The upmarket suburb of Bedfordview is situated about seven kilometers to the East of Johannesburg's old central business district. Bedfordview was incorporated into the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in the year 2000. Bedfordview is well serviced by shopping malls, being home to the famous Eastgate Shopping Mall with its many top boutiques, restaurants, cinemas and well-known department stores. The shopping mall has a large covered parking area and offers free parking.
Bedfordview also has its own shopping centers in the village and several major businesses have established their headquarters in Bedfordview's corporate business parks. The village is home to several sports clubs and a popular gymnasium and the St Benedict's College, a private high school. Bedfordview is well placed for Johannesburg International Airport and adjacent to all major highway links. There is a driving range at Gillooly's Farm, which is also a favourite picnic and recreation area at weekends.