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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 best possible layover, as the suburb is well situated between the international airport and the city centre.
Top 6 reasons to visit Benoni
1. There are plenty of retail options in Benoni; the Lakeside Shopping Mall, shaped in the form of a steamboat and located on a lake, has over 130 exciting stores, while Northmead Square’s recent upgrades offers the shopper much more variety and convenience.
2. Families with young children head for the Bunny Park on weekends to interact with, and feed, the thousands of rabbits, goats, chickens and pigs roaming the park. Free entrance.
3. Start with an organic facial and end with a Swedish massage at the exclusive Mercury Thai Spa. Couples packages are offered that include meals.
4. Try to beat the odds on the casino floor at Emperor’s Palace Casino. For those not interested in gambling, visit to watch a show and dine out at Aurelia’s Restaurant.
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