The suburb of Brackenhurst in Alberton sits between the apex of Swartkoppies Road (the R554) and Sybrand van Niekerk freeway (the R59).

Brackenhurst is a typically suburban and family oriented area that has been around for quarter of a century and although predominantly an Afrikaans-speaking area, it has both Afrikaans and English language schools, both at primary and high school level. 

Consisting mainly of freestanding houses erected on large stands with the average being 1500m² it is also an area with several townhouse complexes and whilst many of these are not very new, they are generous in size and well built and the area could be primarily regarded as middle class.