The Johannesburg suburb of Edenvale was once a separate village and the sleepy streets and green open spaces still feel a million miles away from the noisy and busy city centre. Visitors to Edenvale can stay in one of the country-style hotels in the area, all equipped with leisure amenities such as swimming pools, while those looking for a bargain might prefer to stay in one of the smaller guest houses which are often rented rooms in private homes.
Top Things in Edenvale
De Molen, or The Windmill, is one of the area's main attractions, even though it is a modern reconstruction of an original Dutch building. It now houses a Dutch bakery and is a popular photo opportunity for visitors to Edenvale.
Horwood Farm, an estate built in the 1900s, is now open to the public as a museum.
The charming historic centre of Edenvale itself is also worth taking a few hours to explore.
Not one of the major tourist areas of Johannesburg, accommodation in Edenvale is still of high quality, with many of the country hotels and even hostels having their own swimming pools, perfect for relaxing after a full day of sightseeing. Although many of the country hotels can be quite expensive, the smaller more informal cheap hotels in Edenvale are a better option for those on a budget and many are actually just rooms rented out in comfortable private homes.
Restaurants in Edenvale
Edenvale is also home to a number of excellent restaurants, despite the town's small size. It is also a lively part of the city to visit in the evening, and is home to Cape Town's most famous blues club, The Blues Room. As well as serving South African specialities and local wine, The Blues Room hosts live music every night, hosting performances by local, South African and even international artists.