Overview of African Rock Hotel

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.

Rates

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Date Board Price
01/12/2023 - 30/11/2024 Bed & Breakfast C$235

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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • 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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Day tours

Rooms at African Rock Hotel

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
  • Each fully-equipped suite provides all the comforts expected from a large-scale luxury hotel.

    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.

    General Facilities

    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.

    Bar

    Bar

    Beauty therapist

    Beauty therapist

    Local airport transfers

    Local airport transfers

    Restaurant

    Restaurant

    Secure parking

    Secure parking

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available

    Wi-Fi available

    Dining

    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.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    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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    Traveller Reviews

    • DH

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

      David Hackney
    • CG

      The African Rock Hotel was amazing. Small but beautiful – the 8 course Christmas Dinner was really good!

      Claudia Guargena
    • DH

      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
    • MB

      The African Rock Hotel in Jo’burg was excellent.

      Mathew Brbich
    • DH

      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
    • DH

      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
    • DH

      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
    • DH

      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
    • SB

      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
    • SB

      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
    • SB

      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
    • SB

      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
    • DH

      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
    • LT

      The food at the African Rock was fantastic – Christine was the chef who took care of us

      Lynn Thomas
    • DH

      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
    • LT

      The food at the African Rock was fantastic – Christine was the chef who took care of us

      Lynn Thomas
    • DH

      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
    • LT

      The food at the African Rock was fantastic – Christine was the chef who took care of us

      Lynn Thomas
    • LT

      The food at the African Rock was fantastic – Christine was the chef who took care of us

      Lynn Thomas
    • DH

      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
    • AB

      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
    • AB

      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
    • AB

      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
    • AB

      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
    • TR

      One word. FANTASTIC!!!!

      Talicia Raggs
    • TR

      One word. FANTASTIC!!!!

      Talicia Raggs
    • TR

      One word. FANTASTIC!!!!

      Talicia Raggs
    • TR

      One word. FANTASTIC!!!!

      Talicia Raggs
    • RB

      The Africa Rock Hotel in Johannesburg was great – very personalised service, presentation and decor, and such a warm atmosphere. The food was also great and we were disappointed that we only stayed one night. We are planning to return to Africa and South Africa in the next few years, and also plan to stay at both hotels again.

      Robyn Barden
    • RB

      The Africa Rock Hotel in Johannesburg was great – very personalised service, presentation and decor, and such a warm atmosphere. The food was also great and we were disappointed that we only stayed one night. We are planning to return to Africa and South Africa in the next few years, and also plan to stay at both hotels again.

      Robyn Barden
    • RB

      The Africa Rock Hotel in Johannesburg was great – very personalised service, presentation and decor, and such a warm atmosphere. The food was also great and we were disappointed that we only stayed one night. We are planning to return to Africa and South Africa in the next few years, and also plan to stay at both hotels again.

      Robyn Barden
    • RB

      The Africa Rock Hotel in Johannesburg was great – very personalised service, presentation and decor, and such a warm atmosphere. The food was also great and we were disappointed that we only stayed one night. We are planning to return to Africa and South Africa in the next few years, and also plan to stay at both hotels again.

      Robyn Barden
    • RS

      African Rock Hotel: to put it simply, we wish we could have spent more time in the facility. Beautiful rooms and garden. Excellent hotel, with great service and the dinner was fantastic: the chef is very nice and she made the food a la minute. She was kind enough to give me tips on the wines she preferred most. Staff is very discrete. I would say that it is a place to go and stay in… also because it gave me the impression that one needs to make a good drive to get to the busy part of town with restaurants and shopping. So, should one want to be close to the action, I think ARH is not the place. On the other hand, if one wants to enjoy the place, it is definitely the spot to be. One silly remark though: in both the girls’ rooms they had problem with the hot water in the shower. Lya had a bath with warm water and when she went for the shower, the water was cold. Carol took a cold shower. And in Julie´s/Rafaela´s room, the same problem.

      Robert Somogyi
    • RS

      African Rock Hotel: to put it simply, we wish we could have spent more time in the facility. Beautiful rooms and garden. Excellent hotel, with great service and the dinner was fantastic: the chef is very nice and she made the food a la minute. She was kind enough to give me tips on the wines she preferred most. Staff is very discrete. I would say that it is a place to go and stay in… also because it gave me the impression that one needs to make a good drive to get to the busy part of town with restaurants and shopping. So, should one want to be close to the action, I think ARH is not the place. On the other hand, if one wants to enjoy the place, it is definitely the spot to be. One silly remark though: in both the girls’ rooms they had problem with the hot water in the shower. Lya had a bath with warm water and when she went for the shower, the water was cold. Carol took a cold shower. And in Julie´s/Rafaela´s room, the same problem.

      Robert Somogyi
    • RS

      African Rock Hotel: to put it simply, we wish we could have spent more time in the facility. Beautiful rooms and garden. Excellent hotel, with great service and the dinner was fantastic: the chef is very nice and she made the food a la minute. She was kind enough to give me tips on the wines she preferred most. Staff is very discrete. I would say that it is a place to go and stay in… also because it gave me the impression that one needs to make a good drive to get to the busy part of town with restaurants and shopping. So, should one want to be close to the action, I think ARH is not the place. On the other hand, if one wants to enjoy the place, it is definitely the spot to be. One silly remark though: in both the girls’ rooms they had problem with the hot water in the shower. Lya had a bath with warm water and when she went for the shower, the water was cold. Carol took a cold shower. And in Julie´s/Rafaela´s room, the same problem.

      Robert Somogyi
    • RS

      African Rock Hotel: to put it simply, we wish we could have spent more time in the facility. Beautiful rooms and garden. Excellent hotel, with great service and the dinner was fantastic: the chef is very nice and she made the food a la minute. She was kind enough to give me tips on the wines she preferred most. Staff is very discrete. I would say that it is a place to go and stay in… also because it gave me the impression that one needs to make a good drive to get to the busy part of town with restaurants and shopping. So, should one want to be close to the action, I think ARH is not the place. On the other hand, if one wants to enjoy the place, it is definitely the spot to be. One silly remark though: in both the girls’ rooms they had problem with the hot water in the shower. Lya had a bath with warm water and when she went for the shower, the water was cold. Carol took a cold shower. And in Julie´s/Rafaela´s room, the same problem.

      Robert Somogyi
    • DA

      We had the best time and will definitely be back for another go.

      Darren Adams
    • DA

      We had the best time and will definitely be back for another go.

      Darren Adams
    • DA

      We had the best time and will definitely be back for another go.

      Darren Adams
    • DA

      We had the best time and will definitely be back for another go.

      Darren Adams
    • TS

      Then we stayed a night at the African Rock hotel in JoBurg. The hotel room was very nice and we were very pleased with the hotel. We did feel that the dining was a little pricy for what it was and we were a little disappointed in the food (since we were only there one night we didn’t want to go anywhere else). But the service was great and we felt safe and well taken care of, which is the important thing. Zelda, one of the owners even came and introduced herself to us and she was very kind and welcoming. Our transfer to and from the airport was also very good and the driver was very pleasant and kind.

      Tiffany Savidge
    • TS

      Then we stayed a night at the African Rock hotel in JoBurg. The hotel room was very nice and we were very pleased with the hotel. We did feel that the dining was a little pricy for what it was and we were a little disappointed in the food (since we were only there one night we didn’t want to go anywhere else). But the service was great and we felt safe and well taken care of, which is the important thing. Zelda, one of the owners even came and introduced herself to us and she was very kind and welcoming. Our transfer to and from the airport was also very good and the driver was very pleasant and kind.

      Tiffany Savidge
    • TS

      Then we stayed a night at the African Rock hotel in JoBurg. The hotel room was very nice and we were very pleased with the hotel. We did feel that the dining was a little pricy for what it was and we were a little disappointed in the food (since we were only there one night we didn’t want to go anywhere else). But the service was great and we felt safe and well taken care of, which is the important thing. Zelda, one of the owners even came and introduced herself to us and she was very kind and welcoming. Our transfer to and from the airport was also very good and the driver was very pleasant and kind.

      Tiffany Savidge
    • TS

      Then we stayed a night at the African Rock hotel in JoBurg. The hotel room was very nice and we were very pleased with the hotel. We did feel that the dining was a little pricy for what it was and we were a little disappointed in the food (since we were only there one night we didn’t want to go anywhere else). But the service was great and we felt safe and well taken care of, which is the important thing. Zelda, one of the owners even came and introduced herself to us and she was very kind and welcoming. Our transfer to and from the airport was also very good and the driver was very pleasant and kind.

      Tiffany Savidge
    • GM

      Regarding the accommodations, the African Rock was very nice – staff were lovely. Of course we were only there a short time but I would recommend it.

      Gwen Melincoff
    • GM

      Regarding the accommodations, the African Rock was very nice – staff were lovely. Of course we were only there a short time but I would recommend it.

      Gwen Melincoff
    • GM

      Regarding the accommodations, the African Rock was very nice – staff were lovely. Of course we were only there a short time but I would recommend it.

      Gwen Melincoff
    • GM

      Regarding the accommodations, the African Rock was very nice – staff were lovely. Of course we were only there a short time but I would recommend it.

      Gwen Melincoff
    • RN

      African Rock Hotel at Jo;berg was small and intimate. We needed a late check out and Maureen had to finish an assignment – they were wonderful in ensuring she had the time and space needed. They also have a great well priced little restaurent.

      rodney Neil
    • RN

      African Rock Hotel at Jo;berg was small and intimate. We needed a late check out and Maureen had to finish an assignment – they were wonderful in ensuring she had the time and space needed. They also have a great well priced little restaurent.

      rodney Neil
    • RN

      African Rock Hotel at Jo;berg was small and intimate. We needed a late check out and Maureen had to finish an assignment – they were wonderful in ensuring she had the time and space needed. They also have a great well priced little restaurent.

      rodney Neil
    • RN

      African Rock Hotel at Jo;berg was small and intimate. We needed a late check out and Maureen had to finish an assignment – they were wonderful in ensuring she had the time and space needed. They also have a great well priced little restaurent.

      rodney Neil
    • JR

      The African Rock was fabulous and the meal was excellent it would be much easier to just stay right at the airport as the short time we had did not justify the trip to the African Rock, particularly in the middle of winter as you really can’t fully enjoy the hotel. It was also a bit confusing at Johannesburg airport for the pick up as we thought we were taking a shuttle bus vs a pre-arranged taxi and driver although we managed to connect and it worked out fine.

      John Rushford
    • JR

      The African Rock was fabulous and the meal was excellent it would be much easier to just stay right at the airport as the short time we had did not justify the trip to the African Rock, particularly in the middle of winter as you really can’t fully enjoy the hotel. It was also a bit confusing at Johannesburg airport for the pick up as we thought we were taking a shuttle bus vs a pre-arranged taxi and driver although we managed to connect and it worked out fine.

      John Rushford
    • JR

      The African Rock was fabulous and the meal was excellent it would be much easier to just stay right at the airport as the short time we had did not justify the trip to the African Rock, particularly in the middle of winter as you really can’t fully enjoy the hotel. It was also a bit confusing at Johannesburg airport for the pick up as we thought we were taking a shuttle bus vs a pre-arranged taxi and driver although we managed to connect and it worked out fine.

      John Rushford
    • JR

      The African Rock was fabulous and the meal was excellent it would be much easier to just stay right at the airport as the short time we had did not justify the trip to the African Rock, particularly in the middle of winter as you really can’t fully enjoy the hotel. It was also a bit confusing at Johannesburg airport for the pick up as we thought we were taking a shuttle bus vs a pre-arranged taxi and driver although we managed to connect and it worked out fine.

      John Rushford
    • DG

      The African Rock Hotel was quite interesting. It was a wonderful home converted to a hotel. The chef was the best we had on the trip! The landscaping was wonderful and Lew enjoyed the pool, although it was a bit cool as the weather had turned cooler.

      Dory Gasorek
    • DG

      The African Rock Hotel was quite interesting. It was a wonderful home converted to a hotel. The chef was the best we had on the trip! The landscaping was wonderful and Lew enjoyed the pool, although it was a bit cool as the weather had turned cooler.

      Dory Gasorek
    • DG

      The African Rock Hotel was quite interesting. It was a wonderful home converted to a hotel. The chef was the best we had on the trip! The landscaping was wonderful and Lew enjoyed the pool, although it was a bit cool as the weather had turned cooler.

      Dory Gasorek
    • DG

      The African Rock Hotel was quite interesting. It was a wonderful home converted to a hotel. The chef was the best we had on the trip! The landscaping was wonderful and Lew enjoyed the pool, although it was a bit cool as the weather had turned cooler.

      Dory Gasorek