The leafy neighbourhood of Emmarentia is nestled between the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Greenside. Here you’ll find a range of free-standing houses, flats and charming cluster homes surrounded by greenery. Property for sale in Emmarentia is sought after due to its close proximity to the M1 highway and surrounding suburbs including Melville, Parkview and Rosebank. 

Young couples and working professionals favour smaller, compact homes while families seek properties for sale in Emmarentia that offer more space for playtime or even a pool. The style of houses for sale is varied, including modern, recently revamped homes and older properties with a more traditional appeal. These solid, older structures also provide the ideal base from which to renovate and create your dream home from the inside out. A savvy choice for investors, flats to rent in Emmarentia offers an easy commute into Johannesburg CBD while offering an appealing suburban lifestyle. Ready to fall in love with the ideal property in Emmarentia? View our available houses for sale or read on to learn more about living in this sought-after residential area.

“Spacious and generous residences on large erven near the Johannesburg CBD”

Willem-Jan van der Laag, Area Specialist

Explore Emmarentia

Emmarentia Dam

Emmarentia Dam

Situated in the middle of the suburb, this dam has become a firm favourite for visitors and residents alike. Take the dogs for a walk, enjoy a run or relax on the surrounding lawns for an afternoon picnic. 



Right on your doorstep are the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, offering a myriad of walkways and plants to admire. You can also stroll around Zoo Lake or head to Melville Koppies Nature Reserve to hike. 

A day at the zoo

A day at the zoo

What better way to get to know the animal kingdom than a trip to the Johannesburg Zoo? Just 10 minutes from Emmarentia, this is the perfect spot for a family day out with a choice of restaurants and numerous paths to explore. 

Sport and recreation

Sport and recreation

The Marks Sports Club offers established tennis, soccer, rugby and cricket facilities. Given its location alongside the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve, this area plays host to “Park Life”, “Large on the Lawn” music concerts and “702 Walk the Talk” and “The Jozi Craft Beer Fest” among other popular events. The Parkview Golf Club is also on your doorstep, offering a challenging 18 holes. 

Living in Emmarentia

Areas near to Emmarentia

Blairgowrie, Bromhof, Eagle Canyon Golf Estate, Fairland, Greenside, Melville, Northcliff, Northwold, Robindale, Ruimsig, Sundowner,


Emmarentia Primary School and Greenside High are the closest schools while you’ll find various other options in nearby Parkview and Rosebank. 


Local doctors and specialists tend to the community’s daily needs and Millpark Hospital and Netcare Rosebank Hospital are both about 10 minutes away. 


Pop in to the local Woolies or Checkers for your weekly shopping or get even more variety by heading to the malls of Greenside or Rosebank.


Get to the city centre without having to take the highway or connect to Melville with ease via Beyers Naude. The nearest Gautrain station is in nearby Rosebank.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius