In 1841, Daniel Jacobus Elardus Erasmus who moved from the malaria infested Eastern Transvaal (Mpumalanga) settled in the area close to a koppie that he called Zwartkop (after a local bird), and built his farmhouse on the land that today is the Zwartkop Country Club. The crystalline Hennops River ran through the Property and it had an abundance of game. He and his wife are both buried 500m from the clubhouse of the Zwartkop Country Club, which is the property on which the Zwartkop Golf Estate has been built. Frank Edward Palmer Ball later owned the land and commissioned Bob Grimsdell to design a golf course. The Golf Course was officially opened in 1933 and the old farmhouse was used as the original clubhouse.
The Estate also witnessed its fair share of skirmishes during the Boer war from 1899 to 1902. Lord Roberts and his 40,000 strong occupational forces camped on the land prior to the siege of Pretoria on 5 June 1900.
Today the Zwartkop Country Club falls under the suburb of Clubview. Facilities include the 18 hole golf course, hair salon, wine club, library, pro shop, Day Spa, a gym sporting new equipment, Dale Hayes Academy of Golf, tennis, bowls, squash and snooker. Functions and conferences are also catered for. The Country club covers approximately 100 ha, and nine of the fairways are alongside the Hennops River whilst the river is crossed twelve times during a round of golf. A variety of mature trees and shrubs abound and much of the natural foliage is incorporated in the design of the holes.
The Zwartkop Golf Estate offers top class security with patrols covering the entire Estate and Golf course on a 24/7 basis. The entrance to the estate is monitored by CCTV cameras and all visitors are required to sign in on entering the Estate. Security includes Finger print access for Residents and pedestrian gate access with ID.
The Zwartkop Golf Estate which was developed in 2005 as a small exclusive Estate and once fully developed will consist of 188 Houses, 7 Townhouses as well as 88 Apartments in Sarazen View. It provides a tranquil setting on an old farm, yet has easy access to all facilities. The Estate is popular as it is very centrally situated with easy access to Centurion, Pretoria, Midrand and Johannesburg. The Estate consists of houses, townhouses and apartments. The freehold stands range in size from 435 sm to 1100 sm. The price of houses ranges from R1 580,000 to R7, 000 000 (2012) whilst the price of stands ranges from R450,000 to R1,400,000 (2012). Townhouses are priced from R780,000 to R1,500,000 (2012) and Apartments/Penthouses from R650 000 to R1, 100 000 (2012). Due to the fact that the Zwartkop Golf Estate is a new Estate, the majority of residents are still the original purchasers of the stands. Various houses/flats are available for rental.
The Estate is bordered approximately by Lyttelton Road to the South, Fairway Avenue and Dormie Avenue to the West, Ashwood Drive to the East and Wierda Road (M10) to the North.
Shopping Centres in the immediate vicinity include the Clubview Corner Centre, Clubview Shopping Centre, Eldo Village Shopping Centre, Eldoraigne Shopping Centre and the Saxby Shopping Centre. The nearest post Office is in Wierda Park. Besides having access to the parklike surroundings of the Country Club, the suburb of Clubview also has four parks. Sports facilities in the neighbouring suburbs in addition to those offered by the Zwartkop country Club include chess, karate, running, walking, horse riding, dance, ballet wrestling and gymnastics.
Zwartkop Golf Estate is central to a number of schools including Eldoraigne High, Zwartkop High, Sutherland High, Voortrekkerhoogte High, Paratus Primary, Valhalla Primary, Hennopspark Primary, Reformia, Regio and Zwartkop Primary.
The Unitas hospital is about 4km from the Estate, whilst the Wierda Park Day Clinic, Medicross Zwartkop, Medicross Eldoraigne and the Bakenkop medical Centre are all close by. The nearest police station is the Wierda Bridge Police Station situated in Valhalla, and the nearest library is in Eldoraigne.
Eldo Glen shopping centre is approximately 2km’s away from the main gate , with Clicks, Spar, Ackermans, Woolworths, Placecol Beauty Centre, pool centre, Book shop, Garages, Post Net.
There are various restaurants, Tea Gardens and garden centres/nurseries in close proximity off the Old Johannesburg Road.