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21st Aug 2022

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Lion Pride: Home sweet home

With the bulk of Lion Pride buyers investing in property for the first time, the Cosmopolitan Projects and Central Developments team has made it easier than ever to put down roots in this vibrant lifestyle estate north of Johannesburg


“Many of our clients are first time buyers not familiar with the ins and outs of buying a house,” says Alda Erasmus, head of communications, Cosmopolitan Projects and Central Developments Property Group, “so we offer a one-stop service for our buyers.” From selecting a stand and floor-plan to organising bank financing and conveyancing, the team at Lion Pride assists and advises their clients every step of the way to ensure the easiest buying experience possible.


Buying ease

“Our strong sales administration and management systems developed over the last 25 years are a well-oiled machine,” says Erasmus. “We have excellent relationships with all the major banks and have highly experienced conveyancers and tried-and-tested project management systems ensuring we deliver the houses to our clients’ satisfaction. Our key strength is our hands-on approach from top management to the teams on the ground.”

So, what is the process? First, one of Lion Pride’s sales consultants will interview the prospective buyer and help them select the best option to suit their needs and budget, assisting with the necessary admin. The administrative team will arrange for financing and liaise with the conveyancing attorneys to transfer the property into the buyer’s name while the construction team builds the house. Once construction is complete, the estate manager will do quality checks and, once happy, will formally hand over the property to the clients who can move in as soon as the property is registered in their names.

Behind the doors

While the properties are affordable, they embrace the latest trends and make for a well-designed, comfortable life that makes the most of the house’s footprint. “Finding a freestanding, full-title home in an estate in the north of Johannesburg for under R1,8m is already impossible,” says Izaak Wolmarans, director of Central Developments. “We still spared no effort or expense to design superbly finished interiors including modern stylish kitchens with two-toned cupboards, islands and waterfall countertops, bathrooms with large showers, floating vanities and freestanding bathtubs, trendy interior built in cupboards, smooth skimmed wall finishes rounded off with shadow line cornices, exposed brick feature walls and down-lights throughout the houses.”

Buyers can choose between ten different freestanding floor-plans, each of which caters to a variety of needs. For buyers looking to buy into a lifestyle estate from R1,2m, there’s the beautifully designed three-bedroom, single-storey 80m² house. At the top end, there’s the 188m² four-bedroom, double-storey with a double garage, kitchen scullery, ultra-modern kitchen design including an infinity island, and amazing views from the main bedroom’s Juliet balcony. Another option is the comfortable 141m² three-bedroom, two bathroom, single storey house with a double garage that offers ample space for a lounge set and dining table next to the open-plan kitchen which wraps around the centre island breakfast nook.

Lastly, Lion Pride also offers a cleverly designed 127m² three bedroom, double-storey house with a laundry room separate from the kitchen, a patio that leads out to stunning views and a modern en-suite bathroom including a his-and-hers vanity and basin, at only R1,5m. Aside from the design finishes, all homes across the development are fibre ready. This enables residents to work from home, or children to study online – and with the current trend of work, education, recreation, and retail moving into the digital space, this is an essential must-have for property buyers.


Rental options

For those who are unable to buy or would prefer to rent, there are still opportunities to gain access to the Lion Pride lifestyle. There are free standing investor units ready to let from R9,000 too R13,500 per month. Also coming soon are the Lion Pride apartments, which are fully aimed at the rental market. Tenants can look forward too modern, stylish apartments in a professionally managed building with ultramodern security and lifestyle elements such as kids’ play areas, cafeteria, laundromat, and fibre internet connectivity.

See for yourself

Lion Pride

Cosmopolitan Projects team:

010 045 9099

Central Developments team:

063 292 9914


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