Germiston falls under the Ekurhuleni municipality but it is a town in its own right. Germiston is an old well-established suburb with its suburbs. The mining of gold led to the town of Germiston being established. Industries have changed, and new manufacturing companies were established in newly formed industrial townships and this gave rise to new suburbs.
Klippoortje is one of the suburbs of Germiston that attracts buyers over a broad income spectrum. The property usage of the suburb consists of freehold homes, townhouses and apartment complexes. This gives one an idea of how broad the market is. The suburb falls in the middle-upper class income segment.
The architectural style of homes in the suburb is a good mixture of modern and classic conventional designs, and there are some period-style homes that will appeal to renovators.
According to buyers suburbs like Klippoortje are a good investment as you get the same type of property as you would in Bedfordview at a fraction of the cost, and you are still in a prime location.
Commercial property in the suburb is also highly sought after as it is a prime location with direct access to all the major roads and highways. Major industrial townships close to the suburb are Wadeville, Anderbolt, Roodekop, Delville and Germiston Industrial.
First-time buyers find good value in the apartments and townhouses as there is a high demand in this sector.
Numerous schools are servicing the suburb namely Rondebult Primary School, Sunward Park High School, Hoerskool Elspark and Laerskool Elspark.
Malls catering for retail needs and commercial entertainment are East Rand Mall, Mall@Carnival Shopping Centre and Lakeside Mall.
Major roads and highways connecting the suburb to other suburbs, commercial and industrial nodes are the R21 highway, Rondebult Road, Atlas Road and Van Dyk Road.