Where in Cape Town?

Kanga

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Ok Uganda is off and there is a very strong possibilty that I will be moving to Cape Town soon (in fact 99.99%) for the company that I am with at the moment

I will need to get to the Airport regularly, but also to the office in Maitland as well, so which area should I be considering staying in, little ANGRY will a stay at home wife (must to her delight) so she will need shops and whatever else woman need in the area.

Any ideas?
 
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I would say, Bothasig Edgemead area is the best... Its close to Maitland and close to N7 that would take you to the airport... You can try Goodwood aswel... Parow is close to the airport about 10min, but Maitland will take you about 45-1hour in the morning traffic if you lucky...
 

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Ok will have a look at those although an hour to work is not my idea of fun

Durbanville?
 

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I suggest all of you in CT stay off the roads, road rage is headed your way. Well, that's if he can stay on the roads, he seems to have this fondness for climbing sidewalks too.
 
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Durbanville is to far boet, then you will travel more than a hour to work... And its far from the airport... JHB drivers... geez need is say more...
 

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Kanga i think somewhere near town like Kloofnek .
Shops and schools for your fam is close, traffic to work and back will be a breeze as u will be going the other direction .
And hell u are near lots of pubs as well :thumbup:
The last point is what made me come to my decision :lol:
Anyway good luck hunting .
 

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Somewhere like Vredehoek might be nice. Excellent views, quick access to the highway to get to the airport/maitland and lots of shops and pubs etc around.
 
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I live just off Kloofnek and work in Plattekloof. It takes me 25 minutes to get to work regardless of the time of day since I'm always against traffic.

Nice, but expensive.
 

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Hi Kanga - Welcome to OUR valley mate! Welcome!

OK - Perhaps some other suggestions:
- Upper Parow (quite nice closer to the N1)
= Can get to N1 quickly - traffic's a bitch
= can get to the airport reasonably quick
- Somerset West
= VERY nice area - a bit far - but trip to Maitland should be around 45 minutes
- Weltevreden
= across the N1 highway from upper Parow
- Southern Suburbs - a bit far from Maitland, BUT close to the N2 (mostly) as well as M5 (can get you to airport quickly)
- Edgemead
= perhaps very good choice

EVERYWHERE is shops in, around & just all over Cape Town vicinity. There's probably more shopping malls here than in / around Jo'burg ;-)

Ok - that was my 1cent worth ;-)

I stay in Parklands/Table View. Kanga you have seen this area - quite nice - BUT, traffic is absolutely HORRENDOUS! The worst traffic is from my side!
 

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Thanks guys yip CT is imminent I am looking at houses on Monday and Tuesday next week.
I will have to sample local pubs i the evening :D
 

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Kanga - gimme a call and we can do beer. I've PM'd my cell no to you. Where you live in CT is hugely affected by your budget - property prices vary hugely from around R500K well into the 10's of millions. Property prices are in turn hugely affected by three factors primarily (in no particular order:

1. Views
2. Proximity to the city and southern suburbs (for schools).
3. Shelter from the wind (primarily the South Easter).

So now you know why Bantry Bay and Bishops Court cost what they do - they score tops on all three.

City bowl is also great if you can afford it.

A bargain for your needs would be Pinelands. Right next door to Maitland, not too far far from the airport, and against the prevailing traffic to the latter. Mowbray would also be a good bet.

Another option is to get a motorcycle, in which case the traffic issue just goes away :thumbup:
 
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houses on Monday and Tuesday next week
I am off all day Tuesday. please do pop around
 
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il say Bellvile,Boston,Oakdale..lots of schools,malls, the N1,R300 all very in one spot And for that wind not at all that bad..and trafic is not a problim..but other suburbs got trafic very bad......it depends...but if u want to live close 2 almost all the marine shops.....then the s,suburbs is the place 2 be...as im driving kwite far..
 

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Quinton apologies I havent given you a call yet but its been mental so far.
Irrie same apologies

OK guys looks like it is Melkbosstrand and Atlantic Beach Golf Estate or Links picking at the mo

The traffic isnt going to bother me as I will travel 2 weeks a month and then be off in a different direction each day, mostly early in the morning (Pre sparrow fart)

Has anyone ever lived in this type of estate and what is the pro and cons

For me the pros is certainly knowing ANGRY is safer than most other places (the security in that place is absolutely inside, you char gets fingerprinted if she wants to work there and the system will only allow her in on the actual days that she works for you) Also Melkbos has a nice small town feel to it.

OK lambaste me for my poor judgement:thumbup::peroni:
 

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