Glenvista

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Glenvista
Glenvista is located in Gauteng
Glenvista
Glenvista
Glenvista is located in South Africa
Glenvista
Glenvista
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceGauteng
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceJohannesburg
Area
 • Total5.36 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total10,177
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African22.8%
 • Coloured4.4%
 • Indian/Asian11.0%
 • White60.3%
 • Other1.6%
First languages (2011)
 • English67.1%
 • Afrikaans13.5%
 • Zulu5.3%
 • Sotho3.3%
 • Other10.8%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
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.

Facilities[edit]

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.

References[edit]

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