Equestrian living in Mooikloof
Living on an equestrian estate is for anyone who has dreamed of a secure and tranquil lifestyle where horses and children have the right of way. Situated in the east of Pretoria, Mooikloof Equestrian Estate provides just that, a unique combination of both the beauty of country-living and state-of-the-art security.
The security at the estate is always a top priority and several million has been spent to upgrade the security system. The two entrance gates are manned 24/7 by security officials and additional guards with resident security vehicles patrol the perimeter and roads. Mooikloof is renowned for being a unique housing estate. It merges the principles of a secure, peaceful community in a country setting with the conveniences of being in the middle of suburbia, says Roma Naude, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Property Merchants in Mooikloof, which specialises in security estates in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria.
She says that the Mooikloof area is the perfect option for property investors looking for that out-of-town feeling but who still want to be close to amenities such as shopping centres and medical facilities. The development of the area has rocketed over the past few years and it offers all the services one would expect from a lively suburb in an urban city. This development means that there are now many more options available in terms of shopping and other facilities. Woodlands shopping centre is almost on the estates doorstep and the brand new upmarket shopping mall, Parkview, offers a remarkable shopping experience with its out of the ordinary shops, says Naude.
Despite being so close to suburbia, the large stands on the estate provide privacy and a feeling of space for its residents. There are 548 stands on the estate of which only a few are left for development. Each stand is one hectare and is serviced with municipal water, electricity and refuse removal. The roads within the estate are all tarred with kerbing and streetlights. Additional facilities on the estate include a multi-denominational chapel, an equestrian centre, tennis courts, bowling greens and a spacious recreational area at the dam. The equestrian centre houses central stables, numerous arenas and a 20 km horse trail.
Property owners on the estate are allowed to keep their own horses and other pets on their properties. Different kinds of buck can be seen wandering the streets together with other small wild animals. Aside from the animal life, a large variety birdlife live and breed close to the numerous fresh water ponds on various properties in the estate, says Naude.
Says Adrian Goslett, CEO of RE/MAX of Southern Africa: More and more families are looking for property investments within estates that offer a range of lifestyle facilities that suit their requirements. That is why there is often a high demand for properties in estates such as these, and why properties in these estates often retain their value, even in a downturn.
An entry level home in the estate will cost R3,3 million with prices going up to approximately R22 million for the most expensive homes, all depending the characteristics and finishes of the home.
Currently one of the properties within Mooikloof Equestrian Estate that is being marketed by RE/MAX Property Merchants is a R12 million, 850m2 home which can only be described as a contemporary yet timeless classic. Clean lines offer the interior a fresh look and expanses of glass and folding doors allow the natural beauty of the surroundings to be viewed from inside the house. The home features spacious open-plan living areas that are easily accessible and flow into one another. It offers four bedrooms positioned on the ground floor that overlook the swimming pool and garden, incorporating indoor-outdoor living seamlessly. Other features include a study, movie theatre, gourmet Miele kitchen, an established garden with a borehole, three garages and a staff suite.
For more information on properties within the Mooikloof Equestrian Estate contact Roma Naude of RE/MAX Merchants on 082 600 8440.
Article by: www.remax.co.za