Oaklands, Gauteng

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Oaklands is located in Gauteng
 Oaklands shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Oaklands is located in Greater Johannesburg
Oaklands is located in South Africa
Oaklands (South Africa)
Oaklands is located in Africa
Oaklands (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°08′49″S 28°03′54″E / 26.147°S 28.065°E / -26.147; 28.065Coordinates: 26°08′49″S 28°03′54″E / 26.147°S 28.065°E / -26.147; 28.065
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Johannesburg
 • Total 1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,963
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 32.7%
 • Coloured 1.7%
 • Indian/Asian 7.8%
 • White 56.7%
 • Other 1.1%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 72.9%
 • Afrikaans 5.5%
 • Zulu 4.8%
 • Tswana 3.3%
 • Other 13.4%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code (street) 4339
PO box 4345
Area code 2190

Oaklands is an affluent suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Johannesburg Region E. It is a small suburb surrounded by the suburbs of Houghton Estate, Norwood, Orchards, The Gardens and Highlands North.


Oaklands came into existence in 1896.[2]:162 The lands owner prior to it being surveyed as a township was William Anderson Martin and purchased in 1896, consisting of 18 acres of what is now known as Oaklands and Orchards.[3]:177 Martin would own a large house in suburb called Avonmore a would live there until his death in 1960.[3]:177

The eastern border of the suburb, bounded by Orchards is separated by a seasonal spruit (stream) that has its source in the Houghton Golf Club and with a possible further source on the ridge above Louis Botha Avenue close to Fellside.[4]:376 Most of the stream through the suburb is now either underground or canalized with it eventually forming up with the Orange Grove Spruit and entering the Sandspruit river.[4]:376


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Oaklands". Census 2011. 
  2. ^ Leyds, Gerald Anton (1964). A History of Johannesburg: The Early Years. Nasional Boekhandel. p. 318. 
  3. ^ a b Shorten, John R. (1970). The Johannesburg Saga. Johannesburg: John R. Shorten Pty Ltd. p. 1159. 
  4. ^ a b "Orange Grove Precinct. Heritage Impact Assessment & Conservation Management Plan. Report Phase 3. Volume 3" (PDF). Johannesburg Development Agency (published 16 May 2016). 19 February 2017.