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African Rock Hotel and Spa

48 De Villiers Avenue Van Riebeeck Estates, Kempton Park 1619 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/10/27 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 38 hotels in Kempton Park
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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 offers complimentary Meet and Greet as well as return airport transfers. 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 also boasts a complete wellness center. 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.
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Everaerdt wrote a review 17 Jun
Maun, Botswana31 contributions22 helpful votes
We finally could travel back to South Africa again and opted to stay in African Rock Hotel again. The food was superb as usual, one of the reasons why we like the place. For the first time we tried their massage facilities and boy did I feel good afterwards, should have done this the other times we were there. I spoke to the manager and heard he's building 2 extra family rooms, It was good to be back, starts feeling like visiting friends.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: if the family room is available ( room 1 ), ask to have that one, it has it's own private...
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Response from , Owner at African Rock Hotel and Spa
Responded 4 days ago
Hi there, was great having the both of you back here again! Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and your Massage in the Spa. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you both soon again, in the mean time Happy Travels from all of us.
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LaurCapeTown wrote a review Oct 2020
Cape Town54 contributions25 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We had a lovely night's stay at African Rock hotel. The rooms are beautiful and the spa treatments are divine. Full bar and restaurant with a beautiful garden to relax in. Close to OR Tambo. Staff are warm and friendly. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from , Owner at African Rock Hotel and Spa
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Hi Laura, Thank you so much for this review, the first “ post domestic lockdown!” This means a lot to all of us!! We wish you many happy and safe travels!! Best Otti.
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Aubrey T wrote a review Mar 2020
Versailles, Kentucky343 contributions120 helpful votes
This is a wonderful hotel. The accommodations are top notch. The best part of the stay, however, is the restaurant. The food and wine are absolutely magnificent. We were there on 2 different occasions, once for 2 nights and then later for 1. At the first, I asked about local gins, which the bar did not have. But when we returned, she had obtained a wonderful local gin for me; an example of the personal attention. This hotel, as others have said, is a long ways from Johannesburg. If you are staying in the city for several days, you may not like the location. If you are just stopping off here or, as we did, staying for just 2 nights, this is a perfect place. Highly recommended. And don't dare think of eating anywhere else!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from , Owner at African Rock Hotel and Spa
Responded 10 Apr 2020
Hi there Aubrey, Thank you so much for the nice review, it means a lot to us all here. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and wish you many more happy and safe travels where ever they take you! At the moment our country is in lock-down due to Covid-19 thus the hotel is empty and closed. Crazy times but we will get through them and are looking forward to welcoming our guests again! Stay safe! Otti
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MDdreamers wrote a review Feb 2020
Denver, Colorado47 contributions9 helpful votes
We had been traveling for a month and this was our last night before our long haul international flight. They were wonderful! From check in drink, graciousness of hosts, Loved our room. The dinner was excellent. Breakfast tasty! We had a late flight and they let us stay longer to use our room to freshen up before our long haul flight. The pick up/drop off at airport couldn't have been smoother. Close location to airport like 15-20 minutes. The free massage included was a nice perk. Thanks for everything. If we are ever back here we will definitely stay with you again! :)
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel and Spa
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Hi there, thank you so much for tour nice review of our little hotel. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us and that we could add value to your stay here in Southern Africa! I wish you many more Happy Travels!! Best, Otti
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Chris H wrote a review Jan 2020
Barnsley, United Kingdom6682 contributions4336 helpful votes
We stayed here for two wonderful nights after a two week safari in Botswana. We chose this place based on its convenient location from JB airport & their great TA reviews. We stayed in room 1, a spacious suite on the ground floor, off their tranquil garden. Comfortable & stylish, just what you would expect in a top SA hotel. The service throughout was first class, the food was excellent & we felt safe & relaxed. Late check out was greatly appreciated too. Would gladly stay here again. Thank you.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel and Spa
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Hi there Chris, Thank you so much for you review, much appreciated by all of here at African Rock Hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us after your Botswana safari, it makes good sense to take a breather after an activity filled safari program. I wish you many more happy travels!! Best, Otti
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US$105 - US$333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgKempton Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about African Rock Hotel and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to African Rock Hotel and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Emperors Palace (7.8 km), Heartbeats of Africa (5.5 km), and Modderfontein Reserve (5.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at African Rock Hotel and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at African Rock Hotel and Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at African Rock Hotel and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at African Rock Hotel and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to African Rock Hotel and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quills, Airport Craft Brewers, and Fahrenheit Seafood & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at African Rock Hotel and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does African Rock Hotel and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, African Rock Hotel and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at African Rock Hotel and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to African Rock Hotel and Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Franz Hoenig Hauz (4.8 km).
Is African Rock Hotel and Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.