Gauteng DestinationsParkmore, Sandton
The pretty suburb does indeed boast the open spaces of George Lea Park, the Field and Study Park, but it also lies bounded by Graystone Drive to the west, Sandton Drive to the south and the Braamfontein Spruit and William Nicol to the east, making access in and around Sandton and the city extremely good.
Sedate Parkmore is dominated by homes built in the late 1960s and 1970s, something of an ‘ugly sister’ when described in Sandton terms, but no less appealing for its position in the northern leafy spheres of Johannesburg. The major reason for living and staying here is that Parkmore is but a stone’s throw from Sandton’s CBD. Homes might be modest, but they’re by no means small and gardens are large, leafy and established.
That the River Club Golf course lies on the northern boundary of Parkmore is rather appealing to members and residents. The exclusive 18-hole members-only club is one of the city’s better golf courses, even if it doesn’t allow visitors.
Nelson Mandela Square, in the heart of Sandton, is close by - a fashionable and busy area with sidewalk cafés and over 90 shops that put paid to any attempts to remain within budget, the square dominated by the statue of Nelson Mandela and the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg’s elite.