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Afton Safari Lodge

17 Aftonwold Way, Kempton Park 1619 South Africa
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If you’re looking for an inn in Kempton Park, look no further than Afton Safari Lodge.

You can take advantage of some of the amenities offered by Afton Safari Lodge, including baggage storage. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and barbeque facilities during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the nearby restaurants, including Jose's (0.6 mi), Nice to Meat you (0.9 mi), and Casa De Amigos (0.7 mi), all of which are within walking distance from Afton Safari Lodge.

The staff at Afton Safari Lodge looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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17 Aftonwold Way, Kempton Park 1619 South Africa
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GWG19 wrote a review Jun 2023
Huntsville, Alabama95 contributions62 helpful votes
The staff at Afton’s will take care of you. Some of the rooms have a shared bath some of rooms the bathroom is in the room. The lodge is about an 11 minute ride from the airport. They will book excursions for you if needed. The lodge has the feeling of a home. It might be a bit dated but it feels like home and they treat you very will.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tawnya Renee wrote a review Aug 2022
Wichita, Kansas4 contributions2 helpful votes
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One word to describe our first stop in South Africa? Breathtaking After the very long 15 hour flight, we were greeted my Mr. X (pictures coming soon) and then a short drive to Afton Safari Lodge where we were met with unbelievable hospitality! Everyone was so happy to see us and welcomed us to their lodge. After offering everyone drinks, they showed us to our rooms so we could get freshened up for dinner. The drinks, food and lodge was all so over the top. It took me a minute to soak it all in. We will for sure be back and I HIGHLY recommend them! Make them your first stop when traveling for Safari in South Africa. You will not be disappointed. I have written a description under each picture and video. Of course the pictures and video do not do this place justice at all. 📱 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #travel #africa #makingmemories #keepingupwithandersons #safari #wildlife #southafrica #love #johannesburg
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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justracey wrote a review Sept 2019
Bronson, Michigan55 contributions47 helpful votes
I recommend this place highly! My husband and I came into Johannesburg for a safari with 2 friends. None of us had been to Africa or Johannesburg before but the amazing staff from Afton made everything easy. Elise the owner set up for Joyce to meet us at the airport and help us through customs with our weapons and luggage. We were all exhausted from the flight so her help was very much appreciated. Joyce handed us off to Joseph their driver. He speaks 11 languages and is very knowledgeable and kind. We arrived at Afton to be greeted warmly by Christine and Wisdom. They kindly answered all our questions and made us feel very at home. There is always tea and coffee in the dining area with a large variety of snacks and fruit to nibble on. Joseph also drove us to a restaurant for supper though Afton offers such a nice supper I regretted not staying there to enjoy it. Elise even got us our favorite bourbon and had it waiting for us. Our room was really more of a suite with a kitchen. It was enormous, well set up and very clean. The decorating is subtle, tasteful and very comfortable. The bed and pillows were also very comfortable. I found nothing lacking in this room. Breakfast was a feast of eggs prepared as we requested, bacon, toast, fruit, yogurt, pastries, coffee, tea, juices and much more. It was fabulous!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: It is a very good set up and I toured much of it. All rooms were well set up and quiet from what...
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Andrew F wrote a review Sept 2019
Montana329 contributions166 helpful votes
I stayed here upon my arrival into South Africa. I was flying out to Zimbabwe the next day. Mr. X picked me up at the airport, helped me get my gun through customs, then he took me to the Afton House. My room was very spacious, my evening meal and breakfast were tasty. It is a short drive from the airport. They have several rooms, plenty of parking, lovely garden area. Just a very nice and relaxing stay after a very long flight!!! I am in the process of booking with them again for next April.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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SI67 wrote a review Jul 2019
Richmond, Texas1 contribution
Stayed at Afton for one night after arriving in Joburg late. Had to catch an early flight the very next morning. Not a long stay but, it was very comfortable and clean. Walked the property and wish we could have spent more time here. I will stay here on future trips and I highly recommend Afton.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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ArkyTraveler wrote a review May 2019
Dallas, Texas42 contributions97 helpful votes
Just left the Afton after spending 1 night here on the way to Vic Falls and 1 night on our return The lodge is very comfortable and welcoming the service is second to none and the food is outstanding thanks to Mr X for meeting us at the Airport twice and making that transition painless thanks to Wisdom and Christine (?) for their outstanding meals friendly nature and especially to Elise for being a wonderful hostess I highly recommend this place to anyone passing through J’nburg on their way to other part of SA or Africa
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Harmanstravels wrote a review Nov 2018
Canton, Georgia, USA15 contributions6 helpful votes
I have now stayed at the Afton House twice. Both times were amazing. We were met at the airport, taken to retrieve our firearms and then to the Lodge. The service, food and accommodations are second to none. When we arrived, we were given ample time to freshen up after a grueling 15 1/2 hour flight from Atlanta. We then were treated to an amazing steak dinner and drinks. After a well deserved nights sleep. We were once again treated to a full breakfast. We were then taken back to the airport, walked through dropping our luggage and firearms and directed tour gate. They understand what customer service is all about. I will definitely stay with them again on my next African adventure.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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TravelingWriter001 wrote a review Sept 2018
Columbia, South Carolina199 contributions57 helpful votes
Janet and I had another obligatory overnight flying from the USA to East London and for the umpteenth time we chose Afton Safari Lodge. Our "never look beyond" relationship with Afton began years ago when the Bekker family set the standard of service and comfort that won our full support. The new owners/management team have taken the baton and clearly intend to maintain the standards of the past and add their own refinements at Afton Safari Lodge. The upgrades/improvement to the facilities over the past 2 years are part of the ongoing commitment to keep Afton Safari Lodge at the top of the heap for convenient and competent layovers near OR Tambo International Airport. Now to make up another reason to get back to Afton SL.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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JWaters68 wrote a review Aug 2018
Carlsbad, New Mexico153 contributions64 helpful votes
To start with, use Mr. X if you are bringing in your own rifles to hunt with. The VIP Meet and Greet/ Pre Approval Permit is well worth the money you pay!!! We even tipped him more on way back. This dude was great, knew all the procedures, and all the police and everyone at this HUGE airport knew him and that was essential to getting us and our rifles cleared through RSA Police. When the inspectors accidentally gave me the wrong passport and rifle permits, he walked with me all the way back and helped me get my stuff back. Make sure you look at your passport when they give it back to make sure it is same face you see in mirror :) The lodge includes transportation to and from airport. The meals they provided were wonderful and the owners are very knowledgeable and helpful. Rooms were clean and our short stay was very enjoyable! The coolest thing for our party of first time travelers to South Africa, was visiting with the other guests in the common areas. We met the host of an international hunting show who was a hoot as well as experienced hunters and photographers from Hawaii, Michigan, Texas, and Australia. Will use again!
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Date of stay: August 2018
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happytexann wrote a review Mar 2018
Baja California Sur, Mexico127 contributions49 helpful votes
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Afton is the ONLY place to stay for us and our 20+ guests traveling from the USA to South Africa for hunting safari's - recently under remodel, always clean, comfortable and an amazing staff who are helpful in every way. They meet you at the airport, Mr. X helps getting your firearms to/from the airport and Maurius and Ken are great driving you around. The steak dinner is great after a long overseas flight or ask them to take you a few blocks away to Jose's - it's wonderful. SAFE, SECURE, ON TIME - and very flexible with your schedule. Heck we even fly back to Jo'burg and they pick up our guns and extra luggage so that we can travel the country without having to haul this stuff around (small fee). It's inexpensive for what you receive! Afton is not a fancy hotel, but it is lovely, clean, comfortable, safe and the hospitality is unmatched.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Room Tip: if older, ask for a downstairs room, especially if you have tons of luggage!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Afton Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Afton Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Glen Balad Mall (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Afton Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Afton Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Afton Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Afton Safari Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jose's, JOSE'S, and Mugg & Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Afton Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Afton Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Afton Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Afton Safari Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Franz Hoenig Hauz (8.1 km) and Kilimanjaro Travel Sa (15.5 km).