The Residents of Randburg Love These 4 Activities
Randburg is a city with a big personality. On the one end, it appeals to those who love living in quiet suburban areas. And on the other, it is a vibrant metropole that has something unique and exciting to offer its residents. If you're looking for an adventurous day out, read on as we will reveal the top 4 attractions and activities among those who call Randburg home.
1. Floating on a hot air balloon
Johannesburg's northern suburbs have some of the most picturesque views in Gauteng, where you can see breathtaking views of mountains and valleys. For the residents of Randburg, they are lucky to be nestled amid natural beauty that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. And the best way to experience this? Well, according to travel experts, throw caution to the wind, jump on a hot air balloon and float away. Hot air ballooning near Randburg offers incredible bird's eye views over distinct landmarks, including, Magaliesberg mountain range and the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. It also places you above undulating grassland hills, valley bushveld and small game reserves.
2. Shopping in Ferndale on Republic
Remember when the Randburg Waterfront was redeveloped into the Brightwater Commons? Well, today, it has taken on yet another new name and offers an even better shopping experience. Now known as Ferndale on Republic, it boasts ample retail space and is home to popular international and national outlets such as Food Lover's Market, Adidas and Checkers.
Shopping certainly does work up an appetite, therefore, there are plenty of restaurants dotted around the precinct, including popular family restaurants and cafés such as Mugg and Bean, Panarottis, Ocean Basket, Seattle Coffee, The Daily Coffee, Spur and Moroccan Café. And although Ferndale on Republic is only due for completion at the end of August 2019, it has already opened its doors and is becoming a popular spot for residents around Randburg.
3. Taking a swing at golf
One of the most popular sports here is golf - residents can be seen regularly "teeing off" during weekends and public holidays. The popularity of the sport has led to some stellar golf courses being built in and around the suburb, such as Randpark Golf Club, CMR Golf Club and Parkview Golf Club. Boasting well-manicured gardens, challenging courses, and scenic surroundings, residents are spoilt for choice when choosing their "hole-in-one" destination.
4. Walking through Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Just 32 minutes from Randburg, lies one of the most visited gardens in the province, the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens. Established in 1982, the garden has held the title of "best place to get back to nature in Gauteng" for an incredible nine years in a row. And only once you enter, does it become clear as to why it's so popular. Boasting beautiful winding walkways, trails, a waterfall, and a nature reserve with over 600 plant species and 220 bird species - visitors are immersed in nature at every turn.
For the full experience, there are guided tours where you can meander along Roodekrans Ridge and through the nature reserve, which eventually leads to a dam and wetland area. Other key features to look out for is a nursery, a gift and book shop, and a restaurant.
If Randburg sounds like your next place to call home, speak to us at Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty Randburg today, and we will find your perfect forever home in this diverse city.
Author: Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty Randburg