Pretoria North’s well-established suburbs and brilliant climate makes it one of the preferred neighbourhoods to call home. Residents often mention their love for the vegetation, large mature trees, clean air and of course the gorgeous Magaliesberg Mountain.
The convenience of being ±10 kilometers away from the city is another factor which contributes to the Pretoria North suburbs being a great area for working families. For this reason, there are a number of young families and professionals who have relocated to this area. There has also been a growth in the small units developments and gated community lifestyle although all types of lifestyles are represented from apartments, townhouses, stand-alone houses and residential estates to smallholdings.
Situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountain the area is surrounded by nature and great landscapes, it is also close to nature reserves such as Wonderboom and Onderstepoort and a variety of museums and other attractions. Easy access to highways like the N1, N4 and R80 makes it attractive to discover the world around you. Wonderpark shopping mall and Wonderboom Junction are close by while the Kolonade is easily accessed via Zambezi. Brooklyn Mall and Menlyn Park are just over 20 minutes drive away and travelling becomes desirable as OR Tambo and Lanseria Airports are about 40 minutes away while Wonderboom Airport is just around the corner.
There are well-established schools with large sports grounds in the area as well as an adequate selection of nursery and pre-primary schools. The University of Pretoria is a short drive away and Tshwane University of Technology (former Pretoria Technikon) is a neighbour. Medunsa and Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute are only a stone’s throw away.
Medical facilities in the vicinity are Netcare Akasia, Netcare Montana, Eugene Marais, Steve Biko and a 24hr Medicross centre. The Eye Institute and the Ear Institute are located in the city and there are sufficient doctors and dentists available.
For those residents with a taste for fine dining there are some of the best restaurants waiting to be tried and trusted. Beauty salons and spas are also in abundance for you to choose from.
Tourist attractions include:
African Window – for cultural exhibitions
Air Force Museum – for a historical experience
Burgers Park – a national monument which is the oldest park in Pretoria
Church Square – for an architectural and historic experience
Geoscience Museum – within the Transvaal Museum
Kruger House Museum – for a historical experience
Magnolia Dell – for arts and crafts
Mariammen Temple – the oldest Hindu Temple in Pretoria
National Botanical Gardens – for a nature experience
National Zoological Gardens – for a great day out with the family
National Film Video And Sound Archives – for a collection of audiovisual material on South Africa
Pioneer Museum – taking you back in time
Sammy Marks Square – offering a selection of specialty stores
Sammy Marks Museum – for a historical experience
Science and Technology Museum – unfold the wonders of science and technology
Securicor Loftus – for sport lovers
Smuts House Museum - history
South African Reserve Bank – the tallest building in Pretoria
Springbok Park – popular for wedding photos
The Irene Concentration Camp Cemetery
Transvaal Museum – a natural science museum
Union Buildings – the administrative HQ for the government
Voortrekker Monument And Museum
Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum