In a flagging property market, lifestyle estates appear to be one of the only areas that continue to pique investors’ interest. Small wonder, then, that there’s enormous pressure to differentiate. Few have managed to do this as well as Steyn City.
This is thanks largely to the developers’ insistence that all infrastructure should be ready even before the development was launched to market. This meant that purchasers were able to see what, exactly, they were buying into. Consequently, Steyn City investors knew from the outset the calibre of the facilities on offer ‒ a far cry from buying into a dream that simply doesn’t live up to the developer’s promise.
Any worthy lifestyle estate offers residents a wide range of amenities: Steyn City is no different.
Take the Nicklaus-design championship golf course, for example, which is fast becoming one of the most sought after in Johannesburg. The nineteenth hole is undeniably one of the highlights of the course. This is hardly surprising, considering the Clubhouse has won numerous international awards for excellence in design. The Clubhouse is also home to the superb XIX (Nineteen) Restaurant, managed by one of the bastions of the South African food scene, the Saxon. Guests are treated to dishes prepared with exquisite care, as well as exciting themed evenings (such as wine pairings) – but the lifestyle resort has also provided a deli option for those seeking a quick bite.
While the golf course has, of course, attracted strong interest from golfing enthusiasts, Steyn City Parkland Residence also appeals to the horse set, thanks to its world class Equestrian Centre. Boasting several innovative features, which ensure that horses receive the best possible care, the centre is managed by a former Springbok showjumper, Johan Lötter. It is also serviced by a fully-equipped Clubhouse, offering residents a place to unwind with a beverage or hot dish from the new Italian eatery after a ride along one of the lifestyle resort’s many horse trails.
One of the most exciting developments to take shape at the estate is the establishment of Steyn City Schools. This offering completes the developers’ objective of providing a complete lifestyle ‒ a city within a city ‒ as residents’ children can receive an outstanding education without having to venture beyond the lifestyle resort. Scheduled to begin classes next year, the campus caters to all levels of education, from Early Childhood Development to college, and boasts a faculty headed by one of South Africa’s most highly regarded educators.
Completing the offering is the Steyn City Commercial Park. This project has been keenly awaited, particularly as there is a marked shortage of AAA Grade office space in the area. With the recent road upgrades facilitating quick and easy travel between Gauteng’s northern city nodes, the commercial park will be ideal for businesses seeking a central location. Developers are planning to break ground within the next two months.
Next on the list is the launch of the City Centre which will provide yet another venue within the lifestyle resort for recreation, including retail and dining as well as a residential offering.
In the more immediate future, Steyn City welcomes two new residential developments. The first of these, 65 on Park, is ideal for property purchasers seeking a convenient lock-up-and-go cluster option, and is showcased to great effect through the purpose-built show house which may be viewed throughout the week.
Added to this, Steyn City’s complement of apartments will be expanded with the addition of 105 new units, which will break ground within the next two months – an excellent choice for those wishing to enter this dynamic development, which is so rapidly gaining acclaim.