Centurion, Northern Gauteng
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Lying just outside of Midrand on the N1, part way between Jo-burg and Pretoria, Centurion is probably best known for its mall - one of the largest shopping centres in South Africa with over 200 stores and restaurants. But the suburb has become a ‘lifestyle of choice’ for many who don’t want to live in either city, yet need easy access to both, whilst managing to retain a country feel at the same time.
Centurion is dotted with estates touted as the latest in lifestyle living. These gated villages have attracted a cosmopolitan community and Centurion functions as something of a mini city of its own - one that will eventually close the now almost nonexistent gap between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Centurion developed from what was the Lyttelton township on the farm Droogegrond, and today includes 20 to 30 different suburbs - its exact boundaries a little unclear - that extend (refers to suburbs) roughly from Midrand in the south to Valhalla in the north and all the way from the Hennopsrivier in the west to the R21 (the route to the airport) in the east.
The main advantage to staying in Centurion is the ease of access to major roadways linking it to Johannesburg, Midrand, Krugersdorp, Pretoria and Oliver Thambo International airport. There’s also now a convention and entertainment centre hosts some 2000 delegates in congresses, exhibitions and special events with 20 breakaway rooms and two hotels - positioning Centurion as a hub of tourist activity and an ideal business person’s location.
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"Shoppers paradise - you can shop til you drop here."
- Nadine, Sandton
Featured Attractions in (or near) Centurion
Named for the blue skies and open country of its surroundings, the Gary Player designed Blue Valley is a perfect blend of hospitality, sport and nature. Situated conveniently between northern Johannesburg and Pretoria, the residential estate offers a location second to none in the... more information
Centurion Golf Course is an excellent Golfing Estate with a very challenging golf course designed by Peter Matkovich. Two different nines, where water comes into play on the one and desert on the other. This exciting and challenging golf course offers one the opportunity of playing... more information
The Gautrain is an 80 kilometre mass rapid transit railway system, which is a long-winded way of saying that Johannesburg constructed a (really) fast train that cuts out all of the traffic to and from the airport, just in time for the Soccer World Cup of 2010. Its presence is estimated to cut 20% of the ... more information
The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is one of the world's largest urban nature reserves, 3 800 hectares in extent, situated south of the city but still within the city limits. The Rietvlei Nature Reserve lies very close to the highway between Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport at a height of about 1700 m... more information
The Roodeplaat dam was constructed in 1956 and was initially called the 'Pienaars Rivier Dam'. The Dam supplied the surrounding landowners with irrigation and was later developed into a tourism destination. Rich with abundant fish, bird and wildlife, the reserve which lies on the eastern shore of ... more information
If you haven’t already visited the house in which Jan Smuts lived, then take advantage of staying in the vicinity and go and see the Big House, as Jan Smuts and his family used to call their home in Irene, half way (more or less) between Johannesburg and Pretoria. In similar fashion to the Kruger House Museum in Pretoria, Smuts House ... more information
The Zwartkop Country Club is situated on what was originally the farm Zwartkop named after the bird found nesting on the farm. It has long been a tournament venue for both professional and amateur events, and is also the permanent site for the annual ICL International, which forms part of the FNB Tour... more information
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