Gauteng DestinationsGlen Austin, Midrand
Even though Glen Austin is situated in one of the fastest growing municipal areas in South Africa, known as Midrand, Glen Austin still enjoys a rural atmosphere. It has remained unspoiled and charming. One of its most charming features is that the stands within Glen Austin are all classed as Agricultural Holdings, with none being smaller than 8500 square meters.
There are many keen horse owners and stables amongst the residential plots as well as a dairy farm. It is not unusual to see horse riders gently meandering along the tree lined roadsides. One can also meet a flock of sheep or a herd of cows. Horse riding is an absolute must experience in Glen Austin. As you meander along the undulating hills, take in the fresh air and the fantastic scenery.
Glen Austin boasts a very popular restaurant known as The Baron and Farrier. This restaurant is an institution in itself. It is one of a string of highly successful Baron Brasseries and boasts a superb mix of tradition, warmth, service and good value for money.
The spacious dining area supports a cozy and laid-back environment and has proved to be extremely popular for relaxing lunches, and evening meals. Of course, the crackling fire complements the atmosphere making it warm and cozy and rather inviting especially on cold winter days.
Another attraction is the Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary where a diversity of vibrant birds can be seen in their natural surroundings. For a trip back in time, visit Glen Austin. Not only has it maintained its warmth and architectural style but it still remains unblemished from the hustle and bustle of city life.