Storing Luggage at Johannesburg Airport

Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 04:56 AM
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Storing Luggage at Johannesburg Airport

Is it possible to store luggage at the Johannesburg airport? I will be travelling with backpacks and am not sure if I can carry them on to the charter flights to the safari camps due to the size and weight. Is there a place I can store the bag if I cant bring it onto the plane? I hear there is a lot of theft at the airport and I dont have one of those backpacks you can lock. thanks
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:50 AM
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There is a place to get your backpack shrink-wrapped before checking it in at the storage facility. At least you would know if it was broken into when you returned.
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Old Feb 1st, 2008, 08:11 AM
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Yes there is a luggage storage area in the basement; it is a room with wire cages..you do not lock up your own stuff but give it over to them and receive a ticket..the prices are about 42 Rand per day per piece if I remember correctly.

We left a few bags there for about a week, after having them wrapped in the machine on the departure floor...had no trouble. The airport is quite hectic at times so be prepared!

I wrote in more details about this and you can find the information if you do a search for JBG luggage storage or similar terms..
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Old Feb 1st, 2008, 08:24 AM
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Here is more info on the airport:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...4&tid=35073131
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Old Feb 1st, 2008, 10:29 AM
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We were a group that travelled from J'burg to Victoria Falls in Nov. We checked about 40 bags at the airport (no shrink wrap)and everything was there when we returned 4 days later.
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