I went for a 10 K run on Highland Road today. It was -1C (30F) at 6 a.m. and it warmed up to 16C (61F) by midday. It was sunny – not a cloud in the deep blue sky.
Jacaranda tree-lined on both sides of the street this is a very pleasant route to take as it is never too cold nor too hot: one enjoys the warmth of the sunny weather in winter. In summer, the magnificent Jacaranda trees provide a cool shade the entire length of the street (Johannesburg is known as the largest man-made urban forest in the world for good reason).
Highland Road is great training if you are preparing for a marathon or cycle race as it is hilly. There is no flat section – you are either going up or downhill.
Kensington in general and Highland Road in particular is a trove of heritage sites.