Waterkloof Ridge Lifestyle Centre

429 Cliff Avenue | Waterkloof Ridge | Pretoria  | 0181

Price on Application



Investment highlights

  • Neighbourhood retail centre with value-add potential

  • Strong catchment area

  • Convenient access and ample parking space

  • Diversified tenant mix appealing to wide variety of shoppers

  • First year’s forward NOI of approximately R4.3 million



The property is located on the corners of Ridgeview Road, Muskejaat Street and Cliff Avenue in the well-established residential suburb known as Waterkloof Ridge. Waterkloof Ridge is situated c.10km to the south-east of Pretoria's CBD. Cliff Avenue runs parallel to busy Solomon Mahlangu Drive (M10), a key arterial road, linking up to the R21 and Delmas Road.

The property benefits from a strong catchment area made up of middle to high-income households and is surrounded by prominent amenities including; several educational institutions (The Academy for Facility Management, Laerskool Elarduspark, Hoerskool Waterkloof, and Sol-Tech Monument Park Campus).


The property's total GLA measures 5,672 sqm and the centre is currently 76% occupied, dropping from 89% with the exit of Woolworths. The absence of a current anchor tenant provides an opportunity for a national retailer such as Checkers, Pick n Pay or Spar to take up this vacant space. Several factors drive the desirability of this centre, including a strategic suburban location, ease of accessibility via two dedicated entrances and exits, and ample parking space. Rental income at the centre has seen a slight reduction due to Covid-19 concessions and due to the absence of an anchor tenant; hence, the entrance of an anchor tenant would not increase the occupancy rate but also the centre's overall rental income and strengthen the general tenant mix.

The property is laid out in a U-shape. This shape is characteristic of a convenience, suburban retail centre. The centre enjoys two access points along Cliff Avenue or Ridgeview Road respectively. The entrances to the property open up to parking bays designed in an inner and outer ring. There is a separate delivery entrance servicing the eastern wing of the centre. The U-shaped layout allows for convenient walkways linked to all the retail units.

The centre emphasises outdoor shopping, with the popular restaurant, the Dros, utilising an outside seating area and a small playground for children. On the western side of the property are two separate buildings, tenanted by Ridge Mica Hardware and Eden Gardens attracting a unique set of shoppers. The tenant mix would benefit greatly from the addition of a strong anchor tenant.

With regards to building materials, the centre's roof is made with tiles, the superstructure is bricked, plastered and painted, the windows are made from aluminium, the floor coverings are tiles, and the wall finishes are plastered and painted.


Zoning and Title Deed Information

Erf: 1836 Waterkloof Ridge

Tenure: Freehold

Registered Owner: Government Employees Pension Fund

Title Deed Number: T122794/2006

Local Authority: City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

Extent: 1.6309 ha

Zoning: Special

Floor Area Ratio: 5,000 sqm / 8,200 sqm (61%)

Coverage: 50%

Height: 7m

Parking: As per scheme

Building Lines: In accordance with the approved site plan

Rentable Areas

Description  Number Area (sqm) Area (%)
Shop 25 5,462.96 97.13%
Outside seating 1 143.40 2.55%
ATM 2 18.00 0.32%
Total 29 5,624.36 100%



Competing retail centres

Competition  Distance from Waterkloof (km) Size (sqm)
Monument Park Shopping Centre 2.1 9,000
Waterkloof Rand Centre  2.1  4,000
Castle Walk Shopping Centre 3.5 7,392
Waterkloof Corner 5.7 6,374


Top Tenants by Area

Number Tenant Area occupied (sqm) Contribution (%)
1 Eden Gardens 912 16.1%
2 Ridge Mica 576 10.2%
3 The Dros 451 8.0%
4 Mimmo's Waterkloof 357 6.3%
5 Sherco 331 5.8%


Number Tenant Monthly Rental Income
1 Ridge Mica R66,907
2 The Dros R53,029
3 Eden Gardens R47,573
4 Castle Ridge Pharmacy R42,933
5 Specsavers R37,027



Net operating income


Period March 2022 - February 2023  
Gross income (ZAR) 11,482,188
Gross Expenses (ZAR) 7,133,287
Net Operating Income (ZAR) 4,348,901

A full breakdown of the projected NOI is available upon signature of an NDA, along with tenancy schedules, rent rolls and plans where available.

Value-Add Opportunities

There exists an opportunity for a strong anchor tenant to enter this retail centre and improve the current tenant mix to ultimately ensure that synergies can be maximized.

Sales process

Stage 1:

In this stage of the process interested parties are requested to submit a non-binding Letter of Interest / Intent (“LOI”) to the JLL Empact JV by no later than -

12h00 on Thursday 7 October 2021. Bids are to be submitted electronically to the email addresses of the agents provided herein in the template LOI format provided in the Downloads tab below. Please note that late electronic submissions will not be considered by the PIC.

To submit these LOIs the following Stage 1 property information is available under the Downloads tab:

A downloadable Information Memorandum (which is a summary of the information contained in this property information page);

  • A comprehensive Stage 1 Process Letter (setting out the two-stage Private Tender Process in greater detail);  
  • The Seller’s template / standard Letter of Intent / Interest (“LOI”);
  • The Sellers’ standard Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”). The NDA must be completed if the purchasers wants to view a detailed Tenancy Schedule (if applicable and available). 

Bidders will also be allowed to view the Property, provided 48 hours’ notice is given to the JLL Empact JV. 

To download any of these documents you’ll be required to register to become a subscriber to the South African Property Exchange (SAPX).

Stage 2:

Stage 1 LOIs / bids will be assessed by the Seller and thereafter a select number of bidders will be given permission to participate in Stage 2 of the process. In Stage 2, select bidders are given access to a comprehensive Stage 2 due diligence data room to conduct a more extensive due diligence exercise. FICA or KYC verification will be required and submission of binding offers will be done via the ClicktoPurchase functionality on SAPX or via the submission of PDF signed copy of an approved sale and purchase agreement directly to the agents. The agents will provide selected bidders with instructions that outlines how offers are to be submitted via ClicktoPurchase® or direct submission by providing select bidders with a detailed Stage 2 Process Letter.

In Stage 2 bidders have up to 6 weeks to conduct their DD and submit final binding offers.

Bids will be accessed on four main criteria:

  • Price
  • Ability to perform / track record
  • Conditionality (i.e. speed of performance)
  • Timing of electronic submission of offer.


The Seller has been registered for VAT (Value Added Tax). It is intended that the sale will be treated as a transfer of a going concern, provided that the purchaser is registered for VAT and the requirements for going concern are met in terms of the VAT Act, No. 89 of 1991.

Empact Group

PJ Muller PJ.Muller@empactgroup.co.za +27 (0) 82 888 0828
Kedibone Bolofo kedibone.bolofo@empactgroup.co.za +27 (0) 83 988 1740


Pepler Sandri pepler.sandri@eu.jll.com +27 (0) 82 445 5496
Chad Brussow chad.brussow@eu.jll.com +27 (0) 83 230 4911



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