Why is everyone moving to the Western Cape?

    The Western Cape is synonymous with luxury, spacious surroundings and a high standard of living. It’s no wonder it’s become a dream destination for locals and tourists alike. Discover the benefits of semigrating to the Western Cape.

    The trend of semigration

    While moving across provinces is no new endeavour, the recent spike in semigration is largely due to the COVID-19 impact on the office environment. With remote working becoming the norm, employees are realising they can choose to live in a city they love. 

    Moving to the Western Cape has many advantages for the young and ambitious. They can enjoy:

    • Cape Town’s ultra cool city life
    • The laidback beauty of the nearby Winelands 
    • The appeal of the best fashion, art galleries and restaurants one could ask for.

    However, it is also a haven for families who prioritise a good education for their children and a balanced, healthy lifestyle. With water sports, outdoor activities and a general sense of eco-optimism, the Western Cape may soon be stealing residents from all over the country. 

    Gauteng locals are migrating in droves to the Mother City, with many citing a lifestyle change as the major drawcard. Since the bustling, corporate city of Johannesburg has seen remote working increase, many are choosing to look at the property market in Cape Town as an investment for their future. As people feel settled and secure in their jobs, residents make their move to be closer to families they may have left behind or to partake in the world-famous social scene of Cape Town. 

    A calculated move

    Analytics company Lightstone reports that the majority of people moving to the Western Cape are choosing to do so for the low crime rate, increased job opportunities in their field and better quality of homes. Space is not a factor in the Western Cape, with many sprawling estates and high-end homes to choose from. The easy access to vineyards, beaches and mountain hikes make the Western Cape a choice you don’t have to explain.

    For KwaZulu-Natal, the property market is only beginning to regain its footing since the civil riots of July 2021. The shift to move to a safer environment prompts residents to head for the Western Cape in search of a coastal town without the baggage.

    For those invested in making the Western Cape their new permanent home, they are zoning in on larger properties in exclusive areas:

     Along the Atlantic Seaboard:

    • Greenpoint 
    • Camps Bay 
    • Clifton 
    • Sea Point 
    • Bantry Bay

    In the City bowl: 

    • Woodstock 
    • Oranjezicht
    • Gardens 
    • Vredehoek 

    In the suburbs: 

    • Constantia
    • Tokai 
    • Bishopscourt 
    • Tableview 
    • Durbanville
    • Paarl

    Armed with this extensive list of exciting locations to choose from, the semigration tribes from all over South Africa are armed and waiting to move in. With each area offering its own unique appeal, it’s believed these towns will provide a better quality of life with a smoother-run municipality.

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    Make moving to the Western Cape your story

    Seeff’s range of upmarket properties across the Western Cape offers all the amenities and creature comforts you could think of. Put down roots right around the corner from internationally renowned hotspots, local heritage sites and easily accessible leisure facilities. Contact our team of trusted property practitioners today to view our latest listings.


    Author: Seeff Property Group
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