• Phone Number

    +27 (0)11 888 4742

  • Fax Number

    +27 (0)11 888 4941

  • Physical Address

    Johannesburg Backpackers
    14 Umgwezi Road
    Johannesburg, South Africa


From Lanseria Airport

  • Coming out of the airport turn left at the first T-junction
  • Turn left again at the second T-junction onto the R562 to Randburg
  • R562 is later called both Malibongwe Drive and Hans Strydom Drive
  • The same road will change name to West Ave
  • Turn left into 3rd Ave
  • Go straight down 3rd Ave which is later called Linden Road
  • Turn right into Umgwezi (Umgezi) Road
  • Johannesburg Backpackers #14, the second house on the left


  • 14 Umgezi or Umgwezi Road
  • Off Linden Road
  • Emmarentia Extension

*Off-street parking available free of charge

From O.R. Tambo International Airport

  • Head south on To Drop-Off Zone
  • Slight right toward Exit
  • Sharp right at Exit
  • Merge onto R24 via the ramp to Johannesburg
  • Take the ramp onto N12/R24
  • Take exit 113 for N3 toward N1/N12/M2/Pretoria/Germiston/Durban
  • Keep left at the fork to continue toward N12/N3 and merge onto N12/N3
  • Take exit 108-Geldenhuys toward Germiston
  • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for M2/Johannesburg and merge onto M210
  • Take exit 10 to merge onto M1 toward Sandton/Pretoria
  • Take the exit toward R55
  • Merge onto Empire Rd
  • Turn right at Barry Hertzog Ave
  • Turn left at Ingalele Rd
  • Continue straight onto Louw Geldenhuis
  • Turn right at Umgwezi Rd Destination will be on the right