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Home exchange in,South Africa,Pretoria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,South Africa,Pretoria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,South Africa,Pretoria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,South Africa,Pretoria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,South Africa,Pretoria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,South Africa,Pretoria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,South Africa,Pretoria,House photos, home images
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The 2nd Bedroom & Music Lounge walks out on this
Home exchange in,South Africa,Pretoria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,South Africa,Pretoria,House photos, home images
Home exchange in,South Africa,Pretoria,House photos, home images
  • Sleeping capacity7
  • Bedrooms4
  • Bathrooms4

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

We are looking for a home exchange in ...

Open to all dates and destinations

Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

A luxurious yet comfortable home nestled between big trees in a peaceful cul-de-sac. The house is located in the prestigious Eastern suburbs of Pretoria (housing Universities, Embassies, etc) in a safe private security estate. The house has high-end finishes and all modern conveniences.

Type

House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony / Deck
  • Cleaning service available
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Security / Doorman
  • Extensive Grounds
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Furnished with Antiques
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Garage
  • Jacuzzi
  • Electronics Docking Station
  • Parking included
  • Sauna
  • Private Pool
  • Terrace / Patio

Entertainment

  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom

Extras

  • Use of bicycle(s)
  • Use of second home

Setting

  • Suburban

Neighbourhood

Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

We live in a well managed and safe private security estate with 24/7 access control by friendly guards: The Meadows Estate. The estate is in character like a small town: people walk their dogs in the evenings, neighbours know and greet each other and children play in the streets. There is a 30km/hr speed limit inside the estate for cars; people walking/jogging and children playing have right of way, making it a joyful community. Inside the estate there is no high walls or impersonal electrcal fencing, the gardens spill onto the sidewalks - it is green and beautiful. There is a communal clubhouse with a swimming pool were socials are arranged by the homeowners association. The estate is located in the suburb Moreleta Park, which is one of the prestigious suburbs in the East of Pretoria, in the same general area as universities, embassies, theatres, golf courses, nature trails, mountain bike trails, private hospitals, luxury shopping centres and even nature reserves.

Outdoor Activities

  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Public Swimming Pool

Leisure

  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Gym / Health Club
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Car Necessary

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Corner Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket

Attractions

Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

For golfers or people just wanting to take in the magnificent views over the golf courses from a clubhouse; Wingate Park Country Club is a 5 minutes drive away (www.wingateparkcountryclub.co.za) and Woodhill Country Club (www.woodhillestate.co.za) is a 10 minutes drive away.

In Africa the wildlife is supreme: Rietvlei Nature Reserve is only 7 minutes drive away from home - on our doodstep. In close proximity is also Moreleta Kloof Nature Area and Pierre van Ryneveld Nature Area. Parkview Shopping Centre (8 minutes drive) has a view over the Moreleta Kloof - pick a restaurant and watch nature in comfort.

Being in the Capital City, there is arts, culture and heritage abound: the Erasmus Castle is a 15 minutes drive away and the Union Buildings is a 20 minutes drive away. There are various tourist websites showing off all the city has to offer - have a look at www.tshwane.gov.za. September/October is a beautiful time, with the whole city painted purple with thousands of Jacaranda trees in bloom. If you want a huge retail experience: Menlyn Mall (http://www.menlynpark.co.za/) is 17 minutes away.

Our neighborhood shopping is done at The Village, Moreleta (www.villageshopping.co.za) which is walking or bicycle ride distance: 2 minutes by car. It has a Woolworths Food store, which is recommended for high quality ingredients and ready made meals, including breads. There is a Clicks pharmacy in the same centre as well as a Checkers supermarket - which stocks about anything you could need. It has a Planet Fitness gym too.

Pretoria is renowned in the world of academia with several universities and colleges; the crown jewels being University of Pretoria and UNISA. Both are about 20 minutes drive away. Except for Washington DC; Pretoria has the highest number of foreign representation in the world: 120 Embassies and High Commissions. Be prepared to hear all mainstream international languages spoken by patrons at restaurants, shops, parks, etc. adding true cosmopolitan flavour to Pretoria.

Our favourite restaurants


Cafés & bars


Special places to shop


Walks or jogging paths


Health or fitness clubs


Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

No smoking inside the house or near open windows/doors.
We expect our house to be tidy and clean on our return, the way we left it.
We do not want noise or nuisance complaints from our neighbours - we will know it immediately, all have our mobile numbers.
All residents are bound by the estate community conduct rules which I will share: entails security measures, good neighbourly conduct, etc.
I will have to enroll your access (fingerprints) with the Board of Directors before departing self, access to the estate is given to visitors via smartphone app and fingerprint scanners (it is for your own safety).
We are house proud and have no real children play areas - except in the driveway and street (it is safe there - children have right of way + speed limit of 30km/h enforced). Children under 12 years old would be difficult to accommodate, I think? Willing to discuss though. There is several neighbours with children under 12 which could be playmates.
We have a Maine Coon cat and a Yorkie and a Schnauzer cross small breed doggies. The dogs might except a visiting small breed playmate, madam cat won’t except any other cat near her domain. We do not require pet care, only pet love. The pets are not used to small children. Fudge loves playing with the kids in the street, Nougat and Ruby not.
The garden has automated irrigation, watering is not required.
A car would be required to get around in the city (public transport limited) - hence I am willing to include a vehicle in the exchange; subject to proper international licences being in place, driver older than 25, etc. There is always Uber to use too.

Conditions

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant Care Not Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange

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