Illovo is an affluent suburb found just over 16 km north of the city of Johannesburg. The suburb is ideally located close to other major areas including Rosebank, Melrose and Hyde Park. Sandton is even closer at just over 3 km away, making Illovo a very favourable area to live. Properties for sale include some expensive homes as well as a few apartment complexes.
There is a large green area that takes up a big section of Illovo. Within this section you will find the Wanderers Golf Club, which provides one of the best and more affordable courses in the region. You will also find the famous Wanderers Cricket Stadium next to the golf club; there have been a number of exciting international cricket games held here.
The rest of the suburb is mostly residential, but there are a number of top class restaurants located along Rivonia Road and Oxford Street; both roads traveling through Illovo. Also along this road is the GIBS Business School, a popular and high ranked business school located along Melville road in Illovo.
There are no schools found within Illovo, but there are many to choose from in surrounding areas. The Fairway Primary school is directly adjacent to Illovo and the Hyde Park High School is close by. Both the Melrose Arch and Rosebank Malls are a short drive away from Illovo and of course Sandton City is a another choice that can easily be accessed from Illovo.
To make traveling easy, you have the Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive located nearby as well as the De Villiers Graaff Motorway.
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, 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