Pretoria remains one of the most accessible South African cities for buyers across all price bands because it offers a wide selection of property types, including security complexes and estates. In addition, it boasts highly desirable leisure and lifestyle options, outstanding medical facilities, excellent schools, and first-class tertiary education, including the University of Pretoria, the University of South Africa, and the Tshwane University of Technology.
Reports show that the 18-35 age group accounts for nearly 30% of all home buyers, which bodes well for future-proofing the city’s residential property market. Data shows that the average purchase price for first-time buyers in the Greater Pretoria area was almost R1.4 million for the 12 months ending April 2023.
The 36-49 age group accounted for just over 38% of homebuyers in the past year, suggesting that the city is also popular with families wanting to be close to schools and educational opportunities.
Many new developments and apartment complexes are coming to market to meet local buyers’ needs. In 2021, Lightstone already reported that Pretoria had one of the highest percentages of sectional title sales of all South African metros.
As the seat of South Africa’s executive branch of government and therefore many government departments, as well as hosting numerous foreign embassies and consulates, many parts of Pretoria are perceived to provide peace for residents in and around these areas, who benefit from improved security measures.
To many, Pretoria also appeals because it offers a slower pace of living compared with Johannesburg, while still providing plenty by way of arts and culture, leisure, and entertainment. Its location also makes it easy to get away for holidays or short breaks to the bushveld, Lowveld, KZN, or any of several neighbouring countries. Pretoria really has it all.
We take a look at three Pretoria properties currently for sale
4 bedroom house for sale in Rietvlei Ridge Country Estate
This home boasts a welcoming staircase leading to a covered patio, perfect for year-round entertaining with a built-in braai. The kitchen is equipped with bamboo and Caesar stone tops, a gas stove, pantry, and clever storage solutions.
Level 1 includes garages and 3 parking spaces, while Level 2 comprises the patio, bar, kitchen, dining room, guest bathroom, and bedroom with access to the Boma area. Level 3 offers an entrance hall with a lounge, indoor braai, and pool. On Level 4, you'll find a smaller lounge/study and the main bedroom with a bathroom. Lastly, Level 5 features a family room with a small kitchenette and 2 bedrooms with a bathroom (the highest level).
Additional features of this home include solar geysers, a native garden with water-wise plants, water tanks, an outside toilet, and space for future solar installations. The estate is situated in Rietvlei Country Estate, between Nelmapius Drive and the old St. George Hotel. Enjoy communal amenities like a pool and park, excellent security with access control, and convenient access to major routes such as R21 and N1. Nearby schools include H/skool Waterkloof, Laerskool Elarduspark, and Cornwall College. Plus, you'll have easy access to attractions like Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Irene Mall, Cornwall Shopping Center, and Route 21.
4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | R4,399,000 | Click here for the full listing details
3 bedroom townhouse for sale in Rietvalleirand
Offering 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and an eye-catching kitchen, this property has it all.
Step into the ultra-modern kitchen featuring granite tops, ample cupboard space, and a separate scullery. The open plan living and dining area seamlessly flow to the patio, complete with a built-in braai, creating the perfect space for entertaining friends and family on weekends or weekdays.
Cool off during those scorching days in the inviting swimming pool, perfectly sized for easy maintenance and delightful relaxation. The double garage provides convenient parking, with additional space available in front of it.
Located in the highly sought-after area of Rietvalleirand, this home offers easy access to various shopping centers, highways, and schools, ensuring a convenient and well-connected lifestyle.
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | R2,400,000 | Click here for the full listing details
3 bedroom townhouse for sale in Boardwalk
Welcome to Heron Hill Garden Estate! This enchanting freestanding double-storey townhouse is nestled within the tranquil and highly sought-after community, offering a perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and security. With its 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half bathrooms, and a host of delightful features, this property is sure to capture your heart.
This townhouse provides plenty of space for you and your loved ones to relax and thrive. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by a warm and inviting ambiance, complemented by an abundance of natural light filtering through the home.
Upstairs, you'll find three generously sized bedrooms, each boasting built-in cupboards for convenient storage. The master bedroom is a true retreat, complete with a full ensuite bathroom and a balcony that offers a serene view of the surrounding greenery. The other two bedrooms share a spacious full bathroom, ensuring comfort and privacy for all occupants. Additionally, there's an upstairs area that can be utilized as a study or a cozy pajama lounge, providing a versatile space to suit your needs.
The ground floor features an open-plan layout, seamlessly connecting the lounge, dining area, and kitchen. This design promotes a sense of togetherness and makes entertaining a breeze. The well-designed kitchen boasts ample counter space, allowing for effortless meal preparation, while the inclusion of two machine spaces and room for a double fridge adds convenience to your daily routine.
The low levies of R800 ensure cost-effective living, while the inclusion of blinds throughout the home adds a touch of elegance and privacy.
Heron Hill Garden Estate itself is renowned for its peaceful atmosphere and safety, providing a secure haven for residents. Whether you desire a lock-up-and-go lifestyle or a serene retreat, this estate caters to your needs. As an added bonus, this property comes with a solar geyser, promoting energy efficiency and convenience.
3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | R2,300,000 | Click here for the full listing details
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