Gauteng DestinationsHalfway House, Midrand
Named Halfway House because of its original position halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Halfway House initially served as a halfway stop between the two major cities, when little else littered the N1 that links them.
Today, Midrand, Pretoria and Johannesburg are literally one large metropolitan area and Halfway House has all but been swallowed by Midrand and other newer suburbs that lay claim to the halfway position on the N1 - Midrand is now one of the busiest industrial and commercial centres in the country. Few can boast the rural setting that was, and still is for some part, Halfway House. Much of Halfway House was set on farm land.
Nowadays modern Jo’burg has spread so that the majority of homes here are contemporary and large and the suburb enjoys its fair share of townhouses and secure estates. Still, there lingers the memory of semi-rural highveld; evident in the older parts of Halfway House that offer tranquillity and an easing of the fast pace that is Johannesburg. Nothing beats your access from here to either Midrand or Pretoria, and Gallagher Estate lies just around the corner. Even central Johannesburg is easily accessible from the N1.
There is no shortage of things to do, when staying at Halfway House - halfway you may once have been but today you’re in the midst of the city’s buzz. Gallagher Estate is home to a number of festivals, exhibitions, music concerts and conferences, whilst Richard Loring’s Sound Stage is just around the corner. The Kyalami Race Track and an 18-hole golf course are in nearby Kyalami.