Johannesburg, Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo International Airport, South Afrika

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There are ATMs, banks and bureaux de change within the terminals.


There is an on-site post office. Mobile telephone hire is also available. Passengrs can make use of paid-for wireless internet access in the international departures area.


There are plenty of places to eat and drink at O. R. Tambo International Airport. These outlets include cafés, juice bars, steak houses and fast-food restaurants.


Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport has a wide variety of shops, including a duty-free mall in Terminal A. Among the specialist shops are gift retailers, bookshops, designer clothing brands and jewellers.


A left-luggage facility (tel: (011) 390 1804) is available on the upper level of the underground car park, just off the international arrivals area. Porters can be found in the arrivals halls and can be recognised by bright orange uniforms and ACSA badges – tipping is recommended. Visitors should not use unauthorised porters.


Among the airport’s other facilities is a 24-hour medical clinic, chapel, Muslim prayer room and baby change facilities.

Conference & Business

The airport’s business centre (tel: (011) 921 6262) has a range of facilities, including fax, telephone and secretarial services. The Premier Conference Centre (tel: (011) 390 1084) in the domestic terminal offers four meeting rooms seating up to 14 delegates, a seminar facility for up to 50 guests and a conference room for up to 120 people. Meeting facilities can also be found at some of the nearby hotels.

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    The airport is easily accessible, with lifts (two of which are equipped with Braille signage) and ramps throughout the terminals.

    Disabled parking spaces are available. The free shuttle service that serves the remote car parking area can accommodate passengers in wheelchairs. Disabled passengers without a disabled pass should contact the ACSA-JIA help desk (tel: +27 11 921 6262) for assistance.

    A golf cart service, which can accommodate disabled passengers, operates between the terminals and the car hire areas.

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    Airport map and general information

    Airport code: JNB

    Number of Terminals: 2


    Airport information desks are located in the arrivals and departures areas of the international terminal and also in the arrivals halls of the domestic terminal. Additional information and flight details are available via the airport helpdesks (tel: (011) 921 6262) in the terminals. The Gauteng Tourism Authority Information Desk is situated in the International Arrivals Terminal (tel: (011) 390 3614/02).

    Transfer between Terminals

    A free shuttle bus operates between the terminals and car parks. The terminals are situated in one large complex, enabling passengers to walk from one to the other.

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    Hotels in Johannesburg


    Luxury global chains, family-run guesthouses, cool hostels and everything in between can be found

    in the diverse suburbs which make up South Africa’s dynamic metropolis.

    Saxon Hotel, Villas And Spa

    36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst
    Johannesburg, Gauteng 2196
    South Afrika
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    Category: Expensive

    Ultimate luxury on 2.5 hectares (6 acres) of land, this all-suite hotel was Mandela’s home when he wrote his autobiography.

    Ten Bompas

    10 Bompas Road
    2196 Johannesburg
    South Africa
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    Category: Expensive

    All-suite design hotel with celebrated Winehouse restaurant and glass-fronted wine cellar.

    The Maslow

    Corner Grayston Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton
    2031 Johannesburg
    South Africa
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    Category: Moderate

    Business-centric hotel with popular bistro restaurant, techno gym and Africology Spa.

    Willy’s Chateau

    46 Leicester Road, Kensington
    2094 Johannesburg
    South Africa
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    Category: Budget

    Family-run German bed and breakfast with outdoor pool in the suburb of Kensington.