Step off an aircraft at OR Tambo International Airport and you have arrived in the City of Ekurhuleni. This ultra-modern airport compares well with the best international airports in the world, with state-of-the-art infrastructure and world-class hotels dotted around it.

Ekurhuleni is Africa’s aerotropolis, while spectacular freeway networks link Gauteng’s metropolitan municipalities, coming together at the Gillooly’s Interchange in Ekurhuleni, where the national roads merge, moving on to the outlying ports and cities, transporting goods to and from the airport.

Ekurhuleni has more than 200 conference centres, a huge choice of first-class accommodation, and telecommunications technology with global connectivity, rendering the city an ideal place for business tourism.

Boasting a diverse leisure offering with well over 206 wetlands and lakes, signature golf estates like Serengeti and Glendower, mega shopping malls like Eastgate Mall and Bedford Centre, and historical and cultural sites like the OR Tambo Cultural Precinct, the City of Ekurhuleni is a haven for visitors seeking a variety in experience.

Elements of interest

  • Ekurhuleni – Africa’s aerotropolis – is home to the biggest airport in Africa: OR Tambo International Airport. The area is criss-crossed with world-class rail and road infrastructure, which saves time and costs. Come conference with us at one of our world-class conference facilities around the airport

  • With over 206 wetlands and lakes, Ekurhuleni is home to several areas of irreplaceable and highly significant biodiversity, including rare wetlands that foster an assortment of fauna and flora, and over 360 bird species

  • Ekurhuleni has a proud heritage, particularly in South Africa’s freedom struggle. Some fascinating heritage sites include the OR Tambo Narrative Centre based in one of the best green buildings in South Africa, and the Thokoza Wall of Remembrance, commemorating thousands of South Africans who died for the struggle

  • Two of the early Boeing 747 jumbo jets acquired by South African Airways are on permanent display at the South African Airways Museum Society located at the Rand Airport

  • Ekurhuleni boasts over 16 signature golf courses like Serengeti and Glendower – official host of the South African Open championship