A “zoom town” is referred to as a small community that is growing quickly due to the rise of remote work as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic and which has in its self reshaped the working landscape of SA. This has given rise to newly-remote professional workers who have moved out of large cities and into platteland areas where small, growing communities offer the perks of a country lifestyle and enable their residents to work remotely from home. This gives rise to decisions of where to live, resulting in a steady flow of families out of the cities to zoom towns like White River, where they are able to enjoy the open air environment and plenty of space.
With the ever improvement of high-speed fibre internet – top quality schools, restaurants, shopping centres, medical facilities etc, White River is a great base to explore the whole Lowveld Region from Kruger National Park, through to the escarpment and rolling highlands – covering nearly 80 000 sq km in total.
There are also many galleries, studios, craft markets, cafes and restaurants for all tastes and many creative people working from their studios at home as well. With great outdoor activities (adventure sport, world class golf, cycling, hiking etc) there are enough attractions to please any outdoor enthusiast.
With White River going to be the first in Mpumalanga to become a top class “zoom town” – one ends up with a community that has everything to offer and more, to this new breed of working professionals. Likweti Bushveld Farm Estate offers residents the opportunity to stay in a desirable wildlife residential estate whilst still being only 12km from White River. Investing in property at Likweti Estate is directly proportional to a higher quality lifestyle. Being the largest wildlife residential estate in the Lowveld – Likweti covers 765 Ha of African bushveld with free roaming plains game. Having just released Phase 3 – Likweti Views – there has never been a better time to “Zoom” in on this fantastic opportunity to build your dream home at Likweti Estate.
With interest rates near a 50-year low, cheaper mortgage funding is making it viable for homeowners to sell and upgrade or purchase a second property. All of this could spark a second wave of relocations, with pensioners following their children and grandchildren.
Although some might see White River as a sleepy little town – this is slowly changing into a very much sought-after destination of choice and slowly becoming one of the new trending “Zoom Towns” in South Africa.
With White River going to be the first in Mpumalanga to become a top class “zoom town” – one ends up with a community that has everything to offer and more.
A Blue Wildebeest striking a pose at Likweti Estate.