Accommodation in Kempton Park, Gauteng
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||Marben Manor||Kempton Park||Guest House|
|The guest house is situated 5 kilometres from the O R Thambo International Airport which makes it a convenient stop over for flights into and from the airport.
The guest house is situated on five acres of ground with a ruarl peaceful country atmosphere. Four twin en suite bedrooms and two single en...|
|Africasky Guest House||Kempton Park||Bed & Breakfast|
|Afrika Lodge||KEMPTON PARK||Bed & Breakfast|
|Afton Guest House||Kempton Park||Guest House|
|Airport Game Lodge||Kempton Park||Hotel / Lodge|
|Avenue Country Lodge||Kempton Park||Hotel / Lodge|
|Bobo Campers||Kempton Park||Camping & Caravan|
|Bredell Guest House||Kempton Park||Bed & Breakfast|
|Caesars Hotel, Casino & Convention Resor||Kempton Park||Hotel / Lodge|
|Das Farmhaus||KEMPTON PARK||Bed & Breakfast|
|Fountain Valley Nature Reserve||Kempton Park||Hotel / Lodge|
|Holiday Inn Garden Court - Airport||Kempton Park||Hotel / Lodge|
|Holiday Inn Johannesburg International A||Kempton Park||Hotel / Lodge|
|Le Chateau Guesthouse||Kempton Park||Bed & Breakfast|
|Mac's Place||Kempton Park||Self-catering|
|Noi-E-Voi||Kempton Park||Bed & Breakfast|
|Ons Tuiste Lodge & Conference Venue||KEMPTON PARK||Bed & Breakfast|
|Saint George Hotel||Kempton Park||Hotel / Lodge|
|Shoestrings Airport Lodge||Kempton Park||Hotel / Lodge|
|Sunflower B&B||Kempton Park||Bed & Breakfast|
|Willow Park Conference Centre And Resort||Kempton Park||Hotel / Lodge|
In 1895, the government planned an explosives factory at Modderfontein on the outskirts of Edenvale, and anew railway line was constructed in order to transport building materials to the factory site. In establishing this link, a triangular piece of land was isolated. Carl Fredrich Wolff, who was the negotiator between the government and the explosives factory, bought the land and had it subdivided. He named it Kempton Park Estates, after the town in Germany where he had come from called Kempton.
Three major factors brought about the growth of Kempton Park: the discovery of gold, the building of the explosives factory at Modderfontein and the building of Zuurfontein railway station. In addition, the building of the railway workshops, the installation of electricity and the availability of labour from the nearby black townships, made their own contributions to this steady growth.
Electricity in particular opened the way for the industrial sites of Isando and Spartan to be established, helped by the availability of the railway to transport raw materials and manufactured goods. A further major impetus for growth came in 1945 when Jan Smuts Airport (now known as Johannesburg International Airport) was proclaimed. The creation of large numbers of jobs prompted black labourers from the rural areas to flow into the area in search of work. This created pressure on the overcrowded townships and informal settlements began to spring up. Planning took place in 1950 to establish a separate town which could accommodate workers from Kempton Park, Germiston, Edenvale and Modderfontein, culminating in the formation of the town of Tembisa in 1956.
In 1994 Tembisa amalgamated with Kempton Park and so began a programme of development by the council. The aim was to establish equity in the facilities available to all of its citizens. In recent years the areas of development have been varied. Roads have been tarred, storm water drains put in, sewerage systems upgraded, anew fire station has been built, taxi rank facilities improved and security cameras installed. In addition new sports facilities, hawker training and gardening projects have helped to alleviate some of the social problems.