Eldoraigne area guide

Private Property South Africa
Betsie Loock-Van der Merwe

As one of Centurion's oldest suburbs, Eldoraigne remains upmarket and affluent, always expanding.

About the area

Positioned in the western section of Centurion, the suburb of Eldoraigne (and its extensions) is bordered by the Old Johannesburg Road in the east, Hendrik Verwoerd Drive to the south, Wierdapark in the east and Wierda Road to the north.

With an abundance of established leafy trees, a vibrant bird-life and the Hennops River winding around its north-eastern corner, many residents choose Eldoraigne as their choice of stay for its rustic charm and relaxed feel.

Since Eldoraigne is one of Centurion’s older but up-market and affluent, always expanding, suburbs, it comprises an extensive diversity of dwellings ranging from spacious, well-established free-standing properties on large stands to contemporary homes in fairly recently-developed security estates. Buyers and renters can also opt for duets, apartments and townhouses or vacant stands in the area.

The concept of security village living is attractive to city dwellers and some beautiful estates, for example, Eldoglen, Eldo View, Eldo Park and Eldo Meadows, can be found within the borders of this neighbourhood.

Centurion’s rich variety of public and private pre-schools, schools and higher education facilities makes this area the ideal location for families seeking to be close to educational amenities. Eldoraigne boasts top secondary schools such as Hoërskool Eldoraigne and Sutherland High School while further education institutions in the vicinity include Tshwane South TVET College, Centurion Academy and Technicol SA College.

In addition to Eldoraigne’s central location close to Gauteng’s freeways, its proximity to medical, business, sporting and shopping facilities is a major draw for buyers. Netcare Unitas Hospital, is situated just a few minutes’ drive away, while Eldoraigne Saxby is located within the suburb. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy the many sporting facilities offering from tennis, gymnastics to golfing and cricket. Zwartkop Country Club and SuperSport Park are both situated a stone’s throw from Eldoraigne.

Theatre-going residents will enjoy the Centurion Theatre, less than 10km away, and the LemonJack Theatre, situated about 3 – 4 km from the heart of Eldoraigne.

Easy access to Pretoria, Midrand and Johannesburg for work, the convenience of both English high and primary schools as well as shopping centres within close proximity, makes for easy living in Eldoraigne

Direshnee Bedesi, Resident

Transport plus:

  • In close proximity to the N1, N14 and R21 highways
  • Close to Gautrain Centurion station
  • 30 minutes from Lanseria International Airport
  • 45 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport

Things to do:

  • Zwartkops Raceway
  • Eldoraigne Library for kids
  • Mangwanani Boutique Spa – The Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve for nature enthusiasts
  • Eldoraigne Village, Mall at Reds and Centurion Mall for shopaholics

Top schools nearby:

  • Hoërskool Eldoraigne
  • Sutherland High School
  • Laerskool Bakenkop
  • Springvale Primary School

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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