Fourways is a fast developing commercial and residential hub in the northern region of Sandton, Johannesburg. Although Fourways is constantly abuzz with activity, its position on the outskirts of the metropolis makes it a gateway to the countryside abundant with rolling hills and game parks. To enjoy both the urban offerings and wildlife attractions of Johannesburg, browse our Fourways accommodation below.
Several shopping centres make up the entertainment district in central Fourways. Here you will find the Design Quarter, a trendy lifestyle centre with chic eateries; Fourways Mall, a family-friendly shopping centre with restaurants, coffee shops, cinemas, and a miniature golf course; Fourways Crossing, a "factory mall" style complex that caters for all interests; and Cedar Square, the area’s newest development with posh night spots and designer stores. Within walking distance from these centres is Montecasino, Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination. This Tuscan-style complex boasts a casino, theatres, cinemas, night clubs, restaurants, coffee shops, shopping boutiques, an arcade, and the beautiful Montecasino Bird Gardens.
Other centres in the greater Fourways area include Broadacres and Lonehill. Although both centres are particularly popular with stay at home moms, Broadacres is a firm favourite with its large park-like grounds that are safely enclosed for children to play freely. The Barnyard Theatre at Broadacres is a celebrated entertainment venue with live music shows, while Outer Limits Restaurant and Cocktail Bar is a fantastic place to enjoy sundowners and a cigar.
For travellers who prefer the outdoors, Fourways is a gateway to a number of thrilling and entertaining activities. These include abseiling, river rafting, canoeing, horse riding, bird watching, fishing, and more. Golfers can enjoy a variety of excellent courses nearby, such as the esteemed Dainfern Golf Estate, as well as quick access to Vodacom’s World of Golf. The Lonehill Nature Reserve is open on weekends from September to April and is a pleasant location to laze around or enjoy a vigorous climb up the two koppies to see original rock art. Due to its more northern location, the average temperatures in Fourways are higher than other parts of Johannesburg. This makes Fourways a particularly favoured destination during the icy winters.
Fourways is the ideal location to explore the countryside and game parks outside of Johannesburg. The Northern Farm Nature Reserve in Lanseria offers peaceful hiking trails through a mixture of Highveld habitats. The Lion Park allows visitors to view over 80 lions (including the rare white lion) up close in a conservation enclosure, feed the resident giraffe, take a game drive to see a variety of plains game, and play with lion clubs. Visit the Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park and test your nerves by holding a baby crocodile, a variety of exotic snakes, and a tarantula. They also offer informative guided tours and have a tea garden where you can enjoy a light lunch while the kids run riot in the shaded play area.
Book a stay in Fourways to experience the best of what Johannesburg has to offer.