The Area

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

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.

Joburg Zoo

The Zoo provides a wonderful experience for anyone yearning to see “a world of wildlife on your doorstep.” Try their night walks!

Rosebank Gautrain Station

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!

Goethe Institute for German Culture

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

Mall of Rosebank

An epitome of trends, brands and contemporary stores to choose from to delight even the die-hard shopper

Sandton City

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.

Melrose Arch

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

Wanderers Club & Cricket Ground

Home of South African cricket, home of the Gauteng Cricket Board, venue of some of the most famous cricket matches in history.

Wanderers Golf Club

With a membership base acknowledged as the largest in the country. Wanderers provides every golf lover an opportunity to experience its phenomenal course.

The Royal Johannesburg Golf Club

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 Golf Club

Houghton is a championship course and is currently undergoing a complete refurbishment to elevate its already highly regarded profile. 

Killarney Golf Club

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.” -

Goodman Art Gallery

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

Everard Read Gallery

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

Kim Sacks

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

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.

Bellini’s Bistro

"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.

The Westcliff

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.

Jolly Roger

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.

The Voice Clinic

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.

Montecasino il Teatro

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!

Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve

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.

Gold Reef City

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.

Civic Theatre

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

Private Connection Tours & Safaris

A family-run tour company for the discerning traveller looking to plan that dream safari!

Rhino Africa

For wider trips into Southern & Eastern Africa, speak to the specialists in African Travel.

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