The Rosebank Lodge for Rosebank guest house accommodation is extremely centrally located, with the hub of Rosebank an easy short walk away as well as the Sandton CBD nearby. A multitude and outstanding variety of restaurants and stores are also located nearby or at The Mall of Rosebank with Melrose Arch and Killarney 5 minutes away. The Witwatersrand University is just a short drive away too.
Places of Interest
Zoo Lake is a favourite of Joburg residents and is the venue for the annual Jazz on the Lake and Carols by Candlelight events. The Lake is also a popular spot for picnicking, walking your dog or taking a leisurely boat ride.
The Zoo provides a wonderful experience for anyone yearning to see “a world of wildlife on your doorstep.” Try their night walks!
Need a quick ride to the airport? When this train station becomes operational in July 2010, it's going to revolutionise the airport journey and reduce travel time to a paltry ~20min.
South African Museum of Military History
The only museum of its kind in South Africa, this museum provides a looking glass through which visitors can view Southern Africa’s rich military history. Highlights include the Me 262 aircraft and various other World War 2 exhibits!
From learning German through to a multitude of cultural events, the Institute provides a hub for the visitor wanting to participate in German culture.
Shopping & Entertainment
An epitome of trends, brands and contemporary stores to choose from to delight even the die-hard shopper
The premier shopping centre in Southern Africa, Sandton City is a delight of uniquely local flavour interwoven with contemporary global flair.
Nelson Mandela Square
Located adjacent to Sandton City, the Square has taken on a life of its own and become a landmark in the area, providing an eclectic mix of restaurants to suit most palates.
The recently added extension to Melrose Arch has provided another layer to an already famous location, popular for its restaurants and night-life but also well known for its high profile business clientele.
Sporting Venues & Activities
Home of South African cricket, home of the Gauteng Cricket Board, venue of some of the most famous cricket matches in history.
With a membership base acknowledged as the largest in the country. Wanderers provides every golf lover an opportunity to experience its phenomenal course.
Given its title by King George V in 1931, the Club has a renowned history and is regarded as one of the great courses in Johannesburg.
Houghton is a championship course and is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment to elevate its already highly regarded profile.
Killarney is one of the most prestigious clubs in Johannesburg and its strategic location and layout have earmarked it as one of the more challenging courses in the area.
Arts & Cultural
“Rosebank has a thriving art scene with a number of well-established, world-class art galleries. There are numerous galleries and dealers trading in all mediums from prints, sculptures, African craft, tapestries, beadwork and ceramics to the more traditional South African landscapes and wildlife paintings. Some of the newer galleries are exclusively devoted to contemporary African artists.” - www.rosebank.co.za
One of SA’s finest contemporary art galleries. It opened its doors 32 years ago and it remains a leader in contemporary art and sculpture. view website
Southern Africa’s most famous commercial art gallery view website
Cherie De Villiers Fine Art
An exquisite collection located within the Mall of Rosebank view website
Located on 53 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood., this design location is becoming increasingly well regarded.
The Circa Gallery
Circa offers a fascinating commentary on Johannesburg’s insider-outsider culture with its one of a kind architecture and unique layout.
Well-known venue for artist exhibitions and launches
Moyo’s Zoo Lake
An African dining experience that has become synonymous with Zoo Lake. No better place to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Order drinks and enjoy the ambience. Before you know it, you’ll want to stay for dinner.
The Grillhouse, established in 1995, is one of South Africa’s premium steakhouses, offering discerning diners a combination of choice meals, a bustling club-like ambience, attentive service and a unique selection of fine wines and malts.
Trendy northern Italian fare with a repeat business clientele that can’t get enough of the bustling ambience and signature lasagne.
Tsunami Seafood Emporium
For a refreshingly chic and unique dining experience, try the newly refurbished Tsunami Seafood Emporium, well-known for its sushi and teppanyaki, as well as its exotic seafood array.
The modern Greek classic, located in Illovo.
"Socialites and business brights hang here, and it looks like the business from the outside with its Veuve branding.” Cafe fare with a fresh and comforting take on modern classics.
Fantastic dinner/drinks venue that overlooks northern Johannesburg. Visit in the evening and see the magnificent night-time aura of light refracting off Joburg’s luscious green suburbs.
Pub & Grill An institution known world-wide! For sporting events, a casual meeting place for friends or the start to an evening, the Jolly provides an ample backdrop for laughter and fun. Corner 6th Street & 4th Avenues Parkhurst
Netcare Rosebank Hospital
A highly specialised facility with services offered in a number of disciplines.
The Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics
The Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics in Rosebank has, since starting up in 1995, established itself as a national centre of excellence in sports medicine and orthopaedics.
Training centre for excellence in communication
Beyond The Area
The Montecasino complex was built to resemble a Tuscan village. Late-night shopping is a unique feature and clothing, jewellery and African curios are the most popular products. There is plenty of entertainment, including cinemas, theatres and a casino.
This theatre venue began with shows like The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Grease and many other famous performances . It consistently delivers one of the best theatre experiences of its kind in South Africa!
The Reserve covers approximately 1 600 ha on the typical highveld of Gauteng and is situated in the “Cradle of Humankind”, a declared World Heritage Site. With the opportunity of cuddling lion cubs, the Reserve is especially popular with families and those wanting to experience nature’s animal kings.
With the addition of a casino and extensive upgrades to the theme park, Gold Reef City has returned to its former glory and become a popular spot for having fun and learning more about the Joburg gold rush that founded the city.
Recently renamed the “Joburg” theatre, the complex has hosted some of the most famous acts of our time and is a must for theatre lovers!
Idyllic accommodation near the world-famous Kruger National Park
A family-run tour company for the discerning traveller looking to plan that dream safari!
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