Waterfall at a glance
Waterfall is a suburb in Midrand that is situated between Centurion and Woodmead. Lying just 30 minutes away (36 km) is Johannesburg’s city centre, with the O.R Tambo International Airport a breezy 23 minutes away. Waterfall is one of the fastest transforming suburbs in South Africa and this is evident in soaring investor confidence that can be seen in burgeoning residential, commercial, mixed-use and retail precincts.
The ultimate destination to “live, work and play,” can be located in Waterfall City, a mixed-use development in Midrand that extends to Modderfontein and Kayalami. Lying approximately 19-minutes (16.2 km) away from the Sandton CBD and developed by Attacq, it spans a grand total of 2200 hectares. Waterfall City can be seen as the catalyst for the next phase of urbanisation in Waterfall, defined by mixed-use developments and the integration of the latest technology including eco-friendly practices. The entire precinct comprises of an advanced fiber-optic network that sustains a fast internet connection and download/upload speeds. Located in Waterfall City are schools, crèches, hospitals and the largest single phase mall on the continent – The Mall of Africa.
The Mall of Africa
The Mall of Africa opened its doors to the public in April 2016 and was immediately popular among locals and tourists. Its innate allure can be found in the vast array of options available to the public which comprises of over 300 shops that span across 130 000 sqm of retail space. Putting aside its size, the mall has been designed like no other, with themed sections inspired by Africa’s geological features and iconic landscapes. Commonly referred to as a regional super-mall, it is not hard to see why. Home to both local and international brands Mall of Africa houses Zara, H&M, River Island, Mango Man and other exclusive stores such as Armani and Versace. This “super-mall” is not only ideal for adults but children of all ages as it is fully equipped with a premium cinema, which also offers an IMAX 3D theatre. International food brands such as Krispy Kreme’s and Starbucks can also be found here.
Families moving into Waterfall with children to consider have a variety of schools to choose from including:
• Reddam House
• Curro School
Reddam House is a relatively new school in Waterfall however it is internationally recognized as it has other schools located in Australia, the UK and Cape Town, as well as other areas of Johannesburg. The first phase opened in 2012, starting with 600 students and growing to 1000 the following year. The school is designed to accommodate 2000 students and certainly will with their extensive waiting lists. The school offers a kitchen and dining hall for the students, as well as other great facilities such as an astro-turf, rugby and hockey field, four tennis courts and netball courts and a cricket oval.
There is a 550 seater auditorium which is perfect for hosting plays and concerts. An Olympic swimming has been designed for accommodating both swimming and waterloo, so learners will be spoilt for choice when they attend this school. Reddam House is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school designed to inspire students to reach their maximum potential. This school truly is a great choice for your learners as they are likely to excel in this environment.
Curro School opened in January 2017 and is a well-established brand around Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. This school is co-educational and accepts children from grade R to grade 7. The higher grades will continue as the year’s progress. Curro offers advanced education, by incorporating technology into classrooms. They aim to not only better the education of their students, but also the educators themselves. Educators are sent to conferences and workshops, ensuring highly qualified teaching for the students. Curro has four educational pillars, which are based on Christian ethos and values, positive discipline, child friendliness and creative thinking.
Shopping malls in the area include:
• Waterfall Centre
• Waterfall Corner
Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or supper, Waterfall has a selection of cuisines available, some of which include:
• Life Grand Cafe
• The Raj
The main hospital in Waterfall is Netcare, situated on the corner of Magwa Crescent and Mac Mac Avenue in Midrand. This hospital offers excellent medical care with highly-skilled doctors, nurses, and technology to ensure patients are comfortable, happy and professionally taken care of. Netcare is the closest ICU facility on the M1 highway, making it highly accessible and convenient. The hospital is truly passionate about quality care for their patients and upholding the dignity of their patients.
This area is upmarket and the residential properties follow suit. Those interested in living in Waterfall can get in-touch with our specialised agents from Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realty. We have some premium homes on offer with a selection of choices to ensure that home buyers find a home suited to their preference. Properties range in price, starting from approximately R2 350 00 to R14 000 000. The higher priced homes offer larger plots of land, as many as 6 bedrooms, ample parking space and large interiors and exteriors. Most homes are modern as they are relatively new to the area. Also available in Waterfall is vacant land, making it rich in investment potential and the possibility of building a dream home is a reality.