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Fourways, Sandton


Fourways at a glance

Originally a rural area before adopting the moniker Fourways, this district spanned 245 hectares (605 acres) as a residence and game farm owned by the Eriksen family. The estate, constructed in the early 1940s, was christened Norscot Manor, amalgamating the family's Norwegian and Scottish heritage. Although designed in the classic Cape Dutch style, the immense size and irregular shape deviate from traditional Cape Dutch architecture.

Over time, portions of the estate were sold off, and the stately manor was bequeathed to the City Council of Johannesburg in the 1970s. The planned suburb surrounding the manor was named 'Norscot.' Presently, Norscot Manor Recreation Centre occupies the renovated manor, primarily functioning as a library but also encompassing an art gallery, hosting dance lessons, martial arts sessions, a playground, and a tea garden. The manor received 'blue plaque' heritage status from the City of Johannesburg in 2015, underscoring its historical significance.

The nomenclature 'Fourways' originated from the four-way stop junction of William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road. This identifier is now symbolized by two four-way roundabouts along Kingfisher Drive, the primary thoroughfare in Greater Fourways. Fourways has experienced significant growth since the 1990s. It has transformed into a bustling node with rapid urban development, evolving from farmland into a sought-after residential and commercial hub.

Fourways now boasts a diverse range of residential and commercial options, including gated communities, estates, townhouses, apartments and secure office parks. The area caters to various lifestyles and preferences. In terms of commercial spaces, it offers a mix of sectional title and freehold offices to rent or for sale, shopping centres, and close by industrial parks, attracting businesses of different scales.

Fourways consists of multiple suburbs and estates, including Fourways central, Magaliessig, Norscot, Pineslopes, Lonehill, Beverley, Craigavon, Broadacres and Dainfern. The creation of estates like Cedar Creek Estate, Cedar Lakes, Fourways Gardens, Dainfern Golf Estate, Dainfern Valley, Dainfern Ridge, and Fernbrook Estate has been prompted by the city's elevated crime rates.

These Estates are oriented around family-centric ideals and parks, with Fourways Gardens featuring a former zebra habitat and blue crane sanctuary. The weather in Fourways tends to be warmer compared to southern regions, enjoying temperatures akin to those in Pretoria due to its proximity.

Notably, the Fourways Nature Reserve houses the Norscot Koppies, while Lonehill and Beverley accommodate another koppie within the Lonehill Nature Reserve, known as the Lonehill Koppie.

In addition to the more established and prestigious suburbs like Westcliff and Sandhurst, Fourways hosts some of the metropolitan area's most coveted and high-value residences.

Fourways Central serves as the entertainment precinct, offering shopping centers such as Design Quarter, Fourways Mall, Montecasino, Fourways Crossing, Pineslopes Shopping Centre and Cedar Square. Fourways Central is the preferred location for business due to its primary entryways via the N1 Freeway at R511 Winnie Mandela Drive or along R564 Witkoppen Road.

Fourways Central offers a variety of offices to rent, from B-grade to P-grade offices, serviced offices to independently managed offices. Many of the office parks now offer backup power support and backup water tanks to accommodate tenants when a shortage may occur. Popular office parks in Fourways Central includes Fourways Office Park, Cedar Tree Office Park, Cedar Office Estate, Fourways Golf Park, Fourways Manor Office Park, Whitehills Junction Office Park, Pineslopes Office Park and Fourways View Office Park.


OR Tambo International Airport is located Approximately 45 kilometers to the East, providing convenient access for air travellers. Sandton is mere 15-minute drive to the South, offering a vibrant business district, upscale shopping, and entertainment. Johannesburg CBD is roughly a 30 minutes’ drive to the South, serving as the economic and cultural heart of the city. Lanseria Airport is approximately 15 kilometers to the North-West, catering for domestic and regional flights.

Fourways boasts an array of amenities, including shopping malls like Fourways Mall, Cedar Square, Leroy Merlin, Papa Pronto, Roasty’s Road House, Weylandts, Lighting Warehouse, Builders Warehouse any many more. Montecasino is the main entertainment venue in Fourways offering live performances from musicians to live theatre productions.

Fourways serves as an affordable commercial hub, hosting national brands including Togo Sun, Omnia Holdings, The Concorde Group, Exclusive Auto Glass, Lexmark any many more. Recent years have witnessed substantial infrastructure improvements in Fourways, including road upgrades and expansions, enhancing connectivity and ease of movement within the area.

Residents and businesses in Fourways have access to high-speed internet through various fiber providers including DFA, MetroFIbre, and Telkom, ensuring seamless connectivity and access to digital resources.

Public transport options, including bus services, taxis and access to the Gautrain bus route, provide convenient connections to neighbouring areas and major centers within Johannesburg. Uber and Bolt services are available to those who prefer more private transport option.

Fourways is home to reputable private and public educational institutions, including primary and high schools, catering to the educational needs of families residing in the vicinity.

Modern medical facilities, clinics, and hospitals are located throughout Fourways including Cure Day Hospital, Fourways Life Hospital, 24/7 Medical in Dainfern and SmartWorx Medical Centre ensuring residents and businesses have access to quality healthcare services.

Efforts to maintain a secure environment are evident in Fourways, with dedicated security measures and community initiatives enhancing safety and peace of mind for residents.

For businesses looking to establish a presence in Fourways, there are numerous offices to let in Fourways, offering varied options to suit different business requirements from sectional title offices to freehold offices.

Fourways stands out as a vibrant and well-connected area within Johannesburg, offering a balanced mix of residential tranquillity and commercial vibrancy. With its strategic location, diverse amenities, strong infrastructure, and focus on security, Fourways continues to be a highly desirable destination for residents and businesses seeking a dynamic and convenient lifestyle in Gauteng, South Africa.

5th Avenue Properties is a leading South African Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Service Provider with extensive knowledge and experience in the rental and sales of commercial and industrial properties in Fourways.

Established in 1988, with our headquarters in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa, we have been delivering world class real estate solutions to tenants and owners for the past 30 years.

We specialise in agency and advisory services to both domestic and international corporations as well as the public services sector.

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