The Doornfontein Suburb in Gauteng lies a very short distance away from the Johannesburg City Centre. There are many roads around the suburb, which gives easy access to surrounding areas, like Hillbrow, Berea, City of Suburban, and others. The M31 runs past to the east and north of Doornfontein while the Albertina Sisulu Roads is situated to the south.
The suburb mainly has light Industrial properties as well as many commercial properties. There are also a few apartment buildings; here you will find many students living in the buildings. The reason for this is that a campus of the University of Johannesburg can be found in the northern section of Doornfontein. The I H Harris Primary School can also be found along Beit and Davies Street in the area.
Just below the school you will find the railway line running past and the Doornfontein Station. The End Street Mall is found just after the railway line along with a number of other businesses and retail stores. Further east of Doornfontein is the Bridge Shopping Centre and the very popular Johannesburg Art Gallery.
To the west of Doornfontein is an area known as New Doornfontein and here you will find some interesting places. First, is the China Mall; you are sure to find a variety of products at reduced prices. Then you have the Johannesburg Stadium and the Ellis Park Stadium where the 1995 World Cup Rugby match final was played. Other interesting places in the surrounding area include Constitution Hill located in Braamfontein.
Nearby Johannesburg Suburbs:
Abbotsford, Alexandra, Atholl, Benmore Gardens, Birdhaven, 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