Blog - Silver Lakes Golf Estate

Natural Wonders at Silver Lakes This description in fun was found in said story of yesterday. Quite unexpectedly and due to a multitude of factors, not least of which was the fact that our Garmin decided to develop an attitude, we found ourselves driving down the roads that flow through the Pretoria east region, passing the very enclosures about which I write – and it needs to be said that even from the distance of the roadside, the security at Silver Lakes was palpable; it is no wonder that they invite such fearlessness within their residents. The area was stunning. Having just experienced several hours of overnight rainfall, the land was awash with the greens, reds and browns that have come to be associated with the southern African topography. Grasslands overflowing with new growth, the air abuzz with birdlife and the sun peaking between the clouds as though hinting at the heat that was to come (and come it did, the middle of the day saw rays from above pounding mercilessly upon the earth). It was truly a spectacular site to behold.
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Nightlife at Silver Lakes Tiger Tiger does not, however, stand unrivalled in its capacity to astound and amaze all those who seek that night to remember. Standing at the opposite side of the field of battle is not one, not two, but three of the east’s trendiest (wow I never thought I’d use that word, how times have changed – it’s up there with “vibe”, and “kale”) places to be seen when dressing to the nines for a night out on the town. I speak of course, of TY’s, Cubana, and News Café, and the distance between their names on this page is comparable to their proximity should you be standing at any entrance – sort of like the amenities at Silver Lakes on a micro-scale. No doubt greatness breads greatness when it comes to the east, and in a continued effort to constantly raise the bar in club-life entertainment, each of these three tributes to after-dark activities does the utmost to outdo not only each other, but you’d swear every other sector in the country, such is their dedication to those looking for a way to kick back, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds provided.
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Sterling Silver at Silver Lakes To your left, the source of the sounds of water. A lake, its surface that of glass, unbroken, clear, transparent as far down as the sun’s rays will reach. Yet to your right, something seemingly out of place in this oasis…houses. But how could it be that in the midst of all that thrives in natural beauty, there are houses? Is it at all possible that people actually call this haven, dare you think it, home? For never in all your days, not once throughout your travels have you encountered mortal existence so close to place that speaks of eternity, such is it’s resemblance to the paradise of the pearly gates. Yet there they stand, their marble walls shimmering across time and space to reach your eyes, to dazzle them with the spectacular architecture that has seen these properties of Silver Lakes become known as some of the most painstakingly thought-out, most beautiful constructed in all of the capital. It cannot be that these marvels of modern engineering and architecture find refuge within the walls of this great enclosure. Yet, somehow, they do.
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Security at Silver Lakes The physical fortifications of the enclosure are instantly visible, their mere presence a deterrent to those who wish to try their ill-fated luck in gaining unwarranted access. For who but a mad-man would attempt to scale the large walls, in reaching their summit to find their path blocked by wires sizzling with electricity? And if they did manage to bypass the kilometres of electrical fencing that runs the perimeter of the enclosure, there are no blind spots when it comes to the motion sensors that litter the ground, their keen sixth sense alerted by movements, great and small alike.
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Amenities at Silver Lakes Menlyn Shopping Centre – or as we probably all knew it as children, the “Circus Tent” (ah, youth). Perhaps aptly conceived though, for I have nothing but fond memories attached to the place. For starters, it’s so well situated, arterials vehicle route on either side, that it would take an effort to not get there as quickly as possible, this description not yet paying homage to the 4 different entrances that allow for great ease of access to the hundreds of stores that await. Indeed I have many friends within the properties of Silver Woods Estate that look for any excuse to hang out at the most, in their words, “hip and happening mall” in all of the Pretoria…it’s actually getting a bit annoying, I should probably cut them loose…you know, after we hang out at Menlyn Retail.
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Golf at Silver Lakes Anyone that has ever played golf will tell you that it is whole-fully indescribable. One cannot put into words the feeling derived from the perfect stroke, the perfect ball, the onto-the-green, hole-in-one shot.
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Silver Lakes Schools Education – quite possibly the most fundamental building block of modern day society, indeed civilisation. Archimedes and Einstein, Nicherin and Newton, all of our greatest achievements to date stem from humankinds inherent curiosity of the world we live in. From the Late Stone Age to the Early Iron Age, from the kilns of the Medieval to the factories of the Industrial Revolution, from the skyscrapers of our mega cities to the minds that continue to question within them – engineers, architects, anthropologists, philosophers, Jobs and Gates – all of us have an unquenchable thirst to know, to learn, to better understand so we may better construct our environment through concepts both physical and abstract.
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