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Town Medium Boksburg

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Located in South Africa :: Gauteng
Category: Places :: Town Medium

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Boksburg is situated within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, East Rand within the Gauteng province of South Africa. The town was found in 1887 as the administrative centre of the East Rand. The town was named after a well known official of the South African Republic Eduard Bok, who also owned the gold mines. The towns’ economy shifted from being a coal and gold mining town in the 1990s to being a manufacturer of railroad equipment, electrical, metal goods, clay products, canned foods and refined petroleum in the 20th century. Boksburg have a well developed transport system with the O. R Tambo International airport situated closeby.Well established infrastructure like schools, shopping centres, flea markets and medical centers are scattered all over the town. (May-15).

Contact [ correction ]
Address : Gauteng, South Africa
Main Cellular Network : MTN. Cellc. Vodacom.

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Destination Information [ correction ]
Police Station : Yes   Police Telephone : +27(0)11 841 6800 
Hospital : Yes   Hospital Telephone : +27(0)11 898 8000
Doctor : Yes   Doctor Telephone : +27(0)11 826 5801
Petrol : Yes   Petrol Type : ULP/LRP   Petrol Price Index : ZAR12.61 per Litre ( May-15)
Diesel : Yes   Diesel Price Index : ZAR11.29 per Litre ( May-15)
Towing Service : Yes
Facilities : Gas Refill, Shopping Mall, Shopping Centre, Shops, General Dealer, Bank, ATM, Foreign Exchange, Internet Cafe, Tour Services, Lodging, Camping, Butchery, Bakery, Liquor, Restaurant, Pharmacy, Car Rental, Tyre Repair, Tyre Sales, Mechanical Repair

Activities [ correction ]
Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Bird Watching
More Activities: Visit the Bokkie Park offering a petting zoo for the little one. Visit Boksburg creative Art Centre: It has an art gallery that exhibits and sells the art of local artists and the Bunny Park crafters' market. There is the Hechter Schultz Afro-culture Museum. The Old Post office which is now a theatre. There is also the Wild Waters Resort in the north of the city. With its "beaches" and water slides; it is the ideal spot for fun and relaxation for the whole family.
Notes on Activities: Birdwatching at the Le Grange Bird Park.

Travelling Information

ACCOMMODATION:
A range of hotels and lodges are available for visitors to stay.(May-15)

CAR RENTALS:
The Avo Car rental company is available. Tel.: +27(0)11 892 3423 and Cell: +27(0)72 025 5099.(May-15)

DOCTOR:
The Doctor's Contact added is for Dr Smit, Louis Martin, a general practitioner.(May-15)

FOOD:
There are various restaurants scattered in the entire suburb in the town. The East Rand Mall in Boksburg is a hub of restaurants offering various cuisines.(May-15)

FUEL:
Both Petrol and Diesel are available throughout this town and suburb. Gas supplies are also available on some fuel stop like the BP shell.(May-15)

INTERNET & WI-FI:
In the town center of Boksburg there is an Internet services, the Courier & Internet along Rondebult Street. Tel: +27(0)11 913 0855.(May-15)

MECHANICAL REPAIRS & TOW-IN SERVICES:
The hospital contact is for the Tambo Memorial Hospital. Other hospitals around the town are the Sunward Park Net Care Hospital which is a private hospital: +27(0)11 897 1600. There is also clinic in various suburbs of the town like the Boksburg North Clinic: Telephone: +27(0)11 899 4421.(May-15)

PHARMACY/HOSPITAL /HEALTH CARE:
The hospital contact added is for the Tambo Memorial Hospital. Other hospitals around the town are the Sunward Park Net Care Hospital which is a private hospital, Tel.: +27(0)11 897 1600. There are also clinics in various suburbs of the town like the Boksburg North Clinic: Telephone: +27(0)11 899 4421.(May-15)

POLICE:
The police contact added is for the Main SAPS in Boksburg. Other SAPS includes Boksburg North SAPS +27(0)11 898 3000.Reiger Park SAPS: +27(0)11 916 7000.(May-15)

SHOPPING:
Enjoy shopping at the East Rand Mall; K90 North Shopping center and Kingfisher Corner Shopping Center to mention a few. There is a permanent flea market near East Rand mall.(May-15)

TOUR OPERATORS:
There are several tour operators in town. There is the African Call tours. Tel.: +27(0)11 894 5636.Kgogare tours. Tel: +27(0)11 863 6664.(May-15)

TRANSPORT:
Train stations and Taxi Ranks are scattered throughout the town making transport available for all the residents traveling to and from the nearby Towns.(May-15)


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