Area guide to Silver Lakes Golf Estate

Private Property South Africa
Betsie Loock-Van der Merwe

Located on the outskirts of the Jacaranda City and developed around a series of lakes, Silver Lakes Golf Estate offers its residents a dream lifestyle.

About the area

Located on the eastern, green outskirts of the Jacaranda City and developed around a series of lakes, Silver Lakes Golf Estate offers its residents a dream lifestyle in an exclusive and secure, yet relaxed environment in the Silver Lakes suburb.

Established in 1992, this development was one of the first of its kind to introduce the much-sought-after concept of golf estate living to Pretorians.

Silver Lakes Golf Estates features a championship 18-hole golf course designed by the renowned golf course designer, Peter Matkovich. The Clubhouse boasts magnificent views over the golf course and offers full restaurant and banqueting facilities.

The focus of the residential development is not only on offering pristine security to its residents but also on getting as close to nature and stress-free living as is imaginable in a big metropolis.

The estate is popular for its nature reserve filled with small game and hiking trails winding through bushveld which is the natural vegetation of the area. Birdlife is abundant. The estate also offers general recreational and sporting facilities for young and old. There are tennis courts, squash courts, play parks, paved pathways for walking, jogging or cycling, or you can simply go fishing in one of the dams.

Silver Lakes Golf Estate’s location just off the N4 en route to Mpumalanga allows convenient access to the N1 and other main roads in the area. The distance from the city centre is only 20km. Multiple educational, medical, shopping and business amenities are available in the immediate established and rapidly expanding surrounding areas.

Estate agents working in the area agree that investments in Silver Lakes will produce good returns. “With the future R44bn growth planned for the surrounding suburbs, the extension of the Gautrain and the construction of the PWV17 road – which will link the N4 and the R21 – prospective Silver Lakes buyers would be investing wisely in properties whose values are set to grow,” says Nelia Venter from Seeff.

I love the beautiful surrounding environment. The lovely sunsets and the sounds of nature close by sometimes make me forget that I am living in Gauteng’s capital city.

Pauline Sibaya, resident, Silver Lakes Golf Estate

Top schools nearby:

  • Curro Hazeldean Primary
  • Laerskool Tygerpoort
  • Tyger Valley College
  • Abbotts College Pretoria East
  • Willowridge High School
  • Hoërskool Die Wilgers
  • Deutsche Schule Pretoria

Nearby medical facilities:

  • Netcare Pretoria East Hospital
  • Life Wilgers Hospital
  • Life Faerie Glen Hospital
  • Intercare Sub-Acute Hospital Hazeldean

Things to do:

  • Have fun with the family at the movies and the ice rink, or enjoy a meal together at the many restaurants at The Grove Mall.
  • Catch a show at The Barnyard Theatre at the Parkview Shopping Centre.
  • Enjoy movies and shopping at Woodlands Boulevard.
  • Visit the best-kept secret in Gauteng: Dinokeng Game Reserve.
  • Visit Adventure Zone Cullinan which offers gorge-gliding, zip-lining, abseiling and much more.
  • Take a day trip to the historical town of Cullinan or have a picnic at the Sammy Marks Museum.

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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