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Restaurants, shops and shopping centres, businesses and services, parks, walks and trails, some accommodation.

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Sunninghill Shopping Centres:
The Square
Sunhill Shopping Centre
Sunninghill Village
Chilli Lane, Sunninghill
Rivonia Crossing Phase 1
Rivonia Crossing Phase 2
The Core

Shopping Centres in Rivonia:
Oriental City Rivonia
Rivonia Village
Rivonia Junction
Mutual Mews
Early Dawn Mall
Shops in Northern Rivonia
Shops in Central Rivonia

Shopping Centres in Morningside and Area:
90 Degrees on Rivonia
The Wedge, Morningside
Morningside Shopping Centre
Morning Glen Mall
Morning View Shopping Centre
Sandton Court Shopping Centre
Shops in the Morningside Area
Grayston Shopping Centre
Atholl Square

Shopping Centres in Woodmead:
Overview of Shops in Woodmead Woodmead Retail Park
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead SuperValue Centre
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Square
Dunwoody Centre

Shopping Centres in Bryanston:
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Hobart Grove Centre
Riverside Shopping Centre
Bryanpark Shopping Centre
Grosvenor Crossing
Coachman's Crossing
Nicolway Bryanston
Epsom Downs
Sloane Square
Naturally Yours

Other Shopping Centres in Sandton:
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Kelvin Village Shopping Centre
Wendywood Centre
Petervale Centre
Cambridge Crossing, Paulshof
Benmore Gardens
Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre
Riverclub Shopping Centre
Parkmore Mews Shopping Centre

Restaurants:
Restaurants in Rivonia,
Restaurants in Morningside,
Codfather Village of Restaurants,
Restaurant reviews for Rivonia
Restaurant reviews Morningside
Restaurant reviews for Sandton
Older Restaurant reviews

Other Shopping Centres:
The Colony, Craighall Park

Other Pages of Interest:
Culture: Books, Theatre, Movies
Sandspruit Hiking Trail,
Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre,
Rivonia Village Veterinary Clinic,
Editing & Special Projects
Fats-Oil-and-Grease Trap Cleaning
Lloyd Tiling and Painting
Lloyd Plumbing and Waterproofing
Joel Dorfan Optometrist,
Perfect10 Nail and Beauty Studio,
Taste of India Restaurant,
Pizza Perfect in Morning Glen
Burger Perfect in Morning Glen
Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop,
Manor Medical Centre,
Morningside Country Club,
Rooms To Let (one now)
Apartment/Cottage Not To Let yet
Best Way to eat a Mango



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Megaplex's monthly e-newsletter "Shopping in Sandton" alerts the Sandton and Bryanston shopper to all that is new, fresh, and exciting in Benmore Gardens, Bryanston, Buccleuch, Kelvin, Hurlingham, Morningside, Morningside Manor, Gallo Manor, Paulshof, Petervale, Rivonia (Edenburg), Sunninghill, River Club, Duxberry, Parkmore, Wendywood, and Woodmead!  We aim to bring you the best bargains, the most interesting restaurants, the liveliest shops.  If it's not good, we'll also warn you about it.  Subscribe here.  See newsletters here: Previous Newsletters 2009-2013, January 2014, February 2014, March 2014, April 2014, May 2014, June 2014, July 2014, August 2014, September 2014, October 2014, November 2014, December 2014.  Users who e-mail businesses from the site are invited to copy the e-mail to us; in return they are subscribed to the newsletter.

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Morningside Manor and Gallo Manor

Kelvin Drive is the central spine of Morningside Manor. It has a shopping centre, Morning Glen, now fully revamped, expanded, and open for business.  Facilities include a Post Office, Postnet, Woolworths food & clothing, Pick 'n Pay supermarket & clothing, Spur, Wimpy, Pizza Perfect, two hairdressers, a bottle store, a Pharmacy, Optician, all ATMs (Capitec, ABSA, FNB, Nedbank, and Standard), huge DIY hardware shop, battery and tyre repair/replacement, and nearby BP Garage.  Directly opposite there are Medical Rooms and another Pharmacy at Manor Medical Centre.

The Sandspruit Hiking Trail runs through the suburb and includes Ernest Ullmann Park.  The Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre has numerous activities for adults and children.  The trail itself is good for walks of up to four hours in peaceful and natural surroundings. There is running water, spectacular rock formations, lawns, indigenous vegetation, willows, wattles, kakiebos and black-jacks. There are geese, ducks, plover, guinea fowl, various ibis, other birds. We once saw a leguan. Dogs are allowed under control or on leads. The Braamfontein Spruit Hiking Trail, where walks of a whole day are possible, is in the next valley.

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Morningside

At the north-eastern end of Morningside on Kelvin Drive abutting Rivonia we have a little shopping centre, "90Ί on Rivonia" (formerly called the Pavilion).  Facilities include Nando's, Steers, various other restaurants and take-aways, a hairdresser, a bottle store, Video Hire, ATMs (ABSA, Nedbank, and Standard), Zenex Garage.  A Spar opened in May 2006.  It has free parking.

Rivonia Road is the central spine of Morningside. One block away from Kelvin Drive on Rivonia Road opposite Alon Rd is the larger The Wedge, Morningside shopping centre, containing many other restaurants, a Woolworths food store, pharmacy/dispensary, Clicks, Food Lover's Market (aptly named! run by Fruit & Veg City), Nedbank, Mr Price, etc.  It has unlimited free parking.

The original Morningside shopping centre on Rivonia Road corner Outspan Road has been redeveloped at a cost of R300 million and opened on 11 June 2009.  Though it has retained its original name, this mall has gone seriously up-market and is many times the size of its modest former self, boasting over 70 shops including Exclusive Books, Pick 'n Pay, and Morningside Dispensary.  There are umpteen up-market boutiques and a Standard Bank. The centre also boasts many restaurants such as Signature, the famous Tasha's, Pomodoro and Green Peppercorn. It has plenty of parking, free for an hour.

At the south-eastern end of Morningside there is the Morning View shopping centre and Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop, both located in South Road.  At the western end of South Road, on Rivonia Road, there is the small Sandton Court Shopping Centre.  For Morningside shops and businesses not in any listed centre, look here.  Also see Restaurant reviews for Morningside.

The Morningside Virgin Active Club and gym is on Rivonia Road corner Centre Rd.

Strathavon

A bit south of Morningside, abutting the CBD, is Grayston Shopping Centre on Grayston Drive corner Helen Road.

Rivonia (Edenburg)

Known to most people as Rivonia, the township of Edenburg is located in the North of Sandton, Johannesburg, stretching from Morningside (First Avenue) north to the N3 highway, centred on Rivonia Road.  It lies between the Braamfontein Spruit and the Sandspruit:  The name "Rivonia" is thought to be derived from the fact that it is located between two rivers.  You can run, cycle, and walk on the Braamfontein Spruit Trail (accessible down 12th Avenue and Bryanston Drive) and the Sandspruit Trail (accessible down Eighth Avenue).

Rivonia Boulevard between 8th and 10th Avenues is the business hub of the area, with a wide array of restaurants (see Restaurant list here, read Restaurant Reviews here), supermarkets, clubs, banks, shopping centres (e.g. Rivonia Junction, Oriental City Rivonia, Mutual Mews, Early Dawn, Rivonia Village) and other shops in Central Rivonia and Northern Rivonia.  The local Veterinarian is Rivonia Village Veterinary Clinic, corner 8th Avenue and Stiglingh Road.

For fitness fanatics, the Morningside Country Club is close by, as is a private gym on Rivonia Road corner North Road, and the Planet Fitness Rivonia Mega Club in Oriental City Rivonia.

Also see Restaurant reviews for Rivonia and Sunninghill.

Sunninghill

This suburb lies to the north of Rivonia, Witkoppen Road, and the N1 Highway.  It is well-served with shopping centres, and we have all those we know about listed: Chilli Lane Shopping Centre in the new northern extension of Rivonia Road and Sunninghill Village Shopping Centre, Maxwell Drive on the east.  In the north there is Sunhill Shopping Centre, Cnr Tana and Naivasha Roads.  Towards the south we have The Square Shopping Centre, cor Naivasha and Leeukop Roads. Rivonia Crossing 1 was added to the site in June 2012, with Rivonia Crossing 2 (actually in Paulshof) following in March 2013, and  The Core in April 2014.

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Woodmead

The nearest really huge shopping complex to Morningside and Rivonia is in Woodmead next to where the M1 Motorway meets the N1 (the famous Buccleuch Interchange).  Shops not in any particular centre, and a map giving the location of the centres, can be found here: Shops and Shopping in Woodmead.  Here we have the Makro, the established Woodmead Value Mart, Woodmead Commercial Park, Woodmead Super Value Centre, Woodmead Square and the new Woodmead Retail Park, all on Waterval Crescent off Woodmead Drive.  See Other Shops in Woodmead here.

Across Woodmead Drive from the above, the original village shopping centre for locals, Dunwoody Centre, will be found.  This houses the celebrated Baron and Quail Restaurant, two less notable eateries, a pharmacy, barber, home industry and others.

Wendywood

There is only one shopping centre in Wendywood, tucked away on Daphne Road between Wendy and Darwin Roads, just off Western Service Road.  It is a small neighbourhood centre with a Spar, hairdressers, optometrist, car audio shop, dry cleaners and drapers, butchery, and a club.  It is, not surprisingly, named Wendywood Shopping Centre.  There is a municipal clinic nearby (see Wendywood Shopping Centre page).

Kelvin and Buccleuch

There is one shopping centre each in Kelvin and Buccleuch.  We have a web page for Kelvin Village Shopping Centre, Cnr Southway and Raymond Street, Kelvin and another for The Bridge Shopping Centre, Buccleuch Drive, Buccleuch.

Petervale & Paulshof

There is only one shopping centre in Petervale, just south of the N1 Freeway, off Cambridge Road.  It is a small neighbourhood centre with a delicatessen, hairdressers, dry cleaners, butchery, bottle store and pub.  It is named Petervale Shopping Centre (why not?).  There is a municipal clinic nearby (see Petervale Shopping Centre page).

Paulshof has two shopping centres, Cambridge Crossing and Rivonia Crossing 2 (next to Sunninghill), both just north of Witkoppen Road. Despite the name, Cambridge Crossing is not, in fact located on Cambridge Road where it crosses Witkoppen Road and the N1 Motorway, but one block east.

Benmore Gardens

Just up the road from Sandton City, Sandton Square, Sandton Convention Centre and Nelson Mandela Square, Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre represents a refreshing, accessible alternative to the conventional shopping mall experience.  With 66 shops, service outlets and restaurants, Benmore Gardens offers a rich diversity and has been completely refurbished fairly recently at a cost of R200 Million.

Parkmore, River Club and Duxberry

11th Avenue Parkmore is a commercial spine with many businesses, some small shops and restaurants. Parkmore has a small shopping centre and a filling station at 11th Avenue and Olympia Street  (Parkmore Mews). River Club has a tiny shopping centre (now listed here), which also serves Duxberry.

Parkmore is home to Sandton's largest and best-developed park, the Field and Study Centre, which also provides access to the best and longest river trail, the Braamfontein Spruit Hiking Trail. The park has a recreation hall with many activities, and a tea room, the River Cafe Sandton.

Hurlingham Manor

In between Parkmore, Hurlingham Manor, and Bryanston, is the Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre on William Nicol Drive opposite the end of Republic Road.  This has an extensive supermarket, bakery, coffee shop / light restaurant, and a number of smaller speciality shops.

Bryanston

Bryanston Shopping Centre is the original shopping centre in Bryanston, just off William Nicol, in Ballyclare Drive, Bryanston.  It is a medium-sized centre with two supermarkets, hairdressers, dry cleaners, and innumerable dress shops.  The old Hobart Corner has been greatly expanded into the new Hobart Grove Centre (opened April 2011) and now rivals Bryanston Shopping Centre for size and number of shops.  The anchor tenant is a Superspar with Spar Tops bottle store.  Coachman's Crossing on Peter Place is a well-established local centre with several restaurants.

Riverside Shopping Centre on Bryanston Drive is a small local shopping centre with a good spread of shops, a must for lovers of chocolate cake and good fruit and veg.  At the other end of Bryanston, Bryanpark Shopping Centre, 46 Grosvenor Road corner Cumberland Avenue, is small regional centre with two supermarkets, a good range of shops, a gym, and all ATMs.

Grosvenor Crossing is now re-tenanted after an extensive revamp in 2012.  The huge new Nicolway Bryanston centre opened April 2012.

This site now covers the following minor shopping centres in Bryanston: Sloane Square and Epsom Downs (both in Sloane Street corner William Nicol Drive), and . "Naturally Yours Wellness Centre" on Main Road corner Culross Road.

Other Facilities and Information

The nearest cinemas ("movies" if you're American, "bioscope" if you're traditional) to Woodmead, Morningside and Rivonia are at Sandton City.  There are also cinemas, theatres and a casino at Montecasino, the sprawling designer ruins on Witkoppen Road corner William Nicol highway north of the N3 freeway. This is nearest to Sunninghill, Petervale Paulshof and Bryanston. Slightly further away, there are also cinemas at Cedar Square on Cedar Ave, Fourways.  There is a small theatre (The Theatre on the Square) in Nelson Mandela Square in the Sandton CBD, and there are Barnyard Theatres in Rivonia Crossing Phase 2 (Paulshof) and Broadacres Centre, Cedar Road.

Also see Culture: Books, Theatre, Movies and more and  Restaurant reviews for the Rest of Sandton.

Transport: To get to the area from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg International), catch the Magic Bus or the Gautrain and a feeder bus.  From central Johannesburg, unless you have a car, catch a minibus-taxi from Central Johannesburg to Morningside, Sandton.  From 7 June 2012 you can catch the Gautrain from central Johannesburg (Park Station) to Sandton, and then take a Gautrain bus to your destination.

Other Shopping Centres:

Because it has one of the few clinics in the area where you can donate blood, in July 2014 we listed The Colony, Craighall Park, Northern Johannesburg.  Your other blood donor centre, more convenient for those in the north, is now in Design and Decor Centre (near Molly Malones), Forest Road and Sunset Ave, Pineslopes, Sandton: Tel 011 465 6441 (a centre not listed on this site).

Useful Contacts

These are not in a specific centre in the area, but we've found them useful to know about:

  • Davenports: Telephone 011 787 0344, Fax 011 787 0538, Cell 082 499 9880 – Sales, Service and Spares of the following brands of domestic appliances: AEG, Defy, Hoover, Indesit, LG, Kelvinator, Electrolux, Bosch, Siemens. 363 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, Johannesburg. Contact: Russel Davenport: e-mail russolga@mweb.co.za web site
  • Shesha Tuks: Telephone 0861 743 742, 071 688 7070 – Tuk-Tuk taxis in Rosebank and Sandton –a cross between a motorbike and a rickshaw!  2014 prices: R25 up to 3 km, R35 up to 5 km, R55 up to 8 km, R65 up to 10 km.Operating daily 06:00-21:00. Tuks and drivers for special events and functions. Contact: Godfrey 082 716 0294: e-mail info@sheshatuks.co.za web site

More Links to Pages on this Site

Best Way to eat a Mango, Sandspruit Hiking Trail, Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre, All our rooms (one to let at present)Apartment (NOT available at present) details and photos, PAIA Section 51 Manual (boring!)

  • Rivonia Village Vet – Veterinary surgeon and quality pet food supplier, cor. Eighth Ave and Stiglingh Rd, Rivonia (two blocks down Mutual Road from Rivonia Boulevard).  Associated practice: Sunninghill Village Vet.
  • Joel Dorfan Optometrist (Shop 101 in Wendywood Shopping Centre) – Consulting Optometrist and soft and hard contact lens practitioner: Eye exam, vision tests, glasses, contact lenses, spectacle cleaner.
  • Taste of India Restaurant (Shop 32 in Early Dawn Mall) – Indian Restaurant & Take Away on the corner of Rivonia Bvd and 9th Ave. Mild, medium or HOT, all food is Halaal. Vegetarian starters and main courses, bunny chow, Roti, kebabs, naan, Tandoori, curry and rice: chicken or lamb, Biryani, seafood, dosa, salads, chips. Menu on web page.
  • Perfect 10 (Shop 6A in Woodmead Retail Park) – Nail and Body Studio, Health & Beauty. Nails, Hands & Feet, Manicure and pedicure, Waxing, Tinting, Eyelash Extensions, Facials (Guinot, Nimue, Nimue Advanced, Environ), Massage Therapy, Lazer/Laser Therapy Hair Removal.
  • Pizza Perfect – Fast food: Pizzas, pasta, subs (submarine sandwiches), salads, and soft drinks. Open 10:00 to 21:00, 7 days a week. Free delivery of orders R60 and up within 3 km. Contact: Brandon: Tel 011 656-0652, e-mail starky@telkomsa.net.
  • Burger Perfect – Fast food: Salads, hamburgers, hot dogs, toasted sandwiches, chips (fries) and soft drinks. Open 10:00 to 21:00, 7 days a week. Free delivery of orders R60 and up within 3 km. Contact: Brandon: Tel 011 656-0652, e-mail starky@telkomsa.net.
  • Lloyd Plumbing and Waterproofing – expert Plumbing and Waterproofing in Sandton and Randburg.
  • Lloyd Tiling and Painting – Bathroom Specialist: Tiling and Painting in Sandton and Randburg.
  • Green F.O.G`s – Grease Traps, supply, installation, cleaning and removal of FOGS (fats, oils, greases), plumbing related services, Multi Purpose Bio Degradable Cleaner as well as a Surface Disinfectant. Contact: Fabien Le Roy: e-mail fabien@greasetrapcleaning.co.za web site
  • Editing & Special Projects by Beba Papakyriakou: Research Reports & Proposals, Journal Articles, Master's Dissertations & Doctoral Theses (Psychology & Social Work) (related disciplines would be considered). Online Editing/Quality Assurance. Original Writing. Editing of Creative Writing. Work undertaken by Psychology Honours graduate, Master's dissertation examined & accepted; official finalisation pending. Academic editing experience, commercial and business experience: Since 1997. Extensive writing/research/editing portfolio since 1982.

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