The Seeff Featherbrooke office is located a mere three km from The Cradle of Humankind. The Cradle of Humankind is a paleoanthropological site about 40 km northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, in the Gauteng province. Declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999, the site currently occupies 47,000 hectares and contains a complex of limestone caves. Popular tourist sites in the area include the Sterkfontein Caves, Maropeng and the Wonder Cave.
The Maropeng Visitor Centre is an award-winning, world-class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years. Here visitors can see fossils, learn about how humankind was born, view stone tools that are up to one million years old and much more. This self-guided, interactive tour allows you to take all the time you need to ponder humanity's fascinating origin story.
The single-chamber Wonder Cave, which has been open to the public since 1991, is home to fossils of rodents, frogs, lizards and birds, and beautiful rock formations. If you have an appreciation for nature and geology then a visit to the Wonder Cave should definitely be one of your things to do in Gauteng. Features in the cave include rimstone pools, mushroom, straw and popcorn formations, "Madonnas", cave pearls, and stalactites and stalagmites up to 15m in height, most of which are still growing. The cave also has its own colony of bats.
The Cradle has many other attractions including Hotels, Day Spa's, Restaurants and the Crocodile Ramble and the Rhino and Lion Park. A big attraction is the many cycling trails and dedicated cycle lanes which have made the Cradle one of the biggest cycling attractions in Gauteng, catering to both on road and off road cyclists.
Lanseria Airport is located 15 minutes from Featherbrooke , the Sandton hub 30km and the heart of Pretoria 50 km away, giving the area a country lifestyle but still offering every possible amenity.
Residents to the area are spoiled for choice when it comes to entertainment. The Silverstar Casino and Entertainment complex is located 3 km away and offers a variety of restaurants, health Spa, gaming, movies, theatres and games. The Cradlestone Mall is on our doorstep and offers all major Banks, 160 shops and many more. There are also a number of smaller malls and shopping centres in the area. The recently constructed Pinehaven Netcare Private Hospital is four km away and offers the very latest in medical care.
There are also a number of government and private schools as well as many crèches located nearby. We are also host to Monash University, which is eight km away and has many different housing and student accommodation options. For the golfing enthusiasts, we have two golf courses within five km as well as many gyms and various sports clubs.
A big attraction to the area is the Walter Sisula Botanical Gardens. This Botanical Garden was founded in 1982, but has been a popular venue for outings since the 1800's. The Garden has been voted the best place to get back to nature in Gauteng for nine years in a row and is home to an abundance of wildlife with over 220 bird species recorded on site. There are also a number of reptiles and small mammals which occur naturally in the Nature Reserve.
Featherbrooke is made up of many different residential and commercial properties, catering for any housing need. There are many lifestyle residential estates and secure complexes as well as larger plots and small holdings on offer.
The most sought after lifestyle Estate is Featherbrooke Estate. This estate is located in a gated community nestled between the Crocodile River and the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. The Estate consists of 145 hectares of land including 21 hectares of parkland, walkways, ponds and playgrounds. There are 1030 full title stands on the Estate. Featherbrooke Estate has established itself as one of the premier Estates on the West Rand offering superb security and tranquillity. Featherbrooke estate also offers many activities and amenities on its doorstep.
Other popular lifestyle Estates includes Ruimsig Country Estate and Pinehaven Country Estate. The elderly are also well catered for with no less than three retirement villages in close proximity to the Cradle.