Erasmuskloof area and property guide

Private Property South Africa
Lisa Dewberry

Scenic views, friendly neighbours and great transport links are just some of the reasons Erasmuskloof is so popular with Pretoria property shoppers.

The tranquil, leafy suburb of Erasmuskloof (situated south-east of Pretoria city centre) provides a selection of property types offering scenic views in a pleasant environment with friendly residents. The suburb has easy access to the highway, and falls between the N1 highway to the north and west, Solomon Mahlangu Drive to the south and Verdi Street to the east.

This well-established suburb is the address of choice for families, upcoming professionals and retirees due to its central location and convenient amenities that ensure residents don’t need to commute far for necessities. From large, spacious freestanding homes, to modern apartments, retirement villages, office parks, retail shopping centres and medical facilities, Erasmuskloof includes a wide range of properties.

Some residents choose their properties based on privacy and prefer an elevated position with views, while others enjoy the sociability of being closer to neighbours and create privacy with landscaping and indigenous plants used as screening. An interesting landmark is the Erasmus Castle, an historical mansion that remains one of South Africa’s best preserved Victorian Art Nouveau homes, on a hill on the corner of Delmas and Nossob streets, built by Jochemus Erasmus between 1892 and 1903.

Another interesting feature near Erasmuskloof, perfect for nature lovers, is the Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve – a wildlife destination providing a peaceful retreat to view wildlife such as zebras, springbok and antelope. Top schools in the area include Hoërskool Waterkloof, Hatfield Christian School and Pro Arte Alphen Park, and residents can receive top quality healthcare at Mediclinic Kloof private hospital.

There is strong demand for residential property in this quiet suburb from individuals, couples and families wanting to buy in an area with promising property growth values. Erasmuskloof is an ideal suburb to choose if you’re looking to purchase property among beautiful scenery with sweeping views, convenient amenities and a caring community of residents.

I love staying in Erasmuskloof as the area is well established with upmarket properties. It’s an area that has limited access control. And security cars patrol the area, so we feel quite safe staying in this suburb.

Marie Van Dyk, resident of Erasmuskloof for six years

Things to do:

  • Go shopping at Castle Walk, Newlands, or Menlyn Park shopping centres.
  • Have a picnic at the Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve.
  • Enjoy a gym session at Curves Castle Walk.

Best in food:

  • Enjoy the view of the city at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Menlyn Restaurant.
  • Have breakfast at Coco Bistro Castle Walk.
  • Enjoy seafood at Ocean Basket at Newlands Plaza

Top schools:

  • Hoërskool Waterkloof
  • Hatfield Christian School
  • Pro Arte Alphen Park
  • Pipsqueaks Pre-primary School
  • The Glen High School

        

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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