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“Unsurpassed hospitality in Johannesburg”
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African Rock Hotel
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Certificate of Excellence
Winchester, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Unsurpassed hospitality in Johannesburg”
Reviewed 13 August 2011

African Rock Hotel is by far one of the most enjoyable places that we have stayed in the Johannesburg area. Located in a gated community we felt completely safe and well cared for during our visit to the area. The rooms were great, beds very comfortable, lovely decor and wonderful soaps. The owners, Otti and Zelda, went out of their way to make us feel at home and the staff was absolutely marvelous with their attention to detail. The food was out of this world and fantastically prepared by chef Christine. With our tip money to her she went right out and purchased a much desired cook book which speaks of her devotion to pleasing the guests with her culinary creations. Blessings the manager was amazing and made us feel at home in many, many ways and was very professional and caring in her desire to meet our needs. Orlando and the rest of the staff were so helpful and helped make our stay delightful. The gardens are small but well kept and nice for bird photography. We visited the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre (highly recommended for great photos of cheetahs and wild dogs - and the admission fee goes toward research and care for these and other amazing animals) and the Cradle of Humankind. Best place to stay in Johannesburg and only about 20 minutes from the airport makes this a great find.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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arnhem,netherlands
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Whenever you visit Johannesburg you have to stay at The African Rock Hotel in Kempton.
We stayed there in november last year and are again going back in november this year. Very friendly staff and a wonderfull "chef", beautifull rooms and very close to the airport.
Wonderfully decorated rooms. The Dutch/South African couple who owns the hotel are very helpfull in organising your stay in Johannesburg.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Forget about big airport hotels. They are inpersonal and huge. This boutique hotel is situated in one of the suburbs from Jo'burg at 11 km from the airport. These people understand how to make people feel welcome. You feel like you are a guest in a big house with a very nice garden. The food is excellent and well presented by young and talented chefs. The personnel goes out of their way to do whatever to make your stay enjoyable. These people know what it takes to host guests.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Laguna Niguel, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 July 2011

We were very impressed with our stay at the African Rock Hotel. The staff there could not have been friendlier or more helpful. They were prepared for everything and were more than happy to do anything they could to make our stay there comfortable. The food was absolutely outstanding. We had all 3 meals there and all were superb. The chef prepared a dinner that was out of this world. The rooms were very comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2011

I stayed the for four nights during a business trip. It is a very cosy hotel with, superb wine and dining, nice atmosphere and excellent service!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 17 June 2011

Stayed here one night on our way to Zimbabwe. The thought that went into this hotel is evident. It is lovely and the art work is wonderful. The room was delightful and the food excellent. Their Chef is a master and the dinner she prepared for us was excellent. Breakfast and lunch, prepared by the assistant Chef were also wonderful. I would highly recommend the African Rock. We were taken care of from the time we arrived, from getting us a guide for an afternoon tour to providing us with weather information about our destination. I highly recommend the African Rock Hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

We travel from Australia to South Africa regularly and find the African Rock the perfect place to stay after a long-haul flight. The rooms are very comfortable and clean as you would expect from a hotel of this nature. The food was excellent (try the venison), the common areas are beautifully furnished and the facilities very appealing. But for us it was the friendly and professional staff that made the stay a special occasion. We felt so welcome that we would not consider flying into Johannesburg again without staying at the African Rock Hotel.
Shelley & Glenn
Australia

Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: African Rock Hotel
Address: 48 De Villiers Avenue | Van Riebeeck Estates, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — African Rock Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This exclusive 5 star boutique hotel is located 10 km from the Johannesburg International Airport, O.R. Tambo in a quiet suburb of Kempton Park away from the flight path of arriving and departing planes. It has quick and easy high way access to Johannesburg, the Sandton area as well as Pretoria. A well established lush tropical garden, a swimming pool and large patio ensures relaxing outdoor living. The interior "look and feel" boosts a successful fusion of African, Western and Oriental design trends and offers a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. The architecture is contemporary, includes all modern day technologies is practical and comfortable. The hotel offers a complimentary meet and greet and a return airport transfer. The on site restaurant, The Blue Hippo, offers a fusion cuisine. All meals are prepared by a top chef with fresh ingredients and served in a fine dining manner. ... more   less 
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