An area and property guide to Doringkloof

Private Property South Africa
Lisa Dewberry

Learn about the suburb of Doringkloof, in Centurion East.

Doringkloof is a peaceful suburb providing a pleasant lifestyle for residents. It has a community atmosphere with great schools as well as great entertainment and medical facilities. It is centrally located south of Pretoria city centre with the N1 highway bordering its south side and the Centurion Gautrain Station nearby. The suburb falls between Limpopo Avenue to the north, Alexandra Road to the south, Leonie Street to the west and Botha Avenue to the east.

Doringkloof was proclaimed a town in the late 1960s and includes properties such as houses, apartments, office parks, retirement villages and churches. The Doringkloof Residents’ Association plays an active role interacting with the municipality on service delivery matters and keeping crime low through the Doringkloof Neighbourhood Watch.

The Friends of Doringkloof Spruit regularly maintains the Doringkloof Spruit nature area so residents can enjoy walks and bird-watching. The suburb has quality shopping facilities including Doringkloof Mall and Centurion Mall with a variety of food, decor, lifestyle and services for all personal or business needs.

There are a number of great restaurants near Doringkloof such as O’Galito, Viva Vita Italian Restaurant and Rhapsody’s. Enjoy playing golf at Centurion Golf Estate, watch a cricket game or concert at SuperSport Park, or play tennis at Doringkloof Tennis Club. Top schools near Doringkloof include Laerskool Doringkloof Primary, Irene Pre-Primary, Irene Primary School and Laerskool Louis Leipoldt. If it’s health care that you need, top medical professionals will take care of medical concerns at Doringkloof Medical Centre, Intercare Sub-Acute and Day Hospital in Irene, Netcare Unitas Hospital and the Centurion Eye Hospital.

The committed residents of Doringkloof are actively involved in ensuring this suburb remains a peaceful and safe environment to call home. Doringkloof provides a relaxed lifestyle among nature and beautiful scenery with quality schools, medical facilities, shopping and entertainment.

“Doringkloof started as a dusty suburb on Doornkloof farm belonging to Alois Nellmapius, later General Jan Smuts and Albertus van der Bijl. After houses, the NG Church and Laerskool Doringkloof were established, a beautiful garden suburb with a caring community began.” Marie De La Rey, resident of Doringkloof for almost 30 years

Things to do:

  • Enjoy a star gazing evening at Doringkloof Spruit nature area
  • Watch a cricket game or concert at SuperSport Park
  • Play tennis at Doringkloof Tennis Club
  • Go shopping at Doringkloof Mall or Centurion Mall

Best in food:

  • Tuck into Portuguese dishes at O’Galito
  • Enjoy Italian at Viva Vita Italian Restaurant
  • Have a cocktail at Rhapsody’s

Nearby medical facilities:

  • Doringkloof Medical Centre
  • Intercare Sub-Acute and Day Hospital in Irene
  • Netcare Unitas Hospital
  • Centurion Eye Hospital

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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