select
|

Roodeplaat lifestyle estates a hit

Lifestyle estates around the Roodeplaat Dam north of Pretoria offer a diverse choice of properties in a typical bushveld setting and a new private school is proving to be a strong draw card for family buyers.
 

In the popular Leeuwfontein eco estate on the Roodeplaat Dam, Harcourts Zambezi has 1ha stands for sale at prices from R600 000 to R1m and homes at prices between R2,5m and R8,5m.

“Interest in estate homes in this area escalated sharply after a Curro private school opened its doors here two years ago, says Derick Grobbelaar, owner of the Harcourts Zambezi franchise, which serves the area north of the Magaliesberg, including the suburbs of Montana Park, Montana, Sinoville, Magalieskruin, Doornpoort, Anlinn,Wonderboom and Pretoria North.


A view of the Sable Hills waterfront estate on the Roodeplaat Dam and a front view of a magnificent five-bedroom home on the estate that is for sale through Harcourts Zambezi for R5,15m. All bedrooms are ensuite and the house also boasts five living areas, a gourmet kitchen, an entertainment area with modern bar and pool table, staff accommodation, a swimming pool and four garages.
 
"A local school is attractive to prospective buyers who want to live a secluded lifestyle on the edge of the metropolis, yet do not want to spend hours ferrying children to and from school. Enrolment in the school, which offers primary and secondary education, is now at capacity and we are currently negotiating the sale of new premises for a separate high school to accommodate a growing waiting list for admission," he says.
 
The Curro school was established in the Sable Hills waterfront estate and the current premises will be used for an enlarged primary school while the new high school will be in the adjacent Pebble Rock golf estate. The high school is expected to be completed in 2015.
 
Meanwhile, Grobbelaar says, lifestyle buyers are spoilt for choice in the Roodeplaat and Kameelfontein areas about 15 to 20km from the large Kolonnade shopping centre. "Three estates at the dam, each with unique features, offer a relaxed and secure lifestyle in beautiful surroundings, while smallholdings and farms cater for buyers who prefer larger properties."


A view of the Pebble Rock estate golf course and a view of an exceptional four-bedroom home on the estate that is for sale through Harcourts Zambezi for R7,99m. The house has five living areas linked to a designer main kitchen and an expansive entertainment area with built-in bar.All the bedrooms are ensuite and each also has its own kitchenette and lounge, aircon unit and underfloor heating. The main bedroom also has a fireplace.
 
Sable Hills is an established waterfront estate offering access to watersport on the dam, a private boating club, an Olympic size swimming pool, and the opportunity to view giraffe and small game. Prices of undeveloped 1000sqm stands here start at around R600 000, although those on the waterfront are being marketed at around R3m. Comfortable three-bedroom family homes sell at prices from R2,5m, while upmarket  homes with up to five bedrooms, four living areas, four garages and access to the waterfront sell at prices of up to R15m.
 
Undeveloped 1000sqm stands in the adjacent Pebble Rock golf estate sell for between R300 000 and R500 000 and house prices range from around R2m to R8m.
 
In the popular Leeuwfontein eco estate, 1ha stands are selling for between R600 000 and R1m, while home prices range between R2,5m and R8,5m.
 
Smallholdings in the area are selling at prices from R400 000 for undeveloped 1ha units to around R5m for established holdings with a dwelling. The most popular price range for smallholdings is currently between R1,4m and R2m for units of between 1ha and 2ha.
 
Grobbelaar adds that since joining the Harcourts group at the end of last year the number of agents at the franchise has increased from three to 15 and the office has had to move to larger premises. Less than a year after joining the group, Harcourts Zambezi was recently placed in the top 10 of the group's 140 countrywide offices for the number of sales registered.
 
"Our quick growth can be ascribed to the popularity of quality homes in the area and the phenomenal systems and support that the Harcourts group offers franchisees," he says, adding that the suburbs north of the Magaliesberg are rapidly growing in popularity and offer a diverse range of homes at prices from as little as R495,000 right up to around R5m for hillside executive homes with panoramic views.


  Comment on this Article

  Please login to post comments

Post to my facebook wall
  
2000
Characters remaining


    Latest Property News
    • 18 Jan 2018
      The Southern Suburbs make up some of the most popular residential areas in Cape Town, comprising charming groups of suburbs which lie to the south-east of the slopes of Table Mountain. It is seen as the city's most expensive residential neighbourhoods with a choice of various private schools, upmarket eateries, wine estates, beautiful homes and trendy apartments.
    • 18 Jan 2018
      New year, new goals! If you’ve resolved to purchase your first property in 2018, then this 6-step guide from the Rawson Property Group is a must-read. It will help you navigate and simplify what is often be seen as a confusing process of buying your first home – right from the house-hunt to the house-warming.
    • 17 Jan 2018
      While the current property market may still favour buyers, it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be well prepared before putting in an offer to purchase.
    • 17 Jan 2018
      Lightstone lists Blair Atholl as the most expensive suburb with an average house price of R11.2 million, followed by Westcliff (R10.5 million), Dunkeld (R9.3 million), Sandhurst (R9.1 million) and Inanda (R7.2 million).
    • 17 Jan 2018
      As it currently stands, there are four main ways in which a home can be bought in South Africa, says Adrian Goslett, Regional Director and CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa, who adds that deciding in which legal entity to purchase the property is not a decision that should be entered into lightly, as each has its pros and cons.
    • 16 Jan 2018
      The start of the new year is symbolic of new beginnings. A good time to take stock of one’s possessions as well as how necessary they actually are. However, seeing as the process may appear daunting – a plan goes a long way.
    • 16 Jan 2018
      The Western Cape is still in the throes of a severe drought and many households have to adjust the way they use and save water. It is a little more complicated in sectional title schemes, however, as it is not that easy to implement grey water systems for multiple users and it is also difficult to monitor water usage accurately if there are no separate water meters
    • 15 Jan 2018
      In ideal rental situations, when a lease is signed the tenant will stay for the full duration of his lease without any complications and the landlord will uphold his obligations, creating a win-win situation for tenant and landlord.
        
    X
    Subscribe to the MyProperty Newsletter

    Name  
    Last Name  
    Email Address  
    Email Frequency
    select
    X
    Share this Page

       
    For Sale Property
    Rental Property
    More Options
    About
    Connect with us
    FEEDBACK