This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kempton Park. To help you make friends with Kempton Park before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Kempton Park, South Africa, is a city in the Gauteng province, located right next to Africa’s largest international airport. Kempton Park is part of Greater Johannesburg, which includes not only the city of Johannesburg, but also other cities such as Soweto, Sandton, and Kempton Park. When South Africans are talking about Johannesburg, they are often referring to the Greater Johannesburg area including Kempton Park.
A topic that is often discussed when visiting Johannesburg is safety, as the city has one of the highest crime levels in the world. While the biggest crimes are committed in townships and other areas tourists don’t go, you will still need to be very cautious when moving around. Kempton Park is no exception. With a house robbery every other day and one hijacking and four burglaries daily on average, it is clear that safety is an issue in Kempton Park. In recent years, Kempton Park occupies the number one spot for drug use and dealing.
Despite all the safety concerns mentioned above, it does not mean that booking a hostel in Kempton Park, South Africa, is necessarily a bad idea. Kempton Park is only a few kilometres away from the Johannesburg OB Tambo International Airport, which is the largest airport on the African continent. In fact, Kempton Park is closer to the airport than (downtown) Johannesburg. It may be convenient to book a Kempton Park, South Africa hostel if you are flying in or out from Johannesburg. Moving around Johannesburg by public transport is also not very safe, so you might as well base yourself here and visit the landmarks of Johannesburg and Pretoria by rental car or organized tour. Your Kempton Park, South Africa hostel may be able to set you up with a tour. There are a few hostels in Kempton Park, South Africa, some of which have a private parking for your rental car. Your Kempton Park, South Africa hostel may also be able to book you on a tour to the Kruger National Park.
Written by local enthusiast for Kempton Park hostelsMartin Straatman