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Forest Town

The Johannesburg suburb of Forest Town is situated just to the North of Johannesburg's old central business district and is alongside the M1 highway. Bordered on Forest Town's western side by Jan Smuts Avenue, the suburb is just a stone's throw from the Johannesburg General Hospital and the College of Education. Forest Town is home to the Forest Town School for Cerebral Palsied Children. The suburb is extremely central for the visitor who has business in downtown Johannesburg and is just a few blocks from the University of the Witwatersrand and the Planetarium.

Apart from the Johannesburg General Hospital there are several other clinics and hospitals that are extremely close to Forest Town, and these include the Milpark Hospital, the Hillbrow Hospital and the Park Lane, Brenthurst and Rand Clinics. There are several close by access roads to the highway system, making Forest Town a centrally placed suburb ideal for the visitor.

Forest Town, located in Johannesburg, Gauteng, is a charming suburb known for its leafy streets and proximity to various attractions.

Here are five things you can see or do in and around Forest Town:

  1. Johannesburg Zoo: The Johannesburg Zoo is a major attraction located close to Forest Town. It is home to over 320 species of animals and offers a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. The zoo is set in a beautifully landscaped environment, making it perfect for a leisurely stroll while observing wildlife.

  2. Zoo Lake: Adjacent to the Johannesburg Zoo, Zoo Lake is a popular public park and lake. It’s an excellent spot for picnicking, jogging, or simply relaxing in nature. You can rent a paddleboat to enjoy the lake or visit the nearby Zoo Lake Bowling Club and Moyo restaurant for a meal with a view.

  3. South African National Museum of Military History: Located near Forest Town, this museum offers a comprehensive look at South Africa's military history. Exhibits include military vehicles, aircraft, and various artifacts from different periods, providing an insightful experience for history enthusiasts.

  4. Parkview Golf Club: For golf enthusiasts, the Parkview Golf Club offers an 18-hole course set in beautiful surroundings. The club has a rich history and provides a challenging yet enjoyable experience for both seasoned golfers and beginners.

  5. Westcliff Stairs: The Westcliff Stairs, located nearby, offer a great outdoor workout with a stunning view. The stairs are popular among fitness enthusiasts and provide an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors while getting some exercise. From the top, you can enjoy panoramic views of the Johannesburg skyline.

These attractions offer a mix of nature, history, and recreation, making Forest Town and its surrounding areas an enjoyable place to visit.

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