Mooikloof area and property guide

Private Property South Africa
Lisa Dewberry

The area is known for it’s stylish bushveld lifestyle in the city with large open spaces where children can play outside.

Mooikloof is an elite and rapidly developing, family-friendly suburb east of Pretoria city that is centred on upmarket estates including Mooikloof Ridge Estate, Mooikloof Glen Estate, The Hills Game Reserve Estate and Mooikloof Equestrian Estate. The suburb attracts families, professionals and retirees. Mooikloof lies between Flaming Rock Crescent and Beau Art Crescent Roads in the north, Zwavelpoortspruit in the south, Garsfontein Road in the west and Atterbury in the east, and is close to the N4 and N1 highways.

Estates in Mooikloof are characterised by efficient security, large houses with extensive gardens, bushveld scenery, tennis courts and swimming pools, with some even having wildlife.

Mooikloof’s active residents care about their suburb and the homeowners associations aim to maintain the quality of facilities at estates and ensure the best interests of residents are kept at heart. Shopping is convenient for residents as a variety of shopping outlets including Mooikloof Village Shopping Centre, Woodlands Boulevard and Parkview Centre are close by.

Top schools in and around Mooikloof are Reddford House The Hills and Woodhill College offering learners good academics, sports, culture activities and aftercare facilities. Residents can rest assured that their health needs will be taken care of as Netcare Pretoria East Hospital provides quality medical professionals and facilities nearby.

Mooikloof Equestrian Club in Jollify Ring Road offers a sanctuary for horses where residents can enjoy horseriding lessons and shows. Just off Boendoe Ave, in a tranquil garden setting, The Collection (an events venue) is home to vintage and miniature cars and trains, and is often used for weddings, corporate functions, birthdays, markets and sporting events.

With a stylish bushveld lifestyle, stunning scenery, quality schools, medical facilities and shopping centres, Mooikloof is a great option to choose to call home.

“Having lived in various cities in South Africa, I have found the place I can call my home in Mooikloof. Everything is at my disposal, an estate with top-notch security, shopping centres offering all my comforts, fantastic restaurants, movie houses and one or two branches of government departments are easily accessible”

-Charmaine Newman, resident of Mooikloof for nine years

Best attractions:

  • Wander through the craft market at The Collection.
  • Take horse riding lessons at Mooikloof Equestrian Club.
  • Go shopping at Mooikloof Village Shopping Centre.

Best in food:

  • Tuck into a pizza at The Grubfather.
  • Have Portuguese cuisine at O’Galito.
  • Enjoy a burger at Ed’s Diner.

Top schools:

  • Reddford House The Hills
  • Curro Woodhill College

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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