Rivonia is a well-established suburb in the northern parts of Johannesburg, boasting a rather rich heritage as it is home to the world-famous Liliesleaf Farm used as a clandestine meeting spot for the SACP and ANC banned political groups during the 60s.
Rivonia is a prime suburb to make it your home with leafy-lined streets close to all major road arterials and numerous shopping malls, including Sandton City. Furthermore, Rivonia is a stone’s throw from the Gautrain station in Sandton which will take you directly to OR Tambo Airport for easy access.
Great value for money and located close to entertainment complexes such as Monte Casino, places of interest, eateries, restaurants and schools, this suburb is a luxurious choice that has it all.
There are numerous places of interest and great stuff to do in Rivonia
- History buffs will love Liliesleaf Farm which offers visitors an interactive history experience. Liliesleaf farm was key to the military and political policies of the ANC during the apartheid years. Underground meetings were held by prominent leaders of the apartheid struggle including Nelson Mandela, Ruth First, Joe Slovo and other historical figures. The last meeting that took place at Liliesleaf Farm was in 1963, on the 11th of July, which covered the overthrowing of the then apartheid government. A raid took place on this date and many prominent ANC leaders were arrested. This was a huge defeat for the struggle of freedom in SA, and soon thereafter the Rivonia Treason Trial took place which marks an important period in South Africa’s history during the struggle. Liliesleaf is open to the public which is a “must-see” for all South Africans and visitors alike.
- Another special spot within arm’s reach to Rivonia is the Mushroom Park – take the kids for a little outing on the swings and grab breakfast at Truffles Restaurant. This well-kept secret right in the heart of Sandton is a little outdoor surprise for city slickers.
Johannesburg is home to the world’s biggest urban forest – there are pockets of green everywhere, including the Sandton Field and Study Centre where you can take the kids for a pony ride or picnic.
Rivonia has everything your heart desires. Walks, golfing, sports activities, hikes, markets, live shows, art galleries, shopping, history, places of interest and so much more.