Technically speaking, Brackenhurst is a suburb in Johannesburg South, that is, south of Johannesburg's original central business district. However, it is simultaneously a suburb of Alberton, a formerly independent town on Gauteng's East Rand, which has been incorporated into the municipality of greater Johannesburg over the years, just like other East Rand towns such as Bedfordview and Germiston.
Alberton is to be found about 15 kilometres from the centre of Johannesburg and roughly 75 kilometres from Pretoria. Brackenhurst's distance from two of Gauteng's (and South Africa's) most commercial cities makes it very attractive, as does its close proximity to some major transport routes, which allow you to get out and explore really easily.
In comparison to Johannesburg and Pretoria, where most of South Africa's major business deals go down, the Alberton's group of 18 suburbs are surprisingly lacking when it comes to commercial activity. For this reason many of Brackenhurst's residents commute to work in Johannesburg proper. Another result of this is that the suburbs of Alberton are quiet, as most people are only there to relax and sleep. This has earned Alberton the reputation for being a so-called 'bedroom city'.
Brackenhurst is neighboured by Brackendowns, Alrode and Randhart and is just south of the R554 and west of the R59. Amenities in the area include hospitals, grocery stores and various sporting facilities, but as previously mentioned, you won't find any high-rise office blocks here. The Alberton City Shopping Mall is about as close as you'll get to that sort of high life.
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Excellent 4 Star affordable (reasonable) accommodation in Alberton. Akweja Bed and Breakfast (Guest House) offers 12 luxurious rooms, each with private entrance. On availability, you have the option o... More Info
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Situated across from Jackson Dam we offer an affordable and exclusive Bed & Breakfast in Brackenhurst Alberton.
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Come and relax in this peaceful environment, where your wish is our command. The Prince & the Pauper Guest House is situated in Brackenhurst, roughly 30 km from OR Tambo International Airport. We are ... More Info
Olive Garden Rendezvous Guesthouse offers guest rooms all with their own individual character in style and décor with secure private entrances. Olive Garden Rendezvous Guesthouse caters for all your r... More Info
Situated on the border of Meyersdal and Brackenhurst in Hennie Alberts Street, The Snel Guest Lodge has been hosting guests since 1995 and comprises of 25 non-smoking units.
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Dimension Guest House is situated in Brackenhurst, Alberton. Situated close to the R59 freeway to give easy access to any where in Johannesburg and Vereeniging.
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Fond Memories is a wonderful, six-bedroom house situated in the quiet and secure suburb of Brackendowns in Alberton. Fond Memories is owner run by a friendly South African couple. Alberton is locate... More Info
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Situated in the heart of Brackenhurst, Alberton, south of Johannesburg. The open Arms Guest House has been designed keeping in mind the luxuries that we are used to at home. We understand the need of ... More Info
Renates Heim Bed & Breakfast is located in Meyersdal, a secure suburb of Alberton and only 20 minutes from Johannesburg International Airport. Renate invites you to relax at her 4 Star graded Luxury B... More Info
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