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Bensusan Photographic Museum, SAB World of Beer, Johannesburg Zoo, Satyagraha House, Liliesleaf Farm, Hillbrow Tower, Enoch Sontonga Memorial Park, Montecasino, Moyo Restaurants, Newtown Cultural Precinct, Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Brenthurst Gardens, Nelson Mandela Bridge, Constitution Hill, Radium Beer Hall, Oriental Plaza, ABSA Art Gallery, The Bag Factory, Standard Bank Gallery, MuseuMAfricA
It was the developers of Sandton City in Johannesburg that introduced the mega shopping concept to South Africans way back in 1973 and the exclusive centre today continues to be a major retail drawcard. However, Sandton City is more than just a shopping experience, visitors from all over the Gauteng Province visit the centre over weekends to dine, to seek out high end fashion items, to groom themselves, entertain their children, watch movies, even attend an auction where it’s not unusual to see Rolls Royce or Ferrari vehicles waiting on a new owner!
Sandton City hosts regular exhibitions and promotions to entice shoppers and with 9000 parking bays, the centre is easily accessible. Sandton City’s distinct glass dome is a prominent beacon in the night sky. Alongside is the top class garden Court hotel and the adjoining Nelson Mandela Square was recently voted the coolest mall by South African youth in a Generation Next award ceremony. The square has some of Johannesburg’s finest restaurants, laid out in piazza fashion with the 6m tall bronze sculpting of Nelson Mandela on view.
Sandton City is renowned for its annual hosting of Fashion Week where local designers showcase their products that are quickly snapped up by fashionistas.
In a sentence, Sandton City is an entertainment centre located amidst the bustling financial district of Sandton where one can relax, indulge and enjoy a timeout from the city’s hectic pace. And oniomaniacs can fly into Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport, catch the express Gautrain to the doorsteps of Sandton City, spend several hours shopping and return to their destination in a single day!