Wednesday, January 16

GAUTENG: BUY HERE: Our insider’s guide to Wonderboom South

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This central suburb is part of Pretoria Moot, comprising 35 distinct areas considered to have the lowest crime rate in Tshwane and many popular schools

Overall, Wonderboom South is a safe area to invest in and well-recommended, says Eugene Van Wyk, principal of Pretoria Moot Properties, who lists a number of factors.

Firstly, the availability of good schools in and around the area means that demand will always stay at a premium. These schools include Laërskool Wonderboom Suid, Laërskool Boerefort and Hoërskool Wonderboom, all of which are within a 1.5km radius of the suburb.

There’s no space for development and demand is not affected by the economic downturn.
Eugene van Wyk, principal, Pretoria Moot Properties
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Proximity to tertiary institutions such as the University of Pretoria and TUT means that families can stay here for the duration of their children’s education. 

Other essential amenities nearby include Gezina City and Wonderboom Junction, to name only a few, notes Van Wyk. Secondly, Wonderboom South is part of Pretoria Moot, comprising 35 distinct suburbs in a mega residential neighbourhood regarded to have the lowest crime rate in Tshwane.

Some run-from-home entities can be found in the suburb. Picture: John Makoni

Because of this and other factors, sales have stayed buoyant in a challenging market, observes Van Wyk. For instance, Lightstone records show 168 property transfers were recorded for the suburb for the year ending November 2018.

Homes closer to the mountainside tend to be more sought-after, according to Van Wyk. “De Beer Street and Lombard Street are a fraction more expensive than the rest of the area because they are against the mountain,” he observes.

Property values here are the same as those for Rietfontein.

Robin van der Walt’s favourite places and things to do

Wonderboom South is quite central, allowing for easy access to Montana over the Magaliesberg. I work in Waverley about 6km from home and it’s fairly easy to get to and from
work. My two children attend school in Waverley, although there are good schools in Wonderboom South itself. Wonderboom Junction and Mayville Mall are close by. – Robin van der Walt, resident
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1 Gas Monkey Pub & Grill

They serve nice cuisine and the portions are decent. The surroundings are also wonderful. 450 Myburgh Street, Capital Park. 012 993 5289

2 Twisters Pub & Restaurant

They have great specials and pub fare such as ribs and chips are recommended. Hertzog Street and 24th Avenue, Rietfontein. 083 289 7440

Twisters Pub & Restaurant. Picture: Supplied

3 Bouwer Broers

It is affordable, the food is decent and it’s conveniently located. It is well worth a visit. 530 Voortrekker Road, Gezina. 012 335 0692

4 Kota Joe Roadhouse

Their portions are quite substantial. They also serve great milkshakes and ice creams. Cnr Braam Pretorius Street and Anna Avenue, Wonderboom. 012 543 2602

5 Wonderboom Nature Reserve

Centuries old Wonderboom tree. Wonderboom. 012 341 5204

6 Union Buildings

Sir Herbert Baker-designed heritage landmark. 2 Government Avenue, Pretoria.012 300 5200

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