Edenvale is a popular area in Johannesburg and is ideally situated approximately halfway between O R Tambo International Airport and the city centre. Being so close to all the major parts of the city of Johannesburg has made Edenvale a comfortable place to live.
Edenvale is a quiet town with a peaceful atmosphere. It is close to many places of interest and has a few activities of its own that are well worth visiting. It is also close to shopping malls including Eastgate, Johannesburg’s first “super-regional” shopping centre.
For the sporty types, Edenvale has a host of activities available such as a gym, indoor action cricket and soccer arenas, squash courts and indoor volleyball. It also boasts two beautiful golf courses and a nature reserve, ideal for cycling, jogging or just enjoying a Sunday picnic, only a few minutes north in the Modderfontein area.
Edenvale offers visitors a wide range of accommodation to suit every traveller’s budget, including B&B’s, Guesthouses, self-catering units and a Hotel.
Places to Visit
Things to do and see
- Collector’s Fair
- Hunyani Snake City
- Horwoods Farm & Craft Market
- Digzbeach Volleyball
- De Backery/Windmill
- The Doors Nightclub
- Glendower Golf Course
- Greenstone Shopping Mall
- Modderfontein Nature Reserve
- Gillooly’s Farm
- Eastgate Shopping Centre
Edenvale’s rainfall occurs mainly during the summer months, with an average of 790 mm of rainfall annually.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 27˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 3˚C and 17˚C.
There are daily flights into O R Tambo International Airport. Edenvale is approximately 7 km away travelling along the R24. Car hire facilities are available at the Airport.
After the Anglo Boer War, in 1903, Edenvale started out as a small settlement known as Rietfontein which sprung up around the Rietfontein Gold Mine. The area was initially populated by Cornish mineworkers. Edenvale was made a municipality in 1942.
Today Edenvale is a well-known area in Johannesburg ranging from middle class suburbs like Eastleigh to upper class suburbs such as Dowerglen and Bedfordview.
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