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Lyttelton Manor: An English influence

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Parks, shops and excellent schools draw people to Lyttelton Manor, which is one of Centurion’s oldest suburbs. It offers a variety of housing stock and sub-divisible plots of up to 3?600m².

Lyttelton Manor is adjacent to the suburbs of Lyttelton and Lyttelton A/H and is north-east of Centurion CBD.

The suburb is made up of homesteads and enterprises on either side of Lyttelton railway station. Air Force Base Waterkloof and some of the homes that fall outside Kloofsig are considered to be part of Lyttelton Manor. 

The area includes the station itself and homes near Lyttelton Manor High as well as a significant portion of the M18 (Botha Avenue) and the businesses clustered around Botha Avenue, including Lyttelton Shopping Centre.

“The suburb is bordered by the Groenkloof Nature Reserve to the north, Clifton Avenue to the west, Smuts Avenue to the east and Limpopo Avenue to the south (Doringkloof),” says Antionette Jonker of Apple Property. 

Along Botha Avenue can be found old-style tenements with the characteristics of the era in which they were built: durable, close to the station and just off a busy street, indicating they were probably among the first structures erected in Lyttelton Manor. Although records show that Lyttelton Manor X1 was established in 1942, resident 
Michele van Zyl says her house was built in 1936.

The type of properties one finds here include houses, townhouses, duets, apartments, vacant land, clusters, guest houses and security estates, says Jonker. Freehold stands range in size from 420m² to 3 600m². The big ones can be sub-divided, resulting in more modern properties being developed on the same property as the original older homes.

The older houses normally have corrugated iron or flat roofs. Some are Victorian in style with pressed ceilings, cornices, and a lot of English influence. 

“Lyttelton Manor was one of the original suburbs that made up the old Verwoerdburg municipality,” says Jonker. “Being an older established suburb, the area is blessed with numerous parks and open areas. There are three veterinary clinics, two libraries and a post office. 
“Due to its centrality, Lyttelton Manor is a popular residential area. It is a well-maintained and developed environment.”

Lyttelton Manor was one of the original suburbs that made up the old Verwoerdburg municipality. Being an older and established suburb, the area is blessed with numerous
parks and open areas. – Antionette Jonker, Apple Property
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The area’s numerous arterial routes, such as the M18, Cantonments Road, Lenchen Avenue and Jean Avenue, provide easy access to the N1, N14, R21 and N4 highways to Joburg/Pretoria, Krugersdorp, O R Tambo International Airport and Mpumalanga as well as to destinations such as Lanseria Airport. The Gautrain station in West Street is within 5km of Lyttelton Manor, and a dedicated Gautrain bus service runs through the suburb.

Nearby medical facilities include Netcare Unitas Hospital, Vista Clinic, Centurion Eye Hospital, Cradock Medical Centre as well as Lyttelton Clinic.

Lyttelton Manor is also home to sought-after schools including Lyttelton Manor High, Laerskool Louis Leipolt and Fleur Primary, Hoërskool Centurion and Lyttelton Primary. Also to be found in the area is Tshwane South College, in College Street, Lyttelton.

Not far away is the Centurion Mall, which has 260 stores and restaurants.

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