The Midrand Region, Johannesburg

Midrand is a located in the Johannesburg metropolis in Gauteng, South Africa. The name Halfway House is suitable as it is half way between The Rand and Pretoria.

Did you know? Once you've booked your hotel or accommodation in Johannesburg, explore the suburb and destination pages below for info on attractions, activities and things to do when you visit the Midrand.

Midrand is in Region 2 of Johannesburg's administrative region plan and completely built around the N1. It is identified as one of the 8 tourism nodes in the Johannesburg area and home to large-scale industries such as textiles and motor vehicles.

Midrand is relatively modern and has experienced a great deal of growth in the last decade. Many businesses have relocated to Midrand due to its proximity to excellent highway links and its location in the economic centre of Gauteng Province.

Midrand's large development has meant there is little break between the outskirts of Johannesburg and those of Pretoria. Therefore, the Gauteng Provincial Government envisages that, if current growth trends remains, much of the province will be city.

Midrand is, therefore, an accurate reflection of current economic expansion of Gauteng. Home to large-scale industries such as textiles and motor vehicles, it is a superbly located business venue.

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Destinations in the Midrand Region

Austin View

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This is small holding country. Probably one of the few spaces around Midrand that is little enough developed that you can get a keen sense of what it must have looked like when all this was Highveld and wide open spaces. Austin View lies to the east o...

Beaulieu

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Practically rural, the suburb of Beaulieu (pronounced ‘Bewley’), despite being neighbour to Kyalami in Midrand, remains a rather dignified and countrified suburb where the horsey-set live on large estates heavily encircled by security fencing, and accesse...

Blue Hills

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Drive along Woodmead Drive in a northerly direction from Sunninghill and you will, more or less, hit Blue Hills - a fairly new suburb in those parts of Midrand that still manage to evade excessive development. Properties here are large, horses are sta...

Carlswald

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Modern Carlswald lies in a valley almost midway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, undoubtedly in a prime part of Johannesburg. Midrand has fast become a business nucleus large enough to rival Sandton, minus the high rises, although Midrand has more o...

Crowthorne

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Heading out to Crowthorne, which lies north of the Buccleuch interchange and east of where Main Road meets the R55 as it heads out of Kyalami, one reaches a fairly 'rural' part of Johannesburg. Certainly its a very pretty part of the city, home to agr...

Glen Austin

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Glen Austin is a suburb on the north eastern side of Midrand, situated approximately half way between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Even though Glen Austin is situated in one of the fastest growing municipal areas in South Africa, known as Midrand, Glen ...

Glenferness

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Gauteng may be South Africa's smallest province, but it is certainly its busiest, thanks to its being a business epicentre and the home of Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International Airport. As such, this area welcomes millions of international visitors ...

Halfway House

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Named Halfway House because of its original position halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Halfway House initially served as a halfway stop between the two major cities, when little else littered the N1 that links them. Today, Midrand, Pretoria a...

Kyalami

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Stay in Kyalami for quick, easy access to the international airport, as well as exciting malls and historical attractions. Situated north of Johannesburg in South Africa, Kyalami is a popular suburb boasting many excellent features. Kyalami is a very popu...

President Park

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President Park is just off the N1 to the east of Halfway House and bordered by Glen Austin, Austin View and Kaalfontein. This part of Midrand is still largely a series of agricultural holdings, a throwback to the days when Halfway House was just that ...

Randjesfontein

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Randjesfontein is a beautiful little suburb consisting of mainly country residential estates, stunning park areas and large oval tracks where horse racing takes place. In fact, Randjesfontein has become a popular horse racing destination and visited rathe...

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