Garsfontein may be a relatively new suburb in Pretoria when compared to the likes of Waterkloof, but this leafy enclave has experienced a residential boom in the last few years making it one of the more sought-after areas to live in. Despite its relatively nearby access to many of Pretoria’s top attractions and its penchant for modern townhouses and cluster homes, Garsfontein exudes an almost earthy rural ambience as well as a distinctive suburban flavour. Additionally, this picturesque hamlet is one of the city’s prettiest and loveliest areas with well-manicured gardens and lush green landscapes.
Despite Garsfontein’s relatively suburban atmosphere and privacy, the suburb has the likes of Menlyn Mall literally on its doorstep. The Menlyn Mall is one of the city’s best facilities and caters to a wide array of clientele with a diverse assortment of shops – chain stores and boutiques. The mall’s entertainment outlets are top notch too guaranteeing fun and excitement for all members of the family. Besides the convenient amenities of a private hospital and church, as well as easy access to the N1 and N4 freeways, Garsfontein is also home to a very impressive golf course. The 18-hole Woodhill Golf Course is a must-visit for all golf lovers and has been designed by the same man who designed the immaculate courses of Silver Lakes, Leopard Rock, and Spier.
For those that want to get out of Garsfontein for a bit, there is a plethora of exciting landmarks visitors can explore namely the Union Buildings home to the country’s parliament, the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, and Freedom Park.