Bryanston at a glance
Bryanston, Gauteng is an upper class, wealthy residential suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. First named as an area in 1949, it was established in 1969 as a suburb of Sandton and provided with tarred roads and municipal services, but after municipal boundaries were revised following the end of Apartheid, Sandton was merged with Johannesburg to form part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. The multi-lane N1 Western Johannesburg Bypass freeway forms its northern boundary with access at William Nicol offramp. It is located in Region 3.
Bryanston is bifurcated by Bryanston Drive, running from the outskirts of Randburg to the beginning of Morningside.
It has a fairly new corporate area called The Campus running along the two main roads, William Nicol and Main Road. Many large corporations are based in Bryanston, such as Dimension Data (DiData), which runs a large corporate campus (The Campus), GlaxoSmithKline, which is also based at The Campus, Microsoft Corporation, Ogilvy & Mather, Tiger Brands and Synovate. The long-established Bryanston Country Club, founded in 1948 is in the heart of Bryanston.
Bryanston has been described as named after a village in the UK, or after Bryanston Square, also in the UK.