Editorial on West Rand – Gauteng

Engel & Volkers West Rand will be focusing its attentions on the popular and upmarket residential markets stretching from Featherbrooke Estate in the west, through the sought after Ruimsig area and surrounds to Weltevreden Park and Wilgeheuwel in the East. The extremely successful Eagle Canyon Golf Estate will also form part of our exclusive and distinguished offering.

“Must see attractions” in the area include the Cradle of Humankind, Shades of Ngwenya, Krugersdorp Game Reserve, Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, Croc City crocodile farm and the Sterkfontein Caves to name a few.

One of the great escapes of Johannesburg, the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden in Roodepoort is almost 300 hectares of landscaped and natural veld that is a haven for birds and a popular picnic spot for Gautengers. Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Witpoortjie waterfall, this is the home of a breeding pair of Verreaux’s Eagles that nest in the cliffs alongside the waterfall.

Other attractions in the area include Silver Star Casino and Roodepoort Country Club which was designed by Gary Player and Ron Kirby. The course is renowned for its large, undulating Bent grass greens, and offers a challenge to golfers of all handicaps.

A number of shopping experiences are available including Clearwater Mall boasting almost 90,000 square metres which means that all your heart desires is readily available.

When it comes to education the West Rand offers excellent options through primary and secondary schools and caters for the diverse cultural needs of South Africans. Monash University has also been a welcome addition in the Ruimsig area with a number of private schools in the planning stages.

The area thus offers a wide range of options for buyers in all markets, be it first time buyers or those fortunate enough to enjoy some of life’s more exclusive benefits, to those who want to retire to the “country” yet have all the amenities necessary to enjoy themselves.

Engel & Volkers West Rand can be located at shop 30 Featherbrooke Retail Shopping Centre on the corner of Hendrik Potgieter and Peter & Doreen Road.

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