Sandton, beautiful Sandton! We all know it’s the richest square mile in Africa (and most likely the entire southern hemisphere). And we all know that it’s home to many of the finest hotels and accommodation hangouts in all of Johannesburg. Also known as the shopping capital of Africa, Sandton hosts shoppers from across the continent on a weekly basis. Thanks to the Gautrain rapid transport system, the area is directly linked to major hubs in the province including the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, as well as a rail line dedicated to transporting commuters to and from O.R. Tambo International Airport. With that, we want to guide you through the jewel of Sandton, known as Sandton City and its neighbour, Nelson Mandela Square.
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Shopping In Sandton City
As one of Johannesburg’s best-loved premier retail hubs, Sandton City is home to over 200 retailers. For everything related to shopping and retail, the emporium is your ideal destination! The mall is a dedicated shopper’s dream – with over 40 boutiques and chain fashion stores! When faced with so many fashion options it’s easy to get overwhelmed by choice, luckily we’re here to help out. The list of stores covers almost all niches. Here you will find everything from bridal wear to gadget and hobby shops as well as anchor tenants Clicks, Woolworths, Checkers, and more.
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From quick meals in between shopping to borderline fine dining, the centre is packed to the brim with family favourite and upmarket restaurants alike. The mall food court brags with the usual suspects such as KFC, McDonald’s, and even a Popeye’s Chicken. And then there are more sophisticated restaurants the closer you move towards Nelson Mandela Square, such as the original Tasha’s Cafe. No matter what the occasion or what you’re craving, you will find it here. The mall also acts as the main hub for restaurants within the Sandton CBD.
Nelson Mandela Square
Nelson Mandela Square adjoins the mall, together making up the largest retail complex in Africa. While much smaller in size than the mall (only 1 000 sqm), the Square still attracts over one-million local and international visitors per month. Offering shoppers a taste of heritage, culture, and fine dining, Nelson Mandela Square is undoubtedly one of the country’s top tourist destinations. The open-air European-style piazza is a great place to take a snapshot of yourself with the iconic Mandela statue.
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The Diamond Walk in Sandton is arguably the glitziest shopping experience in Johannesburg. Sandton is known for its international labels, exclusive boutiques, and for being a world-class retreat for keen shopaholics, but the Diamond Walk is simply a step above. This glamorous centre was opened during 2015, and is the proud home of a range of the world’s most impressive designers. Shoppers looking to spoil themselves can find Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, and Cartier, all under one roof. Even the window settings are awe-inspiring in their opulence and trendy approach to celebrating the very latest in fashion and style. This is one of Johannesburg’s top shopping spot for local and international celebrities too.
South Africa’s biggest movie exhibitor, Ster-Kinekor calls Sandton City home! This specific complex has state-of-the-art 3D cinemas, as well as Prestige cinema for a VIP experience. Complete with a top-class concession stand stocked to the brim with tasty popcorn, slushies, and other snacks.
Sandton is a city that becomes even more beautiful when the sun goes down! What better way to experience it yourself than by booking into one of the many hotels in the area? From quick and easy overnight stays at the Signature Lux Hotel or a long haul at the famed Michelangelo Hotel, there’s a perfect spot just for you. On top of that, there is an ample amount of smaller hotels, lodges and self-catering options to choose from as well. What’s interesting to see is how competitive yet symbiotic the Sandton hotel trade is as Southern Sun and the Legacy group are constantly reshaping the Sandton skyline with newly added buildings to the area. Nevertheless, there is an ample amount of accommodation in this bustling metropolitan area fit for any budget. But let’s take a closer look at the Legacy Group hotels directly connected to the mall and Nelson Mandela Square.
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The property prides itself on providing its customers with a wide variety of world-class services that are aimed at catering for all our shoppers’ needs during their shopping trip. These services include information kiosks, gift cards, store directories, free wheelchair services, male, female, and disabled toilet facilities, as well as baby changing rooms and feeding rooms. The mall also offers a VIP shuttle service. To boot, the Iconic Shuttle powered by Zeelo is a luxury coach service for people travelling between Eastgate and Sandton City Shopping Centres, with four convenient morning and afternoon travel times to choose from. The luxury coaches are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi; comfortable reclining seats; and air conditioning.
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The Sandton City Office Towers offer 20 floors of flexible office space with spectacular views of the surrounding Sandton Precinct. The Towers have convenient access to the rest of the property and to the iconic Nelson Mandela Square, with access to world-class luxury retail and dining choices as well as medical facilities. The Towers are located in close proximity of several 5-star hotels as well as the Sandton Convention Centre which is the largest of its kind on the continent. The towers are in easy access of the main highway and are conveniently located within walking distance of the Sandton Gautrain station.
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Sandton City stores are open seven days a week at the following hours:
- Monday to Saturday: 09:00 – 19:00
- Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 18:00
The above trading hours are Sandton City’s core trading hours, meaning that cinemas, restaurants, and selected stores may trade longer. Please contact the stores directly for further information regarding their specific trading hours. You can find their contact number under the Store Directory Listings.
Tel: 011 217 6000
Address: Atrium on 5th, Sandton City, Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg