Part of the greater East Rand region, Germiston is a small, charming area with exciting things to do, places to visit, and comfortable living accommodation options. As one of the larger suburbs in Gauteng, Germiston is considered a tiny city with a fantastic urban environment. If you’re looking for things to do while visiting the area or scouting out places to visit if you are looking to live in Germiston, here are four things to enjoy while staying in the city:
Having undergone a multi-million dollar upgrade a couple of years ago, Germiston Lake, also known as Victoria Lake, has become a popular spot for a photography shoot, suntanning and outdoor grilling. Boasting stunning sunsets over the water and pretty picnic spots. The lake is ideal for family trips, outdoor leisurely strolls and water-based activities such as rowing.
For those looking to relax outdoors, the lake provides an easy day out without having to drive or travel too far.
Opened in 2001, and known as one of the leading places to have the history and documents of the Apartheid era, the Apartheid museum tells the story of the rise and fall of one of South Africa’s historic eras.
The museum itself is architectural art with conceptualised design to house exhibitions organised by teams of curators, design experts, and historians. With film footage, photography, panels and explanatory artefacts, the period of Apartheid is illustrated with human stories at the forefront.
Great for summer and equipped with heating for winter, Delville swimming pool is perfect for a splash with the family and friends or for training. With an outdoor 50m x 25m pool with 10 lanes and basic amenities, the pool offers something for those looking for a day out in the water without a hefty expense.
The South African Airways Museum, based at the Transvaal Aviation Club at Rand Airport, is home to historic objects to tell the story of the airline’s past. Displaying photographs, items from the aircrafts, timetables and crucial documents, you can be treated to a tour of the museum. If you are inclined towards aviation or just interested by the role the South African airline has played in the country’s society, the museum tour is perfect for a hassle-free outing filled with intrigue. Just a few kilometres away from the city centre, it’s easy to get to and an outing out of the box.
Over 95 hectares of wetlands and grasslands set aside to offer a space for over 200 different bird species to live in their natural habitat. The area also is home to antelopes and other little critters. Visitors can visit to explore the lands and bird watch without disturbing or frightening the wildlife.
The sanctuary offers basic amenities and picnic spot for visitors to enjoy the natural space, providing a break from the urban centre but without the need to travel far.
If you’re looking for a comfortable place to live in Germiston, Live Easy’s accommodation offers sophisticated, secure, smart apartments without the concern of an expensive price tag. With affordable nano-units, living in and exploring Germiston and the greater East Rand region has never been easier.