Sunninghill is a residential suburb located in the north of South Africa. Situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, the area is the perfect stop over on any road trip between the two big cities thanks to its picturesque nature reserve, vibrant local theatre and informative African history museum.
Things to do
In the neighbouring suburb of Paulshof sits the Rietfontein Nature Reserve, a 25-hectare expanse of green space. With walking trails, grasslands and an active bird habitat, the reserve is the perfect spot for an afternoon stroll.
The Barnyard Theatre Rivonia sits in central Sunninghill and provides an array of evening entertainment. Enjoy local theatrical productions late into the night while enjoying Barnyard’s in-house pizzas and a gourmet buffet.
If you’re looking for a little glitz and glam, head to the Montecasino, located 20 minutes to the west in the small town of Sandton. This leisure complex is designed like an Italian village with a rustic orange exterior. Gamble the night away in the casino, enjoy a movie at the cinema or fit in a spot of shopping at the mall.
Liliesleaf Farm and Museum is tucked away in the neighbouring suburb of Rivonia and is a heritage site famous for once being the centre of liberation movements in South Africa. You can take a tour of the grounds to learn about the history of the African National Congress.
Sunninghill suburb sits 40 minutes north of Johannesburg and 25 minutes north-west of O.R. Tambo International Airport. The suburb itself is small enough to explore on foot, though a rental car is a convenient option.