The Northern Cape is not a highly populated region which lends itself mostly to livestock farming and tourism.
Philipstown is located in the Northern Cape and was established in 1876 and named after the then Governor of the Cape Colony, Sir Edmond Philip Wodehouse.
The town was established on the farm Rietfontein.
The natural beauty will steal a place in many hearts. The semi-arid countryside lends to favorable summer conditions with colder winter evenings and mornings. Breakfast on large farm style porches in tranquility and endless space will entice tourists to return year-after-year.
The vast Karoo landscape offers loads for tourist like visits to the many sites which depict life as the Koi and San people experienced it centuries ago.
The homes in Philipstown are affordable and the trend has been to convert many of the larger homes into guest houses which are a constant source of income. The homes range from the mid R300 000 to above the R600 000 mark.
Since this is an established town, there are a few schools to choose from for the permanent residents. These include Philipstown Primary School, Philipstown Hoërskool and Philipville Primêre Skool.
Tourist attractions in and around Philipstown are the Philippolis Old Jail, Doornkloof Nature Reserve, Britstown and Orange river Game Trail.
Do not miss an opportunity to go hiking in the Karoo landscape and experience the Milky Way without the distortion of city pollution. That is of course the other benefit of living in the more remote regions of this beautiful countryside, no pollution.
Take a tour of the MyRoof website; there are properties on offer in most of the preferred towns and suburbs.