Gauteng DestinationsHurlingham, Sandton
That Craighall is a neighbour is one indication of Hurlinghams upmarket kudos, whilst a drive through the leafy suburb, which is littered with exclusive modern townhouse complexes and fine views like those from Hilltop Street over Sandton, is another. Property here is more than sought after, it's the property of choice for Johannesburg’s elite and serves as a shopping mecca for international visitors and the city’s influential and trendy.
Lying in the heart of Sandton, Hurlingham sits basking in its association with what has become one of Johannesburg’s most familiar and upmarket areas - Sandton is not only the city’s most illustrious corporate address but it is also a vibey hive of activity, its shopping malls and sidewalk cafés, excellent restaurants and general joie de vivre a fine place to soak up the Jo’burg atmosphere.
Nelson Mandela Square is a popular meeting place and the heart of Sandton’s shopping complexes. It’s lined with sidewalk cafés, restaurants and a theatre and lunch time sees the city’s financial and corporate district turn out in suits for lengthy lunches interjected by intense and unsolicited cell phone banter. Life here is not all about the fast pace of the city however.
Aside from the obvious shopping experience, there are also walking tours in Sandton that cover its history in eight languages and take in some 29 landmarks; there is a bird sanctuary for time out and various art galleries.