Northern Suburbs

Johannesburg has dozens of northern suburbs, ranging in size from the huge and diverse Sandton, which includes the entire township of Alexandra, among other suburbs, to the smaller, leafy Saxonwold near the zoo. The northern suburbs highlighted here, in order from southernmost to northernmost, are by no means the only ones—they simply have the most attractions and are where most tourists stay.


Greenside and Emmarentia

Close to Rosebank, the suburb of Greenside is filled with popular restaurants. Gleneagles Road is lined with small eateries, including…

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Parktown, Parkview, Saxonwold, and Westcliff

Perched on the Braamfontein Ridge, Parktown was once the address du jour for the city's early mining magnates. Most of…

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Roodepoort is a residential suburb to the west of Johannesburg in what is known as the West Rand, a drive…

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