Groenkloof is an environmentally focused suburb for families and nature lovers. It consists of a combination of green spaces, wildlife, and heritage sites, while also boasting top medical and educational facilities. The area is conveniently situated between George Storrar Avenue to the north, Fort Klapperkop to the south, Christina De Wit Avenue to the west and Florence Ribeiro Avenue to the east.
Residents enjoy the community feel of the area, and can be seen having picnics in the parks and walking or riding bicycles along the streets. The locals and Friends of the Groenkloof Nature Reserve are involved in conservation of the parks and nature reserves in the suburb and work hard to keep the area clean.
The Groenkloof Residents’ Association and Groenkloof Safety Initiative looks after property owners’ interests by focusing on matters such as zoning applications and combating illegal activities that may affect property values. Groenkloof also offers wonderful tertiary education through the University of Pretoria’s Groenkloof Campus, where education professionals are trained.
There are top-class health facilities in the suburb and the Life Little Company of Mary Hospital recently underwent an upgrade and changed its name last October to Life Groenkloof Hospital. A 14-bed intensive care unit, a 10-station renal dialysis unit, a paediatric ward, and a 22-bed orthopaedic unit were completed and the outer hospital building was renovated.
Groenkloof is rich in heritage and the Voortrekker Monument is the only declared Grade 1 National Heritage Site and monument in South Africa with activities such as antique fairs, horse riding and the Park Acoustics concert. The suburb is also home to Fort Klapperkop, a military museum and provincial heritage site located on Klapperkop Hill.
When it comes to a leisurely family lifestyle in a suburb with scenic outdoor areas, Groenkloof is perfect to set up home. This green sanctuary filled with wildlife allows residents to slow down laid-back suburb where they can feel close to nature.
“I love living in Groenkloof as it has a wealth of greenery, parks and conservation areas such as Groenkloof Nature Reserve and Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve. These areas are filled with indigenous vegetation, game, birds and water features, and are ideal to enjoy picnics, game viewing, bird-watching, mountain biking or hiking.”
Martin Ryan, resident of Groenkloof for 42 years.
Property demand in Groenkloof
Properties listed for sale in Groenkloof comprise approximately 1% of the total sale listings in the Pretoria Central area. Approximately 1% of the interest (views) in properties for sale in the Pretoria Central area is attributable to properties listed for sale in Groenkloof.
Properties listed for rent in Groenkloof comprise approximately 2% of the total rental listings in the Pretoria Central area. Approximately 2% of the interest (views) in properties for rent in the Pretoria Central area is attributable to properties listed for rent in Groenkloof.
Buying in Groenkloof
The monthly bond repayment to purchase a typical property in Groenkloof, namely a four-bedroom house with the median asking price of R4,2m, is R41,229 per month over 20 years at prime of 10,25% with no deposit.
Attend Park Acoustics at Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve
Visit Fort Klapperkop Military Museum
Braai at Fountains Valley Resort
Best in food
Have breakfast at Cafe 41
Enjoy craft beer at Baracas
Have dinner while watching the sun set over the lake at The Blue Crane Restaurant
View wildlife in Groenkloof Nature Reserve
Ride Horses at the Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve
Picnic at Jan Celliers Park