Afrikaans name: Boksburg
Boksburg, along with lots of other Gauteng towns and cities, was founded after gold was discovered in the area. Although the gold deposits were not as lucrative as many others there is still active mines. Coal has also been mined here for many years. Today the focus is more on manufacturing and other industries.
There are a number of historical buildings in the city including some of the hotels. For instance the Angelo Hotel dates back to 1887.
Boksburg caters for a high number of visitors and there are many accommodation options to choose from. Depending on your budget and requirements you can stay in hotels, lodges, guest houses and B&B's.
Boksburg weatherBOKSBURG WEATHER
A popular spot for visitors and locals alike is the Boksburg Lake. Besides the pleasant scenery one can participate in boating, hiking, fishing and other types of watersport. Golfers will enjoy a round on either the Benoni Lake Golf Club or ERPM Golf Course. Kids will enjoy a trip to Bokkie Park.
Dutch Reformed Church (1912)
St Dominic's School for Girls
Entrance to an upmarket housing estate
References and further readingThings ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 29
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 20
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 101
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 262
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 204