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Upmarket equestrian elegance in Mooikloof

Security and lifestyle benefits continue to push demand for property and prices within the Mooikloof Equestrian Estate, as more and more buyers place security as their number one factor for choosing a property. 


On the market for R18 million, this property is positioned in the heart of Mooikloof Equestrian Estate. The home offers four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a large kitchen which includes a pantry and laundry/scullery area, six garages, a study, gym, breakfast corner, a bar and six living areas. Other features include a spacious two-bedroom flat or staff accommodation, undercover braai area, swimming pool with flow-over water feature, a borehole and newly designed and fully developed garden with view panoramic views.

This is according to Mooikloof property specialist, Roma Naude, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Property Merchants, whose office is located on the eastern side of Pretoria close to the suburb Mooikloof.

Naude notes that the City of Tshwane has declared Mooikloof Equestrian Estate as the most expensive residential area in the metropolis. “Considering the importance of security nowadays, a proven upscale security model will add value to properties situated in security estates and I have therefore no doubt that Mooikloof Equestrian Estate will be one of the best buys in 2015,” she says. “One cannot put a premium on your family’s safety and well-being. Mooikloof Equestrian Estate guarantees a change in lifestyle, alleviating stress levels due to the secure environment it offers to residents. Although properties within the estate might be relatively expensive, a secure family home with a relaxed lifestyle will be the prerequisite for future buyers and properties in estates with excellent security measures in place will be the most sought after. Adding the privacy factor of the huge stands in Mooikloof Equestrian Estate to the above, long-term growth is a guarantee.”

She notes that Mooikloof is renowned for being a unique housing estate and for its excellent security. “The security at Mooikloof is always a top priority and includes two entrance gates that are manned 24/7 as well as additional guards with resident security vehicles patrolling the perimeter and roads,” says Naude. “Added to this, the large stands provide privacy and create a feeling of space and tranquility – a piece of paradise in the middle of suburbia.” 

According to Naude, there are 548 stands within the estate, each of which is 1ha in size and serviced with municipal water, electricity and refuse removal.  She adds that the roads are all tarred with curbing and streetlights.  Additional facilities at Mooikloof include a multi-denominational chapel, an equestrian centre, tennis courts, bowling greens and a spacious recreational area at the dam.  The equestrian centre houses central stables, numerous arenas and a 20km long horse trail.  “Apart from these features, owners are allowed to keep horses and other pets on their properties.  Different kinds of buck are still roaming the streets together with other small wildlife.  Owners have the delight of exquisite birdlife living and breeding close to the numerous fresh water ponds on various properties in the estate,” says Naude.

Naude says that an entry-level home in estate costs in the region of around R4-million and consists of three to four bedrooms, two bathrooms and is situated alongside the boundary wall. Mid-level homes cost between R6-million and R8-million and are around 500m2 under roof. These homes consist of four or five bedrooms, good finishes throughout, fully developed gardens, a swimming pool, good entertaining areas and extras such as a borehole, electric sprinkler system, bar, tennis court, staff accommodation and good location inside the estate with beautiful views of the countryside. The most expensive properties in the estate, which typically range between R10-million and R22-million, consist of 1200m2 - 2100m2 under roof space and feature anywhere from four to seven bedrooms all en-suite. They also include many special features such as movie theatres, sound systems throughout the house, a bar, gymnasiums, Jacuzzis, wine cellars, strong rooms, an executive study, walk-in fridge, -freezer and –pantry, several private lounges, top quality finishes and prime positioning within the estate with breathtaking views.  As Mooikloof Equestrian Estate has a specific market linked to it, Naude is convinced that the supply will meet the demand in all price ranges.

Naude adds that subdivision of stands is not allowed in the estate, which guarantees residents a private lifestyle.  “In the current market, existing owners are more likely to upgrade and purchase a bigger home with better finishes and location inside the estate.  Another trend is elderly couples already living in the estate are buying second and third properties within the estate for their children or simply for investment purposes.  On a continuous basis, we are seeing buyers who are moving from non-security areas to the secured Mooikloof – especially from Waterkloof,” says Naude.

In conclusion, Naude says that buyers who are looking to purchase property in 2015 should ensure that they do the necessary research first, as well as employ the services of a seasoned real estate professional with experience in the area they are looking to buy in. “The asking price of a property isn’t always what the market dictates and too many buyers pay too much for their home. An experienced agent will be a valuable asset in the search of the right home for the right price.”


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