Johannesburg is jam-packed with cinemas! The only thing you need to do is find your nearest one, grab your family and friends, buy a few snacks, and pick which movie you're in the mood to watch. From action-packed films and family-friendly animations to hilarious rom-coms and hair-raising horrors, you'll definitely find a flick on circuit at one of these movie cinemas in the city.

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With cinemas scattered all over the city, Ster-Kinekor is sure to a movie for all ages, every mood and every occasion. To see what movies are currently showing or to find a Ster-Kinekor cinema near you, visit their website. A few locations where you can find a Ster-Kinekor includes Cresta Shopping Centre, Sandton Shopping Centre, Bedford Square, Cradlestone Mall, Cedar Square, Carnival City and Mall of Africa, just to name a few.

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Nu Metro

Bringing cutting-edge cinema experiences such as 4DX, Xtreme and VIP at select cineplexes nationwide, Nu Metro brings you the latest blockbusters across a variety of genres. From exciting animations that'll delight families and audiences of all ages and moving dramas that'll have you reaching for a tissue to adrenaline packed action and hair raising horrors, there's sure to be something showing on the big screen. You can even make your movie viewing experience even more lifelike. Click here to find your nearest Nu Metro cinema and see what's currently on circuit.

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema

Who doesn't know the ever-popular Bioscope Independent Cinema? This unique cinema has brought visitors only the best in local and international film features to Joburg movie lovers for a full decade. This June, in celebration of their 10th anniversary, The Bioscope Independent Cinema said goodbye to its home in Maboneng, and made its way to its brand-new location at 44 Stanley in Milpark. Be sure to visit their website to see what shows and screenings are coming up or currently showing.

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Egrek Cinema

In the mood for a movie but don’t want to visit one of the usual cinemas in the city? Then why not enjoy a unique movie viewing experience at the brand-new Egrek Cinema? Located on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst, Egrek Cinema is an independent 30-seat cinema offering an intimate and exclusive viewing experience, perfect for screening the latest movies. Visit Egrek Cinema’s website to see what’s currently showing on their big screen.

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Latest Movie Releases

Wondering what's currently on circuit at the city's most popular cinemas? Click here to see what releases you can expect throughout the month. Be sure to visit Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro, find your nearest cineplex and book your seats now. Also, be sure to keep in mind that cinemas are now practicing social distancing and strict safety regulations, rules and protocols. Visit their websites to find out more.

We head to east of Johannesburg and explore everything Ekurhuleni has in store for all.  The East Rand comprises of Kempton Park, Bedfordview, Edenvale, Alberton, Benoni, Brakpan, Boksburg and Linksfield. If you’re planning a visit to Ekurhuleni, click your suburb of interest below and view our guide to the area, covering everything from interesting restaurants and must-visit retail hubs to hotels if you wish to spend the night (or weekend) and more.

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Kempton Park

Kempton Park is the suburb of convenience! From thrilling entertainment and thriving business hubs to international travel, top-notch accommodation, exquisite dining, and so much more, Kempton Park has it all. This bustling area is home to one of the two airports in the province of Gauteng – O.R. Tambo International Airport – as well as the ever-popular casino, Emperors Palace; and Festival Mall, the biggest shopping centre in the suburb. And with the airport being so close, Kempton Park is brimming with bustling business and accommodation offerings for those visiting.

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For some of the best entertainment and food in the East Rand, Bedfordview is the suburb you need to visit. Combining the family-friendly lifestyle with European-inspired luxury, this is the perfect place to call home or even explore over the weekend. A few popular spots to visit include Bedford Centre and Eastgate Shopping Centre if you're looking to indulge in some retail therapy. These malls also offer a lovely selection of restaurants to delight your taste buds. As for entertainment, the area offers an exciting collection of family fun, nightlife hot spots and sporting venues.

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Known for its sprawling tree-lined avenues, quaint cafes, abundance of retail offerings and vibrant restaurant scene, Edenvale has something for everyone. Edenvale comprises a number of residential suburbs ideal if you're looking to settle down and raise a family, as well as a few industrial corners. A few points of interesting tin the area includes Greenstone Shopping Centre, one of the biggest malls in the east; De Molen Pancake House tucked inside the local landmark of the Dutch Windmill; Rush Trampoline Park is the kids want to blow off some energy; or simply enjoying the outdoors and taking a leisurely stroll through the market at Horwoods Farm.

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Restaurants in Edenvale

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Primarily characterised as a residential suburb in the south of the East Rand, Alberton offers families a lovely space to wind down, relax and make happy memories. Being within close proximity of neighbouring business centres and major freeways and routes, most residents commute to work in surrounding cities and suburbs. Here, residents and visitors can enjoy a slow side of life, enjoying a variety of outdoor recreational activities and even a spot of shopping. A few venues and location to note for your next visit includes the well-kept Alberton Driving Range if you're keen to practice your swing; the Jackson Dam perfect for an afternoon hike, fishing, walking your furry four-legged companions and getting some sunshine; and the Rietvlei Zoo Farm offering a Picnic Park, as well as lots of space to mountain bike, hiking or joining a park run; and lastly, the Alberton City Shopping Centre, complete with a dynamic mix of local and international brands from over 98 stores.


Situated alongside the N12 Highway, diverse and historic Benoni is well-known as being the setting of the 2005 MTV-inspired movie, Crazy Monkey: Straight Outta Benoni. And let's not forget, the Oscar-winning actress, Charlize Theron, was born in Benoni. It is also known as a great suburb for first time home buyers due to the area's properties being great value for money. Other than making a great residential area, there are also a few great places to visit. Northmead Square not only offers a lovely retail experience for visitors and residents alike, but also brought movie cinemas back to the suburb (in case you didn't know, the last cinema closed in the 80s). Next up, if you'd like to brush up on some local history, be sure to visit the Benoni Museum. And have you ever visited a mall that's located on a steam boat? If not, Lakeside Mall on the southern banks of the Civic Lake is an absolute must.

Lakeside Mall in Benoni


Boksburg came to been when gold was discovered in the area in 1887. These days, it boasts a diverse industrial and mining scene as it is known as one of the most important gold-producing areas on the Witwatersrand. If you'd like to revisit the past, there are a number of old historical building to visit including a few old gold mines, the St Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church, the Old Post Office which was built in 1898 and the Law Court which has been standing from 1890. But if you're looking for entertainment of the modern day kind, locals and visitors can spend a Saturday morning strolling and shopping through the Bokkie Park and Bunny Park Food and Craft Markets. During the hot summers, Wild Waters is just the place to keep cool while having a blast on the water slides and rides. And lastly, shop up a storm at one of the Joburg's biggest malls, East Rand Mall.

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During the Gold Rush boom in the late 1880s, Brakpan was just considered as a suburban area within Benoni and only became it's own little town in 1912. Situated between Benoni and Springs, this town also centres around the industrial and mining industry, but boasts many distinct areas filled with activities and entertainment and residential communities. One of the top attractions in the area is the exciting Carnival City, shaped just like a circus marquee! This entertainment hub offers visitors everything from a buzzing casino floor and family fun to restaurants, concerts and much more. Other than letting the kids blow off some steam at the Magic Company at Carnival City, why not let them bounce themselves tired at Wi:Jump, the East Rand ultimate trampoline park! Need to do a little bit of shopping? The Mall @ Carnival is sure to have whatever you're looking for.

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As part of Edenvale, Linksfield can be found tucked between Fairwood, Cyrildene and Sydenham. This urban hub is an elegant residential suburb ideally located within close proximity to many attractions and amenities in neighbouring areas including Melrose Arch, Sandton and Rosebank. A few features worth mentioning includes the Linksfield Terrace Shopping Centre, perfect for those after work errands and weekly grocery shopping. Another feature to look forward to is the development of The Neighbourhood, a brand-new residential lifestyle estate complete with its very own unique social, retail and leisure hub – The Neighbourhood Square – offering quaint restaurants and coffee shops, as well as boutique stores.

Linksfield Terrace Shopping Centre

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Kempton Park is one of the largest suburbs on the East Rand. As such, it boasts a number of restaurants, bakeries and fast food outlets. The area is also home to O.R. Tambo International Airport and Emperors Palace Casino, each of which offer a wide variety of dining options. Let's take a closer look to find the best restaurants in Kempton Park.

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Coffee shops and cafes

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Oxtail and Karoo Lamb Shank - Tribes Restaurant.


Tribes Restaurant

Tribes Restaurant at Emperors Palace offers diners a modern, ethnic African theme paired with traditional fusion cuisine complete with a unique "Tribal touch". Come and enjoy a fine selection of African-inspired steaks and grills in the restaurant's boma area. Alternatively, book out your own private corner of the restaurant for a romantic dinner.

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Quills Restaurant 

Quills Restaurant is situated at the popular InterContinental Johannesburg Hotel at O.R. Tambo Airport. The restaurant exudes African culture and the spirit of the continent in its decor and menu offerings. Specialising in local delicacies such as springbok, warthog, kudu and crocodile, paired with outstanding South African wines, Quills Restaurant offers diners a truly unique taste adventure.

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Rosetta's is a buffet restaurant at Emperors Palace. The restaurant pays homage to Egyptian architecture and African cuisine in its decor and generous food offerings. With a 290 seating capacity, Rosetta's is a popular family-friendly eatery for Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations. However, you can visit all year round for fabulous dining at the restaurant's 24-hour bistro. There is a DIY waffle and milkshake station famous for its massive selection of yummy toppings!

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Aurelia's is one of Emperors Palace's most popular restaurants. Situated at the five-star Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel, Aurelia's offers a fusion of the latest international food trends expertly blended with bold African flavours. This is the perfect destination for special occasions, a casual meal or Sunday lunch with the family. Come and enjoy five-star dining right in the heart of Kempton Park or risk missing out on a meal to remember.

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Hooters is well known for its all-American and Tex Mex-style menu. Their branch at Emperors Palace upholds the restaurant chain's reputation for being one of the best spots to tuck into hamburgers and wings. Come and enjoy fine service with a smile, paired with delectable gourmet fast food and ice cold beer.

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News Café

News Café is far more than just a nightclub. Their branch at Emperors Palace serves up great American and fusion breakfasts, coffees, snack platters, burgers, sandwiches and grills. Try their All American Burger- premium beef patty, fried egg, bacon, cheese, onion rings, tomato salsa and lettuce served on a toasted bun. Paired with a classic News Café cocktail, this is a meal worth savouring.

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News Cafe's Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey infused smashed beef burger and onion rings.


Sky Chinese Restaurant and Sushi 

Sky Chinese Restaurant and Sushi is a firm favourite among Kempton Park residents for stir fry noodles, fried rice dishes, dumplings and hand rolled sushi. Their menu specialty however, is deep fried ribs! Served on a steaming bed of jasmine rice, these sticky, sweet ribs will have you headed back to Sky Chinese Restaurant on a weekly basis!

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Taste of Mumbai

If you're after a fiery curry, pop by Taste of Mumbai Restaurant at Emperors Palace. They serve up all you can eat curry dinners, seven days a week. Tuck into a delicious array of vegetable starters, hearty curry mains and an assortment of traditional sides. Finish off your feast with one of the chef's divine desserts. We've heard rave reviews about the blueberry cheesecake.

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Platia Greek Restaurant at Emperors Palace offers diners a taste of the Mediterranean, paired with traditional South African flavours. Take a seat on the outdoor patio or in the more secluded restaurant interior. Platia's menu features an array of well known Greek starters, mains and desserts to delight your taste buds. Read our review of the restaurant to find out which dishes we thought were simply divine.

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Villa Bianca Mediterranean Cuisine & Sushi

What do sushi and Mediterranean fare have in common? Not much. However, Villa Bianca Mediterranean Cuisine and Sushi has crafted a wonderful amalgamation of these two very different food styles to bring you a one-of-a-kind eating experience. Their menu specialty is the Tuna Espatada - Tuna steaks grilled and skewered with haloumi cheese, red peppers, green peppers and onions served with rice or chips and Japanese style stir fried vegetables. Give them a visit to go on a cross continental taste journey right in the heart of Kempton Park!

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Jose's Taverna and Oyster Bar

If you're in Kempton Park and have a hankering for premium seafood, check yourself into Jose's Taverna and Oyster Bar. This Portuguese restaurant serves up the best buttered prawns, oysters and calamari in the area. Besides the food, Jose's also boasts a unique atmosphere. Calling themselves a "vibey casual fine dining restaurant", they set themselves apart from other eateries by combining fine dining food with a warm, welcoming ambiance.

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Braza combines the flavours and cuisine styles of Portugal, Mozambique, Angola and Brazil, delivering a flavour explosion on every plate. Situated at Emperors Palace, Braza is the ideal spot for large celebrations, corporate functions and special events of all kinds. Join them for an unforgettable dining experience.

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Italian Kitchen and Grill

Wood-fired pizzas, succulent steaks and hearty pastas await you at Italian Kitchen and Grill. This Italian fusion restaurant is situated at Emperors Palace, welcoming in guests from around the city to enjoy its generous menu offerings. Bring the kids along to share a pizza or let them enjoy a creamy alfredo while you dive into a platter of grilled garlic and parsley King prawns served with butter sauce. Yum!

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House of Ribs

How about an all you can eat ribs and steak dinner? House of Ribs has firmly established itself as one of the very best buffet restaurants in Gauteng. While their specialty is ribs and premium cut steaks, they also serve an array of other cuisines including salads, burgers and seafood platters. Stop by on a Sunday for all you can eat buffet-style lunch, complete with roast beef and pork, ribs, crispy potatoes, rice and four vegetable sides.

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Coffee Shops & Cafés

Croydon Bakery 

Ask any Kempton Park resident where to find the best freshly baked breads, cupcakes and pastries and they'll tell you to visit Croydon Bakery. However, you must get there early or risk missing out. Take a trip through early on a Saturday morning to get your hands on just baked bread and the best pies on the east rand. It's well worth getting up at the crack of dawn for. Croydon Bakery also offers sit down coffee and gourmet sandwiches to enjoy while you wait for your baked goodies to be packed up.

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The Bean Bar 

The Bean Bar is an artisanal coffee bar, cakery and cafe situated Cavendish Glen Shopping Centre. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee by yourself or to catch up with friends. You'll feel right at home here, as the cafe's interior resembles your favourite aunt's kitsch living room, complete with mismatched dining chairs and quirky paintings. Order one of their traditional English scones served with strawberry jam and fresh cream to be transported directly back to your childhood.

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One might not imagine Kempton Park to be a hub of entertainment. However, you would be mistaken, as there is a ton to do around this area. Whether you are looking for family-friendly activities or a night out on the town, Kempton Park is the place to be.

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Family-Friendly Fun

Ice Skating at Festival Mall

Festival Mall boasts a number of family-friendly entertainment offerings, including the one and only ice rink on the east rand. Bring the little ones along to test their ice skating skills. The rink is open from Wednesdays to Sundays during school terms, and seven days a week during school holidays. It's the ideal spot for a kiddies' birthday party or family get together. Don't miss out on all the fun!

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NuMetro 4DX Cinema

Nu Metro Xtreme at Emperors Palace is home to the biggest and best cinema experience in the country. Come and watch the latest blockbusters on one of the largest curved silver screens in South Africa (it's almost three storeys high!) NuMetro at Emperors Palace also boasts one of the few 4DX screens in the country. Feel every bump, crash and high velocity moment of the film at this one-of-a-kind movie house.

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Theatre of Marcellus 

Every Emperor needs his own arena. The Theatre of Marcellus is the centre of entertainment at Emperors Palace. Many world famous musicals, theatre shows and comedic acts have graced this stage, delighting audiences from all around Gauteng. The theatre seats over 1000 guests, making it the largest live performance venue on the east rand. Bring the kids along to see a show the next time you're in Kempton Park.

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Barnyard Theatre 

The Barnyard Theatre has a reputation for being the ultimate family-friendly venue. Bring the whole brood along to see one of the theatre's magical musicals or tribute shows at Emperors Palace. Order a few platters for your table and tuck into some delicious sandwiches, subs and pizzas while the show takes place just a few metres away. The Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace comfortably seats 400 guests and can be booked out for private events.

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Red Roman Shed 

The Red Roman Shed is one of Emperors Palace's biggest attractions. This 1592 square metre bunker hosts the popular Crafters Fair Market, as well as a number of live music shows, social events and private functions. Bring the kids along to indulge in yummy eats and arts and craft fare from over 140 stallholders. The market usually takes place over the first weekend of the month, from Friday morning to late Sunday afternoon.

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The Crafters Fair at Red Roman Shed.


Emperors Palace Casino

Emperors Palace Main Casino boasts an impressive 850 slot machines, eight American Roulette tables, five Blackjack tables, two Poker tables and 10 Hold’em Poker tables. This is where dreams are made and dashed, promising an enthralling experience for all who dare to place a bet. Emperors Palace also offers various private gaming rooms and the elite Gladiators Poker Room to its most seasoned players.

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Olympus Sky Bar 

Situated atop the Peermont Metcourt Hotel, the Olympus Sky Bar quite literally transports you to 'the top of the world'. Come and enjoy the lush African sunset and sparkling city lights, overlooking the expansive Kempton Park suburb and beyond. Guests are invited to indulge in an array of expertly mixed cocktails, premium spirits, wines and the finest in local and imported beers. The venue also caters light meals for private events, consisting of tapas style dishes, including grilled satay skewers and mezze boards. It's the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy life's finer pleasures.

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M (formerly Marc Antony's) is a bespoke Cocktail Bar and Craftorium at Emperors Palace. Here, you can socialise, unwind, catch the latest sports games and disconnect from the outside world. Live entertainment is provided every Friday and Saturday evening from 20:00 until 23:30, as well. M is the ultimate venue for weekend entertainment, leisurely cocktails and good times with friends, so be sure to stop by.

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Newton's Pub

Newton's Pub and Grill offers fair priced drinks, tasty pub-style meals and a great atmosphere. This is the kind of place that people gather to de-stress and have some good fun. Come and make new friends at Newtown's or bring along your old crowd to enjoy a night out.  Either way, you're sure to leave Newton's in a smashing good mood.

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Pomula Park Nature Reserve

Spending time in the outdoors is proven to benefit overall health. If you're looking for a place to enjoy the great outdoors in Kempton Park, visit Pomula Park Nature Reserve. This relatively small reserve has a lot to offer, including fishing activities at the surrounding Blaauwpan Dam. The venue is child-friendly too, making it the ideal spot to bring the family over the weekend for some much-needed downtime.

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Kempton Park Golf Club

Avid golfers will be delighted to know that Kempton Park boasts its very own 18-hole golf course. Rumour has it that this is where Ernie Els learnt to play golf, so try your hand at teeing off and you may just hit the perfect swing. Kempton Park Golf Club has approximately 800 members, including an active ladies and junior section. If you are part of a golf loving family, this is the perfect club for you and the kids.

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Thanks to its close proximity to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park has become a relative retail hub. Both residents and travelers staying over at airport hotels or in nearby B&Bs frequent the malls, shopping centres and smaller retail precincts here. So, come along with us to find the very best retail offerings in the area.

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Shopping Centres & Malls

Festival Mall

Festival Mall is Kempton Park's largest and most popular shopping centre. Situated nearby the airport, directly off the R21 highway, the mall welcomes in visitors from across Johannesburg. The centre is one of the area's biggest entertainment draw cards, boasting the only ice rink on the East Rand! However, it is the retail offerings here that bring in most shoppers. With four anchor stores - Checkers, Pick 'n Pay, Woolworths and Game - as well as many other exciting fashion, jewellery and homeware stores, Festival Mall caters to your every desire.

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Kempton Square

Kempton Square offers a shopping experience with a difference. This open air shopping precinct is situated in the heart of the Kempton Park CBD. The centre's 65 stores cover a range of product offerings and services, including  beauty care, stationery, electronics, fashion, furniture, groceries and sporting equipment. The centre is open until 18:00 on weekdays, providing the ultimate convenience. There is also a Body Lab Gym on site, so you can get in a workout before heading off to do your shopping.

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Bonaero Park Shopping Centre

Bonaero Park Shopping Centre is situated directly adjacent O.R. Tambo International Airport. This exciting retail hub was established in 2010 to provide a convenient and quality shopping experience to travelers, tourists and Kempton Park residents. The centre boasts an impressive 3 000m² Checkers Blue Line store, as well as a variety of other fashion and beauty stores. Bonaero Park Shopping Centre is also a popular dining destination, offering a great selection of cuisines from top restaurants.

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Kempton Gate Mall

Kempton Gate Mall is one of the area's smaller retail centres. However, it has been trading for over 25 years, drawing in many loyal customers with its convenient and family-friendly offerings. Its anchor Pick 'n Pay store provides groceries and household essentials to many Kempton Park residents. There are also a number of beauty, fashion and specialty stores at the centre. Bring the kids along for Saturday morning breakfast at Wimpy, before heading off on your weekly shopping sprint. You'll find everything from pantry staples to the season's must-have fashion buys here, so don't miss out.

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Norkem Corner Mall

In early 2019, Norkem Corner Mall underwent massive renovation. After servicing the local community for over 30 years, the centre was finally given a much-needed facelift. It now boasts an impressive retail offering, including three anchor stores - Checkers, Woolworths Food and Ackermans. With the refurbishment a number of new fashion and clothing stores were introduced to the centre as well. Come and find the very best in ladies fashion at Miladys, or get your hands on bargain buys from Mr Price clothing. There is no need to travel to large, overcrowded shopping malls when you can get all you need at Norkem Corner Mall.

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Factory Stores and Wholesalers

FBO Clothing

Fashion Brand Outlet (FBO) is South Africa's largest independent international fashion brand retail outlet. Their Kempton Park branch offers branded products across menswear, women's wear and children's wear. You can save  up to 85% on original international brands at FBO, including Boohoo, Miss Sixty, S.Oliver, New Look, Steve Madden, Tom Tailor, Original Marines, Bershka, Energie, Nike and Guess. Don't miss out on these fantastic deals!

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Beyers Chocolate Store

Who doesn't love chocolate? And, what better way to celebrate your love for all things chocolaty than by visiting Beyers Chocolate Factory Store in Kempton Park. Beyers has been delighting South Africans with their chocolate confections for over 25 years. Come and get your hands on all the Sweetie Pies, Dream Bears and nougat you can eat at factory prices! It's sounds like absolute heaven to us.

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Kempton Park is a city in Ekhuruleni, east of Johannesburg. Established in 1903, it is one of Gauteng's largest residential and industrial areas. At 149.05 square kilometres, Kempton Park is an expansive area of land. Let's take a closer look to find out all that the suburb has to offer.

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There are a number of exciting retail offerings in Kempton Park. Festival Mall is the largest shopping centre in the area, boasting a variety of stores, as well as the only ice rink on the East Rand! There are also numerous smaller shopping precincts scattered around the suburb, offering the ultimate convenience to residents and visitors. Bonaero Shopping Centre is located opposite O.R. Tambo International Airport, making it a popular shopping destination for tourists and business travelers staying at nearby hotels. So, whether you are visiting Kempton Park on a quick stopover between your travels or live in the area, there should be a shopping centre ideally suited to your preferences here.

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Entertainment In Kempton Park

Like most suburbs on the East Rand, Kempton Park offers a range of family-friendly activities to keep you and the kids busy over weekends. Of course, there is the aforementioned ice rink at Festival Mall, as well as a variety of entertainment venues at the popular Emperors Palace Casino. Bring the kids along to enjoy an enthralling 4DX cinema experience at NuMetro Emperors Palace or catch a live theatre show at the Theatre of Marcellus. Golfers can enjoy a few rounds at the Kempton Park Golf Club, while outdoor adventurists should take a drive to Blaauwpan Dam at the Pomula Park Nature Reserve. All in all, the area offers an exciting array of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

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Kempton Park offers a wide variety of dining options. From Friday night takeaways to romantic dinners, the restaurants here are as diverse as any other suburb in Gauteng. Take a culinary journey through Italy, the Mediterranean, Thailand, India and America all without leaving the East Rand. It is also home to the renowned Croydon Bakery. Be sure to stop by early on a Saturday morning to get your hands on freshly baked bread, cakes and pies. Their red velvet cupcake is said to be simply divine, so don't miss out!

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Hotels & Accommodation

Thanks to its proximity to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park is filled with hotels, lodges, B&Bs and backpackers accommodations. Emperors Palace has four luxury hotels to choose from, each within five to 10 minutes drive from the airport and Gautrain station. From here, you can travel directly to Sandton, Johannesburg Central, Rosebank or Pretoria. Ultimately, this area is the ideal place to stay for business travelers and tourists as it offers quality accommodation at budget prices, a range of fun activities and accessibility to the nearby Central Business District.

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Schools In Kempton Park

Kempton Park has 10 major schools, namely Hoërskool Jeugland, Hoërskool Kempton Park, Rhodesfield High School, Hoërskool Birchleigh, Norkem Park High, Sir Pierre van Ryneveld, Shangri-La Academy, Sonrise Christian School, Cresslawn Primary School and Maranatha Christian School. The area is also home to Ekhuruleni West College, a TVET training college for students looking to further their studies in trade subjects.

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Municipal Services

The Ekhuruleni Metropolitan Municipality offices are situated in the area. You can visit their Customer Care Centre for assistance with a range of services, including payment and account-related services and lodging and following up of all complaints. If you have outstanding traffic fines to settle, visit the EMPD Municipal Court in the centre of town. To renew your driver's license, pop by the Kempton Park License and Testing Office.

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Conference Centres

Courtesy of its many nearby hotels, Kempton Park has a number of conference centres and meeting rooms available for small, medium and large gatherings. These conference centres are the ideal location to host an international convention, as O.R. Tambo International Airport is just a few kilometres away. Most of the hotels in the area offer free shuttle services to and from the airport, so your guests needn't worry about transportation. So, if you're looking for a professional, modern and convenient spot to host an event, look no further than this suburb.

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The job market in this area is wide-ranging, offering a number of opportunities for both school leavers and graduates. There are a variety of industries in the area, including trades work, industrial management, manufacturing, sales and retail. Due to its close proximity to the Gautrain station, the area is also sought after by many for ease of convenience. Many residents either commute to Sandton, Rosebank or Pretoria from here, as well.

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Property In Kempton Park

First-time home buyers should take a drive through the area. Whether you are in the market for an apartment, townhouse or forever family home, the area offers an array of property types. These listings often sell for reasonably low rates compared to other areas of Gauteng and greater Johannesburg. This is not to say that the property here is worth less than a Sandton apartment, but you certainly get bang for your buck. Sounds like a bargain to us!

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