Roodepoort at a glance
For homeowners seeking to invest in Krugersdorp, Randburg or Roodepoort property, Leapfrog offers an excellent range of properties to rent or purchase in this prime area, ensuring something to suit all tastes. The New West Rand area encompasses the suburbs of Roodepoort, Krugersdorp (also known as Mogale City) and Randburg, and offers a range of property options from large free standing houses to apartments and many other property types, with something to suit every need when searching for prime property in South Africa.
The area has a fascinating history that dates back to the late 1880's, and like many areas within Gauteng, settlers first came to the area in search of gold. In 1884, Fred Struben discovered the first payable gold at what he called Confidence Reef. The gold at Confidence Reef soon ran out but by then a settled community had been established in Roodepoort. This region became the hub for gold miners travelling from across the world to try their luck at finding gold here on the Witwatersrand. Today, the area is a well-established location that offers all the luxuries and conveniences of a major city.
While the West Rand area is situated about 30 minutes from the centre of Johannesburg, the Sandton property and Midrand property areas (only 50 minutes from Pretoria), a good road infrastructure provides easy access for Krugersdorp, Randburg and Roodepoort property owners via main highways including the N1 and the N14, allowing residents to travel easily to major cities and regions outside of the West Rand area. West Rand is also situated within 30 minutes' drive to Lanseria International Airport where the low cost airline Kulula.com and other airlines operate, with flights to local destinations such as Durban, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town together with international flights to African destinations.
Many famous South African brand name companies have their head offices in the West Rand area, including MTN cell phone operator, Standard Bank and FNB together with Wesbank. In addition to key retail and business services, healthcare is provided by private hospitals including the Medi-Clinic and Life Clinic groups and local government hospitals. Schools abound, with Government primary and high schools as well as private schools throughout the area. Monash International University is also found within the Ruimsig area.
The West Rand area boasts some of the finest regional malls - Cresta, Clearwater, Northgate, Westgate and Key West provide an upmarket shopping experience for residents owning property in Randburg, Roodepoort and Krugersdorp, and offer a range of shops and facilities. Upmarket restaurants, wedding and conference venues also abound.
Even with all the modern conveniences on your doorstep, the West Rand area still provides quiet suburbs where it is not unknown for children to be found playing ball games in the streets. Although mainly a residential area, West Rand provides many different types of property - residential, sectional title, golf estates, retirement villages, agricultural holdings and private estates as well as commercial and industrial areas. This area offers some of the most diverse residential areas in the country. The prices for property in Krugersdorp or any of the key suburbs within the New West Rand area range from level apartments at R250, 000 up to private residences in excess of R40, 000,000.
Other attractions within the West Rand area are the famous Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, the remains of the Confidence Reef gold mine shaft, Kloofendal Nature Reserve, the Cradle of Humankind plus golf courses such as Ruimsig Country Club, Eagle Canyon and Jackal Creek. Florida Lake provides for water sports like sailing, canoeing and Dragon boating. For those into more adventure type sporting pursuits there are also activities such as bungee jumping, drag racing, horse riding and rock climbing all within the West Rand area.
The well-located Silver Star casino provides gambling and restaurants as well as boasting the largest musical water fountains in the Southern hemisphere. The Coca-Cola Dome hosts most of the international acts travelling to South Arica with previous performers like UB40 and Kelly Clarkson performing here as well as regular trade shows held here such as Gardenex, Hobbyex and the Getaway show.
The West Rand area is a fast growing area with leafy suburbs set amongst beautiful rolling hills. The area is a great place to start out on the property ladder but also provides very upmarket property in South Africa in hilly suburbs with stunning views towards Pretoria and the Magaliesberg Mountains.
The West Rand is an excellent choice to find your ideal real estate property. So if you are planning to invest in Krugersdorp, Randburg or Roodepoort real estate contact a Leapfrog agent and find your dream property today.