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Postal Address:
Street: 2 Halifax (cnr Kingfisher)
Neighbourhood: Rhodesfield
City: Kempton Park
By car: 25 minutes from Johannesburg, 7 minutes from OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport.  



Local Attractions

We've listed below a few places of interest close to Terrylin Backpacker's Hostel. For more info on events and things to do in Johannesburg, you can also visit:


The revolutionary high-speed Gautrain is electrifying Jo’burg travel – hop on, join people on the move! 12 minutes from Kempton Park to Sandton!

Gautrain is an 80-kilometre mass rapid transit railway system in Gauteng Province, South Africa, which links Johannesburg, Pretoria, and OR Tambo International Airport

Gautrain has commenced operations and so Jo’burg, Africa’s business hub, takes yet another step towards realising the ideal of a world-class city.

Literally 5 minutes away from Terrylin. For more information, see


Emperors Palace

Emperors Palace is a sensational resort that combines timeless classical elegance and sheer excitement. Conveniently located next to the O.R. Tambo International Airport, and is easily accessible from most parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The resort offers a unique experience with luxurious accommodation, leisure facilities, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining and entertainment and a children's paradise with an indoor themed entertainment centre. Emperors Palace has been voted 'Africa's Leading Casino Resort in South Africa' by the World Travel Awards for two years in a row.

Literally 5 - 10 minutes away from Terrylin.


Festival Mall

Festival Mall offers a feast of variety when it comes to fashion and accessories, music, sporting equipment, home decor and motoring stores etc. It's home to five of the major anchor stores, Checkers Hyper, Pick 'n Pay, Game, Woolworths and Edgars. One visit is all that's required to fulfill your shopping needs.

The entertainment section is unique, offering the thrill of ice skating, day or night complete with an in-house DJ and lights to set any mood. The fun does not stop there; skateboard enthusiasts are able to perfect their style at the in-house Boogaloos skate ramp. And watch the latest movies at the new Ster Kinekor centre.

10 minutes away from Terrylin.

McGinty's Irish Pub

McGinty's - how can you call it an Irish Pub when its not a pub in Ireland? What is the one essential ingredient that sets the Irish pub apart from any other pub? It is the essence, the spirit, that indefinable quality, that mystical something - we call the "Craic". The Craic - an old Celtic word, meaning the aura of well-being, the ambience of good cheer, the sense of belonging, of being at home away from home. McGinty's has got the Craic!

For a great night out! 5 Minutes from Terrylin.

Virgin Active

For those who like to continue their fitness regime while on holiday, the Glen Acres Virgin Active Gym is 10 minutes away from Terrylin. Virgin Active makes provision for guests. If you are not already a member, more information is available on their website (see the Club Rules section on Guests). Ask at Terrylin Reception for contact details.


The name "Soweto" has become synonymous with the long struggle against apartheid, and a visit to this area is a must. See The Nelson Mandela Museum, Archbishop Tutu's House, the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Regina Mundi Catholic Church. Visit the world-famous Wandies: mandatory stop on the Soweto tour, it is a cosy restaurant-bar in the middle of the township, popular with both locals and tourists alike.

A tour guide is a must for this interesting trip, and Terrylin will arrange this on request.

Sporting Venues

For those interested in sport, whether participating or watching, there are numerous world-famous sporting stadiums (Ellis Park, Johannesburg Stadium, Standard Bank Arena, Wanderers, etc.) and golf courses (Observatory, Glendower, Royal Johannesburg and Kensington, Killarney Golf Club, etc. - for more information about Golf Courses, visit within easy reach, making Terrylin Backpackers Hostel the ideal place to stay when you wish to support your favourite sports team at international test matches hosted at these venues.


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