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This is not exactly on point to the initial post, but as there is so much negativity about Johannesburg airport, I thought that I would offer the following:
At the end of July, I flew JFK/NYC to JHN and then on to Windhoek Namibia all on SAA. I had my luggage checked through from NYC to Namibia so that I did not see it until the end of the trip. I had a few hour layover in JHNSBG while I waited to take the flight to Namibia. I found the airport, neat, clean, professional,organized, friendly and not one hassle occurred at any point within the secured areas. I moved in the airport within the security area by a corridor to the terminal waiting area for Namibia and it was a reasonable walk and the waiting area was also neat and clean and had reasonable places to get food and drink as needed. Not a single hassle or complaint on my part. My luggage arrived without a hitch in Namibia. I find Windhoek airport to be a calm and hassle free place and even complimented the attendants at check in on my return flight as being the friendliest that I have ever met. Sure there are bad actors and situations, but I have now been to Africa four times and it has never gone badly, and this particular time went very well both coming and going...and BTW I have flown every time with a long tubular bowcase and strapped on arrow case for one piece longbows, and this has also never been an issue


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I've stayed at Afton House as well. They are top notch. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. The steak dinner they offer is well worth the $20 they charge. It is optional. Breakfast is free.
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Joburg airport seemed cleaner and safer than many US airports, such as Newark/O'hara/LaGuardia. Foodand drink much cheaper. I hear Afton house is great. But we just kept it simple, City Lodge right at the airport, simple, nice and ok price

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Yes I agree with the Afton house great food an a very nice place to lay down an relax after that long flight I will be staying there agin in OCT this year
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Heard great things about the Afton House. Will be staying there the night we arrive in August.

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