Famous for being the home of Oscar winning actress, Charlize Theron, the suburb of Benoni lies in the eastern part of Gauteng’s
Witwatersrand (known as the East Rand
), neighboured by Boksburg
, Kempton Park
. Once a small mining town
, its face was transformed in 1906 with landscaping and the introduction of various lakes and dams to channel mine water. Many of these reservoirs remain and today, add even more appeal to Benoni property rentals and houses for sale.
From large homes with spacious gardens to simple lock-up-and-go townhouses and flats; here you’ll find a diverse property selection to meet any taste and suit almost any pocket. Houses for sale in Benoni
are favoured by families who are drawn to the area’s appealing suburban character, with tree-lined avenues and natural charm. In addition to the suburb’s rich cultural history and colourful community, this sought after residential area
is close to all amenities including schools, shops and pleasant picnic spots. This, in turn increases the value of properties for sale in Benoni, making it an ideal place for a rewarding, long-term investment. Flats to rent in Benoni are especially popular among commuters and students working and studying in nearby Johannesburg or Pretoria, offering good value for money and a wide selection of choice. Ready to fall in love with Benoni? Take a look at Pam Golding Properties available Benoni sales listings below.
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• Outdoor recreation:
Benoni’s dams mean fishermen will never be short of places to cast a line. Boating is also a popular pastime among visitors and residents as are the equestrian activities available. Also suggested is a walk around the Korsmans Bird Reserve, where over 100 types of birds have been spotted and recorded.
The Benoni Country Club Golf Course and Benoni Lake Golf Club offer well-appointed facilities including squash courts and clubhouses, which double up as picturesque wedding and conference venues. Close by, you’ll find the multi-purpose sports stadium, Willowmoore Park.
Housed in what was once a municipal health clinic in the centre of town, the Benoni Museum details the rich cultural history and development of the area.
• Family fun:
A day trip to the Bunny Park in Benoni won’t disappoint! Pack a picnic and relax on the grass while the little ones enjoy an opportunity to feed farm animals including bunnies, cows, donkeys, goats and chickens.
Living in Benoni
There are many schools in the area, including St Columbas Pre Primary and Primary, Benoni High, Wordsworth High, Willowmore High, Rynfield Primary, Kathstan College, St Francis College and Hoerskool Hans Moore. Tertiary institutions include the University of Johannesburg’s East Rand Campus and a UNISA campus in nearby Daveyton, while the Universities of Pretoria and Johannesburg are also close by.
The Glynwood Hospital (part of the Life Health Care Group) and Netcare Linmed Hospital are situated in the town and offer a range of medical and surgical treatments. The Benoni Day Clinic as well as the Optiklin Eye Clinic and local practitioners are readily available.
Pop in to the vibrant Lakeside Shopping Mall (built in the shape of a Mississippi steam boat) for all your shopping requirements. Northmead Square also offers a range of stores to meet your everyday food, lifestyle and fashion needs.
Benoni provides easy access to the N12 and R21 highways and the Gautrain service; it’s also just 15 minutes from O.R Tambo International Airport and a 30 minute commute into the centre of Johannesburg.
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