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Fourways is a fast developing residential and commercial area in the north of Sandton, Johannesburg. It is seen as one of the most promising areas in Johannesburg, maintaining an ever-present bustle of activity. This neighbourhood offers a wide variety of properties for the discerning buyer – ranging from small apartments to large expansive properties, for sale or rent. With much to do within the suburb and surrounding areas, in addition to its desirable position, Fourways is an area of real estate interest for many buyers.
The Fourways district encompasses eight individual suburbs – Magaliessig, Norscot, Greater Fourways, Norscot Slopes, Lonehill, Beverley, Craigavon and Broadacres – as well as three estates – Cedar Lakes, Fourways Gardens and Dainfern. Before it became known as Fourways, the area was little more than a game farm with a small holding of residences belonging to the Eriksen family. The area originally consisted of 605 acres and the originally built property was named the Norscot Manor. Today it forms part of a recreation centre that features a library and art gallery. The name Fourways originated from the four-way stop where William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road met. The name is now expressed through two four-way roundabouts situated on Kingfisher Drive.
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There are many interesting things to do and see in and around Fourways, suitable for all ages. The Croc City Crocodile Farm is a commercial farm which allows the public to see its 800 crocodiles up close. Families can also enjoy a guided tour and delicious refreshments at the tea garden. The Fourways Farmers’ Market, a neighbourhood gem, offers fresh, local and homemade goods in a nursery setting with a happy atmosphere.
Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination, Montecasino, is situated in the heart of Fourways. Whether visitors wish to watch a movie, wine and dine at a restaurant, or try their hands at the decks, this is the ideal place to spend some down time. It features a bird park, bowling alley and a games centre as well as a relaxed book store and various other activities that the whole family will enjoy.
Part of the Norscot Recreation Centre, the Secret Garden is a popular restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and a renowned and decadent High Tea in the perfect family setting. Food is usually served as part of a picnic on the lawns or outside on the terrace. The Beer House is another Fourways destination where visitors can enjoy one of the biggest varieties of beer and beverages available, paired with snacks or a light lunch.
The Northern Farm Nature Reserve in Fourways and Lanseria offers the perfect environment to be immersed in nature, with its many walking and hiking trails among an eclectic mix of wetlands and grasslands. The reserve also has some of the best horse trails in South Africa and is an outride haven for many horse riders. Without set routes, riders are truly adventurous in their navigating of the reserve and its many rivers and inclines.
Areas near to Fourways
Dainfern, Dunkeld, Killarney, Melrose, Midrand, Parkhurst, Parktown North, Parkview, Parkwood, Randburg, Rosebank Johannesburg, Sandton, Saxonwold, Westcliff,
Fourways offers several quality educational institutions. Fourways High School in Greater Fourways is a government high school, while private schools in the greater area include Crawford Pre-Primary, Preparatory and College. Fourways’ proximity to Bryanston encourages many residents to send their children to the more reputable and quality government schools of Bryandale Primary and Bryanston Primary.
Owning property in Fourways puts residents in the advantageous position of being close to a network of health care facilities linked to the Life Fourways Hospital. This hospital has a High Care Unit, a general theatre, a family vision centre, an infection control unit and a separate cardiac ward, to name just a few. Further away, residents can find the Netcare Sunninghill Hospital or the Olivedale Hospital.
Fourways Crossing, a prominent landmark, is ‘factory mall’ style complex and is proudly home to both the world’s largest travel shop and the biggest sporting goods warehouse in the Southern Hemisphere. The range of stores is mixed, yet upmarket. Fourways Mall has accommodated and entertained visitors and tourists for well over a decade and continues to thrive. Featuring over 170 stores and extended trading hours, it’s a true shopper’s delight!
Fourways’ main roads – Witkoppen Road and the R511 – easily link up to the N1 which is suitable for commuters and residents alike. Thus the OR Tambo International Airport is just a 30 minute drive from Fourways, and residents can reach the centre of the city of Johannesburg in roughly the same amount of time. It only takes 20 minutes to reach Sandton from Fourways.
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