Golf at Pecanwood Golf & Lifestyle Estate, occupies a unique niche in the region’s golf history as it is the first Jack Nicklaus signature layout in Africa.
The estate itself borders the gently undulating edge of the southern shoreline of the Hartbeespoort Dam in an area which is possibly one of the top five most visited destinations in South Africa.
The area’s attractions, in terms of regional tourism, can be attributed, to some extent, to its location which puts it on the edge of the Cradle of Humankind and within easy driving distance of two of Africa’s largest conurbations – Johannesburg and Pretoria.
However if you also put water, fishing and boating in front of a landlocked population and then add to the recipe a mix of restaurants, offering everything from sandwiches to a traditional full Sunday carvery, pubs, weekend markets and affordable Lodges and B&B’s, it is easy to see how the area, which offers the city visitors an easy to get to and relatively inexpensive day out at the weekend, has become so popular.
The cars which circulate around the dam from early morning to mid-afternoon on almost every weekend throughout the year show that this trend is, if anything, on the increase.
Lifestyle estates offer higher levels of amenities immediately to hand than are likely to be found in a traditional suburb, and in this respect Pecanwood is unashamedly an up-market residential lifestyle estate.
The estate’s residents and homeowners have a top class school, World class golf course, golf range, boat club, kilometres of good walking and cycling, country club with a gym, various sports’ clubs, a restaurant, meeting facilities, a spa and a pre-school facility.
All of these amenities are set within a leafy and secure environment with wonderful views of the Witwatersberg and Magaliesberg Mountains.
The arrival of almost all of the known branded retail outlets, in the adjacent shopping centres, puts in place all of the key facilities for a permanent residential solution.
Whether you they have just completed a round of golf, walked down to one of the lakes to see the Swans, or are sitting on the terrace at the Boat Club restaurant enjoying a quiet drink and an al fresco meal, while watching the sun set over the water and the Magaliesberg, any homeowner or resident can rightfully say that by whatever benchmarks you may choose to apply, they own a lifestyle property in one of South Africa’s most complete residential estates.
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