Gauteng DestinationsSunninghill, Sandton
The suburb of Sunninghill, aside from being really well situated when it comes to getting to the city centre, Sandton or Midrand, is one of few areas in Johannesburg where a residential and commercial sector co-exist rather successfully. Some residents have the benefit of working where they live, which is seldom the case in the city of gold.
The more than popular suburb, with its myriad upmarket, gated communities, and a few large sprawling properties, lies at the end of Witkoppen Road in amongst Paulshof, Rivonia and Woodmead, its access to the M1 and the N3 excellent, whilst getting to the old Johannesburg Road, now known as the R101, allows hundreds of commuters easy access to Midrand.
It is a zippy, newer suburb. You don't move to Sunninghill to get away from it all, rather there is a sense that you are closer to the pulse of the busy city, and it is attractive to younger adults working in Sandton or Midrand particularly. Departing quickly for a weekend away is not difficult, particularly since they built the K60 through the centre of the suburb that helps ease traffic a little. Sunninghill might once have been on the 'edge' of development, but in recent years, where open land once existed, there has been continuous development.
Witkoppen Road takes one quickly into Fourways and to Monte casino and beyond, and Lanseria is close enough to make weekend getaways possible. But there is a fair amount taking place within the suburb too. The local residents hold family fun days in the Sunninghill gardens park and there is a strong sense of community.