Rietvalleirand area and property guide

Private Property South Africa
Betsie Loock-Van der Merwe

Outstanding estates that offer an excellent lifestyle have led to high demand in this laid back area.

The beautiful suburb of Rietvalleirand is located in the less densely populated south-eastern part of Centurion. The Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve with its grasslands and open plains, just south of the suburb, adds to the countryside look and feel of the area.

This middle- to high-income residential development includes properties of all proportions and designs. However, the high demand for estate living has led to the development of several stylish estates, including the upmarket Waterkloof View Estate, the prestigious Country Lane Equestrian Estate and the elegant Clearwater Flyfishing Estate known for its abundant birdlife, walking trails and fly-fishing dams. Sunrise View Retirement Estate offers senior citizens the opportunity to enjoy their golden years in this serene environment with trouble-free access to all necessary amenities and nearby medical facilities.

This neighbourhood is family oriented and meets all requirements for living a comfortable and pleasant family life in a stress-free environment.

Rietvalleirand offers spacious family homes in top-notch security estates; several pre-primary, primary and high schools with good reputations and plenty of opportunities to experience the natural surroundings and sample the area’s fresh air. Likewise, there are ample and comprehensive shopping facilities and places of entertainment on hand. Both Irene Village Mall and Cornwall View Shopping Centre are just around the corner.

The neighbourhood is ideal for residents commuting to Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni. It’s in close proximity of the N1 and R21 highways. Delmas Road and the M57 provide residents with easy connectivity to other parts of the Jacaranda City. Neighbouring suburbs are the quaint little village of Irene and the well-established older suburbs of Pierre van Ryneveld, Elarduspark and Wingate Park.

The Route 21 Corporate Park business development on Rietvalleirand’s doorstep offers multiple business property investment or rental options.

Moving out here into Rietvalleirand was one of the best decisions we ever made. It slowed down the hectic lifestyle we previously had and added genuine quality to our lives

-Chris Van Tonder, resident.

Best in food:

  • A’la Turka: for Lebanese, Greek and Turkish dishes
  • Karoo Cattle and Land: for top-quality steaks
  • Village Bistro: for great-tasting pizzas and pastas

Medical facilities nearby:

  • Kloof Mediclinic
  • Netcare Unitas Hospital
  • Life Groenkloof Hospital
  • Pierre van Ryneveld Satellite Clinic

Top schools:

  • Rietvlei Akademie
  • The Village Waldorf School
  • Laerskool Elarduspark
  • Pretoria Chinese School
  • Cornwall Hill College
  • Hoërskool Waterkloof

Agent insight into Rietvalleirand:

What do you love about Rietvalleirand?

Rietvalleirand is a lovely green suburb with a variety of homes, ranging from complexes that are well suited for newlyweds, to opulent homes for large families. The suburb offers something for everyone. OR Tambo International Airport is approximately 30km away from Rietvalleirand. On the doorstep of this suburb there are a host of world-class shopping centres, retail havens, business parks and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Here in the heart of Rietvalleirand you will find the much-sought-after Clearwater Flyfishing Estate. The estate is known for its lovely established gardens, walking trails and fly-fishing dams.

Anke Faul: Seeff

What are the best things about this area for families?

Rietvalleirand is an ever-growing suburb which is home to many ambassadorial properties and mansions of stylish and lavish proportions. The suburb has quite a few prime estates as well. Rietvalleirand has an established infrastructure with great potential for further growth. Families are close to schools, Cornwall View shopping centre and the Engen petrol station. It is easily accessible from the Nellmapius off-ramp on the R21 which leads to the Pretoria CBD and OR Tambo International Airport, both being about a 20-minute drive from Rietvalleirand. There are lots of exciting things happening in this booming area.

Glynis Terblanche: Pretoria East Leapfrog

How would you spend a free day in the area?

A day at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve is a must. This beautiful historical reserve offers fishing, hiking, game drives, cycling and refreshments or light meals at the coffee shop housed in the original farm house. Spend some free time at the popular Irene Village Mall with its many terrific restaurants and coffee shops, or enjoy the mall’s abundance of trendy fashion stores while the kids are watching their favourite movie. The Irene Dairy Farm close by also offers a great outdoor experience, a lovely farm shop and restaurant as well as a great kids’ play area.

Letania Venter: Sotheby’s International Realty

Property statistics for the area of Rietvalleirand

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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