We stayed here for 4 days, prior to touring South Africa. It is located near the airport, which makes it great for overnight transfer stops. But as it's outside the city of Johannesburg, its also perfect for longer stays around the Jo'burg area (If you value your safety, you wouldn't want to stay in the city itself!). It's a little remote though, as there is nothing really within walking distance. However, don't be put off by this, as I would definitely stay here again if we came back. Taxis and hire cars are relatively inexpensive.
The lodge is in a great setting, with some adjoining fields containing a small selection of game animals. The owners and staff are also very friendly and really made us feel welcome. They also have details of all the local tours which they will book for you, if you want.
Whilst they serve a good breakfast, they don't provide evening meals. Instead, they have menus for all the local take aways, which they will order for you and have delivered. Having heard about this, we were a little bit dubious before we stayed. However, it worked really well and we had some excellent meals. Every lodge has its own table/bench in front and we really enjoyed our evening meal, whilst watching the sunset with a glass of wine in our hand. There is a dining area/common room you could use instead if you wanted to.
The lodges are also very spacious and comfortable and to me, small family run establishments are usually infinitely better than large characterless chains. However, whilst being a lovely place, don't expect the Ritz!
If we go ever back to Jo'burg we will definitely stay here again.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Despegar.com, Travelocity, Agoda, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Airport Game Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Airport Game Hotel Kempton Park