Advertising opportunities on Bluegnu

The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Boksburg

Boksburg CBD

Boksburg CBD

Photo © Johan van Zyl


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 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

Dutch Reformed Church (1912)

Photo © Johan van Zyl

St Dominic's School for Girls

St Dominic's School for Girls

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Housing estate

Entrance to an upmarket housing estate

Photo © Johan van Zyl


References and further reading

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 262

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 204

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 20

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 101

Things ewe never kn'ewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 29

Got a comment about the content on this page?

Visit our sister site Nature on your doorstep

Copyright Steven Herbert Projects, 2013 - 2021. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy - FAQ - Terms of use