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May 9th, 2017 by


Cape Town; land of the Seventh Wonder of the World, a.k.a Table Mountain, an ocean you cannot set foot into, and vast lands filled with wine.

Johannesburg; land of malls, job opportunities, and mine dumps. Almost 1500 kms apart, these two cities, cannot be more different. Everything from the Joburg yuppie in their BMW to the Cape Tonian hipster sipping on his Truth coffee screams uniqueness.

The debate between the two cities is endless, with most centred around the cost of living and homes in the two provinces. Joburgers boast about their large family homes with hectares of garden, mocking the two foot Cape Tonian balcony. Cape Tonians shrug off having a bath in the kitchen as they open their curtains to full Mountain or ocean views. “Quality of life” comes out of the Cape Tonian mouth once a week as they come from dinner in Bree Street, to find their cars, once again, having been broken into.

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So, who wins the property war?

Johannesburg

3 Bedroom Home – Melville

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Close to town in eclectic Melville, this home is in a four unit complex. It comes with a pool, double garage, double carport, pool, and even a separate cottage! The two level home has an open airy, light feel and boasts a breakfast patio.

R2 650 000

3 Bedroom House – Northcliffe

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Tucked into the leafy suburb of Northcliffe is this modern, face brick home. It comes with a fireplace, large, modern kitchen, covered braai area, and entertainment section. The garden is large and comfortable for a family. Two automated garages. Staff bathroom. Wendy house. State-of-the-art security.

R2 100 000

3 Bedroom – Kensington

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A unique find, this home is situated in the hilly, green suburb near Jeppe Girls High School. Large, arty rooms are found on both levels. The whole house has wooden floors, wooden doors, and views onto a tropical, leafy garden. The home comes with four garages and a flatlet with its own kitchen

R2 150 000

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Cape Town

2 Bedroom Apartment – City Center

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The two bedroom apartment is on the upper level of the apartment block and has spectacular views of the mountain and CBD. There is an open plan kitchen and lounge and underground parking available. The block has a gym, communal pool, and braai area on the roof.

R2 150 000

2 Bedroom Home – Claremont  

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A beautiful balance between old and new, this two bedroom home has warm inviting features. The main room has an en-suite bathroom. The home has warm wooden floors, a gorgeous outdoor entertainment area, and even a Jacuzzi. The kitchen is large and modern, perfecting the warm, modern feel throughout the home.

R2 395 000

2 Bedroom Cottage – Observatory

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A delightful wooden-floored cottage sitting in the hub of activity that is Obs. Think high ceilings and large, warm rooms. Quintessential Obs, the apartment is simple with sparse features and glass doors to let in the light. The outdoor area is small, with some grass, and is beautifully decorated. The cottage has been recently renovated, so everything is brand new.

R2 195 000