Custom build home close to Johannesburg and wild game reserve parks, ideal for safari trips!

Custom build home close to Johannesburg and wild game reserve parks, ideal for safari trips!

Mireille

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
4 baths

About our home

Custom build home with full-time housekeeper, private swimming pool, jacuzzi and patio in a secured estate close to Johannesburg and major malaria free wild game reserve parks.

The house has 4 bedrooms with en-suit bathrooms, private outdoor swimming pool with covered patio and dining set with 8 chairs, lounge set and weber gas BBQ.

The house has an open floor plan, with modern kitchen, modern and high end finishings all over the house. We have a relax sitting area with an open fireplace great for reading or just relaxing with a bit of wine and cheese, a tv-room with 42-inch plasma tv, and a big dining room with 8 chairs.

Furniture throughout the house is filled with Asian antiques and modern touches, gathered from our travels and living overseas.

Master bedroom has a queen size bed, walk-in closet bathroom with his and her's sink and a bath.

Second bedroom has also a queen size bed with en-suite bathroom with toilet and shower.

Third (children's room) with 2 single beds and en-suite bathroom with bath.

Then there is a play room with TV and VCR, which could also be used as a fourth bedroom with double mattrass and en-suite shower.

Very spacious build home with lots of beautiful details and the best of all, a full-time housekeeper that changes the bedlines and cleans after you. But you don't notice her, very private person who will not invade your privacy! Has her own little room at the back of the main house. Speaks well English and can help you with basic information about area.

Our house is situated on a secured golf estate just north of Johannesburg. The area is called Fourways and is one of the most sophisticated and modern areas of South Africa. The estate is called Dainfern and has a golf course, tennis court, club house with restaurant and bar for great entertaining without leaving the estate!

Just 5-10 minutes drive to the best rated restaurants and shopping malls of Joburg.

However situated just less than 2-3 hours drive and you are in the bush. The wild game reserves where you can see the big 5 up close. Like the malaria free Madikwe, Pilanesberg, Magaliesberg, Drakensberg. There are so many game reserves to visit in less than half a day drive, and you believe you are in a total different world. Where native African people still live without electricity and running water. Go back in time and visit these villages with different tribes like Ndebele, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho and Pedi just to name a few. These tribes have still their own language, traditions and festivals.

Our house is situated in the center where everything is happening, a 15 minute drive to the big city of Johannesburg, where you can visit one of the biggest townships Soweto. A culturale village like Lesedi is only 20 minute drive away. Zoo's, parks, waterparks, theatre, casino, movie theatre, bars, clubs, botanical gardens, bird park, and so much more to see and visit while you take a break from the biggest draw to South Africa which is the safari trips.

Our home is only a 5-6 hour drive to Kruger national park. Kruger is the largest game reserve in South Africa. It covers 18,989 square km (7,332 sq mi) and extends 350 km (217 mi) from north to south and 60 km (37 mi) from east to west.

All the Big Five game animals are found at Kruger National Park, which has more species of mammals than any other African Game Reserve (at 147 species). Just to name a few: Buffalos, Rhinos, Zebras, Cheetahs, Giraffes, Hippos, Lions, Leopards, Elephants and of course many other species, birds and flora that is unique to South Africa.

Condo Nast Traveler chose South Africa in 2006 as the country with the most beautiful scenery!

We are an executive expat family that travels and works around the world. We are mid 40's and have twin girls age 11. Originally from the Netherlands, but lived in several countries like Spain, Greece, Thailand, the USA and now in South Africa.

Work of husband gives us the opportunity to travel and live in all these countries while the mother stays at home with the girls, teaching some Fusion cooking classes and volenteer work on the side.

We take pride in our home, have no pets or don't smoke. We love to travel, experience new cultures, love photography, cooking, playing a round of golf, relaxing with a good book and enjoy the superb quality wines here from all over South Africa.

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More about us

  1. We are an expat family. Living every 4-6 years in a different country.

  2. Have 10 weeks off a year during June, July and half of August

  3. Travel the first weeks alone with my daughters, then my husband joins.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Kong, Frenzi, Ciao Baby Cucina & Yamazaki sushi in Cedar Square, just around the corner from us.
Cool bars
Cubana @ Cedar Square
Cozy cafés
Chocolat @ Cedar Square
Retail therapy
Cedar Square, Fourways & Sandton mall
Bit of culture
Apartheid museum
Walks in the park
Botanical garden
Spot of exercise
Virgin Active @ Cedar Square
Day tripping
day in the bush

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