Nestled in the North of Johannesburg, the lovely suburb of Illovo borders the upmarket suburbs of Hyde Park, Sandhurst, Inanda and Atholl.  Illovo comprises cluster homes, apartments, townhouses and free-standing homes.

From modern contemporary to older designs and renovated houses, the architecture offers a variety of styles. The landscape consists of leafy tree-lined avenues and gated enclaves, punctuated by cameras linked to armed response.  As such, Illovo offers secure and attractive surroundings in close proximity to the Sandton CBD.  Also on offer are a vast range of facilities from trendy malls, sports clubs and excellent restaurants.

"Illovo has a large number of high density apartments and is home to many young professionals. The famous Wanderers cricket grounds and the exclusive Wanderers club are situated in this area too and it borders Hyde Park, Sandhurst, Melrose and Inanda."

Lisa Daly & Louis Green - Illovo Area Specialist

Explore Illovo



Illovo is a popular destination for food lovers. There’s a large selection of restaurants, from authentic Italian and Greek to tantalising steak houses and superb seafood, leaving residents and visitors spoilt for choice. 



Many of the restaurants in Illovo stay open quite late, with the atmosphere changing as the night progresses. Rosebank and Melrose Arch are also located nearby, offering a range of bars, pubs and nightclubs. 

Cricket or golf

Cricket or golf

The famous Wanderers Cricket stadium is considered the premier cricketing ground in South Africa. Test, one day and first class cricket matches are played here. Right next to the stadium, you’ll find the Wanderers Golf Club, where grand events are hosted on its 18-hole course. 

Things to do

Things to do

The Melrose Bird Sanctuary is close by, here visitors can relax on the banks of the dam and observe a wide variety of bird species. Furthermore, the Rosebank African craft and rooftop markets offer a great cultural shopping experience. 

Living in Illovo

Areas near to Illovo

Atholl, Bryanston, Buccleuch, Houghton, Hyde Park, Inanda, Morningside, River Club, Rivonia, Sandhurst, Sandown,


St David’s Marist Inanda is just minutes away. Other nearby schools include Kingsmead College for Girls, Hyde Park High and Pridwin Preparatory School. The University of Pretoria’s Business School and the Gordon Institute of Business Science are also located within the area. 


Illovo is less than 10 minutes away from the Rosebank Netcare Hospital, while some GPs, a few pharmacies and various other specialists can be found in and around the area. 


The well-known and conveniently located Thrupps centre is a favourite among locals, while Hyde Park Corner offers another option with a wider variety of shops. 


Centrally located, Illovo is close to Sandton and Johannesburg CBD. It’s also part of the Gautrain bus route.

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