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Brown Sugar Backpackers

75 Observatory Avenue

Observatory Ext 1
South Africa

+27 (0) 83 377 9529

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+27 (0) 83 943 6696

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International Airport

From OR Tambo International Airport: Take the R24 West towards Johannesburg. Continue on this route until you pass through the Gilloolys Interchange. You will pass Eastgate Shopping Centre on your left, move over to the right hand lane as you will approach the first traffic light. Turn right at this traffic light into Marcia Road. Pass thought or count 5 traffic lights. The 5th traffic light is a 3-way intersection and we are about 200 metres on the right. No 75 Observatory Avenue. We are only 18km from the airport.

Drive safe and remember to stay left and pass right.


Public transport, transfers and getting around johannesburg

Transport in and around Johannesburg is not as easy as in the Northern hemisphere but you can make use of the following options: Mini Bus Taxi’s, Brown Sugar Shuttle, Meter Taxi’s, Über taxi’s, Public Bus Services, Gautrain, City Sightseeing Bus, Public Railway Train, Car hire or Bolt.

Uber is a platform where those who drive and deliver can connect with riders, eaters, and restaurants. In cities where Uber is available, you can use the Uber app to request a ride. 

First you’ll see the restaurant accept and start prepping. Then, when the order’s almost ready, a nearby delivery person—in a car, on a bike, or on a scooter—will go to the restaurant to pick it up and deliver it to you.

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75 Observatory Avenue, Observatory Ext 1, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, 2187

Latitude 26.180275S 
Longitude 28.08612E

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We require a key breakage deposit form to be completed and signed upon date of arrival. Guests need to inform reception during reception hours should they be checking out after hours, to make arrangements to have their units checked for breakages, damages or loss of property timorously before checking out. The key deposit is refundable, should there be no damages or late check out

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