Hartbeespoort is a well known resort town situated in the North West province. Its most popular attractions include the Hartbeespoort Dam and Crocodile River white water rapids, the Harties Aerial Cableway and the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary. Hartbeespoort is also a foodies’ paradise, as it is home to several top class restaurants and delis. So, pack up the car and bring the family along for a trip to Harties this weekend. You won’t regret it for a second!
Although Hartbeespoort is first and foremost a resort town, it is also home to many permanent residents. There are several shopping centres in the area that cater to both locals and visitors. Staying over in Harties for the weekend at a self-catering lodge? No problem! You can pick up your groceries and essentials at any of the shopping centres in and around the town. Hartbeespoort also offers tourists an eclectic selection of curio shops, bakeries, and delis to explore. Stop by to find a little something to remember your trip by or to enjoy in the car on the way back to Johannesburg.
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Make sure to pack your appetite when you head out to Harties. This is most certainly a restaurant town, offering everything from farm style brunch buffets to fine dining atop the Magaliesberg mountain range. No matter your taste in food, Harties is sure to have something to tickle your taste buds. In fact, you might as well book off your weekend simply to sample as many restaurants in the area as you can. You may leave a few kilos heavier than you arrived, but it will be worth it!
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When last did you feel a rush of pure adrenaline to the head? Harties is the number one place for thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts to come and test their wits. You’ll almost never run out of fun and entertainment here. Whether you’re interested in mountain biking, hiking, paragliding, canopy tours, boating, water skiing or hot air ballooning, Harties has it all. There are also a variety of family-friendly activities to keep the little ones entertained. Bring them to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre to meet Africa’s most majestic big cats. Harties is all about having fun and making memories with loved ones, so visit the town as soon as you can.
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While it is fully possible to make a day trip out to Hartbeespoort, we bet that you’ll want to spend at least a few days exploring the town and its surrounds. There are a range of accommodation options here, including five star hotels, lodges, B&Bs and camping grounds. No matter your budget, Harties provides comfortable accommodation to allow you to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the picturesque surrounds. Book yourself a stay in Hartbeespoort or you’ll be missing out.
Hartbeespoort is a dream holiday home destination. Rather than schlep across the Gauteng meets North West border every other weekend, why not purchase a luxury vacation home for you and your family to enjoy? Hartbeespoort is also a lovely place for retirees to spend their leisure years. With so much entertainment and natural beauty around, it's the ideal spot to settle down in. Whether you're in the market for a contemporary apartment overlooking the Hartbeespoort Dam, or in search of a spacious family home, there are tons of housing options in the area. Don't hesitate because real estate sells fast here!
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If you’ve always dreamed of a destination wedding but don’t quite have the budget to travel abroad, Harties offers you the perfect compromise. Host an intimate outdoor ceremony or a spectacular indoor banquet at one of the many fantastic wedding venues in Hartbeespoort. Looking for a corporate team-building retreat or a venue for a convention? Hartbeespoort is the ideal place to host both local and international delegates.
While you may not think of Hartbeespoort as a prime shopping destination, this resort town offers a range of retail options. Whether you are on the hunt for bargain deals on grocery items or looking for something to remember your trip by, Harties shopping centres, gift shops and delis will be sure to impress.
Village Mall is affectionately known as the “Heart of Harties”, as it offers over 60 stores, a variety of restaurants and the perfect convenience for both visitors and locals. The mall’s flagships stores include Checkers, Woolworths, Pick n Pay and Dis-Chem. Come and pick up all your must-haves at Village Mall before heading off on your next great Harties adventure.
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Make a quick pitstop at Damdoryn Junction Shopping Centre on your way through Harties. Grab your groceries at the Super Spar or treat yourself to a takeaway from one of the fast food restaurants at the centre. There is also a Build It store on-site for all your DIY needs.
Looking for a retail experience with a difference? Pop by Harties Lifestyle Centre. This mixed-use precinct offers live entertainment, good food and some of the best shopping in Harties. Their stores include Hart Mark Kids & Toys, a plant nursery and garden centre, Cotton Road Factory Shop and House of Bellacardo. Harties Lifestyle Centre also hosts regular artisanal markets, so be sure to stop by on your next visit to Hartbeespoort.
Chameleon Village is another one of Harties’ mixed-use precincts. This family-friendly activity centre is home to the Harties African Curio Market, crafter’s fair, the Ugly Duckling Décor Store, two art galleries, and a garden shop. Bring the whole family along to explore the amazing retail offerings here.
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Looking for truly unique products in Hartbeespoort? Visit Welwitschia Country Market. This eclectic retail precinct offers an ever-changing variety of stores. Whether you’re searching for stylish accessories, specialty gifts or a fabulous new handbag, you’re certain to find it here.
The Little Shop at the Top is situated just beneath the top station at the Harties Aerial Cableway. This curio and gift shop stocks a wide range of trinkets and toys, including handmade jewellery, souvenirs, stuffed toy animals and branded clothing. Pop in on your way to the top of the Cableway to find something to remember your trip by.
Butterfly Blu is a gift shop situated at the French Toast Koffie Kafee in Hartbeespoort. This eclectic store specialises in home décor, beaded jewellery, and custom-designed baby clothing. If you’re looking to upgrade your living or dining room, this is the place to spend a few good pennies. Make a trip out to Hartbeespoort to see all they’ve got in store.
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If you’ve never visited Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, you’ve been sorely missing out. These expert Dutch cheese makers have a superb variety of cheese to choose from. Whether you book an on-site cheese tasting or pick up a few delicious blocks of cheese to take home with you, Van Gaalen’s is sure to delight you. Our personal favourite is the basil-infused cheddar cheese but give them all a try to find your winning cheese.
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Pig a Deli specialises in fresh biltong and vacuum packed meat, salami rolls, sauces and pickled products, assorted cheeses and pestos. Stop by on your way in or out of Hartbeespoort to pick up a few delicious padkos snacks. This is also a great store to stock up on picnic basket essentials and nibbles for your adventures around Harties.
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Hartbeespoort is well known for its outdoor and adventure offerings. However, there is just as much to taste as there is to see and do here. From delicious brunch menus, to dining high above the clouds, Harties has something to offer any type of appetite. So, the next time you find yourself hungry in Harties be sure to check out these awesome eateries.
Madagascar Café offers diners a tropical island atmosphere paired with good, hearty American-inspired food. Come and enjoy delicious cocktails under the cabana while the kids have a ball on the nearby playground. Madagascar Café is best known for its scrumptious double-decker hamburgers and fries. So, the next time you find yourself ravenously hungry in Harties, you know where to stop by for a bite.
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Pick a Pancake is a family-friendly restaurant that serves up all assortments of pancake dishes. Whether you prefer your pancakes sweet or savoury, this delightful eatery is sure to have something to entice you. Not in the mood for pancakes? No worries. Pick a Pancake also serves up a variety of breakfast dishes, burgers, salads and toasted sarmies.
How about a little authentic Indian cuisine while you're in Harties? Al Medina Restaurant and Takeaway is situated at the popular Chameleon Village. Visit them to enjoy traditional samosas, biryani, bunny chow and lamb curry. This is the perfect spot to indulge in a big, sit down family dinner. Bring the whole brood along for a night out to remember.
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Hartbeespoort is home to many Dutch restaurants, however, the most popular of these is undoubtedly The Windmill Restaurant and Waffle House. The iconic windmill can be seen from miles away, welcoming in guests from all around the country. This is the ideal spot to enjoy a full English breakfast or gourmet waffles before heading out on a day of fun and adventure in Harties.
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Another one of Hartbeespoort's beloved restaurants is the French Toast Koffie Kafee situated at Little Paris. This charming café offers traditional French fare including crispy croissants, syrupy French toast sticks and cheesy croque monsieur. Bring your special someone to enjoy an early morning brekkie here before heading out onto the famous lover's lock bridge.
The Terrace Restaurant at Van Gaalen Cheese Farm serves an eclectic array of starters, mains and desserts. You can order a delightful picnic basket filled with Van Gaalen's signature gourmet cheeses or opt for a sit down meal at the restaurant. We've heard that their pizzas are simply heavenly. Paired with a tall glass of wine, and the fantastic view of the Skeerport River and the Magaliesberg mountain range, it doesn't get much better than this.
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Authentic wood-fired pizza, spectacular views and good company, what more could you ask for? Visit Pizza Shack at the Harties Aerial Cableway to enjoy all this and much more. They offer an array of gourmet pizzas, including our top pick - a thin, crispy based pizza topped with prosciutto, gorgonzola, wild rocket and preserved figs. Sounds like the perfect way to end off a day of exploration and excitement in Harties if you ask us.
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For all full panoramic view of the Magaliesberg escarpment, visit 360 Degrees restaurant at Harties Cableway. Their menu is almost as expansive as the mountain range, offering everything from hearty breakfasts to gourmet salads, wraps, pastas, burgers and steak and grills. 360 Degrees is one of Harties' most diverse restaurants, catering to all kinds of palates. Make sure to visit them on your next trip up the cableway.
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You might not expect to find traditional Portuguese cuisine in Hartbeespoort, but that's what you'll get at Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant. Their menu features authentic peri-peri chicken, pregos, trinchado, espetados and prawns. A meat lover's paradise for sure! Pair your meal with a classic Tipo Tinto rum cocktail or a Mozambican 2M beer. Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant is the place to be on weekend's in Harties, so be sure not to miss out.
Looking for the perfect place to treat the family to lunch in Hartbeespoort? Look no further than Ristorante Italiano. This family-friendly Italian restaurant and pizzeria offers a delectable menu featuring all your favourite Italian classics. There is also a separate kiddies menu sure to please even the fussiest of eaters. Oh, and did we mention that they serve a full menu of gourmet waffles?
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A fine selection of tapas sounds like the perfect way to end off a busy day of outdoor adventure in Harties. Siesta Tapas Bistro caters to foodies looking for unique tastes and rare dining experiences. Bring your friends along to enjoy a tasty buffet of snack bites served with a chilled glass of sangria, gin or fruit juice. It's a definite must-try.
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de Vette Mossel is one of the most unique restaurants in Hartbeespoort. Their name directly translates as "The Fat Mussel", which is an apt description of the kind of food they serve here. For the best seafood dishes in Hartbeespoort, visit de Vette Mossel. Their menu features a mind blowing seven courses (13 dishes) which are prepared and presented one after the other as a rolling buffet. It's an all-you-can-eat experience like you've never had before.
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Forage & Feast is the on-site restaurant at Tangaroa Strawberry Farm. Their seasonal menus feature farm fresh produce, including their very own hand-picked strawberries. Do yourself a favour and order a pot of strong tea with a slice of their strawberry cheesecake. It's to die for!
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There is an almost never-ending list of activities for all ages in Hartbeespoort. Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure or a relaxed day out with the family, there should be something around Harties to keep you busy. Let's take a look at some of the most popular attractions in the area, shall we?
Bring the little ones along to Tangaroa Strawberry Farm next spring to do some strawberry picking. Around mid to late September the fields here bloom with the juicy, red fruit. Bring a few wicker baskets with you to help carry off your pickings. You can also book a family picnic to enjoy along the banks of the Skeerport River. Tangaroa Strawberry Farm is one of our top family-friendly destinations in Hartbeespoort, so don't hesitate to pay them a visit as soon as spring rolls in.
Van Gaalen Cheese Farm offer guided tours for schools and families. Bring the kids with to learn all about the cheese making process. Van Gaalen has been in the business of making premium Dutch cheese for over two decades. If there was anyone to learn about cheese from, it's these guys. You can also enjoy a family-style picnic complete with assorted cheeses, fruits, sweet Dutch biscuits and wine or fruit juice. It's the perfect family fun day out in the lush Hartbeespoort outdoors.
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Are your little ones besotted with big cats? Take them on a trip to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre in Hartbeespoort. Book yourself an early morning guided tour to see a breath taking high speed cheetah chase. The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre offers an unforgettable experience for both young and old, so be sure not to pass it by the next time you're in Harties.
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Chameleon Village is the family-friendly destination in Hartbeespoort. This mixed-use retail, restaurant and entertainment centre offers a range of activities to keep you and the kids having fun all day long. Come and try your hand at 18-hole put-putt, paintball, human foosball, archery or go-karting. Chameleon Village is also home to the Harties Lion & Tiger Park and the Snake & Reptile Park. Don't be surprised if the kiddies nag you to come back here weekend after weekend.
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Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant is the heart of good food and entertainment in Hartbeespoort. Sip on a traditional Tipo Tinto cocktail while you enjoy the sounds of the restaurant's resident band on a Saturday evening. The restaurant is also available to book out for birthday parties and private functions.
Heart Rock Café is the centre of entertainment in Harties. Stop by on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy laidback live music and entertainment, good food and discounted drinks. Heart Rock Café also offers Free Friday Braai Nights and Super Sokkie langarm evenings! If you've ever wondered what the nightlife in Hartbeespoort is like, this is as fine an example as you'll get.
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Come and walk trunk-in-hand with a majestic African elephant at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hartbeespoort. This dedicated conservation park offers visitors the opportunity to interact and learn about their resident elephants with careful guidance from their expert handlers. The Elephant Sanctuary also provides overnight accommodation for up to 12 guests sharing.
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Outdoor adventurists simply adore the trails that start at Van Gaalen Cheese Farm and extend over 30 private properties over a distance of 100 kilometers. Whether you're an avid hiker, mountain biker, trail runner or bird watcher, these trails are sure to challenge your endurance. Collect your maps at the Farm Shop and head out for a day of exploration and exhilaration.
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Looking to test your golf swing? Stop by Arrow's Rest in Hartbeespoort to practice your skills. This outdoor adventure centre also offers archery, quad biking, paintball, bass fishing, mountain biking trails and a 3D walk and stalk target practice range. It's a thrill a minute!
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One of the biggest outdoor attractions in Hartbeespoort is the Harties Aerial Cableway. Take a leisurely trip up the cable car to reach the summit. From here you can go on a number of exciting adventures, including hikes, paragliding, horseback rides and mountain biking. Harties Aerial Cableway also offers relaxing boat cruises along the Hartbeespoort Dam for the not quite so adventurous.
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Itching to do a little of retail therapy? Craving something delicious? Or simply looking to immerse yourself in rich culture that makes our beloved country so diverse? No matter what your reason, be sure not to miss The Zone @ Rosebank's first-ever Eid Fest this April. Here, guests will enjoy the opportunity to have an experience filled with delectable cuisine, beautiful fashion, and unique culture. There will be a variety of fun and exciting stores for everybody all through The Eid Fest. This is a retail experience you definitely don’t want to miss!
From Friday, 02 April 2021 until Sunday, 11 April 2021.
The Eid Fest will be taking place on the first floor, near the food court, at The Zone @ Rosebank, 177 Oxford Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Entry is the Eid Fest at The Zone @ Rosebank is FREE, all you have to do is ensure you have some cash on you for parking, to do some shopping and even grab something delicious to eat in between shopping sprees.
For more information about The Zone @ Rosebank and their Eid Fest, visit their website at thezoneatrosebank.co.za.
Or, alternatively, you can check out their Facebook event page for further details.
You can contact them on 011 537 3800 or [email protected].
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Hartbeespoort is one of the top getaway destinations in the North West province. Just about an hour's drive from Johannesburg, this popular resort town offers a variety of accommodation options. So, whether you are a solo traveler or part of a large party, there should be somewhere perfect for you to lay your head in Harties. Let's take a closer look at your options.
If you are craving rest, relaxation and rejuvenation, then Cradle Health Spa is the ideal hotel accommodation for you. Nestled in the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range, this spa, conference and wellness centre offers its guests a holistic healing environment. The perfect place for a spontaneous girl's weekend or a romantic couples' getaway. The Cradle Health Spa offers a range of beauty treatments, including facials, manicures and pedicures, massages and body scrubs. Come and treat yourself to a few days of pampering and luxury - you deserve it!
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Looking for a room with a view? Book yourself a stay at Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House. Each of their six guest suites offer spectacular views of either Hartbeespoort Dam or the Magaliesberg Mountains. Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House provides European-style luxury accommodation, situated right in the heart of the North West province. Your stay includes daily buffet breakfast and the option to enjoy a three-course dinner overlooking the dam. There is also a lounge and pool area where you can socialise and relax. Take a short 45-minute drive out to Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House this weekend. We promise you won't regret it.
You needn't travel far to escape the mad rush of the city. Pack up the family and bring them for a weekend vacation at Glen Afric Country Lodge. Their accommodation offerings are humble but comfortable, perfect for a family on the move. Plus, there are a number of exciting activities available on site, including game drives and elephant interaction walks. Glen Afric Country Lodge also boasts an à la carte restaurant, library, swimming pool and outdoor deck. What more could you need to keep the kids entertained and let yourself kick back a little for the weekend?
Three Oaks and an Aloe is a luxury four-star boutique hotel situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains. Their 17 rooms are all equally spacious and comfortable. Each room also comes with a variety of amenities and a fantastic view of Hartbeespoort Dam. This is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway with your special someone. Treat them to a full day pamper package at the on-site spa before dining in style at the Three Oaks restaurant. Their dedicated chef prepares all meals from scratch, offering you and your partner the very best in local cuisine, wines and hospitality.
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If it's a fully inclusive accommodation, entertainment and dining package you're after, look no further than La Dolce Vita Guest House. This Italian-inspired hotel and spa not only offers its guests premium rooming, but fine dining and entertainment galore as well. La Dolce Vita Guest House is centrally located on the banks of Hartbeespoort Dam, making it the ideal rest stop between Harties' top attractions. If you're planning a non-stop adventure weekend in Hartbeespoort, this is the place to rest your head.
How about a holiday with a difference? La Montagne Guest Lodge offers just that. Their range of lodgings include luxury tents overlooking Hartbeespoort Dam, a romantic cabin, family suites and a self-catering unit. So, no matter your budget or accommodation needs, there should be something here ideally suited to you. La Montagne Guest Lodge also provides numerous outdoor activities to keep you entertained, including couples quad biking, hiking, guided horseback rides and abseiling. You can unwind after all that adventure and exploration at the lodge's on-site sanctuary spa. Sounds like the perfect getaway if you ask us.
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Lesedi Cultural Village is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hartbeespoort. Entertaining international guests for the weekend? Bring them here to experience an authentic taste of African culture, cuisine and hospitality. Lesedi Cultural Village offers quaint but comfortable accommodation. Book yourself and your guests into one of their deluxe rooms to make the most of your stay. The traditional rondavel-style lodgings are sure to amuse and entice guests unfamiliar with this type of accommodation.
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Hartbeespoort Dam Lodge is nestled between the small village of Kosmos, which overlooks the dam and the Magaliesberg Mountain Range. If it's peace and quiet you're after, this is the place for you. The hotel does not cater to children or pets, creating a serene oasis getaway for stressed out parents, couples and business travelers. Hartbeespoort Dam Lodge has six luxury en-suite rooms, complete with spa baths to help you fully unwind. The Lodge also has three separate braai areas and a calming rock swimming pool.
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Planning a holiday with the extended family? Airbnb might just be the ideal accommodation solution for you. Book yourself and the family a week-long stay at one of the many apartment and house vacation rentals available in Hartbeespoort. Not only will you save on accommodation, but you'll be able to spend more time as a family exploring all that Harties has to offer. Plus, you'll have ample privacy and space to yourselves. Get booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out!
Hartbeespoort is a popular getaway destination. With it's lush scenery and vast outdoor space, Harties is the ideal place to host large events, including weddings, birthdays, graduation parties and anniversary dinners. If you've got a big event coming up and aren't sure where to host the celebrations, keep reading to find your dream venue.
Three Oaks and an Aloe Boutique Hotel is a four-star luxury accommodation situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains. This world-class venue offers 17 fully-equipped conference rooms, ideal for business meetings, small conference events and team building sessions. The hotel is able to cater to up to 34 delegates, providing full catering and accommodation. There is also a paintball range on the premises, perfect for team building exercises.
Looking for a venue to host your next corporate getaway? Cradle Health Spa is the perfect spot to treat your teammates to a little pampering and lots of relaxation. Their conference venue caters for up to 40 guests seated and 80 guests for a cocktail-style event. Cradle Health Spa offers a variety of team building activities, wellness seminars and spa treatments as well. Take your corporate function from drab to fab by booking your event at Cradle Health Spa.
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Take the stress out of planning your wedding day by booking your venue and accommodation at Motozi Lodge. With a chapel, deck, reception hall, honeymoon suite and guest accommodation all on the premises, Motozi Lodge caters to your every need. Their venues can comfortably accommodate up to 180 guests, so you can happily invite all those second cousins and distant aunts.
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Fancy yourself a Tuscan-style wedding? Look no further than Green Leaves Wedding Venue and Conference Centre. This lush Italian-inspired venue will exceed all expectations for your big day. Their chapel and banquet hall can accommodate up to 180 guests and is ideal for weddings, as well as corporate meetings and events. Book sooner than later to avoid missing out on the wedding venue of your dreams.
Weddings are not a 'one size fits all' kind of affair. If you and your partner are looking to customise your special day fit to your every wish and desire, then La Montagne Guest Lodge is the venue for you. They cater to all sorts of weddings including micro pop-up ceremonies, elopements and same-sex weddings. Their open-air lapa can accommodate up to 200 people comfortably, however, smaller wedding parties are also welcome.
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Fancy yourself a royal wedding? Book yourself a spot at Camelotte Weddings & Accommodation! This Medieval-inspired village offers couples the opportunity to host a fabulous themed wedding or to simply amp up the romance on their big day. The chapel and castle reception hall can accommodate approximately 200 guests. There are also six bridal rooms available on the premises to ensure that you can get ready for the walk down the aisle in good time.
Nothing beats an outdoor wedding with a view. Leopard Lodge offers just that and so much more. Come and say your 'I do's' overlooking Hartbeespoort Dam and the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountain Range. Their venue can seat up to 200 guests. Leopard Lodge is also a fantastic venue to large functions such family reunions, birthdays, matric farewells and cocktail evenings. The venue offers a variety of menus to suit your occasion, as well as an extensive wine list and fully licensed bar. What more could you need to pull off the perfect celebration?
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The Nut Farm is one of the most romantic wedding venues and conference centres in Hartbeespoort. Their venue offers couples the chance to interact with and celebrate nature on their big day. It is also steeped in history, as the owners of the farm were married there themselves. Come and join a long traditional of successful, happy wedding days by booking yours at The Nut Farm.
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If you've been dreaming of a fairytale wedding, then Red Ivory is the ideal venue for your big day. This chic venue sits high on the slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountains, offering guests spectacular views of Hartbeespoort Dam below. Their tree top chapel seats up to 300 guests as well! And, if that wasn't enough to impress you, Red Ivory also boasts some of the finest wedding cuisine options in Harties. Expect your wedding day to be one for the books, because this is certainly no ordinary venue.
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The Vaal Triangle gets its name from the triangular-shaped area formed by Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark and Sasolburg. Located about 60km from Johannesburg, these areas see high influxes of Joburgers over weekends and the holiday season. The Vaal Triangle was formerly known as the industrial hub of South Africa, however, in recent years it has become more closely associated with tourism and leisure. There are numerous outdoor attractions in these areas, as well as a variety of cultural activities and foodie hotspots. If you've been aching to go on a trip to the Vaal Triangle, read on to find the best stores, restaurants, hotels and entertainment offerings in the area.
The Vaal Mall is the largest shopping complex situated within the Vaal Triangle. Featuring over 150 stores, as well as a number of fine restaurants and a Ster-Kinekor cinema house, the Vaal Mall is the place to be for keen shoppers. There are also numerous smaller shopping centres and wholesalers located in and around the Vaal Triangle. So, whether you're visiting the Vaal for a day or staying over a long weekend, you will never be without groceries and essentials. Who knew that shopping in the Vaal Triangle was this convenient?
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From river cruise wine tastings to pub grub, the Vaal Triangle has no shortage of cuisine offerings. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure through the Vaal Triangle by visiting some of the area's top restaurants and food events. Whether you prefer traditional Boerekos or more contemporary dining, there should be a restaurant to your liking here. The annual Vaal River Meander Wine Route is also an absolute must-try for both wine connoisseurs and amateur wine tasters. All in all, the Vaal Triangle has some great dining experiences on offer, so don't miss out!
The Vaal Triangle is a hive of entertainment. Welcoming in visitors from across the country, the area offers a range of outdoor activities to keep you busy. From fishing, to hiking, mountain biking, river rafting, golfing and leisurely cruises down the river, the Vaal Triangle is the place to be for entertainment. There is also a ton of fun family-friendly activities to keep you and kids having a blast while in the Vaal. The Aquadome at Emerald Resort and Casino is famed for its all-year round fun. And, if that wasn't enough, you can always visit the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site. All in all, the fun never stops in the Vaal.
The Vaal Triangle is a wonderful quick getaway destination. Take a well-deserved break and book yourself into one of the many fine hotels, lodges and self-catering establishments situated in the area. Emerald Resort & Casino is undoubtedly the Vaal's most popular and well known holiday hideout. Indulge yourself in a world of luxury, world-class hospitality and endless entertainment at Emerald Resort & Casino. It's the ideal place to bring the whole family for a fun weekend away at the Vaal. What are you waiting for?
Still haven't found the wedding venue of your dreams? The Vaal Triangle offers spectacular venues to host all kinds of special occasions. From weddings, to birthday parties, conferences and everything in between, there is sure to be a venue ideally suited to your needs here. No matter the event, your guests are bound to remember it for years to come. Make sure to book well in advance to avoid missing out!
Mogale City is a local municipality located on the West Rand of Gauteng. Two of the municipalities most popular districts are Muldersdrift and Magaliesburg – both of which offer numerous entertainment, food and retail options for tourists and locals alike. Let’s take a closer look at these two must-visit destinations:
Muldersdrift is situated just 27km north-west from the Johannesburg CBD. This idyllic rural area lies between Joburg and the Magalisberg mountain range. It is home to the world-renowned Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein Caves heritage sites, as well as an impressive stretch of picturesque wedding venues. If you’re looking for a short day-trip adventure, Muldersdrift is the place to go.
If you’re prepare to travel a little further outside of Johannesburg you’ll find Magaliesburg – a small, quaint town surrounded by the Southern Range of the Magaliesberg mountains. Come and enjoy the lush outdoors or take a rest stop at one of the many local restaurants and accommodation sites. It’s the perfect budget-friendly getaway.
Arts and crafts, artisan coffee and cheese and trinkets galore! That’s what you’ll find in Muldersdrift and Magaliesburg. There are a variety of curio shops and thrift stores situated around these areas. Of course, there are also a few shopping centres and malls you can visit to stock up on grocery items and essentials. If you’re the type to collect one-of-a-kind items, then the Muldersdrift and Magalies areas are the ideal shopping destination for you. Ditch the overcrowded Joburg malls and come find truly unique retail offerings here.
There is no shortage of entertainment in either Muldersdrift or Magaliesburg. In fact, these two areas are some of the top adventure destinations in Gauteng. Outdoorsy, nature-loving types flock to these suburbs to indulge in epic hikes, game drives, underground explorations and much more. These are also great family-friendly areas to bring the kids to for a fun weekend trip. Visit Happy Island Water Park in Muldersdrift for a splashing good time or take a meander through Magaliesburg, discovering all the lovely farms and nature reserves along the way.
Some of the best restaurants in Gauteng are found in the Muldersdrift and Magaliesburg areas. Whether you are a meat-loving carnivore or a dedicated vegan, there should be something to entice your tastebuds here. Stop by Leafy Greens Café in Muldersdrift to get a whole new take on clean, sustainable eating.
For artisanal goodness head on over to Black Horse Brewery to sample a fine selection of premium craft beers. Situated on the banks of the Magalies River, this craft brewery offers picture-perfect Sunday lunches, buffets and riverside picnics.
Because of their proximity to Johannesburg CBD, Muldersdrift and Magaliesburg play host to many tourists, business travellers and locals seeking quick and easy getaways. There are numerous accommodation offerings in these areas, ranging from self-catering lodges to some of the grandest hotels in Gauteng. No matter your budget or preference, there is bound to an ideal accommodation for your in either Muldersdrift or Magaliesburg. So, stop putting off that much-needed vacation and book yourself a stay ASAP!
Much like their hotel and accommodation options, Muldersdrift and Magaliesburg have scores of wedding venues and conference centres suited to all occasions. Weddings small and large take place here year round. From low-budget picnic affairs to spectacular banquets, the Muldersdrift/Magaliesburg wedding scene is a never-ending showstopper of events. Many of the wedding venues in these areas also cater to business conference events and outdoor festivals. If you’re looking to wow your guests, check out these awesome venues situated in Muldersdrift/Magaliesburg.
The Vaal Triangle is frequented by Joburg locals over weekends and holidays. Best known for its outdoor entertainment and hotel offerings, this area also boasts a variety of prime retail centres. Whether you are in need of groceries, camping essentials, fishing gear or fabulous fashion buys, the Vaal Triangle has it all. Read on to find the very best malls, shopping centres and wholesalers in the Vaal Triangle. You'll thank us the next time you pay a visit to the Vaal!
Vaal Mall is the home of shopping in the Vanderbijlpark. This massive shopping complex boasts an impressive tenant list, including flagship stores such as Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Game and Edgars. On the hunt for fashion deals? Stop by any one of their many clothing and footwear outlets. Vaal Mall also offers tons of entertainment for both young and old at their Ster-Kinekor cinema complex. On those inevitable rainy days in the Vaal, bring the kids along to catch a movie or have a bite at one of the fine eateries at Vaal Mall. It's a definite must-visit while you're in the area.
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Vaalgate Shopping Centre is centrally located in the CBD of Vanderbijlpark. This one-stop shopping centre is anchored by a super Shoprite store and boasts over 60 other fashion, jewellery and footwear stores. Vaalgate Shopping Centre also features an on-site medical centre and Clicks Pharmacy fit to see to any medical needs you may have. Visit Vaalgate Shopping Centre for all your retail requirements while in the Vaal Triangle area.
River Walk Shopping Centre is a strip mall located in Three Rivers, Vereeniging. The mall is anchored by Checkers and Dis-Chem, and provides a variety of other retail offerings and banking facilities. River Walk Shopping Centre is a popular convenience mall as it caters to both locals and visitors to the Vaal Triangle area. Ideal for those last-minute shopping trips before heading off on a weekend getaway along the banks of the Vaal dam.
River Square Shopping Centre is also located in Three Rivers, Vereeniging. The larger of the two malls in this area, River Square is anchored by Game, Pick n Pay and Woolworths. The mall also offers over 87 retail brands to choose from, a variety of sit-down and takeaway restaurants and banking services. Looking to keep the kids entertained while you shop? River Square is home to Fantasia Games Arcade and Galaxy Bingo!
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There's no better factory store than Makro to find the best deals on all your essentials. Luckily there's a Makro mega store situated right in the heart of the Vaal Triangle to cater to your every need. Come through to get your hands on bulk buys, massive sales and the very best in appliances and household cleaning items. Makro is a one-stop shop for all your home improvement and DIY needs as well. Be sure to visit Makro Vaal as soon as you can.
The Linen Factory Shop is situated in Duncanville, Vereeniging. Visit them to find the best deals on linens, raw fabric, bedding and furniture. The Linen Factory Shop is located approximately 50 minutes from the Johannesburg CBD, however, it is well worth paying a visit. You'll be amazed at their variety of fabrics and linens, so take a trip out to Vereeniging the very next chance you get.
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The Vaal Triangle is home to many top class restaurants, pubs and tea gardens. On your next trip through the greater Vaal areas, why not make a few pit stops to sample a variety of cuisines and flavours? Tick them off one by one from this list of the best restaurants situated in the Vaal Triangle. It's the perfect way to end off a holiday adventure in our opinion.
Grab yourself a delicious, juicy smash burger from Roco Mamas in Vanderbijlpark. This is the home of American-inspired fast food in the Vaal Triangle. From double thick milkshakes, to sticky wings and loaded fries, Roco Mamas caters to every kind of junk food craving you could possibly have. Ideal for tired out campers who couldn't be bothered to set up the braai!
Spice up your life by visiting Pukka Indian Cuisine in Vanderbijlpark. They serve an assortment of North Indian and Durban-style curries, biryanis and bunny chows. You can call to collect or for delivery within 5km. There's nothing like a Friday night Indian takeout, so give Pukka Indian Cuisine a ring the next chance you get.
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Capello is a Mediterranean-inspired eatery situated at Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark. This restaurant follows the Mediterranean ethos and tradition by bringing people together for a good time. Their combination of good food, classic cocktails and a relaxed lounge atmosphere is what makes this one of the best restaurants in the Vaal Triangle area. Make sure to book yourself a table the next time you plan a trip to Emerald Casino.
Another fine Mediterranean restaurant situated at Emerald Resort and Casino is Pizza Boss. With over 30 years of collective experience, Pizza Boss is run by the who's who of pizza making in South Africa. Come and enjoy a traditional or gourmet pizza at Pizza Boss topped with only the freshest ingredients. If you're ever out exploring the Vaal and find yourself plagued by a sudden pizza craving, this is the place to come.
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How about a taste of Tuscany right in the centre of the Vaal Triangle? Tuscany Restaurant offers you this and much more. This Italian-style restaurant serves up a variety of family meals, including authentic wood-fired pizzas, creamy pastas and tasty trinchado. Tuscany Restaurant is a place to gather with friends and family for a meal to remember. Pay them a visit as soon as you can.
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Casa do Galo is the home of the flame-grilled chicken in Vereeniging. This Portuguese takeaway restaurant serves a delectable array of classic Portuguese dishes including prego rolls, grilled calamari and flame-grilled spicy chicken, of course. If you're looking for a quick, but hearty meal while out in the Vaal area, this is the restaurant for you.
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If it's a little romance you're after, look no further than Anna's Kitchen. Situated at Three Rivers Lodge in Vereeniging, Anna's Kitchen expertly combines Italian, French and South African cuisine to present their guests with a menu that's simply to die for. Bring your special someone here for a fancy anniversary dinner. The elegant atmosphere of the dining area paired with a delicious meal is sure to win you a couple of brownie points!
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A seafood beach restaurant in Parys? Absolutely. De Vette Mossel (The Fat Mussel) is an all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant situated on the edge of the Vaal Triangle. Bring all your friends along to enjoy a flame-grilled seafood feast. De Vette Mossel serves up only the freshest fish dishes, ensuring your value for money. It's an absolute must-try experience, so don't miss out.
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High Stakes restaurant is famed for its exquisite wine list, premium steaks and excellent service. Situated at Emerald Resort and Casino, High Stakes is a strictly over 18s restaurant. This sophisticated atmosphere paired with their excellent gourmet steak and grills creates the perfect environment for a dining experience unlike any other. Ideal for special occasions and celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries and graduation parties.
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This is a steak and grill restaurant with a difference. Gas Monkey Pub & Grill doesn't serve your usual pub grub, but rather an assortment of hearty, flavour-filled dishes. Their monkey pots are legend for squeezing as much flavour into a single dish as possible. They've also got cocktails on tap, so come prepared to have a smashing good time.
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Everything seems bigger and better in the Vaal Triangle. Visit the largest al fresco restaurant in the country - Stonehaven on Vaal - the next time you pass through the area. Their a la carte menu features a continental assortment of meals, including classic steak and grills. Come and enjoy the outdoors as you dine on the open-air deck at Stonehaven on Vaal. It's the perfect way to end off a day of exploration around the dam.
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Oppie Plaas Parys is a coffee shop, nursery and animal farm situated within the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site. Come and enjoy traditional boerekos at Oppie Plaas Parys. From all day breakfasts to delicious syrupy koeksisters, they've got it all. This is the perfect place to bring the kids, aunties, uncles, granny and grandpa for a big family meal while out in the Vaal Triangle.
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Plum Tree Restaurant and Art Gallery is situated on the popular Bree Street in Parys. This artsy coffee shop serves traditional Afrikaner food like afval, bobotie, oxtail and boerewors rolls. On arrival at your table you will be given a vintage Huisgenoot magazine to peruse. The coffee shop is also decorated with an assortment of vintage items. So, come and take a journey back in time at Plum Tree Restaurant on your next visit to Parys.
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The Vaal Triangle is a popular weekend and holiday destination for hard-working Joburgers. Whether you’re looking for five-star luxury or family-friendly lodging, there’s sure to be an accommodation perfect for you here. Let’s help you find exactly what you need, shall we?
Emerald Resort & Casino offers a wide range of accommodation lodgings. Whether you're craving four-star hotel luxury, a deluxe private lodge, a self-catering chalet or the comfort of your own caravan, Emerald offers it all. No matter your budget or party size there is bound to be the ideal accommodation offering for you here. So, pack up the car and bring the family along for a restful getaway at Emerald Resort & Casino. Their variety of entertainment activities will keep the little ones busy while you get some much-needed rest. Sounds like the perfect family-friendly vacation to us. What are you waiting for? Get booking as soon as possible!
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Riverside Sun Resort is situated on the banks of the Vaal River, a mere 45-minutes drive from Johannesburg central. For this reason, the hotel is popular with both business travelers, tourists and holiday-makers driving up from Joburg. With 169 well-equipped rooms available, Riverside Sun Resort provides ample comfort and privacy to its visitors. Riverside Sun Resort is a quintessentially countryside hotel, offering guests a tranquil escape from the chaos of city life. Come and find your sense of serenity at this one-of-a-kind resort. You'll leave feeling like a brand new you!
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If it's an all-inclusive hotel package you're looking for, check out Riviera on Vaal Resort. With an 18-hole golf course on-site, guided boat tours and spectacular views of the Vaal Dam, this is the place to find your rest and relaxation. Stop by the fabulous Matthews Restaurant to enjoy a meal with the ones you love and dine out on the terrace to take in the awesome views of the surrounding area. Once you've filled those tummies, take some time out at the spa. Is there anything better than a soothing massage to help you kick back and relax? We think not.
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Vaal River Lodge & Spa is a four-star facility situated in Vanderbijlpark. Featuring 12 luxury suites and two self-catering cottages, Vaal River Lodge & Spa can accommodate up to 40 guests. Ideal for families on vacation, this lodge and spa offers a range of fun activities for all ages. Bring the kids along to splash about in the pool or have a game of competetive tennis on one of their courts. Vaal River Lodge and Spa also provides ample indoor entertainment, including TV and cinema lounges, snooker and arcade rooms and family dining areas. What more could you need to have the best family holiday possible?
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For true and rare hospitality, book yourself a stay at Ingwe Guest Lodge in Vanderbijlpark. This three-star hotel and conference centre prides itself on providing the utmost comfort and respect to its guests. There are various accommodation types at the lodge, well suited to all kinds of travelers including business people, school camps and families. All chalets overlook the pool and have an en-suite bathroom for your convenience. There is also an a la carte restaurant on-site to provide all your catering requirements. Book your trip to Ingwe Guest Lodge ASAP to avoid missing out on all they've got to offer!
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Looking for a taste of what it's like to live at the Vaal? Check yourself and the family into one of the fabulous self-catering villas at Vaal de Grace Golf Estate. This secure estate offers you a tranquil escape from city life, as well as ample outdoor activities to keep you entertained. If you've always dreamed of owning a property along the Vaal River, then this is the accommodation for you. Not only will you get to experience countryside living, but you'll be able to improve your golf swing, too. It's a definite must for holiday makers seeking accommodation with a difference.
Suikerwater Fishing is one of the most popular camp sites in and around the Vaal Triangle. Avid fishermen will revel in the lush natural surrounds here. Come and reconnect with the wild outdoors at Suikerwater Fishing. This is no five-star accommodation, but it's the perfect spot to escape from the mad city rush for a few days. It's also great for family bonding, as there is very little internet signal. Unplug from the world for a weekend and find your sense of self again. Spooky stories around the campfire, gooey smores and great fishing are what await you at Suikerwater Fishing. Are you on your way yet?
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River Run Resort is a family-friendly camp site located on the banks of the Vaal River. Bring your caravan or tent and set up camp for a long weekend vacation. There is tons to do around the camp site, including fly fishing, putt-putt, table tennis, biking, river tubing and bird watching. There is also a swimming pool on-site for you and the family to enjoy. River Run Resort is pet-friendly, so you can bring the entire family along, including your beloved four-legged members. It's family-style camping at its very best.
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For ultimate privacy, book yourself an Airbnb accommodation in the Vaal Triangle. Not only will you get to experience what it's like to live in the area, but you'll be able to save a good amount on accommodation to spend on other exciting activities. Airbnb is one of the best solutions for budget travel, so stop making excuses and book yourself a holiday in the Vaal Triangle as soon as you can.
The Vaal Triangle is the ideal place to host a celebration of any kind. From wedding receptions to business conferences, there are venues situated around the area perfect for any type of gathering. The Vaal Triangle also boasts some of the most spectacular outdoor venues in the country. So, if you're on the hunt for a picturesque garden or riverside venue, keep reading.
Every wedding should be unique. Blow your guests totally out of the water by hosting your reception aboard the Liquid Lounge boat cruise. Once you've said you 'I do's' hop aboard for a three-hour round trip across the magnificent Vaal River. Not only is it an incredibly romantic setting, but your guests are sure to remember your big day for years to come. It's an absolute must for couples who want to stand out from the crowd.
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What could be more romantic than an intimate garden wedding? Celebrate your lifelong commitment by hosting your ceremony under the trees at Bordeaux Haven Guest House and Conference Centre in Vereeniging. From here you'll be invited to dine inside the cozy banquet hall venue with your guests. Bordeaux Haven also caters to business travelers at their fully-equipped conference venue. Although relatively small, it is the ideal place to host team-building events, board meetings and conferences.
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Your wedding day should be about sharing magical moments with your spouse and family. Clivia Lodge & Conference Centre understands this. Come and create the wedding of your dreams at their multi-function venue. They offer multiple ceremony and reception packages, accommodating up to 120 guests at both their chapel and garden settings. We think that a moonlit midnight wedding would go down perfectly at Clivia Lodge. Book yourself a tour of the lodge to see for yourself.
A beautiful 18-acre estate set against the magnificent backdrop of the Vaal River. Sounds like a picture-perfect wedding venue if you ask us. Stonehaven on Vaal is one of the most popular wedding venues and conference centres in the Vaal Triangle. And, it's not difficult to understand why. Their exquisite garden setting is all you could want to make your big day absolutely flawless. They also offer reception cruises for smaller parties, but can seat up to 200 guests in their chapels. So, whether you're a party of 50 or a great big wedding band, there should be a venue suited to your needs at Stonehaven on Vaal.
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No two weddings are treated the same at Duck Point Wedding Venue. They understand and appreciate each couple's unique needs and dreams for their wedding day, catering to as many of those wishes as possible. Duck Point is an elegant, sophisticated wedding venue situated on the banks of the Vaal River. They also host a variety of other events including birthdays, engagement parties, bridal showers, baby showers and corporate functions. If it's style and class you're after, this is the venue for you. Book a private tour to get the full picture of all that Duck Point has to offer.
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Rustic farm-style elegance is what you'll find awaiting at Benedetto On Vaal Wedding Venue. It's the perfect blend of bohemian chic meets classic beauty. Host your wedding ceremony in their magnificent chapel before partying the night away in the Grande Villa Venue. Smaller wedding parties can also be accommodated for on the romantic garden island. The Wine Cellar Venue is ideal for small gatherings such as birthdays and bridal showers. You'll be spoilt for choice at Benedetto On Vaal, so book a viewing as soon as you can.
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Riverside Sun Resort is the home of business in the Vaal Triangle. This quintessentially countryside hotel offers accommodation and conference facilities for business travelers from all across the country. Their largest venue seats up to 500 guests comfortably, making it the ideal venue to host conferences and business expos. The hotel also boasts a wide range of team-building activities including beach-style volleyball, darts, life-size chess and boat cruises. Situated just 45-minutes from Johannesburg Central, there isn't a more ideal conference venue than this.
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What better place is there to negotiate a business deal than on the golf course? Vaal de Grace Golf Estate offers conference facilities for up to 300 guests. Their hall next to the historic windmill is the perfect space to host a private meeting or conference. Smaller parties are also welcome to host their events here. Vaal de Grace is situated on an island in the middle of the Vaal River, providing business parties with utmost privacy, tranquility and space to team build. Impress your team by hosting your next networking event here.
Emerald Resort & Casino is one of the most popular getaway destinations in the Vaal Triangle area. However, did you know that the resort also caters to weddings of up to 1,500 guests! The Emerald Arena is the largest venue of its kind in the Vaal Triangle. Don't quite have the budget for a massive wedding? No worries. Emerald Resort also caters to more intimate wedding parties at their six alternate venues. Looking for a venue to host a delegates meeting or conference? Emerald can organise that for you, too. All in all, Emerald Resort & Casino is the place to host events in the Vaal area.
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Waterfall is an affluent lifestyle estate that forms part of the greater Midrand suburb. These 2 200 hectares of land boast the finest in upmarket retail, entertainment, living and working spaces. Do you envision yourself living in a family-friendly, modern suburb with a range of amenities just a stone’s throw away? This is the ideal place for you!
The area is home to some of the best and biggest retail centres in Gauteng. Visit the world-class Mall of Africa for premium fashion, food and fun. On the outskirts of the suburb, you will find Woodmead Retail Park which offers a fuss-free, convenient shopping experience. Alternatively, you can stop by Waterfall Corner for essential grocery runs and a quick bite to eat. In search of budget-friendly deals and bulk buying? Makro Woodmead offers all this and much more.
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The morning school rush is a thing of the past for residents here. The area offers two exceptional private schooling options to its residents. Curro Waterfall is well known for its contemporary and inclusive approach to education. Similarly, Reddam House Waterfall provides private education for children aged 2 – 18. Thinking of studying education at a tertiary institution? Look no further than STADIO School of Education situated right in the heart of the area.
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What would a modern, urban lifestyle estate be without a fine collection of eateries? The area plays host to over 60 restaurants, catering to a wide variety of tastes and preferences. So, whether you are a family of four looking for a night out or a singleton craving an evening out on the town, there should be a restaurant in the area to best suit your needs.
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Not quite sure that area is the place for you and your family to settle down? Book a night’s stay at one of their four top-quality hotels to see what the estate lifestyle is really like. Thanks to its proximity to both Johannesburg North, Midrand and Pretoria, it is also the ideal location for tourists and business travelers to book themselves in for a much-needed night of rest.
There is no shortage of entertainment offerings in within the area. Whether you are an outdoorsy type or a movie fiend, there is always something on the go to keep you busy. Prefer the sunny outdoors? Go for a leisurely bike ride or bring your four-legged friends along to Valley Mature Lifestyle Estate. The Waterfall Golf Estate also offers hours of outdoor entertainment for all ages. On those inevitable rainy days, catch a thrilling movie at Ster-Kinekor Mall of Africa or work out your cabin fever at BOUNCE Inc – one of Gauteng’s most popular indoor trampoline parks.
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The City of Johannesburg recently opened the new Waterfall Customer Service Centre. This walk-in centre provides residents with municipal services right at their doorsteps. Customer relations agents, city valuers, rates experts, City Power and Joburg Water representatives and meter readers among other service staff are at hand to offer their help and expertise.
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The development is fast becoming one of Gauteng’s economic hubs. Its proximity to the Sandton CBD and Pretoria makes it the ideal location to set up a business. The many retail centres in the suburb also provide ample job opportunities. PwC, SAGE, Accenture, Deloitte, Novartis, BMW, Dis-Chem, Cummins and Dimension Data are among the leading brands that have made Waterfall their base. So, polish up that CV and put on your suit and tie, because your dream job awaits you.
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Prime real estate is undoubtedly one of the area's biggest drawcards. The property market here has boomed over the last decade as home buyers of all kinds have flooded into the area. Young and old find their sense of community here. The estate as a whole is comprised of thirteen different secure housing developments filled with a variety of lifestyle offerings.
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Like puzzle pieces, the suburbs of Johannesburg fit together to form the City Of Gold. Every area brings its own unique dynamic to the table, which is why Jozi is such a cosmopolitan city. To newcomers, this may all seem daunting, but don't fret! That's why we're here - to be your guide through the suburbs of Johannesburg. On that note, tighten those walking shoes and follow us as we introduce you to the different neighbourhoods in town.
By far one of the coolest suburbs in Johannesburg, Melville is one of its oldest neighbourhoods, dating back to the mid-1890s, and was named for land surveyor, Edward Harker Vincent Melvill. Today, this area is known for its exciting bars, trendy restaurants and thriving student social scene due to its close proximity to the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). Melville is also well known for the picturesque Melville Koppies, an exciting archaeological and geological site with rolling hills overlooking the city of Johannesburg.
Randburg is considered the central point of the northern suburbs. From here, everything is easily accessible via the main routes that traffic to and from this area. Other than it's ideal location from many neighbouring business, retail and entertainment hubs, it has its own gems you need to visit and explore for yourself. First stop, a well-deserved shopping spree, so why not pop into Cresta Shopping Centre, Randburg Square, or the brand-new Ferndale on Republic (AKA the Brightwater Commons). Tantalise your taste buds at one of the suburbs restaurants including Fusionista, Patisserie de Paris, The Fussy Vegan or Del Fornos. And for your entertainment, spend the afternoon racing around a track at Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting Track or getting lost at the Honeydew Mazes.
The crown on top of the City Of Johannesburg's head, Sandton stands proud at 143.5 km² and offers a world of entertainment, commerce, and retail opportunities. The area comprises of a string affluent neighbourhoods such as Rivonia, Bryanston, and Morningside to name a few. In the centre, you will find the Sandton business centre, a city on its own, filled with commerce, busy nightlife and a string of world-class hotels and venues.
Known as the trendy and cultural area in Joburg North, Rosebank is a vibrant, lively and diverse suburb that's jam-packed with plenty of must-visits, retail centres, sundowner spots and hip hotels. The area attracts plenty of businessmen and tourists alike with its exciting daytime excursions, divine dining hot spots and cool nightlife. Spend your Sundays exploring and shopping up a storm at the Rosebank Sunday Market on the rooftop of Rosebank Mall. For some of the best cocktails in the neighbourhood, be sure to visit Sin+Tax or Mix Cocktail Bar. And if you have a love for on-trend local and international art and design, artisan eateries, vibrant shops and spaces, and unique cafés, then the Keyes Art Mile is a definite must. Rosebank is by far one of the most versatile suburbs of Johannesburg with its suburban feel while stick to that city appeal thanks to its central business district.
The small and dense northern suburb of Parkhurst is mainly residential, but is well known for its trendy street life and sidewalk cafés, exuding quite a similar feel and atmosphere as vibey Greenside and Melville. The area is also quite popular for its two main business roads – 4th Avenue, which offers visitors, residents and tourists a lovely collection of restaurants and cafés, décor and design, antiques and service shops; and 6th Street, which is quickly converting into a design and décor, art and small business hub. Let's take a look at this exciting suburb and see what it has to offer.
Now, we move onto fabulous Fourways! Did you know that Fourways is known as the fastest developing commercial and residential hub in north? Other than attracting visitors from far and wide, for both business and leisure, the suburb also plays home to a wide selection of entertainment, restaurant and retail spots that you need to visit and explore for yourself. One of the big attractions in Fourways is the exciting entertainment hub of Montecasino. Bringing Italy to Joburg, Montecasino offers guests everything from amazing restaurants, interesting stores and incredible live shows, to cool events, family fun and even the chance to strike it lucky and win big! Other than Montecasino, there's the epic and recently renovated Fourways Mall, top-notch hotels, and let's not forget to mention the thrilling Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park.
Bryanston is a beehive of activity and attractions, especially when it comes to some of the best restaurants in the north. Here, you can take your pick from dozens of incredible restaurants offering a wide selection of cuisines from authentic Italian to French fine dining. We highly recommend a visit to Casa Del Sol Botanico at Bryanston Shopping Centre; Gemelli at the Posthouse Link Centre; and Coachman's Inn at Coachman's Crossing. As for retail therapy, Bryanston Shopping Centre, Nicolway Bryanston and Hobart Grove Centre are sure to have everything you're looking for from on-trend fashion to your weekly groceries. And if you're looking for a little bit of fun in the area, spend a Saturday morning browsing through the Bryanston Organic & Natural Market, get the adrenaline pumping at the Jozi X Adventure Centre, or even do a little skating at RollEgoli Roller Rink.
The northern crown on top of the City Of Johannesburg's head, Midrand stands proud at 152,9 km² and offers a world of entertainment, commerce, and retail opportunities. The area comprises a string affluent neighbourhoods such as Waterfall, Kyalami, and Beaulieu to name a few. In the centre of this, you will find the commerce centre, a city on its own, filled with businesses, busy nightlife and a string of world-class hotels and venues.
Most people only know a handful of facts about the township: it is a vibrant township located at the edge of Joburg, and it was the site of a student uprising in 1976 that helped to bring international attention to the struggle against the old regime. But there’s so much more to know — Soweto has a fascinating history and is home to a diverse array of people from all walks of life.
One of the more "suburban" suburbs of Johannesburg, let's introduce you to the "Poorte". As one of Gauteng's oldest areas, Roodepoort has expanded dramatically over the years. Hosting a remarkable blend of residential and formerly-industrial areas, Roodepoort is a beautiful place to live and work. The suburbs are named to reflect their history, with suburbs such as Radiokop (for the radio mast) and Little Falls showcasing this tradition. Roodepoort is also home to our city's most famous botanical gardens - The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens. There are so many open spaces, golf courses and boundless places to find entertainment.
Germiston, named after the Glaswegian farm, was established shortly after the gold rush on the Witwatersrand. Declared a city in 1950, it is often overlooked for being an industrial hub rather than a must-visit Jozi suburb. However, there is much to be seen and done here, if one only looks close enough. Driving through the 'old' town offers a glimpse of history, as century-old buildings stand tall among new developments. With their brick facades and stained-glass panels, these national landmarks are a sight to behold amidst the vapid decay of the inner city.
Kempton Park is a city in Ekhuruleni, east of Johannesburg. Established in 1903, it is one of Gauteng's largest residential and industrial areas. At 149.05 square kilometres, Kempton Park is an expansive area of land. Let's take a closer look to find out all that the suburb has to offer. There are a number of exciting retail offerings in Kempton Park. Festival Mall is the largest shopping centre in the area, boasting a variety of stores, as well as the only ice rink on the East Rand! Though technically not one of the suburbs of Johannesburg, Kempton Park is considered part of Jozi.
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Would you like to meet one of our favourites suburbs of Johannesburg? For an inner-city adventure like no other, visit the bustling suburb of Braamfontein! Spend an evening taking in the beautiful views of this area of town while sipping on sundowners and listening to amazing music at the rooftop urban venue, The Living Room. Or why not do a little shopping and nibbling at the Neighbourgoods Market Johannesburg every Saturday. Also, stop by 44 Stanley for a sophisticated downtown shopping, eating, working, and living experience. There's so much to explore in Braamfontein, keep reading to find out what other hidden gems this suburb has to offer.
On weekends, it filled to the brim with tourists and locals alike. The streets overflow with vendors selling everything from authentic artworks to super cool shades and everything in between. When the sun goes down, the rooftop bars fill up with cool kids who like to dance and have a good time. In between all of this excitement, you will find authentic African restaurants that cover everything from West to East Africa. Maboneng is also home to a handful of art galleries and an independent movie theatre. Recently rated among 12 coolest neighborhoods in the world by Forbes Magazine, Maboneng is a seriously cool place to be.
The Joburg CBD has evolved over the past three decades into something resembling one of the most modern cities in the world. It has become a melting pot of people from across Africa, making it as cosmopolitan as can be. From top tier Fortune 500 companies to street vendors selling fresh produce, the Joburg CBD is filled to the brim with a wide variety of commerce. But that's not all, with a little inside information you will be able to dine like nowhere else, shop to your heart's content, and dance until the cows come home. Without further ado, we present you with the ultimate guide to the inner city of Johannesburg.
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The Joburg CBD has evolved over the past three decades into something resembling one of the most modern cities in the world. It has become a melting pot of people from across Africa, making it as cosmopolitan as can be. From top tier Fortune 500 companies to street vendors selling fresh produce, the Joburg CBD is filled to the brim with a wide variety of commerce. But that's not all, with a little inside information you will be able to dine like nowhere else, shop to your heart's content, and dance until the cows come home. Without further ado, we present you with the ultimate guide to the inner city of Johannesburg. PS. when you're done reading this comprehensive guide, why not explore Johannesburg central yourself?
Bargain hunting is the name of the game when it comes to shopping in the Joburg CBD. From corner stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables to inner-city malls dedicated to bringing you the lowest prices on everything under the sun. Are you in search of a pair of Dickies for less? You've come to the right place. Looking for a three-piece suit but don't want to pay an arm and a leg? No sweat! From the Carlton Centre's shopping section to the stores that line Gandhi Square, you will most certainly find what you're looking for. Food fans will enjoy shopping at the Congolese market where plantain, okra, and other central African ingredients are readily available.
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Jozi city is the gateway to cross-continental cuisine. Laced with restaurants and cafés exploring true Africana, you are sure to find dishes from Mzansi, Ghana and Nigeria to name a few. From award-winning curries to corner store Jolof rice and pepper fish, Joburg is a food tourist's dream come true. Thanks to the number of hotels and hostels in the neighbourhood, the food services in town marches to the beat of a very funky drum. As an added bonus, why not check out our article about the best-kept secrets in the Joburg CBD!
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Joburg truly is a city that never sleeps. From rooftop bars to the hottest night clubs and corner cafe hangouts, there's always something going down in the City Of Gold. Some entertainment hot spots include the night clubs of Newtown, the rooftops of Maboneng, and the all-round goodness that is 1 Fox in Jeppestown and the newly developed Jewel City. No matter the jol, you will find it in the Joburg CBD.
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With its ample amount of hotels, hostels, and even AirBnB offerings, the Johannesburg CBD is the place to lay your head when you’re all partied out. From the world-famous Zebra Inn to the legendary Main Street Life in Maboneng, there’s a place with a warm bed and a hot shower around almost every corner in this area. Check out Joburg CBD's accommodation offerings and book your stay soon!
Filled to the brim with young, hip, and creative people and bankers alike, the Joburg CBD is where the up-and-coming starter-uppers choose to reside. Thanks to the number of cafes and restaurants that offer free Wi-Fi, the streets are your office. Whether you’re looking to rent a studio apartment built out of old shipping containers or looking for a loft with a view, there’s something sure to suit your needs. Maboneng encourages the artistic and entrepreneurial spirit, has reasonably priced apartments– priced from around R300,000 – and offers residents an alternative to suburban living.
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The Joburg CBD is where dreams are made - if you can make it here you can make it anywhere on earth. Home to some of the big companies including FNB, Anglo Gold and ABSA to name a few, it’s the corporate playground where big deals are made. With hot desks and boardroom rentals becoming a major trend in many business districts across the country, Jozi has taken up to this and offers rent-a-desk options as well. Thanks to new office spaces quite literally climbing the sky in the CBD, the job market has become more saturated as bigger companies expand their floor space to accommodate more staff.
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Johannesburg West and the West Rand is a great area to visit if you're looking to get a better glimpse into the history of our city (think during the time of the Gold Rush) and perhaps enjoy some of the best outdoor adventures and countryside escapes Joburg has to offer. Suburbs in this area include Randfontein, Krugersdorp, Weltervreden Park, Honeydew, Roodepoort and Muldersdrift, just to name a few.
Randfontein is a small gold mining town out in the far West Rand. Being far from the city, this area is home to a collection of farms and residential areas. Although this is one of the smaller towns, there are still a couple hot spots worth visiting if you need to do a little shopping, want to grab a bite to eat or simply just want to explore what this old mining town has to offer. For some retail therapy, the Village Square Shopping Centre and Tambotie Mall boasts stores including Foschini, Ackermans, Mr Price, Edgars and Shoprite. There isn't much to do here if you're looking for some excitement, but the neighbouring suburb of Krugersdorp, merely a few minutes drive away, does offer a variety of activities for a fun day out with family and friends.
Known as the industrial hub, Krugersdorp is another mining town in the far West Rand. With a history that dates back to the Gold Rush, the area has interesting and unique old buildings and churches that are worth visiting and exploring. Krugersdorp offers more on the business and entertainment front. Here, you'll find a bustling business centre, shopping malls and outdoor adventure activities just short drive away. One of the big attractions to the area include the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, offering a variety of outdoor activities such as self game drives, free 4x4 routes, a reptile park, lion feedings and more. For some water park fun during the hotter month, Pine Resort is a must visit. And as for shopping centres in the area, visit Key West Shopping Centre complete with a cinema and indoor sports arena, or Valleyview Shopping Centre.
Situated between Beyers Naudé Drive and Hendrik Potgieter Street, Weltervredenpark is a small residential area that offers all the necessities of convenient living. There are a handful of schools nearby, plenty of property if you're looking to call this place home, as well as a few shopping destinations. For all your shopping needs, visit the Hillfox Value Centre on Hendrik Potgieter Drive and enjoy some retail therapy at over 30 shops. Or head to Palm Court Shopping Centre offering a convenient stop to get all your dinner ingredients or do your weekly grocery shopping, and enjoy a few rounds of Adventure Golf with family and friends. Nearby suburbs including Randburg, Honeydew and Northcliff offer a variety of entertainment over the weekends.
Out in the countryside of the west lies the little suburb of Honeydew. This is the ideal area to call home and commute from thanks to its close proximity to the N1, which will take you practically anywhere everywhere within and around the city. Honeydew Village Shopping Centre offers residents and visitors in the area a one-stop retail experience, offering everything from a Woolworths for your groceries, a Pizza Hut perfect for some cheesy takeaway, and Stylistix for that quick trim to the firm favourite La Rosa Mexican Grille & Tequilera, Purple Heart Gallery and Sorbet for a quick pamper. As for entertainment, a mist-visit in the area is Honeydew Mazes. Here, families and group can enjoy exploring and getting lost in their maize mazes. It's a unique adventure out in the great outdoors.
Essentially a city all on its own, the lively suburban neighbourhood of Roodepoort is one of the oldest areas in the city, dating back to the Gold Rush in 1884. Offering the perfect blend of residential and formerly-industrial characteristic, this is the ideal place to call home and work. And not only that, it has a lovely selection of retail hubs, restaurants and entertainment options for residents and visitors to enjoy. To name a few, here you'll find the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens; the Kloofendal Municipal Nature Reserve; the Wilgeheuwel Extreme Park; the Alice Art Gallery; Clearwater Mall; Indy Kart Indoor Go-Kart Racing; and 14th Avenue District Shopping Centre.
Welcome to the West Rand! The picturesque area of Muldersdrift is home to a wide range of exciting activities, scenic countryside escapes, historic highlights as well as unique retail experiences. If you're still on the search for the perfect country wedding venue for your special, be sure to explore the Muldersdrift Wedding Mile that boasts plenty of stunning places to say your vows. A few include Avianto, Oakfield Farm, Memoire, and Moon and Sixpence. Cool off in the summer at the Happy Island Water World, the latest addition to the Gauteng water park scene. Visitors to the area will also find the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage site home to the breathtaking Sterkfontein Caves and world-class and award-winning Maropeng Visitor Centre. Other highlights in the area include the Silverstar Casino filled with restaurants and family entertainment and the architectural masterpiece of Cradlestone Mall, offering a unique shopping experience.
We head to east of Johannesburg and explore everything Ekurhuleni has in store for all. The East Rand comprises of Kempton Park, Bedfordview, Edenvale, Alberton, Benoni, Brakpan, Boksburg and Linksfield. If you’re planning a visit to Ekurhuleni, click your suburb of interest below and view our guide to the area, covering everything from interesting restaurants and must-visit retail hubs to hotels if you wish to spend the night (or weekend) and more.
Kempton Park is the suburb of convenience! From thrilling entertainment and thriving business hubs to international travel, top-notch accommodation, exquisite dining, and so much more, Kempton Park has it all. This bustling area is home to one of the two airports in the province of Gauteng – O.R. Tambo International Airport – as well as the ever-popular casino, Emperors Palace; and Festival Mall, the biggest shopping centre in the suburb. And with the airport being so close, Kempton Park is brimming with bustling business and accommodation offerings for those visiting.
For some of the best entertainment and food in the East Rand, Bedfordview is the suburb you need to visit. Combining the family-friendly lifestyle with European-inspired luxury, this is the perfect place to call home or even explore over the weekend. A few popular spots to visit include Bedford Centre and Eastgate Shopping Centre if you're looking to indulge in some retail therapy. These malls also offer a lovely selection of restaurants to delight your taste buds. As for entertainment, the area offers an exciting collection of family fun, nightlife hot spots and sporting venues.
Known for its sprawling tree-lined avenues, quaint cafes, abundance of retail offerings and vibrant restaurant scene, Edenvale has something for everyone. Edenvale comprises a number of residential suburbs ideal if you're looking to settle down and raise a family, as well as a few industrial corners. A few points of interesting tin the area includes Greenstone Shopping Centre, one of the biggest malls in the east; De Molen Pancake House tucked inside the local landmark of the Dutch Windmill; Rush Trampoline Park is the kids want to blow off some energy; or simply enjoying the outdoors and taking a leisurely stroll through the market at Horwoods Farm.
Primarily characterised as a residential suburb in the south of the East Rand, Alberton offers families a lovely space to wind down, relax and make happy memories. Being within close proximity of neighbouring business centres and major freeways and routes, most residents commute to work in surrounding cities and suburbs. Here, residents and visitors can enjoy a slow side of life, enjoying a variety of outdoor recreational activities and even a spot of shopping. A few venues and location to note for your next visit includes the well-kept Alberton Driving Range if you're keen to practice your swing; the Jackson Dam perfect for an afternoon hike, fishing, walking your furry four-legged companions and getting some sunshine; and the Rietvlei Zoo Farm offering a Picnic Park, as well as lots of space to mountain bike, hiking or joining a park run; and lastly, the Alberton City Shopping Centre, complete with a dynamic mix of local and international brands from over 98 stores.
Situated alongside the N12 Highway, diverse and historic Benoni is well-known as being the setting of the 2005 MTV-inspired movie, Crazy Monkey: Straight Outta Benoni. And let's not forget, the Oscar-winning actress, Charlize Theron, was born in Benoni. It is also known as a great suburb for first time home buyers due to the area's properties being great value for money. Other than making a great residential area, there are also a few great places to visit. Northmead Square not only offers a lovely retail experience for visitors and residents alike, but also brought movie cinemas back to the suburb (in case you didn't know, the last cinema closed in the 80s). Next up, if you'd like to brush up on some local history, be sure to visit the Benoni Museum. And have you ever visited a mall that's located on a steam boat? If not, Lakeside Mall on the southern banks of the Civic Lake is an absolute must.
Boksburg came to been when gold was discovered in the area in 1887. These days, it boasts a diverse industrial and mining scene as it is known as one of the most important gold-producing areas on the Witwatersrand. If you'd like to revisit the past, there are a number of old historical building to visit including a few old gold mines, the St Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church, the Old Post Office which was built in 1898 and the Law Court which has been standing from 1890. But if you're looking for entertainment of the modern day kind, locals and visitors can spend a Saturday morning strolling and shopping through the Bokkie Park and Bunny Park Food and Craft Markets. During the hot summers, Wild Waters is just the place to keep cool while having a blast on the water slides and rides. And lastly, shop up a storm at one of the Joburg's biggest malls, East Rand Mall.
During the Gold Rush boom in the late 1880s, Brakpan was just considered as a suburban area within Benoni and only became it's own little town in 1912. Situated between Benoni and Springs, this town also centres around the industrial and mining industry, but boasts many distinct areas filled with activities and entertainment and residential communities. One of the top attractions in the area is the exciting Carnival City, shaped just like a circus marquee! This entertainment hub offers visitors everything from a buzzing casino floor and family fun to restaurants, concerts and much more. Other than letting the kids blow off some steam at the Magic Company at Carnival City, why not let them bounce themselves tired at Wi:Jump, the East Rand ultimate trampoline park! Need to do a little bit of shopping? The Mall @ Carnival is sure to have whatever you're looking for.
As part of Edenvale, Linksfield can be found tucked between Fairwood, Cyrildene and Sydenham. This urban hub is an elegant residential suburb ideally located within close proximity to many attractions and amenities in neighbouring areas including Melrose Arch, Sandton and Rosebank. A few features worth mentioning includes the Linksfield Terrace Shopping Centre, perfect for those after work errands and weekly grocery shopping. Another feature to look forward to is the development of The Neighbourhood, a brand-new residential lifestyle estate complete with its very own unique social, retail and leisure hub – The Neighbourhood Square – offering quaint restaurants and coffee shops, as well as boutique stores.
Welcome to Joburg Central! This up-and-coming, lively, diverse and vibrant part of Johannesburg is an absolute must-visit if you're looking for the ultimate Jozi experience. From art and theatre to unique retail experiences, restaurants and tourist attractions, this is the place to start. Explore the many various suburbs in Joburg Central and the central business district, and enjoy your visit.
For an inner-city adventure like no other, visit the bustling suburb of Braamfontein! Spend an evening taking in the beautiful views of this area of town while sipping on sundowners and listening to amazing music at the rooftop urban venue, The Living Room. Or why not do a little shopping and nibbling at the Neighbourgoods Market Johannesburg every Saturday. Also, stop by 44 Stanley for a sophisticated downtown shopping, eating, working and living experience. There's so much to explore in Braamfontein, keep reading to fins out what other hidden gems this suburb has to offer.
For a suburb where you can find all the tourists, cool cats and unique must-visits in the heart of Jozi, Maboneng is the place to be. This area is brimming with African sub cultures aplenty, exciting cuisine to delight your palate, unique retail experiences that'll have you coming back for more, rooftop bars that'll have you dancing the night away and so much more. Visit the ever-popular and trendy mixed-use arts hub, Arts On Main, and shop up a storm. After all that shopping, why not grab a bite to eat at The Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar? And if you're looking to do a tour or join some thrilling activities in the area, visit Curiocity Backpackers and see what they have lined up.
Located just over the Nelson Mandela Bridge is the hip and cultural district of Newtown! Here, visitors and locals can enjoy a lovely day out exploring the many interesting points of interest this area offers. Take a look at what shows are on circuit at the Market Theatre; stop by Newtown Junction to do a little retail therapy; browse through the historical Museum Africa; try your hand at a few science experiments at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre; and round off your day with a party at the And Club.
Right next to Newtown, Hillbrow and Berea is Parktown. This part of town is a great spot if you're looking to enjoy a little bit of history, view some art and architecture and perhaps even dine out in between activities. A few musts worth mentioning includes the Adler Museum of Medicine housed at the University of the Witwatersrand's Medical School Campus; a tour through Northwards Mansion which is one of the oldest buildings in the city; view beautiful artworks at Gallery MOMO and the Wits Art Museum; the visiting Workshop 55 for some delicious tapas, interesting cocktails and unique dining experience.
Did you know that the name Soweto is a syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships? It is also the only place in the world that hosted two Pulitzer prize winners in the same street, namely Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, who both lived in the popular Vilakazi Street. The township has gone through significant changes since its establishment. By 2003 the greater area consisted of 87 townships grouped together into Administrative Regions 6 and 10 of Johannesburg. Most people only know a handful of facts about the township: it is a vibrant township located at the edge of Joburg, and it was the site of a student uprising in 1976 that helped to bring international attention to the struggle against the old regime. But there’s so much more to know — Soweto has a fascinating history and is home to a diverse array of people from all walks of life.
From street vendors selling artwork to mega malls stocked with the latest in technology and designer fashion, Soweto is the place to go shopping. Whether you're looking at furnishing your abode or window shop to your heart's content, you will find what you are looking for in Soweto, such as Maponya Mall in Klipspruit or Protea Glen Mall in, well, Protea Glen.
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Soweto has become a melting pot of good food from across the country. From hearty stews to borderline fine dining and everything in between you will find something tantalising to suit your taste buds. Slowly but surely, the face of food in Soweto is changing, and quality and service are tagging along, too. The result is exciting to watch and be a part of. From Vuyos in Vilikazi Street to Chav Pozi down the road, there's an eatery for every occasion.
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From the legendary Lebo's Backpacker's to the Soweto Hotel, no matter how you're traveling there's a warm bed and decent breakfast (or brunch) waiting for you around every corner in Soweto. There are a handful of guesthouses and Air BnB hangouts worth mentioning, too! Either way, we've got you covered when it comes to hanging your hat in the township.
Did you know that Soweto is credited as one of the founding places for Kwaito and Kasi Rap, which is a style of hip hop specific to South Africa? Known for its vibrant nightlife, the area is the uncrowned party capital of South Africa. But the bus does not stop there - not by a long shot. The region is also filled with family entertainment, such as movie complexes, picnic spots and so on. No matter what type of fun you're looking for you are sure to find it here.
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Filled with rich South African heritage, Soweto plays a major part in South Africa's history. To commemorate this, the township is filled with tourist attractions, museums, and tours. Whether you are visiting from out of town or want to find out more about where you can rest your head in Mandela's old stomping grounds, then you've come to the right place.
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Looking for a job in Soweto? Do you know of anyone looking to work in Soweto? Well, you've come to the right place! With affordable rentals and property rates in the township, it is a great place to live, work, and play! With hot desks and boardroom rentals becoming a major trend in many business districts across the country, the township has started taking up to this and offers its fair share of rent-a-desk options across the region. This in itself has introduced a new working dynamic to the area south-west of Johannesburg.
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The property market in Soweto is on the rise. Being labeled as the Sandton of the South, the township has become a hotspot for property investors and homeowners alike thanks to competitive pricing and new developments sprawling up all over the show. From Naledi to Protea Glen, new clusters, townhouses, and apartment buildings are taking shape as the area tries to keep up with housing development. In 2001, the official boundaries of the township stood at 106.44 square kilometres, and a population of 858 644, or more than 8 000 people per square kilometre. In 2011 the area was 200 km sq and the population was 1.25 million, pushing up the demand for new housing developments in the area.
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It's no secret that Soweto is big on soccer... or football if you prefer! In 2010, South Africa hosted the FIFA World Cup and with that, the township saw the revitalisation of its soccer stadiums and infrastructure as well as the construction of Soccer City in Nasrec. But above and beyond that Soweto is the proving ground for many up and coming soccer players as well as home to the Orlando Pirates and Moroko Swallows. The area is also rich in sports fields and clinics, such as the Nike Football Training Centre in Klipspruit.
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