Oaklands is a small and relatively old suburb that falls within the Johannesburg Municipality. The suburb is surrounded by other areas like Melrose, Abbotsford, The Gardens, Norwood and Orchards. The M1, Ben Schoeman Freeway runs close to its Western Border while the R25 runs very close to the areas Southern Border. It is only a 20 minute drive to the Johannesburg City Centre and the suburb is only 15 minutes away from Sandton. The area is also conveniently close to the OR Tambo International Airport.
Oaklands was established in 1896; the land was purchased by a William Anderson Martin. The section of property he purchased also included the area of Orchards. There is a stream that flows along the eastern border of the suburb, which originates from the Houghton Golf Club and finally ends up flowing into the Sandspruit River.
Oaklands, although small, has exclusive homes with large gardens full of trees and various shrubs. The Oakland’s Shopping Centre with its many retail outlets and eating places, lies within the suburb. The area is also close to the Killarney, Melrose, and Rosebank, Hyde Park and Norwood shopping malls and centres.
The suburb is mainly residential but there are many things to do in the neighbouring suburbs, which are all close by. You have the Wanders Cricket Stadium as well as the Ellis Park Stadium; where many international sporting events have taken place. Other entertainment options include the Linder Auditorium and the Theatre on the Square, which can be found in Sandton. If you want to go and eat out, there are many excellent restaurants available in the surrounding suburbs.
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, Orange Grove, Petervale, River Club, Rivonia, Ruiterhof, Sandhurst, Sandown, Sandton, Solridge, Sophiatown, Strydompark, Vrededorp, Waterval Estate, Westbury, Westcliff