Johannesburg at a glance
Johannesburg has long been one of the most popular residential, commercial and business locations in South Africa - since it was established as a municipality in 1886. Fondly referred to as Egoli, Jozi and The City of Gold, Johannesburg might not be one of South Africa’s capitals, but is by far the largest city in the country. This vibrant metropolis can be found in the Witwatersrand range of hills and is the heart of the South African diamond and gold trade.
Starting out its existence as a small mining town, Johannesburg now comprises around 4000km2 and sprawls across dozens of suburbs and towns; including the likes of Sandton, Darrenwood, Cresta, Northcliffe, Melville, Randburg, Rosebank and Bryanston.
Convenient Locale, Accessibility and Transport
Owing to its central location, Johannesburg is served by a multitude of arterial routes that connects it to surrounding cities, towns and even other provinces. For example, the N1 links Johannesburg to Cape Town which is 1 398km away and the N3 leads to Durban, a mere 569km away.
There are also many advantageous transportation options available to visitors and residents which enhances this city’s accessibility even more. These transportation options include the Gautrain and its associated bus service, as well as the O.R Tambo International Airport and many other taxi services.
Educational Institutions, Schools and Universities
As one of the most prestigious and leading private girl’s schools in the country, Roedean has enjoyed a notable standing in academics and education since its humble beginnings in 1903. Following a motto and internal philosophy of ‘inspiring a life of significance’ their approach is centred on each learner and their development. Empowering every individual child by encouraging independence, their strong academic and cultural record makes for a wonderful environment where your child can prosper.
Other exceptional schools and tertiary institutions include:
• St Johns College
• St Stithians College
• St Andrews School for Girls
• St Mary’s School
• St Martin’s School
• University of Johannesburg
• University of Witwatersrand
Shopping Centres and Malls
Mall of Africa
As the biggest shopping complex to ever be built in a single phase, the Mall of Africa spans 130 000m2 of exclusive retail space and hundreds of stores and eateries – chosen to add to the convenience of this mall. Located in Waterfall City, its architecture boasts an elegant and modern design that has made it a key feature of this regions landscape.
Other recommended retail and shopping destinations include:
• Eastgate Shopping Mall
• 44 Stanley
• Cresta Shopping Centre
• Mall of the South
Exciting Attractions and Activities
Johannesburg is an exciting area to reside in for many reasons, one of which is the abundance of activities and attractions that can be enjoyed here. From food, fun, history and culture, here are some not-to-be-missed attractions:
Gold Reef City
A mere 8km from the heart of Johannesburg rests the uniquely South African, world famous Gold Reef City. This al-in-one entertainment universe offers dozens of fun experiences all under one roof, from A-list concerts, established casino, delicious eats and exciting theme-park – Gold Reef City is where Johannesburg comes out to play.
Other sensational activities and attractions that Johannesburg has to offer include:
• Constitution Hill
• Joziburg Lane
• The Planetarium
• Lion and Safari Park
• Oriental Plaza
• The Carlton Centre
• Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
• Orlando Power Station Towers
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