Parkwood, Johannesburg

Nestled between Rosebank and Saxonwold in the leafy northern suburbs of Johannesburg, Parkwood is one of the older more established suburbs of the bustling metropolitan, reminiscent of Houghton with its sizeable double-storey homes and large properties.

You’re wonderfully placed when staying in Parkwood, as it’s virtually in the midst of what makes Jo’burg hum - it lies conveniently between the two major roads of Jan Smuts Avenue and Oxford Road meaning easy access to just about anywhere in the north of Johannesburg, yet the suburb manages to remain remarkably peaceful and undisturbed.

Rosebank is moments away, home to the weekly Sunday Rooftop Market and a profusion of shops, boutiques, cinemas and restaurants. Parkwood is also conveniently close to both Sandton and Hyde Park with their mix of upmarket shops and quirky boutiques; and the inviting villages of Greenside, Norwood and Parkhurst, with their pavement culture and high streets that offer a number of antique shops, trendy cafés and popular restaurants, make for great evening and lunch time entertainment.

Zoo Lake, which borders on the pretty suburb of Parkview, is a popular green space, particularly for dog walkers over weekends and the combination of a stroll with the monthly Artists under the Sun art market is a good way to spend part of the weekend. If you’ve children, and even if you haven’t, then a trip to the Zoo, a sprawling 54 hectare park in central Parktown, with an abundance of trees and beautiful walks, is a must.

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