Focus on Edenvale, Gauteng, South Africa

Edenvale is situated close to 2 major highways and the Johannesburg International Airport is only about 15 minutes away making it feel very central. Edenvale has the atmosphere of a peaceful town and one often forgets just how close it is to the city and all the bustling routes.


The first time you notice the windmill in Van Riebeeck Avenue, Edenvale you can't help but be amazed. 'De Molen' is a 3/4 size copy of the Zeldenrust Molen in Holland.

De Molen was built in 1996. It is built over 'De Bakkery' to place emphasis on the fact there was a Dutch baker in Edenvale. The buildings in the lane next to the windmill are also in the Dutch style to carry through the whole Dutch theme.

There is seating both inside and outside this lovely windmill. The atmostphere inside is warm and cozy.


Another part of Edenvale's history is evident when you drive through the streets of Modderfontein.

Built in 1896 as the Headquarters of the Dynamite Company, the historical character and charm of this area makes it a worthwhile place to pay a visit to.


The Ricardo Mulder Community Library was officially opened on 23 October 1993. The library has 3 floors, adult's reading, children's books and the reference section.

This library is one of the most beatiful libraries that I have visited, it is spacious and the use of natural light creates a wonderful relaxing atmosphere.

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