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
Named after a Glaswegian farm, the city of Germiston is situated on the Witwatersrand, southeast of Johannesburg and in the Ekurhuleni municipality. Germiston was founded in 1886 to provide accommodation for
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
Boksburg, part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, shares a similar history to its neighbouring suburb, Benoni, that stretches from the pioneering gold-rush days to the present.
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 of
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,
Attractions in Ekurhuleni
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