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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 (Witwatersrand) 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.
Destinations / Suburbs of Midrand
Where to Stay: 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... austin view information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Midrand
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 ... Blue Hills information
Where to Stay: 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 ... Crowthorne information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Glen Austin
Glen Austin is a suburb on the north eastern side of Midrand, situated approximately half way between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Even though Glen Austin is situated in one of the fastest growing municipal areas in South ... Glen Austin information
Where to Stay: 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 ... Glenferness information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in 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 ... Halfway House information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in President Park
President Park is just off the N1 to the east of Halfway House and bordered by Glen Austin, Austin View and Kaalfontein. This part of Midrand is still largely a series of agricultural holdings, a throwback to the ... President Park information
Where to 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 ... Randjesfontein information
Featured and "Must See" Attractions in Midrand
One of South Africa's Largest one stop conference and exhibitions facilities, of international standing, Gallagher Estate is capable of hosting from 2 - 12 000 delegates at any one time, in style and comfort. Conveniently situated for local, national and international clients, in an environment which is efficient.
The Gautrain is an 80 kilometre mass rapid transit railway system, which is a long-winded way of saying that Johannesburg constructed a (really) fast train that cuts out all of the traffic to and from the airport, just in time for the Soccer World Cup of 2010. Its presence is estimated to cut 20% of the ... more information
Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary
The Bird Sanctuary is home to many birds. These include Crimson Breasted Shrikes, Pied Barbit, Tit Babbler, Black Cuckoo Shrike whilst Crombeck and Bru Bru Shrikes, White and Abdims Storks, Black Headed Herons, Helmeted Guinea Fowl, Rock Pigeon and Black Crows have also been observed.
Kyalami Country Club is just a few minutes drive from South Africa's grand prix motor racing circuit just north of Johannesburg. Kyalami is an eighteen hole golf course situated conveniently between Pretoria and Johannesburg in a superb setting in Kyalami. Kyalami offers its members and visitors a... more information
Kyalami Racing Circuit
The Kyalami Motor Racing Circuit is an international renowned racetrack and is the venue for many of South Africa's premier motor racing events. The circuit has been used for Grand Prix and Formula One races and has hosted the South African Grand Prix a number of times.
Midrand Graduate Institute
MGI is a private university-level, degree-conferring institution – one of the first of its kind in Southern Africa. MGI currently offer 17 accredited degrees within six faculties. MGI is well known for its excellence in career-focused programmes that are accredited locally and recognised internationally.
South African Lipizzaners
The Lipizzaners are situated in the small holdings of Kyalami. Every Sunday they perform a classical dressage show to classical music in which they skip, trot on the spot, side step, high step, and jump off the ground and kick with their back legs at the same time. See them at 10:00 am every Sunday.
Things To Do in Midrand