Tzaneen is a family orientated town
PUBLISHED 25 MAY 2016
In the past few months, there has been an increase in demand from families who want to move to the countryside to raise their families in a tranquil environment yet still have close access to the city and infrastructure. More specifically, families are seeing the value in the ideally situated Tzaneen.

Tzaneen, in the Lowveld area of Limpopo, is only a 45 minute drive to Polokwane on the N1 or a 60 minute drive to the Kruger National Park, which makes it the perfect location to explore the Lowveld region for tourists.

Notable attractions to Tzaneen are the highly sought-after schools in the area and many parents are attracted to the area because of the large selection of excellent private and public schools.

The town has a population of approximately 85,000 who maintain a high standard of living and good quality of life. In 2010 and 2011, Tzaneen won the “Cleanest Town in South Africa” Award and it is the top citrus producing area in South Africa. The largest tomato farm in the Southern Hemisphere is situated near Tzaneen (ZZ2), and the area produces the bulk of the country’s avocados, mangos, bananas, paw paws, macadamia nuts and citrus fruits. There is also an increase in the number of smaller, organic farms which produce coffee, dairy products and free-range chicken or beef, and the town has an abundance of excellent restaurants and shops. Tzaneen is well equipped with medical services and branches of all the main banks of South Africa.

Tzaneen boasts magnificent views and landscapes, and has fantastic weather. It enjoys warm summers and mild winters, and the tropical climate has above-average rainfall.  There is an abundance of wonderful nature activities surrounding Tzaneen, and there are many nature reserves in the area - which is just an hour’s drive from the Kruger National Park. The area is famous for rare bird species, and there is just so much for a family to do on weekends – trips to the game parks, horse riding through the beautiful forests, hikes & outdoor activities, sporting events, concerts, shows and annual festivals that are all easy and fun to partake in.

Families are attracted to the size of the homes in Tzaneen, which are generally considerably larger than the homes you find in the city, and they offer greater value for money. There are a number of homes in the R1,100,000 – R1,500,000, giving you more value for money compared to houses in Cape Town or Johannesburg for the same price. The finishes are generally of a higher quality too.

Buyers can get a modern two bedroom, two bathroom home for R960 000 and a charming three bedroom, two bathroom family home with a garden, garage and beautiful views for around R1.425 million.

Another trend in the Lowveld areas is the increasing demand for lifestyle farms. These farms are agricultural properties ranging from smallholdings to working farms. Families are excited about the idea of raising their children on a lifestyle farm, and you don’t need much knowledge or experience to run them.

A smallholding can start at R1.8 million whereas a working farm can start at R3 million. There are many opportunities to acquire a guest house or other income-generating property, for R3 – R5 Million. Here one can grow your own food, keep some livestock and run a business that brings in a liveable income.

There is a wealth of options for every home buyer in Tzaneen, whether you are starting out, raising a family or relocating. The strong demand from people wanting to move to the country combined with the value for money really makes it an ideal place to relocate to.

Check out the great lifestyle options available on our website www.century21tzaneen.co.za