Gauteng

Melville

Melville is Joburg’s most cosmopolitan village, boasting vibrant trendy street life. It offers some of the city’s best restaurants, cocktail lounges, galleries, boutiques, bookstores and coffee shops. Favourite recommended spots include: •  Soulsa: Voted best food in Melville. International cuisine •  DeLaCreme Bakery: European style coffee shop with lovely cakes and pastries. •  The Loft Restaurant: Acclaimed cuisine Fashion / Beauty •  We recommend a day spa package at the Camelot Spa at the Westcliff Hotel with its spectacular view over the city. Enquire at guesthouse. •  Nearby shopping centres...

Midrand

Midrand was established as a Local Municipality in 1981, but was incorporated into Region 2 of the City of Johannesburg during the late 1990's and as of 2006, when the number of regions where reduced to seven, it forms part of Region A. Midrand officially ceased to exist in 1998 when Act 15 of 1981 Town Council of Midrand Act was repealed by Act 10 of 1998 Rationalisation of Local Government Affairs Act Though there is no longer an official Midrand, the name is still on common use to denote the suburbs around the N1 highway north of the Jukskei River up to the border with Tshwane. Midrand grew from two urban complexes: Halfway House and Olifantsfontein. In the...

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Northgate

Northgate area is part of the Randburg municipality, and is made up of several suburbs including North Riding, Olivadale, Sharonlea, Sundowner, Boskruin, Bromhof, Jukskei Park, Kya Sands, Bloubosrand, Jackal Creek Golf Estate and Northgate itself. The suburb is chiefly residential, with a few nodes for commerce along the major routes that service the area. It is well planned and forms part of Johannesburg’s large man-made forest. Its proximity to both the city centre and Sandton make it an extremely popular area to live. It is, however, still close enough to the Magaliesburg so as to feel part of the countryside. The area is serviced by one highway, namely the...

Randburg

Randburg is a large town in Gauteng, South Africa . It was once a separate municipality but its municipal government has since become a part of the City of Johannesburg. Randburg'sresidencial population tends to be more affluent than most Johannesburg dwellers. Randburg is well known for its vast number of shopping centres and entertainment areas, including the Cresta Centre, Brightwater Common, Sanlam Shopping Centre and various others.  Randburg has an up-market business sector. Randburg contains 32 suburbs, most of them residential. These include Darrenwood, Linden, Cresta, Aldara Park, and others. There are many self-catering chalets, hotels, guest houses...

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Randpark Ridge

Randpark Ridge is a suburb of the city of Johannesburg. A prominent ridge (which gives the suburb its name) is protected as the Boschkop Nature Reserve, and can be seen from most of western Johannesburg. Much open land exists in the suburb especially to the west near to Honeydew. Developed in the early 1980s and still relatively new, Randpark Ridge is bordered by several other suburbs including Weltevreden Park, Sundowner, Boskruin, Bromhof, Wilgehewel, Radiokop, Panorama, Allens Nek, Honeydew and Fairland, each of these serviced by the Randpark Ridge office. Eagle Canyon Estate is covered in this area. Randpark Ridge is located on the far north-west extremity of...

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Roodepoort

Roodepoort, means "red valley" in Afrikaans.It is a residential area which gets its name from the red soil in the area. It dates back to 1884, when Fred Struben discovered the first payable gold in the area at what he called the Confidence Reef, a large rocky outcrop in the centre of Roodepoort. At the time the area was settled by scattered Boer farmers on nine farms. Four of the farms - Roodepoort, Vogelstruisfontein, Paardekraal and Wilgrespruit - were soon declared public diggings. Jan Bantjies secured the prospecting rights on the farm Roodepoort and the next year, gold was discovered. The farm was opened for public diggings. The diggers needed a place...

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Sandton

Sandton is home to prominent financial institutions, corporate head offices, and large corporations and has a large variety of conference centres and hotels that cater to both the local and international business markets. Several high-profile conventions take place in Sandton throughout the year. Located north of the Johanesburg CBD, Sandton has become the commercial centre of Johannesburg, and by extension, South Africa. The Sandton Melrose area stretches from Sandton Drive in the North to Empire Road in the South and covers the suburbs of Hurlingham, Craighall, Atholl, Inanda, Illovo, Dunkeld, Melrose, Parkview, Parkhurst, Saxonwold and Westcliff. The area is...

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Waterkloof

Waterkloof -  Pretoria is known as the Jacaranda City for all the purple blossom-bedecked trees, which line its thoroughfares, Pretoria is a lovely, quiet city. It has a long, involved and fascinating history. Here you will find significant old buildings and fascinating museums. Pretoria lying as it does in a warm, sheltered valley surrounded by the hills of the Magaliesberg range that ensure that temperatures here are invariably a few degrees warmer than Johannesburg. When in full bloom in October, Pretoria literally comes alive with blossoms and leaves no one in doubt as to the origin of its nickname - Jacaranda city. ? Pretoria functions as one of three...

KwaZulu Natal

Amanzimtoti

Amanzimtoti is a coastal town just south of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. According to local legend, when the Zulu king Shaka led his army down the south coast on a raid against the Pondos in 1828, he rested on the banks of a river. When drinking the water, he exclaimed "Kantiamanzimtoti" (isiZulu: "So, the water is sweet"). The river came to be known as Amanzimtoti ("Sweet Waters"). The Zulu word for "sweet" is actually mnandi, but, as Shaka's mother had the name Nandi, he invented the word toti to replace mnandi out of respect not to wear out her name. Locals frequently refer to the town as "Toti". In 2009...

Ballito

Ballito, the heart of the North Coast just 30 minutes north of Durban, lies nestled between rippling fields of sugar cane, KwaZulu Natal’s famous Green Gold, and is flanked to the east by golden beaches and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Ballito is the Pearl of the North Coast. The town’s origins date back to 1953, when a group of entrepreneurs began investigating land to develop a township in the Compensation Beach area. Proclaimed a township in 1954, Ballito, whose name was gleaned from a magazine advertisement meaning “Little Ball”, became a town board in 1966. The town, which reached borough status in 1986, is well-known for its...

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