Kempton Park is situated on the East Rand of Gauteng, South Africa, next to Thembisa, one of the largest townships in South Africa, north-east of Johannesburg and South of Pretoria. It is home to Africa’s busiest airport, O.R Thambo International airport.
The city was founded in 1903 by Karl Wolff who named it Kempten after the town in Bavaria, Germany in which he was born. It was the site of a dynamite factory which provided explosives for the mining industry which was gripped by gold fever after the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand. The name became Kempton Park in an anglicesed form and today the town is a superbly located industrial centre.
Today Kempton Park’s economy largely centres around the airport and a number of airline have their head offices in the city. There are also a large number of aviation related companies that operate in the area.
Activities and Attractions
Emperors Palace is a casino, theatre and general entertainment resort that is situated in Kempton Park. The resort offers a whole range of things to do in Kempton park and the hotel is a popular destination for visitors of the resort.
Several activities in Kempton Park will ensure that no one will get bored:
Bonaero Park Shopping Centre
Kempton Park Golf Course
Theatre of Marcellus
Octavia's Sensorium Day Spa
RallyStar Track Racing
Erikson Diamond Centre
Thanks to the airport, Kempton Park has a good range of accommodation and places to stay, ranging from bed and breakfasts to hotels.