Sandhurst, Gauteng

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Sandhurst
Sandhurst is located in South Africa
Sandhurst
Sandhurst
 Sandhurst shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 26°6′45″S 28°2′24″E / 26.11250°S 28.04000°E / -26.11250; 28.04000Coordinates: 26°6′45″S 28°2′24″E / 26.11250°S 28.04000°E / -26.11250; 28.04000
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Sandton
Area[1]
 • Total 2.45 km2 (0.95 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,471
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 39.3%
 • Coloured 1.9%
 • Indian/Asian 8.4%
 • White 47.7%
 • Other 2.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 57.9%
 • Zulu 7.1%
 • Northern Sotho 4.6%
 • Afrikaans 4.5%
 • Other 25.8%
Postal code (street) 2196

Sandhurst is a suburb of Sandton in Region B of Johannesburg. It is one of the wealthiest suburbs in South Africa with some of the most expensive real estate in the country. It is featured frequently in the media for staggering home sale prices reaching over R60 million. Part of the commercial centre of Sandton, known as Sandton Central lies in Sandhurst, with the remainder in Sandown.

Oxford Avenue in Sandhurst is known for being the most exclusive street in Johannesberg. Probably one of the main factors about Sandhurst is the low density of the area. Sandhurst emerged as a suburb of the bustling city over 50 years ago, and homes in Sandhurst veer towards the stately rather than the nouveau riche. There are also few cluster developments and the huge grounds on which homes are set means that the suburb of Sandhurst remains quiet, leafy and sedate, its tree-lined streets devoid of traffic except during peak hour, despite its proximity to Sandton’s Central Business District.

All entrances to the suburb are gated and security is high with extensive security services. The streets are heavily patrolled and properties are all behind walls that are at least six feet high. Sandhurst is closed to public thoroughfare. The suburb lies on the northwestern slope of the city providing quite beautiful views toward the Sandton skyline the Magaliesberg and is literally seconds from all that hums in this part of Johannesburg - Sandton City, Hyde Park shopping, the Inanda Club, Wanderers Cricket Club, and leading private schools in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Sandhurst". Census 2011.