Accommodation near Johannesburg (OR Tambo) International Airport

O.R. Tambo International Airport is located in Kempton Park, a suburb in the north east of Johannesburg. It can be accessed by three main transport systems - by car, the R24 and R21 freeways take you to the airport. The Gautrain Rapid Rail Link, whose station is at the top of the central terminal building, connects the airport to Sandton, a major tourist and business hub for the city. You can also access the airport via twice daily busses or via a more frequent private bus service.

O.R. Tambo is South Africa's busiest airport, and one of the busiest airports in Africa and the Middle-East combined with a capacity for 28 million passengers a year. The terminal buildings are modern and congregate around the central terminal, which was constructed at great expense for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The terminal is divided into 3 levels - level 1 for arrivals, level 2 for retail and restaurant spaces and level 3 for departures.

O.R Tambo is the hub for South Africa's national carrier, South African Airlines, which covers domestic and international routes. Other airlines using O.R. Tambo include Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Delta Airlines, Emirates, British Airways and just about all of South Africa's domestic airlines. From Johannesburg you can get on a direct flight to all corners of the globe from Kenya to China to Turkey, Argentina and more.

The O.R. Tambo International Airport, named after the one-time president of the African National Congress, lies at an altitude of 1700 metres above sea level. The air is thin here and thus this airport has 2 of the longest runways in the world. This is because it takes longer for planes to reach take-off velocity in these conditions.

The airport has two parallel runways which run from north to south. During busy periods, incoming planes will generally land on the eastern runway while those taking off do so on the western runway.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Doves Nest Guest House
1 km


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Dove's Nest Guest House is your choice of accommodation in Gauteng, South Africa if you are looking for an affordable 2-star guest house that is situated near O.R Tambo (Johannesburg) International Ai... More Info

Emerald Backpackers
1 km


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We have 4 dormitories, 2 for ladies and 2 for men. Dormitories sleep either 4 or 6 with a bathroom down the hallway. We have a curfew of 10pm in winter and 11pm in summer. For an alternative selecti... More Info

Emerald Guesthouse
1 km


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Emerald Guesthouse and B&B is situated next to Johannesburg International Airport, South Africa. We are within close range to all major Highways and close to shopping malls. The guesthouse is set wit... More Info

2.5 km

From R725 pps

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Sunrock opened its doors in 2002. The Lodge with all its charm and hospitality is run by owners Arthur and Ina Johnson assisted by a well-trained, professional team. Our home has a tranquil and r... More Info

Croydon Hotel
3.2 km

From R650* unit

An ideal place for business travellers, International guests and anyone "stopping over". Croydon Hotel is your choice of accommodation if you are looking for an affordable 3 star Hotel 5 minutes drive... More Info

Sunflowers Guesthouse
3.3 km

From R380 pps

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Sunflowers guesthouse is run by owners Pam and Malcolm. It is situated in a quiet suburb in Kempton Park - 9 kms from OR Tambo (Johannesburg International) airport.... More Info

Ecotel OR Tambo Airport
3.5 km


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OR Tambo International Airport is 5 mins drive. Take R24 turn off when driving out of the airport, take next turn off left into Barbara Rd. We are two blocks away at Cnr Kruin and Barbara Road, Opposi... More Info

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Pilot Inn
3.9 km

From R200 pps

Featuring free Wi-Fi throughout the property, Pilot Inn Accommodation offers accommodation in Kempton Park. Free private parking is available on site. ... More Info

Avon Road Guest House & Tours
3.9 km

From R475 pps

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Christine and Clive would like to welcome you to our Guest House, we are situated 6kms from OR Tambo International Airport on the northern side of Boksburg, the East Rand Mall is (3kms) with 32 restau... More Info

Bit O' Bush
4.2 km

From R470 pps

Bit O' Bush is situated a mere 3 Km from OR Tambo international airport in a quiet, secluded but central location. BO'B is ideal for leisure and business travelers that arrive late and depart early. ... More Info

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Kempton Park Reviews

Kempton Park
- Odendaal Wilhelm

Kempton Park
Busy place, but please make your signage to Emerald more visible
- Phindile Dlamini

Kempton Park
Good place
- Damien Iyer

Kempton Park
Very busy part of town, but with all the directions I made it to all my stops.
- Marie Van Zyl

Kempton Park
Kempton Park as the industrial hub near ORT is a busy, bustling area, while major shopping centres are close to the Airport they are not in walking distance, and public transport is sparse.
- Michael Harck