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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep Fan View Post
    Anybody with feedback on Jeffreysbay? I am looking at retiring there. Went there on holiday and was impressed. Clean town, DA run. Seems safe.
    JBay is great. As any small town it has its share of issues. If you want to retire down here I suggest you look at buying in the Marina or in Paradise Beach, or if you want to spend a bit more St Francis is also an option.

    Now there will be people commenting that to get to the Marina or PB you have to drive past Pellsrus/Oceanview and that the road is sometimes cordoned off with burning tyres and blah blah blah - I have lived here for 2 years and it has never been an inconvenience - there is a gravel road that bypass the township area and it is a nice game drive with rhino, buffalo, giraffe etc.

    However home security in the Marina and in PB is among the best in SA, PB has just installed a high tech camera system to monitor all the access roads to the area and has a VERY active "buurtwag". And as PB is the end of the road there is no reason for people to trek through the area. Also with the sea on one side and a "vleiland" on the other it is very challenging for criminal elements to get away should they steal stuff.

    I honestly feel PB and the Marina is the best kept most affordable secret in SA. Please do not tell anyone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Ranger View Post
    Interesting, seems like Orania could be judged to be the safest.

    I've heard good things about Clanwilliam and Vredendal as well.
    I reckon safest town is Paddock. No murders, no break-ins, no hi-jackings. Nothing. The local police plays Monopoly while waiting for someone to commit a crime.
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    Seems like there's a lot of safe towns in this country. And then people still complain about how dangerous it is to live in S.A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosvark Kzn View Post
    Seems like there's a lot of safe towns in this country. And then people still complain about how dangerous it is to live in S.A.
    Wow! Really?!

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    Let's not fool ourselves ... ZA is not safe anymore.

    Not even Orania .. can be taken anytime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto Betta View Post
    Orania hands down. If you've been there you'll know what I mean.
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    Jongensfontein, L'Agulhas,Struisbaai and Montagu. We spent some time in these towns recently and found them to be exceptionally clean and safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon Venter View Post
    Sal nie eers verniet daar wil gaan bly nie was daar gewees en genoeg gesien .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    JBay is great. As any small town it has its share of issues. If you want to retire down here I suggest you look at buying in the Marina or in Paradise Beach, or if you want to spend a bit more St Francis is also an option.

    Now there will be people commenting that to get to the Marina or PB you have to drive past Pellsrus/Oceanview and that the road is sometimes cordoned off with burning tyres and blah blah blah - I have lived here for 2 years and it has never been an inconvenience - there is a gravel road that bypass the township area and it is a nice game drive with rhino, buffalo, giraffe etc.

    However home security in the Marina and in PB is among the best in SA, PB has just installed a high tech camera system to monitor all the access roads to the area and has a VERY active "buurtwag". And as PB is the end of the road there is no reason for people to trek through the area. Also with the sea on one side and a "vleiland" on the other it is very challenging for criminal elements to get away should they steal stuff.

    I honestly feel PB and the Marina is the best kept most affordable secret in SA. Please do not tell anyone...

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    Have to disagree with you. Yes it's allot more affordable in PB, however it feels a bit "out of town" ... so everything is a commute, not an hour, but I would think it can be inconvenient. Just my opinion

    Yes every town has it's petty crime, but most of the stats that were posted earlier are from the Pellsrus / Oceanview settlement, those oakes get rowdy after a dop or two, but because crime can ruin a small town's reputation quickly, the police clamp down on the offenders very hard., no exceptions. If you don't take your safety for granted and leave or sleep with doors wide open, you will be perfectly fine. My parents have owned houses there for 20 years and retired to Jbay full time 6 years ago.

    Oh and of course, if you don't mind wind you will be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morne - Skip View Post
    Have to disagree with you. Yes it's allot more affordable in PB, however it feels a bit "out of town" ... so everything is a commute, not an hour, but I would think it can be inconvenient. Just my opinion

    Yes every town has it's petty crime, but most of the stats that were posted earlier are from the Pellsrus / Oceanview settlement, those oakes get rowdy after a dop or two, but because crime can ruin a small town's reputation quickly, the police clamp down on the offenders very hard., no exceptions. If you don't take your safety for granted and leave or sleep with doors wide open, you will be perfectly fine. My parents have owned houses there for 20 years and retired to Jbay full time 6 years ago.

    Oh and of course, if you don't mind wind you will be fine
    I can reach any point in Jbay within 15 minutes and I am closer to StF than JBay as the crow flies.

    But yes, a 15 minute commute is a terrible price for affordable housing, owls, turtles, lots of buck, grey mongoose, flamingos, virtually zero crime and the best beaches in SA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    I can reach any point in Jbay within 15 minutes and I am closer to StF than JBay as the crow flies.

    But yes, a 15 minute commute is a terrible price for affordable housing, owls, turtles, lots of buck, grey mongoose, flamingos, virtually zero crime and the best beaches in SA.
    You want to buy my stand there? Nobody wants to...Its been a terrible investment returns wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier Vermaak View Post
    I can reach any point in Jbay within 15 minutes and I am closer to StF than JBay as the crow flies.

    But yes, a 15 minute commute is a terrible price for affordable housing, owls, turtles, lots of buck, grey mongoose, flamingos, virtually zero crime and the best beaches in SA.
    My parents retired in Oyster Bay. Now that is a drive away from anything, but yet they love it.

    If the gravel road (which is really bad at times) is not for you, maybe consider Cape St Francis - down the road from the very larney St Francis Bay and really picturesque. Not sure about crime though, but there don't seem to be any issues around the area.
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