Located on the corner of Waterfall and Woodmead Drive, the gateway into the fast developing Waterfall City precinct,  you'll find the retail centre of Waterfall Corner. Anchored by Checkers, Woolworths and Clicks, Waterfall Corner offers visitors a lovely selection of hand-picked stores, restaurants, entertainment and services. Waterfall Lifestyle is adjacent Waterfall Corner, houses a Virgin Active and Bounce Inc Trampoline Park.

This retail and lifestyle space is easily accessible to residents of Waterfall Hills and Waterfall Valley mature lifestyle villages, Waterfall Equestrian Estate and Waterfall Country Estate as well as Country Village.

For more malls in Johannesburg, click here to take a look at our shopping guide to the city!

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Shopping

Whether you're looking to do your daily errands, pick up something for dinner or simply need to get your weekly grocery shopping done, Waterfall Corner offers shoppers and visitors just the space to pop into en route home from the office. The centre is anchored by Checkers, Woolworths and Clicks, the perfect spots to shop for all your daily essentials and necessities. Other stores include Sorbet, for all of your pamper and beauty needs; Xciter Sports Apparel offering a wide selection of fitness gear; ExecuSpecs for the latest in eyewear fashion and trends; and Canine & Co to shop the world’s premium pet brands.

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Restaurants

After doing all of your grocery shopping and errands, why not take your pick from Waterfall Corners unique selection of eateries and restaurants? From wood-oven pizzas and moreish sushi, to delicious light meals, juicy steaks, freshly baked bread and even something spice, there's many options for you to choose from. Their collection of restaurants includes the Life Grand Café, La Parada, Col'Cacchio, The Hussar Grill, The Raj, Vovo Telo and Yamada Sushi. No matter what your taste buds are craving, or what the occasion may be, you're sure to find the perfect eatery at Waterfall Corner.

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Attractions

Other than Waterfall Corner's lively and buzzing piazza offering residents and visitors with a wide range of restaurants, hand-picked stores and services, there are a few attractions nearby that's sure to delight. Just across the road from Waterfall Corner is Waterfall Lifestyle, where you'll find Virgin Active Waterfall, perfect for keeping you in shape, as well as a Bounce Inc Trampoline Park, ideal if you're looking to treat the family to a fun day out, jumping and bouncing everywhere.

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Trading Hours

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Contact Details

Website: www.waterfallcorner.co.za

Tel: 087 845 1167

Email: [email protected]

Address: Corner Woodmead and Waterfall Drive, Waterfall City, Midrand, Johannesburg

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Looking at the statistics released each year by Arrive Alive, it is evident that South African roads are not as safe as we perceive it to be. Daily commutes turn into scenes from Mad Max: Fury Road with taxis, potholes and pedestrians added as obstacles. Take control and invest in advanced and defensive driving courses for you and your family. We take a look at the top driving academies in the City Of Gold.

VW Driving Academy

The VW Driving Academy offers a full range of advanced driving courses designed to help ensure your personal safety on the road. Drivers will gain experience and confidence to deal with potential dangers found on Johannesburg roads. Course vehicles include the sleek R brands Golf R, GTI, Amarok, Touareg and Tiguan. The Volkswagen Driving Academy is based at the Zwartkops Raceway in Johannesburg.

Details: www.vw.co.za

Defensive Driving

Topgear Driving Academy

Abbreviated as the TDA, the Topgear Driving Academy offers drivers of all skill levels the opportunity to improve their skills on the road, become more confident and to know what to do in an emergency situation. Training on offer includes 4X4 training, skid control, hijack prevention and collision avoidance.

Details: www.topgearsa.co.za

Defensive Driving

Adrenalin Driving Academy

Situated in Midrand, the Adrenalin Driving Academy offers to teach advanced driving techniques, driver attitude and vision with the correct use of modern safety features. With a focus on braking and steering techniques, Adrelin Driving Academy is set to make a better driver out of you with their defensive driving courses.

Details: adrenalindrivingacademy.co.za

Defensive Driving

BMW Driving Experience

For the ultimate racetrack experience, check out the BMW Driving Experience. Learn how to tackle a racetrack, drift around corners, and wiggle your way out of tricky situations. Above and beyond breakneck speeds and pulling G's, the BMW Driving Experience also offers safety driving courses that cover both theory and practical experiences.

Details: www.bmwdrivingexperience.co.za

What Is It?

The Haunted Forest®, now in its fifth year, is a flagship Halloween event held at Riversands Farm Village in Joburg. The event has continuously grown since its inception in 2016, with this year taking a wicked leap into the world of horror and fright! Picnics in the Park has extended the Zombie Land experience until Sunday 14 November 2020 with limited tickets available. So, if you missed out on the fun of this exciting annual Halloween event, this is your chance to experience it! Wondering what to expect? Well, watch the video below, it's give you the chills!

The ticket "session 3" is for guests who attended last Saturday evening and if you were not able to come at all the other tickets are applicable to you.

 

Health & Safety Protocols At The Event

Where Is It?

Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

When Is It?

Saturday, 14 November 2020 from 19:00 to 23:00. 

Games (the games work on a token system):

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How Much Is It?

Limited tickets are available for this extended event at R100 per person. To avoid disappointment, click here to get your tickets now before they sell out.

For More Information

For more information on this spooky event, visit picnicsinthepark.co.

You can also contact them on 076 8922 535 (WhatsApp) or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow or like them on Facebook.

The Haunted Forest

Please note: Christmas market dates are subject to change or be cancelled at any given time. Please contact the event organisers directly for further information and confirmation. No mask = no entry. 

Also, visit these Pretoria Christmas markets!

Black Horse Brewery's Annual Christmas Market

Join Black Horse Brewery for a great day out and about with the family. Their festive Annual Christmas Market is back, and better than ever. Expect to spend the day tucking into some delicious food, strolling through their various craft stalls where you can purchase a bunch of festive goodies. Don't forget to treat your taste buds and keep cool with a draught of craft beer, or a glass of gin or wine.

The Linden Market: African Christmas

Before the Christmas frenzy begins, visit The Linden Market: African Christmas to get started on your festive shopping. This merry-must will span over TWO DAYS in the heart of Emmarentia Botanical Gardens. Expect everything from stunning market stalls to Santa in the Garden, sweet pooches and live music entertainment and much more. It's an absolute must visit for the whole family, including your four-legged companions. Other than all the exciting festivities, you definitely shop up a storm here as you'll find plenty of treasures such as vintage designer clothing, antiques, jewellery and accessories, as well as fresh flowers and organic skincare products. And on the culinary side, there will be lots of gourmet food, craft beer, bubbly and wine.

Destination Christmas Market

Get into the festive spirit at the Destination Christmas Markets taking place at Melrose Arch from 02 to 05 December 2020. Here, you'll find unique Christmas gifts for your friends and loved ones, beautiful festive décor, special handcrafted goodies, stunning jewellery, clothing for all, homeware and accessories, and toys for the little ones. Not only will you get to do some festive shopping, but you can also spend the evening dining at on of the precincts fab foodie spots and enjoying the twinkling Christmas light display lining High Street.

Christmas Markets

Field Market Christmas Editions

For the last Field Markets of 2020, the Christmas Edition Markets bring you plenty of festive joy. Take a stroll underneath the trees to browse through curated stalls featuring quality, locally handcrafted items and deli products. And to delight your taste buds, enjoy a wide variety of gourmet food and craft drinks, plus there will be live music. The kids can run wild at the large free play area. Your four-legged companions are more than welcome to join in as long as they're on a leash.

Irene's Village Market's Christmas Markets

If you're heading to Pretoria over the festive season, be sure not to miss out on Irene Village Market's Christmas Markets popping up every Saturday until 19 December (there'll be another on Reconciliation Day on 16 December). Here, you can get all of your Christmas shopping done and dusted at more than 100 South African handmade arts and craft stalls while enjoying nature with your family. Don't miss out on a Saturday stroll throw these festive markets and enjoy all the good food, craft beer and gin, the fresh air, live music, crafts and art, and much more.

Royal JHB & Kensington Christmas Market

Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club is hosting a Christmas Market that's sure to have all of the festive bells and whistles that comes along with the holiday season! There will be a wide variety of stalls showcasing beautiful gifting ideas, plenty of Christmas decor, fashion items, accessories and so so much more!

Country Christmas Market

The highly anticipated annual Country Christmas Market in Kyalami is back with yet another jolly edition offering the perfect combination of fun, entertainment and shopping. Enjoy a lovely day out and about in the countryside admiring the Christmas gifts and themed stalls, plus there's a feel-good factor because you'll be supporting local vendors, artisans and crafters. A kiddie play area will keep the little ones occupied and dogs on leash are welcome. So, pull up a bench and spend the afternoon wining and dining with great friends while enjoying fantastic music in this rustic country setting. There's FREE entrance, FREE parking, FREE Wi-Fi, too!

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KAMERS/Makers 2020 Irene

The artisanal market we all know and love, KAMERS/Makers, will be returning to Irene, Pretoria, this December! This is the perfect opportunity to get started on all your Christmas shopping. For a celebratory end to 2020, the country's original artisan 'up'-market returns to Cornwall Hill College for a shopping experience like no other. Get ready for more than 200 proudly SA designers and crafters, all showcasing the coolest stuff you’ve never seen before – from fashion, food, skincare and ceramics to jewellery, lifestyle, music and much more. Click here to get your tickets now.

Sandton City's Christmas Village

Get ready for all the festive cheer at this year's edition of the Christmas Village, returning to Sandton City! Gather your friends and family and enjoy a merry frolic through this European-inspired village that showcases all things Christmas and African. Expect everything from twinkling lights, Christmas carols and artisan stalls filled with delectable treats to one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts crafted by local makers. You can find the Christmas Village in the Protea Court at Entrance 12 near Doppio Zero.

Italian Club Christmas Market

If you're in Bedfordview in mid December and would like to enjoy some festive celebrations and retail therapy, then be sure not to miss the Italian Club Christmas Market! This very festive gathering is one of the biggest in Johannesburg! Pop in, delight your taste buds and senses, and also do some Christmas shopping. This market is a must-visit for the whole family! There is a R10 voluntary entrance fee that goes to charity.

The Night Market Before Christmas

Join Molly Malone's Fourways for their first-ever Alternative Christmas Market held by Alternatribe. Here, you can expect to find an interesting selection of handmade goth, punk, vintage, metallist, rocker and steampunk items and art, as well as clothing, jewellery, music, decor, bags, books, fandom and much more! The Molly's Bar and Restaurant is also open to get the weekend started. The big screen will be showing the perfect christmas movie for this event.

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5th Annual East Rand Christmas Market

Don't miss the fifth annual East Rand Christmas Market, offering shoppers over 80 stalls to explore and shop through. Besides their great variety of festive stalls stocked with plenty of holiday goodies, there will be plenty of tasty eats, sweets and baked goods, and proper barista coffee, milkshakes, freezos, slush and more! Also, your furry four-legged companions are also welcome to explore this cheerful market with you. There's lots of things to do for the whole family, including a treasure hunt with Rudolph and Elf.

Handmade & Homemade Christmas Fair

It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas! So, why not head to Brooklyn Mall and join in on the festivities with their Handmade & Homemade Christmas Fair. Expect two levels with over 120 cheerful stands filled with high quality items and products, all hand-picked for their uniqueness and exclusivity. You find a wide variety of crafts and artisanal bakes and cakes, and so much more. There's also plenty of bargains and high end collectables ranging from furniture, porcelain, books, antiques, art, jewellery, antique furniture, kitchenware, vintage clothing, silver and much more.

Sylvia's Christmas Market Under The Stars

Get your last-minute gifts and stocking fillers done and dusted at the Christmas Market Under The Stars, brought to you by Sylvia's Market. Here, you can enjoy a merry setting with great food, wonderful crafts and lots of entertainment for both young and old. There will be live entertainment featuring a up-and-coming singers and a DJ. And for the kids, there will be carnival rides that are sure to thrill and delight, as well as a special visit from the ever-popular and beloved, Santa Claus!

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We head to the north of Johannesburg and explore everything the northern suburbs and areas have to offer locals, residents and tourists. Johannesburg North comprises of Sandton, Bryanston, Rosebank, Melville, Randburg, Fourways and Midrand. If you're planning a visit to Johannesburg North, click your suburb of interest below and take a look at our guide to the area. We have covered everything from recommended restaurants and must-visit retail destinations to places to stay if you wish to spend the night (or weekend) and more.

What Are You Looking For?

Melville
Randburg
Sandton
Rosebank
Fourways
Bryanston
Midrand

Melville

One of the city's oldest suburbs, Melville is known as a bohemian student town filled with a variety of bustling bars, trendy restaurants and interesting activities. For a spot of unique shopping and dining in the area, visit 27 Boxes, a lifestyle centre in the heart of the suburb housing an interesting selection of stores and eateries in 100 shipping containers. Here, you'll also find the rooftop Green Market. And if you're looking to spend a little time reconnecting with nature, take a stroll or hike through the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve. And as for nightlife and delicious deilghts, there's plenty of bars, eateries and hangouts to visit, including The Anti Social Social Club, Smoking Kills Bar, Cafe De La Creme, Hell's Kitchen, Love Me So, and many more.

Explore Melville.

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Randburg

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.

Explore Randburg.

Sandton

Explore the forefront of African luxury within Africa's richest square mile, Sandton. This area is a popular and bustling entertainment, business and retail hot spot that attracts visitors from all over the country and the world. The affluent neighbourhood boasts world-class malls, luxurious hotels, conference centres and restaurants that are sure to delight all tastes, styles and needs. A few must-visits includes the well-known Sandton City Shopping Centre, brimming with international stores and iconic brands; the Michelangelo Hotel boasting magnificent views of the Sandton skyline; the Urban Moyo offering the best in African cuisine; and the Taboo Night Club ensuring an extravagant night-out-on-the-town experience unlike any other.

Explore Sandton.

Rosebank

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.

Explore Rosebank.

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Fourways

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.

Explore Fourways.

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Bryanston

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.

Explore Bryanston.

Midrand

Heading further north of Johannesburg is where you'll find Midrand. This area is not only fast becoming a fantastic residential area with its abundance of affluent neighbourhoods such as Waterfall, Kyalami, and Beaulieu, but it's also becoming a popular and sought-after business and retail hub. One of the largest malls in the country can be found here, namely Mall of Africa. When it comes to dining out in  Midrand, The Rock, Piza é Vino, The Hussar Grill and Salsa Mexican Grill are definitely musts. And if you're looking for fun activities to do in the area, there's the well-known Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, the South African Lipizzaners, Waterfall Market and The Herb Farm if you're looking to enjoy a little fresh air and beautiful garden scenery.

Explore Midrand.

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As a destination known for vibrant entertainment, nightlife and parties, Midrand is brimming with bars and night clubs. Need some more family-friendly entertainment? Midrand is well known for attractions like the famous race track at Kyalami, or the Waterfall Market. So, whether you're planning a fun night out, or a relaxed day out with family, you'll find plenty of fun activities in Midrand!

What Are You Looking For?

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Nightlife
Outdoor

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Family-Friendly Fun

South African Lipizzaners

The South African Lipizzaners are more than just a simple attraction or form of entertainment, this centre and their majestic horses are part of South Africa's cultural heritage and history. Located in Kyalami, Midrand, the South African Lipizzaners are equally loved by equine specialists, racing enthusiasts and by those who have yet to experience what these elegant animals can do. A trip to the Lipizzaner Centre can include lunging lessons for enthusiast who want to learn more about riding, and there is an hour-long performance every Sunday morning at 10h30, after which visitors may meet the riders. It's family entertainment at its best.

Visit the South African Lipizzaners.

Gecko Jewellers & Mapatiza Mine Tours

Gecko Jewellers is one of Africa's largest gemstone outlets, selling quality gemstones at wholesale prices. Their showroom is an experience all on its own, with gems on display as far as the eye can see. Gecko Jewellers is a wonderful destination for a family outing, as not only do they have a scratch patch, pedal cars and play areas for the little ones, they also have a fully-functional educational mine! The Mapatiza Mine Tour is a thoroughly enjoyable and educational experience for the whole family.

Visit Gecko Jewellers & Mapatiza Mine Tours.

Nizamiye Mosque

Perfect for a day trip and tour, the Nizamiye is the biggest mosque complex in the southern hemisphere! Built by a Turkish philanthropist, Nizamiye Complex was completed in 2012 and is modelled on the 16th-century Ottoman Selimiye mosque complex in Edirne, Turkey. The complex contains more than just a mosque - within its walls, you will find a school, exhibition hall, cemetery, clinic and a bazaar! The bazaar is of particular interest for a day trip, as it contains a market, bakery, bookshop, carpet and ceramics store and a Turkish restaurant.

Visit Nizamiye Mosque.

Waterfall Market

The Waterfall Market is a perfect way to spend your Sunday with the family. The Waterfall Market is a uniquely designed, open-air neighbourhood market, perfect for a laid back Sunday with friends and family. The laid back atmosphere and exquisite fountain gardens make it the perfect way to relax, enjoy sampling delicious food and drink, and take in the beautifully-presented local arts and crafts. The Waterfall Market is also picnic-friendly, so bring a blanket and a basket and fill it to the brim for a picnic on the lawn!

Visit The Waterfall Market.

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Nightlife

The Boulders Bar & Grill

The Boulders Bar & Grill is a great, cosy bar attached to the Boulders Lodge. The Boulders Bar & Grill serves delicious food and drinks at affordable prices, and provides a relaxed atmosphere, perfect to take friends for a fun and chilled evening out. If you're in search of a fun night out with friends, the Boulders Bar & Grill is precisely what you're looking for.

Visit The Boulders Bar & Grill.

Time Out Sports Bar

Time Out, as their name implies, is a sports bar. And what a sports bar! They have 20 pool tables, slot machines, big screens, a dance floor, and regularly host live entertainment. Their main aim is to show their patrons a great time, and that is exactly what they do!

Visit Time Out Sports Bar.

Valley Tavern

Valley Tavern is renowned for its mouthwatering chicken, relaxed vibe, yummy drinks and great service. In search of an entertaining but relaxing night out in Midrand? The Valley Tavern is perfect for the older crowd, so bring some buddies and enjoy the beer and hot wings!

Visit The Valley Tavern.

011 Dainfern By The Baron

011 Dainfern By The Baron is an upmarket gin bar in Midrand with a menu that caters to all tastes and palates. While The Baron is most definitely a restaurant, at 011 Dainfern, the focus is all on the bar. Over and above the delicious artisanal gins on the menu, the wine and beer menus are extensive! If you're on the hunt for a sophisticated evening out, 011 Dainfern is the place to be.

Visit 011 Dainfern By The Baron.

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Outdoor

Kyalami Country Club

The Kyalami Country Club, located in Kyalami Midrand is a golfer's dream, and has been in operation since 1954. The Country Club has stood the test of time both as a Country Club and as a golf course, and is ranked number 27 in the country overall. The Club is also available for weddings and events, as well as for golf days and other entertainment.

Visit Kyalami Country Club.

Lory Park 

Lory Park Animal and Owl Sanctuary is essentially a boutique zoo, a small animal sanctuary situated in Midrand. Lory Park welcomes peaceful interaction between humans and animals in a tranquil outdoor setting. Lory Park has been in operation since 2000, and welcomes visitors and volunteers alike. You can host events and parties at Lory Park, making use of their extensive outdoor play and braai facilities.

Visit Lory Park.

Momentum World of Golf

Momentum World of Golf says it all in the name! If you're a golf lover at any level of skill, the World of Golf is the place to go to hone your talents. Momentum World of Golf is South Africa’s leading golf and family leisure park, and is perfect for a whole day out of fun with friends and family. In need of a venue for a corporate function, team building, or even a themed birthday party? Momentum World of Golf has you covered.

Visit Momentum World of Golf.

The Herb Farm

Described by many as a true botanical gem in the heart of Midrand, the Herb Farm is a venue unlike any other. Boasting over 400 herbal plants in a beautiful garden setting, The Herb Farm is all about getting visitors enthused about healthy living! A perfect spot to visit for a tour, garden shows, garden talks or training course, The Herb Farm also features a lovely bistro restaurant.

Visit The Herb Farm.

Finding the right hotel or accommodation when you're traveling can seem intimidating, but Midrand has such a variety there's nothing to fear!

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Hotels

Riboville Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

Riboville Boutique Hotel & Restaurant is a real jewel in Midrand's wide offering of hotels, guest houses, and other places for travelers to stay. Only a 30 minute drive from the centre of Johannesburg, the Riboville is a also stone's throw away from the Leeuwkop Golf Club. Each room at the Riboville Boutique Hotel And Restaurant has a balcony with views of the dam or the surrounding polo field. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, minibar and en-suite bathroom.

Visit The Riboville Boutique Hotel & Restaurant.

Regal Inn Hotel

The Regal Inn Hotel is the newest addition to the Regal Inn Hotel Group. Located in Midrand with easy access to major freeways, the Regal Inn has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge. All 145 rooms in the hotel are fitted with an air conditioner, coffee station and a flat screen TV with DSTV channels. The hotel is near several major attractions including the Kyalami Racing Circuit, shopping malls, and the South African Lippanzaners.

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Midrand

The Protea Hotel by Marriott Midrand offers exceptional accommodations in the heart of Midrand.  The hotel offers guests optimum access to top business destinations and conference venues, and is conveniently located close to both Johannesburg and Pretoria. As a business hotel, corporate guests have easy access to a large conference venue and convention centre for meetings, along with the rejuvenating services of the Camelot Spa.

Visit The Protea Hotel by Marriott Midrand.

The Gallagher Hotel

The Gallagher is conveniently located in the centre of Midrand's business district, conveniently next to Midrand's Gallagher Estate. This distinguishes The Gallagher from other Johannesburg hotels and makes them a prime choice when looking for accommodation in or near Midrand. The Gallagher has 104 Rooms on offer, consisting of 8 family rooms and 96 Deluxe Single or Double rooms.

Visit The Gallagher.

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Guest Houses

Veranda House

Veranda House is a gorgeous country-styled guest house situated in Glenferness, Midrand. Each unit at Veranda House is a self-catering luxury home away from home, perfect for resting, relaxing and entertaining friends and family. Veranda House offers 10 suites, each named after a different garden herb.

Visit Veranda House.

Cycad Place Guest House 

Located in Carlswald, Midrand, Cycad Place offers comfortable accommodation as well as a restaurant, free private parking, and access to a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and shared lounge. The guest house is located close to many notable attractions in the area, including San Ridge Square and the Mall of Africa.

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Weeping Willow Guest House

A lovely and homey guest house situated in Midrand, a mere 3.8km from the Gallagher Convention Centre and 5km from the Eskom Convention Centre, the Weeping Willow Guest House offers comfortable accommodations, full English breakfasts, and access to all amenities. Perfect for conventioneers and businessmen passing through Midrand who prefer a guest house to a hotel.

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Crocodile Lodge 

Crocodile Lodge is a four-star lodge tucked away in the heart of Midrand. Both suites and self-catering apartments are available for guests at Crocodile Lodge, and all suites are individually furnished with modern facilities. There are a variety of suite options available for guests; all units do come equipped with TV/Radio, a bar fridge, underfloor heating, an overhead fan, and wireless internet.

Visit Crocodile Lodge.

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Airbnb

There's no place like home... so why not book into an AirBnB while you're staying in Midrand? Not only will you enjoy the privacy of having a home all to yourself, but you'll feel free to relax and enjoy the city just as you would if you actually lived here!

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With such a wide selection of restaurants and cuisines in Midrand, we really are spoilt for choice. Whatever you're craving, you're bound to find precisely what you're looking for at any one of the restaurants or cafés in the area!

What Are You Looking For?

African
American and Fast Food
Asian
Mediterranean
Portuguese
Steak & Grill
Coffee Shops and Cafes

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African

Gushima Lifestyle Café

Gushima Lifestyle Café is an understated African takeaway restaurant combined with an events management agency located at the Carlswald Décor Centre in Midrand. They primarily serve traditional African cuisine with a fun and modern spin, and have a fairly limited menu. If you're looking to try some delicious African treats on the go, then pop in to Gushima Lifestyle Café and see for yourself!

Visit Gushima Lifestyle Café.

Imbizo Shisanyama

Imbizo Shisanyama is a beloved restaurant in Midrand that is all about incorporating traditional South African braai culture, style, class, and dignity into the restaurant experience. The delicious meat served at Imbizo Shisanyama is as synonymous with the experience as it is with the flavour. If an authentic braai experience is what you're after, then Imbizo Shisanyama is your destination! Open for corporate functions, events and retreats, Imbizo truly live up to their slogan of "Traditional African food that welcomes you home".

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Kream

A fantastic fusion of local flavours with emphasis placed on local products and passionate cooking, Kream is all about local flavour - quite literally! Their mouth-watering menu is designed to deliver the ultimate local dining experience, and features delicious spins on classics, including dishes such as Mushroom and Biltong Soup, and Springbok Carpaccio. This exciting and creative chain of restaurants has locations in Midrand, at the Mall of Africa, and in Pretoria. If you're looking to eat at Kream, reservations are key, so call ahead!

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American and Fast Food

Mr Bojangles

Mr Bojangles has been the restaurant in Midrand for fresh and delicious burgers made on the premises since 2000. Whether you like your hamburgers rare, medium or well done, or even in varying sizes, you can get what you're hungry for at Mr Bojangles. All products from the burgers to the toppings and sauces are prepared daily from fresh ingredients, and you can choose from over 49 different premium hamburgers!

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The Rock 

The Rock all day diner at Kyalami Corner is a tribute to the simple, elegant concept of cooking over an open coal fire. A popular breakfast, lunch and dinner spot, The Rock offers delicious food, friendly and attentive service, and comfortable open-plan dining. Make sure to try their specials, and enjoy the warmth, ambiance and live music evenings!

Visit The Rock.

Rocomamas Kyalami

RocoMamas has carved out a solid name as one of the biggest names in the burger and grill business, and they stick to this at their Kyalami location. Enjoy all your favourites, from their famous Smash Burgers to delicious sticky ribs and fried chicken. Is your sweet tooth tingling after all that salty goodness? Make sure to top it all off with a Rocomamas signature G-Shake or Freak Shake, or a sweet Killer Waffle.

Visit Rocomamas Kyalami.

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Asian

China Kitchen

A lovely hidden gem of a restaurant tucked away in The Link Centre, Midrand, China Kitchen is a perfect stop for travelers in the area. There are many hotels and conference locations nearby, so if you'll be traveling in Midrand make a note of China Kitchen! They serve up delicious, authentic and fresh Chinese food, made only with high quality, fresh ingredients.

Visit China Kitchen.

Simply Asia Mall of Africa

Love Thai food? Simply Asia keeps it as authentic as a chain restaurant can: at Simply Asia Mall of Africa, native Thai chefs do all the cooking! They specialise in stir fries, red and green curries, traditional thai soups, and noodles. You can enjoy a meal as mild or as spicy as you can handle, and they also serve some non-traditional dishes such as sushi. Make sure to top off your savoury meal with a Thai sweet treat - we'd  recommend chocolate spring rolls or a Thai chocolate brownie!

Visit Simply Asia Mall of Africa.

Wasabi Restaurant Mall of Africa

Wasabi is a fusion restaurant experience. Located at the Mall of Africa in Midrand, you will enjoy only the best in authentic fusion cuisine and sushi. All sushi is prepared in full view of diners, so freshness and deliciousness is guaranteed! If you love Thai, Japanese or Cantonese cuisine, Wasabi is a must-visit.

Visit Wasabi Restaurant Mall of Africa.

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Mediterranean

Da Vincenzo

Known as one of Midrand's favourite Italian restaurants, Da Vincenzo is an authentic Italian country restaurant and venue. Da Vincenzo means "at Vincenzo's" . All food is made by Vincenzo, and has been for 30 years. They serve authentic homemade Italian food in a gorgeous country setting. The venue caters for  functions, corporate events and weddings, and is complete with an onsite chapel. Da Vincenzo is the perfect venue for any event.

Visit Da Vincenzo.

Piza é Vino - Kyalami Corner

Piza é Vino is a firm South African favourite. Their emphasis is always placed on creating every dish from the ground up using basic, yet flavourful ingredients. Every dish is bursting with Italian flavour and deliciousness, and their wide menu features antipasto, pizza, pasta and desserts.

Visit Piza é Vino - Kyalami Corner.

Ristorante La Trinita

Frequently claiming the title of "best Italian Restaurant in Johannesburg", Ristorante La Trinita has been serving home style Italian food in Midrand for over 18 years. Run by a mother and daughter team, Ristorante La Trinita offers an unrivaled menu of simple and delicious everyday Italian dishes made with only the best and freshest ingredients.

Visit Ristorante La Trinita.

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Portuguese

Adega

Craving a Portuguese-style feast? Adega restaurants specialise in exactly that! Adega Midrand brings the deliciousness and flair of Portuguese cuisine. Come hungry, and bring your friends and family to tuck into an unforgettable variety of foods! Their specialties are, of course, Portuguese, as well as seafood, sushi and vegetarian food.

Visit Adega.

Cesco's

Good food and good times is the motto at Cesco's, and it's easy to see why! Cesco's is a pub and restaurant in Carlswald, Midrand, offering delicious Portuguese food and wonderful ambience. There are TVs in the pub and beer garden for live sports coverage, and specials are always available. You can also book Cesco's for functions.

Visit Cesco's.

Ponta

Ponta serves delicious, Portuguese-inspired Mozambican food. Their restaurant is located in the Mall of Africa, Midrand, and the aim at Ponta is to serve up generously portioned food prepared with authentic Mozambican flair. Their Date Night Platter is particularly popular, as it comes complete with a photo booth to commemorate the evening. If you're in need of some genuine R&R, Ponta should be your next restaurant destination.

Visit Ponta.

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Steak & Grill

The Hussar Grill 

The Hussar Grill is one of South Africa's premier grill houses. With a legacy spanning over 50 years, the Hussar Grill, Waterfall Corner is known for award-winning speciality steaks, an equally award-winning wine selection, superb service and warm ambiance. No corkage is ever charged at the Hussar Grill; diners are welcome to bring their own wines.

Visit The Hussar Grill.

Turn ‘n Tender

The Turn ‘n Tender is a South African steakhouse with a history dating back to 1977. Turn ‘n Tender is best known for great steaks, delicious wines, and a warm and friendly ambience. The overall atmosphere at Turn ‘n Tender, Waterfall is one of friendliness and relaxation.

Visit Turn ‘n Tender.

Salsa Mexican Grill

The Salsa Mexican Grill serves authentic Mexican food prepared using traditional cooking methods. Expect a modern, inspired twist to each of their signature dishes. All of the dishes prepared at the Salsa Mexican Grill are made using ingredients sourced from farms that meet the highest ethical standards.

Visit Salsa Mexican Grill.

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Coffee Shops & Cafés

Café Mozart

Café Mozart is a well established patisserie and bakery based in Midrand. They offer a delectable selection of cakes, tarts, cupcakes and other tasty treats. A wonderful place to stop by and grab a slice of cake and a coffee, Café Mozart always delivers excellent service and fresh, delicious cakes.

Visit Café Mozart.

Jackson’s Real Food Market and Eatery

Jackson’s Real Food Market is a small family-run business that showcases local farmers and producers. Operating as a local farmer's market and healthy cafe, customers can enjoy delicious, healthy meals at Jackson's Eatery before, during, or after their shop.

Visit Jackson's Real Food Market and Eatery.

Midrand runs like a well-oiled machine thanks to the excellent service from the city's municipal departments. To guide you through the ins and outs of this, we've put together a one-stop hub of information pertaining to every municipal service there is to offer and where to find them.

What Are You Looking For?

Licensing Department
SAPS
Home Affairs
City Of Johannesburg

Licensing Department

Need to obtain or renew your driver's license? Then be sure to visit the Midrand Licensing Department also located in Halfway House. Please note that you need to renew your driver's license at the licensing department four weeks before your original license is due to expire. If you renew your license after the expiry date, you will need to apply for a temporary driving license at an additional cost. All Gauteng licensing appointment bookings must be done online. Don’t forget to take the following documentation along with you to your booked appointment: your ID, letter of notice of your appointment, four black and white ID photos, proof of residential address, and your application fee. You will undergo eye testing and your fingerprints will be taken during your appointment.

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SAPS

There is one SAPS station in Midrand, namely the Halfway Gardens Police Station. The South African Police Service does not just investigate criminal cases and do crime prevention, but they also provide a range of security and safety services and resources to their collection of partners as well as the general public.

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Home Affairs Department

For all of your personal documentation ranging from ID booklets/cards and birth certificates to passports, visas, and more, you’ll need to visit the Department of Home Affairs in Ivory Park. You can also visit their website and get all of your documentation and applications filled out using their eHomeAffairs service that allows for the process to be easy, efficient, and secure. The department of home affairs is one of the most important municipal services in Sandton.

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City Of Johannesburg

Are you looking for municipal services in Midrand? The City of Johannesburg walk-in centre in Midrand can be found in Randjespark and can assist with your amenities and levies for water and electricity, as well as building plans, and traffic fines. To find out more about the City of Johannesburg and their services, be sure to visit their website at www.joburg.org.za. Should you have any enquiries, you can also contact them on 0860 56 28 74 or visit their social media platforms on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

It doesn't matter whether your child is a tiny tot, a precocious pre-teen, or a high-achieving teenager. If you're searching for a school in the Midrand area, you are bound to find the right fit for them. There is an unbelievable variety of schools to be found here. So settle in, and keep reading!

What Are You Looking For?

Pre-Primary Schools
Primary Schools
High Schools

Pre-Primary Schools

Kyalami Estates Pre-Primary (KEPP)

Located in the secure Kyalami Estates, KEPP is a pre-primary school in Midrand for children aged from 3 months to 5 years old. KEPP has been operating since 2001 and follows a step-by-step, milestone-based curriculum. Their emphasis on developmental stimulation and nurturing activities makes KEPP a fun and safe environment for your child. All spaces are colour-coded and scaled for child-friendliness, and school is also open during the holidays!

Visit Kyalami Estates Pre-Primary (KEPP).

Midrand Montessori

Adhering to the Montessori educational philosophy, Midrand Montessori is a pre-school that aims to help children discover their potential through a stimulating and enticing environment. Catering for children between the ages of 3 months and 12 years, Midrand Montessori will help to ensure their development into confident, intelligent and successful individuals.

Visit Midrand Montessori.

345 Nursery School, Midrand

345 Nursery School, Midrand aims to provide a safe, secure and fun-loving support structure for you and your child. They strive to provide the best early childhood development and education that your child needs, and that you as a parent want them to receive. 345 Nursery School places heavy emphasis on sports and extramural activities, and run a spectacular variety of fun sporting events and interests.

Visit 345 Nursery School, Midrand.

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Primary Schools

Carlswald House Prep

Carlswald House Prep is a division of 345 Nursery School, and as such focuses on a loving and nurturing, positive attitude towards teaching. The atmosphere at Carlswald Prep is relaxed - after all, the idea is that learning should be fun! Teachers and learners will often deviate from the curriculum to capitalise on incidental learning opportunities.

Visit Carlswald House Prep.

Jubilate Primary School 

Jubilate Primary is a private primary school in Crowthorne, Midrand. Classes are small, with a maximum of 24 pupils per class. There is a wide range of subjects at Jubilate Primary, as well as a large variety of extramural activities. Students can participate in sports or athletics, as well as additional activities such as dancing, golf or chess. Aftercare, holiday programmes, and remedial assistance are also available where needed.

Visit Jubilate Primary School. 

Reddford House Blue Hills

Reddford House Blue Hills is a Junior and Senior Preparatory School in Midrand for primary school students ranging from Grade 1 to 7. The primary aim at Reddford House is to equip their students with the tools to be confident, independent and responsible individuals. The development of a positive work ethic and attitude towards study is key, and this is developed throughout the Junior and Senior phases.

Visit Reddford House Blue Hills.

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High Schools

Curro Midrand

Curro Midrand provides a balanced academic, cultural and social experience. Their ethos is grounded in forward-thinking and innovation; using technology in the classroom to facilitate collaboration and progress. The Halfway Gardens Campus is an official Microsoft partner school, and learning is conducted with eBooks and tablets.

Visit Curro Midrand.

Glen Austin High School

Technology also takes centre stage at Glen Austin High School, Midrand. This private school is located in a beautiful and secluded setting, and focuses on quality private tuition for every student. Glen Austin is a unique environment, and they offer a broad curriculum for their pupils. Not only is academic achievement emphasised, but overall commitment to lifelong learning and excellence as well.

Visit Glen Austin High School.

PLG Carlswald Academy

PLG Carlswald Academy is a private school in the Carlswald, Midrand area. The Academy offers high quality private tuition to learners in a peaceful country atmosphere, providing affordable and accessible private education to students in Midrand and surrounding areas. Their academic programme is competitive, and they offer a rich timetable of sports and extramural activities, with everything from GLEE to karate, robotics and judo!

Visit PLG Carlswald Academy.

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Midrand is a real shopper's town! As it is situated right in the centre of two major economic hubs, the shopping habits of residents in the area reflect this. If you are looking to shop 'til you drop in Johannesburg, Midrand is the place to do it. Home to one of the largest malls on the continent, it truly is a shopper's paradise!

What Are You Looking For?

Shopping Centres & Malls

Shopping Centres & Malls

Blue Hills Shopping Centre

Blue Hills Shopping Centre is a single-level shopping centre situated on Olifantsfontein Road and African View Drive, Midrand. As a spacious and convenient local shopping centre, Blue Hills has nearly 45 stores, and offers free parking to visitors! Locals love the convenience of having a doctor and dentist right around the corner from the Clicks Pharmacy, and all other essentials are really all at arms' length.

Visit Blue Hills Shopping Centre.

Boulders Shopping Centre

Boulders is another Midrand shopping centre that offers a large and in charge shopping experience. The centre boasts over 100 stores, housing a wide variety of tenants. The centre also offers free undercover parking and open air parking for nearly 2000 vehicles! Whether you need to do a quick grocery dash, are looking for an aesthetic beauty treatment, or even a dentist, you can find it at Boulders.

Visit Boulders Shopping Centre.

Carlswald Lifestyle Centre

Carlswald Lifestyle Centre is an open mall complex in Midrand. Carlswald's open plan is great for the café-style restaurants it houses: shoppers can sit outside and enjoy the sunny weather. Carlswald is all about a comfortable, enjoyable experience, right in the heart of Midrand!

Visit Carlswald Lifestyle Centre.

The Mall of Africa

The crown jewel of retail in Midrand, The Mall of Africa is a shopping destination you truly need several days to fully explore! The largest mall ever built in South Africa in one single phase, the Mall of Africa is home to over 300 shops, many of which are flagship stores. The Mall of Africa also regularly hosts events and promotions for their tenants, as well as for guests. If you're planning a visit, make sure to wear your comfy shoes, you're going to be walking a lot!

Visit The Mall of Africa.

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China Town Mall

China Town Mall, Midrand is a retail experience unlike any other! If you've never been before, it's now time to get ready to dive into a world of retail adventure in the heart of Midrand. From the latest in fashion trends, to crazy party and event supplies, to everyday household goods and electronics. You can find anything you can imagine, and more! This one-of-a-kind retail hub offers an incredible range of stores, at prices you have to see to believe.

Visit China Town Mall.

Crowthorne Centre

Kyalami has its fair share of malls and shopping centres, and Crowthorne is a firm favourite among locals. Located on the corner of Arthur Avenue and Main Road, Kyalami, Crowthorne is a convenient local centre for all your essentials. If you're a fan of sports, nature, and the great outdoors, you'll definitely want to make a stop at Crowthorne!

Visit Crowthorne.

Midway Mews

Originally a "midway convenience stop" for travellers between Johannesburg, Pretoria and Midrand, Midway Mews does indeed live up to its name! Located on the main Harry Galaun Street, Midway Mews has nearly 40 stores. You can shop for all your essentials, and a large selection of fast-food and dining outlets.

Visit Midway Mews.

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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 business, a busy nightlife and a string of world-class hotels and venues.

What Are You Looking For?

Shopping
Schools
Restaurants
Hotels & Accommodation
Entertainment
Municipal
Jobs
Property

Shopping

Known as one of the top places to shop in South Africa, Midrand hosts its own brand of shopper from across the province on a weekly basis. Thanks to its close proximity to major hubs such as Sandton and Centurion, it sees plenty of footfall. The area is lined with malls and shopping centres such as the ever-popular Mall Of Africa, as well as Midrand Mall which services the local community of Waterfall and surrounding areas. The Midrand China Mall is a very popular destination as well and offers a wide range of retail excitement. The Midrand China Mall can be located at Halfway House Estate.

Explore Shopping In Midrand.

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Schools In Midrand

With 45 primary and high schools spread across the Midrand area, there is no shortage of choice when it comes to educating future generations. Here, you will find an array of public and private schools that will cater to your child's specific needs, ensuring that they will be ready for the path ahead. Esteemed private educational institutes such as Reddam House, Glen Austin High School and Reddford House call Midrand home.

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Restaurants

One can't simply visit Midrand and not sample some of its food! Laced with restaurants and cafes exploring both local and international cuisine, you are sure to find a fistful of restaurants that live up to your taste bud expectations. From award-winning Greek restaurants to fine dining at The Mall Of Africa, Midrand is a foodie's dream hangout. Thanks to the number of hotels and luxury townhouses in the area, the food services in Midrand runs on a level of quality unlike any other area in Johannesburg.

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Hotels & Accommodation

Midrand is a city that becomes even more beautiful when the sun goes down! What better way to experience that than to book yourself into one of the many hotels in the area. From quick and easy overnight stays or a long haul hangout, there is a perfect spot just for you. On top of that, there is an ample amount of smaller hotels, lodges and self-catering options to choose from as well. What's interesting to see is how competitive yet symbiotic the hotel trade is as competitors are constantly reshaping the skyline with newly added buildings to the area.

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Entertainment In Midrand

Known for its vibrant nightlife, Midrand is filled to the brim with upmarket bars and night clubs. Looking for something more family orientated? No sweat! Then hang out with the horses! Midrand is well known for its Lipizzaners and equestrian endeavours.  So, whether you're looking for an afternoon at the park or a night out on the town, Midrand has got the thrills that you are seeking.

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Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit

Loved by automotive racing fans the world over, the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit has become one of the most challenging racecourses in the world. More than an adrenalin-fueled hangout for petrolheads, the compound doubles as an events venue too. The Kyalami International Convention Centre is conveniently situated in the business heart of Gauteng between Pretoria and Johannesburg and adds a unique and inspiring experience to your meeting, conference or exhibition needs. Events on all scales are professionally planned, implemented and supervised by the Kyalami team.

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Municipal Services

You don't need to travel too far in order to get all your administrative needs met. The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality has a walk-in centre servicing water and lights queries. The area also houses  SAPS stations and a Department Of Home Affairs.

Explore Municipal Services In Midrand.

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Jobs

Working in the central business district is a dream for many budding corporate and retail guys and girls the country over. Home to some of the big companies such as Vodacom, Roche, and First Rand 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, Midrand has taken up to this and offers its fair chair of 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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Property In Midrand

Boasting some of the most exclusive addresses on the African continent and home to some of the most expensive palatial mansions in the country. While the central section includes pricey estates and apartments, property shoppers should not rule out bargain buys in the north-eastern suburbs. Many sellers have reduced prices in the current market and some property is now for sale at prices below market value because some serious sellers are under pressure to sell quickly.  Not only is the area known for its prime live-in real estate but for its booming commercial property offerings as well.

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Their Humble Beginnings

Samantha Berger gave up her life in the corporate world to fulfil a dream of making a difference to the lives of many abused, abandoned and neglected domestic animals. Starting with two litters of stray kittens housed in her spare room, soon Samantha was caring for over 300 animals with the help of 18 staff members.

Needless to say, the journey has been fraught with what has seemed like insurmountable mountains to climb, tears and heartache. They have had to move properties three times before finding their current property in Midrand. They have been crippled by burglaries and faced the devastation of a fire. Rand Water tore up their property, with very little compensation, and made it almost impossible for them to operate for seven full months. But the challenges they face fade away when they look at all the lives they save.

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Creating A Happy Home For Animals

Kitty and Puppy Haven have seen the most broken and traumatised animals learn to trust again. They nurse their fur babies physically and emotionally and make them whole again. And Samantha and her team say there can be no greater reward. Their slogan is 'We Change Their Destiny'. Once an animal comes into their care, no expense is spared to meet all that animal’s needs and to find them the perfect forever home. Some animals, like their feral cats, will spend the rest of their days at Kitty and Puppy Haven as they can't be homed. But this foundation still loves those animals like their own and sees to their every need. Anyone who has seen their Cat Sanctuary will attest to this.

Right now, Kitty and Puppy Haven are in crisis mode. Their sanctuary is closed due to the national lockdown. They have had to move 14 members of staff onto the property, both to care for their animals and for their own safety. Kitty and Puppy Haven are housing and feeding them and doing everything possible to ensure their comfort during this time. Their operating costs have risen and they have absolutely no income. They still have to pay salaries, rates, water and electricity, provide food for their animals and staff and pay for veterinary visits and care. Their operating costs are over R250 000 per month. And at the moment, they are unable to conduct fundraisers, receive physical donations, operate their shop or process any adoptions.

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How Are They Coping During This Time?

Some may ask why Kitty and Puppy Haven did not go the foster route and seek homes for their animals during lockdown. The answers are simple:

How Can You Make A Difference?

The situation is dire and that is why Samantha and her team are appealing to the public for help. They are asking the public to help them get through by making a donation, no matter how big or small. Anything will help and will be greatly appreciated. It can be a once off, or a monthly donation (just request a debit order form). They are a registered Public Beneficiary Organisation, so donations can be tax deductible and they can issue an 18A tax certificate.

Donations can be made to:

Kitty and Puppy Haven
Nedbank, Cheque Account, Sandton City
Acc. No: 1970845082
Branch code: 197005
Reference: Lockdown Crisis

For More Information

website | 010 224 0760/010 224 0763 | Facebook page | [email protected] | 37 Modderfontein Road, President Park, Midrand, Johannesburg

Who Are They?

AutoCure & Silverton Radiators Midrand offers the best in auto repairs and vehicle care and servicing.

What Do They Offer?

Safety Precautions In Place

N/A.

Do They Deliver?

N/A.

Where Are They Located?

The Pond Shopping Centre.

For More Information

Email: autoc[email protected]

Phone: 0826080023

What Is It?

The 4th annual Love Paws Rocking the City Festival is simply one you can't miss! Join Riversands Farm Village for this highly-anticipated event where you can rock out, get fit and help save the lives of animals in need. Love Paws will be mixing things up in 2020, with some trail runs and walks before the acoustic concert kicks off. The lineup promises to be stellar, featuring a number of talented South African musicians. All funds go towards raising awareness for abandoned and abused animals. Don't miss it!

When Is It?

Saturday, 28 March 2020 from 09:30 - 19:30.

Where Is It?

Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Knopjeslaagte, Midrand, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Phase Two: Tickets for adults are available at R320 per person from 1 January 2020 until 29 February 2020.

Phase Three: Adult tickets are available at R350 per person from 1 March 2020 until 27 March 2020.

Door Tickets: Adults tickets cost R375 per person.

VIP Ticket: R650 per person (includes welcome drink and canapes).

VIP Kids: R350 for 2 - 12 year olds (includes a lunch box with a fruit juice and healthy snacks).

Get your tickets here!

For More Information

Follow Love Paws on Facebook for more information.

What Is It?

Young and old are invited to put on their maddest hat and join the Mad Hatter's Tea Party by Picnics in the Park (#PiP).

The popular annual event is themed around Lewis Carroll’s beloved tale, Alice in Wonderland, and challenges guests’ creativity to dress as their favourite character from the book.

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An Outdoor Spectacular

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - The White Queen

This unique outdoor experience will draw its audience in with shrill exclamations of “Off with their heads!” echoing across Riversands Farm Village as a game of Human Chess gets underway.

A Hat Parade, Best Dressed competitions, a Chocolate Hunt and a host of other surprises will also leave attendees grinning like a Cheshire Cat as things become "Curiouser and curiouser!"

"'And what is the use of a book,' thought Alice, 'without pictures or conversation?'"

The event will screen all of the essential movies on a big outdoor screen: Alice in Wonderland (1951), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Into the Looking Glass (2016).

Appealing to young and old and everyone in between, the Mad Hatter's Tea Party by #PiP is sure to be a fun-filled outing for the whole family.

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A Labour of Love

“The Picnics in the Park series turns five this year, and we’re celebrating by throwing Johannesburg its best Mad Hatter's Tea Party yet. The event is one of our most popular themes within the series and we look forward to entertaining long-time fans and new supporters alike,” says Leone Amon of Amon Events International, an award-winning events company.

Amon, creator of the #PiP brand and coordinator of its annual festivities, is known for developing exceptionally immersive experiences. From captivating props to dazzling sets, and glittering costumes to intriguing activities, her attention to detail ensures audiences remain deeply engaged.

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A Record-Breaking Event

The best way to explain it is to do it.” - The Dodo

The 2017 Mad Hatter's Tea Party made its mark on the global stage by setting the Guinness World Record for the most people dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters in one place at the same time.

This year, #PiP has decided to brew up some friendly rivalry between Joburg and Cape Town (whose own Mad Hatter's Tea Party falls on 28 March 2020) in an attempt to better last year’s Guinness record.

“Only one city can win the title for the most people dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters in one place,” says Amon. “So we’re challenging Joburgers to bring their family and friends for support, all dressed up in their maddest hats, dandiest costumes and craziest makeup. Be sure to follow us on social media and our website for rules, inspiration and creative ideas.”

A Dedication

This year’s event is held in loving memory of Heila Killian (1955-2018), who won the Best Dressed award for her Queen of Hearts costume in 2017.

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Heila Killian (1955 – 2018)

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 April 2020 from 12:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Riversands Farm Village, Rose Road, Knopjeslaagte, Midrand, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

Tickets to the event can be purchased online from Quicket, but book now because they might be gone quicker than you can say “Jabberwocky”. Early bird specials are available.

Tickets cost:

Get your tickets online at Quicket.

Guests can also “DO GOOD FOR A TICKET’. There are 200 tickets allocated at a discounted price and the full proceeds will be donated to a local charity that provides shelter and support to abused women and children. In addition, 100 tickets are also available whereby guests can earn their entrance by donating items listed below, matching the value of the ticket. These goods will be delivered to the refuge on their behalf. “Do Good For a Ticket” and “Donate Tickets” are available on Quicket.

Donations will be made to Bethany Home. Items for donation: Stationery.

Lastly, a limited number of free passes are available to those wishing to volunteer their services to assist coordinators with various duties on the day.

Reduced prices are available for persons with special needs and their caregivers, and toddlers under two enter for free.

Watch:

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For More Information 

Click here for more information about this event.

Details: WhatsApp - 076 892 2535 | [email protected]

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What Is It?

The Fertility Show Africa is a must-visit for moms and dads to be and those who are seeking advice on falling pregnant. This is your opportunity to engage with a number of fertility specialists, all under one roof. So come and get expert advice, as well as support from fertility clinics, adoption and surrogacy specialists, advice groups, donor agencies, complementary and alternative therapies, supplements, diet, nutritional and lifestyle advisers.

When Is It?

Friday, 06 March 2020 - Saturday, 07 March 2020.

Where Is It?

Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R85 - R350 per person on Webtickets.

For more information 

Visit the Fertility Show Africa's website for more information or keep an eye for updates on their social media pages:

Facebook - www.facebook.com/FertilityShowAfrica

Twitter - twitter.com/fertility_show

Instagram - www.instagram.com/fertilityshowafrica

What Is It?

Beer lovers, come through to the first ever Belgian Beer Festival at the Swiss Country Club in Midrand. There will be an amazing selection of 17 authentic Belgian beers on offer, the largest choice in Gauteng. There will also be food stalls selling savoury snacks, chips, croquettes and waffles. The event is open to all, so don't miss it!

When Is It?

Saturday, 16 November 2019 at 12:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

The Swiss Country Club, 31 Moerdyk Street, Vorna Valley, Midrand, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Entry is free.

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A Herbaceous Wonderland

The Herb Farm is planted directly between Johannesburg and Pretoria, in the tranquil hills of Midrand. Taking a 40-minute drive out of the city to this manicured herb garden, bistro and nursery is well worth it. The view alone is picture-worthy, but it's the scent of the place that will have you dizzy with pleasure. A thousand different smells of healing herbs, indigenous plants and fragrant lavender greet you. Boasting over 400 herbal plants in one setting, this is a botanical gem. The architecture of the Herb Garden matches this beauty in spades. With secret spaces, mazes, climbing gardens and fountains surrounded by lush roses bushes, this is paradise if ever there was one.

Come and explore the Herb Farm's bountiful rows of corn, potatoes and other hardy vegetables. Using only the scent of their herbs as natural pesticides, The Herb Farm is able to grow ample produce. Next move on to the wonderland of mazes at the centre of the gardens. Spiraled pathways are lined with healing plants such as Echinacea and Pineapple Sage. Take a moment to stop and read all about the properties of these plants which can be found on signposts along the path. You may be surprised by what you learn!

Herb Farm

Once you have thoroughly explored the Herb Farm's gardens, make your way to the garden shop near the exit. Here, you can find nifty hanging baskets, planters and boxes for all your herbs and seedlings. The garden shop often partners with local traders to bring you a fabulous outdoor market. This market sells beautiful blooms, cacti, garden gnomes, handcrafted steel work and fertilisers. The kiddies can have a ball at the Play Yard while you browse around for all your garden and kitchen essentials.

What Goes On In The Garden?

The Herb Farm often hosts tours and workshops in their gardens. Their annual Autumn Show brings in scores of curious gardeners, cooks and herbalists. They also host cooking classes, teaching eager foodies all about the right ways to use herbs and spices in their cooking. However, possibly the biggest attraction at the Herb Farm are their High Tea events. Hosted twice a year, these afternoon high tea events highlight the spectacular versatility of herbs in an array of tasty finger foods, drinks and sweet treats, hosted at the Herb Farm Bistro, which seats 70 people under a canopy of trees.

The Herb Farm Bistro has now also introduced a High Tea For Two, hosted on the last Sunday of every month. The perfect outing for mom and daughter or old friends, this is a high tea with a difference. For only *R250 per person, you get an assortment of snacks, cakes and herbal teas to enjoy among the buzzing bees. Secure your booking via email at [email protected].

The Garden Bistro

The Herb Farm Bistro also caters romantic picnics and special occasions. Bring your loved one along for a picnic in the gardens featuring olive brie, green fig brie, White Rock, bacon, caramlised onion and peppadew quiche, hummus, cream cheese, basil and sun-dried tomato, pastrami, gypsy ham, dried fruit, crackers, ciabatta, meatballs and chicken wings! Finish off your feast with sweet date balls, lemon tart and dark chocolate. Paired with a glass or two of Pomegranate Cuvee, this is sure to win over any heart.

Alternatively, you can host your baby shower, kitchen tea or birthday party at the Herb Farm Bistro. Catering options include a 'Kuier Tafel' buffet, brunch buffet or celebration snack platter. Whichever you choose, you are bound to be wowed by the culinary ingenuity of this bistro and bar. Guests of any age are welcome too. So, bring the little ones along, as well as Mom, Dad, Granny and all your friends.

Herb Farm

The Herb Garden Bistro uses only free-range, grass fed meat and eggs, stone ground flour, locally sourced vegetables and herbs from their own garden. Their summer menu has been updated to feature a number of vegan options too. Stop by for a hearty breakfast, light lunch or casual sun downers.

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Visit the Herb Farm's website for more information. Or, you can follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/HerbFarmBistroSA

Instagram - instagram.com/herbfarmbistrosa

Details: 264 Summit Rd, Blue Hills, Midrand, Gauteng | Tel: 010 447 3517 | Email: [email protected]

What Is It?

This Halloween bring the kids to GodFirst Church in Midrand for the Kids Light Party. Rather than a spooky Halloween party, this event is all about light and spreading joy. There will be fun games and activities throughout the morning. Kids will sing songs, listen to stories and interact in craft making. The only requirement for attendance is that they come dressed in their brightest clothes!

When Is It?

Sunday, 27 October 2019.

Where Is It?

GodFirst Church, Cnr. 8th and 10th Roads, Erand, Midrand, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Free.

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