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Fourways is the fastest growing residential and business hub in Northern Johannesburg. It received its name from the four-way stop where William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road meet – still one of the busiest intersections in the suburb – and set to become busier as Fourways continues to develop and refurbish, residentially and commercially, through increased investment.
Having always been a popular suburb choice for families due to its close proximity to shopping centres, schools, major motorways and transport routes, its popularity and the cost of housing is set to skyrocket with the development of the mega mall which is currently in progress. The plan is to link the newly refurbished Fourways Mall with surrounding malls to create a super-retail space and in doing so reposition the suburb as the new CBD.
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With an abundance of malls, offices, dining, entertainment and leisure options within the suburb, residents of Fourways are able to live, work and play within close proximity. There is the added bonus of the Gautrain bus stop at Montecasino and talk of Fourways becoming one of the next Gautrain stops, meaning commuting has been simplified.
Originally a game farm, the area of Fourways has been extensively developed but still has pockets of agricultural land which have been capitalised on for farmers markets and outdoor events, making it one of the most diverse areas of Johannesburg.
FOURWAYS FARMERS MARKET
Located on the original Fourways Farmstead, this is possibly the market which shaped the booming farmer’s market culture in Johannesburg. With over 100 stalls selling all things local, artisanal and delicious combined with live entertainment and various seating options to accommodate groups and parties – the Fourways Farmers Market has become the local go-to for Sunday festivities and social events. The market is open from 9am to 4pm every Sunday and often hosts themed market days so keep an eye on Facebook or their website for upcoming events.
Corner of William Nicol and Monte Casino Boulevard, Fourways,
011 465 0877
Beerhouse is referred to as the ‘hub for all things beer”. With 25 taps and their legendary ‘99 Bottles’ of the best local and international beers served by their team of knowledgeable staff, this beer hall seeks to both support the craft beer industry whilst also providing micro-breweries with a platform to promote their brands. If you’re undecided, select one of their tasting trays and sample a number of options before choosing. Apart from the array of liquid sustenance on offer, Beerhouse has an equally comprehensive menu of ‘Brew Food’ as they term it, using smoking, pickling and various other cooking techniques to create dishes which perfectly complement the beer.
1 Sunset Ave Cnr Witkoppen, Pineslopes Boulevard, Fourways
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DOPPIO ZERO PINESLOPES
Conveniently located alongside the infamous Billy the Bums, Doppio Zero in Pineslopes has become equally renowned as a firm favourite for business breakfasts, wholesome lunches and sunset cocktails. Apart from the extensive menu which includes everything from gourmet pizzas to healthy plates, nutritious breakfast smoothies to Mediterranean dishes, Doppio Zero also has a comprehensive on-site bakery producing artisanal bread and pastries. Open daily from 7am until late, the restaurant has an extensive indoor and outdoor terrace area providing ample seating for those socialising and those working from the restaurant.
Pineslopes Shopping Centre, Cnr Witkoppen & The Straight Ave, Fourways
011 465 7580
Holi Cow is an Indian eatery, cooking school and caterer providing home-cooked favourites from celebrity chef, author and personality, Yudhika Sujanani. It looks more like a home and is tastefully decorated in an eclectic mix of French Provençale décor mixed with accessories and signature pieces from India. Made with love and personal attention, meals are freshly prepared, using many ingredients straight from the garden, and the roti is freshly made and served. They don’t have a liquor license, but you’re welcome to take your own wine along with you as few things go better with a great curry than a good glass of wine!
38 Kingfisher Dr, Fourways
060 988 5003
Aquanzi Lodge is a four-star bed and breakfast and self-catering establishment located in Fourways – conveniently close to Lanseria Airport for guests and delegates from other regions. The venue prides itself on being eco-friendly, having taken a number of steps to reduce its carbon footprint and improve waste management. The accommodation options vary from standard chalets to executive suites and facilities include not one but two sparkling swimming pools as well as a scuba dive centre for those feeling adventurous. The conference facilities can accommodate up to 40 delegates and comes equipped with standard conferencing equipment and free WiFi – making it an ideal option for breakaways, executive strategic sessions and year-end events.
9 Runnymead Ave, Chartwell North, Fourways
083 306 3722
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RODIZIO BRAZILIAN RESTAURANT
Providing one of the closest experiences to Brazilian culture outside of Brazil, Rodizio Brazilian Restaurant offers a sensory feast for guests. From the Spanish-inspired menu, including set menus intended for sharing, to the dancing and live entertainment, this venue has long been a firm favourite for personal celebrations and year-end events. With the capacity to host more than 500 guests, Rodizio is one of the few venues in Joburg that can handle large corporate bookings.
21 & 22, Leaping Frog Shopping Centre William Nicol Drive & Mulbarton Rd, Fourways
011 483 1910
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