Vanderbijlpark at a glance
Leapfrog Properties offer an excellent array of properties in Vanderbijlpark to suit all requirements. Vanderbijlpark is situated on the banks of the Vaal River, and is a town rich with history, culture and a diverse population. Only 45 minute drive from Johannesburg, Vanderbijlpark owes its existence to the fast growing demand on the steel industry in the Second World War. The name “Vanderbijlpark” can be contributed to Dr. Hendrik Van Der Bijl, who was running the Iron and Steel Corporation in Pretoria at the time. Dr. Van Der Bijl was sent to open the Vanderbijlpark Steel works, first named ISCOR and now known as Mittal Steel. This fast expanding plant caused a great deal of industrialisation in Vanderbijlpark, which caused a demand for labour and in turn, a demand for housing in this area.
The first Vanderbijlpark property was company housing that was provided by ISCOR to its hundreds of workers. The houses were simple but functional, and are all still standing on the outskirts of the steel company. With the expansion of the industrial area, a growth took place in Vanderbijlpark. The town grew further, and the suburbs were later divided into four residential groups: Central East (CE); Central West (CW); South East (SE); South West (SW). Today, Vanderbijlpark has grown into a large town, offering one of the most diverse ranges of property in South Africa. Property ranges from simple company houses (still in perfect condition) to expensive weekend homes built on the river banks. The bachelor, the newlyweds, the yuppie, the family man and the pensioner can all find the perfect home in Vanderbijlpark.
The fairly new golf estate situated right next to the river boasts sprawling houses plus ultramodern apartments, with the comfort of 24/7 security. The property on the golf estate ranges in price to suit all budgets and tastes. A quiet and tranquil atmosphere is created by the lush greens and masses of large trees. There are also large small holdings situated next to the Vaal River, which is an elite Vanderbijlpark property area holding extremely large houses with anything from ultramodern designed homes, to cottages normally found in the countryside.
Vanderbijlpark has various educational institutes, including the Vaal University of Technology and the Vaal Triangle campus of NWU, plus various well-known high schools and primary schools. Many residential areas are built around the schools, forming a community feel. With the growth in property, a need arose for further entertainment and other facilities such as the Vaal Mall and numerous shopping complexes within each suburb. The Emerald Casino and Safari Resort, situated only a few minutes’ drive from all the residential areas, houses many game animals, roaming freely to be viewed on daily game drives. The resort also has a wide selection of restaurants and a zoo with exotic animals. This is also a hot venue for various events like the Vaal Wedding Expo and The Vaal Home Expo. Another highlight is Stonehaven on Vaal – a ten acre garden estate on the banks of the river boasting an excellent restaurant, wedding and conference facilities, boat cruises, a wine cellar, festivals and many other highlights on offer for those considering property for sale in Vanderbijlpark.
Feathers Guesthouse in Vanderbijlpark is a big attraction for international guests, with exceptional service and outstanding scenery. This guesthouse offers the perfect venue for weddings and conferences with state-of-the-art conference rooms that can host a different numbers of delegates. It is situated a few minutes from Johannesburg International Airport, perfect for guests travelling to the area. Feathers Guesthouse offers the ultimate in relaxation and hospitality.
Every winter, the area hosts a Vaal Meander Wine Route, where guests can visit a dozen or more different venues and restaurants, either on or around the banks of the Vaal River. Visitors can sample at least eight different wines for only R20.00. The Wine Route attracts thousands of visitors every winter.
Leapfrog Vanderbijl is currently entering into big developments, such as the CE 7 development where we have sole mandate. This ensures that homeowners have even more excellent choices for property in this area. Whether you are moving from one suburb to another within Vanderbijlpark, moving from another town or city, or looking for a weekend getaway, you will find the perfect home for you and your family with Vanderbijlpark. Leapfrog’s affiliation with Better Bond originators ensures that we are able to deliver the best service possible to help you purchase your dream Vanderbijlpark home.
Contact the Leapfrog Property experts today for all your Vanderbijlpark property needs.