Gauteng DestinationsBeverley, Sandton
Nestled in amongst Lone Hill, Pine Slopes and across William Nicol Drive from Witkoppen, Beverley lies on the outskirts of Sandton. A fairly new suburb, in an affluent part of Johannesburg, Beverley rubs shoulders with Duinfern, and the new cluster and townhouse developments that dominate the suburb reflect this – some of them are rather 'grand' affairs in the way that Johannesburg has managed to carry off with the necessary aplomb.
This is a beautiful part of the city too, as it borders on what little open space there is on the edges of development. Out here people have had bigger properties and horses for years and there is a sense of being in the country, even if the recent development has largely put paid to the idea of fewer people out this way.
Beverley is called a 'garden suburb' of Sandton. Like much of north Johannesburg it is leafy and the gardens are beautifully maintained. The homes are new, little is less than seven years old, and whilst walls are high, the buildings behind them are attractive, beautiful even, with sweeping and manicured lawns. It's unsurprising that Sandton is considered the 'Beverley Hills' of South Africa. And if you are considering buying, then finding something in the suburb will not be difficult.
You are also pretty much close to everything when staying here. William Nicol Drive, the major artery of Sandton, connects with the rest of the city, Monte Casino is close by as is Fourways Mall and Sandton City. This far north you are also easily able to escape at weekends – visit the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and Magaliesberg Region and all its attractions with ease.