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Despite Johannesburg’s city centre doing its utmost to change perceptions about its capacity to function as the heart of the city, Sandton continues to reign as the most important financial and business district in South Africa, and arguably sub-Saharan Africa. It has been such since 1990 when the mass exodus to the northern suburb first began, and Sandton became known not only as a materialistic centre, but as a refuge of the ‘white flight’ from Johannesburg’s CBD.
It is hard to believe that this sophisticated district, home to the top investment banks, financial consultants, the Johannesburg stock exchange, and one of the biggest convention centres on the continent, was but mere sandy horse trails where the ‘mink and manure set’ lived on wealthy, large estates 50 years ago - small wonder it is known as one of the most opulent areas in Johannesburg.
Known as ‘Africa’s richest square mile’, Sandton has headed upward with a barrage of Manhattan-style skyscrapers that function as landmarks throughout Johannesburg, particularly Sandton City’s pyramid-style rooftop. Visit Nelson Mandela Square, various art galleries, or go on a personal walking tour that takes in 29 Sandton landmarks and stops off at various restaurants. To view a map see » Sandton Map.
Destinations / Suburbs of Sandton
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Sandton
Nestled in amongst Lone Hill, Pine Slopes and across William Nicol Drive from Witkoppen, Beverley lies on the outskirts of Sandton. A fairly new suburb, in an affluent part of Johannesburg, Beverley rubs shoulders with Duinfern, and the ... Beverley information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Sandton
To the west of Cedar Avenue off Witkoppen and neighbour to Cedar Lakes, Brendavere and Maroeladal, Craigavon is largely modern townhouse country on the outskirts of Sandton. This part of Johannesburg has mushroomed in the last ... Craigavon information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Elton Hill
One of the major reasons for staying here is Elton Hill's access to Sandton and the ease with which one can reach this business district of Johannesburg. But it is also the prettiness of this part of the city that is so ... Elton Hill information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Gallo Manor
The upmarket northern suburb of Gallo Manor has managed to retain an almost park like atmosphere, attributable in part to the lush lawns, established gardens and tree-lined streets, but also because much of the suburb ... Gallo Manor information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Glenadrienne
Nestled in amongst the neighbouring suburbs of Hurlingham and Willowild, and bordering the southern tip of the River club, Glenadrienne lies south of Replublic Road as it joins William Nicol Drive in Sandton. This northern ... Glenadrienne information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Mandela Square
Situated in the heart of Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Square is surrounded by world-class hotels and restaurants. The popular Sandton City Shopping Centre is adjacent to Mandela Square. ... Mandela Square information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Melrose Arch
Melrose Arch is a vibrant and exclusive precinct alive with energy, social interaction and African internationalism. Melrose Arch is truly unique. Aesthetically appealing penthouses, cozy apartments and spacious lofts ... Melrose Arch information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Melrose North
Melrose North, regarded as a suburb of Sandton, lies perfectly sandwiched between Rosebank and Sandton City, with easy access to the M1, the Corlett Drive onramp and within walking distance of Melrose Arch and the ... Melrose North information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Morningside
Virtually just down the road from Sandton City, the upmarket suburb of Morningside in Sandton lies along both sides of Rivonia Road in the heart of the northern stretches of Johannesburg, yet manages to remain peaceful, ... Morningside information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Parktown North
Just north of Rosebank in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, Parktown North, which takes its name rather obviously from its position north of the suburb of Parktown, is one of the oldest residential areas in the city ... Parktown North information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in River Club
River Club lies just south west of Sandton, bordering on the neighbouring suburbs of Duxberry, Bryanston and Morningside. Most people do not even realise there is a suburb here, as River Club is so closely associated with the River Club ... River Club information
Where to Stay: Sandton Accommodation
In the heart of Sandton’s business district, is a hub identified as the vibrant, high energy cluster of global trade and thought. This hub, known as the Sandton Central Management District, is this commercial centre of ... Sandton Central information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Sandton Square
Situated in the heart of Sandton Central, in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Square is surrounded by world-class hotels and restaurants. The popular Sandton City Shopping Centre is adjacent to the Square. ... Sandton Square information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Sunninghill
The suburb of Sunninghill, aside from being really well situated when it comes to getting to the city centre, Sandton or Midrand, is one of few areas in Johannesburg where a residential and commercial sector co-exist rather ... Sandton Square information
Where to Stay: Accommodation in Winston Ridge
Winston Ridge falls in amongst some of the most sought after and quiet suburbs of Johannesburg, behind Rosebank, where large homes lie on equally large properties with manicured gardens and requisite six-foot walls. Despite ... Winston Ridge information
Featured and "Must See" Attractions in Sandton
Smack bang in the heart of Fourways - almost where the former set of stop streets originally stood before development ushered in a major set of roads and lights that admittedly make navigating Fourways far easier, but do away with the former charm of what used to be ‘Fourways-out-in-the-sticks’ - is ... more information
The Gautrain is an 80 kilometre mass rapid transit railway system, which is a long-winded way of saying that Johannesburg constructed a (really) fast train that cuts out all of the traffic to and from the airport, just in time for the Soccer World Cup of 2010. Its presence is estimated to cut 20% of the ... more information
Liliesleaf Farm, which lies in the midst of the leafy suburb of Rivonia, played a rather pivotal role in the history of South Africa. It was where a group of senior ANC were arrested during a police raid in 1963 for planning to overthrow the apartheid government. Nelson Mandela was already in prison ... more information
Close to the Monte Casino, roughly 28 kilometres from the city centre, stands a lone koppie (little hill) on the northern outskirts of Johannesburg. Around the koppie is a little piece of conserved nature, a remnant of what this part of the world looked like before development ... more information
Situated in the heart of Sandton Central, in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Nelson Mandela Square is surrounded by world-class hotels and restaurants. The popular Sandton City Shopping Centre is adjacent to the Square. Sandton Square made headlines when, commemorating South ... more information
The African craft market in Rosebank has turned shopping into a pretty unique experience, particularly for visitors and tourists to the area for whom an introduction to the rather exotic art and culture of Africa is a new experience. A range of arts and crafts is on display by skilled African artists from the ... more information
Roof-Top Market @ Rosebank Mall
50 Bath Ave, Rosebank. Sundays and public holidays from 9.30am - 5pm. The Rooftop Market is regarded by many as South Africa's best flea market, and is well patronised by locals and tourists. More than 500 stalls offer quality clothing, ceramics, art and craft objects, antiques and collectibles.
One of the main attractions in Sandton is Sandton City. This shopping centre is ranked among the largest shopping centres in Africa. Together with Nelson Mandela Square, the centre boasts over 144,000m² of shopping space making it the largest in the Southern Hemisphere! It is definitely any shoppers Mecca.
Sandton Convention Centre
Sandton is home to one of the largest convention centres on the continent. The 12-storey building has more than 22 000 m² of meeting, exhibition and special-event space. Multiple events can be staged simultaneously on four levels and up to 10 000 delegates can be hosted at any one time. Capacities range up to 4 500 guests.
Nestled in the leafy suburb of Illovo, Wanderers cricket ground in Johannesburg is regarded as the premier cricketing stadium in South Africa; certainly it is the largest test venue in the country with a seating capacity of 34 000 and 182 suites, leased by large corporate companies ... more information
Lying alongside the famous Wanderers cricket stadium, the scenic 18-hole Wanderers Golf Course is centrally located and plays 6 274 metres long, with a par of 72. The ground has played host to many top events, ample proof of its outstanding condition. The course is placed right next door to... more information
Things To Do in Sandton