Germiston is a bustling residential and industrial hub located in Gauteng’s East Rand. It acts as the seat of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, and has a rich history leading back to the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand.
Germiston was once best known as the home of the world’s largest gold refinery. Since then, its economy has diversified to include both light and heavy industry. In addition, Germiston also offers pleasant leafy suburbs, which fold around the scenic parklands and shores of Victoria Lake.
Germiston properties are available for every taste and budget. The suburbs feature attractive family homes on large stands – often at prices within reach of entry-level buyers, as well as cluster homes in security complexes and a range of affordable apartments.
Germiston includes a number of popular cultural and scenic attractions for residents to enjoy in their leisure time.
- Germiston Lake, also known as Victoria Lake, which is ideal for picnics and water sports; it's also the home of the Victoria Lake Rowing Club
- a number of museums, including the South African Airways Museum
- the Rondebult Bird Sanctuary, which is a paradise for bird lovers and includes a number of hides surrounding dams; access is free
- the Germiston Country Club, featuring an 18-hole, woodlands-style golf course on the banks of Victoria Lake.
Germiston includes some of Gauteng’s finest government schools, among them the well-known Germiston High School, as well as private schools such as St Catherine’s School, which is one of Johannesburg’s oldest and most reputable girls' schools.
Germiston's medical facilities include a number of private clinics and notable government hospitals, such as Life Roseacres Clinic, the Bedford Gardens Hospital and the Germiston Bertha Gxowa Hospital.
Germiston’s main shopping hub is the Golden Walk Mall. Residents also have easy access to shopping facilities in nearby Bedford Centre, Eastgate Centre, and Alberton’s Mall of The South.
Germiston offering convenient access to the major economic hubs of greater Johannesburg via the N12, N3 and R59 highways. The Or Tambo Airport is situated closeby.
Find out more about purchasing or renting Germiston property by contacting the Jawitz Germiston branch today.