Bryanston, Gauteng

Bryanston, Gauteng is an affluent residential suburb of Sandton, South Africa. 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 [1], 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. The multi-lane N1 Western Johannesburg Bypass freeway forms its northern boundary with access at William Nicol offramp. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality.

Bryanston, Gauteng
Street lined with Jacarandas in Bryanston
Street lined with Jacarandas in Bryanston
Bryanston, Gauteng is located in Gauteng
Bryanston, Gauteng
Bryanston, Gauteng is located in South Africa
Bryanston, Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°2′55″S 28°2′2″E / 26.04861°S 28.03389°E / -26.04861; 28.03389Coordinates: 26°2′55″S 28°2′2″E / 26.04861°S 28.03389°E / -26.04861; 28.03389
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceSandton
 • Total24.90 km2 (9.61 sq mi)
 • Total28,758
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African30.4%
 • Coloured2.2%
 • Indian/Asian5.0%
 • White60.8%
 • Other1.7%
First languages (2011)
 • English68.0%
 • Afrikaans8.9%
 • Zulu5.4%
 • Tswana2.7%
 • Other15.0%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Area code010 / 011

Bryanston is bifurcated by Bryanston Drive, running from the outskirts of Randburg to the beginning of Morningside.

The long-established Bryanston Country Club, founded in 1948, is in the heart of Bryanston.[2] Families with school aged children compose a large part of the Bryanston community due to the excellent private school system that is ranked as best in Gauteng.


Mediclinic Sandton is one of the biggest hospitals in Gauteng. It is a private hospital operating 24-hour emergency services. The hospital is located in the heart of Bryanston, on the corner of Main Road and Peter Place.


The Houses in Bryanston are on average large housing, the gardens are traditionally large and contain many trees, but in recent times, the large properties are being made 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 has been described as named after a village in the UK.,[3] or after Bryanston Square, also in the UK.[2]


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 and Google South Africa.[4]

Notable residents past and presentEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Bryanston, Gauteng". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Bryanston - Seeff Properties."
  3. ^ "Final Draft, Sandton Urban Development Framework - A Brief History of Sandton". Sandton Central Management District. Archived from the original on 20 October 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
  4. ^ "Google locations." Google. Retrieved on 25 May 2016. "Google South Africa Golden Oak House, Bally Oaks Office Park, Ballyclare Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg 2194, South Africa "