I am a self-employed businessman who resides in Lagos, Nigeria. Working is always a priority and if I fall off due to my schedule, it is not long before I get back on track. There are times when I just need rest due to a hectic schedule so one day i decided to take a break from work and go for a holiday vacation in South Africa. It was my first time visiting South Africa with my family because most of the time I would travel alone for business trips.
My first to do list was looking for an area where we can have lot more fun activities to do and I found Midrand, Johannesburg. The next thing was to get a month accommodation since I did not want to mingle a lot with my other relatives living in South Africa and could not afford staying in a hotel for that given time. Came across an advert of a self-catering fully furnished 2-bedroom apartment on Gumtree that was to let by Feel-at-Home Properties.
I chose to stay in Carlswald because I googled a bit about the area and found that it is trendy and urban and has classy estates. Hilltop lofts being one of the complexes, which is highly secured, with private access through heavily manned security gate houses that operates 24/7. It is fully walled with electric fence.
This stunning fully furnished 2-bedroom apartment featured beautiful kitchen with modern finishes, basic kitchen appliances and other amenities and built in cupboards. The lounge area has a family tv room and couch. The unit also have a private balcony where we could relax with my family enjoying the sunset breeze of South Africa. The 2-bedroom apartment has all the bedding as well as built in cupboards. It offers a one bathroom and the whole apartment is fully tiled.
Hilltop lofts complex offers a clubhouse for different events, a swimming pool where we would relax during a hot day and a communal braai where we would spend some of our week weekends meeting with new friends of diverse cultures. It has 2 covered parking’s and visitors parking. This stunning complex gives you a tranquil and peaceful environment and its easily accessible with many amenities close by.
Midrand Carlswald is the area halfway between the Witwaterstrand and Pretoria, built around the N1 highway. It is made up of several suburbs including Carlswald, Beaulieu, Glen Austin, Glenferness, Halfway Gardens, Summerset, Blue Hills, Erand, President park and Randjesfontein.
My family’s favourite hobby mostly is shopping, and the greatest advantage is that the apartment is located just close to the Carlswald Lifestyle Shopping Centre. Sometimes we would visit child friendly eateries such as Wimpy, McDonalds and Steers with my wife and kids. The hospitals are also in close proximity such as Netcare Carlswald Pharmacy and Medi – Clinic Hospitals which was easier to get medication since my children where having running stomach for the first week maybe because of change of environment.
My favourite thing I love about living in Midrand is the peaceful atmosphere and it is centrally located and secure.