The leafy and tranquil neighbourhood of Garsfontein is situated just east of Pretoria’s busy city centre. The suburb was a farmland as recently as the early 1980s and now boast well laid out, modern eco-friendly housing developments.
Houses in Garsfontein are large with luscious green gardens, giving homeowners an evident sense of suburbia.
One major reason for interest in the suburb is the fact that access to the N4 and N1 is effortless from Garsfontein.
Other suburbs around Garsfontein include Faerie Glen, Waterkloof Glen, Constantia Park and Lynnwood Park.
The Moreleta River flows through Garsfontein which aids in creating a natural green atmosphere for residents to make the most of the bird life and a peaceful setting to enjoy walks with their dogs.
Furthermore, Garsfontein has a number of shopping centres, parks, gyms, churches, schools, and entertainment facilities for residents to benefit from.
As part of Pretoria, Garsfontein’ s hottest months fall between October and February, when maximum temperatures tend to be in the ballpark of 28°C to 30°C. Minimum temperatures in summer are generally between 16°C and 18°C. Winter cools down to an average minimum of 5°C, reaching a maximum of approximately 19°C. The suburb gets most of its rainfall in summer, with January being the wettest month.
Distance from key points
Access in and out of Pretoria is a quick and convenient 15-minute trip, whilst OR Tambo airport is only 38 minutes away (48km) from Garsfontein via the R21.
Schools in the area
Parents raising children in Garsfontein are spoilt for choice when it comes to great schools in the area. Renowned schools in the vicinity include; Happy Hours Nursery School, Hoërskool Garsfontein, Laerskool Garsfontein, Eastside Primary School, Glen Play Centre and Pre-Primary School, Glenstantia Primary School, Little Einsteins Garsfontein, and Woodhill College.
There is an abundance of top-quality medical facilities in and around Pretoria that residents in Garsfontein can visit when in need of services. These include; Garsfontein Clinic, Alt Med Care, Intercare Woodhill, Denmar Specialist Psychiatric Hospital, Pretorius Park Clinic, Netcare Pretoria East Hospital, Faerie Glen Hospital, and Spinal Orthopaedic Hospital.
There is a plethora of shopping facilities available for residents in and around Garsfontein. They include; Garsfontein Village Shopping Centre, Moreleta Square Shopping Centre, Menlyn Time Square, Menlyn Mall, Eastdale Pavilion Shopping Center, Serene Centre, Parkview Shopping Centre, Atterbury Value Mart, Faerie Glen Shopping Centre Woodland Shopping Centre.
Jo Mexican, Crawdaddy’s Waterglen, Asia House Woodhill, Kung-Fu Kitchen, Woodstock Urban Pizzeria, El Pistolero, Café Boma, Sasaki Sushi, and Koffietijd are fine examples of the great restaurants available in Garsfontein.
The sought-after Woodhill Golf Estate is an 18-hole championship course designed by Peter Matkovich. The course not only hosts the South African PGA Championship but also provides a distinct and challenging golfer’s game.
Zita Park is a great place to enjoy a family picnic on the lawns beside the swimming pool which has an adventurous waterslide running into it. There are also bicycle paths and a play park for young children, along with a small café to purchase snacks.
A 30-minute drive will lead residents to Horseback Africa, situated just outside the village of Cullinan. Here patrons can enjoy an energetic horseback ride and join a lion tour that involves feeding lion cubs as well as a walk with these endangered cats.