Silver Lakes Golf and Wildlife Estate1st Sep 2019
Silver Lakes Golf and Wildlife Estate epitomises idyllic and peaceful estate living. The estate has been developed around a world-class Peter Matkovich signature golf course and a game reserve that offers spectacular views of the lakes and tranquil surroundings.
As a formidable industry leader, the estate has successfully cultivated an outstanding reputation and true sense of belonging in the East of Pretoria, instinctively making it a premier piece of property for families wanting to embrace a wonderfully idyllic lifestyle, yet remain conveniently close to the capital.
As the first estate of its kind in Pretoria, Silver Lakes Golf and Wildlife Estate has stood the test of time for 26 years and continues to be appealing as a truly iconic residential area.
Silver Lakes by numbers
- 1,677 stands
- 6,000 residents
- 1,574 visitors per day
- 9 registered guesthouses
- 42,000 rounds of golf per year
- 12 different clubs affiliated to the Country Club
- 35,000 golf balls retrieved from the dams every year
Achievements in 2018
- Best of Pretoria awards – Best golf course in Pretoria
- Best of Pretoria awards – Best-kept secret in Pretoria: Silver Lakes Game Reserve (3rd place)
- Best of Pretoria awards – Best retirement village: Silver Lakes Retirement Village (3rd place)
- Best of Pretoria awards – Best venue for private functions: Silver Lakes Clubhouse (3rd place)
Living life to the fullest
The estate boasts a wide range of outstanding facilities. The popular colonial-style clubhouse offers spectacular views of the golf course and boasts a pro shop, halfway house café, intimate upstairs members’ bar, wine cellar, convenience store, banqueting facilities for weddings, birthdays and events, charming restaurants and a children’s play area to create a family-friendly environment.
Outdoor enthusiasts are well catered for. Over and above the magnificent golf course, there are tennis courts, squash courts, a small sports field, a beach volleyball area, and a communal swimming pool. The estate also has an active fishing club, and members regularly drop a line in the stunning lakes in the estate – catch and release, of course.
And even non-anglers enjoy the dams – especially at sunrise and sunset when the resident wildlife, including sable antelope, kudu, nyala, impala, springbok, blesbok, reedbuck, steenbok and duiker, come down for a morning or evening drink. The tranquil surrounds of the estate offer meandering walkways, mountain-bike trails and communal parks to provide a stress-free escape from busy city life.
The estate captures luxury and comfortable family living. It optimises efficient planning and careful consideration to enhance residents’ estate living experience. In the same way that the estate provides a range of amenities, it offers a variety of home styles to suit your taste.
And it’s super-convenient. Ideally located close to shopping centres, schools and the N4 in the east of Pretoria, it’s an easy commute. But if you don’t fancy commuting, members may operate a business from their property, and even take advantage of the great conference facilities and restaurants.
The secure lifestyle at the estate is maintained by well-trained security staff, state-of-the-art technology, and 24-hour response teams to provide peace of mind for its residents.
A visit to Silver Lakes promises to be a truly unique and memorable experience for residents and visitors alike, with the added comfort of knowing that you are in one of the most secure residential estates in the country.
Shift in management focus over the last year
- Management’s focus has shifted to prioritise:
- improvement of service delivery
- value-add services for members
- opportunities to get members involved, and to feel part of the family
- Provision is made for members to operate a business from their property.
Various additional clubs have been established in the Silver Lakes Country Club to cater for the interests of a broader demographic. The annual Spring Festival is a definite highlight. There’s lots of entertainment, including South Africa’s biggest bring-and-braai – almost 600 members attended in 2018.