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Originally laid out to house mine workers in 1887 and named after a Glaswegian farm, Germiston gradually developed into a large city with major industries operating here. The world’s largest precious metals refining and smelting complex is located in Germiston which also boasts the largest lake in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.
Germiston lies on the East Rand, a short distance from its larger cousin Johannesburg and its permanent residents are a good representation of South Africa’s rainbow nation. The city has its own airport for chartered flights and from where various flying schools operate.
For visitors wanting to be stationed outside of Johannesburg, Germiston is quiet enough yet loaded with all conveniences and an excellent road network, to enjoy a restful stay.
Top 6 reasons to visit Germiston
1. Recent renovations to the amusement area at Germiston Lake have made for a pleasant day out for families and picnickers. Spend the day... 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.