Bryanston, Gauteng

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Street lined with Jacarandas in Bryanston
Street lined with Jacarandas in Bryanston
Bryanston is located in South Africa
 Bryanston shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°2′55″S 28°2′2″E / 26.04861°S 28.03389°E / -26.04861; 28.03389Coordinates: 26°2′55″S 28°2′2″E / 26.04861°S 28.03389°E / -26.04861; 28.03389
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Sandton
Established 1969
 • Total 24.90 km2 (9.61 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 28,758
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 30.4%
 • Coloured 2.2%
 • Indian/Asian 5.0%
 • White 60.8%
 • Other 1.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 68.0%
 • Afrikaans 8.9%
 • Zulu 5.4%
 • Tswana 2.7%
 • Other 15.0%
PO box 2074
Area code 010

Bryanston, Gauteng is an upper class, wealthy residential suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. First named as an area in 1949, it was established[clarification needed] in 1969 as a suburb of Sandton and provided with tarred roads and municipal services [1], but after municipal boundaries were revised following the end of Apartheid, Sandton was merged with Johannesburg to form part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. The multi-lane N1 Western Johannesburg Bypass freeway forms its northern boundary with access at William Nicol offramp. It is located in Region 3[dated info].

Bryanston is bifurcated by Bryanston Drive, running from the outskirts of Randburg to the beginning of Morningside.

It has a fairly new corporate area called The Campus running along the two main roads, William Nicol and Main Road. Many large corporations are based in Bryanston, such as Dimension Data (DiData), which runs a large corporate campus (The Campus), GlaxoSmithKline, which is also based at The Campus, Microsoft Corporation, Ogilvy & Mather, Tiger Brands and Synovate. The long-established Bryanston Country Club, founded in 1948 is in the heart of Bryanston. [2]


The Houses in Bryanston are on average large housing, the gardens are traditionally large and contain many trees, but in recent times, the large properties are being made into complexes, with more houses and smaller gardens, it is mostly for security reasons and a ever lack of space since many people want to live in the suburb.

Bryanston has been described as named after a village in the UK.,[3] or after Bryanston Square, also in the UK.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Bryanston". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bryanston - Seeff Properties."
  3. ^ {{cite web|url= Draft, Sandton Urban Development Framework - A Brief History of Sandton|publisher=Sandton Central Management District|accessdate=2009-02-25}}