There are many roads that lead to Petervale, the N1 Western Bypass runs past the area to the north, which can take you through to the Pretoria Main Road and other major highways. You also have Rivonia Road and William Nicol Drive a short distance away. You can actually reach Sandton City, which is just over 10 km away, along the M81 or William Nicol Drive. The Lanseria International Airport is only about a 28 minute drive from Petervale.
Petervale has neighbouring areas, which include Suninghill, Paulshof, Rivonia and Bryanston. The suburb itself is divided by Cambridge Road, which will take you over the N1 Western Bypass into Paulshof. Along this road within the suburb, you will be able to find the Petervale Shopping Centre. The Centre is not very large, but residents are able to get all their basic shopping done here. There are also one or two restaurants to choose from.
The Cambridge Crossing Shopping Mall and Bryanston Shopping Centres are also short distances away. Schools can also be found mainly in neighbouring areas, but you can find the Discovery Junction Pre-School opposite the Petervale Shopping Centre. Surrounding the area are a number of commercial and office parks.
The suburb is mostly residential with quite a few lovely homes, but you will also be able to find some more recent apartment complexes and townhouses. Interesting places nearby includes the Rietfontein Nature Reserve, the German Country Club, and the popular Bryanston Country Club. You also have the Braamfontein Spruit, which runs through a part of Petervale and eventually runs into the Riverside Park.
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