Chas Everitt - Property in Pretoria Moot
Pretoria is an elegant, quiet city, which is a perfect contrast with Johannesburg, its more frantic neighbor, which is only half an hour away.
Pretoria is South Africa's administrative capital and offers real estate and property investors an assortment of real estate and properties to choose from. These properties range from flats, apartments, townhouses and homes in security villages and complexes to spacious homes and grand ambassadorial residences.
Pretoria is affectionately known as the Jacaranda City. This is because of all the purple blossom adorned Jacaranda trees. It became known as the 'city of roses' shortly after its establishment because its climate encouraged the growth of rambler roses. The roses covered hedges and gardens all around the city. J.D. Cilliers, an avid gardener and resident, imported Jacaranda trees in 1888 from Rio de Janeiro to plant in his Myrtle Grove garden. These trees flourished and as a result the city became known as the 'Jacaranda City', with about 50 000 Jacarandas lining its streets.
Two universities, namely the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa, can be found in Pretoria. The University of Pretoria was established as an Afrikaans medium institution and also resulted in the South African School of Mines and Technology and the Transvaal University College. The University of South Africa is a non-residential institution which is also the largest institution offering tertiary education in Southern Africa. It offers instruction through correspondence, tutorials and winter schools and is situated just outside Pretoria.
The area referred to as Pretoria Moot is situated to the North East of Pretoria and covers the suburbs of Waverley, Kilnerpark, Queenswood, Villieria, Rietfontein, Moregloed, Wonderboom, South, Gezina, Riviera, Rietondale, Deernes, Colbyn, Montanapark, Montana, Doornpoort, Sinoville, Annlin, Wonderboom, Magalieskruin, Mountain View, Claremont, Capitalpark, Booysens, Eloffsdal, Les Marais and Mayville.
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