Early morning, when the first mothers drop their children off at school, cars wait patiently for their turn to move, the security company night-shift hands over tot the day-shift, and small business owners deactivate their alarms and open their doors for the day, that is the time when making a living starts in Estcourt avenue.

Estcourt avenue is a short street of merely 980 metres stretching from the Old Johannesburg road (R101) to Theuns van Niekerk street, between Wierdapark ext 2 and Eldoraigne X 18 in Centurion, Pretoria.

There are a wide range of businesses in the street, most of which are on properties previously utilized for residential use, but later rezoned to create a business district serving the surrounding residential areas.

The street serves as a link between the residential areas of Amberfield, other extensions of Wierdapark and Hennopspark, Zwartkop and the Centurion CBD. The surrounding area is defined by security complexes, traditional residences and gated communities.

It is a cross-section of the small business sector in South Africa and Pretoria with businesses ranging from small general dealers and printers to medical professionals and business parks.

Estcourt Avenue Centurion is a vibrant showcase of the small business sector in South Africa.

Estcourt avenue carries fairly heavy traffic during peak times as the street connects a number of residential areas with business areas to the North and North-East. It also serves as a feeder route for the local primary schools, Bakenkop Laerskool and Centurion Montessori.

This website focuses on the businesses in this short, but important, business district in the Centurion suburbs.

Click “Directions” on the map to see your route to Estcourt Ave