Right next to the O.R. Tambo Airport in Kempton Park, stands the Palace of Dreams! You guessed it, we're talking about the ever-popular, buzzing and thrilling Emperors Palace. Here, guests of all ages can enjoy, indulge and experience true luxury, excitement and entertainment. Make the most of your visit by booking a stay at one of their four unique hotels; indulging in a well-deserved pamper session at the health and beauty spa; trying your luck on the magnificent casino floor; dining at a spectacular restaurants; and spending quality time with your loved ones with your choice of entertainment activities. Here's what you can find and expect to see at Emperors Palace on your next visit.

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Restaurants
Shopping
Hotels & Accommodation
Gaming
Family Entertainment
Theatre
Movies
Conference Venues
Contact Details

Restaurants

Aurelia's

Situated at the extravagant five-star Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel, Aurelia’s offers diners a fusion of the latest international food trends, all expertly blended with bold African flavours. This is the perfect place for special occasions, a business meeting, a casual meal or Sunday lunch with the family. Indulge in five-star dining right in the heart of Kempton Park.

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Rosetta's

Rosetta’s is a buffet restaurant that pays homage to Egyptian architecture and African cuisine in its decor and generous food offerings. This restaurant is a popular family-friendly favourite during the special holidays including Easter, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. However, you can visit all year round for fabulous dining at the restaurant’s 24-hour bistro. If you have a sweet tooth that needs something decadent to satisfy that sugar craving, there is a DIY waffle and milkshake station well-known for its massive selection of toppings!

Visit Rosetta’s.

Tribes Restaurant

Tribes Restaurant offers diners a modern, ethnic African-theme paired with traditional fusion cuisine complete with a unique “Tribal touch”. Pay them a visit and enjoy a fine selection of African-inspired steaks and grills in the restaurant’s boma area. For birthday celebrations and family get-togethers to romantic dinners for two and business meetings, Tribe offers visitors a unique dining experience and unforgettable taste of Africa.

Visit Tribes Restaurant.

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Shopping

Emperors Palace not only offers plenty of entertainment perfect for the whole family, but it also offers a handful of shopping destinations you can visit in between gaming, dining and watching the latest shows. For a sugar fix, visit Sugar Rush Candy Shop, which offers a wide range of sweet treats, drinks and keepsakes. There's also Mr Biltong if you're craving something salty and meaty. And for your leather goods, visit Love.

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Hotels & Accommodation

Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel

With 182 magnificently furnished rooms and suites, the luxurious and elegant five-star Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel. This is just the hotel if you're looking for the ultimate in supreme comfort and lavish indulgence. Enjoy a matchless regal experience, enhanced by superior levels of service as well as a Butler Service as an optional extra. Other features at the hotel include Wi-Fi, a swimming pool, an art gallery, a 24 hour gym, complimentary airport shuttle service and a cocktail bar and lounge.

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Peermont Mondior

The four-star Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace will surpass all expectations with its true luxury and impeccable attention to detail. Leisure and business travellers can enjoy a comfortable stay in one of the 150 spacious rooms and suites available at the hotel. Features within the hotel's rooms include a mini-bar upon request, room service, fast food court delivery, Wi-Fi, bath and/or shower, tea and coffee station, TV with selected satellite channels, and more.

Visit the Peermont Mondior.

Peermont Metcourt Suites

The three-star Peermont Metcourt Suites features 76 spacious contemporary suites, friendly service, as well as extensive access to all the entertainment and thrills Emperors Palace has to offer. Before guests head off to explore and experience Emperors Palace, they can enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the stylish Primavera restaurant. All rooms have a tea and coffee station, TV with selected satellite channels, air conditioning, an electronic room safe, hairdryer, bath and shower, writing desk and electric shaver point.

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Peermont Metcourt Hotel

Offering absolute comfort and convenience, the three-star gem – Peermont Metcourt Hotel – provides guests with lovely accommodation set in a beautifully manicured garden, complimented by a private pool terrace. After a good night's sleep, start off your morning with a cup of coffee and hearty breakfast at the F.L.A.G. Café. Spend your afternoon at the entertainment complex, within walking distance from the hotel. And to end your exciting day on a high note, why not enjoy sundowners at the 21 Degrees cocktail bar.

Visit the Peermont Metcourt Hotel. 

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Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel

Gaming

Emperors Palace offer visitors a wide selection of casino games to try their lucky on. From various table games including Roulette, Poker and Blackjack to flashing slot machines, there's something to suit all pockets. And for ease and convenience, guests can enjoy cashless gaming, without the queues or fuss. Enjoy either the Main Casino, the exclusive Privé areas or in the Velarium Casino providing smokers with 116 slot machines and 20 tables.

Enjoy gaming at Emperors Palace.

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Family Entertainment

Jupiter's

Jupiter’s is a secure childcare facility that offers families a range of exciting activities and events to keep little ones aged between 3 and 12 years entertained while parents enjoy an evening exploring the entertainment complex. Jupiter's can be found within The Emporium, complete with a snack bar, DVD theatre, various play rooms offering a wide range of activities, a Play Station room, and certified child care staff.

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The Magic Company

A favourite among children and grown ups alike is The Magic Company! This fun area is filled with plenty of classic and old school arcade games, as well as a few newer additions that's sure to delight. A few popular games include Whack-a-Mole, Dance Revolution, claw machines, Down the Clown, the X Rider 3D/4D Simulator, and much more. And best of all, after playing a couple games, you'll have enough tickets to get a fun prize to take home with you.

Visit The Magic Company.

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Jupiter's. Image from Emperors Palace.

Theatre

The Theatre of Marcellus

For top notch shows and entertainment, be sure to visit the Theatre of Marcellus to see what's currently taking centre stage. This lavish, 17-tiered auditorium has hosted an impressive list of international and local acts over the year, including exciting dance shows, beloved musicals and popular plays. The theatre undertook a R6-million renovation to ensure your experience at the venue is nothing less than spectacular.

Visit the Theatre of Marcellus.

Barnyard Theatre Emperors Palace

For a theatre experience that ideal for all ages, Barnyard Theatre Emperors Palace is sure to have just the thing. Perfect for birthday parties, year end functions and get-togethers with family and friends, this venue not only has great shows lined up, but they also offer menus offering a wide range of food and drink as well as decor packages to ensure you evening out with them goes off without a hitch.

Visit Barnyard Theatre Emperors Palace.

Theatre of Marcellus

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Movies

Gather your family and friends, grab some popcorn and refreshments from the kiosk, and catch one of the latest blockbusters at Emperors Palace's Nu Metro cinema. There's sure to be something for all ages, ranging from comedies and animations, romances and dramas, thrillers and action to local must-sees and more. Click here to see what's on show at Emperors Palace.

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Conference Venues

Other than catering to all your entertainment needs, Emperors Palace also offers just the place to hold those productive meetings and product launches. Emperors Palace Convention Centre consists of a number of banquet rooms, halls and ballrooms, perfectly suited for large events. Whether you are looking to host a boardroom meeting, conference, trade show or banquet, their venues, facilities and expertly trained staff ensure successful events, time after time. Click here to see their conference packages.

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Emperors Palace Convention Centre - North Wing Banquet Room.

Contact Details

Website: www.emperorspalace.com

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 011 928 1000

Address: 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg is jam-packed with cinemas! The only thing you need to do is find your nearest one, grab your family and friends, buy a few snacks, and pick which movie you're in the mood to watch. From action-packed films and family-friendly animations to hilarious rom-coms and hair-raising horrors, you'll definitely find a flick on circuit at one of these movie cinemas in the city.

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Ster-Kinekor
Nu Metro
The Bioscope
Egrek Cinema
Latest Movie Releases

Ster-Kinekor

With cinemas scattered all over the city, Ster-Kinekor is sure to a movie for all ages, every mood and every occasion. To see what movies are currently showing or to find a Ster-Kinekor cinema near you, visit their website. A few locations where you can find a Ster-Kinekor includes Cresta Shopping Centre, Sandton Shopping Centre, Bedford Square, Cradlestone Mall, Cedar Square, Carnival City and Mall of Africa, just to name a few.

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Nu Metro

Bringing cutting-edge cinema experiences such as 4DX, Xtreme and VIP at select cineplexes nationwide, Nu Metro brings you the latest blockbusters across a variety of genres. From exciting animations that'll delight families and audiences of all ages and moving dramas that'll have you reaching for a tissue to adrenaline packed action and hair raising horrors, there's sure to be something showing on the big screen. You can even make your movie viewing experience even more lifelike. Click here to find your nearest Nu Metro cinema and see what's currently on circuit.

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The Bioscope Independent Cinema

Who doesn't know the ever-popular Bioscope Independent Cinema? This unique cinema has brought visitors only the best in local and international film features to Joburg movie lovers for a full decade. This June, in celebration of their 10th anniversary, The Bioscope Independent Cinema said goodbye to its home in Maboneng, and made its way to its brand-new location at 44 Stanley in Milpark. Be sure to visit their website to see what shows and screenings are coming up or currently showing.

Visit the Bioscope Independent Theatre.

Egrek Cinema

In the mood for a movie but don’t want to visit one of the usual cinemas in the city? Then why not enjoy a unique movie viewing experience at the brand-new Egrek Cinema? Located on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst, Egrek Cinema is an independent 30-seat cinema offering an intimate and exclusive viewing experience, perfect for screening the latest movies. Visit Egrek Cinema’s website to see what’s currently showing on their big screen.

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Egrek Cinema Entertainment Parkhurst

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Latest Movie Releases

Wondering what's currently on circuit at the city's most popular cinemas? Click here to see what releases you can expect throughout the month. Be sure to visit Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro, find your nearest cineplex and book your seats now. Also, be sure to keep in mind that cinemas are now practicing social distancing and strict safety regulations, rules and protocols. Visit their websites to find out more.

In need of a weekend away with your loved ones? Or keen on some thrills and the chance to win big? Whatever your reason, Johannesburg has just the thing! There's a handful of lively and vibrant casinos scattered throughout the city to ensure you're entertained, offering everything from delectable dining and exciting shows, all the way to something fun for the kids and more. There's also a few casinos within driving distance from the city if you're looking to getaway for a little bit, but not too far from home.

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Gold Reef City & Theme Park
Montecasino
Silverstar Casino
Emperors Palace
Carnival City
Casinos Within Driving Distance From Joburg

Gold Reef City Casino & Theme Park

Known to have the only theme park in the province, Gold Reef City Casino & Theme Park is just the place that'll entertain visitors of all ages! Head to the theme park and spend the day exploring all the various thrilling rides ranging from the fearful Tower of Terror and the exciting Anaconda roller coaster to the massive Giant Wheel offering spectacular views of the city. Here, guests can also enjoy other activities including Jump City, The Exploratory, Mini Golf, as well as Gold Reef City’s heritage tour taking visitors on a magical trip into the city's Gold Rush era. Don't forget to visit the casino side of the property, offering everything from thrilling casino gaming and amazing restaurants to fun for the kids, the latest blockbusters, live shows at the Lyric Theatre and much more.

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Montecasino

For a little bit of Italy in the middle of bustling Johannesburg, the ever-popular Montecasino is the place to be! Resembling the beautiful city of Rome, Montecasino offers guests a wide variety of entertainment that's perfect for all ages. For the little ones, they'll have a blast playing a few games at the Magic Company, playing a few rounds of Ten-Pin Bowling, watching the latest animations at [email protected], challenging their friends to some laser tag, and viewing the beautiful feathery friends at the Bird Gardens. Grownups can try strike it lucky at one of the many slot machines on the casino floor, or visit the theatre (Pieter Toerien or Teatro) to see what's currently on show. There's also a wide selection of restaurants to choose from, including Thava, The Fireroom, Billy G, Donatellas, La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria, Verdicchio, YuMe Japanese Restaurant and many more.

Visit Montecasino.

Montecasino

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Silverstar Casino

You can find thrilling family entertainment in the West Rand at Silverstar Casino! Located in Krugersdorp, this is where family can enjoy casino thrills, amazing entertainment, fantastic cuisine and exciting shows that you don't want to miss! Catch the latest movies at [email protected], enjoy an amazing show at the Barnyard Theatre, dine out at one of their wonderful restaurants on The Square, play a few fun games at The Magic Company, or even do some Ten-Pin Bowling. Also, the interactive fountain on The Square is perfect for summer fun. The options are endless at the West Rand's favourite entertainment destination!

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silverstar casino's water feature in the square

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Emperors Palace

For the best in luxury and exciting entertainment, Emperors Palace is the place to be. Found in Kempton Park, this thrilling destination has everything you need for a fun day or night out with family and friends. Here, you'll find a wonderful array of restaurants that'll delight all taste buds and cravings, from popular fast food joints to gourmet delights such as Aurelia's, Rosetta's, and Taste of Mumbai. As for entertainment, visiting their buzzing casino, see what's on stage at the Theatre of Marcellus or Barnyard Theatre, or check out The Magic Company or Nu Metro for some family fun!

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Emperors Palace

Carnival City Casino & Hotel

Discover a world of nonstop entertainment, thrills and fun at Carnival City Casino & Hotel in Brakpan! This entertainment hub is not easy to miss, just look for the carnival-themed marquee and all the brightly coloured lights and you'll know you have arrived. Try your luck at their thrilling slots and table games, dine out with the family at their selection of restaurants, and even let the kids run wild with loads of cool activities including The Magic Company, Lazer Zone, ten-pin bowling and go-kart racing. There's plenty of fun for everyone here. Also, don't forget to take a look at what shows they have lined up at their Big Top Arena.

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Carnival City

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Casinos Within Driving Distance From Joburg

Time Square Casino

Visiting Pretoria any time soon? If so, why not visit Time Square Casino if you're looking for only the best in entertainment, dining and nightlife? Even better, why not book accommodation at The Maslow Time Square Hotel and make it a fun-filled weekend you'll never forget? The casino boast world-class entertainment ranging from top notch restaurants such as La Rosa Mexican Grille & Tequileria, Guy Fieri's Kitchen + Bar and Forti Grill and Bar, to amazing shows at the Sun Arena, family fun at the Magic Company and so much more.

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Emerald Resort & Casino

Situated on the banks of the Vaal River, Emerald Resort & Casino is just the destination if you're looking for relaxation, tranquility, luxury, and exciting entertainment perfect for the whole family. Spend a weekend away enjoy their exciting resort experiences, which includes adventure golf, the ever-popular Aquadome, Animal World, bowling. wall climbing and even going on game drives. But if you're more interested in relaxing, the a visit to the Emerald Spa is an absolute must.

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emerald resort & casino outside building with blue sky and green grass

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Sun City Resort

For a getaway that's not too close and not too far from home, laying on the border of the Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City Resort offers a tranquil yet thrilling setting perfect for a fun-filled and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Only a two-hour drive from Johannesburg, the Resort offers visitors and guests a unique destination for a quick weekend getaway with the family or a romantic holiday with your sweetheart. Offering everything from surf and safari and plenty of family entertainment to exciting adventures, the ultimate pamper sessions and luxurious accommodation, Sun City Resort is an absolute must-visit for all ages!

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Sun City-Valley of Waves

We head to east of Johannesburg and explore everything Ekurhuleni has in store for all.  The East Rand comprises of Kempton Park, Bedfordview, Edenvale, Alberton, Benoni, Brakpan, Boksburg and Linksfield. If you’re planning a visit to Ekurhuleni, click your suburb of interest below and view our guide to the area, covering everything from interesting restaurants and must-visit retail hubs to hotels if you wish to spend the night (or weekend) and more.

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Kempton Park
Bedfordview
Edenvale
Alberton
Benoni
Boksburg
Brakpan
Linksfield

Kempton Park

Kempton Park is the suburb of convenience! From thrilling entertainment and thriving business hubs to international travel, top-notch accommodation, exquisite dining, and so much more, Kempton Park has it all. This bustling area is home to one of the two airports in the province of Gauteng – O.R. Tambo International Airport – as well as the ever-popular casino, Emperors Palace; and Festival Mall, the biggest shopping centre in the suburb. And with the airport being so close, Kempton Park is brimming with bustling business and accommodation offerings for those visiting.

Explore Kempton Park.

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Bedfordview

For some of the best entertainment and food in the East Rand, Bedfordview is the suburb you need to visit. Combining the family-friendly lifestyle with European-inspired luxury, this is the perfect place to call home or even explore over the weekend. A few popular spots to visit include Bedford Centre and Eastgate Shopping Centre if you're looking to indulge in some retail therapy. These malls also offer a lovely selection of restaurants to delight your taste buds. As for entertainment, the area offers an exciting collection of family fun, nightlife hot spots and sporting venues.

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Edenvale

Known for its sprawling tree-lined avenues, quaint cafes, abundance of retail offerings and vibrant restaurant scene, Edenvale has something for everyone. Edenvale comprises a number of residential suburbs ideal if you're looking to settle down and raise a family, as well as a few industrial corners. A few points of interesting tin the area includes Greenstone Shopping Centre, one of the biggest malls in the east; De Molen Pancake House tucked inside the local landmark of the Dutch Windmill; Rush Trampoline Park is the kids want to blow off some energy; or simply enjoying the outdoors and taking a leisurely stroll through the market at Horwoods Farm.

Explore Edenvale.

Restaurants in Edenvale

De Backery and De Molen Pancake House. Photo credit: Heather Mason.

Alberton

Primarily characterised as a residential suburb in the south of the East Rand, Alberton offers families a lovely space to wind down, relax and make happy memories. Being within close proximity of neighbouring business centres and major freeways and routes, most residents commute to work in surrounding cities and suburbs. Here, residents and visitors can enjoy a slow side of life, enjoying a variety of outdoor recreational activities and even a spot of shopping. A few venues and location to note for your next visit includes the well-kept Alberton Driving Range if you're keen to practice your swing; the Jackson Dam perfect for an afternoon hike, fishing, walking your furry four-legged companions and getting some sunshine; and the Rietvlei Zoo Farm offering a Picnic Park, as well as lots of space to mountain bike, hiking or joining a park run; and lastly, the Alberton City Shopping Centre, complete with a dynamic mix of local and international brands from over 98 stores.

Benoni

Situated alongside the N12 Highway, diverse and historic Benoni is well-known as being the setting of the 2005 MTV-inspired movie, Crazy Monkey: Straight Outta Benoni. And let's not forget, the Oscar-winning actress, Charlize Theron, was born in Benoni. It is also known as a great suburb for first time home buyers due to the area's properties being great value for money. Other than making a great residential area, there are also a few great places to visit. Northmead Square not only offers a lovely retail experience for visitors and residents alike, but also brought movie cinemas back to the suburb (in case you didn't know, the last cinema closed in the 80s). Next up, if you'd like to brush up on some local history, be sure to visit the Benoni Museum. And have you ever visited a mall that's located on a steam boat? If not, Lakeside Mall on the southern banks of the Civic Lake is an absolute must.

Lakeside Mall in Benoni

Boksburg

Boksburg came to been when gold was discovered in the area in 1887. These days, it boasts a diverse industrial and mining scene as it is known as one of the most important gold-producing areas on the Witwatersrand. If you'd like to revisit the past, there are a number of old historical building to visit including a few old gold mines, the St Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church, the Old Post Office which was built in 1898 and the Law Court which has been standing from 1890. But if you're looking for entertainment of the modern day kind, locals and visitors can spend a Saturday morning strolling and shopping through the Bokkie Park and Bunny Park Food and Craft Markets. During the hot summers, Wild Waters is just the place to keep cool while having a blast on the water slides and rides. And lastly, shop up a storm at one of the Joburg's biggest malls, East Rand Mall.

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Brakpan

During the Gold Rush boom in the late 1880s, Brakpan was just considered as a suburban area within Benoni and only became it's own little town in 1912. Situated between Benoni and Springs, this town also centres around the industrial and mining industry, but boasts many distinct areas filled with activities and entertainment and residential communities. One of the top attractions in the area is the exciting Carnival City, shaped just like a circus marquee! This entertainment hub offers visitors everything from a buzzing casino floor and family fun to restaurants, concerts and much more. Other than letting the kids blow off some steam at the Magic Company at Carnival City, why not let them bounce themselves tired at Wi:Jump, the East Rand ultimate trampoline park! Need to do a little bit of shopping? The Mall @ Carnival is sure to have whatever you're looking for.

Carnival City

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Linksfield

As part of Edenvale, Linksfield can be found tucked between Fairwood, Cyrildene and Sydenham. This urban hub is an elegant residential suburb ideally located within close proximity to many attractions and amenities in neighbouring areas including Melrose Arch, Sandton and Rosebank. A few features worth mentioning includes the Linksfield Terrace Shopping Centre, perfect for those after work errands and weekly grocery shopping. Another feature to look forward to is the development of The Neighbourhood, a brand-new residential lifestyle estate complete with its very own unique social, retail and leisure hub – The Neighbourhood Square – offering quaint restaurants and coffee shops, as well as boutique stores.

Linksfield Terrace Shopping Centre

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Kempton Park is home to O.R. Tambo International Airport, as well as numerous hotels and entertainment centres. As it is a hub for business travelers and tourists, this is the perfect area to seek out a conference centre or meeting room to host small, medium or large events.

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Small Conference Centres

Le Chateau Guesthouse 

Le Chateau Guesthouse is situated approximately eight minutes away from O.R. Tambo Airport. This Cape Dutch style guesthouse offers conference and event facilities for small to medium gatherings. There are three function venues at Le Chateau Guesthouse, including the 120-seater Function Hall. Le Chateau's professional staff will assist in making your event one to remember, so book with them for top quality service and efficiency.

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O.R. Tambo Guest House

O.R. Tambo Guest House offers luxury, private accommodation just a few minutes from O.R. Tambo Airport. The venue's newly refurbished wedding venue and reception hall is the ideal spot to host a small to medium size event. From ladies teas to corporate functions, birthday parties, baby showers, kitchen teas and team building groups, this intimate venue will surely suit all your needs.

Visit O.R. Tambo Guest House.

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O.R. Tambo Guest House

Medium Conference Centres

Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace

The Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace is the ideal venue to host your medium sized event. Seating up to 400 guests comfortably, the Barnyard is perfect for birthday parties, year end functions and team building events. So, bring your guests along to enjoy a live music performance or tribute show at the Barnyard. You can order platters for each table, decked out with an array of yummy eats, as well.

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Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport 

The Protea Hotel by Marriott at O.R. Tambo Airport is one of Kempton Park's premium accommodations and conference venues. There are 10 meeting rooms and conference centres at the hotel, suited to both small and medium size gatherings. This venue is ideal for hosting business conferences, exhibitions and auto shows, so don't hesitate to book a venue here for your next event.

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Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo Airport Conference Room.

Large Conference Centres

Emperors Palace Convention Centre 

Emperors Palace Convention Centre is made up of a number of banquet rooms, halls and ballrooms, perfectly suited for large events.  Whether you are looking to host a boardroom meeting, conference, trade show or banquet, their venues, facilities and expertly trained staff ensure successful events, time after time.

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Emperors Palace Convention Centre - North Wing Banquet Room.

Kempton Park is one of the largest suburbs on the East Rand. As such, it boasts a number of restaurants, bakeries and fast food outlets. The area is also home to O.R. Tambo International Airport and Emperors Palace Casino, each of which offer a wide variety of dining options. Let's take a closer look to find the best restaurants in Kempton Park.

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African
American and Fast Food
Asian
Mediterranean
Portuguese
Steak & Grill
Coffee shops and cafes

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Oxtail and Karoo Lamb Shank - Tribes Restaurant.

African

Tribes Restaurant

Tribes Restaurant at Emperors Palace offers diners a modern, ethnic African theme paired with traditional fusion cuisine complete with a unique "Tribal touch". Come and enjoy a fine selection of African-inspired steaks and grills in the restaurant's boma area. Alternatively, book out your own private corner of the restaurant for a romantic dinner.

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Quills Restaurant 

Quills Restaurant is situated at the popular InterContinental Johannesburg Hotel at O.R. Tambo Airport. The restaurant exudes African culture and the spirit of the continent in its decor and menu offerings. Specialising in local delicacies such as springbok, warthog, kudu and crocodile, paired with outstanding South African wines, Quills Restaurant offers diners a truly unique taste adventure.

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Rosetta's

Rosetta's is a buffet restaurant at Emperors Palace. The restaurant pays homage to Egyptian architecture and African cuisine in its decor and generous food offerings. With a 290 seating capacity, Rosetta's is a popular family-friendly eatery for Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations. However, you can visit all year round for fabulous dining at the restaurant's 24-hour bistro. There is a DIY waffle and milkshake station famous for its massive selection of yummy toppings!

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Aurelia's

Aurelia's is one of Emperors Palace's most popular restaurants. Situated at the five-star Peermont D’Oreale Grande Hotel, Aurelia's offers a fusion of the latest international food trends expertly blended with bold African flavours. This is the perfect destination for special occasions, a casual meal or Sunday lunch with the family. Come and enjoy five-star dining right in the heart of Kempton Park or risk missing out on a meal to remember.

Visit Aurelia's.

American and Fast Food

Hooters

Hooters is well known for its all-American and Tex Mex-style menu. Their branch at Emperors Palace upholds the restaurant chain's reputation for being one of the best spots to tuck into hamburgers and wings. Come and enjoy fine service with a smile, paired with delectable gourmet fast food and ice cold beer.

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News Café

News Café is far more than just a nightclub. Their branch at Emperors Palace serves up great American and fusion breakfasts, coffees, snack platters, burgers, sandwiches and grills. Try their All American Burger- premium beef patty, fried egg, bacon, cheese, onion rings, tomato salsa and lettuce served on a toasted bun. Paired with a classic News Café cocktail, this is a meal worth savouring.

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News Cafe's Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey infused smashed beef burger and onion rings.

Asian

Sky Chinese Restaurant and Sushi 

Sky Chinese Restaurant and Sushi is a firm favourite among Kempton Park residents for stir fry noodles, fried rice dishes, dumplings and hand rolled sushi. Their menu specialty however, is deep fried ribs! Served on a steaming bed of jasmine rice, these sticky, sweet ribs will have you headed back to Sky Chinese Restaurant on a weekly basis!

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Taste of Mumbai

If you're after a fiery curry, pop by Taste of Mumbai Restaurant at Emperors Palace. They serve up all you can eat curry dinners, seven days a week. Tuck into a delicious array of vegetable starters, hearty curry mains and an assortment of traditional sides. Finish off your feast with one of the chef's divine desserts. We've heard rave reviews about the blueberry cheesecake.

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Curry

Mediterranean

Platia

Platia Greek Restaurant at Emperors Palace offers diners a taste of the Mediterranean, paired with traditional South African flavours. Take a seat on the outdoor patio or in the more secluded restaurant interior. Platia's menu features an array of well known Greek starters, mains and desserts to delight your taste buds. Read our review of the restaurant to find out which dishes we thought were simply divine.

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Villa Bianca Mediterranean Cuisine & Sushi

What do sushi and Mediterranean fare have in common? Not much. However, Villa Bianca Mediterranean Cuisine and Sushi has crafted a wonderful amalgamation of these two very different food styles to bring you a one-of-a-kind eating experience. Their menu specialty is the Tuna Espatada - Tuna steaks grilled and skewered with haloumi cheese, red peppers, green peppers and onions served with rice or chips and Japanese style stir fried vegetables. Give them a visit to go on a cross continental taste journey right in the heart of Kempton Park!

Visit Villa Bianca Mediterranean Cuisine and Sushi.

Portuguese

Jose's Taverna and Oyster Bar

If you're in Kempton Park and have a hankering for premium seafood, check yourself into Jose's Taverna and Oyster Bar. This Portuguese restaurant serves up the best buttered prawns, oysters and calamari in the area. Besides the food, Jose's also boasts a unique atmosphere. Calling themselves a "vibey casual fine dining restaurant", they set themselves apart from other eateries by combining fine dining food with a warm, welcoming ambiance.

Visit Jose's Taverna and Oyster Bar.

Braza

Braza combines the flavours and cuisine styles of Portugal, Mozambique, Angola and Brazil, delivering a flavour explosion on every plate. Situated at Emperors Palace, Braza is the ideal spot for large celebrations, corporate functions and special events of all kinds. Join them for an unforgettable dining experience.

Visit Braza.

Steak & Grill

Italian Kitchen and Grill

Wood-fired pizzas, succulent steaks and hearty pastas await you at Italian Kitchen and Grill. This Italian fusion restaurant is situated at Emperors Palace, welcoming in guests from around the city to enjoy its generous menu offerings. Bring the kids along to share a pizza or let them enjoy a creamy alfredo while you dive into a platter of grilled garlic and parsley King prawns served with butter sauce. Yum!

Visit Italian Kitchen and Grill.

House of Ribs

How about an all you can eat ribs and steak dinner? House of Ribs has firmly established itself as one of the very best buffet restaurants in Gauteng. While their specialty is ribs and premium cut steaks, they also serve an array of other cuisines including salads, burgers and seafood platters. Stop by on a Sunday for all you can eat buffet-style lunch, complete with roast beef and pork, ribs, crispy potatoes, rice and four vegetable sides.

Visit House of Ribs.

Coffee Shops & Cafés

Croydon Bakery 

Ask any Kempton Park resident where to find the best freshly baked breads, cupcakes and pastries and they'll tell you to visit Croydon Bakery. However, you must get there early or risk missing out. Take a trip through early on a Saturday morning to get your hands on just baked bread and the best pies on the east rand. It's well worth getting up at the crack of dawn for. Croydon Bakery also offers sit down coffee and gourmet sandwiches to enjoy while you wait for your baked goodies to be packed up.

Visit Croydon Bakery.

The Bean Bar 

The Bean Bar is an artisanal coffee bar, cakery and cafe situated Cavendish Glen Shopping Centre. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee by yourself or to catch up with friends. You'll feel right at home here, as the cafe's interior resembles your favourite aunt's kitsch living room, complete with mismatched dining chairs and quirky paintings. Order one of their traditional English scones served with strawberry jam and fresh cream to be transported directly back to your childhood.

Visit The Bean Bar.

Looking to explore the East Rand restaurant scene in more depth? Check out the awesome restaurants in Edenvale and Bedfordview

One might not imagine Kempton Park to be a hub of entertainment. However, you would be mistaken, as there is a ton to do around this area. Whether you are looking for family-friendly activities or a night out on the town, Kempton Park is the place to be.

What Are You Looking For?

Family-Friendly Fun
Nightlife
Outdoor

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Family-Friendly Fun

Ice Skating at Festival Mall

Festival Mall boasts a number of family-friendly entertainment offerings, including the one and only ice rink on the east rand. Bring the little ones along to test their ice skating skills. The rink is open from Wednesdays to Sundays during school terms, and seven days a week during school holidays. It's the ideal spot for a kiddies' birthday party or family get together. Don't miss out on all the fun!

Visit the Ice Rink.

NuMetro 4DX Cinema

Nu Metro Xtreme at Emperors Palace is home to the biggest and best cinema experience in the country. Come and watch the latest blockbusters on one of the largest curved silver screens in South Africa (it's almost three storeys high!) NuMetro at Emperors Palace also boasts one of the few 4DX screens in the country. Feel every bump, crash and high velocity moment of the film at this one-of-a-kind movie house.

Visit NuMetro at Emperors Palace.

Theatre of Marcellus 

Every Emperor needs his own arena. The Theatre of Marcellus is the centre of entertainment at Emperors Palace. Many world famous musicals, theatre shows and comedic acts have graced this stage, delighting audiences from all around Gauteng. The theatre seats over 1000 guests, making it the largest live performance venue on the east rand. Bring the kids along to see a show the next time you're in Kempton Park.

Visit the Theatre of Marcellus.

Barnyard Theatre 

The Barnyard Theatre has a reputation for being the ultimate family-friendly venue. Bring the whole brood along to see one of the theatre's magical musicals or tribute shows at Emperors Palace. Order a few platters for your table and tuck into some delicious sandwiches, subs and pizzas while the show takes place just a few metres away. The Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace comfortably seats 400 guests and can be booked out for private events.

Visit the Barnyard Theatre.

Red Roman Shed 

The Red Roman Shed is one of Emperors Palace's biggest attractions. This 1592 square metre bunker hosts the popular Crafters Fair Market, as well as a number of live music shows, social events and private functions. Bring the kids along to indulge in yummy eats and arts and craft fare from over 140 stallholders. The market usually takes place over the first weekend of the month, from Friday morning to late Sunday afternoon.

Visit the Red Roman Shed.

The Crafters Fair at Red Roman Shed.

Nightlife

Emperors Palace Casino

Emperors Palace Main Casino boasts an impressive 850 slot machines, eight American Roulette tables, five Blackjack tables, two Poker tables and 10 Hold’em Poker tables. This is where dreams are made and dashed, promising an enthralling experience for all who dare to place a bet. Emperors Palace also offers various private gaming rooms and the elite Gladiators Poker Room to its most seasoned players.

Visit Emperors Palace Casino.

Olympus Sky Bar 

Situated atop the Peermont Metcourt Hotel, the Olympus Sky Bar quite literally transports you to 'the top of the world'. Come and enjoy the lush African sunset and sparkling city lights, overlooking the expansive Kempton Park suburb and beyond. Guests are invited to indulge in an array of expertly mixed cocktails, premium spirits, wines and the finest in local and imported beers. The venue also caters light meals for private events, consisting of tapas style dishes, including grilled satay skewers and mezze boards. It's the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy life's finer pleasures.

Visit Olympus Sky Bar.

M

M (formerly Marc Antony's) is a bespoke Cocktail Bar and Craftorium at Emperors Palace. Here, you can socialise, unwind, catch the latest sports games and disconnect from the outside world. Live entertainment is provided every Friday and Saturday evening from 20:00 until 23:30, as well. M is the ultimate venue for weekend entertainment, leisurely cocktails and good times with friends, so be sure to stop by.

Visit M.

Newton's Pub

Newton's Pub and Grill offers fair priced drinks, tasty pub-style meals and a great atmosphere. This is the kind of place that people gather to de-stress and have some good fun. Come and make new friends at Newtown's or bring along your old crowd to enjoy a night out.  Either way, you're sure to leave Newton's in a smashing good mood.

Visit Newton's Pub and Grill.

Outdoor

Pomula Park Nature Reserve

Spending time in the outdoors is proven to benefit overall health. If you're looking for a place to enjoy the great outdoors in Kempton Park, visit Pomula Park Nature Reserve. This relatively small reserve has a lot to offer, including fishing activities at the surrounding Blaauwpan Dam. The venue is child-friendly too, making it the ideal spot to bring the family over the weekend for some much-needed downtime.

Visit Pomula Park Nature Reserve.

Kempton Park Golf Club

Avid golfers will be delighted to know that Kempton Park boasts its very own 18-hole golf course. Rumour has it that this is where Ernie Els learnt to play golf, so try your hand at teeing off and you may just hit the perfect swing. Kempton Park Golf Club has approximately 800 members, including an active ladies and junior section. If you are part of a golf loving family, this is the perfect club for you and the kids.

Visit Kempton Park Golf Club.

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Kempton Park is the perfect place to stay over on a business trip or holiday in Johannesburg. While it may not be situated in central Joburg, you can easily access transportation to the CBD, Sandton and Pretoria from here. Plus, it's nearby the airport and there is a ton of fun activities to do in the area. Here are just some of the top hotels, lodges and B&Bs to choose from in Kempton Park.

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Hotels
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Hotels

Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo

Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo is situated a mere 2.7km from the airport and only 800m from the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station, making it one of the best choices for business travelers and tourists. The hotel's 275 rooms are each spacious and modern, fitted with all the amenities you could need for a luxurious stay. The hotel also boasts an on-site beauty spa, swimming pool and casual dining restaurant.

Visit Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo.

Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport

If you're looking for a hotel stay with a difference, check yourself into a lush room at the Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport. Themed around an airport hangar, this quirky hotel offers truly unique accommodations. Come and enjoy a meal at the on-site Warehouse Restaurant which serves a buffet breakfast and international cuisine. Or, spend a little time out on the terrace, soaking up the rich South African sun. There are also 10 state of the art conference venues here, perfect for business meetings and events.

Visit the Protea Hotel by Marriott at O.R. Tambo Airport.

Southern Sun OR Tambo International Airport

How would you like to watch the aeroplanes come and go from your hotel window? The Southern Sun Hotel at O.R. Tambo offers guests an up close view of the runway and the hotel's swimming pool from its 366 en-suite rooms. This is the ideal accommodation for travelers with a taste for contemporary finesse and an atmosphere of relaxation. Spend a day being pampered at the hotel's on-site spa or take a dive into the sparkling pool. This is hotel opulence at its very finest.

Visit the Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Garden Court O.R. Tambo Airport

If you're looking for family-friendly accommodation in Kempton Park, this is the hotel for you. The Garden Court Hotel at O.R. Tambo Airport offers the perfect combination of affordability, comfort and service, all within walking distance of Joburg's busiest air terminal. The hotel offers a special wake up call service, as well as free Wi-Fi and porter service. Visit Rosie O'Gradys Pub for a round of sundowners or pop into the hotel's buffet restaurant for an all you can eat gourmet dinner.

Visit Garden Court O.R. Tambo Airport.

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport

Want the celebrity five-star treatment? Book yourself a room at the InterContintenal Hotel Johannesburg. Just 69 metres from O.R. Tambo International Airport, this is the ideal stay over destination between long distance flights. Each room at the InterContinental is fitted out with deluxe bedding, air conditioning and satellite TV. You can also enjoy a spa treatment at the hotel's on-site beauty salon, before heading down to Quills restaurant for a delightful dining experience.

Visit the InterContinental Johannesburg.

Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel 

The award-winning Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace offers a matchless hotel experience enhanced by superior levels of service and guest relations. Ideally suited to business travellers and guests looking for supreme comfort and lavish indulgence, the Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel is undoubtedly one of Kempton Park's best accommodations. Guests are invited to visit the renowned Aurelia's restaurant for continental breakfast, before heading out to explore the array of entertainment facilities at Emperors Palace.

Visit the Peermont D’oreale Grande Hotel.

Peermont Mondior Hotel

The Peermont Mondior Hotel is another one of Emperors Palaces' top hotel lodgings. Here you will be treated to the full four-star luxury experience, complete with room service, complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site dining options. After a long flight, come and sip on a  cocktail at The Silver Moon Bar or take your dinner at the chic Oriana restaurant. The Peermont Mondior Hotel is the perfect place to find your rest, so book yourself a stay as soon as possible.

Visit the Peermont Mondior Hotel.

Peermont Metcourt

If you're after budget accommodation with all the trimmings of a three-star hotel, check into the Peermont Metcourt. Situated within the Emperors Palace complex, this budget-friendly lodging is ideal for families, business travellers and solo tourists. With 348 stylish, comfortable rooms on offer, the Peermont Metcourt welcomes in thousands of visitors each year. Add your name to the list of satisfied Peermont Metcourt guests by booking into the hotel for a weekend stay or extended accommodation.

Visit the Peermont Metcourt.

Lodges and B&Bs

Premium Lodge 

Premium Lodge offers affordable, yet comfortable accommodation situated just six minutes away from O.R. Tambo Airport. Their room options range from executive to standard rooms. However, every one of their lodgings is well equipped with all you could need to enjoy a restful stay. Premium Lodge also offers an Executive Family Room, ideal for weekend getaways with the family.

Visit Premium Lodge.

Aero Guest Lodge

Aero Guest Lodge and B&B is the closest small scale accommodation to O.R. Tambo International Airport. The lodge is also renowned for serving the best breakfast in the area. Come and enjoy a luxury stay in one of their chalets or hotel rooms. You can experience a true South African summer here out in the lush gardens or in the swimming pool, as well. Overall, Aero Guest Lodge is a haven for tourists, travelers and locals to relax and rejuvenate.

Visit Aero Guest Lodge.

Dove's Nest Guest House

Dove's Nest Guest House is a popular two-star guest lodge located in Kempton Park. Guests are offered affordable accommodation, complete with free airport shuttle and top quality service at Dove's Nest Guest House. Their friendly, dedicated and efficient staff will ensure that your stay is a memorable one. There are a total of 52 rooms here sleeping a maximum of 250 guests, so you can be ensured of a quiet, restful atmosphere as well.

Visit Dove's Nest Guest House.

O.R. Tambo Guest House

O.R. Tambo Guest House is situated in a rustic, tranquil setting a mere 10 minute drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport. With only eight luxury rooms on-site, this is premium lodging at its very best. Each room is fitted out with delicate furnishings, a flat screen TV with communal DStv premium bouquet, tea and coffee-making facilities, a work desk and free Wi-Fi connectivity. If you're looking for an escape not far from the city centre, O.R. Tambo Guest House is just the place for you.

Visit OR Tambo Guest House.

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AirBnB

Nothing beats the comfort of home, so why not book yourself into an Air BnB rental in Kempton Park for the duration of your stay? Not only does this offer you the privacy of your own home, but allows you to save extra cash for excursions around the city. It's the perfect choice for holiday makers who like to cook while on their travels or who simply prefer a touch of homeliness in their accommodations.

Find an AirBnB rental in Kempton Park.

Kempton Park is a city in Ekhuruleni, east of Johannesburg. Established in 1903, it is one of Gauteng's largest residential and industrial areas. At 149.05 square kilometres, Kempton Park is an expansive area of land. Let's take a closer look to find out all that the suburb has to offer.

What Are You Looking For?

Shopping
Entertainment
Restaurants
Hotels and Accommodation
Schools
Municipal Services
Conference Centres
Jobs
Property

Shopping

There are a number of exciting retail offerings in Kempton Park. Festival Mall is the largest shopping centre in the area, boasting a variety of stores, as well as the only ice rink on the East Rand! There are also numerous smaller shopping precincts scattered around the suburb, offering the ultimate convenience to residents and visitors. Bonaero Shopping Centre is located opposite O.R. Tambo International Airport, making it a popular shopping destination for tourists and business travelers staying at nearby hotels. So, whether you are visiting Kempton Park on a quick stopover between your travels or live in the area, there should be a shopping centre ideally suited to your preferences here.

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Entertainment In Kempton Park

Like most suburbs on the East Rand, Kempton Park offers a range of family-friendly activities to keep you and the kids busy over weekends. Of course, there is the aforementioned ice rink at Festival Mall, as well as a variety of entertainment venues at the popular Emperors Palace Casino. Bring the kids along to enjoy an enthralling 4DX cinema experience at NuMetro Emperors Palace or catch a live theatre show at the Theatre of Marcellus. Golfers can enjoy a few rounds at the Kempton Park Golf Club, while outdoor adventurists should take a drive to Blaauwpan Dam at the Pomula Park Nature Reserve. All in all, the area offers an exciting array of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

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Restaurants

Kempton Park offers a wide variety of dining options. From Friday night takeaways to romantic dinners, the restaurants here are as diverse as any other suburb in Gauteng. Take a culinary journey through Italy, the Mediterranean, Thailand, India and America all without leaving the East Rand. It is also home to the renowned Croydon Bakery. Be sure to stop by early on a Saturday morning to get your hands on freshly baked bread, cakes and pies. Their red velvet cupcake is said to be simply divine, so don't miss out!

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Hotels & Accommodation

Thanks to its proximity to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park is filled with hotels, lodges, B&Bs and backpackers accommodations. Emperors Palace has four luxury hotels to choose from, each within five to 10 minutes drive from the airport and Gautrain station. From here, you can travel directly to Sandton, Johannesburg Central, Rosebank or Pretoria. Ultimately, this area is the ideal place to stay for business travelers and tourists as it offers quality accommodation at budget prices, a range of fun activities and accessibility to the nearby Central Business District.

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Schools In Kempton Park

Kempton Park has 10 major schools, namely Hoërskool Jeugland, Hoërskool Kempton Park, Rhodesfield High School, Hoërskool Birchleigh, Norkem Park High, Sir Pierre van Ryneveld, Shangri-La Academy, Sonrise Christian School, Cresslawn Primary School and Maranatha Christian School. The area is also home to Ekhuruleni West College, a TVET training college for students looking to further their studies in trade subjects.

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Municipal Services

The Ekhuruleni Metropolitan Municipality offices are situated in the area. You can visit their Customer Care Centre for assistance with a range of services, including payment and account-related services and lodging and following up of all complaints. If you have outstanding traffic fines to settle, visit the EMPD Municipal Court in the centre of town. To renew your driver's license, pop by the Kempton Park License and Testing Office.

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Conference Centres

Courtesy of its many nearby hotels, Kempton Park has a number of conference centres and meeting rooms available for small, medium and large gatherings. These conference centres are the ideal location to host an international convention, as O.R. Tambo International Airport is just a few kilometres away. Most of the hotels in the area offer free shuttle services to and from the airport, so your guests needn't worry about transportation. So, if you're looking for a professional, modern and convenient spot to host an event, look no further than this suburb.

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Jobs

The job market in this area is wide-ranging, offering a number of opportunities for both school leavers and graduates. There are a variety of industries in the area, including trades work, industrial management, manufacturing, sales and retail. Due to its close proximity to the Gautrain station, the area is also sought after by many for ease of convenience. Many residents either commute to Sandton, Rosebank or Pretoria from here, as well.

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Property In Kempton Park

First-time home buyers should take a drive through the area. Whether you are in the market for an apartment, townhouse or forever family home, the area offers an array of property types. These listings often sell for reasonably low rates compared to other areas of Gauteng and greater Johannesburg. This is not to say that the property here is worth less than a Sandton apartment, but you certainly get bang for your buck. Sounds like a bargain to us!

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What Is It?

The music of Neil Diamond transcends time and space - with a legion of fans worldwide, this iconic crooner has enjoyed a 50 year career! Now, you can enjoy the sounds of Neil Diamond in this ultimate tribute show at Emperors Palace. Bring your grannies, aunties and friends to experience a cast of talented musicians performing his greatest hits, including 'Love on the Rocks', 'Sweet Caroline', 'Forever in Blue Jeans', 'Red Red Wine', 'I'm a Believer' and many more! Get your tickets now.

When Is It?

Saturday, 18 April 2020 at 20:00

Where Is It?

Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Ekhuruleni.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R120 - R470 per person. Book yours here.

For more information 

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Details: +27 (0) 11 928 1000

Montecasino

Movies at Montecasino offers you Bollywood magic in stunning surround-sound, plus a variety of tasty snacks to see you through those three-hour long epics! So, what are you waiting for? Grab the popcorn and get settled in for song, dance and everlasting romances.

Emperors Palace

Bollywood fans who live to the east of the city should check out the NuMetro cinema complex at Emperors Palace. With their luxury seating and in-house cocktail bar, NuMetro will have you singing and dancing along with your favourite on-screen characters.

CineCentre Killarney 

CineCentre at Killarney Mall is one of the most exclusive cinema complexes in Johannesburg, so it's no wonder that they screen the latest Bollywood releases. Stop by on a Tuesday for their budget bonus prices and experience the comfort of CineCentre's sofa chairs, delicious popcorn and drink combos and much more!

Ster-Kinekor At The Zone

Where would you least expect to find a cinema that screens Bollywood films in Joburg? While Rosebank seems like an unlikely hub for this kind of niche cinema, Ster-Kinekor at the Zone offers monthly Bollywood features. Stop by on your next shopping trip through the mall!

Drive.in.co

Have you ever wanted to travel back in time to visit an authentic drive-in movie complex? Drive.in.co offers film fundis a taste of history with their quarterly drive-in movie screenings across Joburg. Unfortunately, their Bollywood drive-in experience was cancelled in 2019, but they may just give it another try if they get enough requests on their Facebook page, so get poking!

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Upcoming Releases

Now that you know where to go for a little Bollywood flavour, we thought you'd like to know what's headed to cinemas in the coming months.

Baaghi 3

Directed by: Ahmed Kha

Starring: Tiger Shroff

Release date: 06 March 2020.

Ronnie and Vikram are brothers who share an unbreakable bond. Since childhood, Ronnie has always come to Vikram's rescue when trouble calls. Their journey begins when a turn of events leads Vikram to travel abroad for work. As the two prepare to bid farewell, Vikram is kidnapped. Ronnie thus vows to do whatever it takes to destroy whomever stands in the way of Vikram’s safety. He goes on a rampage of destruction to see his brother safe again, even if it means that he has to take on an entire country all on his own.

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar

Directed by: Dibakar Banerjee

Starring: Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra

Release date: 20 March 2020.

The lives of Pinky, a Haryanavi police officer and Sandeep, a corporate type, intersect in this black comedy. Representing two very alternate personalities, they clash immediately. But despite their vast differences, their mistrust, suspicion and hatred for each other unites them.

Thappad

Directed by: Anubhav Sinha

Starring: Taapsee Pannu and Tanvi Azmi

Release date: TBA

Amrita's husband assaults her at a party, shattering their seemingly perfect life together. But is one slap enough to question what their relationship stands for?

Do you know of any other cinemas that screen Bollywood films in Joburg? Let us know about them! 

What Is It?

Enjoy the sweet melodies of Sound Of Celebration VI by the amazing Sydenham Highlands-North Community Centre.

They are really going to be bringing it and setting the bar high; as they always do so you can expect something amazing. They will move your heart.

When Is It?

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 at 19:45.

Where Is It?

Emperors Palace, Theatre Of Marcellus, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R70 - R130 per person, get yours here.

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What Is It?

Christmas Eve is full of excitement, wonder and joy as families gather to celebrate. This year, why not treat yourself and the kids to a Christmas carol experience at Emperors Palace? The talented Ntokozo Mbambo will serenade you with her velvety voice. Singing a collection of your favourite Christmas carols for the very first time. There will also be a ton of festive surprises for the audience, so don't miss out!

When Is It?

Tuesday, 24 December 2019 at 18:00.

Where Is It?

Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R250 - R450 per person on Computicket.

For more information 

Visit the Emperors Palace website for more information. Contact the Box Office on +27 (0) 11 928 1000

What Is It?

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70's disco dance floor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gees 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience in a theatre-style production with over two hours of live engaging entertainment. Showcased through vibrant state-of-the-art lighting, digital display screens, impeccable sound. Of course, the show is championed by a handpicked international cast. So, prepare to be immersed into the disco era with exquisite trio harmonies and the iconic high-pitched Bee Gees falsetto that we all know and love.

With disco tracks like Night Fever, Stayin' Alive, You Should Be Dancin' and best-loved ballads like How Deep Is Your Love, I Started a Joke and Tragedy, The Bee Gees Night Fever is not to be missed!

When Is It?

Friday, 24 January 2020 - Friday, 31 January 2020.

Where Is It?

Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R144 - R520 per person on Computicket.

For more information 

Click here for more information.

Call the Box Office on +27 (0) 11 928 1000. 

Emperors Palace is the place to be over the festive season, with their sparkling Garden of Lights, the Crafters Fair and festive theatre shows for all. The fun doesn't stop on Christmas Day either, as Emperors Palace invites you to bring the family along for a scrumptious lunch or dinner at one of their top restaurants. Here's what you can expect at Emperors Palace this year:

Aurelia's Restaurant

The award-winning Aurelia's Restaurant is open for business on Christmas Day. Overlooking the spectacular hotel gardens, which will be adorned in merry Christmas lights and Santa's Village, Aurelia's will be hosting a Christmas Eve dinner, as well as a buffet Christmas lunch. Kiddies under 12 will receive a gift on arrival, while adults will be treated to a complimentary mug of traditional eggnog. The restaurant is famed for their African-inspired fusion cuisine, offering diners a rich experience of flavours. Expect an array of classic South African Christmas dishes, served with five-star flair!

Dates: Tuesday, 24 December 2019 at 18:30 and Wednesday, 25 December 2019 at 13:00 - 15:30.

Price: The Christmas Eve dinner costs R495 per person, while the buffet lunch costs R795 per person, including free gifts for the kids and complimentary drinks.

* Kids aged 5 and under enter free, while kids aged 6 - 12 years pay half price.

Booking is essential. Please contact Christine Hlatshwayo on 011 928 1908 or email Aurel[email protected]

Christmas Lunch

Rosetta's

If it's value for money dining you are looking for, book a table at Rosetta's. Offering a full Christmas lunch buffet, this family-style restaurant is ideal for large groups. There is ample space for families to enjoy a private Christmas feast together, while embracing the style and glamour of the opening dining area. Rosetta's serves a variety of dishes inspired by Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and African cuisines. Their dessert station is just as enticing, with tall jars of marshmallows, sprinkles and candies. It's the Christmas lunch of your dreams, so don't hesitate to book your slot!

Date: Wednesday, 25 December 2019 at 11:00 – 13:30, 14:00 – 16:00 and 16:30 – 18:30.

Price: Rosetta's Christmas lunch costs R395 per person.

*Kids aged 5 and under enter for free, kids aged 6 - 12 years pay R190.

Make reservations on 011 928 1367/1353 or via email at [email protected]

Banquet Christmas Lunch

The prestigious Centre Court at Emperors Palace invites you to their epic Banquet Christmas Lunch. Come and enjoy a long, luxurious lunch without all the added hassle of cooking and cleaning up afterwards. Perfect for moms, dads, kids, grannies and grandpas, this is sure to be a joyous affair, so don't let it pass you by.

Date: Wednesday, 25 December 2019 at 11:30 for 12:00 - 16:00.

Price: Adults pay R475 per person and pensioners pay R350 per person.

Contact 011 928 1000 or email [email protected] to make your booking.

Christmas lunch

Oriana At The Peermont Mondior Hotel

Oriana's Restaurant at the Peermont Mondior Hotel offers an elegant Christmas buffet lunch. With tons of festive cheer and themed decorations, you are in store for a real holiday treat. Tuck into succulent roasts, rich gravies, crisp potatoes and all the trimmings here. But, make sure to keep room for dessert! Oriana's American-style puddings will have you rushing back to the buffet table for more. We recommend this venue for smaller families, looking to enjoy an intimate get-together.

Date: Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Price: The buffet lunch costs R555 per person. Pensioners pay R400 per person.

*Kids aged 5 and under enter for free, while kids aged 6 - 12 years pay R270 per person.

For reservations, contact 011 928 1000 or via email at [email protected]

For More Information

For further details on Emperors Palace, visit their website.

You can also follow their social media pages:

Facebook - facebook.com/EmperorsPalaceResort

Twitter - twitter.com/emperorspalace

Instagram - instagram.com/emperors_palace

Details: 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Ekhuruleni, Gauteng | +27 (0) 11 928 1000

Merry Christmas!

What Is It?

The inaugural Ekurhuleni Gin and Comedy Market brings the love of gin and comedy together. Set up at the eccentric Red Roman Shed at Emperors Palace, this spin on a typical market will definitely have your day filled with laughter, music. Visit the iconic "Build Your Own Cocktail" bar and on-site food stalls for gourmet eats. Clear your calendar and bring your dancing shoes to this laugh fest featuring your favourite comedians, Mashabela, Salesman, Peter Mashata, Summary, Pele Pele, Isaac Gambu, Smowkey Nyembe. You don't want to miss this, so book your tickets now.

When Is It?

Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 01:00.

Where Is It?

Red Roman Shed at Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R135 - R150 per person. Get yours online via Computicket.

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What Is It?

Experience A Legendary Night With Judith Sephuma & Brenda Mtambo and you do not want to miss it.

The two are teaming up to create something amazing and this is something you don't want to miss. They are bringing the jazz and afro-soul.

Prepare for an exciting evening.

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 When Is It?

Saturday, 29 February 2020 at 20:00.

Where Is It?

Emperoros Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R200 - R620 per person, get your ticket Here.

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Festive Magic At Montecasino

This year, bring the kids to Montecasino to experience the festive magic of the season. Visit the magical village of lights, the largest indoor Christmas lights display in Joburg, or marvel at the stories told through the state-of-the-art 3D projection on Montecasino's Tuscan facade. If that wasn't enough festive cheer for you, kids will be enthralled with the tons of free entertainment on offer at the Piazza.

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Sandton City Christmas Village

Joburg's favourite shopping destination, Sandton City, is the home of a spectacular Christmas market this year. Reminiscent of a typical European market, the stalls will be housed under custom-built wooden huts. Selling an array of African-inspired Christmas gifts, the vendors will be towered by a 6m tall Christmas tree! So, come and join in for some caroling, feasting and the spirit of family at the Sandton City Christmas Village.

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Emperors Palace Garden of Lights 

The Emperors Palace Garden of Lights is back! Bigger and better than ever before, the Christmas festivities will be in full swing here. Bring the little ones to Santa's Village, where the elves will be tolling away, preparing all the gifts for the big day. Or, pop into the Crafters Fair Market to find the best artisan toys and trinkets. Round things off at the adjoining carnival, which features fun rides and tasty treats, including Frosty Melts and Chip Twisters.

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Christmas Villages

Santa's World of Wonder

Cradlestone Mall presents Santa's World of Wonder this December. There will be a range of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a bauble making factory, baking workshops, Toy Town, Santa’s Post Office and Santa’s Village. Kiddies will also be delighted by the main attraction at the village - a super-sized inflatable polar bear! It's a must-visit for sure.

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Destination Christmas

Melrose Arch invites you and the kids to take a stroll through their electric Christmas light display this December. With an all new Fantasy Garden on the Piazza, this is one of the most popular Christmas villages in the city. Santa Claus will also be making surprise visits, so be sure to have your wishlists at the ready. Destination Christmas is the ultimate family fun experience.

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Joburg Zoo Festival of Lights 

Joburg Zoo have partnered with Joburg Theatre to bring you their annual festival of lights this December. Come and see an array of life-sized light displays, featuring all your favourite animals. The magnificent tree of lights, which sparkles from the centre of the zoo, will take centre stage while live performances keep you and kids entertained. You can also expect a number of food and craft stalls. See you there.

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Do you know of any other merry Christmas villages in the city? Let us know about them! 

Parkview Charity Christmas Market 2019

Get your Christmas shopping done early while supporting a worthy cause. Join the Parkview Charity Christmas Market 2019 and browse through their selection of stalls selling delectable food and unique trinkets. Or have a blast with the many fun activities and entertainment on offer. All proceeds from the market will be donated to charity. 

Garden Of Lights

For just R25 per person, you and your family can enjoy a spectacle of lights. You can also visit and take a photo with santa, visit Santa’s Workshop, the Mystic Castle and the Magic Sweet Shop. If you’re hungry after all the festivities, stop by at the food stalls for some Frosty Melts, Smile Donuts, Gourmet Chariots and more. All proceeds will be donated to charity. Booking is essential and the event is weather dependent. 

Spoil A Rescue This Christmas

This Christmas, spread the joy by giving some much-needed attention to the pugs and honourary pugs of Pug Rescue in Benoni. For the cost of R20 or a tin of Husky with gravy, you get to spend an hour enjoying the wags, snorts and glob of the wonderful pooches waiting for their furever homes. Visitors can choose between the 8:00 slot and take the dogs for a walk, or the 10:00 slot, where they can cool down at the pug pool party. If you're not available on 1 December, then join Merry Pugmas on Saturday, 7 December 2019 for a day of fun.

Christmas Spectacular

This Christmas, head to the Alexander Theatre in Braamfontein for a Christmas Spectacular. Presented by Hillsong South Africa, this family-friendly musical stage show is bound to get even the Grinch in the festive spirit. Feel the jingle in the air as you enjoy a live performance of all your favourite Christmas carols. And in true festive spirit, the funds raised from this show will go towards bringing some festive joy through Hillsong's community outreach programme.

FURRstive Christmas Market & Adoption Day

Animal lovers, unite. Visit A New Hope Dog Rescue for their FURRstive Christmas Market & Adoption Day. Entry to the event costs just R20.00 or a donation of a can of tinned dog food. The day will be filled with loads of fun, from pony rides to market stalls. Spend the day meeting all the beautiful furbabies looking for their furever homes. 

Drinking Olympics

PET RESCUE, in association with Women For Animals Alliance, will be hosting a very special Christmas Charity event this festive season. This Christmas, gather your friends, co-workers and family members and drink for a rescue. Bookings can be made for a team of four members and includes a welcome drink. All funds raised from this joyous event will go towards animal charities in the area to help them survive the up-coming busy season.

What A Feeling

Join Paws R Us SA and Pekingese Rescue of South Africa this December for a throw-back party unlike any other. Let out your inner 80s child and dance away to the classics from Madonna, Michael Jackson and U2. Apart from the delicious a la carte menu, visitors can bust a move on the dance floor, get refreshments at the cash bar, browse through the craft stalls or take a snap at the adorable shelter dog photo booth. All proceeds will be used to suppawt shelter dogs during the festive season.

Picnic With Carols

Wetnose Animal Rescue Centre invite you to join them for a delightful picnic this joyous season. Bring your friends and family along for a magical evening under the stars, complete with Christmas carols and a special screening of The 12 Dogs Of Christmas. If you'd rather not make the trip at night, join them for a day of wagging tails and sloppy kisses while spoiling the shelter's animals before the Christmas rush hits.

Special Mention: Santa Cause For Paws Pledging

Santa Cause For Paws is an animal welfare organisation and online store that aims to make a difference in the lives of animals in shelters this Christmas. They plan to do this by collecting boxes of treats for puppies, kittens, cats and dogs and dropping them off at various shelters on Christmas Day. You can help by pledging to donate a box, containing 2 things yum, 1 thing warm, something fun and something useful. Or, you can offer out your workspace or home as a drop-off zone. Help put the wags back in the tails of unwanted and abandoned animals this Christmas.

Do you know of any other Christmas events for charity? Let us know in the comments section below!

The Best Of Ekurhuleni is a reader's choice award granted to businesses around the East Rand. According to the organisation, "The Best of Ekurhuleni Reader’s Choice Awards were established to inspire the residents of Ekurhuleni to celebrate the best of the best and inspire growth and prosperity in local business and organizations."

These awards are a great way for locals to learn more about their surroundings and to explore the best Ekurhuleni has to offer. While we can't mention all the award winners, we will discuss some of our favourites of the worthy winners.

George's Bread & Co.

Offering an assortment of delectable baked goods, treats and confectionery, George's is probably one of our favourite bakeries in Gauteng. We are nothing short of in love with the soft and airy Red Velvet Cupcakes, chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and perfect Cheesecake. It seems every time we pop by they have something new to make our mouths water. As such, it is no surprise that they take home the awards for not one, but six categories. These include Best Coffee Shop, Best Bakery, Best Pies, Best Place For Party Platters, Best Bakery With Café and joint Best New Restaurant.

Contact details: 010 110 7575 | Shop 7, K90 Centre, Cnr Northrand and Rondebult Road, Jansen Park, Boksburg | [email protected] | https://gbco.co.za

The Victorian Secret

The Victorian Secret

The Victorian Secret

Tucked away in Benoni lies a beautiful Victorian house adorned with rose arches, crisp white window panes and a giant oak tree. This home has been renovated into one of the best bakeries in the East. In fact, according to Best Of Ekurhuleni, they are the Best Tea Garden. After sampling their delightful brunch, high tea and confectionery, we couldn't agree more. Spend a breezy summer afternoon lounging under a shady tree while indulging in a perfectly baked macaron. We recommend the granadilla or raspberry, but those more daring can opt for the salty sweet bacon treat.

Contact details: 011 420 1912 | 140 Woburn St (Cnr Russel St), Western Ext, Benoni | [email protected] | http://thevictoriansecret.co.za/

East Rand Mall

East Rand Mall is the proud winner of Best Shopping Mall. Situated in Boksburg, this mall is home to several other winners, including Best Clothing Store For Him (Edgars) and Best Accessories (Lovisa). Featuring 180 retailers, restaurants and entertainment hubs, this mall has been the go-to for East Randers since 1992. Recently renovated, this mall now has even more parking space and a more modernised feel.

Contact details: 011 823 1110 | Bental Rd, Jansen Park, Boksburg | [email protected]https://www.eastrandmall.co.za

Green Craft Bar

This bar meets pub, located in Modderfontein and Benoni, has won two awards in this year's Best Of Ekurhuleni. They take home the prestigious title of Best Craft Beer Pub. With nine beers on tap, 17 largers, 21 ales and a range of other suds on offer, we are not surprised. They also have a pretty good gin list, which is why they also took the Best Craft Gin Bar title. While sampling their bitter beer and ample gin, make sure to try the Green Pizza or Peanut Butter Burger. They may sound weird, but they're worth a taste.

Contact details: Modderfontein - 082 446 3768 | Modderfontein Country Club, 1 Centenary Rd, Modderfontein, Johannesburg ; Benoni - 084 603 0609 | Benoni Country Club, Morris St, Morehill, Benoni | https://www.thegreen.co.za

The Green Craft Bar

The Green Craft Bar

Birchwood Hotel

Another multi-award winner, Birchwood Hotel takes home Best Local Hotel, Best Venue For Private Functions and Best Hire Venue/ Conference Centre. This hotel, located just 10 minutes away from OR Tambo International Airport, boasts 665 rooms of varying sizes, four onsite restaurants and over 60 conference venues. Set in a picturesque lush garden, this hotel meets all your needs, whether it be luxurious accommodation, the perfect wedding venue or a night of fine dining in the city.

Contact details: 011 897 0000 | Viewpoint Road, Bartlett, Boksburg | https://www.birchwoodhotel.co.za | [email protected]

Emperors Palace

Winner for Best Venue For International And Local Artists To Perform, Best Entertainment Destination For Parties And A Night Out, Best Casino and Best Place To Take Out-Of-Towners is none other than Emperors Palace. This casino and entertainment area offers all the traditional casino games as well as several hotels, theatres and cinemas; conference venues; restaurants; spas and shops. The Palace Of Dreams is your one stop destination for all your entertainment needs.

Contact details: 011 928 1000 | 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg | https://www.emperorspalace.com/

Birchwood Hotel

Birchwood Hotel

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Who's your favourite Best Of Ekurhuleni winner? Let us know in the comments section below!

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