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Known as the City of Lakes for its 5 manmade lakes, Benoni is a flourishing suburb of Johannesburg.

Gold was discovered here in the late 1880s and men from Cornwall arrived to work the mines. The... Show more

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jacuzzi, pet friendly, fireplace, apartments, backpacker, bed and breakfast, boutique hotels, cottages, guest houses, guest lodge, hotels, self catering, villas.

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Mantoa Mamsika

Africa Paradise is what made me and my friends enjoy Benoni. That have a beautiful lodge that looks so much like a real Paradise. Reasonable pric...

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Mantoa Mamsika
23 December 2018
Africa Paradise is what made me and my friends enjoy Benoni. That have a beautiful lodge that looks so much like a real Paradise. Reasonable prices, nice and clean rooms ... Show more
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Known as the City of Lakes for its 5 manmade lakes, Benoni is a flourishing suburb of Johannesburg.

Gold was discovered here in the late 1880s and men from Cornwall arrived to work the mines. The shanty town that developed around the mine, called Little Cornwall, was renowned for hard drinking, gambling and dog fights. It took a further 15 years before a town was officially laid out and named Benoni. The first residents were mostly of British descent along with many Jews escaping persecution from Eastern Europe. During that time, thousands of trees were planted around the town.

The Benoni of today is a pleasant residential suburb with several parks, lakes, sports clubs, churches and schools scattered throughout the area. The commercial centre has attractive malls, markets, restaurants and entertainment facilities. There are a few small industrial parks and the Daveyton township lies within its boundaries.

For convenience, visitors to Johannesburg will find Benoni the... Show more

About Backpacker

For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.