Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International

P.O. Box 388, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 1687, South Africa
(4 star hotel)
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Where to stay at the airport (Part 1)

by written on June 14, 2011

Many tourists transit through Johannesburg and have neither the time and/or the inclination to explore the city. Which is a pity for them, but a reality.

If you are just coming through Jo'burg to connect to another flight - especially one in the early morning, then it's probably not worth leaving the airport at all. If so, then you have several choices, your selection of which will largely depend on who's paying!

This is the Rolls Royce option that you will probably only want to investigate if you're travelling on business and have a large expense account. The InterContinental is extortionately expensive by Johannesburg standards, but offers you the ultimate convenience of being able to stroll across the road into the terminal building, and even offers you a rooftop helipad!

Many people also use the InterContinental's lounges and meeting rooms as business venues - this is now even more convenient with the Gautrain rapid rail link to Sandton (Jo'burg's business hub). Gautrain's first phase (from Sandton to the airport) opened in 2010 and takes less than 15 minutes and the entire Gautrain network will open in July 2011, linking the airport to the Jo'burg CBD, Rosebank, Midrand, Centurion and Pretoria.

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Amenities at Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Suites
  • Shuttle Service
  • Bar / Lounge

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