Johannesburg, the commercial centre of South Africa, is home to many luxurious, leafy residential areas with beautiful suburban homes. Johannesburg is the most treed city in the world and with South Africa having one of the highest swimming pools per capita, Joburg’s leafy suburbs are a comfortable place to be, with many distinct features to boast of.
Suburbs in Johannesburg that are particularly popular to stay in include Sandton, Northcliff, Parktown and Houghton, where Nelson Mandela has his home. More interesting and arty suburbs include Melville and Auckland Park, where the national TV broadcasts from.
For those who are more interested in retail therapy, Sandton City offers
Johannesburg’s largest shopping centre and Hyde Park one of the most up market and high-status malls. Other shopping malls include Rosebank with a fantastic African Market, where tourists flock to find mementos of their trip to Joburg and South Africa. All the shopping malls, Cresta, Fourways, Cedar Square and the Design Quarter, have a superb array of outdoor cafés and coffee shops where people congregate and spend time together.