Illovo is located in Gauteng
Illovo is located in South Africa
Illovo is located in Africa
 Illovo shown within Gauteng
Coordinates: 26°07′34″S 28°03′11″E / 26.126°S 28.053°E / -26.126; 28.053Coordinates: 26°07′34″S 28°03′11″E / 26.126°S 28.053°E / -26.126; 28.053
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Sandton
 • Total 2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,533
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 36.2%
 • Coloured 3.2%
 • Indian/Asian 7.2%
 • White 50.7%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 65.4%
 • Zulu 7.7%
 • Afrikaans 5.5%
 • Tswana 3.7%
 • Other 17.7%
Postal code (street) 2196[2]
PO box 4150

Illovo is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It borders Hyde Park, Sandhurst, and Craighall Park. It is located in Region E.

Illovo is also home to many young professionals and creatives because of its close proximity to Sandton and Johannesburg business centres and many affordable apartment blocks. Wanderers Stadium is located in Illovo, which is home to the Highveld Lions, Johannesburg's cricket team.

The University of Pretoria's business school, the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), is located in Illovo.[3]

The name is related to the word Lovu, meaning river.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Illovo". Census 2011. 
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  3. ^ The Illovo Boulevard. Retrieved September 29, 2009
  4. ^ Jenkins, Elwyn (2007), Falling into place: the story of modern South African place names, David Philip Publishers, p. 76