5 Reasons why you will love living in the Lowveld

If you are considering moving from the hustle and bustle of Gauteng, the Lowveld should be first on your list of destinations!

Mpumalanga province is known as “The Place Where the Sun Rises” which is very fitting as this is South Africa’s eastern most province. Mbombela (previously Nelspruit) is considered the gateway to the Lowveld. 20km north from Mbombela lies the charming town of White River, a popular Lowveld town for those who wish to escape city life.

Three rondawels – Blyde River Canyon

Warm summers and mild winters

The warmer temperatures and high rainfall make Mpumalanga an especially beautiful province. It is green and lush with an abundance of fauna and flora, ranging from flourishing forests and Lowveld plains to majestic waterfalls and natural wonders.

The Lowveld has a subtropical climate, with very warm temperatures and high rainfall in summer. Winter temperatures are moderate, and much warmer compared to Gauteng and other provinces in South Africa. White River’s temperature tends to be 3-5 degrees cooler than that of its neighbouring city, Mbombela. The average minimum and maximum temperatures for White River are 14 and 26 degrees which is perfect for enjoying the outdoors year-round!

Winter temperatures are moderate, and much warmer compared to Gauteng – perfect for year round outdoor activities

The best of both worlds

The Lowveld combines the best of both worlds: nature on your doorstep and convenience just around the corner. Mbombela and White River boast with well-established private-and-public schools, a university, and the added convenience of having multiple good hospitals and medical facilities in a close vicinity.

Those who enjoy retail therapy can visit one of the many modern shopping centres which offer a variety of retail stores, national fashion outlets, financial services, restaurants, and various entertainment options including the province’s only ice rink.

White River, the next zoom town

White River is located 20km north of Mbombela and is on track to become the first “zoom town” in Mpumalanga. A “zoom town” refers to an area or town that experiences a significant population increase due to an influx of remote workers. The entire working landscape of South Africa was reshaped over the last couple of years, resulting in a rise of working professionals moving from larger cities to smaller towns. Current trends are showing that people are drawn to smaller towns in search of quality of life and healthier lifestyles. What makes towns like White River so appealing is that they offer both the lifestyle and the convenience!

The Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) is a convenient 13km from White River and offers direct flights to cities like Cape Town, Johannesburg, Livingstone, Durban, making business travel and commuting a breeze. As of 15 November 2022, there will be scheduled flights from Germany to the Lowveld! Eurowings Discover, owned by the Lufthansa Group will fly from Frankfurt to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport three times per week with a short stopover in Windhoek. This is fantastic news for international business-and-leisure travel.

Speaking of travelling, the Lowveld is only 3 and a half hours drive from Johannesburg and an hour and a half from the Lebombo border to Mozambique.

KMIA – Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport

Outdoor living and quality of life

Lowveld living is all about being outdoors and enjoying nature! The Lowveld’s weather and landscape lends itself to be the ultimate playground for the adventurous and outdoor enthusiasts!

Avid golfers can have a swing at some of the best courses in the country including the world-famous Leopard Creek Championship course.

There is no shortage of hiking-and-mountain biking trails, or family friendly outdoor activities – all within proximity to each other. With adventure lurking around every corner, the Lowveld is the perfect destination for those seeking a healthier lifestyle and quality of life!

Lowveld living is all about being outdoors and enjoying nature

The Lowveld is rich in culture and history and interesting towns to visit include Kaapsehoop, Sabie, Graskop and Pilgrim’s Rest.

The Panorama Route is one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa with spectacular pools, majestic waterfalls, and natural wonders like the three Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and God’s window. This scenic Lowveld route runs along the geological extension of the Drakensberg and is centred around the Blyde River Canyon.

The Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail is a 38km mountain pass that runs through the Makhonjwa Mountains UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing some of the best preserved sedimentary and volcanic rock examples. The self-drive trail makes for a perfect family outing and will take you on an exciting journey of discovery past 12 informative geosites. Young and old will enjoy learning about the area’s remarkable geology, history, and plant diversity.

With the Kruger National Park on your doorstep, one can easily enjoy a family outing to the park for the day. Malelane Gate is only an hour’s drive from both Mbombela and White River.

The Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail

Wildlife Estate Living

The Lowveld has become synonymous with wildlife estate living in South Africa due to the location, typography, and favourable climate. The Lowveld’s bushveld creates the ultimate estate living experience and Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate is no exception. Having been mentioned as one of the top wildlife residential estates in the country, this 765-hectare well established residential estate offers residents and future homeowners the opportunity to invest in a quality lifestyle in the heart of the Lowveld!

Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate is situated between White River and Mbombela in Mpumalanga and is currently in its third phase of development. Likweti Views – so named for its magnificent and truly breath-taking views from every angle. All stands are a spacious one hectare in size and offer buyers the peace and tranquillity of wildlife estate living with free roaming plains game and spectacular birdlife. The Estate offers residents a range of family friendly outdoor activities in a safe and secure natural environment!

The estate has incorporated a 17-hectare income generating macadamia orchard on the property for the benefit of all homeowners. This innovative new concept in estate management is what sets Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate apart from other wildlife residential estate. The focus on sustainability makes buying property at Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate an investment that will yield exponential returns and create a lasting legacy for future generations.

Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate – Free roaming plains game

Picturesque one-hectare stands with beautiful views of the Lowveld are now selling from R1,1m at Likweti Views.

For some individuals their life dream has always been to design and build their own dream family home. At Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate this is possible. Whether going the whole journey on your own – with your own architect and builder – working in accordance with the architectural guidelines, or if you need a helping hand with a renowned local architect and or builder – the choice is yours!

So, if you are in the market for a carefree bushveld living experience why not take a trip to the Lowveld and Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate to see for yourself why you will love living in the Lowveld!

Contact one of our Estate Agents if you would like to view Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate by appointment.

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