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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for just one night and loved it! The staff was very friendly and welcomed us with delicious juice. Our room was nicely decorated, very dark at night and the bed was very comfortable. We ate dinner and breakfast at the Blue Hippo restaurant at the hotel and it was amazing! We would definitely say there again!

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a rare find. Our first time in a small boutique hotel with only 9 rooms, each uniquely decorated with shower and full tub. Wonderful staff, delicious fixed price meals with wine pairings Pool and lounging chairs out back. Ideal for relaxation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started our vacation at the African Rock Hotel. The staff is warm and welcoming. Our room was lovely - we felt at home from the start. The bath products are lovely. What truly sets African Rock hotel apart is the food. It was outstanding. The only down-side is the location. The hotel is in a private neighborhood so you... More 

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

Hi Catherine, Thank you for your review and nice comments. Yes we are in a residential neighborhoud, nice and quiet. We do have 3 small convenient shopping centres within walking distance from us, less than 1000m. A few small family type restaurants, Chinese, Piazzaria, Indian, etc. Most of our guests prefer to dine in-house. Other stores you will find: Pharmacy,... More 

Clowne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We had just driven 450 km back to Johannesburg Airport and were picked up and transported the African Rock Hotel and into a very modern art gallery hotel The architecture and quality of the artwork on display had us stopping to look at it instead of drinking our welcome coffee Our room was explained to us in detail so we... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We bracketed a safari with several nights in JNB at African Rock. It was a wonderful respite with outstanding service. Of particular note were the staff that were more than willing to take you anywhere you wanted to go, including evening bell ringing. The excellent and romantic dinners were also memorable.

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Dunellen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We booked a room here for our first night in Africa before we started our safari. The staff was really nice and hagave us some good tips for our trip. We had breakfast and dinner here and the food was delicious. The room was comfortable and we had a heart night's sleep before we set out for the bush.

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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 you enjoyed your stay with us! Happy Travels and till next time, Otti Meijer More 

Kununurra, Australia
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70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I stayed here for a night after a flight in from Australia & before the start of a 2 week safari. I was greeted at the airport by a friendly driver who drove me the 15min to the hotel. All staff at the hotel were very friendly & helpful, offering personalised service.The hotel has 9 rooms & I was in... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Don't be put off by the journey to the hotel through the suburbs of Joburg. This is a little gem...our holiday specialist at Imagine Africa recommended it for a stopover . The rooms are so well equipped , the food and the service brilliant.

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Los Altos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I had a lovely night at the Africa Rock hotel. I was in Johannesburg for one night between planes, and I wasn't expecting much, but instead the hotel my agent booked had some of the nicest people I met on my trip. Calvin and Udu-Faroud (sp?) where so nice and helpful, and Joyce in the kitchen cooked special vegetarian and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We only stayed one night at the beginning of our African adventure. We will definitely be back on our next trip to SA and will stay at least 2 nights. The public areas and the rooms were beautifully decorated. Loved all the artwork and placement of it throughout the property. We arrived after a 14 hr flight from Sydney and... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • 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
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  • Free Breakfast
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
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: $180 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Rock Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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