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The river life awaits at Heron Banks

By Heron Banks

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The river life awaits at Heron Banks

By Heron Banks

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3 min read

Waking up to an adventure every day. This is what you can expect from the Heron Banks Golf and River Estate situated on the tranquil banks of the Vaal River.


Accurately defined as ‘the river life’ by residents of Heron Banks, this lifestyle is a real escape from the humdrum of the city. Only a 45-minute drive from Johannesburg, this eco-friendly estate is filled with a sense of wonder. It’s where afternoon strolls begin at your doorstep, and you have a breathtaking 18-hole golf course in your back yard.


Being positioned on the Vaal River, Heron Banks allows for a wide variety of water activities, and the soothing sound of naturally flowing water is always within earshot. There’s fishing at sunrise or a good old-fashioned braai at sunset. For the water-sports enthusiast seeking the thrill of making waves, there’s ease of access to your playground, with jetties and boathouses located throughout the estate.


The river life brings nature to your doorstep while walking paths help you to explore the estate. It’s a birder’s paradise, with numerous species nesting in the wetlands, and there are also springbok and impalas grazing around the estate. It’s the kind of environment where children get to explore beyond the living room, and discover all the natural wonders of Heron Banks.

The Danie Obermeyer–designed golf course tees off with spectacular views, and incorporates the wetlands alongside the riverbank, giving it a distinct links-style character. A driving range and chip-and-putt areas help to make the experience more accessible, and even more enjoyable. There are plans in place for a brand-new 2,050-square-metre clubhouse that will include a restaurant and a pro shop for all your golfing needs. With a highly active golf club of over 500 members, regular golf days and a host of tournaments including the Ladies Free State Open and Senior Tour Pro-Am, there will always be opportunities to test your skills.


Activities at Heron Banks extend far beyond just golf and water sports. Join a crowd and enjoy the wide-open spaces of estate living at one of the many organised parkruns, or take to the BMX trails for your daily exercise. Children can be children in the safety of the play facilities provided by the estate, or you can take the entire family to the popular Sienna Fair on weekends. Heron Banks also plays host to the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race in which pigeon fanciers (including Britain’s ruling monarch) from all around the world compete in this prestigious annual event.

The estate boasts 24-hour security with a perimeter fence, strict access control and internal patrols throughout the day. Furthermore, a dedicated on-site estate management team takes care of day-to-day issues and maintenance.


Even with the estate seemingly tucked away in the middle of nowhere, there are many top local amenities in close proximity. For residents with children there are numerous schools in the area, the closest being Vaal Park Primary School, Laerskool Emfulenipark and Vaalpark Articon Secondary School. The Vaal Mall is close by for all shopping needs, and for those feeling lucky, there is the Emerald Casino, which offers everything from a vast array of entertainment for kids to gambling.

The developer behind Heron Banks is Craft Homes, a residential developer specialising in quality homes ranging from modern bachelor apartments to luxury, family-sized homes.


If you’re ready to experience the river life at Heron Banks, contact Craft Homes on 0860 027 238 or at Alternatively, if you are interested in viewing the estate and its facilities, visit the Heron Banks Golf and River Estate sales office at Minnaar Street, Vaalpark.

On show daily, by appointment.

Escape to the river life at Heron Banks with prime full-title stands from only R660,000.

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  • Thandi
    Posted at 06:47h, 22 Feb Reply

    I’m interested to see the place I can come end of march please send more info and pictures esp prices

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