Gauteng Tourist AttractionsThe Midrand
Midrand is a located in the Johannesburg metropolis in Gauteng, South Africa. The name Halfway House is suitable as it is half way between The Rand and Pretoria.
Midrand is in Region 2 of Johannesburg's administrative region plan and completely built around the N1. It is identified as one of the 8 tourism nodes in the Johannesburg area and home to large-scale industries such as textiles and motor vehicles.
Midrand is relatively modern and has experienced a great deal of growth in the last decade. Many businesses have relocated to Midrand due to its proximity to excellent highway links and its location in the economic centre of Gauteng Province.
Midrand's large development has meant there is little break between the outskirts of Johannesburg and those of Pretoria. Therefore, the Gauteng Provincial Government envisages that, if current growth trends remains, much of the province will be city by 2015.
Midrand is, therefore, an accurate reflection of current economic expansion of Gauteng. Home to large-scale industries such as textiles and motor vehicles, it is a superbly located business venue.
Popular Towns in the Midrand Region, Gauteng
Overnight? Accommodation in Austin View
Austin View lies to the east of the M1. East of Buccleuch, Midrand and Vorna Valley. A little further east of here is Tembisa, but Austin View manages to retain its country living authenticity by dint of the fact that there are few developments, and....
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Overnight? Accommodation in Beaulieu
Practically rural, the suburb of Beaulieu (pronounced ‘Bewley’), despite being neighbour to Kyalami in Midrand, remains a rather dignified and countrified suburb where the horsey-set live on large estates heavily encircled by security fencing, and...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Blue Hills
Drive along Woodmead Drive in a northerly direction from Sunninghill and you will, more or less, hit Blue Hills - a fairly new suburb in those parts of Midrand that still manage to evade excessive development. Properties here are large, horses...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Carlswald
Carlswald lies in a valley almost midway between Joburg and Pretoria, undoubtedly in a prime part of Johannesburg. Midrand has fast become a business nucleus large enough to rival Sandton, minus the high rises, although Midrand...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Crowthorne
Heading out to Crowthorne, which lies north of the Buccleuch interchange and east of where Main Road meets the R55 as it heads out of Kyalami, one reaches a fairly 'rural' part of Johannesburg. Certainly its a very pretty part of the city...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Glen Austin
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...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Glenferness
Glenferness is a perfect place to lay your hat if it’s quick access to Midrand, Pretoria and central Johannesburg you’re after. The suburb is ideally situated to reach Midrand in moments, whilst the Woodmead interchange that gives you immediate...
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Overnight? Accommodation Halfway House
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...
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Stay? Accommodation in Kyalami
Situated north of Johannesburg in South Africa, Kyalami is a popular suburb boasting many excellent features. Kyalami is a very popular grand prix racing area. In fact, it boasts the Kyalami Kart Circuit, home of SportStar motorsport and Piazza...
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Overnight? Accommodation in President Park
This part of Midrand is still largely a series of agricultural holdings, a throwback to the days when Halfway House was just that - halfway between the two major cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane. Today Halfway House has merged with the ever increasing...
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Stay? Accommodation in Randjesfontein
Randjesfontein is a beautiful little suburb consisting of mainly country residential estates, stunning park areas and large oval tracks where horse racing takes place. In fact, Randjesfontein has become a popular horse racing destination and visited...
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