Bryanston at a glance
Bryanston, is an affluent, upper class residential suburb of Sandton. First named as an area in 1949, it was established in 1969 as a suburb of Sandton and provided with tarred roads and municipal services, but after municipal boundaries were revised following the end of Apartheid, Sandton was merged with Johannesburg to form part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Bryanston is bifurcated by Bryanston Drive, running from the outskirts of Randburg to the beginning of Morningside.
Set in the heart of Bryanston is the long-established Bryanston Country Club, founded in 1948. As one of South Africa'''s finest golf clubs, the Bryanston Golf Course is graced with undulating grounds and a wide variety of vibrant South African birdlife.
Families with school aged children compose a large part of the Bryanston community due to the excellent private and public school system that is ranked as best in Gauteng, schools like St Stithians, Brescia House, The Kings School, Bryneven Primary, Bryndale Primary and Bryanston High School are just a few on the list of top schools.
The Houses in Bryanston are on average large freehold housing, the gardens are traditionally large and established and contain many trees. But in recent times, the large properties are sold and being developed into complexes, with more houses and smaller gardens. It is mostly for security reasons and an ever lack of space since many people want to live in the suburb.
Bryanston is home to a number of spectacular entertainment facilities, shopping malls as well as a few world class restaurants and a diversity of superb coffee shops from which you can choose from.
Many large corporations are based in Bryanston, such as Dimension Data (DiData), which runs a large corporate campus (The Campus), GlaxoSmithKline, which are also based at The Campus, Facebook, Microsoft Corporation, Ogilvy & Mather, Tiger Brands, Ipsos , Nestle and Google South Africa.