Gauteng DestinationsInanda, Sandton
Tucked in behind the Wanderers Club in the crook where Corlett Drive meets Rivonia Road, Inanda lies nestled in amongst its affluent Sandton contemporaries - Craighall, Hyde Park, Dunkeld and Illovo. A peaceful and secure suburb, mostly due to the relatively large size of the properties here, Inanda lies in one of the prettiest and most central parts of Johannesburg, and is synonymous with the Inanda Club, a premier polo ground.
Despite its proximity to some of the major shopping centres of Johannesburg - Hyde Park, Sandton City, Rosebank Mall and Melrose Arch - Inanda retains an element of country style due in no small way to the existence of the Wanderers Golf course and club, James Ethel and Gray Park just across Corlett Drive, and the Hugh Wyndham park off Jan Smuts Avenue.
Although most of Johannesburg is a green belt (the city is home to over ten million trees and is now the biggest man-made forest in the world) Inanda in particular lies in a corridor of green, accentuated by the lush gardens and the presence of ancient trees. This goes some way to explain why the Inanda Club lies in Forest Road!
And there is plenty to do and see when staying in Inanda. Sandton City, Johannesburg's second city and the business district, lies just up the road; the Johannesburg Zoo and Zoo Lake lie close by but in the opposite direction; whilst to the west of Inanda lies Emmarentia Dam and some serious time out to be had on its banks and grounds. For evenings, head off to the nearby villages of Greenside, Melville and Parktown.