In recent years, South Africa has become a hot destination amongst the rich and famous, as more musicians, artists and movie stars grace the shores.
Since hosting the World Cup in 2010, a flurry of celebrities have visited, the latest being the most famous of Hollywood couples. T
he word is that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are to move to South Africa this year, whilst Brad Pitt shoots a movie.The film is currently shrouded in secrecy, but we do know that Brad Pitt will be working alongside his close friend George Clooney and will be in South Africa for most of the year, prompting Brangelina to move their 6 children as well.
South Africa is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Hollywood film shoots, thanks to its picturesque landscapes and comparatively low production costs.Its not the first time that Brad Pitt has been to South Africa.
He has been to Cape Town a couple of times before, and I know for a fact that he is a keen adventurer who has enjoyed diving with the great white sharks, on more than one occasion.Back in 2006, both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spent some time in South Africa’s neighbouring country, Namibia.
They travelled to the city Swakopmund, where Jolie gave birth to their first biological child, daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. At the time Namibian police and private bodyguards mounted tight security to shield them from prying eyes, and the country later offered the baby girl Namibian citizenship.Of course, thy would have hunted around for the best property for their family.
It would have to find something large and secure enough, in order for Brad Pitt to move to South Africa. According to local press, Brad and Angelina will be renting a house in Sandton, an exclusive suburb of Johannesburg.
They will reportedly pay R85,000 ($8,500) a month for their home through a rental agreement with a private landlord. That seems pricey for the area, though not completely surprising in an enclave where houses sell for upwards of R100,000,000 ($1million).
In Cape Town for example, it is increasingly common to pay more than R100,000 a month for short term holiday rentals in upmarket areas like Clifton, Camps Bay and Bantry Bay.Other celebrities who have spent time in South Africa include Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, Cheryl Cole and the Obamas.