Relocation to South Africa: South Africa's Heartbeat Zones

Contributed by SA Furniture Removals, 29 November, 2019

Gauteng - Johannesburg - Pretoria - Sandton

A snap survey across the land will almost certainly deliver the opinion that Gauteng is the business center of South Africa, a rapid lifestyle with little time to relax.

Of course, this is furthest from the truth and any well-balanced society knows how to recharge the batteries.

Yes, the commercial nerve center of South Africa it is but all work and no play has never been good for the soul and Gauteng offers a quality of life that certainly revitalises its inhabitants.

Incorporating the commercial epicenter of the country, possibly the continent; the hub that drives the wheels of economy. Yet Gauteng, Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Fourways and Sandton offers so much more than business and retail districts.

Regarded as the Gateway to Africa and the World, Gauteng acts as a departure (or arrival) point for travelers to and from South Africa.

Whether you're embarking on a road-trip to one of the neighboring states such as the ever-popular Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe or just savoring what the area and beyond has to offer, adding to your stay may be a wise option.

Residents of the region enjoy the offering at their leisure, the perfect weekend breakaway to charge batteries which may have been depleted during the week.

Historical attractions for Expats to that incapsulates South Africa as a country

The Cradle of Humankind

A short 45-minute drive from Pretoria, the Cradle of Humankind is a strip of twelve dolomite limestone caves which contains the fosselised remains of ancient forms of animals, plants and hominids. The dolomites in which the caves formed, started out as coral reefs in a warm, shallow sea approximately 2,3 million years ago.

The Apartheid Museum

Telling the story of the human spirit triumphing over adversity, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg is a must see to appreciate the country's history.

A mere 15 minutes from OR Tambo Airport, the Museum successfully illustrates the rise and fall of Apartheid, from its inception in 1948 to its demise in 1994.

The Nelson Mandela Bridge

The largest cable-stayed bridge in South Africa, the 284-metre-long Nelson Mandela Bridge was opened by Madiba himself in 2003. It covers 40 railway tracks and links the Constitution Hill precinct to Braanfontein.

The bridge carries two lanes of motor-vehicle traffic; two sidewalks for pedestrians; and a bicycle lane. A bicycle ride across the bridge taking in the wide array of artworks decorating buildings along the route is highly recommended.

The Union Buildings

Positioned at the top of Meintjies Kop, the Union Buildings overlook the City of Pretoria and is the seat of the South African Government and house the Offices of the President of SA.

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker and built from light sandstone in a semi-circular formation.

The grounds incorporate various monuments and statues and its gardens are a sight which cannot be missed.

Freedom Park

A 52ha heritage precinct located in Salvokop, Freedom Park is a site of remembrance honouring the fallen soldiers of South Africa. It incorporates the almost 700-metre-long Wall of Names, which displays the names of over 75 000 soldiers.

Walter Sisula Botanical Gardens

Situated in Roodepoort, the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens incorporates almost 300 hectares of landscaped and natural veld, a haven for a myriad species of birds, a popular picnic spot for many.

The Gardens are home to over 600 plant species and 220 bird species, as well as several reptiles and small mammals such as antelope and jackal.

The gardens offer a number of enthralling walks and a trail alongside the waterfall.

Gold Reef City

Still one of Gauteng's more popular destinations, Gold Reef City is a theme-parked entertainment centre which include casinos to mine exploring. Traditional African music, dance and history is a popular offering the Gold Reef City.

Whether you are moving to, from, or within SA's smallest province, Gauteng, SA Furniture Removals can guide you through the process, often an under-estimated process in terms of its challenges and processes.

We have service consultants dedicated to specific areas, their in-depth knowledge of the area of significant benefit to your move, be it within the boundaries of Gauteng including Pretoria, Jhb South, Jhb West, Jhb East, or inter-city across South Africa including Cape Town, Durban, KZN, Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, Port Elizabeth, and The Garden Route.

SA Furniture Removals

Our removals operating staff undergo regular training to upgrade their skills, the safe transfer of your belongings of paramount importance.

We offer a full wrap and pack service to further relieve you of the stress that comes with your relocation.

Call one of our professional moving company consultants for an accurate quote which allows for accurate budgeting for a process which can often unearth costs not considered.

Our Shared-Load Furniture Removal Services is possibly the greatest savings tool on offer if you are relocating between cities in South Africa. Why pay for empty space and return journeys when your commitment can be limited to space used within a service window.

Call us at SA Furniture Removals to discover the savings available to you.

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