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African Rock Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   48 de Villiers Avenue | Van Riebeeck Estates, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcoming, friendly and helpful. We had to suddenly change plans and they fitted us in and fed us quite late in the day. On our 2 nd stay we had an amazing meal of 5 courses and selected wines for £25/head. The chef presented the menu and really made an effort. Thoroughly recommend!

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow!! What a delicious morsel of a hotel. WE have traveled the world and have not found a hotel as unique and as different as the Africa Rock Hotel. The owners are on site and have designed this boutique hotel to match their eclectic taste. Each room is unique!! The dinning room is fabulous - the chef comes to each... More

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

Thank you Tim, for your kind comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you here with us for a short while. It is so rewarding for us all here to get comments like these! I promise, we will keep on doing what we doing and improve where it is required. We wish... More

Naarden, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Never wanted to go to Jo'burg, let alone stay overnight. But this time we had to because of our combined trip to Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Our travel agency, Gemsbokreizen from the Netherlands adviced us this place. And omg, what was I wrong all these years for not wanting to go to Jo'burg. First and absolutely because of this... More

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

Hallo Gaos. Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We are happy we could add value to your stay in Johannesburg. I am sorry I missed you..... by about a minute,.... to say goodbye, Calvin was to quick. :) . I am sure you will be back here in South Africa not to long from now and we will... More

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Hi we stayed @ African Rock Hotel from June 3 to June 5. The service was excellent. We are a family of three and we had a wonderful stay in this hotel. The food was very good. We had left our camera at the bus that brought us from our Safari to Johannesburg and they help us call the company... More

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

Dear Luzo, It was an absolute pleasure having you here with us for a couple of days. I am glad we could assist in getting your camera back, only a pleasure! Happy Travels!! Otti More

Cape Town
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I stayed over one night on business. Hotel is located in gated residential area about 15 min drive from JNB OR Tambo airport & has the feel of a real home more than a hotel. Very at tentative & warm hearted staff. Dinner is 5 course menu & chef Christin served the best herb butter crusted beef fillet I have... More

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

Hi Miriam, Thank you for your review, much appreciated coming from an industry professional! Yes the outside fire is roaring every night, that way one can enjoy the crisp winter evenings more. I am glad we could make you feel at home during your stay, it is our intention! I wish you happy travels where ever you go!! Warm regards... More

Vancouver, Canada
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74 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had to overnight 2 x in Johannesburg and we debated whether we should just go for ease and "known quality" and stay right at the airport or drive the 11 Km (20 - 30 Min) and stay at a smaller more discrete and intimate place - we choice African Rock and it was the best decision we made. The... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. These reviews motivate all of us to keep on doing what we do but at the same time we always look where we can adapt in order to improve our services. I see you have already written 74 reviews which makes your review carry a lot of weight!... More

San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A small intimate hotel in a quiet area close to the airport; this is a lovely comfortable place to stay after a long flight. The food in the restaurant was delicious, both dinner and breakfast. We flew out the next morning. For a comfortable good nights sleep with good food and excellent service I highly recommend African Rock.

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

Dear Casey, Your review is appreciated , thank you very much! I am glad we could add more value to your Africa experience!! I wish you many more beautiful days in Africa, also on you next visit to our part of the World. Happy Travels, Otti Meijer More

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

As a South African I went to African Rock to share a meal with my friends from San Diego. Not expecting much...I was blown away! Safe environment, wonderful Staff, a personalised Chef whom cooked to my 'gluten and dairy free' requirements and it was absolutely delicious and a plush setting...

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

Hi Charmain, Thank you for the review, I am glad you enjoyed your visit here with your friends. It is as you said a "secret" to most, the property is exclusive for our in-house guests and the invited. This way we keep it intimate and special. Best regards, Otti Meijer. More

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We booked the African Rock to be near the airport but not in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the usual airport hotels, and did we ever come upon an absolute gem! We were going on a month long safari and arrived a few days early to get acclimatized and rested beforehand. I had a cold upon arrival... More

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

Hi there, Thank you very much for your review. I am glad we could play a small role and assist with making you feel better and ready to go on your safari while here at our hotel. If one is fortunate enough to have the option, it is always a good idea to plan a couple of days after such... More

Hoedspruit
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Fabulous setting, warm hospitality, fantastic service and excellent cuisine prepared by a delightful chef. Ottie and Zelda are wonderful hosts and made me feel so welcome and so at home. All the staff are so friendly and go the extra mile to make sure you have an unforgettable stay. The Hotel and the rooms are beautifully decorated and have every... More

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

Hi there Sonsussens, Thank you for spending the night here with us! It was a pleasure having you here for a short while. Zelda really enjoyed the time with you around the fire place outside and it seems you two got to know each other pretty well in such a short time. Having the same love and passion for the... More

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Address: 48 de Villiers Avenue | Van Riebeeck Estates, Kempton Park 1620, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — African Rock Hotel 5*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park #1 Family Hotel in Kempton Park #1 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park #2 Business Hotel 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 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 
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