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Dakota Lodge
Experience the ambience of an old bygone era with modern facilities

The Dakota Lodge is the first Guest House establishment at the Rand Airport and the first in South Africa with an aviation theme, specifically to honour the venerable Douglas DC-3, DAKOTA.

The Dakota Lodge is part of the new development onto the original Hangar 5 at Rand Airport. Construction of the three story development has been ongoing for the last year and includes additional office space for our charter company, Springbok Classic Air, modern workshops for our maintenance organisation, Springbok Aviation Services, and briefing and lecture facilities for our flight school, Springbok Air Academy.

The Dakota Lodge has been designed by the architect Tienie Grobler of the well known Pretoria architect company Heyn Associates which has won numerous design awards over the last couple of years.
R520.00 per unit

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Facilities & Services:

  • Dining room
  • Restaurant
  • Parking (off-street - covered)
  • English
  • Communal Television
  • Communal Satellite TV


    Incorporating an aviation theme into the décor of the Dakota Lodge will afford our guests the opportunity to sample the ambience of old time travel, combined with modern-Incorporating an aviation theme into the décor of the Dakota Lodge affords our guests the opportunity to sample the ambience of old time travel, combined with modern-day luxuries.

    Every room represents an aircraft which featured prominently in the long career of Capt Flippie Vermeulen.

    Each fully-carpeted, en-suite room features:
    - 4 x Digital Satellite TV Channels.
    - 110/220 VOLT.
    - A Kitchenette with, fridge, microwave & kettle.
    - Modern bathrooms, 20 with showers, 4 with baths.
    - All rooms with individual air conditioning
    - A 66 cm Flat screen HD Television with PC connection

    Dakota Lodge Activities:

    Situated only twenty minutes from OR Tambo Airport, the Dakota Lodge is only ten minutes away from the Bedford Centre in Bedford View and fifteen minutes away from the well known Eastgate shopping centre. Freeways in ALL directions are easily accessible from Rand Airport.

    Apart from the many famous restaurants in the area, such as in the Bedford Centre and Eastgate Shopping Mall, the now, famous, Harvard Restaurant is only fifty meters away from the the Dakota Lodge.

    The Harvard, restaurant offers a wide variety of food, ranging from traditional South African food to Pastas, including some of the best Pizzas to be found anywhere. Enjoy your meal in the open air area at the Harvard, whilst watching the aircraft moving around the airport.

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    Dakota Lodge Guest Review

    Average Guest Rating: 
      4.0 out of 5 based on 1 review.

    It would have been nice to have spent extra time exploring the lodge and surrounds! All the staff we met were friendly, helpful and professional.
     Reviewed by Trish Brand on 10 September 2018