Waltloo at a glance
Waltloo is a highly industrialized area situated within the sprawling city of Pretoria. The area has a long history as Pretoria is one of the founding cities of the country. The area is not far from other prominent residential and commercial areas such as Mamelodi wihich is also home to one of the region's most popular football teams The Mamelodi Sundowns. Waltloo is also within close proximity to natural areas such as The Pretoria Botanical Gardens and the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa.
Waltloo is all about industry and the area is a hive of industrial activity and the main industrial node is situated on Waltloo Road itself. Many prominent industrial businesses have made the area their home including South African Breweries. Other famous industrial brands who have operations in and around Waltloo include the Ford Motor Company as well as Albany Bakery and Chamberlins Famous Hardware Store.
Industrial/Business Developments and Parks
Waltloo is full of business parks and industrial developments. Some of the more prominent business parks include the N4 Gateway Industrial Park and the Waltloo Industrial Park. The area is also the location of Premier Milling one of the country's largest milling operations.
Since Waltloo is situated within close proximity to the more affluent and prominent areas around Pretoria its benefits greatly from key infrastructure that the entire region is known for including, schools hospitals and other amenities such as public toilets and parks. Some of the more popular schools in the area include PS Fourie Primary School, Nantes Primary School, Laerskool Meyerspark Primary and Eersterust Secondary School. Some of the medical facilities in the area include the Waltloo Clinic, Netcare Unitas Hospital, Mediclinic Heart Hospital, Netcare Moot Hospital, Netcare Femina Hospital and the Intercare Sub-Acute Hospital. Some of the roads that connect the area include Waltloo Road, Alwyn Street and Petroleum. Two of the main highways that connect Waltloo with the rest of Pretoria and Johannesburg include the M14, R104.
Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)
Waltloo is situated roughly 56.4km from the OR Tambo International Airport and its believed to take roughly 38 minutes travel time depending. From the central business district of Johannesburg, it's said to take roughly just over an hour and is around 80km away. Waltloo is conveniently situated if one wants to reach the central business district of Pretoria and its said to be roughly 12.6km away.
Some of the more prominent shopping facilities in the area include the Waltloo Shopping Centre, Denlyn Shopping Mamelodi Centre, Flexible Packaging Convertors CC, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Brooklyn Mall and Denneboom Centre.
Waltloo is well situated and is located within close proximity to key transport links around the greater Pretoria area. The MetroRail service has various train stations around the perimeters of this area making it viable for employees to travel to work easily. The area is also serviced by the various bus services around Pretoria as well as the minivan taxi service which connects various suburban and rural areas around South Africa. There is no Gautrain station however if one was traveling from Johannesburg an option would be to take a Gautrain to the CBD of Pretoria and commute from there via various modes of transport.
Waltloo is a formidable industrial area for those wishing to make a keen investment in the greater Pretoria area. The fact that so many of the world's largest brands have made the area their home is a testament to this statement. Get in contact with an API Property Group broker today and start your next industrial operation out of this popular area for industry.