Eagle Canyon Golf Estate5th Apr 2017
Urban Living with a Bird’s Eye View
A Financial Mail survey rated Eagle Canyon Golf Estate as one of the best places to live in Johannesburg and, having just celebrated their ten-year anniversary, the estate continues to exude elegance, style and class. Residents of the 1000 homes enjoy uninterrupted sunset views of the 350-million-year-old Magaliesberg Mountains and a lifestyle that ticks all the boxes. For over a decade, Eagle Canyon has consistently found itself in the list of top 10 South African suburban investment destinations, and it is very easy to see why.
Situated on the land that was once the old sand and granite quarry that served the construction of the N1 freeway, the estate is conveniently located in Honeydew on the West Rand of Johannesburg and is in easy distance to a number of amenities and services, including Fourways, the N1 and N14 highways, the Cradle of Humankind, Laser Business Park, the Ticketpro Dome and Lanseria Airport.
The Clearwater and Cradlestone Malls offer convenient retail options for residents, whilst the nearby Trinity House, Charter House and Curro Aurora Private Schools as well as the Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital makes this a sought after location for families. Residents at Eagle Canyon enjoy a contemporary lifestyle second to none, with a wonderful wealth of activities, including a soccer pitch, catch and release fishing in any of the ten dams, a putting green, a driving range complementing the links golf course and a tennis court sporting their very own clubhouse.
Over 12km of scenic walkways with numerous jungle gyms help keep the little ones entertained and an abundance of species of fauna and flora across the green belts provides much enjoyment and lets everyone enjoy the great outdoors in all its beautiful glory. The double-volume clubhouse facility offers a Camelot Spa, recently revamped hair salon, dry cleaning, ATM and a state of the art recently revamped and extended Gym & Wellness Centre, which houses an in-house chiropractor, biokineticist, dietician and personal trainer. There is also a fully licensed bar, conference venues with in-house catering facility, an on-site estate agency and a soon to be revamped halfway house facility for golfers.
Diners at The Eyrie restaurant, aptly named after the eagle’s nest, are able to enjoy the views of the canyon from their seat on the deck or at the fireplace. The boutique-style restaurant boasts uber modern contemporary decor and natural elements and is complemented by a trendy menu offering delicious dishes such as zucchini chips, wasabi-covered calamari, blue cheese-topped gourmet burgers or glazed pork-topped pizzas as well as a children’s play room and maze-styled herb garden. Golf is at the heart of the service offering and, unlike the parkland courses of North-West Johannesburg, the recently re-classified Eagle Canyon Golf Links 18-hole course offers players a distinctive and unique golfing experience with all the amenities they could possibly require. This includes state-of-the-art changing rooms and the recently renovated pro shop with a club fitting studio that sports a flight scope.
New buyers can choose from a range of versatile properties, including seven sectional title complexes, each with its own bodies corporate that reports directly to the Homeowners Association, plus approximately 800 free-standing homes.
The 3000-hectare estate is protected by sound security measures, a zero tolerance position from the HOA and a proactive risk portfolio. Robust armed patrols in and outside the estate and infrared cameras all over the estate affording the control room a bird’s eye view of every corner gives residents peace of mind, whilst electrified perimeter fencing and swipe cards for residents, with fingerprint and facial recognition access soon to be implemented, complete the fully secure offering.
Unique to the estate, a double boom system ensures that homes are only reached by pre-cleared visitors and additional booms and guard houses at each traffic circle require visitors to re-enter a pre-cleared code to gain entry to the homes and controls visitors using the public areas such as the clubhouse.
A formidable HOA team successfully manages the residential community and ensures the lifestyle options are of the best quality. The estate was one of the founding members of the Association of Residential Communities (ARC) and is often used as an example of best practise for others in the industry. In addition to the various anniversary celebrations that have recently been held, the HOA holds regular events throughout the year to engage with residents and further strengthen neighbourly relations.
The wider community and environment is a key concern for the HOA, which regularly contributes to chosen charities and makes every effort to recycle. A number of sustainable options are implemented, such as designated recycling areas from Skip Waste and a very interesting Bokashi Bran composting system that feeds both the golf course and communal gardens, saving running costs, whilst a silencer for the estate management’s generator limits sound pollution during load shedding.
The estate management is particularly excited to be able to offer new fibre-to-the-home technology offering anytime connectivity via Vodacom, which will be going live across the estate in the next few months.
For over a decade, Eagle Canyon Golhas consistently found itself in the list of top 10 South African suburban investment destinations, and it is very easy to see why. Offering doorstep convenience, outstanding security and exceptional facilities, this is an estate that is definitely an industry leader, outperforming its competitors and retaining its indisputable reputation and appeal.
Eagle Canyon Golf Estate is a residential golf estate in Honeydew which offers the discerning investor the superb combination of a relaxed secure lifestyle and a top-class 18 hole championship golf course.