; La Paloma; Parklands; Parklands East; Parklands North; Sagewood; Sandown; Sandown Estate; Sunningdale; Sunridge; Table View; Waves Edge; West Beach; West Riding. Coordinates: 33.7972°S 18.4620°E Population (census 2011): 161 322 Main attractions and recreation: Beaches (swimming, surfing and kitesurfing) Famous view of Table Mountain Robben Island (6.9km west of the coast) Only 15km due north of the Cape Town City...

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Brackenfell

Situated in the Northern Suburbs with easy access to the N1 and the famous cape Winelands Brackenfell property is in high demand and offers a good investment opportunity. The Brackenfell property market is growing fast with good town planning and infrastructure, which offers schools, shopping malls and medical facilities to those that own Brackenfell houses. While been only 35km from the centre of Cape Town it is also placed so that it is a close drive to both the Cederburg and Hermanus, two popular weekend getaway locations. It is right on the edge of the famous Cape Winelands and conveniently close to the Cape Town international airport. Placement is a big draw...

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