Woodmead, South Africa
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Woodmead is suburb in the northern area of Johannesburg, in South Africa. It is bordered by neighbouring Sunninghill and Gallo Manor. This is primarily a commercial area, located at the meeting point N1, N3, and M1 interchange – important highways in Johannesburg. Several big businesses have settled here to benefit from the easy access.
Several big companies have office space or other facilities located in Woodmead, such as the conglomerate 3M, Accenture (business consulting), and SAP (enterprise software). Major industries in Johannesburg include mining, steel and cement plants, banking, IT, real estate, transport, broadcast and print media, private health care, transportation, and retail. Johannesburg is the headquarters of the South African Broadcasting Corporation.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Woodmead is the starting point for the annual 94.7 Cycle Challenge. It is also home to the Woodmead Golf Course. Here is also the Woodmead Retail Park, a large shopping centre with more than eighty shops, Pick ‘n Pay Hypermarket, Woolworths and Dion Wired store, fashion, decor and gadgets outlets. The suburb is located near the attractions in Sandton, Fourways, and Midrand. Major points of interest in Johannesburg include the Market Theatre area, the university area Braamfontein (with a great Saturday market), and the Maboneng Precinct (Arts on Main). Woodmead has a variety of restaurants offering diverse cuisine options including Butcher Block Restaurant and The Baron Woodmead. Piatto Restaurant Grill is a great value Italian restaurant that serves authentic pizza and pasta.
Woodmead is about thirty 2 miles from Johannesburg International Airport. By car the suburb is accessible though the N1 Western Bypass, N1 Ben Schoeman, N3 Eastern Bypass, M1 interchange and R55. There is bus service and commuter train service in the area.