Silverlakes suburb focus

Private Property South Africa
Lisa Dewberry

Silverlakes is an area all about luxury lifestyle, scenic location and high security standards that provide homeowners with peace of mind

About the area:

Silverlakes is an area all about luxury lifestyle, scenic location and high security standards that provide homeowners with peace of mind. The main estate of the area is Silver Lakes Golf Estate with properties from bachelor apartments to full title houses and a retirement village.

The area has easy access to Solomon Mahlangu Drive, the N4 highway and Lynnwood Road, with properties offering spectacular views of the Silver Lakes golf course, a green belt or dams. Walkways throughout the area enable families to spend quality time with their loved ones walking together in a relaxed and safe environment and the mixture of grassland, bushveld and dams throughout the estate attracts a variety of birdlife.

Silver Lakes Golf Estate has an 18-hole golf course with a course par rating of 72 and facilities including a pro shop, putting green, chipping facility, driving range and golf academy. Whether you are a social golfer who wants to play better, or a seasoned player, the golf academy can help you up your game.

The suburb has a bridge club which has been operating for 10 years, as well as a fishing club, which enables members to fish in designated lakes and dams in the estate that are mainly stocked with bass, bream, carp and barbel. Within the area you will also find luxury guest houses, beauty salons, physiotherapists and play groups for children.

Living in Silverlakes is like living in a holiday resort. We have amazing views from our homes.

Other convenient amenities include squash courts, tennis courts, an outdoor children’s play area and a pool. There are a variety of shopping centres nearby including Silver Oaks Crossing and Hazeldean Square with amenities such as medical centres, grocery stores and schools, as well as a market selling organic food and home-made products.

A popular annual event every June in the suburb is the the Silver Oaks Crossing Race of Faith where Gauteng residents take part in an early-morning run or walk through the area. Silverlakes is a well-managed suburb attracting young families, professionals, golfers, retirees, diplomats and international residents to stay, where residents enjoy a carefree, outdoor lifestyle in magnificent beauty.

"Living in Silverlakes is like living in a holiday resort. We have amazing views from our homes overlooking the golf course and lakes with a central clubhouse where you can wine and dine within the estate. The estate's main focus is security and I enjoy taking my baby for a stroll after work while being in nature and seeing many people walking their pets, jogging, cycling and driving golf carts" says resident, Natalie Visagie.

Things to do:

  • Play golf at the Silver Lakes Golf Estate.
  • Shop at Hazeldean Square, Six Fountains Lifestyle Centre and Silver Oaks Crossing.
  • Visit the Cowhouse Market for organic and home-made items

Best in food:

  • Enjoy hearty pub food at Dros Silver Oaks Crossing.
  • Taste Portuguese meals at Mo-Zam-Bik Silver Lakes.
  • Enjoy Italian dishes at Papachinos Hazeldean.

Top schools:

  • Curro Hazeldean Primary and College
  • Laerskool Tygerpoort
  • Tyger Valley College
  • Silverwoods Nursery School

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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