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Emmarentia is a large suburb in Johannesburgs Randburg area. It is home to the ever popular Emmarentia Dam and part of the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens.

The Dam offers the residents of this suburb one of the best dog walking sites in city and it is interesting to note that the dam itself was built mainly to provide work for landless farmers at the end of the Boer War in 1902. Big blocks of stone were taken from Melville Koppies for the dam wall. The dam and an area of land to the west of the dam were part of an endowment from Lourens Geldenhuys to the City Council to be used as a park and for recreational purposes. Other activities include canoeing and windsurfing. The area is also abundant in birdlife and offers a natural haven of peace and tranquillity for the entire family to enjoy. The suburb is a beautiful upmarket place with clean and safe tree lined streets which offer welcome shade in summer. Most of the homes in Emmarentia are geared towards family life, offering residents and visitors space and comfort for every member of the family. These free standing properties are set on large plots with rolling lawns, many with swimming pools, ideal for cooling off in the hot summer months.

Emmarentia is situated within easy reach of all amenities and facilities in the Randburg area. Nearby shopping experiences include the Randridge shopping centre, Rand Square and the popular Cresta Shopping Centre which offers the avid shopper more than 230 stores, entertainment and restaurants to choose from. Other attractions close by include Gold Reef City, adventure activities such as bungee jumping and quad biking and Johannesburg city central which is only 8 kilometres away.

Emmarentia is located close to major travel routes and highways, and offers easy access to any nearby destination.

Emmarentia, a lovely suburb in Johannesburg, offers a variety of attractions and activities.

Here are five things you can enjoy:

  1. Emmarentia Dam and Botanical Gardens: This scenic area is perfect for picnics, leisurely walks, or even jogging. The dam offers opportunities for canoeing and fishing, while the botanical gardens boast diverse flora and fauna.

  2. Dog Walking at Emmarentia Park: If you're a dog lover, Emmarentia Park is a great spot to take your furry friend for a walk. The park offers wide-open spaces and designated dog-walking areas, providing a perfect opportunity for both exercise and socialization for your pet.

  3. Lunch or Coffee at The Greenside Café: Just a stone's throw away from Emmarentia, The Greenside Café offers delicious vegetarian and vegan options in a cozy and welcoming environment. It's a great spot to refuel and relax after exploring the area.

  4. Hiking in the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve: While technically not in Emmarentia but nearby, Melville Koppies Nature Reserve offers stunning hiking trails with panoramic views of Johannesburg. It's a fantastic way to immerse yourself in nature and escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

  5. Shopping at the Bamboo Centre: Located in nearby Melville, the Bamboo Centre is a unique shopping destination featuring artisanal crafts, clothing boutiques, and trendy cafes. It's a great place to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs or gifts while supporting local businesses.

These activities offer a taste of what Emmarentia and its surrounding areas have to offer, combining nature, culture, and leisure for a memorable experience.

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