Midrand has been affectionately named ‘Halfway House’ due to its midway proximity to the two major cities of Johannesburg and Tshwane. After years of economic stimulation and population growth, the area was established as a municipality in 1981 and became part of the larger Johannesburg metropolis in 2000. The iconic Gautrain has a station in Midrand, which allows residents easy access to the northern and southern suburbs. Many leading South African and internationally recognised businesses are located in Midrand and it is considered a pivotal centre for large-scale industries such as textiles and motor vehicles in Gauteng. The large commercial and industrial properties in Midrand are great investments for business owners. The area isn’t entirely industrial and residential, Midrand has large agricultural community and food producers are enticed by the sub-tropical weather. Identified as one of the eight tourism hubs in Johannesburg, Midrand has a variety of captivating activities for all age groups and preferences. The ‘Mall of Africa’ is one of the largest malls in Africa and features an abundance of well-known brand stores, charming boutiques and world-class restaurants as well as an Imax theatre and movie houses. The famous Kyalami Racing Circuit is in Midrand and offers a thrilling experience to all two-wheeler and four-wheeler enthusiasts. Residents can also spend a lovely, fun and interactive afternoon at the Lory Park Zoo and Owl Sanctuary.