Walkerville at a glance
Country vibes meet close proximity to Johannesburg in Walkerville, which offers its residents the perfect blend of peace, tranquillity and convenience. It is an area characterised by farms and a multitude of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Over and above this, Walkerville is a place that's home to a vibrant and close-knot community. Hikers, nature enthusiasts and those who enjoy that good old-fashioned sense of community will not find a better place to call home.
A brief history of the area
There is vast archaeological evidence in the area to suggest that people have been calling the Walkerville area home for hundreds or even thousands of years. The area became "settled" in the modern sense around the time of Johannesburg's gold rush. Hendrik Greyling was one of the early settlers in the Walkerville area, and tracts of land in this area are still owned by his descendants. Back in the 19th century, the Walkerville area was characterised by huge farms, and the farming spirit can still be felt in the community today.
Being situated on South Africa's highveld, Walkerville enjoys relatively warm summers during which the area gets most of its rainfall. An average day between the months of October and March can reach a high of 26°C, while the average maximum temperature on a winter's day is between 17°C and 20°C.
Schools in the area
Primary schools in Walkerville include The IEA Elite Academic and Equestrian Academy and Aloe Ridge Primary School, amongst others.
High schools in the area include The IEA Elite, BESA Leadership Academy and Southview High School.
When it's time to think about tertiary education, the University of Johannesburg is approximately 32km from Walkerville.
Healthcare in the area
There is no shortage of healthcare options in and around Walkerville. The two closest hospitals are Lenmed Daxina Private Hospital and Netcare Mulbarton Hospital. In close proximity, you will find a range of excellent doctors, dentists, optometrists and other medical professionals.
When it's time to head to the shops in Walkerville, the quaint 84 on Main has many of your needs covered. Here you'll find a bakery, butchery and pharmacy, as well as gifts galore. There's also a Spar in town to meet all locals' and visitors' grocery needs.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
The driving distance from Walkerville to O R Tambo International Airport is just over 50km, while Lanseria International Airport is approximately 60km away. Johannesburg's CBD is about 30km away, while you will cover a distance of just over 40km to get from Walkerville to Sandton.
Johnny Walker Pub and Grill is a favourite amongst those who know and love Walkerville, as are The Country Kitchen and Deep South Pub and Grill. Despite it's small-town nature, Walkerville offers something to tantalise every taste bud.
What makes Walkerville unique?
Walkerville is the ideal place to go when it's time to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Here, you'll find a variety of country stores to explore and scenery so beautiful that you'll quickly forget that you are a mere stone's throw from Johannesburg. It's a place in which family values and good-old-fashioned country life are alive and well.
Make Walkerville your home. Let it be your story.
There's loads to love about Walkerville, which is a quiet area of Gauteng which feels far from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Seeff Walkerville has a wide variety of properties for sale in this area. Contact the team today and allow them to help you find your dream home.