Welcome To Johannesburg
Welcome to Sunny South Africa and the InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo. We invite you to create lasting memories in Johannesburg, a city with so much to offer.
InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport is a safe, easy walk from the international arrivals hall at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. We are perfectly located for business travellers and just a 14-minute train ride from the Sandton CBD. Enjoy unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi, quiet soundproofed rooms, quick check-in and a host of services designed to meet the needs of the modern business traveller. Winner of the Skytrax Best Airport Hotel Africa in 2013.
Start your day with a workout in our Tecnho-Gym overlooking the airport runway. Take comfort as the international airlines arrive in Johannesburg knowing that this ideal location gives you extra time to prepare for your day, return journey home or onward safari transfer without the headaches of traffic congestion and missed or delayed flights.Enjoy a fresh Continental breakfast from Quills Restaurant, open 24 hours per day. Al fresco dining is available on the terrace where you can soak up the early morning rays of the African sun. The best way to explore any city is on foot. Enjoy a walking tour of inner city Johannesburg where you will get a chance to learn about Johannesburg and South Africa’s history. Stop off at the Carlton Centre’s also known as the “Top of Africa” which offers an exhilarating view of the skyline.
Take a visit to Constitution Hill where you will get an understanding of the shaping of our society. The Constitutional Court complex is built on the ruins of one of the most notorious prisons which was built in 1892. Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela both spent time on this prison. Steeped in history, Constitution Hill will stir something in your soul. Head to Moyo Zoo lake for lunch. Moyo is an outdoor restaurant serving delicious Pan-African cuisine accompanied by an African jazz band.
Enjoy a relaxing massage at Camelot Spa located on the 8th floor of the hotel before heading down for sundowners on Quills Terrace. Quills offers a great upmarket dining experience specialising in South African game and seafood dishes. Our wine list offers some of the best wines to be found in the country and is not to be missed. Concierge shall be delighted to assist with entertainment options in and around Johannesburg. There really is a lot on offer from township shebeens to luxury award winning restaurants and theatre. Unmistakably African in style and taste.
Taxis and private transport, metered or otherwise, is relatively expensive and not in abundance. We do not recommend the informal taxi services found in use by the local communities due to their poor safety records.
Tip around 10 to 20 % depending on the quality of service. Tipping patterns are similar to the USA or Europe.
Summer - light and loose clothing and comfortable cottons. Allow for daily downpours between October and April. Winter - it is generally warm during the day and cold from late afternoon. Temperatures range from 24C down to 4C so both warm and cool clothing required. Informal dress is very common, even in business however suits will signify the importance of a meeting or deal dependant on company culture and circumstance.
South Africa requires all travellers journeying from yellow fever risk countries to show proof of yellow fever vaccination by means of a valid yellow fever certificate. Johannesburg is malaria free so no precautions are necessary when visiting.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Johannesburg is a sprawling city, bigger that London and New York and is 1753 metres (5750 feet) above sea level. It is also considered the world's biggest man-made forest with over 10 million trees. Take time out to explore the culture, vibrance and history of one of the worlds youngest key cities.
WHAT TO PACK
Winter is opposite to Northern Hemisphere seasons - May through August. In Johannesburg it does not rain so pack moisturisers and lip balms - men and ladies! The sun will still burn during the day so don't forget sun cream. At night it can drop below freezing but is normally between 4 and 8 celsius. Expect sub-tropical and balmy weather in Durban and cold wet and windy weather in Cape Town. Summer is hot and humid in Durban, warm with daily thundershowers in Johannesburg. In Cape Town you can expect the same but it can on occassions be cold, wet and windy.
Pack your golf clubs! South Africa offers an abundance of excellent golf courses. In comparison with Europe most clubs offer excellent value green fees.
Mobile phone reception
South Africa's mobile phone operators utilise the GSM system. If your phone is GSM compatible, set up international roaming with your service provider before you leave home. Alternatively, you can hire a mobile phone at the airport on arrival in South Africa, and purchase pre-paid airtime at retail outlets during your stay.
- O.R. Tambo International Airport
- Johannesburg , 1619
- South Africa
- Front Desk +27-11-9615400
Distance 0.1 KM / 0.06 MI WEST to Hotel
The hotel is located 68.7 metres walking distance in front of the International Arrivals Hall. To park, follow signs to the Short Term Parking and follow signs to hotel. Valet parking is available and a drop off zone is situated in front of the hotel.
Grand Central Airport (GCJ)
Distance 20 KM / 12.43 MI NORTH to Hotel
Take R24 West to join N1 North direction Pretoria. Remain on N1 for approx 20 km and take New Road off ramp. Turn right on bridge over highway and proceed for 2km to Airport. GCJ is a busy heliport as well as light aircraft and charters.
Lanseria Airport (HLA)
Distance 65 KM / 40.39 MI NORTH to Hotel
Take R512 along Malibongwe Drive to N1 highway. Take N1 North to join the N3 at Buccleuch. After approximately 8 kms take R24 split to O.R Tambo Airport. Follow brown tourist information boards with the hotel name. The hotel is located in front of the International Arrivals Hall and adjacent to the short term parking garage.
Station Name: Gautrain O.R Tambo International
Distance 0.068 KM / 0.04 MI NORTH EAST to Hotel
*Located in the airport and within close walking distance to the hotel the newly opened Gautrain operates a shuttle service between to the Sandton CBD. *This is a safe and clean rail service permitting easier access to shops and entertainment for guests.
Subway Name: *Gautrain O.R Tambo International
Distance 0.068 KM / 0.04 MI NORTH EAST to Hotel
The InterContinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Hotel is located opposite the International Arrivals Hall at Johannesburgs main international airport. The hotel is only 68 metres safe walking distance from the airport. For access from the Sandton CBD follow signs for O.R Tambo International Airport. Alternatively, take N3 to the R24 East split. Follow the R24 for a couple of kilometres and then take the R21 North and follow to Junction 46 at the airport.
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