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The East Rand of Gauteng is perhaps not one of the more dazzling and glitzy regions of the province, but there is plenty to see and do in this part of the world, particularly in the town of Brakpan. Brakpan is one of those places that many seem to know about and then again many don’t seem to know about, but the facts are simple; it is laidback, charming, boasts a convenient location, and has an impressive array of activities to enjoy. Brakpan, along with other cities such as Benoni, Germiston, Springs, Kempton Park, Alberton, Edenvale, Boksburg, and Nigel collectively form what is now known as the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan.
Brakpan may have an unusual name (named after a pan of brackish water), but it has a long history and modest origins; initially, it was established as a farm and eventually became a municipality in 1919. Today, Brakpan remains humble and friendly, but it has a... 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.