Turffontein was established somewhere in the 1800’s which would mean it was established during the gold rush that established the greater Johannesburg or PWV (Pretoria, Witwatersrand, Vereeniging) which is also validated by the Robinson Deep shaft outside Turffontein.
Turffontein is famous for the Turffontein Race Course which has hosted horse races since 1887 for thoroughbred race horses with high betting stakes in the races.
Turffontein, La Rochelle and Rosettenville are favored suburbs with the Portuguese community in the south of Johannesburg.
It is a well established suburb with a mixed use of apartment buildings, freehold homes commercial and retail hubs along with schools.
Turffontein or rather Rosettenville is host to the annual Lusito Land Portuguese Festival held at Pioneer Park in May.
Property values in Turffontein are varied depending on what it is you want to invest in with stable growth according to market trends.
Turffontein is quite unique in that the suburb has the “traditional” central point of a park which was part of the Garden City design philosophy of the earlier years where the idea was for families to spend time outdoors in public green spaces.
There are also ample schools catering for Turffontein community, including Horizon International High School, Jordao College, St Martin’s School, Highveld Primary School and Hoërskool Die Fakkel.
Malls in and around Turffontein are Columbine Square, The Glen Shopping Mall, SP Pavilion and Comaro Crossing.
With the mining industry that was established, there was a need for support engineering industries to services the mines thus industrial hubs were established which have diversified into diversified industries over time.
The industrial hubs around Turffontein include Village Deep, Booysens, City Deep, Glenesk and Electron.
Take a tour of the various properties in and around Turffontein via the MyRoof website.