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Title: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 19, 2020, 02:36:48 pm
Small towns with good internet, do they exist? If you had to pick a small town to move to which would it be? Or if you live in one, how's the town and especially your internet?

Just an idea for now, need to see if this work from home thing sticks first but I'd need at least a 10 meg unlimited connection, preferably fixed line to work from home and in reasonable sticking distance from Cape Town and George or at the very least Cape Town.

Some examples that come to mind (without knowing the internet situation), Montagu, Gansbaai, Yzerfontein.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on November 19, 2020, 02:38:48 pm
@Goose
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on November 19, 2020, 02:49:00 pm
Most towns on the coast between CT and George have good internet, shout once you've decided and I'll put you in touch with one of our branches to sort you out. There are so many choices to consider, how small a town are you thinking of? The idea of small town living is great but the reality can be boring and you can throw your name away quickly if you get roekeloos:) What are your requirements - like to swim in the ocean, be close to rideable tracks, isolation, have options to hit a busy pub etc?
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 19, 2020, 03:01:50 pm
Most towns on the coast between CT and George have good internet, shout once you've decided and I'll put you in touch with one of our branches to sort you out. There are so many choices to consider, how small a town are you thinking of? The idea of small town living is great but the reality can be boring and you can throw your name away quickly if you get roekeloos:) What are your requirements - like to swim in the ocean, be close to rideable tracks, isolation, have options to hit a busy pub etc?

Thanks. Not tiny but small like say Stilbaai or that sort of size. I'm sure I've managed to throw away my name in Pretoria so I am not too bothered about that  :lol8:

I live in Gauteng so literally anywhere else has better access to riding (although I still haven't been on a bike since my crash).

Idea is basically to live a little slower paced and not have to deal with traffic, busy shops etc. Wifes family are in Cape Town and George hence the requirement to be close-ish to that
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 19, 2020, 03:05:15 pm
Kom ek gee jou n idee van wat Covid aan ons dorp(ie) gedoen het.
Die dag wat die plaaslike laerskool weer oopmaak toe staan daar 36 nuwe leerlinge voor die deur!! Almal kinders van ouers wat kom "skuil" het hier tydens Covid en toe uitgevind het hulle kan permanent hier woon en oor die rekenaar werk.

Ons kry vibre een van die dae!! ;)
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on November 19, 2020, 03:15:58 pm
Stilbaai is 'n lekker plek maar glad nie meer klein nie.

Naby genoeg aan George vir goeie medies

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Ek is happy hier in Prince Albert. Internet is fine, Mense ook, Kaap is 400km en George 160km of so.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 19, 2020, 03:16:17 pm
Tog net nie Prins Albert nie Heimer is klaar daar!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8: :pot:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 19, 2020, 03:18:40 pm
Stilbaai is 'n lekker plek maar glad nie meer klein nie.

Naby genoeg aan George vir goeie medies
Hey ons het twee hospitale...............................een is piep klein en die ander een is n wit olifant!! ;) ;D
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on November 19, 2020, 03:33:13 pm
Stilbaai is 'n lekker plek maar glad nie meer klein nie.

Naby genoeg aan George vir goeie medies
Hey ons het twee hospitale...............................een is piep klein en die ander een is n wit olifant!! ;) ;D

Nie vir mensewat ordentlik siek wil raak nie.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on November 19, 2020, 03:34:19 pm
Tog net nie Prins Albert nie Heimer is klaar daar!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8: :pot:

Hier is 5 of 6 ander wild dogs ook jou maaifoedie  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on November 19, 2020, 03:38:33 pm
The cape in general is far more chilled than Gauteng, I did the same move 5yrs ago after a 10yr stint in PTA and couldn't believe the difference in mood, even in CT itself. I'm personally biased to where I live which is Sunningdale, basically the last neighbourhood before Melkbos, it's super chilled, far enough from town but close enough to all necessary amenities and stunning beaches, Melkbos itself is also very chilled. If you really want to get away then have a look at anything along the stunning Clarence Drive - Rooi-Els, Pringle Bay, Betty's Bay etc.If you don't mind not being near the ocean then look at Robertson or Montagu which have their own charms. Take a two week holiday and come do a tour to check it out for yourself, I and many others here will be more than willing to show you the cool spots. Oh ja, another little gem is Kommetjie.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: m0lt3n on November 19, 2020, 03:48:19 pm
off topic
I stay in Kathu, not a small dorpie anymore.

but drove through Stilbaai last month and seeing it here rated as a small town had me confused.....its big now!

Dwerg I second what Blikkies says, you will have to go on a holiday and choose a town. Most will have good enough internet
I like George, but no work that side of the country for my profession
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on November 19, 2020, 03:55:17 pm
My Mom lived in Montegu for many years - awesome place, I wouldnt mind living there....

They eventually moved due to my step-fathers health, he needed to be closer to a GOOD hospital, and the nearest hospital to Montegu is Worcester, and that was a little too far for his condition, so they moved back to Fish Hoek, where I grew up. Thats a kak dorpie, dont even look there....

But Montagu....  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Rob_A on November 19, 2020, 04:36:07 pm
Recently retired to Underberg and am extremely happy here. Unbelievable scenery and a great community. If you do consider moving here invest in a 4X4. The slightest uphill turns into an adventure when it rains - very character forming.
Thought about the Cape for about 10 seconds when making a decision where to live. Really pretty but never really liked the Cape for some reason except for Karoo area around Victoria West. Anyway everyone to their own.
One or two of my friends moved to Moz recently and seem to like it.

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Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Gerrard on November 19, 2020, 04:52:11 pm
Port Elizabeth. Dis net 'n groot dorp met als wat jy wil hÍ.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: pwt on November 19, 2020, 05:02:24 pm
Orania- do yourself a favour and book into the Oewer resort for a weekend and suss the place out. If you havenít been there before, youíll be pleasantly surprised
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Tabasco on November 19, 2020, 05:02:28 pm
+1
Ek luister verder op die radio
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: valkerieforever on November 19, 2020, 05:11:03 pm
I too have been considering emigrating to the West Coast from GP. I work from home two to three days a week and only go to the office as needed. The company I work for has an office in Cape Town.

I had a look at Strand/Somerset/Gordons Bay, but the places there are quite expensive. I would like to live within walking distance of the beach (IF POSSIBLE, the closer to the beach the more expensive), I started looking further north up the west coast. St Helena looks pretty good, it is only a little over an hour from the CPT office.

I need highspeed DSL or Fibre for work purposes. Is there anyone here that knows the area well? I need a place with a yard as I have 5 felines that are not strictly housebound and would like a small to medium yard for them to be able to do their thing outside. Small town living seems very appealing.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: OomD on November 19, 2020, 05:18:48 pm
Yup, Orania. I was rather surprised and impressed when we slept over last year.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on November 19, 2020, 05:20:58 pm
Valkerie, there's a good ISP in that area named Rapid Networks. I was looking at building a home in Brittania Bay which is next to St Helena a while back , was very surprised at the plot pricing, you can pick up roughly 400 squares for R200k, see link below.

https://www.property24.com/vacant-land-for-sale/britannia-bay/st-helena-bay/western-cape/7977?sp=pt%3d250000
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: valkerieforever on November 19, 2020, 05:30:20 pm
Thank you. I will check it out. Now to figure out how much it will cost to build.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on November 19, 2020, 05:34:56 pm
You're looking at roughly R7k per square metre, it can go a lot higher if you get fancy.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: woody1 on November 19, 2020, 05:36:13 pm
Riversdal. Naby genoeg aan see SONDER DIE ROES.
Goeie winkels en 5 Drank winkels
Hier is goeie wifi internet.
Baie goeie skole.
Teerstrate en dienslewering is uit die boeke
Fiber van 2 maatskappye is al gele. Sal blykbaar Desember beskikbaar wees.
Gehoor n 3de fiber kom ook nog.
Herotel fiber gaan R499.00 vir 10M lyn. Uncapped unshaped.
Daar is ook 20 M en op beskikbaar.

Huise is net skaars  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: woody1 on November 19, 2020, 05:37:32 pm
O ja en hier is die lekkerste grondpaaie om te ry.
En jy kan maak of jy my nie ken nie
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: valkerieforever on November 19, 2020, 05:37:52 pm
I can work with R7k. I am not into TOO fancy. 2 Bedrooms + Study/3rd Bedroom, 1 bath room (must have a shower), Garage, Open plan living area/Kitchen. Prefab walls high enough to allow privacy and I am done.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on November 19, 2020, 07:27:12 pm
Derailing the subject a bit, I wanted to build a cladded container home there but the town planners don't allow it, could do 108sqm with all the creature comforts for just under R500k including the property, now looking at Paradise Beach near JBay but funds are tight.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dux on November 19, 2020, 08:31:32 pm
Greyton , lekker little dorpie
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Neo_za on November 19, 2020, 08:32:15 pm
Remote working is probably well suited to WC coastal towns - their weather is conducive to spending most of your time indoors
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Goose on November 19, 2020, 08:33:09 pm
Napier is a stunning little dorp off the beaten track... alas we are limited at the moment to Wifi Internet through three main providers - Jebo Connect/TWK/Sonic - I have a 6mb connecting with 120Gb per month at R499 .... although Fibre runs right through Napier to Bredasdorp - we've been told that we won't see Fibre service in our lifetime  :patch: .......  bastids.... Satellite is an option and can provide 10mb

Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on November 19, 2020, 09:06:49 pm
Also look at Darling.

Lekker place and within commuting distance to CT
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Wolzak on November 19, 2020, 09:17:31 pm
Darling, Langkloof , Beaverlek en Napier in Soetmuisberg klink Hemels. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 19, 2020, 09:59:25 pm
O ja en hier is die lekkerste grondpaaie om te ry.
En jy kan maak of jy my nie ken nie
Ek sal maak asof ek jou nie ken nie dan kan ons elke keer saam met iemand nuut Ďn bier gaan drink

Like the suggestions so far. Obviously itís just dreams at this stage. Need to know if the work from home will stick
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 19, 2020, 10:00:44 pm
Napier is a stunning little dorp off the beaten track... alas we are limited at the moment to Wifi Internet through three main providers - Jebo Connect/TWK/Sonic - I have a 6mb connecting with 120Gb per month at R499 .... although Fibre runs right through Napier to Bredasdorp - we've been told that we won't see Fibre service in our lifetime  :patch: .......  bastids.... Satellite is an option and can provide 10mb
Went through there by accident once. Loved it
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 19, 2020, 10:05:31 pm
off topic
I stay in Kathu, not a small dorpie anymore.

but drove through Stilbaai last month and seeing it here rated as a small town had me confused.....its big now!

Dwerg I second what Blikkies says, you will have to go on a holiday and choose a town. Most will have good enough internet
I like George, but no work that side of the country for my profession
As someone whoís lived in PTA my entire life, Kathu is tiny
Title: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 19, 2020, 10:15:37 pm
Iíve travelled a bit and seen most of the options but being on holiday and living there are two different things hence the thread
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on November 19, 2020, 11:54:20 pm
I’ve travelled a bit and seen most of the options but being on holiday and living there are two different things hence the thread

Dwerg as jy kan, moenie Kaapstad toe trek nie.
Duur plek.
Baie mooi, maar min mooi plekke om  te woon wat bekostigbaar is.

Ek het my lewenskoste halveer deur weg te trek
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: woody1 on November 20, 2020, 06:55:24 am
Bly ook maar weg van die BEKENDE dorpe. Lyk my die kriminele ken die name en target hulle.
Kyk maar waar die toi toi oor dienslewering. Dis meestal by die posh plekke
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: valkerieforever on November 20, 2020, 07:11:06 am
We lived in a small town called Hoopstad during the late 80's and early 90's. It is right on the edge of Bloemhof dam. It was great as kid. I would like to take a drive past there again, I haven't been there in 20 years.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 20, 2020, 07:14:09 am
Iíve travelled a bit and seen most of the options but being on holiday and living there are two different things hence the thread

Dwerg as jy kan, moenie Kaapstad toe trek nie.
Duur plek.
Baie mooi, maar min mooi plekke om  te woon wat bekostigbaar is.

Ek het my lewenskoste halveer deur weg te trek

Eks mal oor Kalkbaai tot Simonstad en Scarborough maar die res van Kaapstad en voorstede doen nie veel vir my nie
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Ri on November 20, 2020, 10:55:48 am
I’ve travelled a bit and seen most of the options but being on holiday and living there are two different things hence the thread

Dwerg as jy kan, moenie Kaapstad toe trek nie.
Duur plek.
Baie mooi, maar min mooi plekke om  te woon wat bekostigbaar is.

Ek het my lewenskoste halveer deur weg te trek

Eks mal oor Kalkbaai tot Simonstad en Scarborough maar die res van Kaapstad en voorstede doen nie veel vir my nie

Dis waar wat Heimer sÍ, Kaapse lewensstyl is duur.

Somerset Wes is lekker, paar baie goeie klinieke en hospitale hier, en huispryse het gesak gedurende Covid. Ek bly aan Helderview/Steynsrust kant, naby aan snelweg as ek moet inry stad toe, maar kleindorpie gevoel, omring van wynlande. Ons het fibre; 20/20mbp up/download uncapped kos my so R850 pm. Daar's wingerde binne loop afstand van my huis. Heuwelagtig, enige kant toe wat jy stap is daar berg of see uitsig. En mens kan hier maklik stap, paaie is stil. Hele paar craft breweries en natuurlike baie wynplase. Daar is paar klein dorpies hier naby waar daar nou ontwikkelings is, soos Raithby.

Dit is ook net 10km van Strand af, die eerste swembare strand in Kaapstad :lol8:
Gordonsbaai is absoluut pragtig maar die wind waai verskriklik - amper so erg soos in Milnerton/Bloubergstrand/Tableview en verder op  >:D

Loop maar lig vir Bettysbaai, Kleinmond en ander suid kusdorpies, daar is "petty crime" weens dwelms en smokkelary.

Napier is 'n juweel. Stanford lyk ook na 'n baie lekker plek om te bly.

Daar's ook Struisbaai / Suiderstrand (Kaap Aghulhas). Rossdog bly in daardie omgewing. Dit is pragtig, ek weet net nie van Internet of mediese sorg nie.

Geniet die rondkuier en besluit. Klink na 'n goeie verskoning om volgende jaar baie rond te ry :ricky:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 20, 2020, 11:03:18 am
Daar's ook Struisbaai / Suiderstrand (Kaap Aghulhas).

As jy hou van wind gaan woon daar.................................................die wind waai 376 dae van die jaar daar. :deal: ;D
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Ri on November 20, 2020, 11:09:51 am
Daar's ook Struisbaai / Suiderstrand (Kaap Aghulhas).

As jy hou van wind gaan woon daar.................................................die wind waai 376 dae van die jaar daar. :deal: ;D

... van Stilbaai se kant af  :imaposer:

Ek grap, ek grap, ek weet dis darem nie heeltemal so erg op Stilbaai nie ;)
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: dookie on November 20, 2020, 11:14:56 am
@Dwerg - jy lyk vir my na die mooi Paternoster tipe ou.

En, die bonus is, dat daar nie lang genoeg strate is om jou alombekende wheelies te doen nie.
Weet net nie of Pater al interwebs gekry het nie.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 20, 2020, 11:22:43 am
Daar's ook Struisbaai / Suiderstrand (Kaap Aghulhas).

As jy hou van wind gaan woon daar.................................................die wind waai 376 dae van die jaar daar. :deal: ;D

... van Stilbaai se kant af  :imaposer:

Ek grap, ek grap, ek weet dis darem nie heeltemal so erg op Stilbaai nie ;)
Nee jy verstaan nie Struisbaai sit by die bek van die wÍreld se wind tonnel!! ;D :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: boland on November 20, 2020, 01:26:52 pm
Didn't read all the replies, but Yzerfontein is turning into a small Hermanus i.t.o. shops etc. I think they also have good internet. You will pay Cape Town prices for the houses, though.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on November 20, 2020, 01:32:04 pm
As jy wil klein dorpie naby groot dorp met nog klein dorpie pryse gaan kyk Botrivier. :deal:

https://www.property24.com/for-sale/bot-river/bot-river/western-cape/10872/109144642
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on November 20, 2020, 01:55:20 pm
I’ve travelled a bit and seen most of the options but being on holiday and living there are two different things hence the thread

Dwerg as jy kan, moenie Kaapstad toe trek nie.
Duur plek.
Baie mooi, maar min mooi plekke om  te woon wat bekostigbaar is.

Ek het my lewenskoste halveer deur weg te trek

Eks mal oor Kalkbaai tot Simonstad en Scarborough maar die res van Kaapstad en voorstede doen nie veel vir my nie

Dis mooi, maar jy gaan baie ry en omring wees van toffee nose engelse. Meet hoe ver jy uit die stad is.

Ander probleem is, Cocky bly so ent  in die pad af.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 20, 2020, 02:05:18 pm
Didn't read all the replies, but Yzerfontein is turning into a small Hermanus i.t.o. shops etc. I think they also have good internet. You will pay Cape Town prices for the houses, though.

Thanks, Yzer is a high on my list. People keep telling me house prices are expensive in all the Cape locations but prices are pretty much on par with what I am used to seeing here in GP.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 20, 2020, 02:10:10 pm
Iíve travelled a bit and seen most of the options but being on holiday and living there are two different things hence the thread

Dwerg as jy kan, moenie Kaapstad toe trek nie.
Duur plek.
Baie mooi, maar min mooi plekke om  te woon wat bekostigbaar is.

Ek het my lewenskoste halveer deur weg te trek

Eks mal oor Kalkbaai tot Simonstad en Scarborough maar die res van Kaapstad en voorstede doen nie veel vir my nie

Dis mooi, maar jy gaan baie ry en omring wees van toffee nose engelse. Meet hoe ver jy uit die stad is.

Ander probleem is, Cocky bly so ent  in die pad af.

Eks seker al bly jy in Brackenfell kan jy Cocky hoor p@#$ se oor die protes geraas  :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Brewed_Coffee on November 20, 2020, 03:11:08 pm
Didn't read all the replies, but Yzerfontein is turning into a small Hermanus i.t.o. shops etc. I think they also have good internet. You will pay Cape Town prices for the houses, though.

Thanks, Yzer is a high on my list. People keep telling me house prices are expensive in all the Cape locations but prices are pretty much on par with what I am used to seeing here in GP.

 :imaposer: :imaposer:  Keep telling yourself that boet.  Real life is different!
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: roxenz on November 20, 2020, 05:15:21 pm
Didn't read all the replies, but Yzerfontein is turning into a small Hermanus i.t.o. shops etc. I think they also have good internet. You will pay Cape Town prices for the houses, though.

Thanks, Yzer is a high on my list. People keep telling me house prices are expensive in all the Cape locations but prices are pretty much on par with what I am used to seeing here in GP.
Yzer het ook lekker drinkplek by die boot klub. En die beste periperi hoender buite Mosambiek.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: dw1 on November 20, 2020, 11:04:25 pm
Water is piss koud op die Weskus. Jy kan nieeers op die strand loop as die sand nat is nie.
Geen hoeveelheid Peri peri kos kan daai koue water "negate" nie.

Beste plek vir naby die see is Mossel Baai area - Groot Brak tot by Mossel Baai. "Best run Municipality in South Africa for years running."
Beat enige plek by die see klimaats gewys.
Fibre Is klaar beskikbaar in seker dele en sal binnekort oral wees.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 21, 2020, 05:27:00 am
Didn't read all the replies, but Yzerfontein is turning into a small Hermanus i.t.o. shops etc. I think they also have good internet. You will pay Cape Town prices for the houses, though.

Thanks, Yzer is a high on my list. People keep telling me house prices are expensive in all the Cape locations but prices are pretty much on par with what I am used to seeing here in GP.

 :imaposer: :imaposer:  Keep telling yourself that boet.  Real life is different!
Iím not comparing Danville to Bishopscourt. Nice areas here are expensive too
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Noneking on November 21, 2020, 05:56:39 am
Slaap gisteraand op Chrissiesmeer oppad Memel toe.. Jy kan maar Chrissiesmeer van jou lysie afhaal


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Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 21, 2020, 06:41:40 am
Dis jammer. Ek het dit gelove toe ek so 10 jaar terug daar was
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on November 21, 2020, 07:02:39 am
Slaap gisteraand op Chrissiesmeer oppad Memel toe.. Jy kan maar Chrissiesmeer van jou lysie afhaal


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Memel hotel is te koop. Het dit vir Ďn oomblik oorweeg
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on November 21, 2020, 09:26:46 am
It is quite pricey but check out Grotto Bay.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Odd Dog on January 02, 2021, 12:25:35 pm
Bit late but Boggomsbay and Vleesbay.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Operator on January 02, 2021, 12:58:34 pm
Dwerg.............wat Yzerfontein anders maak as die ander plekke op die Weskus, is dat daar geen lokasies of plakkerskampe is nie, en daar sal ook nie
gebou word nie, want daar is nie plek daarvoor nie.  :deal:



Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: cocky on January 02, 2021, 01:04:12 pm
Iíve travelled a bit and seen most of the options but being on holiday and living there are two different things hence the thread

Dwerg as jy kan, moenie Kaapstad toe trek nie.
Duur plek.
Baie mooi, maar min mooi plekke om  te woon wat bekostigbaar is.

Ek het my lewenskoste halveer deur weg te trek

Eks mal oor Kalkbaai tot Simonstad en Scarborough maar die res van Kaapstad en voorstede doen nie veel vir my nie
Jy sien, ons bly heel lekker in Muizenberg, maar Kalkbaai gaan jy hoes pappie. Die plek is vervuil van Vaalies wat ingetrek het en prise opgejaagd het.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: KiLRoy on January 02, 2021, 01:13:43 pm
What are the options between Knysna and PE?
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 02, 2021, 04:25:26 pm
Valkerie, there's a good ISP in that area named Rapid Networks. I was looking at building a home in Brittania Bay which is next to St Helena a while back , was very surprised at the plot pricing, you can pick up roughly 400 squares for R200k, see link below.

https://www.property24.com/vacant-land-for-sale/britannia-bay/st-helena-bay/western-cape/7977?sp=pt%3d250000

Just note that most of these plots are in "estate" developments, with accompanying rules and levies.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on January 02, 2021, 07:28:04 pm
What are the options between Knysna and PE?

No sane  person moves to Knysna unless you miss rich arse Vaalies

PE is not too expensive and has its monents. It is not a small town, though
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: KiLRoy on January 03, 2021, 09:39:05 am
What are the options between Knysna and PE?

No sane  person moves to Knysna unless you miss rich arse Vaalies

PE is not too expensive and has its monents. It is not a small town, though

And the area inbetween?
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on January 03, 2021, 09:56:19 am
What are the options between Knysna and PE?

No sane  person moves to Knysna unless you miss rich arse Vaalies

PE is not too expensive and has its monents. It is not a small town, though

And the area inbetween?

Jeffries baai. Lekker place but very windy.
Humansdorp. Bit of a dump nowadays

Plett. Worse than Knysna

The are numerous smaller coastal places that you can search for. Not all are towns though.

Buffelsbaai is very very nice. You shop at Plett and go home to peace and quiet
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on January 03, 2021, 10:31:20 am


"Humansdorp. Bit of a dump nowadays" - but down the road is St Francis which is stunning
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: KiLRoy on January 03, 2021, 10:51:28 am
I have broken my search down to 3 areas

Knysna to PE
PE to Kei river mouth
Around Port Edward

Smaller less busy seaside towns, with decent internet connectivity. Low overheads like rates and taxes, land prices, etc. Would prefer to build rather than buy.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on January 03, 2021, 10:58:04 am
I have broken my search down to 3 areas

Knysna to PE
PE to Kei river mouth
Around Port Edward

Smaller less busy seaside towns, with decent internet connectivity. Low overheads like rates and taxes, land prices, etc. Would prefer to build rather than buy.

Be aware that local municipalities use coastal towns as cash cows and milk them for rates and taxes to get money for the politically correct communities.

Compare. Stilbaai where we pay around 2.5k per month for a house before it is occupied and any services consumed.

Prince Albert. R800 per month.

So go ahead and find your pozzie, but do proper research on municipal rates.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: KiLRoy on January 03, 2021, 11:01:39 am
Best idea is to go visit - take a month or 3
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 03, 2021, 11:14:19 am
Be aware that local municipalities use coastal towns as cash cows and milk them for rates and taxes to get money for the politically correct communities.


Nee sodat die munisipaliteit belaglike salarisse kan betaal en minimaal aan infrastruktuur kan spandeer, want daar is mos nooit genoeg geld daarvoor.!! >:( >:( :(
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: RobC on January 03, 2021, 12:00:06 pm
Graafwater... goedkoop R&T... baie oop erwe. :sip: :thumleft:

MD will nie byt nie sy eye vir Villiersdorp. O0
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 03, 2021, 12:08:38 pm
Graafwater... goedkoop R&T... baie oop erwe. :sip: :thumleft:

MD will nie byt nie sy eye vir Villiersdorp. O0
Groot voordeel van Graafwater is dat jy nooit hel toe kan gaan nie, want jy bly alreeds in hom!!! ;) ;D
Dit raak baie warm daar Rob.
Ek sal Rawsonville kies voor Villiersdorp. :deal: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 03, 2021, 03:33:16 pm
Yzerfontein.

Soos die agent vir my vrou se; "Daar is drie goed wat tel in eiendom, location, location, location!" There is no location in or near Yzerfontein!!!!
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: grim101 on January 03, 2021, 04:22:28 pm
Een keer by st Francis gebly so 3 blokke van die see en eerste ding wat ek hoor toe ons instap... Hou deure gesluit, hier is hoe die paniek knoppies werk, sekuriteitshekke voor elke deur...nie dit verwag nie.

Gepraat van Knysna en Plett. Dit voel as jy van die kaap af beweeg na PE, is dit of dinge begin verander na sleg vanaf Knysna af, Plett raak dit afdraand. Dis net die gevoel wat ek kry.

Gereeld in Knysna dit voel beknop, rykgatte en gym tannies met range rovers

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Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 03, 2021, 07:45:09 pm
Iíve travelled a bit and seen most of the options but being on holiday and living there are two different things hence the thread

Dwerg as jy kan, moenie Kaapstad toe trek nie.
Duur plek.
Baie mooi, maar min mooi plekke om  te woon wat bekostigbaar is.

Ek het my lewenskoste halveer deur weg te trek

Eks mal oor Kalkbaai tot Simonstad en Scarborough maar die res van Kaapstad en voorstede doen nie veel vir my nie
Jy sien, ons bly heel lekker in Muizenberg, maar Kalkbaai gaan jy hoes pappie. Die plek is vervuil van Vaalies wat ingetrek het en prise opgejaagd het.

Die groot rede vir die hoe pryse is AirB+B, vriende van ons het 3 huise in Kalkbaai wat hulle uit-AirB+B. Bietjie knock gevat met Covid, maar gaan steeds aan.

Kalkbaai se verkeer is elke naweek soos Mosselbaai met kerstyd.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 04, 2021, 08:13:43 am
Wie het ondervinding van woon in St. Helena/ Brittania baai, sou graag wou hoor hoe die wind waai, hoe warm die wereld daar raak, en hoe misdaad daar uitsien?
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on January 04, 2021, 08:48:45 am
Wie het ondervinding van woon in St. Helena/ Brittania baai, sou graag wou hoor hoe die wind waai, hoe warm die wereld daar raak, en hoe misdaad daar uitsien?

Ek dink misdaad sien daar goed uit  :biggrin:

Ek weet van een WD. NigelX wat baie happy afgetree is in Port Owen
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 04, 2021, 09:19:12 am
Wie het ondervinding van woon in St. Helena/ Brittania baai, sou graag wou hoor hoe die wind waai, hoe warm die wereld daar raak, en hoe misdaad daar uitsien?
Ek weet net as die wind verkeerd waai ruik jy net vis ve dae aaneen daar!!! :o ;D
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: KiLRoy on January 04, 2021, 10:02:46 am
Die wind waai maar daar en dis kak warm in die somer. Maar lekker.  Ek soek bome en groen, dis hoekom ek oos kyk.  Groen, bome minder wind, maar meer bedompigheid en donder.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Neo_za on January 04, 2021, 10:44:38 am
I have broken my search down to 3 areas

Knysna to PE
PE to Kei river mouth
Around Port Edward

Smaller less busy seaside towns, with decent internet connectivity. Low overheads like rates and taxes, land prices, etc. Would prefer to build rather than buy.

Be aware that local municipalities use coastal towns as cash cows and milk them for rates and taxes to get money for the politically correct communities.

Compare. Stilbaai where we pay around 2.5k per month for a house before it is occupied and any services consumed.

Prince Albert. R800 per month.

So go ahead and find your pozzie, but do proper research on municipal rates.

Very true this. My father retired to Stilbaai when it was still a small place. Was comfortable at first, but over time the increasingly high rates and taxes destroyed his pension rands. Rather stay a little distance inland from the sea.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: woody1 on January 04, 2021, 11:31:01 am
Soos Riversdal :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Neo_za on January 04, 2021, 12:19:50 pm
Soos Riversdal :lol8:

Presies. Was n smart move daai :thumleft: As jy rerig wil see to is dit net so 30km se ry.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: woody1 on January 04, 2021, 12:21:46 pm
Presies. Ook nie muwwerige kaste roes nie :laughing4:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 04, 2021, 12:24:05 pm
Presies. Ook nie muwwerige kaste roes nie :laughing4:
Hoeveel druppels sweet het op jou keyboard geval terwyl jy daai getik het?!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: woody1 on January 04, 2021, 01:04:06 pm
Nee wat Chris. Die Dal se hitte is n mite.....all in the mind :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on January 04, 2021, 01:10:21 pm
Soos Riversdal :lol8:

Lekker dorp. My pa het daar gewoon.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 04, 2021, 01:13:33 pm
Nee wat Chris. Die Dal se hitte is n mite.....all in the mind :lol8:
Ja veral snags wanneer die sweet op jou lyf loop dat dit soos vlooie voel dan help die mind nie veel nie, want hy is already cooked!! ;) :lol8:
MAAR Riversdal is n koel plekkie ivg met Van Wysdorp!!! Hy is die hottie in die geweste!! :o ;D
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on January 04, 2021, 01:17:40 pm
If you want a really small and quiet town, check out L'Aghullus, it is located within the national park so there are zero unwanted visitors and is pristine.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 04, 2021, 01:26:55 pm
If you want to be off the popular routes try Infanta, youre own family would not even visit you it's that far off the main route and the dirt road is normally worn out. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Hingsding on January 04, 2021, 01:33:00 pm
Tog nie Loeriesfontein nie, ons het wel Ů 10Meg lyn, maar dis te ver vd Ginekoloog af vir die keer wat jy dalk weer jou 'p' wil afval.

Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: cocky on January 04, 2021, 04:52:33 pm
Tog nie Loeriesfontein nie, ons het wel Ů 10Meg lyn, maar dis te ver vd Ginekoloog af vir die keer wat jy dalk weer jou 'p' wil afval.
Jy sal dit geniet as daar meer mensen oppie dorp is, veral mense vannie Transvaal af.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 04, 2021, 06:22:21 pm
Touwsrivier is tog so oulik, lekker naby die N1. :pot:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on January 05, 2021, 09:01:29 am
Tog nie Loeriesfontein nie, ons het wel Ů 10Meg lyn, maar dis te ver vd Ginekoloog af vir die keer wat jy dalk weer jou 'p' wil afval.

Ek love 'n goeie windpomp maar ek dink nie Loeriesfontein gaan werk nie  :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Ri on January 05, 2021, 12:10:22 pm
Tog nie Loeriesfontein nie, ons het wel Ů 10Meg lyn, maar dis te ver vd Ginekoloog af vir die keer wat jy dalk weer jou 'p' wil afval.

Ek love 'n goeie windpomp maar ek dink nie Loeriesfontein gaan werk nie  :lol8:

Kamieskroon berge is daar naby :ricky:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: cocky on January 05, 2021, 01:09:25 pm
Tog nie Loeriesfontein nie, ons het wel Ů 10Meg lyn, maar dis te ver vd Ginekoloog af vir die keer wat jy dalk weer jou 'p' wil afval.

Ek love 'n goeie windpomp maar ek dink nie Loeriesfontein gaan werk nie  :lol8:

Kamieskroon berge is daar naby :ricky:
Maar hulle het nie windpompe nie.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Superboet on January 05, 2021, 02:34:11 pm
 :laughing4:
Tog nie Loeriesfontein nie, ons het wel Ů 10Meg lyn, maar dis te ver vd Ginekoloog af vir die keer wat jy dalk weer jou 'p' wil afval.

Ek love 'n goeie windpomp maar ek dink nie Loeriesfontein gaan werk nie  :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: ktmmer on January 05, 2021, 02:45:42 pm
Wat van Schweyzer-Reneke, baie oulike laerskool daar met whatsapp groepies.   
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Operator on January 05, 2021, 03:16:38 pm
Wat van Schweyzer-Reneke, baie oulike laerskool daar met whatsapp groepies.

 :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: RrP on January 05, 2021, 03:34:25 pm
Wat van Schweyzer-Reneke, baie oulike laerskool daar met whatsapp groepies.

 :spitcoffee: :laughing4:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: frankmac on January 06, 2021, 09:35:35 pm
I have broken my search down to 3 areas
Around Port Edward
Smaller less busy seaside towns, with decent internet connectivity. Low overheads like rates and taxes, land prices, etc. Would prefer to build rather than buy.

The Slow Coast is full, sorry!

I'd suggest a place north of Port Shepstone but not too far.

Anyway you can do a lot worse than our Hibiscus Coast wrt value, weather and quality of life.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: KiLRoy on January 07, 2021, 11:39:23 am
I have broken my search down to 3 areas
Around Port Edward
Smaller less busy seaside towns, with decent internet connectivity. Low overheads like rates and taxes, land prices, etc. Would prefer to build rather than buy.

The Slow Coast is full, sorry!

I'd suggest a place north of Port Shepstone but not too far.

Anyway you can do a lot worse than our Hibiscus Coast wrt value, weather and quality of life.

Sorry to hear, like P Edward and surrounds. Also at the gate to the wild coast. Whats it like living there?  Costs?
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on January 07, 2021, 12:22:01 pm
Seeing that we are in the general area, what is Ramsgate like these days? I see plenty cheap places on sale there and I had some really good holidays there 15-20 years ago. Was also there briefly in I think 2012 for the bike week
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: woody1 on January 07, 2021, 01:05:10 pm
Got some family down there. Infrastructure is beginning to fall apart.....Africa standards.
 :deal:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Tony the Boney on January 07, 2021, 01:18:41 pm
O ja en hier is die lekkerste grondpaaie om te ry.
En jy kan maak of jy my nie ken nie

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Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: RobC on January 07, 2021, 02:07:07 pm
Got some family down there. Infrastructure is beginning to fall apart.....Africa standards.
 :deal:
My Boet lives in Twini just across the river from Sheppy, also says the mislikepaliteit is becoming a joke.
Plus he has had 5 washing machines and I still have my original, same goes with most metal household objects, one must factor this in as well.
He has also spent far more than I have on general upkeep on his house, wood rot, rust etc.

That is why Graafwater appeals to me, te fokken droog om iets the laat roes of vrot... :peepwall:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: roxenz on January 07, 2021, 03:28:53 pm
Janee die KZN suidkus is defnitief op die "Af"-draand. Ons praat al van Port Shitstone.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Neo_za on January 07, 2021, 04:35:45 pm
Janee die KZN suidkus is defnitief op die "Af"-draand. Ons praat al van Port Shitstone.

Ja, baie jare gebly op Winklespruit. Warner Beach, Doonside, Toti....was alles lekker plekke in verlede met n lekker beachbum vibe. Dink Park Rynie, Kelso en Pennington kan nog OK wees, maar was lanklaas daar.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: sidetrack on January 08, 2021, 09:30:35 am
Alhoewel hulle langs mekaar sit lyk Ramsgate vir my na n beter opsie as Margate, maar naweke bly weg dit lyk soos een groot Durban party. Nogsteeds lekker plek om te gaan vakansie hou buite seisoen.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Operator on January 08, 2021, 09:41:58 am
Dwerg..............as jy na Wes-Kaap kyk, vind net uit of die DA in beheer van die munisipaliteit is, dan sal jy ok wees.
As die ANC in beheer is, bly weg.   
Die keuse is regtig so maklik soos dit.   
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: dookie on January 08, 2021, 09:55:20 am
Dwerg..............as jy na Wes-Kaap kyk, vind net uit of die DA in beheer van die munisipaliteit is, dan sal jy ok wees.
As die ANC in beheer is, bly weg.   
Die keuse is regtig so maklik soos dit.
Luister wat die man se - hy weet stuff.

Ek was verbaas oor hoe skoon en werkend alles was in (bos)Mosselbaai, onlangs.
Selfde met die Afrikaanse vibe in George.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Operator on January 08, 2021, 10:05:54 am
Ek was verbaas oor hoe skoon en werkend alles was in (bos)Mosselbaai, onlangs.
Selfde met die Afrikaanse vibe in George.


Die Moslems gaan Mekka toe, die Afrikaners gaan Hartenbos toe ;)

 :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on January 08, 2021, 10:17:34 am
Dwerg..............as jy na Wes-Kaap kyk, vind net uit of die DA in beheer van die munisipaliteit is, dan sal jy ok wees.
As die ANC in beheer is, bly weg.   
Die keuse is regtig so maklik soos dit.

Tesame daarmee, gaan sooontoe op 'n Saterdagoggend en gaan kyk hoe lyk die hoofstaat.

DA of nie, die notorious plekke is Wellington, Ceres, Porterville. Ceres vat die koek. jy kan skaars daar ry met jou bike op Saterdae.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on January 08, 2021, 10:21:13 am
Dwerg..............as jy na Wes-Kaap kyk, vind net uit of die DA in beheer van die munisipaliteit is, dan sal jy ok wees.
As die ANC in beheer is, bly weg.   
Die keuse is regtig so maklik soos dit.

Tesame daarmee, gaan sooontoe op 'n Saterdagoggend en gaan kyk hoe lyk die hoofstaat.

DA of nie, die notorious plekke is Wellington, Ceres, Porterville. Ceres vat die koek. jy kan skaars daar ry met jou bike op Saterdae.

Ons het so maand of twee terug gaan golf speel in Nylstroom. Dink toe pryse op die estate is baie goedkoop en sit dit ook as 'n opsie by.

Maar toe gaan ons die Saterdag oggend dorp toe en verander dadelik daai idee. Maar soos ons hosts gese het, vermy net die dorp oor naweke dan is dit steeds 'n lekker plek
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Tony the Boney on January 08, 2021, 10:34:36 am
Dwerg..............as jy na Wes-Kaap kyk, vind net uit of die DA in beheer van die munisipaliteit is, dan sal jy ok wees.
As die ANC in beheer is, bly weg.   
Die keuse is regtig so maklik soos dit.
Luister wat die man se - hy weet stuff.

Ek was verbaas oor hoe skoon en werkend alles was in (bos)Mosselbaai, onlangs.


We went through this exercise years ago when living in Randburg.
The idea was to build a second house and it would become the retirement home.
Went on holidays all along the coast, west and south and eventually settled on Dana Bay, Mossel Bay.
The reasons were: SWAMBO wanted to be near a good hospital, doctors and good shops.
I don't care much where I live but the weather all year round is great in Mossel Bay.
We didn't want traffic jams and this is perfect.(Hartenbos is one big traffic jam).
From Dana Bay it is 5 minutes and we're on the N2 and 7 kays later we turn off at our shopping mall.
What settled it for me is that we have some of the best dirt rides.

Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: dookie on January 08, 2021, 10:41:30 am
Hartenbos is nice, but yes, traffic is congested.
My son stays in Hartenbos, and I have noticed that the seaside portion they stay in, only has two entry/exit roads into Louis Fourie main road.
Still, plenty nice properties and close to everything required.

SWAMBO and I have been contemplating buying a fixer-upper for retirement purposes there.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on January 08, 2021, 10:49:09 am
I go to Hartenbos every year but refuse to go over December, it's just way too busy. It's quite full Jan-April as well actually but that's mostly pensioners in the caravan park. Doesn't affect traffic and shops too much
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: KiLRoy on January 08, 2021, 10:53:01 am
Nee fok, die hele dorp voel soos een groot ATKV kamp.  Kort bietjie kleur :laughing4:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Tabasco on January 08, 2021, 12:17:55 pm
Dwerg..............as jy na Wes-Kaap kyk, vind net uit of die DA in beheer van die munisipaliteit is, dan sal jy ok wees.
As die ANC in beheer is, bly weg.   
Die keuse is regtig so maklik soos dit.
+1
dit geld vir al die mislikepaliteite
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: 2StrokeDan on January 08, 2021, 02:20:54 pm
Nee fok, die hele dorp voel soos een groot ATKV kamp.  Kort bietjie kleur :laughing4:

Ek wou uitwys dat jy mos snags in die lokasie kan inglip, maar dan in die donker sien jy weer nie kleur nie. O0

Ons het die laaste paar jaar amper elke Desember daar in Mosselbaai op MiniDan se nek gaan le, en dit baie geniet.  Baie besig oor Desember, soos in lee Woollies rakke besig, maar die vibe is lekker vakansie gees.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 08, 2021, 02:26:55 pm
Nee fok, die hele dorp voel soos een groot ATKV kamp.  Kort bietjie kleur :laughing4:

Ek wou uitwys dat jy mos snags in die lokasie kan inglip, maar dan in die donker sien jy weer nie kleur nie. O0

Ons het die laaste paar jaar amper elke Desember daar in Mosselbaai op MiniDan se nek gaan le, en dit baie geniet.  Baie besig oor Desember, soos in lee Woollies rakke besig, maar die vibe is lekker vakansie gees.
Seker die dat hy oorsee geglip het oor die plakkery!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
Hartenbos-Mosselbaai is net te erg vir my in Desember veral as jy iewers heen wil ry. Mens sou sweer vakansiegangers is gatvol gecommute heeljaar en dat hulle bietjie break wil vat van ry, maar nee ry wil hulle!!! :eek7:
En moenie dat dit n bewolkte dag is en die spul kan nie see toe dan moet jy sien hoe ry hulle!!! Try bietjie na die Hel toe ry in Desember as dit n bewolkte dag is teen die kus. Een helse verkeersknoop want almal wyk uit vir die dag as dit reen of bewolk is. :o
Daai kamele by Wilgewandel is faktap gery na n reŽnerige dag teen die kus!!! :P ;) :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Challa on January 08, 2021, 02:30:16 pm
Daai kamele by Wilgewandel is faktap gery na n reŽnerige dag teen die kus!!! :P ;) :lol8:


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Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: dookie on January 08, 2021, 02:38:27 pm
Wat is die bekwaamde paneel oordeelaars se mening oor Port Alfred ?
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on January 08, 2021, 03:11:01 pm
Nee fok, die hele dorp voel soos een groot ATKV kamp.  Kort bietjie kleur :laughing4:

Ek wou uitwys dat jy mos snags in die lokasie kan inglip, maar dan in die donker sien jy weer nie kleur nie. O0

Ons het die laaste paar jaar amper elke Desember daar in Mosselbaai op MiniDan se nek gaan le, en dit baie geniet.  Baie besig oor Desember, soos in lee Woollies rakke besig, maar die vibe is lekker vakansie gees.
Seker die dat hy oorsee geglip het oor die plakkery!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
Hartenbos-Mosselbaai is net te erg vir my in Desember veral as jy iewers heen wil ry. Mens sou sweer vakansiegangers is gatvol gecommute heeljaar en dat hulle bietjie break wil vat van ry, maar nee ry wil hulle!!! :eek7:
En moenie dat dit n bewolkte dag is en die spul kan nie see toe dan moet jy sien hoe ry hulle!!! Try bietjie na die Hel toe ry in Desember as dit n bewolkte dag is teen die kus. Een helse verkeersknoop want almal wyk uit vir die dag as dit reen of bewolk is. :o
Daai kamele by Wilgewandel is faktap gery na n reŽnerige dag teen die kus!!! :P ;) :lol8:

Dai kamele is nader an my as aan die see. 95km
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: ktmmer on January 08, 2021, 03:18:15 pm
Nee fok, die hele dorp voel soos een groot ATKV kamp.  Kort bietjie kleur :laughing4:

Ek wou uitwys dat jy mos snags in die lokasie kan inglip, maar dan in die donker sien jy weer nie kleur nie. O0



Dan het jy ook seker so skewe mond soos wyle Piet K . Van al die kere wat hy : "Sien jou in die garage " gese het.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 08, 2021, 04:29:59 pm
Die beste klein dorpie is die een waar jy n boorgat in die agterplaas met n frenschdrain het en sonpanele op die dak, maw jy het die munisipaliteit so min as moontlik nodig!! :deal: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Jors Troelie on January 08, 2021, 04:41:40 pm
Die beste klein dorpie is die een waar jy n boorgat in die agterplaas met n frenschdrain het en sonpanele op die dak, maw jy het die munisipaliteit so min as moontlik nodig!! :deal: :thumleft:

.... met 'n groentetuintjie :)
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on January 08, 2021, 04:46:32 pm
Die beste klein dorpie is die een waar jy n boorgat in die agterplaas met n frenschdrain het en sonpanele op die dak, maw jy het die munisipaliteit so min as moontlik nodig!! :deal: :thumleft:

.... met 'n groentetuintjie :)
natuurlik moet jy n oop reservoir hÍ om jou buurgat water in te stoor EN jou eie brand muskiete te kan uitbroei en om jou bure te veretter met hulle!!! ;) :lol8: >:D
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: frankmac on January 08, 2021, 06:10:29 pm
I'd suggest a place north of Port Shepstone but not too far.

Anyway you can do a lot worse than our Hibiscus Coast wrt value, weather and quality of life.

Sorry to hear, like P Edward and surrounds. Also at the gate to the wild coast. Whats it like living there?  Costs?
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Ag, it's kak.

No really, it's cheap as chips to buy.

Rates are expensive for what you get but the weather is great and it's pretty quiet out of season.

The local private hospitals like Shelly Beach aren't too shabby either.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: frankmac on January 08, 2021, 06:15:18 pm

My Boet lives in Twini just across the river from Sheppy, also says the mislikepaliteit is becoming a joke.
Plus he has had 5 washing machines and I still have my original, same goes with most metal household objects, one must factor this in as well.
He has also spent far more than I have on general upkeep on his house, wood rot, rust etc.

I'm in Tweni and my washing machine is 29 yrs old after being here more than 22 years.

Upkeep is constant but we bought 2km inland with this in mind.

Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Fenderbender on January 08, 2021, 06:20:55 pm
Die beste klein dorpie is die een waar jy n boorgat in die agterplaas met n frenschdrain het en sonpanele op die dak, maw jy het die munisipaliteit so min as moontlik nodig!! :deal: :thumleft:


Mmm, ek bly waar ek is ....  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 11, 2021, 09:27:21 am
Ok looks like this is on the cards, I am just waiting for fin year end and restructuring. I would have to be within striking range from Stellenbosch plus it would be nice to be relatively close to Durbanville and Paarl where we have family.

@ClimbingTurtle what's wrong with Fish Hoek? I have very fond memories of my childhood holidays there and still go for a drive through and stop at Brass Bell every time I am in CT.

Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 11, 2021, 09:31:13 am
And by close I mean around 60km, not Capetonian "5km is on the other side of the world" type close
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 11, 2021, 09:33:03 am
Short list at this stage is Simons Town, Fish Hoek, Yzerfontein
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on March 11, 2021, 09:47:02 am
Yzerfontein  it is then
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on March 11, 2021, 10:05:47 am
Wat van Gordonsbaai al om die kus daar na Bettiesbaai se kant toe? Wats daai dorpie net voor of naby Hangklip?
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 11, 2021, 10:09:45 am
Wat van Gordonsbaai al om die kus daar na Bettiesbaai se kant toe? Wats daai dorpie net voor of naby Hangklip?


Dis ook opsies. Ek gaan bitter min hoef kantoor toe te gaan so selfs 100km stellies toe is vir my ok. Dis meer om vroutjie naby aan familie in durbanville en paarl te kry
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on March 11, 2021, 10:10:08 am
Yzerfontein  it is then

+1...
Yzerfontein, Simons town Fish Hoek, in that order, imo...
@Dwerg  - I grew up there, was a pretty damn fine place to grow up, make no mistake, beaches, mountains, small town, it was pretty much as good as you can get.
But FH now seems a little grubby, run down, crowded, ill-maintained and expensive. My mom just emigrated back to the UK, she lived in my sisters house in Sunnydale (sort of between FH and Noordhoek, next to Sun Valley), she moved back to FH about 10 years ago from Montegu (better hospital, my step-dad was poorly) and in the end she said it was just going down the drain - the whole infrastructure, council, everything had no ambition to improve.....
Anyway, thats my perception....
And traffic in the mornings and afternoons trying to get in or out of FH is a nightmare - Simonstown is even worse - but then I hate traffic.... :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Operator on March 11, 2021, 10:13:58 am
Ok looks like this is on the cards, I am just waiting for fin year end and restructuring. I would have to be within striking range from Stellenbosch plus it would be nice to be relatively close to Durbanville and Paarl where we have family.

Dwerg dink mooi oor die Paarl/Wellington area.............dit raak ERG WARM daar in die somer.
Party mense hou daarvan, party mense cope nie.
As 40 plus grade Celsius jou ding is, go for it!
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on March 11, 2021, 10:17:50 am
Wat van Gordonsbaai al om die kus daar na Bettiesbaai se kant toe? Wats daai dorpie net voor of naby Hangklip?


Dis ook opsies. Ek gaan bitter min hoef kantoor toe te gaan so selfs 100km stellies toe is vir my ok. Dis meer om vroutjie naby aan familie in durbanville en paarl te kry
Pringlebaai dis die plek wat ek ingedagte het. Vriend van my had n huis daar gehad. Hulle was heel happy daar, en hy moes gereeld lughawe toe en die afstand het nie gepla. Wind kan glo party dae bietjie fluks wees.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on March 11, 2021, 10:18:28 am
Ok looks like this is on the cards, I am just waiting for fin year end and restructuring. I would have to be within striking range from Stellenbosch plus it would be nice to be relatively close to Durbanville and Paarl where we have family.

@ClimbingTurtle what's wrong with Fish Hoek? I have very fond memories of my childhood holidays there and still go for a drive through and stop at Brass Bell every time I am in CT.

OK - striking distance of Stellies - from FH in traffic, thats probably most of 2 hours, one way, and more from ST..... There is essentially only 2 roads in & out of the peninsula, (not counting Chapmans Peak), and the Naval Base makes sure the roads are kept full. If you need to be in Stellies, look in that direction and away from the coast - Gordons Bay, Somerset West (less wind here as well), or if you must be at the beach, Rooiels, Pringle Bay maybe? The road network in T was designed for half the traffic there is there now, just be aware!
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 11, 2021, 10:21:11 am
Ok looks like this is on the cards, I am just waiting for fin year end and restructuring. I would have to be within striking range from Stellenbosch plus it would be nice to be relatively close to Durbanville and Paarl where we have family.

@ClimbingTurtle what's wrong with Fish Hoek? I have very fond memories of my childhood holidays there and still go for a drive through and stop at Brass Bell every time I am in CT.

OK - striking distance of Stellies - from FH in traffic, thats probably most of 2 hours, one way, and more from ST..... There is essentially only 2 roads in & out of the peninsula, (not counting Chapmans Peak), and the Naval Base makes sure the roads are kept full. If you need to be in Stellies, look in that direction and away from the coast - Gordons Bay, Somerset West (less wind here as well), or if you must be at the beach, Rooiels, Pringle Bay maybe? The road network in T was designed for half the traffic there is there now, just be aware!

My wife and I both work from home and at worst I'd probably have to go to the office once a week with flexible hours so not too concerned about traffic.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 11, 2021, 10:23:12 am
Ok looks like this is on the cards, I am just waiting for fin year end and restructuring. I would have to be within striking range from Stellenbosch plus it would be nice to be relatively close to Durbanville and Paarl where we have family.

Dwerg dink mooi oor die Paarl/Wellington area.............dit raak ERG WARM daar in die somer.
Party mense hou daarvan, party mense cope nie.
As 40 plus grade Celsius jou ding is, go for it!

I can take that heat but we are not considering Paarl as an option, just need to be close enough so we can visit the wife's family
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on March 11, 2021, 10:45:33 am
Dwerg het jy al na Philadelphia gekyk?

Of Darling..

Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 11, 2021, 10:51:15 am
Dwerg het jy al na Philadelphia gekyk?

Was al daar by @Kuifie en dis regitg baie nice. Ons het wel van die thread begin is besluit ons wil probeer mik vir dorpie gevoel sonder om in 'n klein plekkie te bly waar die hele dorp weet as jy jou gat krap
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Noneking on March 11, 2021, 12:09:05 pm
Dwerg het jy al na Philadelphia gekyk?

Was al daar by @Kuifie en dis regitg baie nice. Ons het wel van die thread begin is besluit ons wil probeer mik vir dorpie gevoel sonder om in 'n klein plekkie te bly waar die hele dorp weet as jy jou gat krap
Ek hoop jy gaan jou familie ook ken in die saak. Dit moet darem naby lekker strande wees vir ons kinders en lekker roetes vir my met die bike. Ek slaap ook nie graag in dieselfde kamer as my kinders nie en my kar moet darem onder dak staan as ek kuier. Desembers moet die weer darem aanvaarbaar wees sodat ons nie na 2 weke al wil huistoe nie.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on March 11, 2021, 12:11:09 pm
Dwerg het jy al na Philadelphia gekyk?

Was al daar by @Kuifie en dis regitg baie nice. Ons het wel van die thread begin is besluit ons wil probeer mik vir dorpie gevoel sonder om in 'n klein plekkie te bly waar die hele dorp weet as jy jou gat krap
Ek hoop jy gaan jou familie ook ken in die saak. Dit moet darem naby lekker strande wees vir ons kinders en lekker roetes vir my met die bike. Ek slaap ook nie graag in dieselfde kamer as my kinders nie en my kar moet darem onder dak staan as ek kuier. Desembers moet die weer darem aanvaarbaar wees sodat ons nie na 2 weke al wil huistoe nie.
:laughing4: :laughing4: :imaposer: :lol8: :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on March 11, 2021, 02:51:57 pm
FH or ST to Stellies and back in a cage? Sheesh, I understand that you say you don't mind the traffic but hell it really can be a mess of epic proportions on the wrong day, it could take you 3hrs one way if roads get choked up which happens often, FH and ST are dumps IMO, beautiful scenery but not well maintained and very busy on weekends and during holidays, you'll lose your shit going shopping on a weekend as the roads are always saturated.
A colleague has moved to Robertson from Durbanville, he is in the Stellies office twice a week, only takes him 1,5hrs one way and there's no traffic, it's a really awesome place.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: caconcepts on March 11, 2021, 03:12:20 pm
My mom lived in Villiersdorp for a few years and that seemed quite nice and chilled....
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 11, 2021, 07:05:54 pm
Dwerg het jy al na Philadelphia gekyk?

Was al daar by @Kuifie en dis regitg baie nice. Ons het wel van die thread begin is besluit ons wil probeer mik vir dorpie gevoel sonder om in 'n klein plekkie te bly waar die hele dorp weet as jy jou gat krap
Ek hoop jy gaan jou familie ook ken in die saak. Dit moet darem naby lekker strande wees vir ons kinders en lekker roetes vir my met die bike. Ek slaap ook nie graag in dieselfde kamer as my kinders nie en my kar moet darem onder dak staan as ek kuier. Desembers moet die weer darem aanvaarbaar wees sodat ons nie na 2 weke al wil huistoe nie.

Man boek sommer deur AirBnB ek gee jou afslag  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 11, 2021, 07:42:39 pm
Baden-Powell, or child molester drive, is becoming a big concern unrest-wise. Closed off again last weekend, and my sister-in-law, driving from Constantia to Stellenbosch, gets turned around

at the Kayalitsha sewerage works, with the N2 in sight. :xxbah: :xxbah:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Ri on March 11, 2021, 09:59:33 pm
Ek weet Somerset-Wes rek julle budget 'n bietjie, maar hier is regtig pragtige areas: klein dorpie gevoel met lekker winkels, goeie hospitale en naby die strand, en natuurlik al die wynplase in die omgewing. Naby genoeg aan die skoonfamilie maar te ver vir hulle. 1km se stap van my huis af het ek beide berg en see uitsigte. Hier hardloop tarentale en eekhorings tussen die erwe rond. Ek praat met my bure.

Yzerfontein se kant toe waai die wind jou dat jy diagonaal leun terwyl jy ry. Hierdie stoot-stoot dit net bietjie. En om van Simonstad of Vishoek af uit die stad te kom, is 'n nagmerrie. Jy gaan naderhand nie meer die skiereiland wil verlaat nie want dis te veel moeite en siedaar! is jy 'n Kapenaar.

En 2SD is net in die straat af as jy sy lewe wil gaan versondig :imaposer:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 12, 2021, 08:14:43 am
Ek weet Somerset-Wes rek julle budget 'n bietjie, maar hier is regtig pragtige areas: klein dorpie gevoel met lekker winkels, goeie hospitale en naby die strand, en natuurlik al die wynplase in die omgewing. Naby genoeg aan die skoonfamilie maar te ver vir hulle. 1km se stap van my huis af het ek beide berg en see uitsigte. Hier hardloop tarentale en eekhorings tussen die erwe rond. Ek praat met my bure.

Yzerfontein se kant toe waai die wind jou dat jy diagonaal leun terwyl jy ry. Hierdie stoot-stoot dit net bietjie. En om van Simonstad of Vishoek af uit die stad te kom, is 'n nagmerrie. Jy gaan naderhand nie meer die skiereiland wil verlaat nie want dis te veel moeite en siedaar! is jy 'n Kapenaar.

En 2SD is net in die straat af as jy sy lewe wil gaan versondig :imaposer:

Ons budget is aanpasbaar en kan redelik gaan bly waar ons wil binne perke, dit hang net af waar jy gaan of jy 'n view ook vir die prys kry. Die groot ding vir ons is dat jy elke dag in jou huis wakker word en natuurskoon dadelik beleef, nie eers 'n draai gaan ry nie.  Ons het skoon familie in Somerset Wes ook so my vroutjie sal ook nie ongelukkig wees daar nie.

Maar ja ons gaan volgende maand af en sal bietjie gaan rond kyk. Dan sal ons ook seker eers huur erens sentraal en van daar af 'n besluit neem.

Maar die kar is nogsteeds voor die perd. Ek wag om na jaar eind te hoor of ek permanent in die stellenbos span in skuif
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: briv on March 12, 2021, 10:48:23 am
Durbanville is lyk my nie ter sprake nie, maar dit is n klein dorpie in die kern, met baie nice areas reg rondom wat definitief n landelike gevoel uit straal, daar is selfs n koperasie in die dorp, kyk na Clara anna fontein, dan kan jy en Nonking diere pics uit ruil  :peepwall: :pot:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 12, 2021, 11:04:28 am
Durbanville is lyk my nie ter sprake nie, maar dit is n klein dorpie in die kern, met baie nice areas reg rondom wat definitief n landelike gevoel uit straal, daar is selfs n koperasie in die dorp, kyk na Clara anna fontein, dan kan jy en Nonking diere pics uit ruil  :peepwall: :pot:

Dis verseker 'n goeie opsie en sal ons reg by al my vrou se familie sit maar Durbanville voel te veel soos Pretoria.  Soveel so, ons noem dit sommer Pretoriaville
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on March 12, 2021, 12:25:43 pm
Durbanville is lyk my nie ter sprake nie, maar dit is n klein dorpie in die kern, met baie nice areas reg rondom wat definitief n landelike gevoel uit straal, daar is selfs n koperasie in die dorp, kyk na Clara anna fontein, dan kan jy en Nonking diere pics uit ruil  :peepwall: :pot:

Dis verseker 'n goeie opsie en sal ons reg by al my vrou se familie sit maar Durbanville voel te veel soos Pretoria.  Soveel so, ons noem dit sommer Pretoriaville

Jy ry 10 minute dan is jy op 'n grondpad - dit kan jy nie in Pretoria doen nie.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 12, 2021, 12:55:45 pm
Durbanville is lyk my nie ter sprake nie, maar dit is n klein dorpie in die kern, met baie nice areas reg rondom wat definitief n landelike gevoel uit straal, daar is selfs n koperasie in die dorp, kyk na Clara anna fontein, dan kan jy en Nonking diere pics uit ruil  :peepwall: :pot:

Dis verseker 'n goeie opsie en sal ons reg by al my vrou se familie sit maar Durbanville voel te veel soos Pretoria.  Soveel so, ons noem dit sommer Pretoriaville

Jy ry 10 minute dan is jy op 'n grondpad - dit kan jy nie in Pretoria doen nie.

Was jy al in Pretoria?  :pot:

Ek ry uit ons estate uit, draai twee keer regs en in onder 5km is ek op grondpaaie. Ons het treinspoor roete wat jy vir ure kan ry en dit is minder as 10min van my huis af. Jy kan selfs met jou dirt bike van jou huis af ry en jouself in die koppies gaan moeg maak proper hard enduro tipe ry plek. Ons het verbasend lekker plek om te ry in die deel van PTA
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 13, 2021, 05:44:12 pm
Durbanville is lyk my nie ter sprake nie, maar dit is n klein dorpie in die kern, met baie nice areas reg rondom wat definitief n landelike gevoel uit straal, daar is selfs n koperasie in die dorp, kyk na Clara anna fontein, dan kan jy en Nonking diere pics uit ruil  :peepwall: :pot:

Dis verseker 'n goeie opsie en sal ons reg by al my vrou se familie sit maar Durbanville voel te veel soos Pretoria.  Soveel so, ons noem dit sommer Pretoriaville

Jy ry 10 minute dan is jy op 'n grondpad - dit kan jy nie in Pretoria doen nie.

Was jy al in Pretoria?  :pot:

Ek ry uit ons estate uit, draai twee keer regs en in onder 5km is ek op grondpaaie. Ons het treinspoor roete wat jy vir ure kan ry en dit is minder as 10min van my huis af. Jy kan selfs met jou dirt bike van jou huis af ry en jouself in die koppies gaan moeg maak proper hard enduro tipe ry plek. Ons het verbasend lekker plek om te ry in die deel van PTA

Die groot nadeel is jy moet weer terug Pretoria toe. :pot:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on March 13, 2021, 06:00:54 pm
Durbanville is lyk my nie ter sprake nie, maar dit is n klein dorpie in die kern, met baie nice areas reg rondom wat definitief n landelike gevoel uit straal, daar is selfs n koperasie in die dorp, kyk na Clara anna fontein, dan kan jy en Nonking diere pics uit ruil  :peepwall: :pot:

Dis verseker 'n goeie opsie en sal ons reg by al my vrou se familie sit maar Durbanville voel te veel soos Pretoria.  Soveel so, ons noem dit sommer Pretoriaville

Jy ry 10 minute dan is jy op 'n grondpad - dit kan jy nie in Pretoria doen nie.

Was jy al in Pretoria?  :pot:

Ek ry uit ons estate uit, draai twee keer regs en in onder 5km is ek op grondpaaie. Ons het treinspoor roete wat jy vir ure kan ry en dit is minder as 10min van my huis af. Jy kan selfs met jou dirt bike van jou huis af ry en jouself in die koppies gaan moeg maak proper hard enduro tipe ry plek. Ons het verbasend lekker plek om te ry in die deel van PTA

Die groot nadeel is jy moet weer terug Pretoria toe. :pot:
Hy is gelukkig Danie Pretoria is nie te ver van die dorp af!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 14, 2021, 05:45:47 am
Durbanville is lyk my nie ter sprake nie, maar dit is n klein dorpie in die kern, met baie nice areas reg rondom wat definitief n landelike gevoel uit straal, daar is selfs n koperasie in die dorp, kyk na Clara anna fontein, dan kan jy en Nonking diere pics uit ruil  :peepwall: :pot:

Dis verseker 'n goeie opsie en sal ons reg by al my vrou se familie sit maar Durbanville voel te veel soos Pretoria.  Soveel so, ons noem dit sommer Pretoriaville

Jy ry 10 minute dan is jy op 'n grondpad - dit kan jy nie in Pretoria doen nie.

Was jy al in Pretoria?  :pot:

Ek ry uit ons estate uit, draai twee keer regs en in onder 5km is ek op grondpaaie. Ons het treinspoor roete wat jy vir ure kan ry en dit is minder as 10min van my huis af. Jy kan selfs met jou dirt bike van jou huis af ry en jouself in die koppies gaan moeg maak proper hard enduro tipe ry plek. Ons het verbasend lekker plek om te ry in die deel van PTA

Die groot nadeel is jy moet weer terug Pretoria toe. :pot:
Jy weet nť, die enigste goeie ding wat nog uit die kaap uit gekom was nie die WP nie, dis die N1
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: sidetrack on March 14, 2021, 02:50:44 pm
Durbanville is lyk my nie ter sprake nie, maar dit is n klein dorpie in die kern, met baie nice areas reg rondom wat definitief n landelike gevoel uit straal, daar is selfs n koperasie in die dorp, kyk na Clara anna fontein, dan kan jy en Nonking diere pics uit ruil  :peepwall: :pot:

Dis verseker 'n goeie opsie en sal ons reg by al my vrou se familie sit maar Durbanville voel te veel soos Pretoria.  Soveel so, ons noem dit sommer Pretoriaville

Jy ry 10 minute dan is jy op 'n grondpad - dit kan jy nie in Pretoria doen nie.

Was jy al in Pretoria?  :pot:

Ek ry uit ons estate uit, draai twee keer regs en in onder 5km is ek op grondpaaie. Ons het treinspoor roete wat jy vir ure kan ry en dit is minder as 10min van my huis af. Jy kan selfs met jou dirt bike van jou huis af ry en jouself in die koppies gaan moeg maak proper hard enduro tipe ry plek. Ons het verbasend lekker plek om te ry in die deel van PTA

Die groot nadeel is jy moet weer terug Pretoria toe. :pot:
Welkom in die Kaap Dwerg, hoop jy is reg om om elke hoek en draai te hoor van hoe sleg Pta is en hoe Naas Botha te veel geskop het.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 16, 2021, 08:59:30 am
Herotel rolling out fibre to a bunch of WC towns

https://mybroadband.co.za/news/industrynews/389458-herotel-targeting-more-than-18-new-towns-in-western-cape-fibre-expansion.html
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on March 16, 2021, 09:08:27 am
Yip, our aim is to be done with it by year end but will realistically be done by 2nd quarter next year. We currently have 105k clients on wireless which took us many years to attain, we want to get the same number on fibre in one year.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Superboet on March 16, 2021, 09:39:26 am
We are using Herotel with absolutely no problems at all.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on March 16, 2021, 09:54:30 am
Yip, as mentioned in the article, most ISPs supply services over 3rd party fibre infrastructure like VOX running on Frogfoot, we build our own fibre and supply our own services over it, this results in quicker fault resolution and lower cost, a winning and popular formula. We have built over VUMA and Frogfoot and are poaching their clients quite easily.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Avontier on March 16, 2021, 11:26:38 am
Huiskoop is grotendeels 'n emosionele proses, so moenie te veel steun op logika wanneer jy jou kortlys opstel nie en moenie ligtelik dorpe afskryf voor jy nie self tyd daar spandeer het nie. Jy moet lank genoeg op 'n plek wees om te kan hoor of hy met jou "praat". Dit gebeur baie dat mense uiteindelik iets heeltemal anders koop as wat hulle voor die tyd sorgvuldig uitgeredeneer het. Ons het 'n agentskap op die Weskus en ek kan jou 'n paar pointers gee as jy belangstel.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 16, 2021, 11:29:21 am
Huiskoop is grotendeels 'n emosionele proses, so moenie te veel steun op logika wanneer jy jou kortlys opstel nie en moenie ligtelik dorpe afskryf voor jy nie self tyd daar spandeer het nie. Jy moet lank genoeg op 'n plek wees om te kan hoor of hy met jou "praat". Dit gebeur baie dat mense uiteindelik iets heeltemal anders koop as wat hulle voor die tyd sorgvuldig uitgeredeneer het. Ons het 'n agentskap op die Weskus en ek kan jou 'n paar pointers gee as jy belangstel.

Ek sal graag met jou gesels. Ons het klaar besluit as ons die skuif maak sal ons vir eers huur lekker naby aan familie en vriende. Van daar af sal ons bietjie meer die plekke realisties bekyk en nie net romanties van die kant af nie
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: McSack on March 16, 2021, 01:22:57 pm
Yip, as mentioned in the article, most ISPs supply services over 3rd party fibre infrastructure like VOX running on Frogfoot, we build our own fibre and supply our own services over it, this results in quicker fault resolution and lower cost, a winning and popular formula. We have built over VUMA and Frogfoot and are poaching their clients quite easily.
Don't you okes want to take a short left through the Eastern Freestate please? Pretty please.

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Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on March 16, 2021, 01:29:28 pm
Sorry for the Hijack Dwerg, we're doing this nationally, this article was just for WC. @McSack, PM me your location and I'll see what the plans are there.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Rob_A on March 16, 2021, 07:53:12 pm
Jirre, but you guys are obsessed with the WC. Was in George, Knysna etc two weekends ago. Might as well be in Pretoria or JHB - everyone on top of one another. Cape Town is not any better. Just think WC is overated - not bad, but way overated.

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Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: dw1 on March 16, 2021, 09:51:15 pm
Western Cape does not only comprise of the coastal towns. they are overcrowded because all the people from other provinces are pouring in
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: shark_za on March 17, 2021, 09:56:44 am
like VOX running on Frogfoot,
You do know VOX owns Frogfoot right? Same thing.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on March 17, 2021, 11:04:28 am
Yebo, both ex clients of mine, spent quite a bit of time with Abraham and Jacques - the respective CEOs, I designed wireless solutions for interim use during their fibre rollout, they're still two different operational and cost entities so savings etc. don't filter downward, not yet anyway.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 17, 2021, 12:13:42 pm
Sorry for the Hijack Dwerg, we're doing this nationally, this article was just for WC. @McSack, PM me your location and I'll see what the plans are there.

No worries, this thread was in large part started to highlight small towns with good internet so no hijack
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 18, 2021, 10:45:54 am
@Operator I don't see any mention of your town?

We have someone coming to look at our house next week for potential short term and furnished lease. Will make the initial rent and discovery phase A LOT easier because we basically leave with our dogs and what fits in the boot
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Ri on March 18, 2021, 11:21:16 am
@Operator I don't see any mention of your town?

We have someone coming to look at our house next week for potential short term and furnished lease. Will make the initial rent and discovery phase A LOT easier because we basically leave with our dogs and what fits in the boot

Wow. That will make life a whole lot easier! Lucky lucky , wife must be very happy about that  ;D

Ps. I have an old DR650 you can loan when you get here. You should be familiar with it ;)
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 18, 2021, 11:35:30 am
Wow. That will make life a whole lot easier! Lucky lucky , wife must be very happy about that  ;D

Ps. I have an old DR650 you can loan when you get here. You should be familiar with it ;)

Well we're holding thumbs because that will make it so easy and non-committal. We have a friend who's going through a divorce who might want our place for 3 months until she finds her feet. I don't have the stomach to deal with tenants otherwise


Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: briv on March 23, 2021, 10:27:08 am
Durbanville is lyk my nie ter sprake nie, maar dit is n klein dorpie in die kern, met baie nice areas reg rondom wat definitief n landelike gevoel uit straal, daar is selfs n koperasie in die dorp, kyk na Clara anna fontein, dan kan jy en Nonking diere pics uit ruil  :peepwall: :pot:

Dis verseker 'n goeie opsie en sal ons reg by al my vrou se familie sit maar Durbanville voel te veel soos Pretoria.  Soveel so, ons noem dit sommer Pretoriaville

Jy ry 10 minute dan is jy op 'n grondpad - dit kan jy nie in Pretoria doen nie.

Was jy al in Pretoria?  :pot:

Ek ry uit ons estate uit, draai twee keer regs en in onder 5km is ek op grondpaaie. Ons het treinspoor roete wat jy vir ure kan ry en dit is minder as 10min van my huis af. Jy kan selfs met jou dirt bike van jou huis af ry en jouself in die koppies gaan moeg maak proper hard enduro tipe ry plek. Ons het verbasend lekker plek om te ry in die deel van PTA

Die groot nadeel is jy moet weer terug Pretoria toe. :pot:
Welkom in die Kaap Dwerg, hoop jy is reg om om elke hoek en draai te hoor van hoe sleg Pta is en hoe Naas Botha te veel geskop het.

Net om hier, die perspektief reg te kry.....in Pretoria het jy nie n wynplaas op jou voorstoep nie, ekskuus wynplase, jy kyk nie uit op die mooiste reeks berge nie, in die winter het hulle sneeu op, die golfbaan is 4 km weg en is een van die mooistes, as daar dalk skool gegaan moet word is Redham House op die perseel , en jy is in die middel van die skiereiland, al die ander lekker plekke is net 30 km weg, en julle weet van ver ry. Durbanville soos Pretoria ? nooit daar word te veel Engels gepraat  :deal: :peepwall: :pot: :ricky:        As ek weer kan voor begin sou dit my plek wees (eks bietjie bang vir die engels thou  O0 )
Title: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 23, 2021, 11:25:05 am
En daar staaf jy die punt

Maar ok Pretoriaville is nader aan wyn plase. Eks seker te kommen maar ek verstaan steeds nie hoekom dit Ďn aantrekking is nie. Al wat Ďn wyn plaas is is Ďn restaurant in Ďn mooi ligging wat wyn verkoop. Dit kry mens oral. Jy kan net sowel vir my sÍ vrystaat is die beste want dis naaste aan al die bees plase.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: KiLRoy on March 23, 2021, 11:59:45 am
Janee - fokken wynplase - dime a dozen (en ek het op Zevenwatcht se voorstoep grootgeword nog voor die fokken wynroete ding.  dis soos 'n lodge met 'n lapa hierbo.  Die see en die berge --ja dis wat ek mis.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on March 23, 2021, 12:08:28 pm
Durbanville imo is for young families, housing is reasonably priced and there are many really good relatively cheap schools in the area, for that reason, I'd stay away if not raising little ones - traffic + school noise etc.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: chopperpilot on March 23, 2021, 12:12:01 pm
What's the latest on the Cape traffic situation?

I observe that Dwerg will be working from home. Wifey?

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Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 23, 2021, 12:17:45 pm
What's the latest on the Cape traffic situation?

I observe that Dwerg will be working from home. Wifey?

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We both work from home. All we need is stable and reasonably fast internet.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Goose on March 23, 2021, 01:14:57 pm
Yip, as mentioned in the article, most ISPs supply services over 3rd party fibre infrastructure like VOX running on Frogfoot, we build our own fibre and supply our own services over it, this results in quicker fault resolution and lower cost, a winning and popular formula. We have built over VUMA and Frogfoot and are poaching their clients quite easily.

Blikkies - asseblief man..........   :peepwall:  don't forget about our town..... NAPIER ......  we have lost Telkom ADSL, been promised LTe which Vodacom has provided but very unstable.... MTN is non-existent.. so we try use Wireless Internet, but oh man.... intermittent and overloaded!

Ideally - we have premises that we'd be prepared to have a Fibre linked Server and would then service the village via wireless.   :sip:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: chopperpilot on March 23, 2021, 02:44:05 pm
What's the latest on the Cape traffic situation?

I observe that Dwerg will be working from home. Wifey?

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We both work from home. All we need is stable and reasonably fast internet.
Good to hear!

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Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: ktmmer on March 23, 2021, 07:47:59 pm
Jirre, but you guys are obsessed with the WC. Was in George, Knysna etc two weekends ago. Might as well be in Pretoria or JHB - everyone on top of one another. Cape Town is not any better. Just think WC is overated - not bad, but way overated.

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Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: dw1 on March 23, 2021, 08:26:58 pm
Dwerg what is your idea of a small town?  I dont think Durbanville and Somerset West can rate as small towns. they are more like burbs of the greater Cape Town area.
Title: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on March 23, 2021, 09:28:03 pm
Dwerg what is your idea of a small town?  I dont think Durbanville and Somerset West can rate as small towns. they are more like burbs of the greater Cape Town area.
I agree. Those suggestions came about after saying I want to be close (around an hours drive) to those areas. We were initially thinking towns with population of 1000-2000 and then decided that is way too small but weíll go explore and see. For the temporary stay in a rental, anywhere will do really
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: dw1 on March 23, 2021, 09:50:30 pm
Yeah good idea to rent and check it out.
We moved to a small town some years ago and have never looked back.
Remember  in the Cape town area an hours drive could be a very short distance.!  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Sardine on March 24, 2021, 03:19:56 pm
Small towns with good internet, do they exist? If you had to pick a small town to move to which would it be? Or if you live in one, how's the town and especially your internet?

Just an idea for now, need to see if this work from home thing sticks first but I'd need at least a 10 meg unlimited connection, preferably fixed line to work from home and in reasonable sticking distance from Cape Town and George or at the very least Cape Town.

Some examples that come to mind (without knowing the internet situation), Montagu, Gansbaai, Yzerfontein.

Greyton.

Not sure of the internet situation as I have only really camped there. But wow, what a place!
Small, peaceful, mountains on your doorstep, dirt roads galore, close to Cape Town.

If I could move there I would.
Or Port Alfred or Grahamstown, but they are a little far from Slaapstad for you  :patch:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: MalcolmX on March 24, 2021, 03:56:35 pm
I currently reside in Somerset West and also considering moving to a "smaller" town and away from all the hustle-bustle. Hermanus (+- 1 hour drive from Somerset West) checks all the boxes for us, specifically looking to rent in VoŽlklip area, which is walking distance to some of the most stunning beaches you'll get. As a software developer, I really only need a good internet connection to be able to do my work.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: dw1 on March 24, 2021, 09:12:20 pm
Hermanus no longer really a small town. The place is bursting at the seams and lots of political shit still to come there.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Jors Troelie on March 25, 2021, 08:31:58 am
Small towns with good internet, do they exist? If you had to pick a small town to move to which would it be? Or if you live in one, how's the town and especially your internet?

Just an idea for now, need to see if this work from home thing sticks first but I'd need at least a 10 meg unlimited connection, preferably fixed line to work from home and in reasonable sticking distance from Cape Town and George or at the very least Cape Town.

Some examples that come to mind (without knowing the internet situation), Montagu, Gansbaai, Yzerfontein.

Greyton.

Not sure of the internet situation as I have only really camped there. But wow, what a place!
Small, peaceful, mountains on your doorstep, dirt roads galore, close to Cape Town.

If I could move there I would.
Or Port Alfred or Grahamstown, but they are a little far from Slaapstad for you  :patch:

When last did you visit? My intel says it's falling apart
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: roxenz on March 25, 2021, 09:08:15 am
Small towns with good internet, do they exist? If you had to pick a small town to move to which would it be? Or if you live in one, how's the town and especially your internet?

Just an idea for now, need to see if this work from home thing sticks first but I'd need at least a 10 meg unlimited connection, preferably fixed line to work from home and in reasonable sticking distance from Cape Town and George or at the very least Cape Town.

Some examples that come to mind (without knowing the internet situation), Montagu, Gansbaai, Yzerfontein.

Greyton.

Not sure of the internet situation as I have only really camped there. But wow, what a place!
Small, peaceful, mountains on your doorstep, dirt roads galore, close to Cape Town.

If I could move there I would.
Or Port Alfred or Grahamstown, but they are a little far from Slaapstad for you  :patch:
Friend of mine was professor at Rhodes Uni, lived in Port Alfred. Retired and moving now to Riebeeck West, to get out of EC before the final curtain comes down. He said especially hospitals are fooked. However, he did sell his place in Port Alfred within 5 days, so there must be people who think it is great. In the end, it will all be africanised anyway (which has good and bad points, depending on your view of life).
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on March 25, 2021, 09:40:39 am
Hermanus no longer really a small town. The place is bursting at the seams and lots of political shit still to come there.
I would not move to Hermanus, Hermanus to me is a lot like Knysna I don't get the attraction.
I would move to Stanford though. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Odd Dog on March 25, 2021, 09:45:59 am
Boggomsbaai or Vleesbaai!
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Sardine on March 25, 2021, 05:00:26 pm
Small towns with good internet, do they exist? If you had to pick a small town to move to which would it be? Or if you live in one, how's the town and especially your internet?

Just an idea for now, need to see if this work from home thing sticks first but I'd need at least a 10 meg unlimited connection, preferably fixed line to work from home and in reasonable sticking distance from Cape Town and George or at the very least Cape Town.

Some examples that come to mind (without knowing the internet situation), Montagu, Gansbaai, Yzerfontein.

Greyton.

Not sure of the internet situation as I have only really camped there. But wow, what a place!
Small, peaceful, mountains on your doorstep, dirt roads galore, close to Cape Town.

If I could move there I would.
Or Port Alfred or Grahamstown, but they are a little far from Slaapstad for you  :patch:

When last did you visit? My intel says it's falling apart

I lived there from August 2019 to March 2020.
It's all relative. After over 3 years in Botswana, Grahamstown was like a first-world town. Kind of.

The people made it for me.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: KiLRoy on March 27, 2021, 09:03:52 am
Seems places either gets africanised or pam goldinganised - iím donno whats worse..
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on March 27, 2021, 09:52:23 am
Hermanus is actually very cool, township has no room for growth and there is no industry to attract more undesirables, yes there are issues with protesting occasionally but the cops shut them down chop-chop, I know the head and deputy head of safety and security at the municipality, hulle vattiekakkie.
There's not much more you can ask for than what Hermanus offers - quietish, safe, modern, good health services, own dam which is always full, beautiful scenery, warm sea,  good fishing, Hemel en aarde Valley and house prices are surprisingly reasonable.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on March 27, 2021, 10:14:31 am
there is no industry to attract more undesirables,

That has kept none away in the past, look at Bettiesbay. Freebies attracks them. :deal:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on March 27, 2021, 10:19:55 am
What's happening in Betty's, was there three weeks ago and didn't notice anything untoward?
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on March 27, 2021, 10:23:13 am
What's happening in Betty's, was there three weeks ago and didn't notice anything untoward?
Sorry Blikkies I got confused with Kleinmond.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: GAW on March 27, 2021, 11:12:18 am
Lucky enough to have a ďweekendĒ place in Stanford although the wife has lived there full time for the last year. Unfortunately my job requires me to be in CT  >:(
Itís close enough to commute weekly to CT - 2hrs in the car - 1hr 20 minish on the bike  :peepwall:

Definitely a small village but close enough to hermanus (25km) if you need a WW, hospital or vet etc - interwebs etc all available for WFH if you can. House prices not the cheapest because of proximity to CT as a weekend destination but there are a lot of properties on the market ATM with people offloading expensive non-used  weekend houses

Easy access to some good overberg riding too.

Hermanus no longer really a small town. The place is bursting at the seams and lots of political shit still to come there.
I would not move to Hermanus, Hermanus to me is a lot like Knysna I don't get the attraction.
I would move to Stanford though. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Fenderbender on March 27, 2021, 01:06:34 pm
Stanford
Vleesbaai
Yzerfontein
Robertson

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on April 06, 2021, 12:59:48 pm
Ok we are ready to get the ball rolling.

If you want to rent out your holiday home to us and our two dogs until end of November, 150km radius from Cape Town, let me know.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on April 14, 2021, 10:34:21 am
Ok done. We found a place in Hermanus and we'll be moving end of May
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: KiLRoy on April 14, 2021, 10:35:47 am
Lekker man lekker. Se hello vir @Operator
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Operator on April 14, 2021, 10:37:36 am
Ok done. We found a place in Hermanus and we'll be moving end of May

There goes the neighbourhood  :pot:

 :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on April 14, 2021, 10:39:16 am
Ok done. We found a place in Hermanus and we'll be moving end of May

There goes the neighbourhood  :pot:

 :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:

Toemaar ons gaan daar by die toeriste bly. Jou buurt is veilig  :lol8:

Dankie vir jou hulp  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: MalcolmX on April 14, 2021, 11:32:14 am
I currently reside in Somerset West and also considering moving to a "smaller" town and away from all the hustle-bustle. Hermanus (+- 1 hour drive from Somerset West) checks all the boxes for us, specifically looking to rent in VoŽlklip area, which is walking distance to some of the most stunning beaches you'll get. As a software developer, I really only need a good internet connection to be able to do my work.
Ok done. We found a place in Hermanus and we'll be moving end of May
Whoohooo I guess I won this one!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on April 14, 2021, 12:46:34 pm
I currently reside in Somerset West and also considering moving to a "smaller" town and away from all the hustle-bustle. Hermanus (+- 1 hour drive from Somerset West) checks all the boxes for us, specifically looking to rent in VoŽlklip area, which is walking distance to some of the most stunning beaches you'll get. As a software developer, I really only need a good internet connection to be able to do my work.
Ok done. We found a place in Hermanus and we'll be moving end of May
Whoohooo I guess I won this one!  :biggrin:

 :lol8:

Do you homework though. I was warned that Voelklip above 7th has big irritations with baboons for instance. Something you won't know without local knowledge.

We are still going to explore the Overberg and Peninsula regions when we are down there. We only have a six month contract and need to find where to settle and ideally buy in that time. Furniture and stuff is going into storage and we are renting out our place in PTA.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on April 14, 2021, 12:57:36 pm
Lekker, enjoy the Cape dude, I made the same move a few years ago, wouldn't change it for the world.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: MalcolmX on April 14, 2021, 12:58:55 pm
I currently reside in Somerset West and also considering moving to a "smaller" town and away from all the hustle-bustle. Hermanus (+- 1 hour drive from Somerset West) checks all the boxes for us, specifically looking to rent in VoŽlklip area, which is walking distance to some of the most stunning beaches you'll get. As a software developer, I really only need a good internet connection to be able to do my work.
Ok done. We found a place in Hermanus and we'll be moving end of May
Whoohooo I guess I won this one!  :biggrin:

 :lol8:

Do you homework though. I was warned that Voelklip above 7th has big irritations with baboons for instance. Something you won't know without local knowledge.

We are still going to explore the Overberg and Peninsula regions when we are down there. We only have a six month contract and need to find where to settle and ideally buy in that time. Furniture and stuff is going into storage and we are renting out our place in PTA.
I spoke to @Operator the other day and he told me about the baboon issue and that it's really a BIG issue in some parts of the town, less of it in VoŽlklip towards the end of the town, but still a concern. Don't want them to catch our cats and rip them to pieces.

Good luck with the final search  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Heimer on April 25, 2021, 10:31:21 am
Ok done. We found a place in Hermanus and we'll be moving end of May

Goeie keuse. Kan sommer na aftrede aanhou bly daar
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Mikie on May 27, 2021, 08:13:35 am
OK its my turn now

I have been working from home since March last year, way more productive and much busier as well, compared to being in the office
SWAMBO recently had some family deaths and spent almost 2 months down in Brenton on Sea with her mom helping her sort out estate things etc

During this time we asked ourselves why are we really living in this pretentious, polluted, crime ridden shit hole?

We have now made the decision to relocate, We are keen on the Garden route area as her mom is already there and we need to be close to her

SO I have the same requirements, Also need a reliable affordable uncapped internet connection, currently using Rain 5g, and I see this isnt available down there yet, but we have time as we have to do some maintenance on our house first and then sell, once its gone we are home free to go find a new home in a much less stressful area, add to that amazing riding, it should be bliss

Now this is what I need to know, I have browsed properties along this area and Mossel Bay seems like it might be the most affordable, however, I would prefer to stay out of the big towns
Along the map attached what areas should be avoided, for whatever reason. Its hard looking for a potential house when you know nothing about the neighborhoods in question
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Tony the Boney on May 27, 2021, 08:27:06 am
Depends how far you want to be away from MIL.
If she needs weekly contact then base yourself around Wilderness/ Sedgefield.
Staying in Mossel Bay is great but its 110kays away one way.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Dwerg on May 27, 2021, 08:34:17 am
OK its my turn now

I have been working from home since March last year, way more productive and much busier as well, compared to being in the office
SWAMBO recently had some family deaths and spent almost 2 months down in Brenton on Sea with her mom helping her sort out estate things etc

During this time we asked ourselves why are we really living in this pretentious, polluted, crime ridden shit hole?

We have now made the decision to relocate, We are keen on the Garden route area as her mom is already there and we need to be close to her

SO I have the same requirements, Also need a reliable affordable uncapped internet connection, currently using Rain 5g, and I see this isnt available down there yet, but we have time as we have to do some maintenance on our house first and then sell, once its gone we are home free to go find a new home in a much less stressful area, add to that amazing riding, it should be bliss

Now this is what I need to know, I have browsed properties along this area and Mossel Bay seems like it might be the most affordable, however, I would prefer to stay out of the big towns
Along the map attached what areas should be avoided, for whatever reason. Its hard looking for a potential house when you know nothing about the neighborhoods in question

We are renting furnished at first to get a feel of the areas. We found plenty of struggling AirBnB places offering furnished rental until end of November. Surprisingly affordable in some cases too. We also looked at garden route and for me the best is Klein- to Groot Brak and George itself. If a little further, Still Bay is also a great option and like Tony said, Wilderness area.
I personally don't enjoy Mossel Bay and Hartenbos over December. Get's impossibly congested
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Blikkies1 on May 27, 2021, 09:57:47 am
Hey Tony, Sedgefield is where I'm dreaming of retiring one day, if I hadn't bought a house recently I'd have moved there sooner. Below is our(HeroTel) wireless internet coverage for the area, we are currently rolling out fibre in Geroge and Oudtshoorn + will deploy in Sedgefield before the end of the year so don't let that be a concern, you'll be well covered.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Mikie on May 27, 2021, 10:59:41 am
Depends how far you want to be away from MIL.
If she needs weekly contact then base yourself around Wilderness/ Sedgefield.
Staying in Mossel Bay is great but its 110kays away one way.

The further the better BUT I cant always be an ass, so not too far, but the option is also that we get a bigger place with a cottage and she come stay with us

I have long been a fan of wilderness, beautiful place.

Sedgefield also looks awesome
Property24 searches show a lof of houses for sale in certain area, makes me ask, is it a decent area, or do the same rules not apply down there as in Jhb?
Meedingsride list quite a few houses and its close to the N2.

OK its my turn now

I have been working from home since March last year, way more productive and much busier as well, compared to being in the office
SWAMBO recently had some family deaths and spent almost 2 months down in Brenton on Sea with her mom helping her sort out estate things etc

During this time we asked ourselves why are we really living in this pretentious, polluted, crime ridden shit hole?

We have now made the decision to relocate, We are keen on the Garden route area as her mom is already there and we need to be close to her

SO I have the same requirements, Also need a reliable affordable uncapped internet connection, currently using Rain 5g, and I see this isnt available down there yet, but we have time as we have to do some maintenance on our house first and then sell, once its gone we are home free to go find a new home in a much less stressful area, add to that amazing riding, it should be bliss

Now this is what I need to know, I have browsed properties along this area and Mossel Bay seems like it might be the most affordable, however, I would prefer to stay out of the big towns
Along the map attached what areas should be avoided, for whatever reason. Its hard looking for a potential house when you know nothing about the neighborhoods in question

We are renting furnished at first to get a feel of the areas. We found plenty of struggling AirBnB places offering furnished rental until end of November. Surprisingly affordable in some cases too. We also looked at garden route and for me the best is Klein- to Groot Brak and George itself. If a little further, Still Bay is also a great option and like Tony said, Wilderness area.
I personally don't enjoy Mossel Bay and Hartenbos over December. Get's impossibly congested

I have the same thoughts about the bigger places where holiday season becomes a shit show

Renting could be a short term option as well, but we have a few months still before we make this move, for now its more educating myself about which areas to avoid.

You guys have already helped me  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 27, 2021, 01:32:38 pm
@YoungGSer - his family live in Cape St. Francis and only have good things to say - the Canals is pretty upmarket, which might work in your fabour ito internet speed, they have probably got that sorted in that area...?
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: BikerJan on May 27, 2021, 01:35:12 pm
Springerbaai, between Dana Bay and Vlees Bay is my favorite place on earth
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Tony the Boney on May 27, 2021, 02:01:48 pm
Consider this.....sure Mossel Bay and Hartenbos is a nightmare over the festive season for 1 month but....
Living in PTA and JHB is hectic traffic and crime for 11 months of the year so living down here is a small sacrifice for 1 month of the year.

It's such a amazing change where you have a well run municipality, roads always neat with verges being cut etc.

Dana Bay where we stay is away from Mossel Bay central by 13 kays. Peaceful!
SWAMBO wants to move closer to grandchildren in the Cape so we will probably sell soon.
I'm fighting this.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: woody1 on May 27, 2021, 02:14:16 pm
@Mikie forget about the KNOWN places.
Come to Riversdal. We have fiber. Wifi etc.
No robots and no Taxis :ricky: :ricky: and in the middle of riding paradise.
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: Mikie on May 27, 2021, 02:47:15 pm
@Mikie forget about the KNOWN places.
Come to Riversdal. We have fiber. Wifi etc.
No robots and no Taxis :ricky: :ricky: and in the middle of riding paradise.

I really must come visit you there sometime, get a feel of the little town, Maybe even sponge off your Solar setup to  :pot:
Title: Re: Rate a small town
Post by: woody1 on May 27, 2021, 03:02:12 pm
Ek wag vir julle.  :ricky: :ricky: