The Randburg Region, Johannesburg

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.

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

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 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?

Did you know? South Africa has 11 official languages – English, the most widely used, Afrikaans, and 9 native African languages that include Zulu and Xhosa (see south african languages).

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.

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Destinations in the Randburg Region


Overnight? Blairgowrie accommodation
During May 2009 the neighbourhood of Blairgowrie, set just north of Delta Park and next door to Linden, Robindale, Craighall and Bordeaux, all woke to discover that their remotes no longer opened things like cars and gates. Which can prove a little vexing...


Overnight? Bordeaux accommodation
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 marred so ...


Overnight? Boskruin accommodation
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, particularly if you...


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 the wonders of So...


Overnight? Cresta accommodation
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 - the sprawling shop...


Overnight? Darrenwood accommodation
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 to the N1...


Overnight? Ferndale accommodation
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 Waterfront),...


Lying in the heart of Randburg in the northern suburbs, Fontainebleau is one of numerous tree-lined suburbs in Johannesburg. Its closest neighbours are Blairgowrie, Robin Hills and Malanshof - other average middle class leafy 'burbs'. Access from this...

Franklin Roosevelt Park

Overnight? Franklin Roosevelt Park accommodation
On the north-west side of Johannesburg, the bustling capital city of the Gauteng Province and epicentre of commerce and entertainment in South Africa, is Franklin Roosevelt Park. This pretty suburb boasts large family homes with lovely gardens, giving the...


Overnight? Honeydew accommodation
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 to be that Hone...

Jukskei Park

Overnight? Jukskei Park accommodation
Leafy, modern Jukskei Park, neighbour to Olivedale and Douglasdale, lies in the northern reaches of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. As the names of the surrounding suburbs suggest, with their reference to ‘dale’, most of the area was once a farm...

North Riding

Overnight? North Riding accommodation
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 by those seeking to ...


Overnight? Olivedale accommodation
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 in the mi...


Overnight? Radiokop accommodation
In recent years, this part of Randburg that includes the neighbouring suburbs of Allen's Nek, Honeydew, Weltevredenpark and Strubens Valley has mushroomed. From a relatively small, remote village of sorts, the leafy streets are now home to mostly young fa...

Randpark Ridge

Overnight? Randpark Ridge accommodation
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 the N1 and the co...


Overnight? Robindale accommodation
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 merry man and M...


Overnight? Sundowner accommodation
Sundowner is a pretty suburb in Randburg, Johannesburg. It's central and close to convenient amenities and attractions, but still quiet and safe enough to feel secluded. It’s between Sandton and Roodepoort, making it a stunning address for holiday-makers ...

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