Looking at Woodlands, the greenery around it is evident. Hence the name of the suburb which apparently – according to Google Maps – qualifies as a suburb even though it consists only of Woodlands Lifestyle Estate.
The estate was established in 2000 by Atterbury Property. It was the first estate in South Africa to incorporate lifestyle trends of the time, including closeness to nature, health and fitness trends, high-level security and information technology. It was also first in offering ‘connected’ living, with each house having an internet connection that is managed by Woodlands IT. The whole estate is built around walkways and gardens, offering residents moreengagement with nature and opportunities to spend quality time outdoors.
Heat Grill Room and Wine Bar
Overlooking the greens of Woodhill Golf Course, the Heat Grill Room is situated in the Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Complex, catering to golfers and locals alike. At night, Pretoria’s glittery skyline bedazzles diners from this spacious restaurant while they enjoy unique dishes prepared from super-aged meats (as they put it) and speciality grills. Their menu boasts a variety of options, including servings from the sea, shellfish, combos and platters. They also offer an array of craft beers and gins to choose from, as well as a very extensive wine list.
31, Woodlands Boulevard Mall, Garstfontein Rd & De Villa Bois Street, Woodlands
If you’re really looking for the tranquillity and quiet that only nature can offer, Woodland Guest House in Woodlake Drive might just do the trick. With rather simple and inexpensive interiors, they let nature do the magic. It’s close to all the modern necessities, yet far from the city’s rush. The bonus is the resident bush babies you might encounter here, as well as the abundant birdlife.
Just around the corner from Woodlands Lifestyle Estate is The Collection, an assortment of small, interesting shops featuring antiques and collectables. It is also home to a local school, Today’s Achievers, and an on-site restaurant called Social Grill, which boasts live entertainment on Sundays. Kids can also look forward to train rides for entertainment.
People from Woodlands clearly also know how to rock and roll dining style. Try Wok n Roll, another restaurant situated in the Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Complex. They offer a range of contemporary Asian cuisine, focusing on diners that prefer authentic Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. Their main course meals are all wok cooked and they roll some of the best sushi in town. They even have a revolving sushi bar for diners on the go.
Surrounded by the Woodhill Golf Estate, the Kimiad Golf Course and Driving Range, Woodlands Boulevard, Netcare Pretoria East Hospital, Moreleta Park Church and Woodlands Boulevard Shopping Complex, Woodlands’ residents are sorted in most part. The Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve is also just a stone’s throw away