Protea Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
Protea OR Tambo is a short complimentary shuttle service from the airport and is ideal for an overnight between your connecting flights.
The hotel has 213 rooms that have a spacious contemporary feel with the standard room shaving a shower only and a first class room have both a bath and a shower but all are sound-proofed giving you the views over the airport without the noise.
The hotel has an airport theme with the aviation memorabilia and packing cases dotted around the place, this includes a flight simulator where you can try your luck at landing at OR Tambo! Outside area has an inviting pool with sofas on islands and the restaurant serves simple but well cooked food.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
At the heart of the glitzy Emperor's Palace complex is the plush, five-star D'oreale Hotel. The hotel boasts an excellent spa, top class restaurant and a beautifully designed external swimming pool.
Located in the vibrant haven of Melrose Arch with its cafe's, shops and restaurants, The Fire and Ice is a contemporary hotel which reflects the pace of city life of Johannesburg or Jozi as it is affectionately known.
Sleek and modern in style but with an African twist, the InterContinental is conveniently located just a short stroll from Johannesburg’s O.R.Tambo International Airport, offering a peaceful, relaxing place to rest and rejuvenate before or after a flight.
Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa is an absolutely fantastic property offering standards and service that few can surpass as well as offering a retreat from bustling Johannesburg.
The Michelangelo is wonderfully comfortable and a great base where you can relax and explore Johannesburg.
A beautifully renovated colonial home dating back to the 1950s, this is an owner-run boutique hotel in an upmarket area of Johannesburg. It’s a quiet retreat within a busy city and is ideal for a stopover or an extended stay.
The Southern Sun is a convenient hotel if you are catching early flights due to its proximity to the airport.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The tour begins in the affluent, leafy suburb of Houghton before making its way to Hillbrow, a jarring contrast in living conditions, before arriving in downtown Johannesburg - the historical heart of Johannesburg.