About Observatory, Gauteng

Observatory is situated in Johannesburg, in Gauteng, South Africa. Show on Map

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The pretty suburb of Observatory situated on a hill for obvious reasons, is home to the observatory site that stands on a 35-hectare site, declared the cityís first meteorological observatory site in 1903.

The stone building is small and attractive and, because it lies on a ridge, offers some of the most splendid views over Bellevue and Sandton. On a clear day, you can see all the way to the Voortrekker Monument, just south of Pretoria.

Itís probably one of the best reasons for staying in the leafy suburb of Observatory - the views - which extend over the eastern side of the city and Bez Valley, and the feeling of being remote from the hum drum of city living. Pretty and large homes sit on broad streets in a part of Johannesburg that has remained surprisingly quiet and sedate, despite its proximity to the melting pot of Yeoville, a little further south of Observatory.

Observatory is just up the road from the Bruma flea market, Kensington and Eastgate shopping mall. The Observatory Golf Course might be one of the lesser known courses in Johannesburg, but itís as good as many of its more famous neighbours.

Newtown is about 20 minutes from Observatory - the hub of the city centreís regeneration project and the site of the Market Theatre - whilst a visit to Gilloolyís farm in Bedfordview over a weekend is a lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Observatory

Suburbian Lodge

Guest House

Suburbian Lodge

Suburbian Lodge in Observatory is three en-suite rooms offering comfortable accommodation in a great location near to a ... more

Suburbian Self-Catering Units

Self Catering

Suburbian Self-Catering Units

Suburbian Self-Catering is situated in Observatory, Johannesburg and offers two lovely units that are private yet near ... more

GL Cottages

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

GL Cottages

GL Cottages offers guests a haven of peace and tranquility in the midst of Johannesburg's thriving metropolis. We have 21 ... more

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