Kempton Park Tourism
Kempton Park is a city on the East Rand in the Gauteng province, South Africa. Formerly an independent municipality in the Transvaal, Kempton Park no longer has its own municipal government, and has been part of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality since 2000. Kempton Park is located north-east of Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city, and south of Pretoria, the administrative capital. It is situated next to Tembisa, one of the largest townships in South Africa. The name of the city is sometimes written as "Kemptonpark" in Afrikaans. It was established in 1903 when Karl Wolff sub-divided a portion of his Zuurfontein farm into residential stands and named the new town Kempten after the German town in Bavaria of his birth. The name was anglicised into Kempton Park. O. R. Tambo International Airport (Africa's busiest airport) is located in Kempton Park. In 1952 the airport, then known as Jan Smuts International Airport, was built on land next to the community, and opened in 1953. The airport's name was changed to Johannesburg International Airport in the late 1990s and then to OR Tambo International Airport in 2006. The city has seven major high schools (secondary schools): Hoërskool Jeugland, Hoërskool Kempton Park, Rhodesfield High School, Hoërskool Birchleigh, Norkem Park High, Sir Pierre van Ryneveld and Shangri-La Academy The Kempton Park Golf Course, first designed in 1965, in Spartan is known as the club where Ernie Els learnt how to play golf.Wikipedia
Looking for travel information about Kempton Park? Explore the best travel advice on Kempton Park, South Africa. After your splendid visit to Kempton Park, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Sun City. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Sun City for its bountiful attractions like Apartheid Museum, Carlton Centre Observation Deck, Museum Africa on your trip to Kempton Park. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Pilanesberg International Airport. A holiday in Kempton Park can generally be of 1-2 days.
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