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Mooikloof Equestrian Estate: Premier Living at Its Finest

For those seeking exclusive, upmarket living, the Mooikloof Equestrian Estate in Pretoria East stands unparalleled. Our prestigious Estate offers a diverse array of residences, each with its unique charm. Whether you desire a bushveld escape, the tranquillity of country living, or top-notch equestrian facilities, the Mooikloof Equestrian Estate caters to every lifestyle.

The Mooikloof Equestrian Estate boasts a variety of home options, making it easy to find your perfect place. From first-time homeowners and young families to retirees, residents share a common pursuit of world-class living. The Estate offers expansive smallholdings and farm-styled homes, allowing residents to indulge in subsistence agriculture. Residents of the Mooikloof Equestrian Estate enjoy the benefits of subsistence agriculture, cultivating crops to fulfill their own needs on smallholdings. The Estate permits the installation of boreholes, ensuring reliable access to water for homesteading. Additionally, residents can keep a maximum of six large animals, ten small animals, and twenty poultry on their properties, enabling a sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle.

Nestled amidst the hills and valleys of the Bronberg extension of the Magaliesberg mountain range, Mooikloof—meaning “pretty gorge” in Afrikaans—lives up to its name with stunning natural vistas. Developed in the early 1990s, the Mooikloof Equestrian Estate is the largest in the area and is celebrated as one of South Africa’s top Equestrian Estates.


Rich History of Horse Racing in South Africa

Horse racing has a deeply rooted history in South Africa, dating back to the late 18th century. The first recorded race club meeting took place in 1802, and since then, the sport has grown significantly in popularity and infrastructure. The sport is governed by the National Horse Racing Authority and supported by major entities such as Phumelela Gaming and Leisure Limited and Gold Circle, which manage various regional races and events.

Notable races in South Africa include The Summer Cup in Johannesburg, The J&B Met in Cape Town, and The Vodacom July in Durban. These events not only draw significant local interest but also attract international attention, showcasing the prowess of South African thoroughbreds on the global stage.


The Mooikloof Equestrian Estate and Horse Legacy

The Mooikloof Equestrian Estate honours this rich heritage by naming its streets after famous South African racehorses. This unique homage reflects the Estate’s deep connection to the equestrian tradition and the legacy of these magnificent animals. Here are some fun facts about a few of the horses after which the Estate’s streets are named:

Numeral (1964): Known for his impressive 129.8-second win, Numeral made a significant mark in South African racing during the mid-1960s.

King Willow (1965): This horse achieved a notable 130.4-second win as a three-year-old, highlighting his potential and prowess on the racetrack.

Sea Cottage (1967): One of the most celebrated horses, Sea Cottage had a stellar record with a 130.4-second win and is remembered for his incredible performances, including overcoming a gunshot wound to continue racing.

Politician (1978): With a rating of 136.4-second win, Politician dominated the racing scene in the late 1970s and is often celebrated for his consistency and strength.

Devon Air (1984): As a five-year-old mare with a 135.4-second win, Devon Air showcased the potential and excellence of female racehorses in South Africa.

Bush Telegraph (1987): With a 133.5-second win, this horse was known for his exceptional speed and agility, marking him as a standout in the late 1980s.

Royal Chalice (1988): Achieving a 134.6-second win as a three-year-old, Royal Chalice remains a notable name in South African horse racing history.


Proximity to Key Locations

The Mooikloof Equestrian Estate residents enjoy convenient access to key points. O.R. Tambo International Airport is just 47.7 km away, and Lanseria International Airport is 59.9 km away. The estate is also close to economic and tourist hubs: Pretoria (21.2 km), Centurion (31.6 km), and Midrand (39.9 km).


Ideal Climate for Outdoor Living

The mild climate of the Mooikloof area ensures that residents can enjoy a range of outdoor activities year-round. Summers bring warm temperatures in the high 20s, while winters are perfect for cozying up indoors with temperatures occasionally dropping to single digits.


Educational Excellence

Families in the Mooikloof Equestrian Estate have access to a selection of prestigious schools. Nearby primary schools include Presda Primary School, Bronberg Akademie, Laerskool Garsfontein, and Morning Star Montessori. High school options include Hoërskool Garsfontein, Maragon Mooikloof, Curro Woodhill College, Reddford House The Hills, American International School of Pretoria, Doxa Deo East School College, and Tomorrow’s People College.


Comprehensive Healthcare

Healthcare facilities near the Mooikloof Equestrian Estate are exceptional. The Netcare Pretoria East Hospital, a modern 358-bed facility, is renowned for its skilled specialists and professional nursing staff. Other medical centers include Faerie Glen Eye Institute, Intercare Woodhill, Mediclinic Kloof, and Spinal Orthopaedic Hospital. For pet care, Akira Animal Hospital and Mooikloof Companion Animal Centre are available.


Shopping and Dining Delights

The Mooikloof Equestrian Estate residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping and dining. The closest centres include Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Complex and Mooikloof Village. Other nearby retail hubs include Faerie Glen Shopping Centre, Glen Village Shopping Centre, Hazeldean Square, Menlyn Shopping Centre, Castle Gate Shopping Centre and more. Dining options are diverse, with eateries like Pizza Perfect, Carlita’s Restaurant, VeeMax African Cuisine, Kung Fu Kitchen, Rafters Pub & Restaurant, and The Social Grill.


Special Attractions and Activities

The Mooikloof area offers a plethora of activities and attractions:

  • BusStop7: An open-air market with over 150 stalls selling organic produce, baked goods, art, jewellery, and more.
  • Monte de Dios: A stunning venue for conferences, weddings, and events.
  • Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve: Home to various small game species and bird species.
  • The Collection: A unique venue featuring shops, a restaurant, and displays of old trains and cars.
  • Woodhill Country Club: An 18-hole championship golf course with world-class facilities.


Unparalleled Lifestyle and Security

The Mooikloof Equestrian Estate offers a secure, serene, and luxurious lifestyle. With large stands providing privacy and space, residents enjoy a piece of paradise amidst suburbia. The Estate features a dam, horse trails, and cycling and walking paths. Security is a top priority, with 24/7 access control, security patrols, and advanced systems ensuring peace of mind