Destinations & Attractions in Midrand, in Johannesburg

Midrand Destinations & Attractions

Midrand is one of Johannesburg’s major tourist hubs as well as an important epicentre of industry and development, nestled exactly halfway between Witwatersrand and Pretoria. Its central location and access to a number of key highways has meant huge economic success for the Midrand, which also boasts plenty of entertainment for its visitors.

Some of the better known suburbs of Midrand include Glen Austin, Glenferness, Kyalami, and Gallagher Estate.

Kyalami has earned its acclaim in the sporting arena, being home to the internationally-renowned Kyalami Race Track and its associated Country Club. This is a grand prix track that has hosted a number of exciting national and international races. The track was established in the 1960’s. For the past few years, it has become an all-purpose motorsport venue that promises fun and excitement for the whole family. It is 4.2 kilometres long and has no fewer than 11 corners. Around the track are other exciting attractions and activities (including a carting course and the nearby Kyalami Golf Course).

For the culturally inclined, the Nizamiye Mosque of Midrand is both fascinating and breathtakingly beautiful. This is a Turkish mosque that reflects the classic design and architectural style of this intriguing country. Costing R210 million to build, it remains the largest mosque in the country.

Nature-lovers visiting Midrand are encouraged to see the spectacular Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary. This home to some of the most beautiful birds imaginable was established to provide a haven where they could receive lodging and care, as well as an education centre, at which visitors could witness the splendour of nature and learn about the unique characteristics and requirements for the avian residents of our own habitat. Some of the birds that can be found here include the crimson-breasted shrike, tit babbler, black cuckoo shrike, bru bru shrike, white stork, black-headed heron, and helmeted guinea fowl.

Austin View

Austin View is known and loved for its country style and the charm that comes with it. It is rustic in its infrastructure, and the spot of choice for young families and those wanting to break away from the city hub ...


This is a stylish semi-rural area that immerses visitors in the peace and quiet of country living. Huge estates with stylish homes characterise Beaulieu living, despite its being just a short drive from the bustling city centre ...

Blue Hills

The area of Blue Hills showcases Gauteng off in its rural, untouched beauty. While the suburb is fairly new, it retains its country style; with large estates, and horses grazing peacefully. It is close to the hive of activity, ...


Carlswald is conveniently situated (almost exactly halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria) and is the prime spot for a rising number of lifestyle estates and townhouse complexes. Views of the Magaliesberg Mountain Range can be ...


Crowthorne is a scenic suburb that oozes all of the appeal of country living, while being in the heart of the Midrand. It boasts three rivers, which attract plenty of birdlife, and is green and leafy ...

Glen Austin

Glen Austin is fabulously unspoilt, with sizeable property stands that are registered Agricultural Holdings, and plenty of scenic splendour as a backdrop. Horses and their riders are frequently spotted ambling along the roads and ...


Glenferness is a pretty, green suburb that boasts a combination of aesthetic beauty and ultimate convenience, since the hubs of Sandton and Rivonia lie nearby. The country setting, coupled with the close proximity to Pretoria and ...

Halfway House

Having originally been dedicated to farming, the landscape of Halfway House remains fairly rustic. However, the homes are typically part of large complexes and estates, giving those that want secure living the best of both worlds ...


The suburb of Kyalami in Midrand is most famous for its grand prix racing circuit, which has hosted numerous local and international racing competitions. As of late, though, this area is also being developed in terms of its ...

President Park

President Park used to be part of the area that marked the halfway point between Johannesburg and Pretoria. As such, it remains a little quieter than the city centres, and has some lovely views of the surrounding Gauteng ...


Randjesfontein effectively combines its natural country-style ambience with a deep sense of culture and history, making it quite a special destination. It is popular for horse riding events. The neighbourhoods are characterised ...
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