Destinations & Attractions in Randburg, in Johannesburg

Randburg Destinations & Attractions

In the heart of the Johannesburg Metro is the bustling area of Randburg. This is one of the major business and shopping areas of the city. However, the residential areas boast gorgeous greenery, well-manicured gardens and impressive, large homes. Due to its abundance of residential suburbs, Randburg is well equipped with a number of parks, in which little ones can play safely while under the watchful eye of their parents.

Having been established as a separate town in the 1950’s, Randburg is a fairly recent addition to the municipality of Johannesburg. It boasts almost three dozen individual suburbs; including Cresta, Bordeaux, Fontainebleau, Aldara Park, Randpark Ridge, Fairlands, Honeydew and North Riding.

Randburg is a shopper’s delight. Some of its best known malls include Northgate, Cresta, Randburg Square and Brightwater Commons. These offer an incredible variety of retail outlets, exclusive boutiques, salons, accessory stores, restaurants, coffee shops, kiddies’ specialty stores, and more. Of course, the entertainment value is high, and visitors will have plenty to keep them busy in Randburg.

The Barnyard Theatre, situated in Cresta, is a fun spot in which the family can relax with good food, drinks and friends. The theatrical element ensures fun and entertainment, while the entire vibe is relaxed and a little rustic.

For Randburg visitors that enjoy being outdoors, the Braamfontein Spruit Hiking Trail is a nine kilometre hike (one way) that is easy enough for families with children, or for those that are not particularly fit, albeit fairly long (especially if you have to walk back to the car, making it a total of 18 kilometres). The trail follows the river through huddles of blue gums. Look out for enticing rock pools, as well as plenty of bird species and other wildlife.

The Honeydew Mazes guarantee a day of entertainment for every age group in the family. The fun includes a massive bamboo maze, general knowledge quizzes, smaller mazes, five secret gardens, and puzzles that will keep young minds occupied.

The wildlife of Africa never ceases to impress, and Randburg’s Lion Park showcases these to perfection. There are white lions, as well as cubs; in addition to cheetahs, giraffes, hyenas and antelope. There are also fantastic opportunities to interact with several of the animals, including the lion cubs. It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play with these fascinating hunters, and visitors love taking home a formal photograph of their encounters. The children’s playground means that parents can relax while little ones are amply entertained. There is also a braai and picnic area for families and friends that want to enjoy the peace and beauty around them while spending some relaxing time together.

Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie is a relatively old, quiet neighbourhood to the north of Johannesburg. It has a restful atmosphere that is a welcome change of pace to the CBD of Johannesburg. There is no doubt about the fact that it has somewhat of ...

Bordeaux

Bordeaux is characterised by well laid out streets and smaller plots than its neighbouring suburbs in Randburg. However, it retains the advantage of being somewhat set apart from the city, quieter than many of the areas that lie ...

Boskruin

What was once a remote part in the bushveld of Randburg has seen recent development, becoming the rather popular retreat of Boskruin. It is well connected to epicentres like Sandton and Fourways, and maintains its upmarket look ...

Bromhof

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 ...

Cresta

Cresta is a centrally situated, well-connected Randburg suburb that boasts convenient access to Johannesburg and Sandton. Its main claim to fame is the Cresta Centre, which is renowned for being one of the largest malls in the ...

Darrenwood

Darrenwood is a relatively small suburb that is characterised by pretty streets and tree-flanked avenues. It was developed largely during the 1960’s, and the houses have a distinct 60’s charm. It is connected to the city centre ...

Ferndale

Just outside the heart of Randburg is the attractive lush suburb of Ferndale. It is a warm, welcoming area that offers a huge variety of shops, restaurants and attractions to explore ...

Fontainebleau

Like its immediate neighbours, Fontainebleau is lush and leafy, with winding roads that are shadowed by trees on either side. This area is abundant in fun and excitement, with plenty to do and see ...

Franklin Roosevelt Park

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 ...

Honeydew

Once occupied by sprawling plots, Honeydew has consistently been considered a retreat from city living. Due to development and growth, it is larger and more densely populated, but retains a kind of village ambience that is ...

Jukskei Park

Jukskei Park is a fairly modern part of the northern Johannesburg suburbs. It is aesthetically charming, with its plentiful greenery and its big, old homes. Recently, a number of townhouse complexes have been constructed here, ...

North Riding

Initially established as a retreat from the chaos of city life, North Riding and Johannesburg have both grown to impressive extents. Still, North Riding does have a more peaceful and slightly slower pace than the big city, and ...

Olivedale

Olivedale is an attractive neighbourhood with comfortable homes on fairly large properties. It is well established with a good infrastructure, making it ideal for families. It is also within close proximity to Johannesburg and ...

Radiokop

Radiokop in Randburg has blossomed from a quiet, relatively unknown suburb, to a veritable hot-spot for first-time home owners and young families. It is close to the city as well as to areas outside of it for those needing a ...

Randpark Ridge

The picturesque suburb of Randpark Ridge is popular for more than its pretty status. It is also very close to both Randburg and Sandton, making it ideal for those who work in the city, but want to escape its vibe after hours ...

Robindale

Robindale is a sweet, green suburb that is defined by fertile gardens and plenty of bird species perching in the boughs overhead. Still, it is near enough to major centres (like Sandton and Randburg) to make it accessible and ...
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