Each Urbika home has been carefully designed, with high quality materials, a great standard of workmanship and thoughtful finishes. These are premium homes and apartments that are a joy to live in!
Security at Urbika is made up of several very effective components that keep residents and visitors safe. The estate is protected by a security fence and biometric access control at the gate, which has dedicated visitors’ and residents’ entrances, with homeowners generating QR access codes for their guests. There are also patrolling guards, as well as cameras at the entry and exit points, on the boundaries and in the public spaces.
Urbika Apartments and Urbika Lake Village each have their own dedicated outdoors spaces. There are innovative, landscaped parks that invite you to enjoy the outdoors, walking routes and benches for relaxing, as well as spectacular views across Cinderella Dam. Urbika residents are also allowed to use the dam for rowing, canoeing, fishing and sailing. At Urbika Apartments families will love the playgrounds, trampolines, pump tracks and splash pad, while at Urbika Lake Village there is a clubhouse that includes a 25m swimming pool and a children’s splash pool, play equipment and an outdoor gym. Gardening services take care of all the communal spaces, ensuring that they’re always well-maintained and inviting.
Urbika is perfectly situated on Rondebult Road, a convenient taxi and bus route that provides easy access to Boksburg, Benoni, Germiston, the N17 and beyond. The new route for the Bus Rapid Transport will also extend along here and, in time, traveling to any of the Ekurhuleni’s major districts will be as easy as catching a bus outside the gate.
Urbika Lifestyle Estate has been designed for true neighbourhood living. Urbika Apartments enjoy a community clubhouse and outdoor amphitheatre for parties and gatherings, as well as a volleyball court and a championship-sized trampoline. The climbing wall and outdoor gym create more opportunities to spend time outside, be active and meet others. Urbika Lake Village also has an activity hub that includes a clubhouse with an outside braai area and industrial kitchen which are available to residents for a usage fee, perfect for parties. There is also a 25m swimming pool, a splash pool for children, play equipment and an outdoor gym.
It’s our responsibility to preserve the earth’s limited resources for our children, and Urbika is committed to conserving natural resources throughout the estate. All the homes are built according to energy efficiency regulations, which makes them lovely to live in – naturally cool in summer and warm in winter. At Urbika Apartments, the groundbreaking Utilities Management App makes it very easy to regulate the water and electricity usage in your own home, helping to save you time and money. In Urbika Lake Village, optional extras like a built-in greywater and smart systems for the home will save you money in the long run and contribute towards preserving our natural resources.
|Similan received the first EDGE Certification* awarded in Africa soil for Fourleaf Estate in Port Elizabeth. Urbika is being built on the same EDGE principles and the development will be more energy and water efficient.|
* EDGE is an internationally recognised software, standard and green building certification system for emerging markets, developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group.
Innovations that help to conserve our scarce water resources include low-flow taps, which reduce hot water consumption through aeration, low flow showerheads and dual flush toilets. The landscaping is waterwise, with local plants that need less irrigation. In addition, no potable water is used in the gardens, which helps to keep estate maintenance costs, and levies, down.
There’s no doubt that having good internet access at home makes life much easier, especially when you’re living in the city, so Urbika has a fast fibre internet network installed during the construction phase, paving the way for internet connectivity throughout the estate.
One of the lovely future developments planned for the greater Urbika Estate is a small retail square which will allow you to walk down the road to buy your bread and milk.