This area is still known as the East Rand with Ekhureleni (place of peace in Tsonga) metro as the main local government body. It incorporates a number of municipalities Alberton, Bedfordview, Benoni, Boksburg & Brakpan, Edenvale, Germiston, Kempton Park; further east and south are Nigel & Daveyton, Katlehong, Tembisa & Vosloorus.
This is the home of O.R. Tambo International Airport (previously Johannesburg International). If you are in transit or need overnight accommodation look no farther than the listings below. It is also convenient as it places you right in the middle of the centre of the financial and commercial hub of South Africa. The municipality is an important manufacturing centre in South Africa, and has been described as "the workshop of the country". Although many of these establishments are a mere 10 km from ORT International Airport it gives you access to the Greater Johannesburg area.
Ekurhuleni boasts a total of 16 Golf Courses including the Glendower Golf Course, rated No 8 in South Africa. Within close proximity is a real shopper's paradise with high-end shopping centres throughout the region - Eastgate Shopping Centre in Bedfordview, Greenstone Shopping Centre in Edenvale, East Rand Mall in Boksburg, Lakeside Mall in Benoni, Alberton City Mall. And for entertainment there is no shortage of restaurants to suit all pockets, two casino complexes Carnival City in Boksburg and Emperor's Palace just a few minutes' drive from ORT. There's also one of the well-known Barnyard theatres at East Rand Mall. Your best guide to the area is to consult the host where you're staying.
For more information on local accommodation associations visit:www.beatsa.co.zawww.jiga.co.za