| RIVONIA |
Rivonia is a suburb of Johannesburg in the Sandton area. Rivonia is one of the most affluent residential and business suburbs of Johannesburg, and regarded as the hub of start up IT comIt was in Rivonia at the location of Liliesleaf Farm where the accused in the 1964 Rivonia Trial were arrested. The Rivonia Trial was an infamous trial which took place, in South Africa between 1963 and 1964, in which 10 leaders of the African National Congress were tried for 221 acts of sabotage designed to “ferment violent revolution”. Liliesleaf Farm had been used as a hideout of the African National Congress. Among others, Nelson Mandela had moved onto the farm in October 1961 and evaded security police while masquerading as a gardener and cook.
The main road in the area, known as The Boulevard, is the location of the Rivonia Square shopping complex as well as many other shops and restaurants. This beautiful Square boasts a chain of shops, nightclubs and restaurants along the thoroughfare and includes the former Cloisters Shopping Centre. This square is always a buzz of entertainment and energy.
Rivonia is home to the famous Browns Restaurant. Formerly a rambling old farmhouse, Browns is a Johannesburg landmark. This spectacular restaurant boasts one of the finest wine cellars in the country as well as offering total tranquillity in its private gardens. The large, though intimate, dining area spills out onto an airy patio that is opened up or closed in depending on the weather. In addition, Browns is possibly the first South African restaurant to introduce a French Cheese room boasting over 30 varieties of international cheeses. This restaurant is not to be missed and will definitely add a unique dimension to your dining experience.
| WOODMEAD GOLF COURSE |
The country club Johannesburg is one of Africa’s finest golfing facilities, with two championship courses on a large piece of ground in the plush northern suburbs. The Woodmead Course opened in 1968 and Woodlands in 1992 and both are splendid 18 hole layouts.
| THE MANHATTAN CLUB |
Inspired by the city that never sleeps, The Manhattan Club offers customers a club environment that is classy and fast-paced as its name.
| SKIN SENSE DAY SPA |
The moment you walk through the doors of Skin Sense your senses take hold and relaxation begins. Personal pampering is taken to another level within the walls of Skin Sense Day Spa which combines ancient rituals and modern day techniques into holistic treatments for you. Skin Sense Day Spa’s innovative thinking has enabled them to continue to add to their menu of specialised treatments.
| TAKE AWAYS IN THE AREA INCLUDE: |
KFC, McDonalds, 3 different pizza outlets, Steers, Chinese, Ja
| GYM’S IN THE AREA: |
Virgin Active and Planet Fitness – both offer day memberships.