Studio 29

Claim YOUR piece of paradise - Live & work on the Garden Route

Posted on 12 November 2019

Make work a PART of your life, not your whole life. You can get out of the toxicity of city life, bad working conditions and live your best life, creating a more safe, secure & balanced lifestyle!

We have been working with this company for the last 5 years, and have “imported” many developers to the area. It is important to note that not ONE developer placed there by us has left their employ. We keep in touch to find out how they are doing and they all say it is the best move they have made. 90% came from Johannesburg and the rest from Cape Town.

The company has enjoyed phenomenal growth over the years, while maintaining their core values of “family first” (unless there is a roll out, when it is all hands on deck). They work with international companies and new projects are constantly coming in, providing variety and an interesting, busy working life. This is why we are always looking for developers to add to their team.

Finding & using new technology is key.

Developers are encouraged to seek out new technologies that could work for their solutions.

Promotions are done within, and the company offers many benefits, including an end of year bonus.

Leaders in their industry with a focus on innovation and new technologies and platforms like Micro services, SOLID principles, Docker, Kafka, Mongo DB, RESTful, json, Azure, Machine Learning, AI, Python, etc. they are constantly looking for ways to implement technologies like blockchain, automation and AI into their systems. Help drive that passion and vision forward.


FAMILY

Children thrive in this area and with around 38 schools to choose from, education is taken care of.

"Hundreds of families moving to the Southern Cape each year have not only discovered the quality lifestyle they had been searching for, but have been pleasantly surprised to find some of the country’s best public and private schools on their doorstep. Significant growth in the local population in recent years has necessitated new schools and for established institutions to make room, and board, for more learners." Read more here https://www.southmagazine.co.za/archives/2016/education-in-eden/

The partners of the devs that have moved there have all found ways to earn. Most are in formal employment, but a few have started their own businesses.


CLIMATE

It has an oceanic climate, with mild to warm summers, and mild to cool winters. It has the mildest climate in South Africa and the second mildest climate in the world, after Hawaii, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Temperatures rarely fall below 10 °C in winter and rarely climb beyond 28 °C in summer. Rain occurs year-round, with a slight peak in the spring months, brought by the humid sea-winds from the Indian Ocean rising and releasing their precipitation along the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains just inland of the coast.

Where to apply

C# Developers

https://www.studio29.co.za/jobs/c-web-application-developers-required

PHP Developers

https://www.studio29.co.za/jobs/php-developer-1


THINGS TO DO

We have put together a list of links & articles to give you a better idea of what the Garden Route has to offer. While most of it has been written for holiday makers, as a permanent resident you get to experience these adventures throughout the year, while living in one of the most beautiful areas.

Adventure activities on the Garden Route

Bungee Jumping off the Bloukrans bridge

Hiking, rafting, track lions, pet elephants or watch great white sharks

Skydiving

Camping

Paragliding

Ziplining through the trees

Black Water Tubing on Storms River

Otter Trail

Learn to surf at Jeffrey’s Bay

To read about these and other adventures, follow the link https://www.getaway.co.za/activities/best-things-to-do-on-the-garden-route/

NIGHTLIFE

The Garden Route also offers a nightlife if you want to let your hair down and dance the night away, while sipping exotic cocktails. These links will provide more details

https://www.myguidegardenroute.com/nightlife

https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/Attractions-g1509291-Activities-c20-Garden_Route.html

PROPERTY MARKET

"The Garden Route property market still largely favours sellers with a shortage of stock evident in some areas while Seeff’s branches are still reporting record sales months.

At the same time, it remains characterised by outstanding value, offering apartments below R500,000 and houses below R1.5 million.

Overall, the market has improved by almost 60% since the 2007/8 decline and for the last year, topped R6 billion with over 4,400 transactions at an average transaction price of R1.3 million for the main towns of George, Mossel Bay, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay."

https://businesstech.co.za/news/property/258397/how-much-it-costs-to-move-to-the-garden-route/

Many rental properties are available.

GENERAL

In 2017 the Garden Route was added to UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves

The Garden Route is a coastal corridor on the southern coast of South Africa, where ancient forests, rivers, wetlands, dunes, stretches of beach, lakes, mountain scenery and indigenous fynbos all merge to form a landscape of restorative beauty

The region provides a stirring study in contrasts. The delightful town of George, known as "The Gateway to the Garden Route", graces a coastal plateau in a fertile area of lush greenery at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains. Oudtshoorn, "Capital of the Klein Karoo", is set in a semi-arid valley, providing the ideal habitat for ostriches which are farmed here on a grand scale.

Along the way, every kind of adventure activity is possible; scuba diving, abseiling, fishing and more. The Tsitsikamma National Park, perched on a tumultuous Indian Ocean shore is one of South Africa’s most dramatic protected areas, combining marine and land attractions. Its indigenous forests are a haven for birdlife. One of the most geologically interesting parts of South Africa is the Klein Karoo, with its towering mountains and sheer gorges.

Along the Garden Route of South Africa just 4 hours from Cape Town you will find 11 000 hectares of indigenous fynbos and free roaming big 5 game, home to the lion, black rhinoceros, eland, red hartebeest, endangered Cape Mountain Zebra, springbok, kudu, ...

More information regarding the Garden Route in general - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Route

https://www.sa-venues.com/garden_route.htm

THE GARDEN ROUTE AS A DESTINATION

ACCOMMODATION

ATTRACTIONS

THINGS TO DO

RESTAURANTS


MUST SEE ON THE GARDEN ROUTE

Game Reserves

GONDWANA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

FIND OUT MORE

Mountain Passes

BLOUKRANS PASS

Bloukrans River Bridge, just beyond Nature's Valley in the Western Cape, is famous for its bungee jump, reputed to be the highest commercial bungee in the world at 216 metres. But the Bloukrans Pass is one of several passes found in the Tsitsikamma. These ...

FIND OUT MORE

National Parks

TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK

The Tsitsikamma National Park is situated at the heart of the picturesque tourist region known as the Garden Route, found in the Southern Cape of South Africa. Tsitsikamma is a Khoisan word meaning, “place of much water". The Park incorporates 80 km of ...

FIND OUT MORE

National Parks

GARDEN ROUTE NATIONAL PARK

The Garden Route National Park, established by SANParks and also known as GRNP, spans an impressive 121 000 hectares and includes the existing Wilderness and Tsitsikamma national parks, the Knysna Lakes area and roughly 52 000 hectares of newly ...

FIND OUT MORE

Nature Reserves

ROBBERG NATURE RESERVE

Just outside Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is a beautiful, remote rocky peninsula touted as the most popular walking destination in and around Plettenberg Bay. Robberg Nature Reserve is a charged booster of outdoor living - incredible scenery, ...

FIND OUT MORE

Landmarks / Natural Wonders

KNYSNA HEADS

The Heads are a stunning sight to enjoy from a number of restaurants, and provide the perfect backdrop for those indulging in water sports nearby. The East Head is the more accessible one, and visitors need only head to Leisure Isle and then follow the ...

FIND OUT MORE

Miscellaneous / Whale Route / Activities

WHALE WATCHING IN GARDEN ROUTE

Whilst the Garden Route, between Mossel Bay and Storm's River, does not get land based whale watching in quite the same way as Hermanus, Witsand and De Hoop, whales are still very much in evidence in the more secluded bays particularly around Mossel Bay, ...

FIND OUT MORE

Beaches / Lakes / Dams / Landmarks

KNYSNA LAGOON

The breath-taking blue of the Knysna Lagoon imbues the coastal town of Knysna with an allure that is quite irresistible. This lagoon opens between two massive cliffs, known as The Heads. These stand tall, acting as ...

FIND OUT MORE

Landmarks / Natural Wonders

PINNACLE POINT CAVES

On the small headland that juts into the Indian Ocean at the very tip of Mossel Bay is a collection of caves that are not only intriguing to explore with awe-inspiring views of the ocean, but are also historically relevant to ...

FIND OUT MORE

ADDITIONAL READING

You might also be interested in

https://www.sa-venues.com/garden_route_attractions.htm

ADDITIONAL READING

You might also be interested in

https://stingynomads.com/garden-route-highlights/

NATURE & PARKS

Garden Route (Tsitsikamma, Knysna, Wilderness) National Park

https://www.garden-route-info.co.za/routes

http://investgardenroute.co.za/2018/04/07/high-net-worth-individuals-moving-to-the-garden-route/

http://www.gardenroute.gov.za/2019/02/12/garden-route-to-move-away-from-red-tape-and-move-towards-a-red-carpet-for-skills-development/

If you have read this far, it means you have had your interest piqued :)

Contact us if you are interested in exploring the opportunities we have there and let’s see if we can get you to your little piece of paradise!

You can apply online too by following the link

C# Developers

https://www.studio29.co.za/jobs/c-web-application-developers-required

PHP Developers

https://www.studio29.co.za/jobs/php-developer-1