Germiston Accommodation

Germiston is one in a slew of towns on Johannesburg's East Rand. The East Rand is a strip of land east of Johannesburg in Gauteng where gold was discovered. Germiston, like most of the other East Rand towns, sprang up after a mine was established there. It was named after Germiston in Glasgow, Scotland, the home of one of the first successful gold prospectors in the Germiston area.

Today it is home to the Rand Refinery, one of the largest gold refineries in the world. It is claimed that up to 70% of the world's gold passes through the Rand Refinery before it can go on the market. Germiston is generally an industrial town, and apart from the big refinery, it is also home to the Rand Airport, one of the busiest civil airports in South Africa, and many large companies have their headquarters there.

Germiston is surrounded by other East Rand towns, with Bedfordview and Edenvale to its north, Benoni to the east and Alberton to the south. The heart of Johannesburg is of course to the west.

The big city and all its attractions and business opportunities are within a 15 to 20 minute drive of Germiston. Its industrial nature combined with its proximity to central Johannesburg make Germiston an obvious choice for business travellers. Leisure travellers will find it slightly less appealing, but despite its lack of glitzy tourist attractions, there are still things to do and some of Joburg's renowned shopping malls are very nearby.

Germiston also happens to be the seat of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (Greater Johannesburg) and has the biggest railway junction in South Africa.

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Lion's Rest Guest House
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From R990 pps

Experience a secure and peaceful country atmosphere. Wake up to the chattering birds and sound of a cascading waterfall. Situated near the M2, N3, N17 and N12 motorways. 2 km from the Rand Airport 3 k... Read More

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Situated in a cul-de-sac in one of Germiston's quiet suburbs, is Kwena B&B Guest House; a modern and comfortable escape perfect for business or leisure travellers. With easy access to all main arteri... Read More

From R350 pps

The Gateway Hotel, centrally situated only 7km from O.R. Tambo International Airport, offers unrivalled convenience and value for money. The Gateway Hotel is geared for international visitors, exec... Read More

From R375 pps

Experience the ambience of an old bygone era with modern facilities. The Dakota Lodge is the first Guest House establishment at the Rand Airport and the first in South Africa with an aviation theme. ... Read More

From R500* unit

Comfortable, secure, accommodation. Scrumptious home made breakfast. (Dinner on request - set menu) All rooms are equipped with heaters, fans, tea & coffee and a fridge. On-Site Facilities: Priv... Read More

From R550* unit

We are situated in Elspark, on the border of Boksburg & Germiston, in a safe area and upmarket suburb next to the N17 highway. We are close to a private hospital, restaurants, shopping centers and... Read More

From R350 pps

Luxurious self catering spacious 2 bedroom garden cottage guest house with secured undercover parking. Suitable for 1 to 4 persons maximum. Tasteful decorated open plan lounge and kitchen. Fully equip... Read More

From R750* unit

Secure under roof parking on paved surface. Very clean double rooms with en-suite spa bath and separate shower, electric blanket, colour TV, full breakfast and home cooked dinners, airport transfers, ... Read More

From R790 pps

Welcome to Thyme Square Guest House, a place where comfort, hospitality and expectations are to be exceeded as a matter of course. Situated in the heart of Sunnyridge, Johannesburg, South Africa, Thym... Read More

From R650* unit

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This is an old house. Built in 1929. We have tried to keep it true to its period. We have an established garden, with the most tranquil setting. There are 11 ensuite rooms. We are easily accessible to... Read More

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Germiston Reviews

Enjoyed it!
- Liezel Klopper

Great area with a lot of attractions.
- Shawn Delport

Nice quiet, little area. Helpful services about. Not too far from mall and restaurants.
- Heather Rollo