Johannesburg has earned its name as the city of gold and, while the greenest urban jungle in the world has also earned its rightful place among the world’s leading sources of diamonds, there’s a new Diamond District in Johannesburg today.
The hustle and bustle of the greater Fourways area has attracted the broadest profile of local and international residents seeking an exceptional lifestyle, easy access to work, and shopping and entertainment right on their doorstep.
With this in mind, a broad spectrum of people, including young families, single professionals and expats, are flocking to the areas of Fourways, Midrand and Kyalami for a chance to live, work and play on one of South Africa’s fastest-growing urban areas.
The popular district known to Johannesburg residents as Fourways is one of South Africa’s fastest-growing commercial and residential hubs to the north of Johannesburg. Located on the outskirts of the city’s metropolitan area, Fourways encompasses the sought-after suburbs of Lonehill and Dainfern, and is bordered by Bryanston and Randburg.
Kyalami is the northern neighbour of Fourways, and is also highly popular with some stand-out features, including the world-famous Kyalami Race Track. In recent years, the area surrounding the circuit has developed into a beautiful residential and commercial suburb that offers high-end shopping, coffee shops and restaurants, alongside beautiful scenery and many smallholdings that are exceptionally popular with local horse riders.
Situated halfway between Centurion and Kyalami, the Midrand Municipality was first established at the dawn of the 80’s as an independent town between Johannesburg and Pretoria. With its landmark venue, Gallagher Estate, one of South Africa’s biggest conference and exhibition venues, Midrand has become a hub of activity for many of Johannesburg’s local and international visitors.
Johannesburg’s Diamond District, incorporating Fourways, Kyalami and Midrand, shows that Johannesburg’s sprawling development has resulted in a number of districts and communities where residents seek out communities where they can live, work and play.
In order to promote the best interests of the greater community, interaction between residents is of critical importance. With this in mind the Dainfern Community Association was formed, the association comprises of residents as well as non-residents of Dainfern, who have banded together to develop new improvement initiatives to the benefit of the entire community.
According to Dave Weyers, CEO of the Dainfern Golf and Country Estate, the Dainfern Community Association (DCA) is now comprised of some 14 independent entities that include the local shopping centres, office parks, Dainfern College and the residential estates themselves. The DCA is also in the process of pitching the concept to additional areas, including Cedar Road, Broadacres and Fourways.
Based on a shared vision to create a safe and secure community for residents alongside one of Johannesburg’s fastest-growing suburbs, Dainfern Golf and Residential Estate, located on the boundary of Fourways, is one of Johannesburg’s first gated communities. Since its formal establishment in 1992, Dainfern has seen accelerated growth and development, which now includes more than 1 200 individual homes within 14 unique villages.
Dainfern Valley is leading premier lifestyle estate that offers state-of-the-art security and an eco-friendly family lifestyle. This 17-hectare estate situated alongside the Jukskei River is considered to be one of the most prestigious estates in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs.
The 313 homesteads enjoy all the benefits of country living and a variety of amenities, including clubhouse and tennis courts, cricket nets, swimming pools, and children’s play areas. Residents also have direct access to the Dainfern College.
Widely marketed as a valuable investment opportunity for discerning buyers, Dainfern Ridge is a residential estate located next to the Dainfern Golf Estate, about 5km north of Montecasino and the Fourways retail node. Its entrance lies just across from Dainfern College, the private, co-educational primary and secondary school servicing the greater area.
This estate was the very first estate conceptualised and built in South Africa in 1983 and it has literally revolutionised the way we live today.In 1983, Angloprop, an affiliate of the Anglo American Company, built Fourways Gardens Estate on the northern outskirts of the City of Gold, Johannesburg. It is roughly as far as one can go in the city before metropolitan Johannesburg dissolves into rolling hills and game farms. Locals are spoiled for choice with the many centres, restaurants and the Monte Casino Resort with its array of entertainment options and activities available. A state-of-the -art hospital located within five minutes’ drive makes for peace of mind. For family field trips the easily accessible Cradle of Humankind and Hartebeespoort Dam are within thirty minutes driving distance. In fact, the river that runs through the Fourways Gardens Estate, which is a branch of the Jukskei River, runs all the way to Hartebeespoort Dam.
Provides a safe and secure setting that combines modern lifestyle luxuries with quality of life. With this concept in mind, Kyalami Estates was among the first gated communities with 24-hour security and access control to be established in Johannesburg.
In addition to the beautiful homesteads, the Estate offers easy access to a wide range of shopping, medical and educational facilities, while being enviably located central to Pretoria as well as Johannesburg’s East and Western suburbs, with Sandton and Centurion in between.
With the development of communities, comes investment, with investment comes infrastructure and so the District will continue to grow.
We are excited for the opportunity, infrastructure and development opportunities that the new Diamond District will bring. Can you think of any new developments coming up in the District? Keep us posted.