Johannesburg Suburbs

The town of Bedfordview falls into the greater Ekurhuleni Metropolitan.  Bedfordview is a quiet, affluent suburb set on a green belt, surrounded by Bill Stewart Conservancy to the east and Gillooly's Farm and Linksfield Ridge to the north. Although large cluster living developments have begun to dominate much of the landscape, most suburbs ...
The city of Benoni is located alongside the N12 highway, east of Johannesburg in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.  Its proximity to O.R. Tambo International Airport makes it an attractive destination for business travellers. Benoni acts as a service hub to smaller towns in the district, such as Brakpan and Springs. It is also the o...
Trace the N1 freeway north of Johannesburg to the William Nicol off ramp, and you'll find yourself in the affluent residential suburb of Bryanston.  Named after a small Dorset village in England, Bryanston was established in 1969 as a suburb of Sandton. Following municipal boundary revisions, Bryanston became part of the City of Johannesbur...
Located in the far north of Sandton, the district of Fourways has been the focus of rapid commercial and residential development in recent years. In essence, Fourways forms a buffer between the urban sprawl of Johannesburg and the Highveld countryside beyond. Fourways was originally part of a large game farm owned by the Eriksen family. Thei...
From its inception at the end of the nineteenth century, Houghton was one of Johannesburg's most expensive areas.  The suburb is also a treasure trove of architectural delights, from Art Deco flats to Sir Herbert Baker designed homesteads.  Many homes in Upper Houghton and neighbouring Parkhurst are declared national monuments. Hou...
Reincarnated, rejuvenated and vibrant, Johannesburg's central business district is a major tourist attraction boasting top-class museums, art galleries, monuments, outdoor art installations and restaurants. This high rise jungle is steeped in cultural and historical significance from the acclaimed district of Newtown to Braamfontein, which links...
The closest city to OR Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park falls within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, north east of Johannesburg and south of Pretoria. The city has several quiet suburbs, an impressive industrial area known as Spartan and a large coal power plant called the Kelvin Power Station.  Its biggest draw card for ...
Stationed squarely between Birdhaven, Rosebank and Hyde Park, Melrose is officially considered a suburb of Sandton. It encompasses three areas – Melrose Arch, Melrose Estate and Melrose North – the latter being the least affected by the urban sprawl of cluster living developments that have taken over much of Johannesburg's northern s...
The area Midrand is in Norther suburb of Johannesburg the are incompass the suburbs of: Carlswald Crowthorne Glen Austin Halfway House Halfway Gardens Kyalami Vorna Valley Randjesfontein Midrand sit on the Southern boarder of the Tshwane or Pretoria Municipality. It was attached to the Joha...
Just north of the high rise collective of Sandton City and bisected by busy Rivonia Road, is the treed suburb of Morningside.  Morningside has become an affluent residential area due to the influx of individuals who, whilst choosing to work in Sandton's business district, prefer rather to live on its outskirts in a peaceful suburban environ...
Nasrec is a suburb in Johannesburg. It is home to Africa's largest sports stadium, known as Soccer City. It was the main stadium for the FIFA Soccer World Cup in 2010. You'll also find Expo Centre Johannesburg here. Nasrec is the place where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after his release from prison. Attractions nearby Nasrec include...
Currently undergoing a massive overhaul, O.R. Tambo International Airport is looking better than ever and would certainly have made ANC past president and devoted anti-apartheid politician Oliver Tambo proud. This is Africa's busiest airport, with some 17 million passengers passing through it each year.  The airport houses a range of restau...
Randburg belongs to the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality together with Sandton and Roodepoort.  Randburg displays all the signs of a resuscitated metro area. Its largely affluent English and Afrikaans population enjoys a range of commercial and entertainment facilities, particularly the  lovely Brightwater Commons, upmark...
Rivonia is an affluent residential suburb of Sandton situated between two rivers: Sandspruit and Braamfontein Spruit.  Perhaps its most famous landmark is Liliesleaf Farm - secret headquarters of African National Congress activists until the 1964 police raid which led to the subsequent Rivonia Trial.The township of Rivonia was proclaimed on...
Roodepoort is a residential area in the City of Johannesburg municipality. The name means "red valley" in Afrikaans, due to the red soils found there. Roodepoort was established in 1904 after the discovery of gold in the region. Although the gold reef proved to be unprofitable, the town of Roodepoort grew up around it and was...
Rosebank  is a thriving magnet for young professionals, tourists, artists and designers, who flock here for the excellent shops,  restaurants, cocktail bars and nightclubs. Pedestrian-friendly streets boast a smorgasbord of attractions, from a bustling African Market to the highly acclaimed galleries lining Jan Smuts Avenue Art Strip. ...
Sandton is the cosmopolitan, urban chic business Mecca of Johannesburg with affluent residential suburbs, the Sandton Convention Centre and one of the most glamourous shopping centres in South Africa - Sandton City. Liliesleaf Farm, an ANC activist base during the 1960's, is also within easy reach of Sandton. Apart from being an economic pow...
Regarded as one of South Africa's most densely populated urban residential areas, Soweto is an energetic, metropolitan township that continues to grow and upgrade itself year on year. Supported and loved by a rising black Johannesburg middle class, Soweto has recently been the site of numerous upgrades, now boasting several important touris...
Vereeniging is an industrial city in southern Gauteng with a population of about half a million people. It is one of South Africa's most important manufacturing centres, producing  iron, pipes, bricks, steel, tiles and processed lime. Vereeniging was established in 1892 along the banks of the Vaal river after the discovery of coal in the re...
Westcliff is one of Johannesburg's oldest, wealthiest residential areas with tree-lined avenues and Sir Herbert Baker designed mansions. It lies adjacent to the suburbs of Parkview and Houghton and is 10 minutes from the city centre. The Killarney Mall and the mall of Rosebank are located a short drive away....