The suburb of Parkwood sits alongside Rosebank and Saxonwold in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg. Flanked by Zoo Lake, houses for sale in Parkwood are favoured by families who seek a suburban lifestyle while remaining close to a selection of schools and shops. Similar to Houghton, Parkwood properties are generally large. Double storey houses and expansive gardens are not uncommon in this leafy suburb and while most properties are free-standing, you’ll also find a selection of townhouses for sale in Parkwood which provide smaller and more affordable options for first time home-buyers. 

Offering a prime location and suburban charm which is accentuated by tree-lined streets, Parkwood also offers easy access to the highway or surrounding areas via Jan Smuts Avenue. Bordering by Zoo Lake and a short drive from the popular Fourth Avenue in Parkhurst, it’s no surprise that properties here continue to offer great return on investment. Take a look at the available property for sale in Parkwood within the Pam Golding Properties portfolio and fall in love with your plot of paradise.

Explore Parkwood

Entertainment and leisure

Entertainment and leisure

Relax on the lawns surrounding Zoo Lake or visit Emmarentia Dam to enjoy running, dog walking or a weekend picnic. The Johannesburg Zoo, home to 320 animal species, also offers lovely walkways which wind their way around the 54 hectare property. 

A glimpse of history

A glimpse of history

Be sure to take a trip to the South African National Museum of Military History in nearby Saxonwold or travel a little further into Johannesburg to visit Constitution Hill and the Constitutional Court. The Apartheid Museum is a great option for a day trip, and well worth the 30 minute drive. 



Parkwood is ideally positioned to offer easy access to nearby courses, including Parkview Golf Club, Killarney Country Club, Houghton Golf Club and the slightly farther afield, Wanderers Golf Club. 

Cuisine and culture

Cuisine and culture

There’s a selection of local restaurants in Parkwood while neighbouring Rosebank, Melrose, Greenside and Parkhurst also offer a wide range of choice to whet any appetite. 

Living in Parkwood

Areas near to Parkwood

Dainfern, Dunkeld, Fourways, Killarney, Melrose, Midrand, Parktown North, Parkview, Randburg, Rosebank Johannesburg, Sandton, Saxonwold, Westcliff,


While there are no schools within Parkwood itself, in the surrounding area you’ll find Parkview Junior, Primary and Senior Schools, Parktown Girls’ High, Kingsmead College, Saxonwold Primary and Greenside High School. Wits Business School and the University of Johannesburg are also both under an hour away. 


Netcare Rosebank Hospital, Houghton Medical Centre and The Village Medical Centre are all just 5 minutes away, offering a variety of specialist treatments. 


The Parks Centre is centrally located and with the malls of Rosebank less than 5 minutes away, you’ll have a host of shopping options right on your doorstep. Boutiques and design stores line the streets of nearby Parkhurst while Hyde Park, Melrose Arch and Sandton Square are other top shopping destinations.


Situated between Jan Smuts Avenue and Oxford Road, Parkwood affords easy access to northern Johannesburg. The city centre can be reached in 30 minutes (traffic depending) and OR Tambo Airport is roughly 40 minutes away by car or a quick commute via the Gautrain rapid rail service.

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