Suburb focus on Parkhurst

Private Property South Africa
Denise Mhlanga

The picturesque avenues, the street cafe culture and the tight-knit community are what make Parkhurst an ideal choice for young professionals and families.

Estate agents say the suburb o¬ffers a range of properties and good value for money. Locals and tourists are attracted to the suburb because of its many upmarket restaurants, cafes, boutiques and design shops in Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street.

Parkhurst is also home to Liz Ogumbo-Regisford, a fashion designer, recording and performing artist, radio host and producer of Fashion Lab Radio. Liz has showcased her fashion collections globally at events such as Arise Africa Fashion Week, South African Fashion Week, Mozambique Fashion Week and Africa Fashion Week New York, among others. Her music, The Ken-Soul Experience, embraces her roots and culture, her passionate contribution to music and fashion as well as her love for Africa.

Originally from Kenya, Liz has lived in Parkhurst for five years. She says the vibe of the area inspires her creativity. “Parkhurst is a very diverse and global community, with lots of free-spirited souls, yet still has a level of sophistication that appeals to me.”

On beautiful days, Liz loves to take a walk to explore the many art galleries and boutiques in her neighbourhood. As an African creative, Liz is passionate about style, music, food and wine. She runs a showroom boutique and fashion styling consultancy in Parkhurst.

With its charming and relaxed atmosphere, welcoming community and desirable location in Joburg's northern suburbs, Parkhurst is the ideal place to call home.

“Parkhurst has the coolest promenade in Johannesburg with the greatest restaurants and little boutiques - 4th Ave actually reminds me of all the other cool promenades around the world,” Liz Ogumbo-Regisford, resident


  • Goodman Gallery for art
  • Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
  • Melville Koppies Nature Reserve
  • Parkview Golf Course for a round of golf
  • Walk the dogs at Verity Park

Dine out:

  • Craft: for great pizza in a comfy setting
  • Coobs: for bistro fare and a relaxed atmosphere
  • Nice on Fourth: for delicious breakfasts and a cool vibe
  • The Wolfpack: for amazing American classics
  • Hudsons: for delicious burgers
  • Vovo Telo: for fresh and tasty baked goods


  • King David Primary and High School
  • Hyde Park High School
  • Parkhurst Primary School
  • Rosebank Primary School
  • St Andrews School for Girls

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This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.

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