Sandton is an upmarket area within the Johannesburg metropolitan area in Gauteng. Sandton has become a large financial and business centre in Gauteng and is home to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the head offices of many large companies. Twenty years ago, Sandton, which lies north of Johannesburg, was just an open piece of highveld. It was then mostly estate owners and horse riding areas.
Sandton is now the Gauteng property of choice for it's residents and visitors. The area has a sophisticated, upmarket urban feeling with expensive shops and worldclass accommodation. Centrally located and having access to major highways as well as being home to a Gautrain station, Sandton is the choice for both holiday makers and South African's alike. There is no shortage of accommodation options, ranging from five star hotels to guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments.
The area has much to offer visitors and attracts many throughout the year with its vast range of shopping centres and things to do. One of the most popular attractions in Sandton is Sandton City - one of the largest shopping centres in Africa. It has almost 300 retailers and a wide range of restaurants as well as a movie theatre.
Nelson Mandela square is located just next to Sandton City and has a 6 metre bronze statue of the country’s former president Nelson Mandela. Some of the activities are as follows:
Sandton is the city where business and leisure are taken care of in one easily accessible destination. There is a cosmopolitan atmosphere spread throughout its international hotels, conference venues and shopping malls.