Forest Hill, Gauteng

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Forest Hill
Forest Hill is located in Gauteng
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Forest Hill is located in South Africa
Forest Hill
Forest Hill
Coordinates: 26°15′14″S 28°02′17″E / 26.254°S 28.038°E / -26.254; 28.038Coordinates: 26°15′14″S 28°02′17″E / 26.254°S 28.038°E / -26.254; 28.038
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
 • Total0.78 km2 (0.30 sq mi)
 • Total5,744
 • Density7,400/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African69.2%
 • Coloured10.8%
 • Indian/Asian3.5%
 • White15.7%
 • Other0.8%
First languages (2011)
 • English27.1%
 • Zulu17.4%
 • Afrikaans10.7%
 • Xhosa10.1%
 • Other34.7%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)

Forest Hill is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.


It was surveyed in 1897 and the suburb was proclaimed in 1903 developed by Leslie John Elderkin and the suburb name originates after the red gum trees in the area.[2]


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