"The South" as it is most commonly referred to by the locals is home to mixed race residents and diverse cultures.
The South is set among endless hills divided into two main parts, "old South" on the North side of N12 and the newer part on the south of the highway.
Johannesburg South is fast developing, yet still retains its natural beauty with many exclusive wildlife estates. These estates include Meyersdal Eco and the Eye of Africa Golf Estate that has been developed around a beautiful golf course.
The South also boasts affluent areas such as Bassonia Estates, Glenvista, Mulbarton and many more. Turffontein in the old south is home to many old houses and the Rand Stadium which is the oldest football stadium in Johannesburg City and also the Turffontein Racecourse where a major racing event takes place annually.
The South is very family orientated and therefore has plenty of schools, churches and mosques. There is also a wide variety of soccer and rugby clubs as well as many gyms.
Family entertainment venues include Rietvlei Zoo Farm and Gold Reef City where there are many attractions such as water rides and roller coasters.
The Gold Reef City Casino is also a major drawcard and the live shows of Idols South Africa are filmed in the "Hippodrome", a large auditorium based in the park. Here is also a museum dedicated to gold mining and the site of the Apartheid Museum.
Prices in the South of Johannesburg range from R600 000 to R5 million and at times even higher.