Gauteng DestinationsSandhurst, Sandton
It’s safe to say that Sandhurst is one of Johannesburg’s most elite suburbs. As one property magazine puts it - “Sandhurst is to South African residential suburbs what Michelangelo is to South African hotels”.
Sandhurst is where the cream of society lives, and it isn’t difficult to imagine, given the size of the homes. Probably one of the main factors about staying in Sandhurst isn’t just the opulence - assuming that understated luxury is your thing - but the low-density of the area. Sandhurst emerged as a suburb of the bustling city over 50 years ago, and homes in Sandhurst veer towards the stately rather than the nouveau riche.
There are also few cluster developments and the huge grounds on which homes are set means that the suburb of Sandhurst remains quiet, leafy and sedate, its tree-lined streets devoid of traffic except during peak hour, despite its proximity to Sandton’s Central Business District.
Unsurprisingly, all entrances to the suburb are boomed and security is high. The streets are heavily patrolled and properties are all behind six foot walls and higher. In fact, Sandhurst is closed to public thoroughfare. The suburb lies on the north western slope of the city providing quite beautiful views toward the Magaliesberg and is literally minutes from all that hums in this part of Johannesburg - Sandton City, Hyde Park shopping, the Inanda Club, Wanderers Cricket Club, and leading private schools in the area.