East Rand Mall
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Boksburg is a city in South Africa, located on the East Rand of the Gauteng province. It was established as the East Rand’s administrative centre in 1887 following the discovery of gold and coal in the region. Since then, Boksburg (which was incorporated as a town in 1903) has become one of the Witwatersrand’s most important gold-producing towns.
Today, a multitude of industrial- and consumer goods are manufactured in Boksburg, including electric motors and glazed ceramics. And while gold mining still proceeds, it is mostly accomplished via the sinking of very deep shafts. Yet the golden days still echo through Boksburg thanks to its collection of historical buildings, including various hotels like the Angelo Hotel and King's Hotel.
In terms of tourist attractions, various options are to be considered in and around Boksburg. Like exciting sand boarding at Mount Mayhem. With equipment and a lesson included, this activity is ideal for anybody addicted to speed and adrenaline.
For a more toned-down, family friendly version of a day out, consider Bokkie Park. Here is where kids can run around the playground, explore the petting farm, see the cows getting milked, cuddle the park’s free-roaming bunny rabbits, and so much more. There’s even a Saturday craft market once a month where one can search and shop for a variety of unique items.
And speaking of shopping...
Anybody finding themselves in Boksburg (and who’s serious about retail therapy, customer perks, product specials and store promotions) are advised to visit East Rand Mall. Located in Jansen Park, the mall is a convenient 7 km away from OR Tambo International, South Africa’s busiest airport. Plus, it includes the country’s largest Pick n Pay Hypermarket. Shop until you drop at various brand- and chain stores including Naartjie, Krispy Kreme, The Body Shop, and more.
Not too far away is K90, one of the East Rand’s landmark shopping centres. Also in close proximity to the airport, K90 is located in the well-established Northern Boksburg retail-, commercial-, and corporate zone, where it provides a variety of tastes, styles and products scattered across 38 shops. Expect to find the likes of Verimark, Andiccio24, and Easylife Kitchens here.
Not to be outdone by neighbouring shopping centres’ reputation, Lakeside Mall flaunts 67,000 m² of shopping potential on the southern banks of Benoni’s Civic Lake. There is even a unique 160-metre-long steam boat to boost the mall’s popularity and visual aesthetic. Come see where the local community shops for product variety and great value at stores like Shoprite, Bradlows, and Game Liquor.
In Kempton Park, Bonaero Park Shopping Centre awaits. With 12,000 m² of available office- and retail space, the centre offers a variety of shops and services ranging from fashion and beauty to tyre fitting. There is even a car wash included. Drop by and experience the latest product promotions and store specials at Checkers, Matrix Computer Warehouse, The Fish & Chips Co., and others.
And just in case you feel you haven’t been presented with enough options thus far, flock on over to Eastgate Shopping Centre in Germiston. Regarded as a shopping- and lifestyle hub with exceptionally varied offerings, the centre has over 300 stores (including Lindt Chocolate, Cotton On Emporium, and Edgars) awaiting your presence.
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