Parkview, Gauteng

Parkview is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. It borders the suburb of Greenside and overlooks Zoo Lake, a park which lies on the opposite side of Jan Smuts Avenue from the Johannesburg Zoo. All of its streets are named after Irish counties. Parkview, established more than a century ago, is one of the oldest suburbs in Johannesburg, and much of its historic architecture remains intact.[2] The Alliance Française in Johannesburg is situated in Parkview.[3]

Coordinates: 26°10′S 28°2′E
CountrySouth Africa
MunicipalityCity of Johannesburg
Main PlaceRandburg
  Total1.68 km2 (0.65 sq mi)
  Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
  Black African24.4%
First languages (2011)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street)
PO box


The suburb lies on land on one of the original farms that make up Johannesburg, called Braamfontein.[4] Its name comes from the view of the park that is now called Zoo Lake.[4]


Schools in the area include Parkview Senior School, Parktown High School for Girls and Jan Celliers Laerskool.The suburb is also known for many of its pre-primary’s. Parkview Pre-Primary being the oldest, established in 1958.


  1. "Sub Place Parkview". Census 2011.
  2. "Parkview - Seeff Properties."
  3. "Alliance Francaise Archived 2013-06-24 at the Wayback Machine."
  4. Raper, Peter E.; Moller, Lucie A.; du Plessis, Theodorus L. (2014). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Jonathan Ball Publishers. p. 1412. ISBN 9781868425501.

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