One of the chief attractions of African Rock Hotel is its unbeatable proximity to OR Tambo International Airport, the major transport hub for travel throughout Southern Africa. A complimentary transfer service will take you the six miles / 10km between the two, cutting down on your travel time so you can devote more time to your holiday.

But there is more to African Rock Hotel than merely an excellent location. The on-site Blue Hippo restaurant serves beautifully presented but hearty meals, the wellness therapists will help you unwind with a hot stone massage or a reflexology session, and you can ease into a hot bath at the end of the day.

The nine guest rooms are comfortable, with en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, Wi-Fi and satellite television.


  • Convenient location near OR Tambo International Airport
  • Complimentary airport transfers
  • Ideal overnighter in Johannesburg
  • Swimming pool & Wi-Fi
  • On-site restaurant & spa therapies

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African Rock Hotels has secure parking for self-drive guests, complimentary transfers to OR Tambo International Airport and a swimming pool in a well-maintained garden. Trained therapists are on hand to help you recover from a long-haul flight or safari with treatments like hot stone massages and reflexology.

General Facilities

    Beauty or wellness therapist
    Local airport transfers
    Swimming Pool
    Secure Parking
    Wi-fi available


The on-site Blue Hippo Restaurant serves up tasty classic meals elegantly presented, and guests can also enjoy a convivial tipple from the nearby bar.

Luxury Suite

The nine rooms all have twin or king-sized beds and the décor takes its direction from modern ‘loft chic’, with contemporary furniture and occasional bright spots of colour. All rooms have hot beverage stations, satellite television, Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The en suite bathrooms have tubs and showers.

Luxury Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini bar
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Twin bed available
    Wi-fi available in room


  • Day tours
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Dec 2016 - 30 Nov 2017 $125 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Dec 2017 - 30 Nov 2018 $140 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Executive Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The night in Joburg was also great. The African Rock did their normal great service. Susan loves staying there.

    David Hackney, October 2016
  • The African Rock Hotel was amazing. Small but beautiful - the 8 course Christmas Dinner was really good!

    Claudia Guargena, January 2016
  • The stay at the African Rock on our last night was great too. We really like that place. A great way to cap off the week in Southern Africa.

    David Hackney, August 2015
  • The African Rock Hotel in Jo'burg was excellent.

    Mathew Brbich, July 2015
  • The African Rock Hotel was superb! The meals were outstanding and the entire experience from airport pick up to the room and meals was great. Highly recommend the place.

    David Hackney, June 2015
  • Was a little gem. We would not have known about this place without you suggesting it. It was an ideal stop over, very comfortable clean room – loved the toiletries and history supplied by the hotel in our room. Evening meal was excellent – the Chef explained each course to us. Would stay here again.

    Sharon Bach, October 2014
  • Our first night at the African Rock was amazing! Everyone there was so friendly and personable and they went above and beyond to make sure our stay was comfortable. The rooms were very nice and the food was AMAZING! We weren't even hungry but we found ourselves eating everything. We love Chef Christine!

    David Hackney, July 2014
  • The food at the African Rock was fantastic - Christine was the chef who took care of us

    Lynn Thomas, July 2014
  • We were met at the airport and taken to the African Rock hotel. It is a gem, the staff were just so friendly and it all had a nice family feel. Our daughter got to help in the kitchen to make whatever she wanted for dinner, While we had a lovely meal.

    Alan Brown, April 2014
  • One word. FANTASTIC!!!!

    Talicia Raggs, January 2014

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Ashley Gerrand

Ashley Gerrand

Africa Safari Expert

"African Rock Hotel is a lovely, intimate boutique hotel located close to the airport and is ideal for an overnight stay between destinations. What makes it unique is despite its close proximity to the airport, you don’t feel like you are staying at an airport hotel. It has a home away from home feeling and will make for a really enjoyable stopover."



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