Strathavon, Sandton

Nestled in amongst the suburbs of Sandton like Benmore Gardens, Atholl Gardens, Sandown and Morningside, Strathavon lies just west of the M1, strategically placed for excellent access to this major tributary, Grayston Drive, and the Marlboro interchange making getting around this part of Johannesburg particularly easy.

It's not surprising then to find that quite a few accommodation establishments are available in this neck of the woods, allowing those who stay here access to Sandton in minutes, whilst providing a secure, suburban environment in which to stay.

Homes here are set in large gardens with well established trees and bird life, quite the opposite from the buzzing metropolis of Sandton, literally a couple of suburbs away. The convenience of finding peace and quiet whilst still in the heart of the city is one not often found, but Strathavon easily manages to achieve a balance of both.

Innesfree Park, just across Katherine Street from Strathavon was not only one of the fan parks for the World Cup but is also one of the few wide open spaces in the centre of Sandton that allow a visitor to the city to find peace and quiet. The park has two dams and most of it is beautifully landscaped, hence it's often used for arts and culture exhibitions or motor shows. Picnic here, or simply stroll through, though stick to a group, rather than walk the park alone.

Grayston Drive, which acts as a south western perimeter to Strathavon, connects with Rivonia Road, which will take you right into the heart of Sandton where a couple of major shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and other entertainment is yours for the taking.

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