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The Bridge Shopping Centre

Buccleuch Drive, Buccleuch, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

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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, a restaurant (pizza and curry, best not mixed!), FNB ATM (no banks), post boxes (no post office), 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 skin clinic.  Opposite, you can fill up at the Caltex Garage.

Sadly, the centre is not being maintained and has become quite seedy.  Only the KwikSpar seems to be looking after its shop and sidewalk, but the rest of the centre is falling into disrepair,  it's no wonder that there are many vacant shops.  Or perhaps that's the reason –less rent coming in to pay for maintenance.

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:

  • Manix Hardware Buccleuch (Shop 10): Telephone 011 802 1065, 072 905 3480 – All essential hardware: Paint, glue, fastenings, wheelbarrows, home and garden tools, basic keys, gas refills, fans, heaters, pool items, gadgets, and DIY advice. Contact: Blain Manickum: e-mail
  • 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.
  • Buccleuch Cellphone Shop (Shop 11): Telephone 084 270 3581 Hassan, 081 521 7126 Ali – Wholesale and retail: Cell phone repaircentre for all kinds. Accessories, pouches, computer monitors, screen protectors. Contact: Hassan & Ali.
  • Kumar Kailey Hair & Beauty Salon (Shop 09B): Telephone 084 327 6420, 083 817 6215 – Gents Hair Cut R50, Ladies Hair Cut R70, Head and back massage R50, Face massage R60. Open every day 08:45-19:30 (winter). Contact: Pawan Kumar: e-mail
  • Incredible Drycleaners (Shop 08B): Telephone 063 399 0920 – Self service or drop-off and collect wash and iron service. Dry cleaning, shoe repairs, T-shirt printing, takkie cleaning, alterations. Open Mon-Fri 08:00-17:30, Saturday 08:00-16:00,.
  • Copper Chimney Take Away & Family Restaurant: Telephone 011 047 0052/3 – Halaal Indian Restaurant: Chicken tikka, Biryani, tandoori, curry, seafood, bunny chow, burgers, chips, pizza, Chinese dishes.
  • Buccleuch Pharmacy (Shop 07): Telephone 011 656 1705, Fax 086 510 0296, Emergency 078 162 8843 – Free Delivery in Buccleuch. Free blood pressure testing. Open M-Sat 09:00-20:00, Sun 14:00-20:00. e-mail
  • Angela Kernot Real Estate: Telephone 011 804 1730, 082 459 2390, Fax 011 804 4573 – Sales and rentals. Contact: Elaine Rosenthal: e-mail web site
  • Buccleuch KwikSpar: Telephone 011 804 2920 – Convenience store: Groceries, household items, platters, cakes on order, cigarettes. Free delivery in Buccleuch. Open 07:30–20:00 every day. Standard bank mini-ATM in store. Contact: Johnny and Carlos: e-mail
  • FNB ATM: Lost/Stolen ATM Cards 0800 110 132.
  • Healing with Crafts: Telephone 082 707 4699 – Fabric painting, decoupage, mosaic, diamond dotting and much more. Enquire about their fun workshops. Contact: Zahira Ebrahim: e-mail
  • Clamira Hair & Beauty: Telephone 061 307 3446, 078 178 7546 – Avon products. Contact: Clara: web site
  • Spar Tops Buccleuch: Telephone 011 804 2230 – Bottle store. Contact: Johnny and Carlos: e-mail
  • Buccleuch Post Boxes and public telephones – freestanding block next to the entrance.
  • Buccleuch Car Wash: Telephone 072 118 0717, 083 678 5040 owner – At the lower end of the car park. M-F 08:00-17:30, Sat/Sun/PH 07:00-18:00. e-mail

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There are stairs left of KwikSpar and right of Curry Leaf.

  • Romis Fashion.
  • 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; web 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 web 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
  • 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 web site
  • Ladies' Prayer Facility – Ladies only, probably Muslim. Not the place to pray that you find a lady.
  • Body Sphere Health & Skin Care Therapy: Telephone 011 022 7449, 081 423 3388 – Nimue appointed skin clinic. Skin treatments, spa, massages, waxing, tinting, bleaching, make-up, eyelash extensions, nail bar, manicures, pedicures. Open Tue-Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat 09:00-14:00.. Contact: Aadilah: e-mail

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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.
  • Papamahs: Telephone 011 656 3578 – fast food: Sandwiches, roti rolls, burgers, curry and rice, bunny chow, samoosas. Contact: Malin: e-mail
  • 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
  • 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
  • Buccleuch Community Church: Telephone 011 024 6259 – Upstairs. Sunday service 09:00. Member of the Baptist Union of South Africa. e-mail https facebook page

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  • Buccleuch Satellite Police Station: Flying Squad 10111 – Just up Buccleuch Drive from The Bridge. Not staffed 24x7.
  • 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 web 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
  • Little Ashford Preschool Buccleuch: Telephone 011 802 4777 – 8 Twain Avenue, Buccleuch. A warm, safe, secure, structured and stimulating environment in which children aged 6 weeks to 6 years love to learn. Contact: Principal: Leanne Taylor: e-mail web site
  • Buccleuch Montessori Preschool & Primary: Telephone 011 802 4506 – 35 Muller Street North. Ages: Infant Community/Toddler (18 Months–3 Years) - Lower Elementary (6–9 Years) - Pre-Primary (3-6 Years) - Upper Elementary (9–12 Years). Contact: Lesley Heywood: e-mail https web site
  • Shaolin Martial Arts Centre: Telephone 084 553-3668 – Kiddie classes only, now at the Montessori Primary School, Muller Street. Contact: Si Bah Brett Perry: e-mail Group web site
  • Bakos Real Estate: Mike 082 447 3856 / Elaine 082 561 8355 – Now at 47 Savannahs, Muller St South, Buccleuch. We pride ourselves in being instrumental in both the sales and rental industries, We always go the extra mile securing credible buyers and tenants. Contact: Elaine & Mike Bakos: e-mail web site
  • C&S Construction (Shop 11): Telephone 011 656 1005, 083 212 4830, 063 511 4640, Fax 086 273 1719 – Waterproofing, plumbing, ceilings, painting. But not paying their bills. Moved to 2C Margaret Ave, Buccleuch, Sandton. Contact: Malcolm Isaacs: e-mail web site

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