Edenvale is a town on the East Rand in Gauteng, South Africa. It started out in 1903 as a small settlement named Rietfontein which sprung up around the Rietfontein Gold Mine.
Modern Edenvale has become a very well known part of Johannesburg. It lies about halfway between the O.R. Tambo International Airport and the city centre. This makes it a very comfortable spot to live as it is quite close to all the major parts of Johannesburg.
Edenvale is a very quiet town which ranges from the middle class areas such as Eastleigh to the upper class areas such as Dowerglen or Edenglen.
In 1995, after the local government elections, Edenvale was amalgamated with some surrounding areas, including Modderfontein, and part of Tembisa to form the Lethabong municipality. This arrangement ended in 2000, and Edenvale is now part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, which includes much of the East Rand.