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South Africa Blue Rock Village gallery

Published 6:53 AM ET, Fri April 8, 2016
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Would you visit a village without any cars? That's the vision for a new $900 million project to be built on the existing Blue Rock Resort in Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa.
Blue Rock Village is surrounded by vineyards, and there are plans for medical centers, boutiques, schools and restaurants, as well as apartments on the site.
A car-free village would be good news for Cape Town, it has set a target to generate 10 -- 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, according to Business Day, and even wants to see its residents making their own renewable energy.
The micro-village has been designed by architecture firm Swisatec who have provided mock ups such as this one of what the village will look like when completed.
"The project will be market driven, focusing on both the international market and the South African market," said Lukas Reichmuth, Founder and Director of Blue Rock Village.
"Our apartments are designed to fit different types of individual needs," said Founder Lukas Reichmuth. "The development comprises of 1000 luxury apartments built on 40 hectares of land."