Accommodation : Hotels

Name: Birchwood Hotel and Or Tambo Conference Centre

Location: South Africa

On your next trip to South Africa, particularly if business is part of the reason for your stay, look up the Birchwood Hotel and Or Tambo Conference Centre. With excellent conference facilities, a range of dining options and luxury rooms, it’s easy to see why it is the market leader for business tourism in the southern hemisphere. The hotel is based in Boksburg just outside the business district of Johannesburg and is deliberately situated in close proximity to Or Tambo International Airport, the biggest and busiest airport in Africa. You can fly direct from London Heathrow with South African Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways to Johannesburg with flight times of under 11 hours. The airport is just 12 minutes away and the hotel operates a complimentary shuttle service.


The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre lies within 52 hectares of beautiful gardens. With a range of dining options, the Mangwanani Boutique Spa, sports courts and an outdoor pool, the hotel is well catered for leisure facilities. For your business needs, there are over 60 venues, a set full and half day delegate package, ample safe and secure free parking, and a range of banqueting options, with free high speed Wi-Fi throughout. The service is first class, friendly and welcoming.


For room choice, it has to be either a Luxury King or Silverbirch Premium room. Both offer king-size beds with crisp white linen and plush pillows, a large workstation, 40″ LCD flat screen TV with selected DSTV satellite channels, free high speed internet access with Wi-Fi, safe, air conditioning, complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee station, microwave, and an en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and fluffy towels.

Restaurants & Bars

For casual dining, the BC Café offers a wide selection of delicious, light meals including pizzas, sandwiches, pastas and salads and for more formal dining, The Grill at OneTwenty, an upscale steakhouse, offers delicious seasonal dishes and an extensive drinks menu. The Hotspot Bar & Lounge is the place to go for contemporary surroundings and a drink or two.

Pool & Activities

For a bit of after-work relaxation, the outdoor pool is very inviting and chilling on the sun loungers in the quiet gardens you could be forgiven for thinking you’re in a tropical paradise! The Mangwanani Boutique Spa is the perfect place to have a massage and let your cares drift away. For a spot of shopping, there is a large mall, East Rand Mall, just a 5-minute ride away and the complimentary shuttle bus can take you here. Alternatively, downtown Johannesburg is just 35 minutes away where museums, historical sites and up-close wildlife encounters await!

Insider Info

The hotel also holds regular events, the Jazz Night is not to be missed!

For a business hotel that also caters to the personal traveller, the Birchwood Hotel and Or Tambo Conference Centre is ideally situated for a very convenient and comfortable stay when in South Africa.

Birchwood Hotel and Or Tambo Conference Centre

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