Gauteng Tourist AttractionsThe Randburg Area
Randburg is a large city in Gauteng. Once a separate municipality, its municipal government has since become a part of the City of Johannesburg. Randburg has over 32 suburbs, most of them residential. It is an upmarket area filled with many family friendly entertainment facilities and park like areas.
The residents in Randburg tend to be more affluent than most Johannesburg dwellers. Here one will witness large lavish homes and an abundance of boutiques. In fact, Randburg is well known for its plethora of shopping centres and entertainment areas, including the Brightwater Commons, Cresta Centre, NorthGate, Sanlam Shopping Centre and various others.
Another fantastic attraction is the Lion Park. This superb lion park features 4 prides of lions of various ages as well as a number of rhino and other herbivores. The lions are enclosed in a high-security area while the greater park area is given over to the other animals. For the adventurous, why not take your photographs with the gorgeous lion cubs?
Formerly known as the Randburg Waterfront, Brightwater Commons is one of Johannesburg's better-known entertainment, restaurant and shopping centres. The Brightwater Commons is designed around the concept of an urban shopping space.
The refurbishment of the Brightwater Commons successfully transformed an uninspiring harbor and warehouse development into a welcoming small town streetscape. It is well-known for its wide selection of restaurants which offer a variety of cuisines. It also hosts a large cinema complex, a mini-golf course, a laser-paintball arena as well as a broad selection of specialty stores. It is definitely an awesome entertainment centre well worth a visit.
Popular Towns in the Randburg Region, Gauteng
Overnight? Accommodation in Blairgowrie
A fairly old suburb, its houses are quaint, large and leafy. Nothing much happens in Blairgowrie, which is a good thing, as it's essentially a place where people return at the close of a day to hang their hats and rest up. It's a cozy, tree-lined...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Bordeaux
Lying between Blairgowrie and the fifth extension of Hurlingham, Bordeaux is a typical Randburg neighbourhood, its streets laid out on a grid with admittedly smaller plots than nearby Ferndale, but virtually untouched by urban sprawl, which has...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Boskruin
The beauty of Boskruin is that it lies in the shadow of a lovely koppie, known as the Boschkop Nature Reserve that runs north from the dip in Ysterhout Drive. Staying close to this green space creates an effortless commune with nature...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Cresta
One of Randburg’s myriad suburbs, Cresta lies in the northern region of Johannesburg, closest neighbour to Darrenwood and Windsor East. But mention Cresta to the average resident and they will assume you are referring to Cresta Centre...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Darrenwood
The smallish suburb of Darrenwood lies just west of Linden behind Cresta Centre, a series of avenues and crescents that date back to the 1960s, a pretty leafy suburb that manages to remain pretty obscure and out of the way, despite its proximity...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Ferndale
One of Johannesburg’s northern ‘leafy burbs’ that falls just outside of the Randburg CBD, Ferndale lies close to some of the main business and entertainment areas that include Cresta Centre, Brightwater Commons (formerly known as the Randburg...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Fontainebleau
This part of the northern suburbs is alive with entertainment and shopping malls that include Cresta Centre, Brightwater Commons (formerly known as the Randburg Waterfront), the Monte Casino and The Dome. Fontainebleau is also home to...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Honeydew
Honeydew, nestled in amongst the other northern suburbs of Boskruin, Randpark Ridge and Sundowner, is one of the older suburbs along Christian De Wet Road that becomes Northumberland Avenue, close to the shopping mall of Northgate. It used...
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Stay? Accommodation in Jukskei Park
As the names of the surrounding suburbs suggest, with their reference to ‘dale’, most of the area was once a farm, and Jukskei Park is, for the most part, an upper-middle class suburb given over to modern townhouses and older more sedate...
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Overnight? Accommodation in North Riding
Situated on the northern outskirts of Johannesburg, close to the city’s ubiquitous Dome at Northgate, North Riding was once an area given over mainly to small holdings; plots of land on the outskirts of Johannesburg carefully selected...
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Stay? Accommodation Olivedale
Once upon a time, if you stayed in Olivedale, chances are that your home was on a dirt road and that you could see miles over a veld to what was Johannesburg. Now all of the roads are tarred and Olivedale is a small and comfortable neighbourhood...
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Stay? Accommodation in Randpark Ridge
Lovely Randpark Ridge - neighbour to Boskruin, Honeydew and Weltevredenpark - is a pretty, large suburb in the leafy northern region of Johannesburg. Its various extensions straddle Beyers Naudé Drive between the Kelland Interchange with...
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Stay? Accommodation Robindale
Pretty Robindale - the Jo'burg land of Robin Hood, or as close as you can get in the northern suburbs where one of the streets is named after the famous man who robbed from the poor to give to the rich, and still others are named after his...
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Overnight? Accommodation in Bromhof
Bromhof is a residential suburb within the bustling urban epicentre of Johannesburg. This part of the Gauteng Province never sleeps, and Johannesburg is the launching pad from which millions of international tourists explore and discover...
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