We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

African Rock Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
African Rock Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for African Rock Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 221: English reviews
The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed for one night here at the end of september 2016 and we have had a very enjoyable stay, with warm welcome, a large luxe double room and in the evening a wonderful diner with fantastic South-African wines! The pickup from the airport was fine too.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank AdrianaRM53
OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Adriana, Thank you for your comments! I wish you many more happy travels!! Vriendelijke groeten Otti Meijer

Blonay, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed for 2 nights on the road for Karongwe.Warm welcome at the Airport and the hotel.Large confortable and well equipped rooms. Fantastique kitchen for dinner and breakfast. Great ambiance and excellent service.Arranged excursion through the hotel, received a lot of information through the driver. Place te recommend.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Henk1947
OttiM, Owner at African Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Henk, much appreciated. I wish you many more happy travels!! Otti Meijer

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had to stay overnight in Johannesburg to connect from a safari camp to our international flight so we stayed at this guesthouse which is located about 15 minutes from the airport in a gated large residential community. The guesthouse is a combination of some former residences. The public areas consist of a small dining room and kitchen area, and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Atlantan1972
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night en route to the Kruger. The hotel team picked us up from the airport, despite the fact this was after midnight. The staff at the hotel made us welcome and offered a wonderful fruit drink. The room was most comfortable in a very quiet part of town. The bathroom was as good as I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DocHedley
Verbier, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We had a warm welcome at the small hotel, which gives you the feeling of a private villa! Nice large, comfortable and clean rooms with a big bath, lovely little garden with swimming pool and small restaurant with great fresh food. The interior is filled with beautiful paintings and pictures from the owners. It was a pleasant stay for one...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Saminthealps
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 18 September 2016 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!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Amanda H
Mission Viejo, California
Reviewed 7 September 2016 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

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Shirley8485
Reviewed 22 August 2016

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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Catherine M
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,...

Clowne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CatnAlan
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 26 July 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.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CDSMIA

203 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (147)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (29)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Room/Suite (23)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (10)
Viewed
1:43
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (52)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (56)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (12)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Other (16)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kempton Park
5.8 km away
Premier Hotel OR Tambo
Premier Hotel OR Tambo
#4 of 26 in Kempton Park
1,801 reviews
4.7 km away
Sunrock Guesthouse
Sunrock Guesthouse
#3 of 26 in Kempton Park
1,237 reviews
6.9 km away
InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
17.5 km away
The Residence Boutique Hotel
The Residence Boutique Hotel
#1 of 70 in Johannesburg
674 reviews
6.9 km away
City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo Airport
7.7 km away
Peermont D'oreale Grande at Emperors Palace
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Kempton Park
Price Range: €230 - €304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — African Rock Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 9
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your African Rock Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kempton Park
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kempton Park
#3 Business Hotel in Kempton Park
#3 Family Hotel in Kempton Park
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from African Rock Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“try room 2 which has a separate bath area, or room 4. book early though.”
 of 5 bubbles allanm254, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I would avoid rooms with inside access as they are noisier.”
 of 5 bubbles weasie8, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 2, it walks out into the pool area which is great when travelling with children.”
 of 5 bubbles LieslP503, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Does miss out on dinner! Room 1 is quiet and nice room!”
 of 5 bubbles vincec161, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“There is no specific choice - all rooms are unique”
 of 5 bubbles world-traveller8725, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5