Centurion (previously known as Verwoerdburg and before that Lyttelton) is an area with 236,580 inhabitants in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, between Pretoria and Midrand (Johannesburg). Formerly an independent municipality, with its own town council, it has formed part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality since 2000. Its heart is at the intersection of the N1 and N14 freeways. The R21 freeway also passes through the eastern part of Centurion.
Centurion is on the Highveld like Johannesburg and Pretoria and has a similar climate, with dry, sunny winters (max. daytime temperature around 20 °C dropping to an average minimum of 5 °C), and warm to hot summers (October – April) tempered by late-afternoon showers often accompanied by spectacular thunder and lightning. Hailstorms are not uncommon, but a serious hailstorm has not happened for many years. Summer temperatures range from the mid-20s to the mid-30s (°Celsius). Centurion’s weather tends to follow the slightly warmer Pretoria, when compared to that of Johannesburg.
Cricket is the most popular sport in Centurion. It has hosted many cricket tournaments. Places such as Irene Farms and Supersport Park are the main tourism attractions. Centurion has come a long way from being a large town south of Pretoria, with smallholdings and large open spaces. Having experienced growth since 1994, like the rest of urban South Africa, many businesses have relocated there, and property development is boosting the ever-expanding city limits. This development has meant there is now little break between the outskirts of Pretoria to the north, and Midrand and Johannesburg to the south.
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This place is perfect for professionals, couples or families in need of a quiet, calm and refreshing environment. This wonderful apartment will suit all your needs for leisure living and business. Barcelona is in close proximity to the following schools and tertiary institutions; Kabouterwoud Kleuterskool, Regio Pre-School, Bubbles & Balloons Pre-School and Tango’s Tots. Laerskool Uitsig, Laerskool Rooihuiskraal and Hoërskool Uitsig, as well as Cresta College, Damelin Centurion and Southdowns College.
Leisurely stroll to Bluevalley Mall and to the following schools: Funtasia Educare Pre-Primary, Jacaranda College & Pre-Primary Schools & Excelsior Rooihuiskraal Akademie. The Complex also offers a pool for entertainment. Perfect for commuters between Midrand, Johannesburg and Centurion.
Today Centurion features modern shopping malls (Centurion Mall, Mall@Reds, Forest Hill City Mall), several entertainment spots, a theatre, golf courses and a driving range. Several hotels including Irene Country Lodge as well as a plethora of smaller guest houses. The Unitas hospital is the largest private hospital on the African continent (including a helipad) and is part of the Netcare group. Technology companies like Aerosud, Accenture, Denel Dynamics, Siemens, SAAB Grintek Technologies, Telkom and others such as GMC Aircon are in Centurion. The Gautrain has a station in Centurion.