Randpark Ridge at a glance
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 Johannesburg.
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 N1 Western Bypass which connects the vicinity to Sandton and Pretoria to the north and to Roodepoort and Soweto to the south. The major arterial route is BeyersNaudé Drive (M5), which radiates from the inner city. Of importance are also John Vorster Drive and Ysterhout Drive (M6), as well as Christiaan de Wet Road (R564) running somewhat parallel to the freeway.
Rand Park High School along with Rand Park Primary School serve as the area’s public schools, and Trinity House High School and Aurora Private School are well-respected private schools in the area. The Randridge Mall and Rock Cottage are two well-known Randpark Ridge shopping malls, and several smaller malls exist for daily expenses.
The area is located near to Lanseria Airport for convenience but is far enough from the airport not to be affected by the noise pollution of air traffic.