In the past 15 years, Nelspruit has gone from a quiet country town to a booming young city. This certainly transformed the whole region, yet its country appeal remains. The vibrant history still tells of gold, battles and bravery. Wild Bushveld is still just a short drive away. Children still grow up with plenty of fresh air here. The difference is that the Lowveld offers many more options now.
The workplace also changed dramatically in that time. Technology now allows us to blend the benefits of fixed employment with those of staying home – like being there for a young family. It is much easier to run a small business from home today, or gradually grow one on the side. These choices were unheard of 20 years ago.
The long-distance commuting trend is another example. Large cities present exciting career opportunities, but are not ideal for children. Commuting may offer major financial benefits, but as a lifestyle choice, it is not just about the money. Work and family can each get focused attention with such a clear boundary between them. This alternative means you can work where you must and make a home where you want to.
At Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate, a similar collision of opposites creates a world of options. A macadamia farm surrounded by Lowveld bush; far enough from the bustle to be tranquil, but close to flights that will have you in Johannesburg in under one hour. You no longer have to choose between family and career. At Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate, the possibilities are as endless as the views.