Location, Location, Location!
Sontonga Lofts is ideally situated to offer the very best in suburban life, with the convenience of living close to the vibrant energy of Johannesburg’s cultural, entertainment and business heartbeat.
Located in the highly creative neighbourhood of Braamfontein Werf, Sontonga Lofts has already firmly established itself as a sought-after, trendsetting urban lifestyle option in Johannesburg’s most vibrant up and coming loft conversion lifestyle quarter, the Braamfontein Lifestyle Precinct.
Here, you’ll be living within the gateway to Johannesburg, while being surrounded by neighbouring suburbs, as well as the trendy 44 Stanley and its beautiful loft apartments. Within walking distance of Sontonga Lofts is the vibrant shopping hub of Braamfontein, as well as the new Rand Steam Neighbourhood shopping centre which will be anchored by a Woolworth and a Pick n Pay.
The area allows for easy access to major transport routes including the M1 North and South, as well as being within walking distance from the UJ and Wits’ campuses, and close to major public transport routes on the Caroline and Empire/Perth Corridors of Freedom. There is also a conveniently located public swimming pool, along with planned infrastructure upgrades offering increased and improved amenities and facilities in the area.
And The Security?
For the best safety and security within the lifestyle estate, highly-trained and dedicated on-site 24-hour security officers oversee access control procedures, ensuring a safe and easy exit and entry, and conduct perimeter and internal patrolling and monitoring to provide residents with ultimate peace of mind.
Security features include state-of-the-art digital camera coverage of the perimeter of the complex and common areas and will utilise full analytics with automated alarm functions, along with full-time monitoring. There’s also a networked, monitored and fully alarmed electric fence. All security cameras and feeds operate on the fibre optic network.
What Are The Lofts Like?
There are elements like no other in a residential setting. Expect fire station shaped windows with exposed industrial pipework, pressed ceilings, super volume, reclaimed beams and polished concrete, pendant wire lights and minimal kitchens. The heritage of the surrounds is inspiring, echoing our city’s past and rejoicing our future promise, in the spirit of Enoch Sontonga, writer of the beloved Nkosi sikelel iafrika.
The lofts pay homage to the man best known for penning the hymn that would become the continent’s most famous anthem of the struggle against oppression. A teacher and lay preacher from the Eastern Cape, Sontonga wrote the first verse and chorus of ‘Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika’ (God Bless Africa) in 1897 and later that year composed the music.
A Little Bit Of History…
Situated on the corner of Enoch Sontonga Street and Solomon Street, the former Post and Telecommunications buildings has been overhauled and transformed into global contenders in industrial loft conversions.
The transformation of these once forgotten buildings and their surrounds into a striking designer urban lifestyle precinct has taken what once was a hidden gem that had faded into obscurity and styled it, into every progressive and inspired homeowners dream. Encompassing the existing architectural elements of these face brick and rendered buildings with stylish modern finishes, the Sontonga Lofts are a designer blend of the new and old world.