Your Residents’ Association
The Groenkloof Residents’ Association (GRA) exists to serve you and the entire Groenkloof community. Like you, we’re proud of our suburb and we love living here – it’s clean, green, family-friendly and safe.
By joining the GRA, you can help it stay that way – and contribute to making Groenkloof an even better place to live, work and play.
We’re determined to maintain Groenkloof’s status as one of the most sought-after suburbs in Pretoria – and the whole of Gauteng.
Your contribution to the GRA can help us create and maintain an inclusive, welcoming community and ensure the happiness and peace of mind of all Groenkloof residents.
Whether you’re new to Groenkloof or you’re a long-term resident, we would urge you to join the GRA if you haven’t already.
As your Residents’ Association, we’re working hard every day for our neighbours and our community. We all love the peaceful nature of our suburb and we are determined to keep it this way. We rely on community involvement, so please let us know if there are any new developments or businesses you want us to look into.
The Groenkloof Residents’ Association is dedicated to growing relationships, assisting residents with community needs, and helping to shape and improve everyone’s quality of life.
This is summed up in our powerful tagline: “My Neighbour… My Community”
WELCOME TO GROENKLOOF
In a word, Groenkloof is awesome! The location couldn’t be more convenient – close to the city centre, with Brooklyn Square and Menlyn Park shopping centres just a stone’s throw away. At the same time, it’s a quiet sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of Pretoria.
Groenkloof is renowned for its white jacaranda trees – along with Groenkloof’s parks and nature reserve, they contribute to an authentic sense of living in an urban forest. Groenkloof translates from Afrikaans as “green ravine” and that’s just what our suburb is – a leafy, wooded haven.
Putting Groenkloof on the map
Groenkloof lies between Koningin Wilhelmina Avenue to the East, George Storrar Avenue to the North and Fort Klapperkop to the South. Key roads within Groenkloof include Herbert Baker Street and van Wouw Street.
The main University of Pretoria (UP) campus is just 3km away, and there is easy access to the N14 freeway (via the N1) that links Pretoria and Johannesburg. UNISA and the Loftus Stadium are also close by. In addition, our suburb is less than 5km from both the Pretoria and Hatfield Gautrain stations, and is close to some of Pretoria’s best schools.
The Groenkloof Plaza shopping and convenience centre features 24 shops, including the popular Groenkloof Spar, Café 41, Pride of India and Fumo Restaurant. The Life Groenkloof Hospital is on our doorstep, and the suburb is also home to the Japanese and Korean embassies.
Today, Groenkloof is a highly desirable place to live due to its tranquil vibe and the efforts of the GRA to make the suburb safer and even more livable. That’s reflected in our rising property prices – Groenkloof is a great place to invest, in every sense. It’s a secure suburb where people watch out for each other and neighbours become friends.
Groenkloof has a genuine sense of community, and attracts a wonderful mix of families and residents. There’s nowhere else we’d rather live – and we’re sure you’ll feel the same.
BRIEF HISTORY OF GROENKLOOF
Groenkloof was developed after a decision by the Town Council in 1945, with the first stands being sold during 1951. Groenkloof’s streets are named after people who played key roles in the development of Pretoria, and well-known South African artists.
Groenkloof is also home to Fort Klapperkop, a military museum and provincial heritage site located on Klapperkop Hill. In May 1979, the SADF Memorial was unveiled at the fort in honour of members of the SADF who lost their lives serving their country. Learn more about the history of Groenkloof here: