Ekurhuleni, formerly known as the East Rand, is an area comprising amazing wetlands, lakes, glitzy casinos, mega shopping malls, quiet nature reserves, lively townships and historical towns. It’s also home to South Africa’s biggest, busiest airport, OR Tambo International Airport, named after Nelson Mandela’s colleague, friend and liberation hero, Oliver Tambo. The airport, jam-packed with great shopping, dining, accommodation and conferencing facilities, has direct non-stop flights to six continents.
Neighbourhoods in Ekurhuleni
Edenvale is a gritty neighbourhood with a sizeable Italian community and high-quality delis and family restaurants. It is located a short distance from OR Tambo International Airport, making it an
Modderfontein in eastern Johannesburg was founded in 1894 as the site of a dynamite factory. A small village for workers grew around the factory and much of the land surrounding it
Springs is a small town east of Johannesburg that forms part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, along with Alberton, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Edenvale, Germiston, Kempton Park and Nigel, and townships
The suburb of Bedfordview, close to OR Tambo International Airport and only 20 minutes by road from downtown Johannesburg, is an upmarket suburb on the East Rand that forms part
Affectionately known by its residents as the City of Lakes because of its four lakes, Benoni , east of Johannesburg, forms part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality along with Alberton,
Boksburg, also a part of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, shares a similar history to its neighbouring suburb Benoni, stretching from the pioneering gold rush days to the present.
Attractions in Ekurhuleni
This lovely patisserie and cafe in Benoni, Ekurhuleni, is perfect for high teas, light meals and functions. The Victorian Secret occupies a building once known as Tait House, part of
Uncle Tim’s Cabin is a treasure chest of antiques housed in a collection of historical buildings in Benoni, Ekurhuleni. It first opened in 1993 in a century-old farmstead and has g
Kota Joe Roadhouse restaurants are impossible to miss, with larger-than-life menu billboards that are easily readable for anyone who drives into the parking area, and large stereo speakers playing catchy