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.
Captain Flippie Vermeulen, the owner of The Dakota Lodge , as an active pilot with South African Airways has been staying in some of the worlds best hotels over the last 40 years and has as such ensured the design of the rooms met ALL of the requirements which ensure a pleasant and convenient stay.
The unique, open plan design of the public areas and stairs, offer an unrestricted view into the main hangar where rare aircraft such as the flagship DC-3, Dakota, The Flying Springbok, of Springbok Classic Air, the PBY Catalina and many other vintage planes can be seen.
Conveniently situated at Rand Airport, the Dakota lodge offers 24 en-suite rooms. Each room features a historic aviation theme with a beautiful view, from the Johannesburg Down Town area in the west, to the Suikerbosrand in the south.