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Illovo is a prestigious suburb of Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. It borders Hyde Park, Sandhurst and Craighall Park.
Illovo is home to the famous Wanderers Stadium, which is home to the Highveld Strikers, (Johannesburg's cricket team) as well as The Wanderers Golf Course. The Test, One Day and First class cricket matches are all played at The Wanderers Stadium. This beautiful stadium has a seating capacity of over 34 000, and was built in 1956 to replace the Old Wanderers Stadium. It was completely overhauled following South Africa's readmission to international cricket in 1991. It is nicknamed 'The Bullring' due to its design and intimidating atmosphere.
Lying alongside the famous Wanderers Cricket Stadium, is the scenic Wanderers Golf Course. This spectacular 18 hole course is centrally located and plays 6 274m long, with a par of 72. These undulating grounds has hosted many top events thereby providing ample proof of its outstanding condition. The beautiful scenery and lush foliage is what makes this exquisite golf course one of the best in the country!
Illovo is also home to some of the finest and beautifully designed restaurants. It is a rather upmarket area where residents enjoy trendy malls, entertainment facilities as well as restaurants. Illovo is home to a large amount of sporting enthusiasts. When visiting Illovo you will find yourself being torn between watching Ernie Els burn up the golf course and walking across to the cricket stadium to see the cricketers in full cry.
The residential areas and accommodation here is superb all situated in spectacular surroundings. After a days sporting adventure, one can dine in any one of their superb restaurants offering world class meals.
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