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Jet Off at OR Tambo International Airport

Jet Off at OR Tambo International Airport

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OR Tambo International Airport is your gateway to the world. If you've never visited this world-class airport before, come along with us to explore all it has to offer. 

OR Tambo International Airport is the busiest airport on the continent, offering both local and international flights. Situated in Kempton Park, just 23km from the city centre, OR Tambo is a hive of activity. The airport acts as a gateway to the continent of Africa and welcomes in millions of tourists every year. For many travelers, OR Tambo is the first stop on their way to our country's top travel destinations. Local travelers also frequently make use of the airport's services rather than drive to their holiday spots. OR Tambo International Airport offers business people and tourists alike the utmost convenience and quality facilities. But before you book your next flight, let's take a quick look at all that OR Tambo has to offer:

OR Tambo

Airport Parking

There's no need to worry about where to keep your car while you are away on business or vacation, because OR Tambo has got you sorted. The airport offers both on-site and off-site parking facilities for short and long stays. You can rest assured that your vehicle will be kept safe at the airport's secure parking facilities. Click here for more information or to book your parking.

Prefer to take an Uber or taxi to the airport? OR Tambo has ample drop-and-go facilities and temporary parking available. Alternatively, you can take the Gautrain straight to the airport from Sandton, Rosebank or Pretoria. The Gautrain Bus departs from Rhodesfield Station and transports passengers directly to departures. What could be simpler?


There's nothing worse than waiting around for your flight to board. Put that time to good use by visiting one of OR Tambo's premium lounges. There are five lounges situated within the airport that may be accessed regardless of your airline or ticket class. Come and enjoy some much-needed down time in between flights or kick off your vacation in style. There are two domestic departure lounges and three international departures lounges, so no matter where you are jetting off to, there should be somewhere to rest your head before taking flight. So, what are you waiting for? Book yourself a premium lounge pass as soon as possible.

OR Tambo airport supplied by ACSA 06/01/2013.


If you prefer to kill time with a little retail therapy, then you'll be delighted by OR Tambo's variety of stores and service facilities. They've got an array of market-type stalls filled with trinkets, toys, and quirky souvenirs. While these stalls are mostly curated as to attract tourists, there are some lovely keepsakes for locals, too. Forgotten to pack an essential clothing item or medication? No worries. OR Tambo has a number of jewellery and clothing stores, health and beauty stores, and duty-free stores. Their services include banks and Foreign Exchange, pharmacies, a clinic, Post Office and a VAT Refund Point. What more could you need?


Not a fan of airline food? Grab a bite to eat at one of OR Tambo's fabulous restaurants, coffee shops and takeaway spots. Whether you're in the mood for a full sit-down meal or just need a snack, they've got you covered. Their impressive host of restaurants include Capello, Ocean Basket, Piece a Pizza, Spur and Wimpy. Got a nagging sweet tooth? The airport also boasts a fun array of sweet shops. Get your fill of chocolate, sugar-coated candy and sweet snacks from their outlets spread across the airport. It doesn't matter whether you're coming or going, OR Tambo has your hunger managed. Click here to browse their full list of restaurants, coffee shops and sweet shops.

Hotels & Car Rentals

There are six hotels within the OR Tambo precinct, offering you the perfect convenience and comfort for your price range. Whether you are looking for budget accommodation or premium luxury, there is a hotel here for you. Need to get around the city? No problem. OR Tambo has a dedicated car rental zone featuring over 10 car rental outlets to choose from. Make the most of your stay in Johannesburg by making use of these facilities and services at OR Tambo International Airport.

Why Not Explore France? You're At The Airport Anyway...

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Air France flies direct from Johannesburg to Paris five times per week. From the end of October, flights will be daily. The evening departure from Johannesburg ensures that passengers can connect to the first wave of departures from Charles de Gaulle to 20 destinations within France and beyond to any of the airline's destinations in Europe, as well as the USA and Canada.

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Details: (Tel) 011 921 6262 | Address: 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg.


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