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Address: | Corner of Lake and Refinery Roads, Johannesburg 1401, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 11 978 1234
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Over the germiston lake

A pleasant place to watch a sunset or have a picnic with friends and family. In the past, the lake has hosted wonderful jazz events but now seems to have been less utilised. Like... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Liepollo Leboha... P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A pleasant place to watch a sunset or have a picnic with friends and family. In the past, the lake has hosted wonderful jazz events but now seems to have been less utilised. Like so many of our public facilities, one would long for it to be used more and to be kept up more.

1 Thank Liepollo Leboha... P
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Germiston Lake is one of the most visited picnic spots around Ekurhuleni. It is visited by locals and people from surrounding towns and Townships and provides a chance to meet new friends and mingle with the locals. Centrally located and easy to access from major routes and highways. Located within a Precinct comprising of the Rand Airport, Aviation Museum,Germiston Golf... More 

1 Thank Donchandon
Germiston, South Africa
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I was there last weekend. Hundreds of people and 8 stinking portaloos that were full up to the top with faeces and flies buzzing around. This is really unacceptable as I had to leave to go toilet elsewhere.

2 Thank Sally J
Indore, India
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175 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Not much crowd but a cool water lake surrounded by greener lush grass and platforms for fishers. Good place in Germiston near Rand Airport area and school. Liked as a place to sit only nothing as tourist place to visit.

4 Thank nawabvinod
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Love the place,especially now that it has some renovavations It also feels a lot more safe now as the whole area is secured and has guards patrolling at all time Cool place for a hangout with friends and family

10 Thank clive b
Dinwiddie, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The concrete around the bowl it to skinny u guys should make it wider so that we have a proper landing from when we launch out of the ramps im sure that that would help alot of skaters and make the bowl more fun u could also put a rail for us to grind on but that is not a... More 

Thank FireLizzard
Bengaluru, India
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Germiston lake is on the outskirts of Johannesburg and a 30 minute drive from Sandton. One needs to drive down the N3. There are many alternate routes from the CBD area too. This is a good place to chill with friends and gulp down a few cold ones. One can spend a few hours effortlessly. This lake is now ignored... More 

4 Thank Sarin N
Nigel,Gauteng,South Africa
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56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Been too long ago to remember clearly but the venue was at the lake and it was a great place for a party...good food and people

5 Thank marynafromSA
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56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

but not so easy to get in and not enough banks to sit on and is very quiet and still. feels a bit unsafe, won't really recommend

4 Thank tripadRandburg
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2012

Can sumbody please tell me if I wanna come an celebrate my birthday there with my friends how do I do it?? Do I have to book or inform them or I just pitch coz am trying to call them they not answering!?? Please help me ASAP. I wanna go there on monday

56 Thank onilee

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