- Kempton Park
Kempton Park lies just north east of Johannesburg and south of Pretoria and next to one of South Africa’s largest townships, Tembisa. It also boasts a large industrial zone known as Spartan and a large coal power plant known as "Kelvin Power Station".
Kempton Park is home to one of South Africa’s landmarks, O R Tambo Airport. The city’s economy largely centres around the airport and a number of airlines have their head offices in the city. There are also a large number of aviation related companies that operate in the area.
The city has many attractions and activities to ensure visitors are never bored. It boasts the world-class Emperors Palace Casino and Entertainment Centre which offers a whole range of things to do from their exciting Casino floor and pulsing nightspots to endless dining experiences and fun-filled children’s activities.
Other interesting outdoor activities includes Kempton Park’s best kept secret, Swartspruit Recreational Area and the Deli & Arts Craft Market which takes place every quarter.
In Kempton Park you are never far from excellent accommodation and the choices include anything of five star hotels to economical self-catering.
Things to do and see
- Bell Tower Church
- Madiba Freedom Museum
- Swartspruit Recreational Area
- Erikson Diamond Centre
- Triple Desire Brewery
- Emperors Palace Casino
- Birch Acres Mall
- Bonaero Park Shopping Mall
- Kempton Park Golf Course
Kempton Park receives approximately 730 mm of rain annually with the majority falling during the Summer months.
Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 11˚C and 27˚C.
Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 2˚C and 23˚C.
Kempton Park was established in 1903 when Karl Wolff sub-divided a portion of his Zuurfontein farm into residential stands and named the new village Kempten after the Bavarian town of his birth.
The name of the town was later anglicised to Kempton Park.
In 1952 Jan Smuts Airport was built on land next to the town, which later became the main gateway into South Africa for air traffic and is now the busiest airport on the African continent. The airport's name was changed to Johannesburg International Airport in the late 1990s and more recently to O R Tambo International Airport (August 2006).
Kempton Park was declared a city in 1992.
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