Polokwane, previously referred to as Pietersburg, is the capital of the Limpopo province and the largest metropolitan economic centre in the north. Serving a rich agricultural district, property for sale in Polokwane is popular with those looking to invest in farming opportunities or enjoy life away from the buzz of the big city.
Houses for sale in Polokwane are also an ideal option for weekend or holiday getaways as it’s close to some of the Southern Africa’s world-renowned tourists attractions in the neighbouring countries of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Swaziland. In addition, it’s conveniently close to the Kruger National Park and Magoebaskloof.
Founded in the 1880s during the gold rush, the city itself is imbued with history and a rich culture of art and architecture. Within town, you’ll find galleries, museums, elegant historical buildings and monuments such as the Voortrekker Monument and wagon tracks. Flats to rent in Polokwane are ideal for small families or working professionals while the wide tree-lined streets and colourful parks give the town a homely, warm atmosphere. Only 3 hours’ drive to O.R. Tambo International Airport in Joburg, this scenic grassland area surrounded by granite koppies (hills) is considered one of SA’s premier hunting destinations. Take a look at the available properties for sale in Polokwane below.
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This area, rich in scenic beauty, provides a host of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy:
• Nature: A host of reserves are found in and around the town. Most notable is the adjacent Polokwane Game Reserve, one of the largest municipal-owned game reserves in South Africa where you can spot more than 21 game species and embark on exciting hiking trails.
• Meropa Casino & Entertainment World: Offering a host of entertainment for the while family, a thriving casino and a wide selection of restaurants and bars. Take your pick between mini-golf and go-karting or explore the exciting on-site wildlife park.
• Golf: Opened in 1863, the Polokwane Golf Course is rated as one of SA’s best and was also the place that US Open Champ, Retief Goosen learned to play. Here you’ll also find a great clubhouse with restaurant, braai and pool area, bar and function hall.
• The Polokwane Bird and Reptile Park: Take a trip to view over 280 indigenous and exotic birds, crocodiles and lizards or enjoy an informative snake demonstration. You can even pack a picnic and enjoy lunch while sitting in one of the shaded viewing hides.
Living in Polokwane
When you buy property for sale in Polokwane, you’ll find all you need right here in town:
• Shopping: Take your pick from the Cycad Centre, Flora Park Centre, Game Centre, Limpopo or Savannah Mall as well as Standard bank square. From restaurants to fashion to household amenities and grocery shopping, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
• Schools: In the area, you’ll find Northern Academy, Eagles Nest Christian primary and High school, PEPPS Preparatory School as well as Kuhl Montessori, a private preschool for the little ones.
• Medical: Polokwane is home to Mediclinic Limpopo as well as a host of other doctors, dentists and specialists.
• Climate: Here you’ll experience a dry, mild climate given the town’s position on the plateau. Most rainfall occurs during the January summer months when temperatures reach 27°C while winter brings an evening chill around July.
• Travel: Polokwane home to the Polokwane International Airport and just 3 hours from O.R. Tambo International.
THE PETER MOKABA STADIUM
Named after Peter Mokaba (1959-2002), who was a hero of the struggle against apartheid and was imprisoned on Robben Island. He became a Member of Parliament in 1994 and was deputy minister in the Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism. He was elected to the ANC's National Executive Committee in 1991, 1994 and 1997. At the time of his untimely death from respiratory complications, he had been appointed to lead the ANC's electoral campaign scheduled for 2004.
The Stadium is located in Magasyn Street, Polokwane (formerly Pietersburg) in the Limpopo province of South Africa, roughly three hours' drive from Johannesburg/Pretoria and 5 km from the Polokwane city centre. It's located a few hundred metres east of the old stadium of the same name.
The crisp, modern design was actually inspired by the baobab (Adansonia digitata), an ancient tree revered by the local population. At each corner of the steel and concrete structure is a squat, cylindrical structure that resembles the tree's muscular trunk which can grow up to 28m in girth. The aerodynamic roof on the west side is designed to flex up to 40cm in high winds that frequently accompany the summer rainfall.In the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the Stadium proudly hosted four games: Algeria vs Slovenia on 13 June, France vs Mexico on 17 June, Greece vs Argentina on 22 June and Paraguay vs New Zealand on 24 June. Seating capacity is 45 000.