Benoni is a small city in the East Rand area of Gauteng, South Africa. The city is located a mere 40km from the city of gold, Johannesburg, and conveniently situated close to the OR Tambo international Airport and the well renowned Gautrain Station.
The suburb boasts an excellent transportation system and a close connection of major modes of transport. This makes it a perfect destination to stay when making a quick visit to the City of Gold, Johannesburg.
Benoni was established due the discovery of gold and the rapid flourishing of gold mines in the area. Its name, meaning “son of many sorrows” was derived from a biblical story of Rachael’s difficulty to bear a child and eventually bearing Benoni. It was given this name due to the difficulties in assigning title deeds to this unclaimed land.
There are many places and attractions to enjoy upon your visit to Benoni. Spend a day at the local museum, the Willowmoore Sports Park if you a sports fanatic, or simply shop-until-you-drop in one of the trendy and upmarket shopping centers and malls. There are beautiful lakes in the area where you can enjoy peaceful picnics that come with a privilege of excellent bird watching opportunities, as well as other small animals that frolic around. A day can also be enjoyed at one of popular golf courses, spas, or get an adrenaline rush as you take part in activities like sand-boarding, paragliding and other several adventure activities offered in the area.
Benoni boasts a great selection of restaurants and bars, a lot of them offering al fresco dining, allowing you to enjoy a great outdoor lunch or your favorite drink as you watch the sunset. If you are looking for a destination for you next break, Benoni accommodation is widely offered, from guesthouses to self-catering apartments, you surely find one perfect place to relax.