Benoni Tourism, South Africa

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Benoni is a city on the East Rand in the South African province of Gauteng. Since 2000, it has been part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. Benoni is a diverse city, featuring more horse stables per square kilometre than anywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere and over ten schools; in some areas there is a concentration of up to 6000 students within a 5 km radius. Ashton International College was founded here in 1998. Over time gold mining has decreased in importance. Today the city is focused more on industry and services, rather than mining, and is used as a service hub for other East Rand towns such as Brakpan, Nigel and Springs. Benoni is also the site of the Benoni Heliport, for the use of helicopters. Visitors to the town may visit the local museum, the many lakes (Benoni is known as "the City of Lakes"), the Lakeside Shopping Mall (built in the shape of a Mississippi Steamboat on one of the lakes) or Northmead Square (known as the first shopping centre to bring cinemas back to Benoni) located in the Northmead suburb. Near Northmead Square is the Bunny Park, which contains hundreds of rabbits and other small animals and is aimed at entertaining children. Willowmoore Park is a provincial and One Day International Cricket venue. Sibikwa, an internationally recognised and acclaimed community theatre, has been situated in the east of the town since 1989 During the 1990s Benoni was the site for the WOMAD Festival (the World of Music, Arts and Dance), an international cultural festival held annually around the world and used to showcase various artists. Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, while Charlene, Princess of Monaco attended school there. Benoni was also the setting for the MTV-inspired movie Crazy Monkey: Straight Outta Benoni, released internationally in 2005. The town is currently represented in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality by the African National Congress (ANC) in the majority, with the liberal-democratic Democratic Alliance being the official local opposition. The City Hall, built in 1937, is a good example of art deco architecture.


Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Benoni, South Africa. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. A gripping city on its own right, Johannesburg also deserves a visit. Attractions in Johannesburg include Apartheid Museum, Carlton Centre Observation Deck, Museum Africa. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Benoni.

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Facts and Stats for Benoni*

  • Pollution Statistics in Benoni

    Know the pollution level of Benoni before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • Benoni: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Benoni for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Benoni.

    • Burglary and Theft 78.95 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 84.21 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 85.53 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 90.28 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 76.32 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 81.58 (Very High)
    • Attacks 81.94 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 76.39 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 26.32 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 7.89 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 61.84 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 73.68 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 79.17 (High)
  • Living in Benoni - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Benoni is 143.41 (High)

    • Safety Index 19.25 (Very Low)
    • Climate Index 85.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 36.21 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 50 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 52.38 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 75 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.06 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 81.47 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Benoni

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Benoni

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.26 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 55.86 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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