Bedfordview is an upmarket suburb on the East Rand that forms part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, along with Alberton, Benoni, Boksburg, Edenvale and Kempton Park, among others.
Because of its proximity to the airport, there is plenty of accommodation, ranging from attractive B&Bs and guest houses to self-catering apartments and hotels.
The super-regional Eastgate Shopping Centre is the retail and lifestyle hub of the suburb, with over 260 stores, cinemas, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Bedford Centre is an elegant, smaller mall with a European-style open-air courtyard surrounded by smart cafés and lots of good restaurants. Apart from its 160 chic boutiques and shops, a fitness centre, banking court, cinemas, an entertainment area, a children’s play area and plenty of safe parking, the centre also houses modern apartments and sophisticated penthouses with superb views over Johannesburg.
If you need a breather from urban living, then visit nearby Gillooly’s Farm, a 44ha park with a lake full of waterbirds where you can walk, picnic or just sit and watch the world go by. It’s a welcome relief from the fast pace of city living.
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