African Rock Hotel and Spa
African Rock Hotel and Spa
African Rock Hotel and Spa
African Rock Hotel and Spa
African Rock Hotel and Spa
African Rock Hotel and Spa
African Rock Hotel and Spa
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9.5

Exceptional
/10
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Swimming Pool1
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Johannesburg Zoo 14.9 km
Nelson Mandela Square 15.3 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre 15.6 km
Maboneng Precinct 20.3 km
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct 20.5 km
SAB World of Beer 22.2 km
Gold Reef City 26.1 km
South Western Townships 26.3 km
Apartheid Museum 26.6 km
Mandela House 34.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Bennie Jacobs Sentrum 760 m
Kosmos Racing Pigeon Club 1.2 km
Kempton Gate Mall 2.0 km
Van Riebeeck Park 2.1 km
Birchleigh 3.2 km
Barnard Stadium 3.3 km
Festival Mall 3.6 km
Madiba Freedom Museum 3.7 km
Medicross Monument 3.7 km
Palm Park 3.7 km
Free Wi-Fi

African Rock Hotel and Spa

48 De Villiers Avenue, Greater OR Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1619 - See map
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Sauna
Spa
Eco & Adventure
Hiking
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [indoor]
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Mind - Body
Yoga room
  • Free airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Sauna

  • Breakfast [free]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center5. Km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport7.6 km

Rooms available at African Rock Hotel and Spa

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
9.7
Luxury Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Family Suite
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Family Suite
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Room Sea View
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    Tripple Room Pool
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      Quad Room
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at African Rock Hotel and Spa?

        Check-in is from 06:00 AM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to African Rock Hotel and Spa?

        African Rock Hotel and Spa is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at African Rock Hotel and Spa also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, African Rock Hotel and Spa has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Johannesburg with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

        Is breakfast offered at African Rock Hotel and Spa?

        Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at African Rock Hotel and Spa. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 125 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

        What are my dining options at African Rock Hotel and Spa?

        African Rock Hotel and Spa features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

        What is the smoking policy at African Rock Hotel and Spa?

        African Rock Hotel and Spa does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What is the closest airport to African Rock Hotel and Spa?

        The closest airport to African Rock Hotel and Spa is O. R. Tambo International Airport, 7.5 km away.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to African Rock Hotel and Spa?

        The closest train, metro, or bus station to African Rock Hotel and Spa is Van Riebeeck Park, 2.1 km away.

        What restaurants are nearby African Rock Hotel and Spa?

        African Rock Hotel and Spa’s neighborhood is Greater OR Tambo which includes popular restaurants such as Illy Go OR Tambo Airport, Brave Hawk Spur and Panarottis Festival Mall.

        What popular shopping places are close to African Rock Hotel and Spa?

        Located in the Greater OR Tambo area, African Rock Hotel and Spa is close to great shopping choices like Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate.

        What are popular attractions near African Rock Hotel and Spa?

        African Rock Hotel and Spa’s location in the Greater OR Tambo neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Palm Park, Birch Acres Park and Republiek Park.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to African Rock Hotel and Spa?

        African Rock Hotel and Spa is located within Greater OR Tambo, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Pomona Caravan Park.

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        Service score
        9.8/10
        Cleanliness score
        10/10
        Room comfort score
        9.7/10
        Location score
        9.2/10
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        Overall rating:

        9.5

        Exceptional
        12 reviews
        Cleanliness
        10.0
        Facilities
        10.0
        Location
        9.2
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        More about African Rock Hotel and Spa

        More about African Rock Hotel and Spa

        Nestled in the heart of Greater OR Tambo, African Rock Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover Johannesburg. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 5. Km away, and it normally takes about 20 minutes to reach the airport. For those of you who want to venture out, Madiba Freedom Museum, Protop Womens Clinic, OR Tambo International Airport are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

        At African Rock Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage.

        African Rock Hotel is home to 9 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. The hotel's outdoor pool, massage, garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. African Rock Hotel is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Johannesburg.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Exceptional
        Facilities

        10.0

        Most talked about facilities

        Food & Dining

        2 mentions

        Swimming Pool

        1 mention

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Dutch
        • German

        Accessibility

        • Wheelchair accessible

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Fitness center
        • Garden
        • Hiking
        • Massage
        • Sauna
        • Spa
        • Swimming pool [indoor]
        • Swimming pool [outdoor]
        • Ticket services
        • Tours
        • Yoga room

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Body thermometer
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • First aid kit
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Protective screens in common areas
        • Safe dining setup
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Temperature check for guests and staff

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Bar
        • Breakfast [free]
        • Coffee shop
        • Kitchen
        • Poolside bar
        • Restaurants
        • Room service

        Services and conveniences

        • Concierge
        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Currency exchange
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Doorman
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Facilities for disabled guests
        • Fireplace
        • Food delivery
        • Gift/souvenir shop
        • Laundry service
        • Library
        • Luggage storage
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Salon
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room

        Land sports

        • Golf course (within 3 km)

        Access

        • Check-in/out [express]
        • Check-in/out [private]
        • Check-in [24-hour]
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Pets allowed
        • Security [24-hour]

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer
        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]
        • Rental car
        • Shuttle service
        • Taxi service
        • Valet parking

        Available in all rooms

        • Air conditioning
        • Balcony/terrace
        • Bathrobes
        • Bathtub
        • Blackout curtains
        • Coffee/tea maker
        • Complimentary tea
        • Desk
        • Free bottled water
        • Free instant coffee
        • Hair dryer
        • Heating
        • In-room safe box
        • Internet access – wireless
        • Ironing facilities
        • Laptop workspace
        • Linens
        • Non-smoking
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Seating area
        • Separate shower/bathtub
        • Shower
        • Telephone
        • Toiletries
        • Towels
        • Wake-up service
        • Wi-Fi [free]
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Continental
        • Full English/Irish
        • Gluten-free
        Restaurants on site

        The Blue Hippo

        • Cuisine: French, German, Italian
        Location
        48 De Villiers Avenue, Greater OR Tambo, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1619
        Exceptional
        Location

        9.2

        Airports

        • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
          7.6 km
        • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
          32.0 km

        Public transportation

        • Van Riebeeck Park
          2.1 km
        • Birchleigh
          3.2 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Medicross Monument
          3.7 km

        Shopping

        • Greenstone Shopping Centre
          8.2 km

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          780 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Johannesburg Zoo
          14.9 km
        • Nelson Mandela Square
          15.3 km
        • Sandton City Shopping Centre
          15.6 km
        • Maboneng Precinct
          20.3 km
        • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
          20.5 km
        • SAB World of Beer
          22.2 km
        • Gold Reef City
          26.1 km
        • South Western Townships
          26.3 km
        • Apartheid Museum
          26.6 km
        • Mandela House
          34.6 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Bennie Jacobs Sentrum
          760 m
        • Kosmos Racing Pigeon Club
          1.2 km
        • Kempton Gate Mall
          2.0 km
        • Van Riebeeck Park
          2.1 km
        • Birchleigh
          3.2 km
        • Barnard Stadium
          3.3 km
        • Festival Mall
          3.6 km
        • Madiba Freedom Museum
          3.7 km
        • Medicross Monument
          3.7 km
        • Palm Park
          3.7 km
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Children 0-5 year(s)
        Must use an extra bed
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • Guests arriving after 08:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival.
        • Please note that African Rock Lodge offers complimentary airport transfers to and from OR Tambo International Airport. If guests require airport transfers, please kindly contact the hotel in order to book the transfer.
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from06:00
        • Check-out until11:00

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer fee0 ZAR
        • Distance from city center5. Km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

        Extras

        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)125 ZAR
        • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 ZAR

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of bars/lounges1
        • Number of floors2
        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 9
        • Room voltage220
        • Year property opened2009
        • Most recent renovation2013

        Parking

        • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

        Reviews of African Rock Hotel and Spa from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        9.5
        /
        10
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness10.0
        Facilities10.0
        Location9.2
        Room comfort and quality9.7
        Service9.8
        Value for money8.8
        High score for Johannesburg
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (8)
        8-9 Excellent (2)
        7-8 Very Good (0)
        6-7 Good (0)
        <6 Below Expectation (0)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (1)
        Jun - Aug (3)
        Sep - Nov (4)
        Dec - Feb (2)
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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Wendy from United States
        Group
        Luxury Suite
        Stayed 1 night in June 2018

        Exceptional”

        This place is a little jewel. The decor is amazing. Highly recommend .

        Reviewed June 21, 2018

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Anthony from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Luxury Suite
        Stayed 1 night in November 2016

        Wonderful stay”

        Had a very pleasant stay at this hotel. Food very good, staff superb, room excellent. The pool in the lovely lush garden with the weaver birds making nests was a great way to chill out for a few hours. I would highly recommend this boutique hotel to anyone wanting a welcoming caring place to stay.

        Reviewed November 08, 2016

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        charles from United States
        Solo traveler
        Luxury Suite
        Stayed 1 night in September 2015

        Friendly”

        Small and comfortable with a the necessary services

        Great

        Reviewed September 13, 2015

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Jacqueline from Singapore
        Couple
        Luxury Suite
        Stayed 1 night in September 2014

        Great for our 1 night stay”

        airport transfer, great food and friendly

        Staff was generally very helpful and friendly. We had dinner which was very good. Room is comfortable.

        Reviewed September 28, 2014

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sabine from Germany
        Couple
        Luxury Suite
        Stayed 1 night in June 2014

        Great boutique hotel for stay between flights”

        award winning set dinner menue, great breakfast, free airport shuttle
        Reviewed June 29, 2014

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Sheila from United States
        Solo traveler
        Luxury Suite
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

        Interesting”

        The food, the staff and the bed.

        It was good. I was disappointed that it was so far from everything. As there is no central transportation, I was forced to rely on transports arranged by the hotel. The transports were excellent, however, paying $90 US for a trip to the Rosebank Mall was a bit much. There were no restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. The result was I was hostage to the hotel for meals. The food was excellent. I wish I had more choices.

        Reviewed August 10, 2013

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        DMITRI from Belgium
        Business traveler
        Luxury Suite
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

        The hotel is a little gem in Kempton Park area”

        clean and spacey, very friendly and attentive staff, very good general feeling

        I stayed only 2 nights at the hotel, and now I wish it was longer. The room is large and clean, interesting, pleasant design (bathtub in the room). It felt cosy and quiet to stay there. The room had everything I really needed. Airco worked well - cooling as well as heating, large and very good quality bed, internet at request, etc... Amazing breakfast in the morning. Staff and owners are really nice friendly people who try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. All by all a very good experience.

        Reviewed May 14, 2013

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Floyd from United States
        Couple
        Luxury Suite
        Stayed 1 night in February 2012

        Wonderful first night in South Africa”

        Personal service, room location and layout, great food, the finest of small details looked after.

        we had endless choices in which to stay our first night in south africa, but feel we made the best choice. the arican rock hotel is a small boutique hotel and they are sticklers on detail. we were met by a personal driver at jnb who again returned us to the airport the next morning. dinner that night and breakfast the next morning we both excellent. will stay here again if and when we make it back to sa.

        Reviewed March 21, 2012

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Shirley from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Luxury Suite
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2012

        Peaceful and Unique Hotel”

        Unique, Exclusive, Fantanstic Food, Brilliant staff, Lovely rooms, Close to Airport

        I would say that this is the best place I have stayed!! Our luggage was delayed and the staff bent over backwards to help us out and give us advice on where to go shop for replacement items, they even ended up taking us themselves to the local mall when the taxi didn't show up. Eugene and Collette are absolutely wonderful people and they also know the real meaning of customer service. Christine is (as we read in previous reviews) a fantastic chef and we were spoilt by the standard of food presented at the hotel - We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who needs to stay near the airport. Oh yes and the rooms are wonderful too!

        Reviewed February 24, 2012

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Sylvia from Germany
        Couple
        Luxury Suite
        Stayed 1 night in September 2017

        Alles bestens!”

        Sehr gutes Essen im Restaurant. Flughafentrasfer inklusive.

        Reviewed March 12, 2018

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        Hallo Sylvia, Vielen dank fuer die Bewertung. Happy travels from us all at ARH. Otti

        Responded March 21, 2018
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