Gauteng Map with Johannesburg / Sandton
Welcome to some of South Africa’s wealthiest square miles, but make sure you don’t get lost – take a wrong turn down one of the gated roads and you’ll be frustratedly zig-zagging your way up and down shut off streets. But never fear, you could always ask one of the many private security guards in the area for directions… Once you’ve found your way out of the suburbs, you can now get lost in 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.
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. Darronwood, Cresta and Northcliff are suburbs of Randburg.
At one stage in its past Fourways was a rural area centred around a four-way stop street. No more! Today, Fourways is a sprawling suburban landscape of townhouses and cluster homes and is also home to Johannesburg’s most popular casino – Montecasino.