Roodepoort at a glance
Nestled between Krugersdorp, Soweto and Sandton is the rapidly expanding city of Roodepoort. With a residential sector experiencing a growth spurt, due to its proximity to the large cities and towns that surrounds it and the fantastic employment opportunities to be found, Roodepoort is becoming a sought-after residential area. Gaining its name from the red soil that is indigenous to this area, Roodepoort was established as a municipality in 1884.
Roodepoort is serviced by many main arterial routes and roadways which has made this hub easily accessible. The N1 Western Bypass, Christiaan De Wet Road, R41 and R24 are some of the motorways that link Roodepoort with neighbouring towns and cities.
Due to its proximity to Johannesburg and other popular tourist destinations, Roodepoort provides residents and visitors with a great amount of fascinating activities and remarkable attractions that can be enjoyed during the holidays or over a weekend, these include:
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden
Developed in the early 1980’s, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden is one of the youngest gardens which form part of the nine National Botanical Gardens in South Africa. This oasis can be found in the suburb of Poortview, where the community can enjoy tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Other noteworthy attractions include:
• Kloofendal Municipal Nature Reserve
• Randpark Golf Club
• Silverstar Casino
• Roodepoort Museum
There are many educational institutions in Roodepoort; these include the Monash South Africa and many other primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, such as:
Maragon Private School
Placing importance on developing learners into self-sufficient adults, Maragon Private School implements the latest technologies and teaching methods to carefully shape all children who attend this institution. Offering a host of academics, cultural activities and sporting extra murals this prestigious school enjoys a wonderful reputation and standing.
Others reputable schools include:
• Charterhouse Preparatory School
• Florida Primary School
• St Catherine’s Convent
• Horizon View Primary School
• Allen Glen High School
• Panorama Primary School
Convenient shopping opportunities are rife in Roodepoort; with many major shopping complexes in this region serving the vast community that reside here. Malls and shopping centres in Roodepoort include:
West Gate Mall
Opening its doors in 1985, The West Gate Mall was one of the first ever, super regional retail destinations in Johannesburg. Positioned along major arterial routes and the Bus Rapid Transit makes this mall is easily accessible. Providing shoppers with a variety of great services and world-class stores there is something here for every shopping need.
Other recommended shopping destinations in Roodepoort include:
• Horizon View Shopping Centre
• Featherbrook Village Shopping Centre
• Princess Crossing Shopping Centre
• Strubensvalley Shopping Centre
Roodepoort has many healthcare/medical facilities in the area that are equipped to deal with any medical and health requirement, these include:
• Unique Health
• Life Poortview Hospital
• Life Flora Clinic
• Advanced Medgate Day Hospital
• Wilgers Hospital
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