Just recently relocated to Pretoria East working at Menlyn Mall. I found myself a very beautiful and neat place in Garsfontein that was being rented out by Feel-at-Home Properties. Garsfontein is a suburb of the city of Pretoria, South Africa. It is a well-developed area, lying to the east of the city centre, close to the Menlyn Park shopping centre.
East of the city centre of Pretoria is the leafy neighbourhood of Garsfontein that manages to maintain an impression of calm and tranquillity due mostly to the tree-lined avenues peppered with jacarandas, despite being close to major highways and only 3 kilometres from one of the largest shopping centres in Pretoria.
Garsfontein is a relatively new suburb by comparison with those more sedate suburbs that line the centre of the city, but houses here are large, and their gardens green and cultivated, even if the neighbourhood has a propensity for townhouses and cluster developments due to the recent boom. The sense of true suburbia predominates nonetheless, and some of the clusters are thatched, giving them a distinctly earthy and rural feel.
I was staying in Coley Place complex which is a stunning well maintained 3-Bedroom townhouse. Coley Place is a relatively new suburb. In comparison with those more sedate suburbs that line the centre of the city.
Coley Place offers 3 full Bedrooms with tiled floors as well as 2 bathrooms. It also has an open plan kitchen with living area that leads out to an open patio. Neat walled garden with a under roof entertainment area, as well as a built-in braai to relax in during hot summer days or weekends as well as off days. Modern kitchen with granite tops, large breakfast nook, scullery area with space for 3 large electric appliances.
This 3-bedroom townhouse offers 1 Lock up garage and also a Private front and back garden. This is a Pet friendly unit which has made it easier for my son to stay with his small puppy. The townhouse has prepaid electricity.
Garsfontein is served by Laerskool Garsfontein an public elementary school and Hoërskool Garsfontein a public high school, both of which are primarily Afrikaans speaking schools. Garsfontein is well organised – churches, private hospitals, and Menlyn shopping centre, its myriad shops and entertainment facilities are all close by, and access to the N4 and N1 is effortless.
Woodhill Golf Estate, an 18-hole championship course designed by Peter Matkovich, the architect also responsible for Spier, Leopard Rock and Silver Lakes, not only hosts the South African PGA Championship but also provides a distinct and challenging golfer’s game and is situated in Garsfontein.
If it’s a little piece of green you’re after, then the 3000 hectare Rietvlei Nature Reserve lies just east of Irene, south of Pretoria, with plenty of game and within easy distance of Garsfontein.
There are lot of fun things to do in Garsfontein and within close proximity. The area is very quiet and calm which makes the townhouse to be in a very good location.