Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Kempton Park, South Africa, Africa

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Kempton Park, South Africa, Africa

Kempton Park is a South African city, located in the Ekurhuleni municipality in Gauteng province, close to the township of Tembisa, around 45 km south of one of three capitals of the country, Pretoria and 40 km northeast of Johannesburg, the largest city of South Africa. Kempton Park is the location of the busiest airport of Africa, OR Tambo International Airport, which serves the gold city, Johannesburg. Kempton is also famous for the landmark sites like the Kempton Park Golf Course and the Emperor’s Palace Casino. Kempton Park coordinates with 26°6′ S latitude and 28°14′ E longitude, covering an area of 149.05 sq. km.


History of Kempton Park:

The history of Kempton Park revolves round the German born Carl Friedrich Wolff, who developed his carrier at the mining company Adolph Mosenthal & Co in London and then he was transferred to Port Elizabeth branch in South Africa as a chief of accounting team and then to Bloemfontein and later Pretoria and finally to Johannesburg, where he became a prominent figure among local communities and established a farm at Zuurfontein and subdivided farm as a residential area that became present Kempton Park.


How to reach Kempton Park?

Kempton Park is served by OR Tambo International Airport with flights from Mumbai, London, Paris, New York and many other global cities. Buses are frequent between Kempton Park and its nearby cities like Johannesburg, Pretoria and Centurion.

Kempton Park has an upgraded road network, served by buses, rental cars and taxis. For rental cars, visitors can consider followings:

  • Avis Car Rental
  • First Car Rental


Culture, Food and Shopping in Kempton Park:

Kempton Park itself houses dozens of shopping and restaurant options and for more options, visitors can reach downtown Johannesburg, where can get the real experience of South Africa’s shopping and dining.


What to do in Kempton Park?

  • Visiting spas and casinos
  • Golfing
  • Traditional shopping


What to see in Kempton Park?


AECI Dynamite Factory Museum:

The AECI Dynamite Factory Museum in Kempton Park is concentrated on describing the history of explosives used for mining in the country. It is located on 2 Main Street in Modderfontein and is allowed for visitors from 10AM to 2PM (Monday-Friday).


Kempton Park Golf Course:

The Kempton Park Golf Course is a nicely landscaped golf course within the club in Kempton Park. Other than playing golf, visitors can also take typical traditional and international delicacies at restaurant within the club. Prices are reasonable for both golfing and food.


The Emperor’s Palace Casino:

The Emperor’s Palace Casino is a famous casino, situated at 64 Jones Road in Kempton Park. It is a friendly, well maintained gaming and relaxation point, offering a memorable experience for visitors. But keeping full pocket is must.


Octavia’s Sensorium Day Spa:

Situated at 64 Jones Road in D’Oreale Grand Hotel, Octavia’s Sensorium Day Spa offers a wide range of rejuvenation options that are served in cool and pleasant environment. The best way to make body and mind in relaxed state.


Other places of interest in and around Kempton Park:

  • Old Kromdraai Gold Mine
  • Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens
  • Mandela Family Museum
  • Johannesburg Art Gallery
  • Gold Reef City
  • Montecasino Bird Gardens
  • Absa Money Museum
  • The Apartheid Museum
  • Chérie De Villiers Gallery
  • Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
  • Lesedi Cultural Village
  • Lion Park
  • Constitution Hill


Best time to visit Kempton Park:

Throughout the year is best, especially from May to August is the ideal time to visit Kempton Park in South Africa.


Where to stay in Kempton Park?

Being the site of the country’s prime airport, Kempton Park is home to a large number of upgraded hotels ranging from star to five star hotels. Budget and mid-range hotels can also be found in Kempton Park that are located on the boundary of the city. The prominent hotels in Kempton Park include:

  • Sunrock Guesthouse
  • African Rock Hotel
  • Destiny Exclusive Hotel
  • Marben Manor Guest House
  • Blue Mango Lodge
  • Malikana Guesthouse
  • Journey’s Inn Africa
  • Airport Modjadji Guesthouse
  • Chamonix Guest Lodge
  • Safari Club
  • Peermont Mondior at Emperors Palace
  • Life Hotels Airport Johannesburg
  • The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo
  • Ikwekwezi Botique Estate
  • Willow View Lodge & Conference Centre

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