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.
Boksburg was where coal was first mined in the then Transvaal (now Gauteng) and is still one of the most important gold-producing towns on the Witwatersrand.
Take time out to visit attractive Boksburg Lake surrounded by terraces, lawns and trees, or opt for some retail therapy at the East Rand Mall, less than 10km from OR Tambo International Airport.
Discover South Africa’s largest Pick n Pay Hypermarket (in 1975 the first Hypermarket to be opened in South Africa), major chain stores, a host of smaller specialised stores, plus restaurants, coffee shops and a nine-theatre digital cinema centre. For gifts and curios, check out the on-site Crafters Market, full of enticing handcrafted items.
For outdoor fun, spend a day at Wild Waters with nine thrilling rides, a wave pool, a putt-putt course, picnic spots and restaurants.