When a place that’s so deeply convenient – directly opposite the International Arrivals Hall doesn’t get much closer – is also decorated in uplifting style and equipped with all the mod-cons, it has to be the one. The InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel is our go-to address for Joburg’s swiftest and comfiest comings and goings. Enjoy a host of services, including a spa, gym and the 24-hour convenience of Quills Restaurant and Cocktail Bar specialising in South African game and seafood dishes.
Light, glorious light. After the rigours of a long flight, or before one in order to shore up one’s resources, nothing is more appreciated than torrents of hot water, a fabulous big bed, and lots of natural light (or if it’s time for sleep, quality light-blocking curtains). The airy, light suites of the InterContinental are equipped with each of these fabulous features, and more. Large, luxurious showers come with massage functions. Contemporary décor references the light and natural textures of the African savannah. Comfy king beds invite total relaxation, whether deep sleep at the end of a long journey or restorative rest and privacy before a flight. The Techno-Gym overlooks the airport runway, a 24-hour business centre is at the ready, and round-the-clock dining and libations are available at Quills, whose cellar includes an extensive selection of fine South African wines.