Joburg South - “Where The Gem Is Found”
Is a suburb located in the South of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
It is a scenic residential area with mainly middle to higher income residents.
The houses are medium to large in size with many hills and open terrain areas. The main road that runs through Mulbarton is True North Road.
Along this road you will find Mulbarton Shopping Centre and Netcare Mulbarton private hospital. Two other shopping centres are located along The Broads.
Education wise there is Mulbarton Primary School; Harvest Christian; Mulbarton Remedial and Glenvista High School. Even though the name of the high school is Glenvista it is technically located in Mulbarton.
Building in the suburb of Mulbarton began in 1974; although water and electricity were almost immediately connected, telephone lines were not installed until 1977. Roads were left untarred until 1978, after which street lights followed.
The Panorama Drive-In was the only source of movies in this suburb and surrounding ones for many years. The location of this drive-in still exists; however the screen has been removed and a popular flea market now uses it on weekends and holidays.
Just adjacent to the flea market there is now a mall, the Panorama Shopping Centre. All the streets in Mulbarton, including The Broads, Dereham Drive and King's Lynn are named after places in the English county of Norfolk.
The Maronite Catholic Church in Mulbarton is home to one of two statues of Our Lady of Lebanon.
Is known as the Jewel of the South and is set amongst rolling hills, away from the sights and sounds of the city, yet only a 15-minute drive from the Johannesburg city centre.
Parts of the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve are in Mondeor. Mondeor is interesting from a geological point of view because the hills lying on the northern side of the suburb are of sandstone and those on the south are igneous.
Mondeor has four schools: Mondeor Primary School, Dalmondeor Primary, Mondeor High School and Hartford College.
A part of the novel ‘Happiness is a Four-letter Word’ by Cynthia Jele is set in Mondeor.