The Bridge is the only
shopping centre in Buccleuch. It has remained unchanged for years, serving
the basic needs of this community that is separated from the
rest of Sandton by the M1 Motorway and Frankenwald, and itself
split by the Jukskei River and the N3 highway. The Bridge
was named for the nearby bridge where Buccleuch Drive crosses
the Jukskei, but could now also be named for the adjacent
flyover of the N3 over Buccleuch Drive!
This people-sized centre has a hardware shop, a doctor and a
dentist, two restaurants (pizza and curry, best not mixed!),
most ATMs (but no banks), post boxes (but no post office), Video
hire, spice shop, Internet Café, two hairdressers (one of which
also does some massage) at prices we have not seen for years, a
launderette, a pharmacy, Real Estate agent, a substantial
KwikSpar, and Spar Tops bottle store. Upstairs there is a
preschool and a Chinese Martial Arts centre that doubles as a
Weigh-Less venue. Finally, there's a skin clinic.
Opposite, you can fill up at the Caltex Garage.
Parking: There are open-air parking bays, all free of charge, with a
few trees for shade. Centre security will watch your car at peak times,
but if you fall foul of the current spate of car-remote jammers, the Buccleuch
satellite Police Station is close by...
Trading Hours: Mainly Monday to Friday: 09:00 17:00 and
Saturday: 09:00 13:00. Some shops open for longer hours, Sundays and Public Holidays.
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GPS Coordinates: -26.05758, 28.10321. Directions: From the M1
Motorway northbound, take exit 29 for the R55 toward Woodmead Drive. At
the top of the off ramp, turn right onto Woodmead Drive (R55). Cross the
Motorway. At the traffic lights (T-junction) turn left onto Pretoria Main
Rd (R101). At the next lights (about 550 m), turn right into Gibson Drive
West. After 600 m, at the traffic circle, take the 1st exit left onto
Buccleuch Drive. The Centre will be about 550 m further on the right.
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Shops are listed clockwise as viewed from the entrance (car park), the main building first, and then the smaller buildings in the car park:
Buccleuch Hardware (Shop 10): Tel & Fax 011 656 1032 All essential hardware: Paint, glue, fastenings, wheelbarrows, home and garden tools, basic keys, gas refills, fans, heaters, pool items, gadgets, and DIY advice. e-mail Buccleuch-Hardware@mweb.co.za
Pro Parts (formerly Buccleuch Motor Spares): Telephone 011 039 8309 In the back of Buccleuch Hardware: Open 7 days. Dixon batteries. Fram and GUD filters. NGK, Bosch and Champion spark plugs. Shock absorbers, clutch kits, spares and tools. Wynns, Shell, Havoline and Castrol oil. Contact: Mohamed: e-mail email@example.com
Saheli's Boutique (Shop 10A): Telephone 078 324 0461 In Merchant of Spice: Eastern wear direct from India. Punjabis, saree sandals, bridal outfits, sharwans. Alterations and saree blouses done in store. Contact: Bhimla.
Angela Kernot Real Estate: Telephone 011 804 1730, 082 459 2390, Fax 011 804 4573 Sales and rentals. Contact: Elaine Rosenthal: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org site
Mannelis Italian Restaurant: Telephone 063 235 7695, 011 804 4251 Pizza and Pasta of all kinds, Prego roll, chips, salads, toasted sandwiches, hot drinks. Liquor licensed. Open every day 10:00-22:00. Contact: Alvin: e-mail email@example.com
Buccleuch KwikSpar: Telephone 011 804 2920 Convenience store: Groceries, household items, platters, cakes on order, cigarettes. Free delivery in Buccleuch. Open 07:3020:00 every day. Standard bank mini-ATM in store. Contact: Johnny and Carlos: e-mail Buccleuch1@retail.spar.co.za
FNB ATM: Lost/Stolen ATM Cards 0800 110 132.
Curry Leaf (Shop 02): Telephone 011 804 3073 South Indian Speciality Restaurant and Take-Away. Curries, breyanis, rotis, bunny-chow, savouries and sweetmeats. Catering for office functions, weddings and other occasions. Contact: Ralph Varathaiah: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The House of Filofaxes SA (Shop 03): Telephone 011 656 1110, 011 036 3012, 072 462 6465, 082 718 0345 Reusable diary covers, notebooks, zip-around folders, Filofax personal organisers, diaries, menu folders. Open Mon-Fri 09:30-15:30. e-mail email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org site
Family Doctor (Shop 04): Telephone 011 802 1950, Emergency 082 569 7544 General Practitioner. Open Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 09:30-17:00, Wed 09:30-12:00, Sat 10:00-11:30. Contact: Dr M F Mahomed, MB ChB: e-mail email@example.com site
Dentist - Dr Riaz Wadvalla BDS(Med) (Shop 04): Telephone 011 656 1090, Fax 011 656 8018 Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri 09:30-18:00, Thu & Sat 09:30-13:00. Dr Nafeesah Wadvalla BDS(Wits): Wednesdays only 9:30-13:00. Contact: Dr Wadvalla: e-mail Dr_Rwadvalla@hotmail.com
Clear Solutions Optometrists (Shop 12): Telephone 011 802 0172, 082 573 5682, Fax 086 649 4850 Opened 1 Feb 2016. Optometry, eye care, vision aids and optical services. Cash package deals. Contracted to most medical aids. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org site
African Connection Centre is a small disreputable-looking, but
very popular, centre at 12
Buccleuch Drive, just up Buccleuch Drive from The Bridge, between
The Bridge and the Buccleuch Satellite Police Station.
Enterprises there run largely to food and drink, gambling, or both.
Presumably, the church upstairs caters for many who regret having
drunk and gambled their wages away and want to repent before
doing it again.
Afrikan Connection Productions: Telephone 011 804 5186 Film and TV producers, consultants and distributors. May not exist anymore, but is shown on the board outside.
Lotto - Soccer - Sports Betting For people who think a lotto ticket is a good investment.
New Fashion Salon: Telephone 076 711 4451, 011 656 2191 Gents and boys cut. Ladies wash, cut & set. Threading, waxing, facial and Mehandi. Open M-F 08:30-19:30, sat 08:00-18:30, Sun 08:30-18:30. e-mail email@example.com
V-Slots: Group 0860 875 687 Licensed gambling for persons over 18. Also a watering-hole. Group web site
Martin Anthony Bookmaking: Telephone 011 656 9366, 082 490 8093, Fax 011 656 9367 Gambling agency in V-Slots. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Buccleuch Residents Action Community group (BRACE) a not-for-profit Section 21 company run by volunteers, BRACe serves the interests of Buccleuch residents and businesses. We are dedicated to act on behalf of the ratepayers and residents of Buccleuch to ensure the development and maintenance of a safe, beautiful and clean suburb with improved property values. We do this through active collaboration with the Police, Eskom, the local municipality, security providers and other stakeholders. Contact: BRACe Secretary: e-mail email@example.com site
Buccleuch Caltex Service Station & Shop: Tel & Fax 011 802-4655 Opposite "The Bridge". Petrol and diesel. Snacks, convenience foods, cold drinks. Nedbank ATM. e-mail BuccleuchSS@telkomsa.net
Buccleuch Satellite Police Station: Flying Squad 10111 Just up Buccleuch Drive from The Bridge. Not staffed 24x7.