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Berario is located in Gauteng
Berario is located in South Africa
Coordinates: 26°08′02″S 27°57′14″E / 26.134°S 27.954°E / -26.134; 27.954Coordinates: 26°08′02″S 27°57′14″E / 26.134°S 27.954°E / -26.134; 27.954
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceRandburg
 • Total1.04 km2 (0.40 sq mi)
 • Total2,248
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African18.0%
 • Coloured4.3%
 • Indian/Asian3.3%
 • White73.1%
 • Other1.3%
First languages (2011)
 • English70.1%
 • Afrikaans17.8%
 • Zulu2.6%
 • Xhosa2.0%
 • Other7.5%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)

Berario is a suburb of Johannesburg, in the South African province of Gauteng. It is located in Region 4. It is located just below Northcliff Hill and close to Cresta Shopping Centre, one of the biggest malls in South Africa.


The original farm on which the area of Berario stands today, was bought by Ario Canova in 1942. Berario was named after Ario and his partner, Ber Sarnie.[2] In the early forties Ario Canova bought a farm north of Aasvoel Kop, (Northcliff Hill), which is now Berario, for the sum of 51 000 pounds. The original Farmhouse still stands in the now Brooklands Estate, and was sold in 2010 for R7,5 million.

The farm was divided into about 535 stands of various sizes and the district of Berario proclaimed in 1946.[2] The stands began to sell in 1947 for an average price of 900 pounds, and by 1953 they were all sold. The suburb was built up by 1965. Peri-Urban Areas Health Board would manage the area until the City of Johannesburg in 1969.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Berario". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.