Douglasdale is a large suburb of Greater Johannesburg and is situated in the northwest of the region. Douglasdale falls under the jurisdiction of the Randburg Municipality which, in turn, falls under that of Johannesburg. The suburb is ideally situated for Bryanston Country Club, situated just a few blocks from Douglasdale Village, offers an 18 hole golf course as well as squash, bowls and tennis. There is a pool for members and their guests. Douglasdale Village Shopping Centre has many top boutiques, restaurants, banks and well-known department stores as well as a Village Craft Market. The shopping centre is surrounded by a large parking area and offers free parking.
Douglasdale is adjacent to the upmarket suburb of Bryanston It has easy access to the N1 highway at both the William Nicol on ramp, and is only a short distance from Johannesburg International Airport. For those visitors needing to visit downtown Johannesburg it is a mere 20 minutes drive away.