Potchefstroom is an energetic, academic city, hosting the famous Potchefstroom campus of the North West University (NWU) and is commonly known for its sport facilities and student life. This lively city with its clean air is situated close to the Vaal River, where it forms the border between the North-West Province and the Free State. It is conveniently located only 90 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Gauteng, and is a favoured destination for people of all ages; students, young working adults, families with children and the 55-plus age group.
The metropolitan business centre comprises a variety of commercial activity and agricultural sectors. When in Potch, taking a stroll down the unique historical6.84 km Oak Tree lane is a must and of course not forgetting the picturesque atmosphere of Steve Biko Street in the Bult area, which is synonymous with the student community and offers a wide variety of restaurants which certainly make every visit a highly enjoyable experience.
The town has been proud to host the popular annual Aardklop Arts Festival since1997. It is a predominantly Afrikaans cultural arts festival generally held in the beginning of October. It incorporates theatre, dance, music, cabaret and visual arts, and takes place in a variety of venues in and around the town. The festival also includes a large craft market and open-air performances and is a must to visit if you live in South Africa – although you will most likely want to return year after year.
This city, fondly referred to as ‘Potch’, is a favourite destination for guests as well as a well-loved hometown for its residents. The housing market is as diverse as its people. Some of the properties that are for sale are in close proximity to the busy city centre, while others are located in the more scenic outskirts of town, with a carefully planned road network which makes it easy to access the residential and business district areas, providing residents and visitors with convenient access to shops, banks and medical services. Whether you plan to relocate with the family or lease your new investment - Potchefstroom definitely has an asset for you.
“We are very proud to say that our Engel & Völkers Potchefstroom office celebrates 12 years of successful business this year” says Carl Venter, Licence Partner of Engel& Völkers Potchefstroom. Carl & his team specialize in properties for sale or to rent, student accommodation, commercial property, business opportunities, new developments, property management, farms and auctions. They have a dedicated rental division that will take care of your investments, while their Green Project division focuses on new developments with the expertise and experience to guide you from start to finish. Overall, they offer an all-round service in the property sector and a one-stop for all your needs.
In spite of its size, visitors will be surprised at just how much there is to do.
If you are planning a visit to this majestic city, planning around one of these major events are sure to add to your experience:
The town Potchefstroom, as well as the Engel& Völkers Potchefstroom office featured in the 2015 romantic comedy movie ‘Mooirivier’.
There are various types of accommodation available in Potchefstroom if you are planning a visit. Tourists can stay the night in one of many bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, guest houses, lodges, hotels. Please go to the accommodation directory for a complete list of places to stay in the area.