All about the neighbourhood of Eldoraigne

Private Property South Africa
Lisa Dewberry

Find out about life and property in the relaxed suburb of Eldoraigne, in Centurion West.

The relaxed suburb of Eldoraigne, south-west of Pretoria city centre, with its spacious properties, caring residents and entertaining sports facilities offers an eventful sanctuary for young professionals, families and retirees to call home. The suburb lies between Lorentz Road and Jan Road in the north, Clanwilliam Street to the south, Willem Botha Street, Boekenhout Road and Piet Hugo Street to the west, with Old Johannesburg Road to the east.

The Wierdabrug Community Policing Forum assists with crime prevention in the area and liaises closely with local police, creating close communication among neighbours and arranging patrols to ensure improved safety of the neighbourhood.

When it comes to sports in Eldoraigne, choose to play a game of tennis at Eldoraigne Tennis Club or golf at Zwartkop Country Club. The Matsport Centre, which is home to the South African Gymnastics Federation, provides trampoline, acrobatics, rope skipping and rhythmic gymnastics, while Zwartop Raceway provides local and international motorsport, karting, 4x4 motoring, and driving instruction.

Premiere shopping facilities available in the area and include Eldoraigne Village Shopping Centre, Eldo Square, Mall at Reds, Lyttelton Shopping Centre and Centurion Mall.

A number of restaurants with interesting cuisine can be found in Eldoraigne such as Pizzeria Enzo, Zagora Grill Room Restaurant and Ocean Basket. Top schools in and around the suburb are Hoërskool Eldoraigne, Sutherland High School, Hoërskool Zwartkop, Empro Academy and Laerskool Wierdapark providing learners with academics, sports and culture activities.

Medical professionals will keep you in good health at Netcare Medicross Saxby, Eldoraigne Village Pharmacy and R101 Medical Centre and Pharmacy. With friendly residents and great leisure and sporting facilities for all ages, Eldoraigne provides a harmonious setting where you will enjoy an entertaining lifestyle.

“My heart is in Eldoraigne as my family set down roots in the area. Familiar surroundings bring back fond memories of teenage years spent driving a motorcycle to the weekend movie at Eldoraigne High School, Zwartkop Drive-in or at Zwartkop Race Track” - Paul Gerber, resident of Eldoraigne.

Things to do:

  • Take the children to the Eldoraigne Library.
  • Watch a motorsport event at Zwartop Raceway.
  • Go shopping at Eldoraigne Village Shopping Centre, Eldo Square, Mall at Reds, Lyttelton Shopping Centre or Centurion Mall.

Top schools:

  • Laerskool Wierdapark
  • Hoërskool Eldoraigne
  • Empro Academy
  • Sutherland High School
  • Hoërskool Zwartkop

Best in food:

  • Enjoy Italian dishes at Pizzeria Enzo.
  • Taste international dishes at Zagora Grill Room Restaurant.
  • Have seafood at Ocean Basket.

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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