Brooklyn property guide

Brooklyn at a glance

The trendy suburb of Brooklyn lies to the east of Pretoria’s city centre and is one of the most sought-after areas with its tree-lined streets and trendy coffee shops, restaurants and art galleries.

Bordering the University of Pretoria to the north and in close proximity to other sought-after areas, Groenkloof and Waterkloof, to its south means that this historic suburb is surrounded by incredible properties and world-class amenities.

Brooklyn has grown from its humble beginnings as a farm into what some would call the heart of the embassy suburbs, boasting with quite of few situated in its Jacaranda lined streets.

Brooklyn encompasses high-end residential properties as well as several upmarket mall developments. One of the most popular and regularly visited malls is The Brooklyn Mall, which first opened its doors in 1989 and has grown into a mecca for the trendy with more than 170 awesome and diverse stores. There is always something happening at this lively mall and definitely a shopper’s paradise. From cinemas to clothing stalls to entertainment facilities, there is something here for everyone.

World class restaurants and hip coffee shops line the streets filling the air with delightful and enticing aromas. Take a leisurely stroll down these streets and explore the spectacular architecture, curio shops and book stalls.

Some of the more frequented restaurants include Kream, Duncan Yard and the tiny hidden gem Ginger & Fig.

Another attraction in Brooklyn is the Art House on Brooklyn. This exclusive and luxurious Art House lures art lovers from all over to visit the exhibitions of work by various South African artists. The art works vary from fine art paintings, contemporary paintings, woodwork and sculptures made out of iron and ceramics. There are wonderful stalls and textiles from the Far East. These include hand woven carpets, oil paintings, bowls and much more. A visit here is a must!


  • Pretoria Boys High School
  • Brooklyn Primary
  • Pretoria Preparatory School

Property Types

  • Houses
  • Apartments
  • Townhouses
Brooklyn property map