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Avant Garde Lodge

182 Outeniqua Avenue | Pomona, Kempton Park, South Africa
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Ranked #9 of 56 Kempton Park B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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98 reviews 98 reviews
71 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Avant Gard twice in September 2014 at the start and end of our Kruger safari. This is a wonderful place to stay in Jo'burg. It is close to the airport, but set in a quiet, safe rural area. Armand the owner is a really nice young guy. He picked us up at the... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After a long, tiring trip there's nothing better than to be met at the airport by Armand and driven to the Avant Garde where you can drop your bags, clean up then relax in the garden with a drink until dinner is ready. The food is delicious - we can't go past the fillet steak - and the wine selection... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stayed here 2 times during our travel in South Africa, 1 night after arriving with an intercontinental flight and before heading east towards Kruger, and 1 night after driving back from Mpumalanga and before traveling further to PE. The lodge is located very close to Johannesburg airport, and we stayed at the hotel twice and made use of the handy... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We liked everything, the rooms were clean and comfortable, they had the room available on are very early morning arrival. The gardens are very pleasant and a peaceful place to get over a long flight. It was nice that they have a honesty bar which is well stocked. All the Staff were lovely and we had a superb at a... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I stayed at the Avant Garde Lodge for a few days before going on Safari. It was my first time in South Africa, and I had no idea what to expect. We were picked up at the airport and welcomed by Armand; Armand owns and runs the Avant Garde. The room was immaculate and Armand was always available if anything... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Perfect location close to the airport, very nice garden and area to relax, honesty bar and great home cooked food too at reasonable prices and smiling service. There are unfortunately some minor points : 1. The rooms in front of the reception area are large enough as is the bathroom, however there is no privacy when using the toilet, a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Found quite by chance on an internet search, this was the second visit to Avant Garde in 2014. The place is set in beautiful gardens with outdoor seating and sun loungers where you can relax watching the abundant birdlife. The honesty bar is set up so that drinks and snacks can easily be obtained at very reasonable prices. Evening meals... More

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Let me say - this place is run by truly wonderful people. Armand's father is a larger than life character who stole our hearts - the perfect example of shining South African hospitality! Also, the chef Labio is a fabulous home cook and a delight to speak to - such a shining little star. It is for the people that... More

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Houston, Texas
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70 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Run by young Armand, the family-run guest house/ small hotel is very convenient to JNB. Armand himself will pick you up & drop you at airport (for an extra fee). Breakfast included and dinner is available, which is great if you are simply overnighting at JNB, as I suspect most guests are. Internet is a hassle pay in advance for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

If you need a place to stay close to Johannesburg airport, don't look anywhere else. Avant Garde is a tranquil haven with the most amazing hospitality. It would be difficult to fault the rooms, service or the food. After having accidentally left our travel docs in the room, Armand very kindly drove to the airport with them for us. Can't... More

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Address: 182 Outeniqua Avenue | Pomona, Kempton Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
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Number of rooms: 10
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