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Travel was easy in East Rand.
Playing golf at Serengeti.
The East Rand consists of a number of cities and towns lying east of Johannesburg and incorporated into the greater Johannesburg metropolitan district. The towns are a mix of upmarket and working class residential suburbs beside large industrial parks.
Most of the East Rand towns were formed in the 1880s during the gold rush period and many of the homes built to accommodate miners and their families.
The area is booming and a great deal of emphasis has been placed on convenience for its residents with an excellent road network, sprawling parks and lakes and a generous sprinkling of churches, malls, schools, clubs and sporting grounds.
Johannesburg’s international airport is located within the East Rand boundaries, making a stay on the East Rand an ideal option for both business and leisure travellers.
Top 10 reasons to visit East Rand
1. The Horwood’s Farm craft market and vintage fair operates from a heritage site in Edenvale and has a children’s play area and a variety of craft and food stalls to entertain and gratify. This popular craft market is open on the 2nd Sunday of every month.
2. The East Rand is a retail hub with malls and shopping facilities spread throughout the area. Depending on your location, recommended centres are the Eastgate shopping centre in Bedfordview, Lakeside mall and Northmead Square in Benoni, Springsgate in Springs and the Mall @ Carnival in Brakpan.
3. The 44ha Gillooly’s Farm in Bedfordview is a welcome escape from big city life. The farm hosts regular dog shows and the locals visit to picnic in the grounds or dine at the waterfront restaurant. The lake offers angling and boating, and art exhibitions take place on select weekends.
4. It’s taken years for Benoni to shrug off the 1980s Campari advert questioning the town’s sophistication but today Benoni is a sought-after residential area with picturesque... Show more
Self Catering places can be found from rural to urban areas and can vary in what they offer. They allow plenty freedom and is a great inexpensive way to spend your holiday. They have been widely classified as a “Home away from home”. This is a good option for guests who don’t mind cooking their own food, and are looking for a more independent and flexible form of accommodation. For budget and large families, we would recommend self-catering for a more personalised experience.