The Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre, only 10 kilometres from Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo Airport, is on the banks of the Benoni Natural Lakes and adjacent to the Benoni Lakes Golf Club. It is a recent addition to the growing African Sun portfolio of hotels in South Africa.

In an impressive setting, its 144 rooms and conferencing facilities for up to 500 delegates make it an ideal “escape” from the central business districts of Sandton and Johannesburg, only 40 kilometres away. On site, a health spa, tennis courts, swimming pool and, unusually, water skiing facilities, are complemented by the nearby golf course, bowling greens, squash courts and even horse-riding facilities. And the Emperor’s Palace Casino is only 8 kilometres away!

The Lakes is now looking to capitalize on its unique location (a short drive from South Africa’s main gateway, O.R. Tambo International Airport, and in close proximity to the biggest commercial and business centre in Africa…Johannesburg) by attracting the tourist and leisure traveller.

While not neglecting its main focus (an efficiently run conferencing facilities in a country setting) its location on the banks of Benoni’s natural lakes and, uniquely for a Johannesburg hotel, offering water skiing facilities makes it a natural playground for “get away from it all” urbanites and foreign visitors alike.


Its 144 fully-serviced en-suite rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite television and tea and coffee making facilities. The seven-days-a-week laundry service is a boon for guests arriving after overnight flights from all over the world, as is the 18-hours-a-day room service.

A la carte dining and a traditional African Sun breakfast buffet cater to all tastes and the Sundowner Bar, overlooking the lake, is a popular spot for that pre-dinner cocktail or later nightcap.

With airport transfers easily arranged, The Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre is an ideal introduction for visitors to South Africa and an even more ideal location for a short or long weekend stay, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Whether you drive to the hotel in your vehicle, or arrive in a bus, there is ample free secure parking. Whether you are staying for a 1 short nights stop over, the entire week or just the weekend, there are so many facilities to participate in that will ensure you never get bored.

Our transfer company will gladly drop you off and collect you from any of the surrounding Malls (eg: Lakeside Mall, approximately 1 kilometre away, or the East Rand Mall, 4 kilometres away). Make use of our beautiful Spa and unwind to a relaxing massage, hot stone therapy or a facial. Our Spa promises to indulge you and make your stay a relaxing and a memorable experience.

The Lakes Hotel And Conference Centre offers the following services and facilities:

• Free parking
• Wireless Internet
• Laundry service on request
• River cruise on the barge
• Tennis Courts
• Bowls
• Swimming Pool
• Golf Course next door
• Transfers to surrounding malls

Meetings & Events
Located on site are 9 air-conditioned conference rooms and 1 boardroom. Seating capacity ranges from 2pax to 400 pax cinema style.

Our conference rooms are placed around the building in different areas of the hotel. Conference rooms 9, 8, and 7 are all situated facing the lakes with beautiful views of the water and garden.

Conference room 9 (our largest conference venue) is often used for wedding receptions or gala evening events. This room lends itself to an “out of town atmosphere” and is perfect for wedding photos in the garden, with the lakes as a backdrop.

Conference rooms 6, 5, 4 and 3 are situated around the swimming pool and court yard area, and vary in capacity depending on the individuals seating needs.

Conference 1 and 2 are the most recent additions to the conference compliment and are based upstairs over looking the swimming pool and reception area. These large rooms have a small undercover terrace separating them which makes for a refreshing break away from being indoors.
R450.00 pps

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Facilities & Services:


    Our rooms are large and spacious and are all comfortable with en-suite bathrooms. Our bedding is simple and uncomplicated with crisp white duvet coordinates and soft pillows. African Sun Hotels recently spent over 1 million in June changing to the new linen.

    Every room is equipped with air conditioners to cope with any weather conditions. Each guest has tea and coffee making facilities in their rooms. On arrival one can relax and unwind with a cup of tea and watch your favourite channel on TV 1, 2, 3, E-TV or M-net. Each room has a remote control for the TV and TV Guide.

    Majority of our rooms have stand alone showers and others have a shower facet in the above the bath. All our rooms are equipped with bathroom amenities like shower gel, shower cap, shampoo, body lotion and soap.
    If guests need to press a few items of clothes, an iron and ironing board can be provided free of charge. Any laundry items requested to be washed will be charged for accordingly.

    Standard Room:
    Although they are all standard, some rooms vary slightly to others due to the shape of the room and its location in the hotel. There are some rooms facing out over the lake and others onto the swimming pool or parking area.

    144 standard rooms:

    Room Facilities:

    • Telephone,
    • Air-Conditioning
    • 1 or 2 queen / Double beds
    • Tea & Coffee making facilities
    • Television (satellite TV and standard TV channels)
    • En-suite bathroom with a bath and shower (separate showers or shower over bath)

    Rooms are categorized as follows:
    • 103 Twin Queen Beds (sharing)
    These rooms have 2 x twin queen beds in the rooms

    • 29 Queen beds (single)
    These rooms have queen size beds and are allocated as “single rooms” or can be sharing

    • Twin Double beds (sharing)
    These rooms have 2 x double beds in the room

    • 4 Twin ¾ beds (sharing)
    These rooms are the only rooms with smaller sized beds, perfect for children sharing

    • 2 King Leisure (sharing or single)
    Each of these rooms have a king size bed and a balcony overlooking the lake

    • 2 Suites (sharing or single)
    Each suite has a much larger living area and is ideal for long staying guests.

    The Lakes Hotel And Conference Centre Activities:

    The Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre is in close proximity to:

    • Planet Fitness Gym (1 km)
    • Johannesburg (30 Km's)
    • Sandton City (40 km's)
    • Gold reef City (35 km's)
    • Emperors Palace Casino (10 Km's)
    • Carnival City Casino (10km’s)
    • Tennis Club (next door to hotel)
    • Lakes Golf Club (next door to the hotel)
    • Lakeside Mall is 1 Km away, Cinemas and shopping
    • East Rand Mall is 4 Km's away, Cinemas and shopping Facilities
    • O.R.Tambo International airport is only 10 minutes away (12 km's)

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