Sandton, Johannesburg

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Sandton, Johannesburg

Sandton, Johannesburg
Sandton, Johannesburg

Once you've booked your hotel or Sandton accommodation explore our destination pages below for info on events, attractions and what to do in Sandton.

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.

Sandton, Johannesburg
Sandton, Johannesburg
Sandton started life at the beginning of the century as the suburb of gentlemen – properties were no smaller than one morgen (just less than one hectare). Life has fundamentally not changed, although the landscape has radically altered. Gone are the farms and the sedate way of existence for the white upper class, to be replaced by glass and chrome buildings, and South Africa’s emerging black middle-class: the ‘empowerment kugels’, according to author Sarah Britten, do lunch not in Soweto but in Sandton.

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 Atholl

Atholl is an upmarket suburb in Johannesburg, located in the trendy and elite Sandton, home to lavish hotels, art galleries as well as world class restaurants and business centres. Atholl was the name of a former ... Atholl information


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 Bryanston

Bryanston is an upper class residential suburb of Johannesburg. In 1969, it was established as a suburb of Sandton, but after municipal boundaries were revised following the end of Apartheid, it was merged with ... Bryanston information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Buccleuch

Buccleuch is the undiscovered jewel of Sandton, located midway between the N1, the N3 (from Durban and Johannesburg International Airport). Buccleuch has its own off ramp to the highway, and at the Buccleuch interchange ... Buccleuch information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Chartwell

Chartwell in Fourways is located in Sandton, on the slopes of the Chartwell Hills, horse country, just North of Fourways. It is a delightful farm area with spectacular views and yet Chartwell is only minutes from ... Chartwell 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 Craighall

Lying in the heart of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, within easy reach of Hyde Park, Sandton and trendy Rosebank, Craighall is one of a string of leafy suburbs that form an affluent stretch on the western side of ... Craighall information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Douglasdale

Douglasdale is a modern middle-upper class residential suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Douglasdale is located between the suburbs of Fourways and Bryanston, just north of the upmarket Sandton. The six lane N1 ... Douglasdale information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Duxberry

The peaceful, leafy suburb of Duxberry borders on Morningside - residents often use the two suburb names interchangeably - in the heart of the northern suburbs of Johannesburg that lie to the north west of the city, a ... Duxberry information

Elton Hill

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 Fourways

Fourways is situated in Sandton, Johannesburg, a fast developing commercial and residential hub. Fourways is a continuous hustle and bustle of activity. There is always something going on and Fourways boasts a large ... Fourways information

Gallo Manor

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 Houghton

Houghton is an extremely wealthy suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. In fact, one of the most famous current residents of Houghton is Nelson Mandela, who owns a home there. Besides Nelson Mandela’s home, upper ... Houghton information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Hurlingham

Hurlingham lies between Sandhurst and Parkmore that form the bottom ends of a triangle with the Sandton CBD. That Craighall is a neighbour is one indication of Hurlinghams upmarket kudos, whilst a drive through the ... Hurlingham information

Hyde Park

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Hyde Park

One of Johannesburg’s most sought after addresses, Hyde Park is fairly reminiscent of its London namesake in one respect - the houses here have been built on a grand scale in a similar fashion to those that grace the ... Hyde Park information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Illovo

Illovo is a prestigious suburb of Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa. It borders Hyde Park, Sandhurst and Craighall Park. Illovo is home to the famous Wanderers Stadium, which is home to the Highveld Strikers, ... Illovo information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Inanda

Despite its proximity to some of the major shopping centres of Johannesburg, Inanda retains an element of country style due in no small way to the existence of the Wanderers Golf course and club, James Ethel and Gray Park just ... Inanda information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Kelvin

The leafy upmarket suburb of Kelvin lies a relatively short distance from the Buccleuch Interchange, where no less than three major highways connect, to the East of M1 highway, making access to anywhere around the city ... Kelvin information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Killarney

Lying in the heart of Johannesburg's affluent, leafy northern suburbs, this part of the city is without doubt the more sedate side of Johannesburg and large properties have been popular with consulates, particularly ... Killarney information

Linbro Park

Where to Stay: Sandton

Linbro Park is a mixture of huge plots where people keep horses, old farms and the odd warehouse, depending on where in the neighbourhood you find yourself. Homes here are large, many properties have horses in paddocks... Linbro Park information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Lonehill

The solitary Lonehill koppie is one of very few hills in this part of Johannesburg, 28 kilometres from the city centre. Solitary it might stand, but it is a very pretty koppie surrounded by rocky veld and little streams and ... Lonehill information

Mandela Square

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

From originally being just a small residential and mainly commercial area, Melrose has expanded into an up-market suburb with an expanding commercial sector. The streets are lined with many international branded motor ... Melrose information

Melrose Arch

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

Melrose North

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 Parkmore

One more of a series of suburbs in Johannesburg with the word ‘park’ interjected in the name, Parkmore, neighbour to Sandown and Benmore, regards itself as a village. The pretty suburb does indeed boast the open spaces ... Parkmore information

Parktown North

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: Paulshof Accommodation

Lying slightly uphill from Sunninghill, on the other side of the N1 from Petervale and Rivonia, Paulshof is a fairly modern, upmarket suburb rich in townhouse complexes lying just above the Braamfontein Spruit. Paulshof ... Paulshof information

River Club

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: Accommodation in Rivonia

Rivonia is a suburb of Johannesburg in the Sandton area. Rivonia is one of the most affluent residential and business suburbs of Johannesburg, and regarded as the hub of start up IT companies. It was in Rivonia at ... Rivonia information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Rosebank

Situated in Johannesburg, South Africa, Rosebank is a vibrant multi-cultural district, business node and tourist attraction. Rosebank is one of a kind in that it has effectively combined a successful commercial node ... Rosebank information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Sandhurst

It’s safe to say that Sandhurst is one of Johannesburg’s most elite suburbs. As one property magazine puts it - “Sandhurst is to South African residential suburbs what Michelangelo is to South African hotels”. ... Sandhurst information


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Sandown

One of a number of suburbs in the northern reaches of Johannesburg with ‘san’ prefixed to its name as an indication of its association with Sandton, Sandown lies virtually between Morningside and the Sandton CBD, a ... Sandown information

Sandton Central

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

Sandton CBD

Where to Stay: Accommodation in Sandton CBD

Sandton’s Central Business District (CBD) is known for many things; not least of all for its being the wealthiest square mile on the continent. It is the address of a number of very important companies and corporations, and is... Sandton CBD information

Sandton Square

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 Wendywood

Close to the neighbouring northern suburbs of Morningside and Gallo Manor, the boomed area of Wendywood is one of the older upmarket suburbs in Sandton that offers calm, luxurious living close to the hub of Sandton, ... Wendywood information

Winston Ridge

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


Where to Stay: Accommodation in Woodmead

Woodmead, immediate neighbour to Sunninghill and Gallo Manor, is essentially a commercial suburb in northern Johannesburg. What makes it particularly viable is its position at the meeting of a number of highways - the ... Woodmead 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

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

The JSE Limited, more commonly known as the JSE (after its former name, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange), is an important global market in which securities can be traded freely and within a safe, regulated environment. It is the premier exchange of both South Africa and the ... more information

Liliesleaf Farm

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

Lonehill Nature Reserve

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

Nelson Mandela 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 made headlines when, commemorating South ... more information

Melrose Bird Sanctuary

The Melrose Wild Bird Sanctuary is situated in James and Ethel Gray Park in Melrose Road and comprises 10 hectares. It is, thus, convenient and accessible. The bird hide invites guests to sit on the banks of the dam, unhindered and unseen by the birds as they carry on their daily... more information

Rosebank African Craft Market

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.

Sandton City

Sandton has around 300 stores, which include international chains and market leaders like Louis Vuitton and Apple, coupled with local boutiques, speciality stores and an enormous variety of restaurants and coffee shops. These eateries range from quick-stop fast-food chains to first-class establishments that offer...more information

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.more information

Wanderers Cricket Stadium

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

Wanderers Golf Club

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

Sandton Attractions

Things To Do in Sandton

Everard Read Gallery

Where: Rosebank, Sandton
How much (per person): Free to Browse

Spend a few hours at the Everard Read Gallery. Southern Africa's most famous commercial art gallery was established in the young mining town ... more information

Theatre on the Square in Sandton

Where: Sandton
How much (per person): On Request

Take in a show at the Theatre on the Square located on the Nelson Mandela Square. The Liberty Life Theatre on the Square is a 200-seater the ... more information

Village Walk African Cultural Market

Where: Sandton
How much (per person): Free to Browse

Outside the Village Walk Shopping Centre on Maude Street, this African culture market brings authentic African goods to the visitors of Sand ... more information

Feast at Moyo

Where: Sandton
How much (per person): On Request

Winner of numerous awards, Moyo Melrose Arch is a 500 seater African a la carte dining experience of exception. This gastromique African ind ... more information


Holiday Accommodation in Sandton

For accommodation in Sandton see:
Elton HillFourwaysGallo ManorGlenadrienneGreensideHoughtonHurlingham
Hyde ParkIllovoInandaKelvinKillarneyLonehillMandela SquareMelrose
Melrose ArchMelrose NorthMorningsideParkmoreParktown NorthRiver Club

Or to see all accommodation in this region, visit Sandton Accommodation or Sandton Hotels.

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