The aptly named Mooikloof Equestrian Estate to the east of Pretoria is a destination of choice among discerning homebuyers who want to give their young families a carefree childhood.
It's also a horse lover's paradise! With more than 20km of horse trails in a tranquil setting, stabling and an arena, there is ample opportunity for young - and the not so young - equestrians to enjoy their passion.
A high level of security and easy access to big-city conveniences such as upmarket shopping centres, acclaimed private schools and medical facilities enhance the appeal among businessmen and professionals with young families. Buyers are typically in their late twenties to mid-forties.
Braai facilities at the dam within the estate, a bowling green, two tennis courts and a clubhouse round out the recreational offering. The tarred roads - all named after winners of the July Handicap - are popular with athletes in training thanks to the safe, yet picturesque, environment.
The estate, situated between Atterbury and Garsfontein roads, offers 548 stands of a 1ha each. Launched in the late 1980s, it is about 90% developed.
A freedom to choose how you would like to build your dream home has ensured variety, with none of the monotony evident in some 'themed' estates”