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Moving to the Western Cape
05-12-2018, 04:31 PM
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Good afternoon Ladies and Gents,

As the title states, my wife and I will be moving to the Western Cape at the beginning of February (4th) into new jobs.

My offices will be in Century city and hers would be in Epping. We are looking at spending a maximum of R12000 on rent as we still have our place in JHB and would need to find a tenant for it eventually. 2 Bedroom, and garage/s if its even possible in our budget.

I am looking for any advice on areas that I could possibly look at renting. An area that is safe and convenient. We currently live in Barbeque Downs (Sunninghill would be the next best description if you don't know where Barbeque Downs would be) and would prefer an area similar to that. But looking at prices in Cape Town it seems rental and prices of places in general are quite high. Hoping to not have to live too far out of the central areas to accommodate our budget.

Also any tips or contacts for moving companies and car transport companies that I could use? The quotes I've been receiving for vehicle delivery is around the R5k mark, is that the going rate? I was thinking of placing 2 cars on a transport and driving the other to CPT with a sleepover in Colesburg like most of the guys do.

Let me know your guys thoughts and any advice would be highly appreciated.

Thanks.

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05-12-2018, 04:40 PM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
Hi,
You can stay in a smallish apartment at Century City (Eg: Knights Bridge, Bougainvillea Estate etc). Epping is 10km against traffic so should be a quick drive.
or
You can stay in a house in Goodwood, Parow, Panorama etc (although there will be morning traffic for about 10km to Century City in the morning), and quickish drive to Epping.
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05-12-2018, 04:50 PM (This post was last modified: 05-12-2018 04:51 PM by Slant.)
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
Hi another option is milnerton, you can try to rent a full house with that budget.

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05-12-2018, 05:20 PM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
Century City is safe , full security , access to the shopping center & quick onto the N1. Also close to other area's .

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05-12-2018, 08:30 PM (This post was last modified: 05-12-2018 08:57 PM by Avi135.)
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
Thanks for the advice guys.

Guys I work with also mentioned Pinelands, Plattekloof, and durbanville.

I was looking at milnerton. Is an industrial area close by or in milnerton? Wasn't sure it's good, but it will be on the list now.

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05-12-2018, 08:45 PM (This post was last modified: 05-12-2018 08:47 PM by Peter@AEW.)
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
Car transport is roughly R3.8k with the railways.

https://www.southafricanrailways.co.za/m...ation.html

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05-12-2018, 08:50 PM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
(05-12-2018 08:45 PM)Peter@AEW Wrote:  Car transport is roughly R3.8k with the railways.

https://www.southafricanrailways.co.za/m...ation.html

Thanks Peter, will probably use this option Thumbs

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06-12-2018, 06:47 AM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
(05-12-2018 08:30 PM)Avi135 Wrote:  Thanks for the advice guys.

Guys I work with also mentioned Pinelands, Plattekloof, and durbanville.

I was looking at milnerton. Is an industrial area close by or in milnerton? Wasn't sure it's good, but it will be on the list now.

Pinelands is nice but you may struggle to find a nice place in your budget.

Plattekloof and Durbanville are also very nice areas but you will have to deal with traffic to both Century City and Epping.

Perhaps also consider Thornton.

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06-12-2018, 08:33 AM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
i would stay away from Pinelands...not what it once was...Thornton too...Durbanville is nice but you will travel more...Plattekloof is closer but you will have to stay in the "new" Plattekloof for that budget. As mentioned...nice apartments in Century City

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06-12-2018, 08:41 AM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
I was going to suggest areas like Goodwood, and Tygerdal. Still nice places out that way, and close to Vanguard Drive that will give you decent (quick is relevant to amount of traffic) access to the N1 and a short hop over to Century City. Turn left onto Vanguard and you have a straight line to Epping.
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06-12-2018, 08:56 AM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
Not sure why pinelands is getting hate - will be tough to get a place in your budget though, that might be a reason to stay away.

Thornton is ok, but obviously a bit closer to goodwood side so crime is slightly more of an issue.

If I was you I'd hunt for a flat/house in the century city developments, not my style of living, but it's affordable and given your driving, practical. Durbanville will be a bit of a morning traffic slog (depending on where in the area) as will plattekloof.

You don't mention kids - so I assume you have none, in which case a century city 2 bed apartment will work nicely, they are gated and secure as well as convenient for both of you, from cc to epping is going to be less than 30 minutes in the AM and you could get a bike/walk to the cc area - so petrol savings would be immense.

Good luck on your hunt man!

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06-12-2018, 01:12 PM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
Hi Bud,

Take a look at these 2 if they still available, given the area where you and your wife will be working this will suite your needs very well, also no agent involved in the first ...........

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-house-rental...0800363809


https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-house-rental...0066215309

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06-12-2018, 02:07 PM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
(05-12-2018 05:20 PM)Ddoooooon Wrote:  Century City is safe , full security , access to the shopping center & quick onto the N1. Also close to other area's .

I agree...
No traffic IS A BONUS!!!!!!

Cons would be most places only allow 2 Parking Bays. 1 under ground and one Outside, Then IF there is another bay Free, you need to rent it ( Villa Italia Experience ) and working on your car is a big no no...

Not sure about the Other Flats in the area
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06-12-2018, 03:11 PM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
Thanks Gents, quite a bit of information and I'm taking it all on board. I appreciate the help so much.

@supertramp Thanks for the links. I've asked someone to go have a look at it for me.

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06-12-2018, 03:31 PM (This post was last modified: 06-12-2018 03:33 PM by aksamg.)
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
(05-12-2018 08:50 PM)Avi135 Wrote:  
(05-12-2018 08:45 PM)Peter@AEW Wrote:  Car transport is roughly R3.8k with the railways.

https://www.southafricanrailways.co.za/m...ation.html

Thanks Peter, will probably use this option Thumbs

Also try http://www.toanywherecarriers.co.za

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(05-12-2018 08:30 PM)Avi135 Wrote:  Thanks for the advice guys.

Guys I work with also mentioned Pinelands, Plattekloof, and durbanville.

I was looking at milnerton. Is an industrial area close by or in milnerton? Wasn't sure it's good, but it will be on the list now.

Also have a look at Royal Ascot near Milnerton - was reasonable when I lived in CT..
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07-12-2018, 11:17 PM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
Thanks @aksamg

What are the feelings on observatory guys? Seems traffic wise it works and not too far from the waterfront or to go into the city.

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08-12-2018, 08:25 AM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
(07-12-2018 11:17 PM)Avi135 Wrote:  Thanks @aksamg

What are the feelings on observatory guys? Seems traffic wise it works and not too far from the waterfront or to go into the city.

Obs is a decent up and coming area - but just keep in mind there are dodgy parts in obs, also a lot of houses lack off-street parking. It is vibey and close to the CBD which is definitely a plus point. Negatives would be safety and parking - it is also quite expensive.

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Yesterday, 05:33 AM
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
Obs is not as safe as it used to be. In my opinion, the dodgy parts are expanding.
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
Get a place in century city , it would be the best, take a short lease if you can and go from there
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RE: Moving to the Western Cape
(05-12-2018 08:30 PM)Avi135 Wrote:  Thanks for the advice guys.

Guys I work with also mentioned Pinelands, Plattekloof, and durbanville.

I was looking at milnerton. Is an industrial area close by or in milnerton? Wasn't sure it's good, but it will be on the list now.

I work in Montague Gardens which is the area you refer to, nothing to be worried about.

We moved down Dec last year. Prices for renting and buying is stupid high. We decided to get a place close to both our work places but still we do get stuck in the mad cape town traffic. Rather go for something close imo, if you can avoid the n1 coming into cape town in the mornings and would be best.

Do a google traffic search over cape town Monday morning you will see what I mean.

If you can be close both Montague Gardens(cause you can literally find everything you need in that area, non grocery) and canal walk(cause it stays open till late and has all the shops needed for groceries), it will very cosy and easy to adapt to cape town.


Other than that it is just like a flatter Jozi, with one big mountain.

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