Gauteng DestinationsHoneydew, Randburg
Honeydew, nestled in amongst the other northern suburbs of Boskruin, Randpark Ridge and Sundowner, is one of the older suburbs along Christian De Wet Road that becomes Northumberland Avenue, close to the shopping mall of Northgate. It used to be that Honeydew was regarded as country living - people escaped to live on plots out here - and, because it is close to a major bus route getting in and out of central Johannesburg wasn't as difficult as it could have been.
Today, Honeydew is something of a village, that has been absorbed into the myriad suburbs that have sprung up out here on the slight incline near the water tower. And because it is an established suburb, getting around from here is not a problem. If anything you're perfectly placed to reach Lanseria Airport in minutes (it's only 14 kilometres north of Honeydew), whilst Sandton is but 4 kilometres away and the green space of Emmarentia Dam, is 10 kilometres from Honeydew. The other advantage too, is the proximity of the N1, which takes one anywhere in Johannesburg.
Witkoppen Road takes one to Fourways and Bryanston, whilst Malibongwe Drive (the former Hans Strijdom Drive or the R 512) heads all the way out to Hartebeespoort Dam and the Magaliesberg Mountains - a huge advantage if weekends away from Johannesburg are your thing!
There is plenty to do in this part of the city, with numerous shopping malls close by; the villages of Greenside and Parktown are close enough to warrant evenings out on the town, whilst the famous and "must visit" Cradle of Humankind lies just north west of Honeydew.