Midrand is popular with buyers and investors because it offers value for money and ongoing commercial growth. Young professionals, first-time buyers and investors all favour the area, not only for good value but because it’s close to both Pretoria and Joburg, and easy to access from the East Rand and the West Rand.

With all the necessary amenities a short drive away, the Mall of Africa is a welcome addition to the existing China Mall and Boulders Shopping Centre, as well as all kinds of other local activities, nature spots and landmarks.

The best schools in the area:
• Blue Hills College
• Cedarwood School
• Curro Waterfall
• Glen Austin High School
• Halfway House Primary School
• Midrand Primary School
• Midrand High School
• Reddam House Waterfall Estate
• Beaulieu College
• Summerhill International College
• The Valley School (pre-primary and primary school)
• Noordwyk Primary School

Local landmarks:
• South Africa’s premier multipurpose conference and exhibition centre: Gallagher Convention Centre
• The South African Lipizzaners riding academy
• The Nizamiye Mosque
• Grand Central Airport
• The Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and golf course
• The Kyalami Country Club
• The Mall of Africa: the largest shopping mall in South Africa built in a single phase.

Our favourite local activities:
• Outdoor family fun at Bounce Waterfall
• Shopping at China Mall
• Peace and quiet – and birds! – at Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary
• Exciting races at Kyalami Racing Circuit
• Retail therapy at Mall of Africa

Our favourite food in the area:
• Portuguese at Adega
• Greek at Mythos
• Fine dining at Milhaus Food and Wine Bar
• Great food and drinks at News Café
• Burgers, ribs and wings at RocoMamas

Local hospitals:
• Netcare Unitas Hospital
• Mediclinic Midstream
• Netcare Waterfall City Hospital
• Netcare Sunninghill Hospital

Our favourite local nature spots:
• Rietvlei Dam and Nature Reserve, Centurion
• Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary, Irene
• Cradle of Humankind, Muldersdrift
• Lion and Safari Park, Fourways

Resident’s view:
“I love living in Midrand because of its accessibility, value for money and amenities,” Beverly Bogatsu, resident.

Images: Ter Hollmann & Simone Khan

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