Bothasig is a suburb of Cape Town located north of the city. It was originally named Bosmansdam and due to the involvement of PW Botha, the then Minister of Community Development, the Name was changed to Bothasig. The suburb has a very unique developmental history in South Africa.
It was the only suburb that was given approval for homes to be constructed using wood and asbestos. The prefabricated homes where constructed at the factory and shipped to the suburb for assembly. It was originally a suburb that was meant to cater for “poorer” communities.
The suburb’s construction started in 1964 and has been expanding into what it is today. Thus it is well-established and sought-after. Due to the publicity the suburb received over the years as a residential address which is tranquil.
The surrounding suburbs have a positive impact on property values in the suburb as they are viewed as middleclass suburbs.
The property use is made up of freehold homes, clusters, duets and sectional-title townhouse complexes aimed at the middle-class. Due to the more affordability of property in the suburb the demand is high.
The location of the suburb is another factor in demand as most of the industrial and commercial hubs are conveniently close.
Major access roads are a major advantage of the suburb but the N1 North and South can be congested as it is the main arterial route into the Cape Town CBD and North towards Bellville and suburbs and towns further afield and to venues like the V&A Waterfront.
The architecture of homes in the suburb has changed from the original idea and homes are both conventional and modern catering for all tastes.
The rental market in the suburb is an ideal prospect with strong income from rentals and stable growth in property values.
There are a number of well established popular schools near to Bothasig such as;
Bosmansdam High School
Edgemead High School
Edgemead Primary School
Wolraad Woltemade Primary School
Industrial hubs that are crucial to sustaining the suburb are;
Stikland Industrial Site
Take a tour of the properties in Bothasig via the Myroof website.