O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)

O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)

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  • Lufthansa
    "biggest city of South Africa"(10 Tips)
    Ryan G.
    "domestic departures"(14 Tips)
    Kudzai M. M.
    "Btw Gautrain goes up till midnight if you need to use it."(8 Tips)
    Peter K.
    "Good nusic, clean and a world class Airport"(10 Tips)
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  • James C.
    James CostelloMarch 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    .@ortambo_int is hands-down the #FRIENDLIEST #airport I've EVER been to #worldwide! Place is super huge but VERY beautiful/lots of stores/GR8 #Twitter attitude+FABS vibe! 🌎😀 DEF @jamescapetown FAVE!
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaFebruary 3, 2014
    Experience the biggest city of South Africa with our flagship and take off on one of our daily flights to Johannesburg! Be inspired by the Lufthansa travel report for Johannesburg! Read more
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysOctober 4, 2011
    Mai Mai market is the oldest market here where locals come to get cured by the powers of muti (traditional African medicine). You can buy zulu clothing, beaded accessories & other African artefacts!
  • Chase G.
    Chase GrayJune 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Flight reader board often won't show flights far enough out to know where to check in. Ask one of the SAA staff at the entrance to each check in area and they'll tell you where to go.
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiJanuary 16
    Huge airport, don't forget to get your tax refund. The gates are pretty spread out, security is pretty quick and good lounges and food options. They have free wifi. Very friendly staff.
  • Fernando
    FernandoApril 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing airport. Everyone in immigrations are so nice and welcoming, the airport is big and customs barely check your bags :). There is wifi in there so that's a rial A plus.
  • Bernard d.
    Bernard du ToitJanuary 31, 2015
    Flying International? Find some nice local SA fastfood places at the Domestic side, walk past arivals. Wimpy, Mug and Bean Fish and Chips and Spur!
  • Rob M.
    Rob MeronekOctober 2, 2012
    The best place outside of the terminal/sky lounge is the back corner of KFC with leather couches good for hours of passing out on long layovers. Power outlets everywhere, too.
  • Nora
    NoraSeptember 17, 2016
    Any one have tax must go to customs 🛃 (opposite counter 45) before check in (boarding) after boarding go to vat refund located in first floor.
    Upvoted Mar 6
  • Fra G.
    Fra GreNovember 3, 2014
    South African airlines: you can have a shower here, a meal and free wi fi for 150 rands-15 euros.there is a baby-area with toys.Premier Lounge at terminal B domestic
  • Gordon T.
    Gordon THOMPSONMarch 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    check in machines very cool and easy to use. Domestic flights between JHB and Cape Town carry politicians who behave in like spoilt red necks. SAA affords them special favor, ETA will be late
  • Erin P.
    Erin PettigrewNovember 26, 2013
    Network 'AlwaysOn' gives 30 min free wifi if you enter name/email on Complimentary Access tab at far right. And who says it has to be your real name/email? Whatever works!
  • Marcio C.
    Marcio CacaoOctober 9, 2011
    I dun like this story that cannot buy beer before 10am! Hallo! Whoever arrives there has jetlag and a beer would fit very well! The smoking area (bar) at the first floor drives me crazy! No windows!
  • Lionel D.
    Lionel Du PlessisJanuary 11
    Been here 10+ times
    Has anyone noticed the lack of maintenance - especially regards safety and emergency - there's a fire escape stairwell with a large rusted hole on the landing. 😳
  • Manelisi M.
    Manelisi MagaziJanuary 21, 2015
    Fly Shuttle and and Tours, for your safe and cheap transfers in and outside johannesburg for your booking email: manny.magazi@yahoo.com and get your quote travel is style with us.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysJune 23, 2014
    Illustrates the rise & fall of South Africa’s era of segregation and oppression, & is an absolute must-see. The Apartheid museum uses film, text, audio & live accounts to provide chilling insights.
  • Fathima D.
    Fathima DadaJuly 12, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Defs a world class airport. Great to navigate and something for everybody. Immigration will stamps where you ask them to, with a smile!
  • Jacqueline H.
    Jacqueline HerbstMay 11, 2014
    Sushi at Seafood Bar (by Ocean Basket) is amaze-ballz! Seared tuna & avo salad is my pick for best value.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GibsonMarch 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great shoe shine in the domestic departures remember to bring your shoes carry on these guys spit shine it so you can see your face :)
  • Caroline A.
    Caroline AinslieMarch 14, 2013
    Love that airport! There is a lounge (for plebs like me) at the very top with electric plugs. Buy a coffee and a snack downstairs and be comfortable during your layover
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  • Dean N.
    Dean NelsonNovember 30, 2011
    Dreaming of a ski vacation? Think Whistler Blackcomb on Canada's West Coast. Voted one of the best places to ski/snowboard and home of the 2010 Olympics. It's a destination that welcomes everyone.
  • Kudzai M. M.
    Kudzai M. MubaiwaSeptember 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Gautrain actually only goes up to 8pm. Also note that you can now use Airport@Vast WiFi. One gig valid for the day.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MascordJanuary 18, 2011
    You don't need your boarding pass to get out of the international transfer lounge. If you have a long layover and your onward airline desk is not yet open, show your itinerary at the screening point.
  • Murat
    MuratJune 11, 2016
    Very big airport with always a big crowd. Passenger friendly, but still give extra time for check in and security. Duty free is not that big.
  • Xiao W.
    Xiao WuDecember 24, 2011
    If you're having a long lay over, check out the premier lounge on the 2nd level. Pay 40 dollars and you get to shower, eat, drink, go online with their free wifi!
  • Ulwazi M.
    Ulwazi MgwadlekaSeptember 27, 2014
    Definitely try out the Camelot Spa, within the Wellness Centre. The best service I've ever experienced.
  • Amine Z.
    Amine ZFebruary 1
    The good: nice selection of shops with local crafts. The bad: make sure you have plenty of time for border control.
  • CitySlicker C.
    CitySlicker Cape TownDecember 6, 2011
    Today's Offer: Be the hostess with the mostess with 2 platters, each serving 10 people for R249 from Sweet & Spicy Caterers (value R500) http://bit.ly/q9nH7Y
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GillespieOctober 17, 2011
    There is a free charging station just inside the Terminal B departures security checkpoint. EU and SA plug points, with a "bar counter" and stools to sit and work at.
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda ThauNovember 24, 2016
    The most organized airport ever! No issues with international or domestic flights, security or ticketing. Excellent!
  • Justhenga Group Buying
    Justhenga Group BuyingFebruary 2, 2011
    O.R. Tambo International Airport, the gateway and true reflection of a modern Africa. Welcome to wonderful Jozi, don't worry there are no lions walking around ;) Justhenga Group Buying SA Read more
  • David B.
    David BernalNovember 13, 2015
    There is a very cool shop of african's souvenirs close to the duty free shop. Very good prices.
  • Shahil J.
    Shahil JuggernathJanuary 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Outside Terminal A is outside long term parking. Its R65 per day. Much cheaper than the undercover and convenient if you're late and can't make it to Super South.
  • Neville
    NevilleAugust 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    check in online & save time. There is no need to stand in those long lines at the check in counters! If you have bags, most airlines have a fast bag drop service.
  • Mario F.
    Mario FerreiraSeptember 9, 2016
    Stores close @10pm, slow wifi and few items on duty free shops in case you need to buy clothes and items for staying one night at the city. At least it's clean and well organized
  • Friedelien B.
    For those using Uber to get home from the airport, please do not disclose your destination to the driver when you are called. The app has been designed to disclose the destination once the trip starts
  • Once I.
    Once In Cape TownDecember 15, 2016
    If you get delayed, rather don't check through security yet - the shop offering on domestic departures side is minimal. On the plus side, the queues move fast
  • cage 3.
    cage 316September 11, 2013
    You have to check out the new viewing deck......awesome awesome awesome!!!!!!
  • Waldemar A.
    Waldemar AdamsAugust 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    World Class Airport Service - Only 15 minutes between Sandton Station and OR Tambo International Airport. Get a Gautrain Gold Card to pay and reload by creditcard for the train.
  • StuffOnSwarm.com
    StuffOnSwarm.comJuly 21, 2011
    Africa's busiest airport can handle up to 28,000,000 passengers annually. Named after Oliver Tambo, the former President of the A.N.C.Info by www.stuffon4sq.comFollow us on Twitter @stuff_on_4sq Read more
  • Andy A.
    Andy AndersonNovember 5, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Enter International Departures at the passport control closest to the SAA counters. Always quicker than the main one.
  • Phil C.
    Phil ChristensenJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If you're departing internationally from Terminal A (non-SAA) in the evening, walk over to Terminal B after checking in. Security and passport queues are much shorter there evenings.
  • Sam M.
    Sam MMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Alcohol has a heightened effect at higher altitudes so please take it easy on the bottle before you board and during flight.
  • Bertha
    BerthaAugust 7, 2015
    If travelling with late night or early morning flight, no entertainment....hhhmmmm nor spending of the remaining rands as duty free shops close early...by 11 most of them.
  • Ransford M.
    Ransford MillsOctober 11, 2015
    Best standards and international customer experience. A lil expensive but what to do. 😁
  • Marco L.
    Marco LourençoMay 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    World first class airport, but don't come to late to check in. It's Africa busiest airport and you can get stuck in queues and loose your flight!
  • lamazone
    lamazoneNovember 30, 2013
    Long layover? Go to the BIDvest lounge, next to the Tax refund (1st floor, just after checking in terminal A). Your business class pass or 40$/275 Rd grants you a 4-hour stay in this business lounge.
  • Rob T.
    Rob ThompsonAugust 14, 2014
    Arrival is confusing and the help desk can be hard to negotiate. Use free wifi and google!
  • Bhan L.
    Bhan LamJuly 27, 2016
    Lots of food choices, even a Woolworths. You can get a sim card at vodacom. But beware of beggars in the airport.
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