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Spanning an area of approximately 160km², Boksburg is one of the principle towns in the East Rand of the Gauteng Province in South Africa. The town is mostly residential with a civic centre, major hospitals and clinics, over 100 churches and ample colleges and schools. A small industrial park lies to the north of Boksburg, separating the town from Johannesburg’s international airport.
Residents have a number of entertainment choices available to them, from the large number of restaurants to water activities, nature parks and retail services. Visitors arrive from all corners of the region to shop at the mall and the lake and animal park are popular over weekends.
A Boksburg resident is generally a lifelong one, the town is well maintained and ideally positioned between the big city lights of Johannesburg and outlying areas that are closer to nature.
Top 8 reasons to visit Boksburg
1. Ever tried sandboarding? Now is your chance – Mount Mayhem in Boksburg is the venue and the smooth sand on an old mine dump will have your heart pounding as you careen down the dune. Various tour operators offer onsite training and the use of boards and safety equipment.
2. The Bokkie Park is a popular [free] outing for families to feed and interact with the small animals roaming the park. The onsite petting zoo, braai (barbeque) facilities and camel rides are available to all. A craft market takes place in the park every 1st Saturday of the month.
3. The ERPM Golf Club in Boksburg has beautifully manicured fairways and greens masking a challenging 18-hole course. Enjoy a meal at the Phat Chef in the clubhouse after a tough round.
4. There are 4500 parking bays at the East Rand Mall to safely spend the day browsing the mall’s 175 stores comprising major retail outlets, chain stores and boutique shops. The mall... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.