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Gauteng Northern Suburbs Map


Johannesburg Northern Suburbs Map


Darrenwood, Cresta and Northcliff


Darrenwood, Cresta and Northcliff are small suburbs of Randburg where you will find numerous houses and apartments dating back to the 1960s.  There is the Darrenwood Sports Centre, the Darrenwood Dam and numerous sports clubs and bowling clubs.  Just to the South of Darrenwood are the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and the Emmarentia Dam and Sailing Club. The nearest large shopping centre to Darrenwood is the Cresta Shopping Centre, which is situated just a few blocks away to the West.  Darrenwood is also home to the bird sanctuary at Victory Park, and to the south the Alberts Farm Sanctuary. Darrenwood is only a few minutes’ drive away from the N1 Highway. Overlooking it all is Northcliff where many of the original homes have sweeping views to the distant Magaliesberg mountains.




The trendy darling of Johannesburg is jammed with delightful restaurants, quaint coffee shops, bookstores, art galleries, junk shops and uber-hip bars. Seventh Avenue is where it happens – so much so that there’s even an Afrikaans soapie (7de Laan) that’s set on this street!  The surrounding suburbs are full of enchanting houses, where Jozi’s hippest residents dwell.  There are some great views of Jo'burg’s skyline from the Melville koppies (hills).




Randburg occupies the northwestern segment of Johannesburg and contains several established, well-off suburbs.  Here you’ll find many shopping malls and thousands of billboards.  The Randburg Waterfront is centered around a little lake and is a popular after work drinking haunt.  The area is full of businesses - including many large media and television companies. Darrenwood, Cresta and Northcliff are suburbs of Randburg.




Rosebank has it all: movies, shopping malls, upmarket hotels, fine dining, old homes, top art galleries, night clubs, businesses...  And that’s just for starters!  It’s an attractive and popular hangout for many of the city’s dwellers and visitors – there are some lovely open verdant squares offering sidewalk restaurants.  Every Sunday, the Rosebank Rooftop Market above The Mall of Rosebank is full of stalls selling an array of goods from ceramics to clothing, from jewellery to pancakes!


Sandton (including Rivonia, Bryanston, Morningside, Inanda, Chartwell)


Welcome to some of South Africa’s wealthiest square miles, but make sure you don’t get lost – take a streetmap or you could end up down one of the gated roads and you’ll be frustratedly zig-zagging your way up and down shut-off streets. Head for Sandton City - a popular shopping and entertainment centre. Sip a cappuccino in Nelson Mandela Square and marvel at the 6-meter tall bronze statue of the iconic statesman – and remember as you do, that the Rivonia farm where Nelson Mandela and other freedom fighters were arrested in 1963, is not far from here. Today,


Lilliesleaf is home to an outstanding museum, where visitors can witness how the Rivonia Trialists were captured by the police – the old house remains and interactive displays make the museum well worth a visit.  Sandton is a thriving business hub – over the years many high profile banks and businesses have migrated here from Johannesburg’s city centre. 


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