Rivonia, Sandton

accommodation in Rivonia is special for many reasons; not least of all that this is one of Johannesburg’s most affluent suburbs and offers really gorgeous lodgings for those travelling to South Africa. But, more than this, Rivonia is full of character, with plenty to see and do; all in the heart of the larger Sandton area.

About Rivonia

Today, Rivonia is a bustling residential and business suburb in Johannesburg. It is right in the heart of the characteristic buzz of the City of Gold - a vibrant hub of homes, businesses, malls, museums and entertainment. This makes it a convenient base for your time in Gauteng because it is centrally situated and well connected to the rest of Johannesburg and Pretoria via the network of highways and roads.

Historically, it was at Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia that the accused in the 1964 Rivonia Trial were arrested. This infamous trial took place in South Africa between 1963 and 1964 and saw 10 leaders of the African National Congress being tried for 221 acts of sabotage designed to "ferment violent revolution".

Attractions

Rivonia is part of Sandton, which is known for its glitzy malls and fabulous eateries. The main road of Rivonia is home to some of the many acclaimed South African restaurants and exciting shops that are sure to keep dedicated shopaholics entertained for hours. Some of the restaurants showcase local flavours and influences while others are more international in the cuisine that they have on offer.

Rivonia Boulevard is the main retail hub in the suburb and is home to many of the shopping complexes and stores. Malls like Rivonia Village and Oriental City have an array of stores – from international labels and franchises to more specialised boutiques, where one-of-a-kind creations can be found.

Liliesleaf is now an award-winning heritage site that shares and honours an important part of South Africa’s long walk towards a free and fair democracy. This is a beautiful exhibit and testimony to the resilience of a nation.

The Barnyard Theatre is another of Rivonia’s main attractions, thanks to its hosting some of South Africa’s best musicians, comedians, bands and other performers. It can also be hired as a venue for corporate and fund raising events, as well as for private celebrations.

Nearby Attractions

Thanks to its being right in the heart of Jo’burg, Rivonia is close to many of the best attractions in the area. These include:

• Sandton City
• Cumberland Bird Sanctuary
• Montecasino and the Montecasino Bird Sanctuary
• Nelson Mandela Square
• The Johannesburg Stock Exchange
• Rosebank African Craft Market (about 25 minutes away from Rivonia)

Getting to Rivonia

From the OR Tambo International Airport, get onto the R21 (Exit 41), and then take the R24 and N3 Eastern Bypass to Rivonia Road. Take Exit 100-Sandton from the N1 Western Bypass and continue on Rivonia Road/M9 to Winston Avenue.

Staying in Rivonia

Rivonia boasts a variety of holiday accommodation to stay overnight during your time in South Africa. These include self-catering holiday apartments, guest houses, and hotels, as well as bed and breakfasts and boutiques getaways.

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