Betrams is one of the suburbs located close to the CBD area of Johannesburg. Neighbouring suburbs include Troyeville, Judith’s Paarl, Lorentzville, Highlands and Doornfontein. The name of the suburb was derived from the name of the real estate developer who was known as Robertson Fuller Bertrams. The little suburb was first established in 1889.
Running down the western border of the suburb is Bertrams Road, which will lead you through to the Albertina Sisulu Road. The M1 is also a short distance away to the west of Bertrams. There is also a railway line situated close to Bertrams, the main stations closest to the area includes Doornfontein and Ellis Park.
Most of the properties within Bertrams consist of houses, apartments as well as commercial property. Also within the suburb you will find the Johannesburg Cricket Club and the Bertrams Amusement Park. The area has some smaller supermarkets and retail outlets, especially along Albertina Sisulu Road.
Situated adjacent to Bertrams to the west, is the Johannesburg Stadium, the Standard Bank Arena and the Ellis Park Stadium. Also in this vicinity is the China City Shopping Mall where you should be able to find some great bargains. The University of Johannesburg is just a short distance from Bertrams. You also have the University of the Witwatersrand situated just a little further across town from the suburb.
Being so close to the CBD of Johannesburg, makes visiting all the interesting attractions, shops and entertainment options so much easier. Places like Constitution Hill in Braamfontein, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and the Carlton centre with its observation deck; are all places that should at least be visited once if you’re in the area.
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