A guide to Wierda Park

Private Property South Africa
Betsie Loock-Van der Merwe

The older suburb of Wierda Park boasts sizeable houses and a little town lifestyle.

About the area

Wierdapark is one of Centurion’s older but fairly modern suburbs established in the ’70s. Typical of that building era, the stands are rather sizeable and the houses considerably bigger than what followed in the ’80s.

The streets are wide and lined with many tall trees and most of the properties have large well-established gardens creating a tranquil environment and breathing space in the residential portions. The main roads running through the neighbourhood are busier as the bigger properties are also well-suited for business activities.

Wierdapark is situated in the north-west of Centurion and is bordered by the suburbs of Eldoraigne in the north and east, Raslouw to the west and Rooihuiskraal North in the south. This location – close to most main roads in Centurion, such as Ruimte Road, Saxby Avenue, the R55 and the Old Johannesburg Road – makes travel in and out of the suburb easy. It also offers comfortable access to Gauteng’s freeways (N1 and N14) and thus the suburb is also popular with commuters travelling between Pretoria and Johannesburg, and even Krugersdorp and Ekurhuleni.

Wierdapark is a little town on its own and boasts just about every amenity, facility and service needed for daily life. There is an array of schools to choose from, an abundance of small and big shopping centres and many business, professional and medical services located within the suburb. The flagship of the Netcare group’s private hospital, Netcare Unitas Hospital, is situated less than 10km away.

Although apartments and townhouses are available for single buyers or small families, most of the residential properties comprise three- to four-bedroom family houses, an entertainment area, one or two garages and a spacious garden. It is the ideal neighbourhood for growing families to upgrade to.

Wierdapark is a great area with lots of opportunities for those who are willing to have vision of the area and surroundings.

Louis Rossouw, estate agent.

Transport plus:

  • Close to all Gauteng’s highways
  • Close to the Gautrain station
  • 30 minutes from Lanseria International Airport
  • 45 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport

Top schools nearby:

  • Hoërskool Eldoraigne
  • Sutherland High School
  • Laerskool Wierdapark
  • Wierda Park Primary School
  • Springvale Primary School

Top attractions:

  • Groenkloof Nature Reserve
  • Voortrekker Monument and nature reserve
  • Zwartkop South African Air Force Museum
  • Zwartkops Raceway
  • Zwartkop Country Club
  • Leriba Hotel (spa & restaurant)

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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