Area guide to Randpark Ridge

Private Property South Africa
Denise Mhlanga

Developed in the early 1980's, Randpark Ridge has a close community vibe, and a wide range of properties on the market.

Developed in the early 1980s, Randpark Ridge is located on the far northwest of Johannesburg and is bordered by suburbs including Weltevreden Park, Sundowner, Boskruin, Bromhof, Honeydew and Fairland.

It is home to people from all walks of life in freestanding homes on spacious stands or secure complexes.

Since 1992, Neil Gove, treasurer, Randpark Residents Association, has lived in the area enticed by its community feel and secure environment.

Estate agents report that despite slowing economic growth, this middle-class suburb has seen a steady annual increase in property prices since 2004.

“This, and the fact that it has a number of amenities such as good schools, shopping centres and places of interest, makes it an ideal place to call home,” says Neil.

This is also home to Randpark Golf Club, one of the Joburg Gems, a golf tourism initiative aimed at promoting the golf courses and facilities in the City of Joburg.

The revamped 18-hole golf club is famous for its courses, Bushwillow – so named because of its many indigenous River Bushwillow trees – and Firethorn which at 7,014m is one of the longest courses in the country. The club hosted the 1995 and 2000 South African Open.

It is complemented by modern clubhouse facilities and the luxurious Fairway Hotel and Spa making it an ideal place for out-of-town visitors and family outings.

Randpark Ridge has excellent schools including Rand Park High and Rand Park Primary schools, Trinityhouse High School and Curro Aurora Independent School.

Thanks to its secure surroundings, residents can take leisurely walks with their dogs at Essenhout Park or Hy Many Park.

I love living in Randpark Ridge because of its community feel and the fact that it is not very far from both Sandton and the Johannesburg CBD and other places of interest west of Johannesburg

Neil Gove, resident.

Best in food

  • Angelo’s Pizza and Grill at Randpark Ridge Shopping Centre
  • Food Stop and Cafe at Randridge Mall
  • Mo-Zam-Bik Portuguese Restaurant at Trinity Village
  • Simply Asia at Honey Crest Shopping Centre
  • The Silver Birch Restaurant at the Lifestyle Garden Centre
  • Tony's Spaghetti Grill at Honey Crest Shopping Centre

Nature nearby:

  • Boskruin Koppie
  • Delta Park
  • Florida Lake
  • Kloofendal Nature Reserve
  • Golden Harvest Park

Shopping centres nearby

  • Boskruin Village
  • Honey Crest Shopping Centre
  • Lifestyle Garden Centre
  • Randridge Mall
  • Randpark Ridge Shopping Centre
  • Trinity Village

This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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