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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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
The Gateway Hotel, centrally situated only 7km from O.R. Tambo International Airport, offers unrivalled convenience and value for money.
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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.
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S'tiba Guesthouse is a unique and spectacular structure built to accommodate special guests and conferencing venue. Our establishment is at reach for Gauteng guests, at reach also out of province gues... Read More
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