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Welcome to Alberton

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Let’s take a trip to the south east of Johannesburg to comfy, family-friendly Alberton. This residential suburb is one of our favourites for dining out, entertainment, and shopping in the Ekhuruleni district. If you’ve never explored Alberton before, come along with us to find all the best of its offerings.

Alberton was incorporated into the Ekhuruleni Metropolitan Municipality in 2000, however, the town has a long and rich history dating back to the early 1840s. Today, Alberton is a popular residential suburb, offering young families their perfect “forever homes”. If you’re looking for comfort and convenience, then this is the place for you. Alberton is situated just 15km from the city centre and is closely located to several major highways. It’s the ideal suburb to rent or buy a home for those who don’t mind a bit of a commute for the benefit of serene suburban living. Read on to find out what else this family-style suburb has to offer.

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Shopping
Schools
Entertainment
Restaurants
Hotels & Accommodation
Jobs
Property
Municipal Services

Shopping

Alberton is divided into several smaller suburbs, including Meyersdal, Alberante, and Randhart. Luckily residents of these suburbs don’t have to travel far to find a variety of retail offerings. In fact, many savvy shoppers who come from outside of Alberton flock to the malls and shopping centres here to score on discount deals. The most popular of Alberton’s shopping outlets is Alberton City, which boasts an impressive 98 stores and over 1,700 parking bays! If you’ve always wanted to explore Alberton, this is a great place to start. Let’s get shopping, shall we?

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Schools

Alberton is a family-oriented suburb. There are many schools in the area, including the prestigious Sparrows Private School. There are a total of 31 schools in Alberton, making it the ideal suburb to settle down and start a family. From pre-school right up to matric, your child will be guided towards success. Enroll them as soon as possible to kick start their journey on to bigger, brighter futures. There are also a few colleges in the area that offer diplomas, higher certificates and degrees in business, marketing, hospitality and much more. Visit them to find out about your study options.

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Entertainment

Looking for something to do in Alberton? There are a ton of entertainment activities for all ages in this quaint, family suburb. Whether you’re an outdoorsy type, an adventure seeker, or home body, there is sure to be something up your alley in Alberton. The little ones will also be kept entertained at Alberton’s many child-friendly venues, including The Playhouse – a massive indoor play centre designed to deliver fun, happiness and great memories.

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The Playhouse Alberton.

Restaurants

Dining out in Alberton is always an extravagant affair. Come dressed in your very best, because this is bound to be an experience you won’t soon forget. From Italian-inspired cuisine to family-style buffets, top takeaways, and everything in between, Alberton is a foodie haven. Take a drive down Michelle Avenue to explore the suburb’s best coffee shops and cafes. You won’t regret it for a second, we promise.

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Hotels & Accommodation

There are surprisingly quite a few hotels situated in and around Alberton. Take your pick from the Sun1, Thaba Eco Hotel, or the Ascot Mews. No matter where you choose to rest your head, you’ll be treated with utmost respect, generosity, and good service. Plus, you’ll be just a few kilometres away from Joburg’s main highways, so you can pop off to a business meeting in the city in no time. Don’t fancy a hotel stay? No problem. There are several Airbnb rental options in Alberton, too. You’ll feel right at home.

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Thabo Eco Hotel

Image from Thabo Eco Hotel.

Jobs

While most Alberton residents travel out of the suburb for work, there are a variety of work opportunities in the area. From retail and hospitality to customer service and private health care, Alberton bustles with economic opportunity. The many shopping centres, malls, boutiques, and corner side cafes create many jobs. It’s the ideal place to work for those who prefer a quieter, more laidback work environment.

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Property

As we’ve mentioned, Alberton is a booming residential suburb. Property varies in the area from stately family homes to small town house complex dwellings, and even estate living. Whether you are just starting out your house-hunting journey or are looking for your forever home, Alberton is certainly the place to search.

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Municipal Services

There are several customer care centres and municipal offices in Alberton. Come and get your water and electricity bill settled at the Alberton Ekhuruleni Electricity Municipality office. Having trouble with service delivery and waste removal services? Pop by the Alberton City Ekhuruleni Municipal Waste Transfer Facility. It’s as easy and convenient as can be.

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Alberton Muncipal Services.

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