Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Randburg (1.3 km from Ferndale)
Brightwater Commons is the ideal family shopping destination, complete with over 60 stores, including restaurants, interior, fashion and gift stores.
A unique feature, the centre has a park-like setting with a large open outdoor area. One of the highlights of the centre is its' musical fountains, which operate from 19:30 to 20:30 on Mondays to Thursdays, and at 19:00 to 21:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The centre provides something for everyone.
Sandton (4.9 km from Ferndale)
Sandton City is regarded as the most glamorous international standard shopping mall in southern Africa. Here you can be sure to find an ubundance of sophisticated, Afro-cosmopolitan experiences from one-of-a-kind South African artworks to the latest shoes from Milan. There's also a plethora of restaurants, bars and even a hotel. Sandton City is a gourmet melting pot of cultures and countries,hosting international and local shoppers alike. Located in Sandton'sprestigious Central Business District, Sandton City offers an excitingshopping and leisure experience in stunning surroundings.The famous Sandton Square with its statue of Nelson Mandela is adjacent to Sandton City.
Cresta (5.2 km from Ferndale)
Cresta Centre is conveniently placed in the middle of the affluent residential suburbs between Sandton, Randburg and the Johannesburg CBD.The extensive, elegant mall features three levels – each one offering an extravagant assortment of contemporary products, services and entertainment.Upbeat and market driven, this proactive 33-year old shopping centre has sustained its reputation in an environment that has an overabundance of retail choices.Easy parking and accessibility, an upbeat atmosphere and a diverse selection of merchandise continue to make it a popular one-stop shopping experience all under one roof.Opening hours:Monday to Thursday open until 18:00Friday until 19:00, Saturday until 18:00 and Sunday until 15:00Public Holidays open until 15:00Selected major and national stores trade over and above the stated hoursEntertainment venues, restaurants and sidewalk cafes are open daily till late
Galleries and Museums
Cresta (5.2 km from Ferndale)
Friendship, good food, wine and brilliant entertainment – the Barnyard Theatre in Cresta is where it all comes together.
The first Barnyard Theatre started as a homely, rustic farm theatre in Plettenberg Bay where friends and family could be entertained and eat, drink and talk into the small hours of the morning. It proved to be such a winner that more Barnyard Theatres started popping up all over the country.
There are currently 12 Barnyard Theatres in South Africa. While each theatre is a product of its individual setting, they all retain the quaint rustic charm of the original farm theatre’s humble beginning.
Big Event Venues
North Riding (6.1 km from Ferndale)
The Coca Cola Dome is one of South Africa's most versatile venues with features that are suitable for both large and small scale events. The ground level 12 500m² floor space can be adapted to present an amazing variety of exhibitions.
It is also a popular live concerts venue with space for 18 000 people standing or 12 000 people seated. Up to 4 000 people can be seated for banquets. The 2 500m² mezzanine level boasts five hospitality suites ideal for conference breakaway rooms, media offices, cocktail functions, VIP dinners or board meetings.
Bryanston (6.1 km from Ferndale)
Enjoy scrumptious homemade food, cheeses and baked items while browsing beautiful handcrafted items to take home as gifts.
The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market is Jozi's original outdoor market. Here the emphasis is on quality handcrafted goods, unique art and photography, clothing made from natural fibres, a deli filled with rich, wholesome foods and, of course, fresh organic and naturally grown produce.
Thursdays and Saturdays 09:00 – 15:00
Hyde Park (6.3 km from Ferndale)
The personal-shopping service is tailored to the needs, taste and budget of the client.
Whether one is in need of a fashionable, trendy look for an event, a new professional look, an exceptional gift idea beautifully wrapped, or high-end home accessories, this mall offers the client the expertise of Allana Finley and Tracey Rosevear.
They will assist customers with navigating what is on offer at the stylish and exclusive shops. Choose to shop with them by appointment, or let them know by phone, fax or email how they can assist.
Hyde Park (6.9 km from Ferndale)
Firehouse, Exclusive Gift and Accessories DestinationFirehouse is an exclusive retail destination store for gifts and décor accessories stocking a selection of local and some imported products with a preference for locally produced and organic wares. Bringing to consumers and corporations unique products produced in South Africa. “We adore the talent of our local designers and support the up-liftment and sustainability of previously disadvantaged communities,” says co-owners Roberta Caon and Simona Panayiotou.Caon and Panayiotou have created a space of refined understated elegance filled with home essentials, luxuries, gifts and exclusive art pieces. The atmosphere instils serenity through colour, visual display and warm notes of world music. The visitor feels enticed to meander through the store thrilled by the discovery of each new item and pervaded by the feeling of “must have it, can’t leave without it”.Caon and Panayiotou aim to have fun while doing something that they are passionate about in an honest and fair way.“We believe in building long term relationships with suppliers and clients. We support local enterprise because we love the creativity that is on offer and we believe and encourage self employment and sustainability with respect for our people and our environment. We want to distinguish ourselves as a gift and decor store by offering products of design beauty created with love in our land, through suppliers that cultivate a philosophy of sustainable living and fair trade,” say Caon and Panayiotou.Firehouse offers an experience that the client will remember and share by offering beautiful and exclusive products with incredible customer service, during and after sales. The store is set apart through unique and gorgeous gift wrapping and presentation.The Firehouse team has put together a range of exclusive products and met with most of the product owners in person to establish a relationship and have established the history and culture of the companies with which they are doing business.
Galleries and Museums
Fourways (7 km from Ferndale)
Jozi's best live music and entertainment venue, restaurant and bar is smack in the middle of Bryanston. Kick back to cool tunes and tuck into traditional Argentinean, Italian or homestyle fare.
Besides their a la carte menu, they have a variety of set, buffet, and snack menu's. They are fairly flexible with regards to the content of the menu, giving you the freedom to create your own meal.
There's so much happening at this vibey spot and the programme changes almost daily. Live performances are mostly from local musicians and stand up comedians. Tanz Café have over 12 years experience in booking all the top South African bands, DJs and stand up comics so you are assured of receiving top quality entertainment from South Africa’s best talent.
The Buzz Shopping Centre, corner of Witkoppen and Nerine Roads, Fourways.
Big Event Venues
Sandown (7.1 km from Ferndale)
Sandton Convention Centre is one of southern Africa’s most technologically advanced, multi-purpose convention venues.The twelve-storey building is designed to provide a range of convention, exhibition, meeting and special event space.Conveniently situated in the hub of Sandton's business, hotel and entertainment district, the centre offers easy access to over 5 000 hotel rooms.It also lies in Gauteng's top shopping and entertainment regions. Parking is never a problem with over 11 000 secure parking bays.
Galleries and Museums
Sandhurst (7.2 km from Ferndale)
Cape Town has the Winelands Route, KwaZulu-Natal has the Midlands Meander and now, Johannesburg has the Art Tour!
Stroll around with an art guide and meet over fifty South African artists – all in one hotel building. With Legacy's philosophy of supporting South African artists and naming their hotels for three of the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Raphael, the three properties couldn’t be a more perfect site for the ART AFRIQUE Art Tour.
With all three hotels having been decorated with more original art than any other hotel in the country, and with the recently completed Da Vinci gaining the reputation as being the ‘Art Hotel’, it’s easy to see why these properties are perfect as the venue for this tour.
Once you have completed the tour, you can adjourn to the ART AFRIQUE gallery in the Legacy Mall and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Here you can purchase your own collectable piece of South African art.
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00
+27 (0) 11 292 7113
Galleries and Museums
Sandton (7.2 km from Ferndale)
Opening in August 2012, the Peacemakers Museum presents an inspirational exhibition of Nobel Laureates, men and women from all corners of the globe who have dedicated their lives to make the world a better place.
The Nobel Laureates are an example to all of us that individuals can do extraordinary things, and that the decisions and actions we take in our lives can bring change to the world. The exhibition celebrates all Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, particularly the South African ones: Albert Luthuli, Desmond Tutu, FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela.
Monday to Friday 11:00 – 19:00
Weekends and Public Holidays 11:00 – 18:00
Sandton (7.3 km from Ferndale)
This incredibly popular square with its impressive statue of Nelson Mandela is an awesome place to chill between frenetic bouts of shopping. Relax at one of the many surrounding restaurants, enjoy the sunshine, and watch open air performances and the passing traffic of people. The square incorporates a theatre, a library and is attached to the well-known Sandton City Shopping Mall. A must on your trip to Jozi!
Fourways (7.3 km from Ferndale)
Gauteng's premier entertainment destination, Monte Casino, is a distinctive complex with casino, shops, movies, fun arcades, restaurants, outdoor bird garden, Boogaloos New Generation Skate Park, Pieter Toerien theatre, Parker's Comedy & Jive venue and lots more. Styled just like a Tuscan village, the casino is in the centre with all the shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres surrounding it.
Fourways (7.6 km from Ferndale)
For over-the-top theme parties and ridiculous drinks specials, Tiger Tiger in Fourways is your ultimate night club destination.
Tiger Tiger Fourways plays a varied selection of music to keep you dancing all night, including commercial, funky house, electro, and even a little bit of old school. Equipped with 8 bars and an outside deck, you can be sure you'll have a night to remember.
Thursday - 19/20;
Friday – 21/23;
Saturdays – 19/21.