There used to be a time when only those who could afford houses on large stands were privileged enough to live in this wonderfully green and peaceful neighbourhood, but these days, sectional title homes are also available here, enabling first-time home-owners to also make Bryanston their home.

According to the property agents in the area, various large plots were subdivided into smaller stands in order to accommodate new cluster complexes and apartments. Coupled with this new dimension, the suburb still retained its singular beauty and tranquillity, ensuring that it is one of the most sought-after suburbs in Johannesburg and offers investments of the highest calibre.

And who wouldn’t want to live here? Mandla Khabayo, who has called it home for 20 years, says that Bryanston has morphed into a younger and more modern suburb which is ideal for start-up families. In contrast, way back when, there were no shopping malls or contemporary eateries around here and it was more aimed at being a stately, homely enclave. Today, it boasts hubs like the Hobart Grove Centre, a number of schools and hospitals, as well as the Bryanston Country Club with its 18-hole golf course, a Virgin Active gym, a range of sports facilities as well as the PwC Cycle Park and Jozi X for adrenaline junkies.

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Wine and dine

Cafe Del Sol Botanico: moreish Italian meals
Ghazal: excellent Indian food
Social on Main: perfect for outings with friends
Tashas: mouthwatering options
Wombles Steakhouse Restaurant: for steak-lovers!
Woolworths Cafe: perfectly prepared light meals

Don’t miss this!

Teeing off at the Bryanston Country Club.
The Bryanston Organic Market.
Jacksons Real Food Market – a must if you like wholesome and healthy food.
All the action at Jozi X’s adventure sports.
The inimitable family entertainment at Montecasino.
Cycling at the PWC Cycle Park.
Roller skating at Roll Egoli.
The Garden Shop – for all your gardening needs. Stock up on garden tools and plants at the Garden Shop.
Bryanston Shopping Centre – for its wide selection of stores, top-notch fashion, bespoke decor and all your favourite retailers.

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Top schools in the area

Bryanston Primary School
Bryanston High School
Brescia House School
British International College
Curro Castle Bryanston
Michael Mount Waldorf School
Sandton Primary School
Redhill School
St Stithians College
St Peter’s Schools

Resident’s view

“Bryanston is one of those suburbs that grows on you and with everything one needs within reach, I wouldn’t think of moving elsewhere.” Mandla Khabayo, resident

Words: Riekie Human | Images: Glen Carrie

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