Benoni is a part of the greater Johannesburg region and since 2000 is a sector within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan municipality. The area is home to four beautiful, scenic lakes that provide a welcome retreat for residents and visitors. These natural serene features have prompted the affectionate name ‘the city of lakes.’ Benoni was founded upon the excitement and rapid growth stimulated by the discovery of gold. The Former Farmlands became an important gold mining district. Mine water was channelled into the wetlands and filled the water reservoirs which were subsequently stocked with a variety of fish. Today, the residents find quiet contentment fishing in these old man-made water sources dotted throughout the city. Benoni seems to be a breeding ground for inspirational people; it is the former home of one of South Africa’s heroes Oliver Tambo, actress Charlize Theron and a celebrated rugby player, Bryan Habana. As well as being known for its dazzling lakes, Benoni is home to many species of birds and some wildlife including zebra, mongoose and buck, which you can visit at the Korsman bird sanctuary. Another option to get out and enjoy the natural beauty is by playing a round of golf at Benoni Country club, at Eboti Golf country estate or Benoni Lake Club. If you’re looking for more action, have a go at one of the latest adrenalin sports and try dune boarding on a former Gold Mine Dump, Mount Mayhem. Enjoy a unique shopping experience at the Lakeside Mall, which is built in the shape of a Mississippi steam boat, offering a wide variety of shops. Traffic is a breeze from Benoni as the area is a stone’s throw away from the OR Tambo airport and has easy access to the northern suburbs via the Gautrain. Properties in Benoni come in all shapes and sizes, from quaint town houses, large affordable homes with pressed ceilings and wooden floors to more affluent areas like Farrarmere and Rynfield, offering large stands and extensive homes. If you prefer estate living, the Ebotsi Golf estate may be an option. This dynamic province has 43 schools and a wide selection of hospitals. It offers value for money properties and a slower pace of life with all the conveniences you need!