Brakpan is on the east rand of Gauteng and is a gold and uranium town. The Tambo International Airport is approximately 25km away from Brakpan.
Nearby Brakpan is the Carnival City Casino where you can chance your luck on the tables or coin machines. Also nearby is the Emperor's Palace Casino where the whole family will find entertainment or you can take a trip to the Carnival Mall which has shops, banking and restaurants available. The Bruma Lake Fleamarket is one of the largest Fleamarkets in Johannesburg and is full of interesting and beautiful arts and crafts for everyone. For the cricket fans, you will be able to visit the internationally recognised Wanderers Cricket Stadium which was chosen to hos the ICC Cricket World Cup Final in 2003.
Brakpan is in the Guateng region and so enjoys a moderate climate with hot summer months and icy cold winter months. The rainfall is usually found during the summer months as heavy thunderstorms.