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Reviewed 21 September 2015

I had the pleasure of being a guest here for a short 24 hr period but during that time I found the perfect oasis. Location, drivers, staff, meals, rooms, property, etc. All a 10. I found nothing lacking. They even served me lunch out by the pool. The hotel has 9 only rooms and the owner/operator is a couple who...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

We are honored that you choose our little boutique hotel for your 24 hour visit to South Africa! Thank you for your kind review, it was good to meet you, we will see you again next year during your family and friends safari you have planned! Best regards and happy travels, Otti

Arlington, United States
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We spent our last night of our Southern Africa trip in Johannesburg and our tour company booked us at the African Rock Hotel. This was the best recommendation they made for the entire trip. While things started a little rocky (we were crammed into a car from the airport to the hotel (5 people + lots of luggage), everything went...

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We only stayed one night waiting between flights but this was the perfect place to spend that night. Less than 20 minutes from Airport - you can arrange for them to send a driver to pick you up from the airport when you arrive which is a wonderful thing after getting off that plane. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful,...

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2015

We only stayed for one night at ARH, but would have happily stayed longer had it not been for a connecting flight! It is close to the airport with luxurious private transfer. The highlight was definitely the food - in particular the evening meal which was top quality! The room was comfortable with wonderful bath and shower. The staff couldn't...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kate, thank you for your good comments, next time you stay longer.. :) We manage our own complimentary airport transfers with our 3 luxury vehicles, this way we minimize any mishaps. Also guided city tours and / or transfers are done as much as possible in house. I wish you many more happy travels!! Otti

Cypress, Texas
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We were transferred from arrival at the airport to the African Rock hotel in time for Chef Christine's masterpiece of Eland roast. She even made salsa from scratch for my husband's morning omelet. This little hotel is marvelous. The rooms are large with excellent bathrooms, the swimming pool and outdoor bar area inviting, and the restaurant superb. Upstairs is a...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Barbara, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your couple of days stay with us! We are well situated to go and explore our province Gauteng, Pretoria, Johannesburg, the Cradle of man kind, etc.. I wish you many happy travels more! till next time, Otti

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We only stayed one night - having flown 14 hours into Joburg and heading to Botswana the next morning. As such we we just expecting an airport hotel. African Rock is so much more. The room was spacious, comfortable and a bit quirky. However the real surprise was dinner - where the chief came and presented the options and the...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David, I am glad you enjoyed your short stay with us, thank you for taken the time to write a review! I hope you had a wonderful time in the Okavango Delta, one of my favorites! Happy travels! Otti.

Australia
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Staff at the African Rock hotel exceed expectations, and the chef Joyce was wonderful and accomodating, her food is delicious. I loved the room, and the ambience in the hotel. Two things which could be improved, stock the bar fridge for those with jet lag and it was too cold in the dining room.

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taken the time to review our hotel. I will follow up on the heating of the dining room. The duty manager who takes you to your room is the one who should ask the guest if the minibar should be stocked with specific drinks. Apologies if this did not happen, I will spend some more time on...

Cowbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Just a one night stay at this boutique hotel while my wife and me travelled from SA to Mozambique. To be honest it was a bit of a culture shock to us having been out in the bush for a week. The hotel is in a safe area in a gated community and this was a new experience for us...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review and highlighting the service issues especially during our load shedding periods. These are frustrating for our guests as well as staff. The duty manager should have informed you better about our back up power and additional battery operated lighting we supply to the rooms during this period. Normally the power outage is not longer...

West Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Imagine, if you can, a hotel mere minutes away from Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport where the loudest ambient noise you hear is bird song. That's the case at African Rock, a boutique hotel in the Kempton Park district that is a true gem. The rooms, at least ours (which let onto the pool and garden area) and our traveling companions',...

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Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa
Reviewed 16 July 2015

The thought about collecting my daughter at 0530 in the morning from OR Tambo was a little daunting! That all changed the moment I arrived at this small boutique hotel! The reception staff were so welcoming and friendly and there was a warm glow of a fire inside. The owner, Otto, personally assisted me with my overnight bag and showed...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about African Rock Hotel

Address: 48 De Villiers Avenue | Van Riebeeck Estates, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: RM880 - RM1,320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Rock Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
African Rock Hotel South Africa/Kempton Park
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
#3 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
#3 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
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