In the centre of Roodepoort is a park called Weltevreden (well-satisfied). In reality, you pass a sign marking your entry into Roodepoort and what used to be the extreme limits of Johannesburg as you come over a short slope and travel into the Weltevreden valley off Beyers Naudé Drive. It has turned into a valley filled with townhouse complex after townhouse complex; if it weren’t for the trees and immaculate gardens, this area of the city may appear to be quite crowded. Another issue is the traffic.
There are several extensions that attest to Weltevreden Park’s size. Randpark Ridge, Constantia Kloof, and Radiokop are its close neighbours, while Boskruin is on the other side of Beyers Naudé. The residents of this area of Johannesburg, for whom gated communities have become somewhat of a necessity, like community living because it is quiet, safe, and dotted with shared parks where kids may play throughout the day.
Complexes here, in contrast to more recent construction along Hendrik Potgieter, have generally been constructed with some consideration for trees, gardens, and a sense of space, supporting the idea that Johannesburg is the largest man-made forest in the world. A well-liked neighbourhood is Weltevreden Park. The Magaliesberg and the Cradle of Humankind are near to Weltevreden Park, which is in close proximity to the city centre. It is also ideally situated for navigating the northern suburbs, being close to at least three sizable retail malls, and being the perfect weekend getaway.
The accessibility of places like Emmarentia Dam, Northcliff Hill, Melville, and Greenside increases the variety of the weekend and nightlife.