Luxury roman fronted apartments, finished to the highest quality, are part of a very prestigious development, Cedar Acres Estate, just 5 minutes away from arguably one of the top entertainment venue’s Fourways has to offer, Monte CASINO with other high-end shopping centers and amenities around. This extremely charming and pretty town has top schools, gyms, restaurants and a great Sunday market. The apartments are within extremely easy driving distance of these and also the towns many great bars, cafes, shops etc. The very large suburb of Sandton with great shopping is just a 20 min drive and a whole host of other great entertainment and business centers can all be reached within a few minutes. This really is a paradise for those wanting the best of a quiet and green life without any of the problems associated with large tourist urbanizations.
The development allows residents to Indulge in serenity at the infinity lap pool and best of all, you’ll enjoy an amenity-rich clubhouse with a tennis court for the sports enthusiast at heart. 24-hour top security is INSTALLED to create a safe and warm environment for each resident living in the estate.
• Luxury Clubhouse with top class facilities for the entertainer
• Infinity lap pool for the swimmer at heart
• Large landscaped gardens for each family member to enjoy and bring out the green side of life.
• Top security services and systems to ensure a secure lifestyle for each family
• Tennis Court
• Close to the prestigious Fourways life clinic, crèche,
• Entertainment for the whole family only minutes away – Monte CASINO, Cedar square and Fourways mall shopping centre
• For the health conscious family, two Virgin active gyms are located within 5 minutes drive
Long before the district came to be called Fourways, it was a 245-hectare (605-acre) residence and game farm owned by the Eriksen family. The residence they built here in the early 1940s was named Norscot Manor (after their nationalities 'Nor'wegian and 'Scot'tish). The house is in the classic Cape Dutch style, although it is far too large and misshapen to be considered a true Cape Dutch.
After being sold off piece by piece, the stately manor house was given to the City Council of Johannesburg in the 1970s, who named the suburb that was planned around it 'Norscot'. The mansion now serves Fourways as Norscot Manor Recreation Centre, the majority of it being a library, but also encompassing an art gallery, lessons for children in Irish & Highland dancing, Ballet, Biodanza, Indian and Modern dancing as well as Judo and Karate, a playground and a tea garden. There has been much alteration to the manor. Nevertheless, it is well worth visiting to admire the superb Art Deco finishes which abound and remain, such as seashell-inspired window fastenings, and air grates above windows delicately molded of plaster and depicting classic Art Deco ideas: the stag and a silph-like female form in a forest. In 2015, the Norscot manor house was awarded 'blue plaque' heritage status from the City of Johannesburg, which was unveiled by local Ward Councillor Chris Santana on the 18 February 2015.
Fourways was so named because of the four-way stop where William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road met. Today William Nicol Drive cuts under Witkoppen Road and is 3 lanes wide. The Fourways name is symbolised with two four-way roundabouts on Kingfisher Drive, the main thoroughfare of the Greater Fourways suburb, intersecting Robin Drive and Alexander Avenue. This suburb also has the original (circa 1905) house the Eriksen lived in before Norscot Manor was built, and it can be found on Flamingo Avenue.
The district of Fourways encompasses eight suburbs and three estates. The suburbs are Magaliessig (aka Little Fourways), Norscot, Fourways, Norscot Slopes, Lonehill and Beverley, Craigavon, Broadacres. The estates are Cedar Lakes, Fourways Gardens, Dainfern, Dainfern Valley and Dainfern Ridge. The estates have come to be because of the city's high crime rate. Dainfern is centred on a golf course, while Cedar Lakes and Fourways Gardens are centred on family ideals and parks, Fourways Gardens has a small nature enclosure which used to be home to a set of zebra and several blue cranes. The weather is warmer here than that to the South. Fourways will, on average, enjoy Pretoria's temperatures, owing to their proximity.
Of the koppies located in Johannesburg, Greater Fourways has one located in the Fourways Nature Reserve, named the Norscot Koppies. Lonehill and Beverley has another, located in the Lonehill Nature Reserve, named the Lonehill Koppie.
Apart from the metropolitan's older and most prestigious suburbs, such as Westcliff in Johannesburg and Sandhurst in Sandton, this district has some of the metro's priciest and most sought-after homes.
Central Fourways comprises the entertainment district. These centres are Design Quarter, just north of Magaliessig, Fourways Mall north of Greater Fourways, Montecasino to the east of Greater Fourways, Fourways Crossing just east of Fourways Mall and the newest development, Cedar Square to the north-west of Fourways Mall. It must be mentioned that Broadacres and Lonehill are served by their own smaller shopping centres. These centres are chic, and are frequented by stay-at-home moms, Broadacres being the particular favourite because of the large park-like grounds it encloses, making it a safe and enjoyable haven for children.
Fourways Mall, the first of the large malls in the area.
Cedar Square, home to various restaurants, a Virgin Active and the country's first 65m ski slope.
Montecasino, a faux-Tuscan complex designed by architect bureaus Creative Kingdom and Bentel Abramson & Partners.
Fourways Crossing, a "factory mall" style complex.
These facilities are on the intersection between the R511 and Witkoppen Road, the intersection after which the area was named
Fourways has several reputable schools. They include the government school Fourways High School in Greater Fourways (grades 8-12), the private Crawford schools: Pre-Primary, and Preparatory in Craigavon (grades 000-7) as well as Crawford Pre-Primary, Preparatory and College in Lonehill (grades 000-12). Dainfern is served by Dainfern College (grades 0-12). Residents of Fourways have a precedent stake in entering their children in Bryanston's elite government primary schools Bryandale Primary School and Bryanston Primary School, because of Fourways' close proximity to Bryanston.
The poor soil quality of the area is owed to the fact that the top-soil was sold off between the 1920s and 1960s.