Claim your own slice of modern living from the secure and secluded Eye of Africa estate, featuring top-of-the-line homes and lifestyle amenities.
In the past decade, estates have become increasingly popular as those with the means have chosen to live in developments with greater security and desirable lifestyles.
For a long time the area south of Johannesburg was neglected as new golf and lifestyle estates sprung up elsewhere in the Gauteng province, until the Eye of Africa Golf and Residential Estate was developed near Eikenhof. Now, what was once rustic countryside is a busy residential estate with several villages, a golf course and top of the line lifestyle amenities.
The area around the estate
Although it’s location amongst the rolling hills makes it seem as it is miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in reality the Joburg CBD is just 17km away from the Eye of Africa estate. The estate is also located close to medical facilities, excellent schools like Waterstone College, shopping centres and major transport routes. Southgate Shopping Centre and The Glen, the largest shopping centres in the area, are both just a few minutes’ drive away as is the newly constructed Mall of the South. The malls feature many of the most popular local and international brands and a wide selection of restaurants and bars.
The Johannesburg South area is popular with first time buyers and families. Property in Joburg South still offers good value for money compared to other areas in Joburg. Residents love spending time outdoors with equestrian centres, running and biking trails nearby as well as several nature reserves. The FNB stadium, NASREC and Gold Reef City are also close by for those looking for entertainment.
About the Eye of Africa Estate
Buyers have been flocking to this 700 hectare golf estate in the last 2 years– proof that there was pent up demand for this type of development in the south of Johannesburg. The Eye of Africa Golf and Residential Estate was designed with ecological considerations in mind – large open spaces have deliberately been untouched so that plants, birds and small mammals can thrive. Leaving some 350 hectares undeveloped also allows the estate to retain its authentic Highveld feel.
The vision of the developers was to create a community where residents could live, socialise and enjoy a great lifestyle. To this end, they have created many facilities like community focused manicured parks featuring children’s play areas with water fountains and pools, picnic areas and plenty of seating, hiking and biking trails, bringing families and friends together.
The cherry on top for golf enthusiasts is off course the Greg Norman designed championship course (the first opened in South Africa), that sits proudly atop some of the highest hills in Gauteng. To strengthen the sense of community amongst residents, there is a Village and Residents Club that includes a café, stunning landscaped lagoon pool, village green, kids club, community hall and braai facilities. The Residents Club includes a bar, lounge, gym and restaurant.
There is also a driving range with a practice course provides players of all ages the opportunity to learn and perfect their game. Budding golfers can experience all the challenges that bunkers, greens and tees provide.
Security in the estate
The state of the art security in the Eye of Africa golf estate is designed to give the residents absolute peace of mind. It boasts the latest electronics, highly trained security staff and a control room to monitor everything on the estate. The primary security innovation lies in the 7.5 kilometre long Clearvu fence surrounding the development. The technology used on the fence is a fibre-optic motion detection system. An intruder or disturbance can be zoned into a direct area and the anti-dig detection function alerts security to any underground interference with the fence.
Types of property on the Eye of Africa Estate
There are different “villages” within the estate which buyers can purchase homes on. Residents can build their dream home using one of the Eye of Africa Show Builders, select a house and land package or use their own architect and builder. All homes are subject to design guidelines reviewed by the Homeowners Association and Architectural Review Committee to ensure the community remains aesthetically pleasing and that each home is unique.
Vacant land in the Eye of Africa golf estate starts from R829 500.
Completed houses for sale in Eye of Africa start from around 2 million and go up to around R17 million.
Eye of Africa Estate offers the best of both worlds to residents. A place where families can enjoy peace of mind and a relaxed, wholesome lifestyle while living just minutes away from one of Africa’s major cities.
As seen this season on Win a Home 2017, why not take a spectacular video tour of the beautiful Eye of Africa estate here: