Traveling along the De Villiers Graaf Motorway from Johannesburg, you should reach the suburb of Birdhaven in about 20 minutes. Along the way you will pass Parktown, Houghton Estate, the Killarney Country Club and finally Melrose Estate. Birdhaven is located directly north of Melrose Estate off the Motorway. Oxford Street or the M9 also passes Birdhaven; this road will take you all the way through to Sandton, which is just over 4km further north.
Along the eastern border of Birdhaven, you will find the James and Ethel Gray Park. This area was initially a bird sanctuary, but is today a beautiful fenced park. You will still be able to see a number of birds as you walk along the available paths. The Sandspruit River flows through the area creating ideal conditions for indigenous vegetation.
Adjacent to North Street, is the Wanderers Club and sporting complex. The Club offers a variety of sporting activities including soccer and squash. The Clubs main building is also a popular conferencing venue. The famous Bidvest Wanderers Cricket Stadium is also nearby, where many International Cricket matches have been played. Located next to the stadium, is the Wanderers Golf Club.
The leafy suburb consists of quite a few apartment complexes, along with many spacious and beautiful houses. Schools in the area include Bellavista, a small remedial School, other schools can be found in neighbouring suburbs. The Rosebank Mall is also located along Oxford road close to the Birdhaven area. If that’s not enough, the Melrose Arch Mall is also just a short drive away.
Nearby Johannesburg Suburbs:
Abbotsford, Alexandra, Atholl, Benmore Gardens, Bramley, Bruma, Bryanston, Cheltondale, Cyrildene, Edenburg, Elton Hill, Epsom Downs, Fairwood, Fourways, Gallo Manor, Glenhazel, Greenstone Hill, Gresswold, Highlands North, Houghton Estate, Illovo, Inanda, Kew, Khyber Rock, Killarney, Lone Hill, Magaliessig, Marlboro, Melrose, Morningside, Norscot, Norwood, Oaklands, Orange Grove, Petervale, River Club, Rivonia, Ruiterhof, Sandhurst, Sandown, Sandton, Solridge, Sophiatown, Strydompark, Vrededorp, Waterval Estate, Westbury, Westcliff