Glenhazel is one of the suburbs that form part of the Johannesburg Municipality. Neighbouring regions are Sandringham, Lydhurst, Fairmount and Sunningdale Ridge to mention but a few. You will find the R25 or George Avenue, which later changes to the Modderfontein Road, is just a short distance away. This road leads to the N3 Eastern Bypass junction, allowing easy access to Johannesburg and other surrounding suburbs.
The neighbouring suburb of Sandringham was founded after the end of World War II, with the aim of providing homes for the returning soldiers. It appears that most of the people settling in the area were Jewish and it was not long after that Jewish Synagogues and schools began to appear in the area.
Glenhazel was then founded in 1950 and was originally part of the old farm “Rietfontein”. It has been recorded in a census, taken in 2001 that more than 90% of the residents of this suburb are orthodox Jews. Soon many types of businesses sprang up in Glenhazel; all of which are geared for the Jewish residents.
One of these businesses is the Kosher World Centre built in the very heart of the suburb. Within this centre is the Kosher World Supermarket, where only true kosher products are kept and sold. This supermarket is the only one of its kind in the country and actually in Africa. They stock a large range of kosher food, as well as many other household products. All the tenants in the centre including the bookshop only stock kosher products.
Located within the area is the Yeshiva College of South Africa, which has a playschool, a pre-primary school, a primary school, and a girls and boys high school. There is also the Shaarei Torah Primary School, which can be found further towards the centre of town.
Nearby Johannesburg Suburbs:
Abbotsford, Alexandra, Atholl, Benmore Gardens, Birdhaven, Bramley, Bruma, Bryanston, Cheltondale, Cyrildene, Edenburg, Elton Hill, Epsom Downs, Fairwood, Fourways, Gallo Manor, 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