Gauteng DestinationsBertrams, Johannesburg
Gauteng may be South Africa's smallest province, but it remains the commercial, cultural and entertainment hotspot of this country. As its main city, Johannesburg is wonderfully exciting to visit, and every bit as diverse and multifaceted as the people that call this metropolis home. Therefore, the different suburbs tend to showcase different sides of the identity that makes up the Rainbow Nation.
Bertrams characterises the down-to-earth, friendly appeal of this country. There is an undeniably calm, inviting ambience, despite the high rate of unemployment here. It was established in 1889, making it the oldest suburb in the city and lending it plenty of history and heritage for added character.
Bertrams shares its border with Central Johannesburg, so it is close to many of the shops, office blocks and tourist attractions of the City of Gold. Within its own borders, a public swimming pool and The University of Johannesburg (UJ) can be found. With the proliferation of youthful students comes a distinctly fun and trendy vibe, which complements the suburban look and feel of Bertrams.
Thanks to its close proximity to the shops and business centres of Jo’burg, Bertrams is accessible and a convenient base from which to explore the city. In addition, it is close to the main transport routes, which grants easier access to the OR Tambo International Airport and other important attractions.