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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We stayed here our last night in South Africa , what a wonderful hotel, great staff & accommodation . They pick you up & drop you off at the Airport, the Breakfast was very good & prepare fresh even at 6 am . But the best thing about the hotel was the restaurant , we had a five course meal...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Craig, Thank you so much for the nice review! I am glad you had a comfortable and relaxing stay with us and enjoyed our food with your friends from Johannesburg. I wish you many more happy travels!! Otti Meijer.

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We booked a night in Joburg to connect flights and we discovered this little charming place by chance. Nice attentive staff on a super small house in a quiet environment 10mins drive from the airport. Great ethnical decoration with taste. Food is great and Chef is to fall in love with. My personal suggestion though would be to run away...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your suggestions which I will discuss with the chef. Sometimes, for special occasions, we even offer an eight course "Tasting" dinner, :), which includes palette cleansers plus wine pairing per course. it is a relaxed dinning experience in a casual and comfortable atmosphere, definitely not "Black Tie"....

Volo, Illinois
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This converted home into a 9 room boutique hotel was a wonderful surprise after a long flight. Rooms were names after "rocks" in south africa are extremely well decorated, clean, and comfortable. The decor overall is beautiful and enhanced by the amazing staff service. Dinner was thoughtfully prepared and altered for guests needs. Sincere thanks to Kennedy and Regina for...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Bauer, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for your nice comments! Much appreciated! Comments like this means a lot for all of us and especially the team members you mentioned, Regina and Kennedy. We wish you many more happy travels!! Otti Meijer

Oak Forest
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This hotel is about 9 rooms. The rooms are spacious and very lovely. They have a small restaurant to accommodate the patrons. The chef is amazing and the food was delicious. The outside area with pool is a great place to relax.

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Marsha for writing a nice review! Indeed we have only 9 rooms of which one is the executive room, 1 is a family room, the rest are our standard rooms. The property is exclusive for the use of our in-house guests. I wish you many happy travels around the World!! Otti meijer.

Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We've now stayed at the African Rock 5 times over the past 3 years and each visit has been outstanding. It's a nice feeling when Calvin greets you in the airport terminal and welcomes you back and carries your bags to the sptless clean limo-van. The short drive from the airport (10-15 mins, depending on traffic) takes you into a...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dave, Thank you so much for staying with us again and writing a nice review, Much appreciated. We hope to welcome you here with us again sometime not too long from now. Warm regards from the team, Otti Meijer.

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Greeted at the airport with friendly staff and safe driver. Wonderful welcome at the hotel with a bottle of champagne waiting for us in the room (for our honeymoon). Dinner and breakfast both were absolutely fabulous - the chef here is amazing! The staff is all very friendly. And lovely outdoor area with swimming pool and fire for enjoying an...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you kindly for writing a review. I wish you both many happy travels!! Otti Meijer

Westmount, Canada
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a very small boutique hotel in a residential (gated/safe) community. Just 6-7 rooms, around a small garden + pool. Perfect for our 24 hr recovery after a long flight. We had a free pick-up at Jo'burg airport, for a 15-18 min drive. Very good food, so no need to worry about looking for places to eat. They also...

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write a review! We wish you many more happy travels!! Otti Meijer

The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed for one night here at the end of september 2016 and we have had a very enjoyable stay, with warm welcome, a large luxe double room and in the evening a wonderful diner with fantastic South-African wines! The pickup from the airport was fine too.

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Adriana, Thank you for your comments! I wish you many more happy travels!! Vriendelijke groeten Otti Meijer

Blonay, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed for 2 nights on the road for Karongwe.Warm welcome at the Airport and the hotel.Large confortable and well equipped rooms. Fantastique kitchen for dinner and breakfast. Great ambiance and excellent service.Arranged excursion through the hotel, received a lot of information through the driver. Place te recommend.

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OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Henk, much appreciated. I wish you many more happy travels!! Otti Meijer

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had to stay overnight in Johannesburg to connect from a safari camp to our international flight so we stayed at this guesthouse which is located about 15 minutes from the airport in a gated large residential community. The guesthouse is a combination of some former residences. The public areas consist of a small dining room and kitchen area, and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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 offers a complimentary meet and greet and a return airport transfer. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about African Rock Hotel

Address: 48 De Villiers Avenue | Van Riebeeck Estates, Kempton Park 1619, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: $314 - $417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Rock Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We stayed in room 2, it walks out into the pool area which is great when travelling with children.”
 of 5 bubbles LieslP503, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Does miss out on dinner! Room 1 is quiet and nice room!”
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“I am sure all rooms are great.”
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