Westonaria is a combination of 10 suburban townships and has a population of above 150,000. It is situated on the West of Guateng and the name is derived from the development of Western area by Western Areas Ltd. Westonaria a homophone for Western area. The town has a history of mineshafts that keep sinking and also tells of a town that knows how to endure amidst struggles. It comprises of a mixed race population make up, with about 111,767 inhabitants by 2011. It lays at 26’20S, 27’40’E coordinates at the West rand district. It covers a total area of 640 square kilometers. Cheap flights to Westonaria are also available to travelers.
The area is mainly an agricultural and mining town, however; one will find thriving businesses such as retails shops that provide employment to most people on the area. Sadly, the labor offered in this town is inadequate due to high illiteracy levels and thus gold mining is on the decline.
The town is an appropriate vacation spot especially during the summer as the weather is favorable. The town welcomes tourists who are sporty and adventurous. There is a landing strip and club house for sky divers at the Westonaria dam resort. In addition, there is the Donaldson dam that offers camping facilities and this is ideal for people touring as a group. Cheap flights to Westonaria can be found by contacting reputable travel agents.
It also offers a relaxed, comfortable and secure environment for tourists. Hotels are economical and the value comes with gardens and installed facilities such as DSTV, thus one enjoys the best of both worlds. Some of the places to lodge are Tswingwana Guests lodge, Bogadi Legae and Dudu’s.
Transport via road is very friendly as it is a small town to cover. However, one can find taxis at discounted rates or simply have a rental car mostly a four wheel. One may have to drive to the nearby major cities to access an airport service. The lifestyle here is a bit cheap, one should only have a curious attitude and open mind for adventure. Food available will be mostly local but the guest houses do offer a variety to match up international standards. Most hotels in Westonaria are perfect for family stays. The security level here is reliable though one may experience crime on low levels due to the aspect of low employment on the locals.