Accommodation near Rand Airport

The Rand Airport is a relatively small airport located in Germiston, in the East Rand of Johannesburg. It was built in the 1920's and once operated as Johannesburg's main airport. It was once even the busiest airport in the Southern Hemisphere.

Pre-World War 2 it held pride of place as the headquarters of South African Airways (SAA - South Africa's national air carrier), but shortly after the Palmietfontein Airport usurped Rand Airport as the official Johannesburg airport in the 1940's, SAA moved its operations there instead. Despite the exodus of SAA, Rand Airport remained a busy airport because of the large number of ex-air force pilots.

The conditions at Rand Airport also had a lot to do with the airport's dwindling trade. The airport is notorious for its hot, high-altitude conditions (it lies at an altitude of 1600 metres) and short runways. In many cases, aircrafts' performance is compromised under these conditions, and there have been a number of accidents for this very reason. As a result, many private charter companies relocated to Lanseria Airport, especially since Rand Airport is in an urban area where there is no space for the expansion of the runways.

Despite an exodus of many flight companies, Rand Airport is still a busy little airport, which is used as a base for many charter companies, flying schools and aircraft maintenance organisations. The airport also provides a popular space for filmmakers who use the hangars for their film sets.

Attractions near the Rand Airport include the Germiston Lake, Carnival City Casino and the Gold Reef City entertainment complex.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Dakota Lodge
0 km

From R395 PPS

Experience the ambience of an old bygone era with modern facilities. The Dakota Lodge is the first Guest House establishment at the Rand Airport and the first in South Africa with an aviation theme. ... More Info

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Lion's Rest Guest House
1 km


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From R1190 PPS

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Experience a secure and peaceful country atmosphere. Wake up to the chattering birds and sound of a cascading waterfall. Situated near the M2, N3, N17 and N12 motorways. 2 km from the Rand Airport 3 k... More Info

African Elephant Guest House
1.2 km

From R750* Unit

Secure under roof parking on paved surface. Very clean double rooms with en-suite spa bath and separate shower, electric blanket, colour TV, full breakfast and home cooked dinners, airport transfers, ... More Info

Khok'moya Guest House
1.4 km

From R650* Unit

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This is an old house. Built in 1929. We have tried to keep it true to its period. We have an established garden, with the most tranquil setting. There are 11 ensuite rooms. We are easily accessible to... More Info

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53 on Webber  Guest House
2 km

From R350 PPS

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Two luxurious self catering units . Garden cottage unit 1 have 2 spacious bedrooms, main bedroom have a queen bed and a three quater bed second room have 2 three quater beds . Suitable for 1 to 5 pers... More Info

Marl Lodge CC
2.9 km

From R890* Unit

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Established in 2005, Marle' Lodge is a comfortable secure B&B situated in a tranquil environment 5 minutes from Alrode, Wadeville, Rosherville, Industries West, Driehoek and Rand Airport and only 15 m... More Info

Erica Lodge
3.1 km

From R500* Unit

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Erica Lodge, rated a 3 star guest house, is situated in Alberton in the luxurious residential area of Verwoerdpark. We offer unbeatable value on our 5 spacious modern rooms with stylish and sophistica... More Info

Bedfordview Boutique Lodge
5.3 km

From R425 PPS

Bedfordview Boutique Lodge is a Brand new four star Establishment on the Eastrand, we are 7 minutes from the Airport and 4 minutes from Eastgate and Bedford Centre. The building is a restored house wi... More Info

Prospect Luxury Apartments
5.7 km

From R3000* Unit

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Prospect Luxury apartments are located in Bedfordview, Johannesburg (10 mins from O.R Tambo Airport). They are situated above the newly renovated Bedford Centre. These apartments were decorated by a... More Info

Mulberry House
5.8 km

From R799* Unit

Mulberry House is an up-market establishment with a 4 bedroom house, a bachelor apartment and a two bedroom cottage. It has a garden with a lovely patio and braai / barbecue area. Free WiFi and Premiu... More Info

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Germiston Reviews

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- Liezel Klopper

Great area with a lot of attractions.
- Shawn Delport

Nice quiet, little area. Helpful services about. Not too far from mall and restaurants.
- Heather Rollo