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Oscar Pistorius Shooting: Pretoria Estate Voted 'Safest In South Africa'

14/02/2013 11:46

The estate where South African athlete Oscar Pistorius lives was voted one of the safest in the country.

Silver Lakes Golf Estate is located in the east of the country's capital Pretoria and consists of more than 1,600 plots of land up to 3,000 sq m (32,000 sq ft) built around an 18-hole golf course.

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Aerial shots of the Pistorius house

In 2009, it was voted "the most secure estate in South Africa", according to its website.

Offering a tranquil lifestyle "unparalleled in the Pretoria region", it has electrified fences, armed 24-hour security guards and manned controlled access.

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Pistorius and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Prices for homes can be up to nine million South African rand (£650,000) for a five-bedroom property.

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As well as its golf course, Silver Lakes estate has tennis courts, a driving range, a restaurant, a squash club and a fishing club, as well as a "social responsibility committee".

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An aerial shot of the estate

The estate incorporates a wildlife reserve, and in recent years new lakes have been built and existing ones enlarged to turn the estate into a wildlife haven, inhabited by rare birds such as African spoonbills, mongooses and giant African bullfrogs.

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