A blossoming suburb on the north-west boundary of Johannesburg, Fourways blends residential and commercial space to create a thriving South African community. Shopping and outdoor activities are a highlight here, while entertainment and nightlife thrive in venues such as Montecasino. The suburb borders the Sandton financial district, drawing a large number of visitors and business travellers.
Things to do
Montecasino serves as a gathering place and mini-destination in its own right. You can stay and linger for several hours in its entertainment complex, with options for gaming, movies, stage shows and concerts. Numerous restaurants and bars keep Montecasino hopping all night, but the daylight hours are just as lively with first-class shopping at the Montecasino Bird Gardens.
Spend a day shopping in the Fourways centres around Fourways Mall, where you’ll find more than 150 shops selling everything from designer clothing to jewellery, electronics and home decor. You can also take in a movie or expend some energy at the indoor trampoline park with climbing walls and dodgeball courts. The open-air Fourways Crossing offers almost 100 additional retail shops. If you’re visiting on the weekend, don’t miss the Fourways Farmers Market.
Several nature reserves offer a relaxing break from urban life, with various landscapes at Norscot Koppies, Lone hill and Rietfontein reserves. You’ll find plenty of outdoor activities near Fourways, such as horseback riding, fishing and golfing. It’s also possible to zipline over Riversands Dam with Tree Top Adventures, and then challenge your friends to an obstacle course deep in the forest.
Fourways is nestled close to Sandton, providing several public transportation options such as buses and metro rail operating largely within the financial district. Getting to and around the Fourways suburb itself typically requires either a minivan taxi or rental car.