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Glenvista is located in Gauteng
 Glenvista shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Glenvista is located in Greater Johannesburg
Glenvista is located in South Africa
Glenvista (South Africa)
Glenvista is located in Africa
Glenvista (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°16′53″S 28°2′50″E / 26.28139°S 28.04722°E / -26.28139; 28.04722Coordinates: 26°16′53″S 28°2′50″E / 26.28139°S 28.04722°E / -26.28139; 28.04722
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
 • Total 5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 10,177
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 22.8%
 • Coloured 4.4%
 • Indian/Asian 11.0%
 • White 60.3%
 • Other 1.6%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 67.1%
 • Afrikaans 13.5%
 • Zulu 5.3%
 • Sotho 3.3%
 • Other 10.8%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 2091
PO box 2058

Glenvista is a suburb in the south of Johannesburg, South Africa.[2] It is located in Region F of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. It has a large Portuguese community and a distinctly cosmopolitan character. Alberton is located 5 kilometres to the East of Glenvista.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Glenvista is beautifully picturesque, peaceful and is surrounded by natural thorn bushes and veld. The area can be noted for its wildlife, which include meerkats and guinea fowl which still run wild. There are also various families of dassies in the area, continuously breeding and expanding, which live in the bushy and rocky surrounding veld. This poses a threat to motorists. Owls have also been sighted in the area.


In extension 5, there is a 72 par golf course in the dip of a valley, 'The Glenvista Country Club'. The houses and properties can be large, and land value is high in the surrounding area. The neighbourhood is generally considered safe. It is situated close to a major shopping centre, The Glen.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Glenvista". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ "Glenvista" Maplandia. Retrieved 2016-12-13.