Situated very close to the Randburg area is the Waterval Estate Suburb. Surrounding areas include East Town, Montroux, Montgomery Park, Franklin Roosevelt Park, and Northcliff. The area was originally farmland and was known as the Waterval Farm, this is where the Estate got its name. The Beyers Naude Drive or M5 passes by directly to north of the area.
There are a number of green open spaces close to Waterval Estate inlcusing Albert’s Farm, a conservancy area that acts as a green lung for the city of Johannesburg. The area also has a variety of indigenous flora and is a good place to go bird watching. Visitors can also enjoy picnics; go for walks and cycle on the routes available.
Located close to the suburb is the Aukland Park Bowling club, which can be found on another open green area. Further on is the Creek 9 Mashie Public Golf Course, an affordable and well-kept course, located along Preller Drive. Just a little further on, is the Emmerentia Dam and the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens.
Waterval Estate is quite an upmarket area that has beautiful large homes each with green lush gardens. The Northcliff Cricket grounds can be found within the suburb, the open space is used for cricket but other activities as well. Some go to the cricket grounds to fly their remote control planes or enjoy the views of Johannesburg from the local pub.
Residents of the suburb can do some of their shopping at the Northcliff Corner Shopping Centre, found on the edge of the Estate along Beyers Naude Drive. If that’s not enough, the larger Cresta Shopping centre is just up the road.
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, Westbury, Westcliff