The Johannesburg International Airport, or OR Tambo International Airport, is Africa’s busiest airport. It lies approximately 14 miles (22 km) east of Johannesburg centre, and is close to the Soweto and Alexandra townships. Hotels can be found a short distance from the airport if a person wishes to be conveniently closer to it. Areas include Kempton Park, Sunny Road, North Rand Road, Nectar Road, Electron Avenue and Jones Road. A few places are within walking distance to the airport’s terminals.
Top Attractions near Johannesburg International Airport
Gold Reef City in Johannesburg comprises a hotel, conference centre, casino and theme park. It is built around an old shaft of the former Crown Mines and relives the past history of Jo’burg’s gold rush.
The Apartheid Museum displays film footage, audio clips, newspaper clippings, artefacts and blown-up photographs of the former apartheid era in South Africa.
Tours can be taken of world-famous Soweto, a township near Johannesburg. Popular attractions include Maponya Mall and Vilakazi Street.
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam are a lovely haven for escaping the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg city. Residents and visitors can take pleasure in jogging, walking, canoeing or windsurfing on the lake or have a picnic on the beautifully manicured lawns. The gardens are the home of more than 30,000 trees that include silver birches, Californian redwoods, English oaks and cork oaks. There is also a herb and rose garden with ponds, fountains, statues and arbours.
Johannesburg International Airport Accommodation
Johannesburg International Airport accommodation includes hotels conveniently placed near the airport’s terminals or short distances away near Johannesburg. The township of Soweto offers traditional accommodation and also the more contemporary hotel. Cheap hotels close to Johannesburg International Airport are found more towards the city area. Hotels near the airport terminal offer facilities such as restaurant, gym, business centre and Internet access. Hotels situated at the Johannesburg International Airport are a good base to do business or for exploring Johannesburg.