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Safari Club
Ranked #14 of 26 Hotels in Kempton Park
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Comfortable and convenient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed at the Safari Club for one night in July 2012. This was our third visit to this property. We find it to be convenient to O R Tambo Airport. The pickup and transfers are on time, the people are always friendly and there is never a hassle. This time the minibus was in for service and they had arranged a car and driver to collect us. The rooms are well appointed, good size and comfortable. The only issues we have are (1) the location of the mirror in the bathroom (2) no individual soaps or shampoos. Howeve, these are minor points and the friendliness of the staff and the comfortable surroundings far outweigh any small negatives. We arrived in the evening after a long flight from Sydney and decided to stay in the hotel for dinner. The meal was homely, good portions and reasonably priced. Breakfast is served in a garden villa. It consists of a good buffet with hot option, once again served by friendly staff. We would definitely recommend this property as a stopover on your way to other locations in Africa.

Room Tip: All rooms appear to be the same overlooking the "English" gardens.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

We stayed only one day transiting through Johannesburg but I feel strongly enough to want to write a review. Pick up and return to the airport by the hotel staff was seamless. The rooms were excellent, especially the family room that our children slept in - spacious, clean and well equipped. The lounge was comfortable for the few hours waiting to head to the airport. Dinner was reasonably priced and suited all of us. Breakfast was excellent too. A very well run establishment - highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Me and my boyfriend arrived at Johannesburg Airport late at night and stayed 1 night at the Safari Club. What a beautiful place, with a beautiful garden! The room and bathroom are nice, big and clean.

It helped a lot that we used google street maps to find the place first, because it is quite hidden from the main road.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rita W
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Blenheim New Zealand
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

We arrived in Johannesburg for 1 night stay on our way to a safari in Botswana. See Lagoon Camp, Vumbura Plains Camp & Chitabe Camp for the rest of our trip. All planned perfectly by Patricia from www.wildlightsafaris.com a great company to deal with.
The Safari Club was perfect for a short stopover. At a very reasonable price
They pick you up from the airport and take you back when you leave.
The club is based around 12 separate rooms in an L shape around the garden. They are clean and comfortable complete with very helpful staff. There is a small swimming pool in the grounds which is all security fenced.
In the main building they have a comfortable lounge for guests, with a great honesty bar in the mezzanine. Breakfast is included and is partaken in a separate dinning room Dinner is also available at a very reasonable price.
They looked after our heavy luggage for 10 days free of charge.
There is a great driver/tour guide on site called Memory. If you plan on some sightseeing then book Memory she has her own Taxi and minibus. You can book by the hour or day.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank exwinemaker
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Melbourne
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80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

The driver was waiting at the airport to collect us,so happy to see him as all arrangement conducted on the internet! A short drive & we were at this delightful oasis,close to the airport,surrounded by a secutiry fence, the rooms were individual in a garden setting,spacious & airy, claen & comfortable. Breakfast was mammoth, anything you could think of to eat. Downside? Dinner the night before a set 3 course meal, we would have preferred a snack after 14 hours on a plane, so we opted for nothing. A snack would have been great!

Room Tip: All at ground level in garden setting
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank veedee36
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Australia
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed at Safari Club while in transit. As other reviews have said, it is in an industrial area but the minute you drive through the gates, you could be staying in a lodge near a game park! It truly is an oasis in a big city! We were greeted at the airport by our lovely driver who gave us a warm welcome. We also were driven back to the airport the next day. This is a courtesy service at no extra cost.

After a long flight from Australia, this was just what we needed before heading off the next day to our final destination. The lodge set in beautiful gardens has large rooms, comfortable beds and very friendly staff. The honesty bar upstairs is fantastic, with comfortable couches giving a homely and personal touch - we even had our dinner there instead of the dining room downstairs.

Food is simple, but fresh and the self serve breakfast had fresh fruit, coffee and you can order a cooked breakfast as well. There is also free internet and computer use - a big plus on my list.

The Safari Club may be a little further than the other airport hotels, (its only a 7 minute drive to the airport) but for value for money, comfortable, friendly atmosphere and no airport noise, you cant beat it.

Room Tip: Dont leave the last minute to book as you may be disappointed!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Durban
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Having been a victim of a robbery in a B&B in Johannesburg before, I am very conscious of security and as this is a 4 Star rated establishment with good rating I felt it would be suitable for my business trip. On arrival, a "security gate" was opened, but the security station was empty (I never saw anyone sitting in this during my 3 day stay). Parking is limited next to what appeared to be part of their tourist company with the adjoining gate opened. There were lots of workers wandering around. I requested on checkin that I move my car inside the actual B&B facility and this was refused. When I tried to leave to get a quick meal, there was no one at the gate, and they didn't provided residents with access. After 5 minutes someone wandered past and opened the gate. I felt no sense of security or order in the establishment. They have done a great job of styling the rooms and nice gardens, but the staff are uninformed and did not give me any sense of security of my persons, my car or my belongs. I did not meet or see any managers or owners at any time during my stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JasonDurban
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Additional Information about Safari Club

Property: Safari Club
Address: 68 Pomona Rd | OR Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park 0056, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Safari Club 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Transfers to and from Johannesburg International Airport. Luxury Accommodation, 4 minutes from Airport ... more   less 
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Safari Hotel Johannesburg

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