271. Sandton, Gauteng, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Why

You hear all kinds of things about Johannesburg, mostly not so good. But I encourage you to go and check out Sandton, a suburb of Johannesburg. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. It’s not the Jo’Burg you hear about all the time.

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Nelson Mandela Square

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Nelson Mandela Square

Where

Sandton is a suburb in the Johannesburg area of South Africa.

How To Get Here

By Train

There is rail service between Johannesburg and Sandton. Actually Sandton has a pretty amazing rail station, so check it out when you visit. You can also get there by the train from the airport. It’s a bit pricey at $25 round trip though.

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Gautrain Airport Station

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Gautrain Airport Station

By Plane

The nearest airport is the O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The home of South African Airways and Kulula.

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)

The following airlines serve the O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB):

Air Austral (UU), Air Botswana (BP), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air Mauritius (MK), Air Namibia (SW), Air Seychelles (HM), Air Zimbabwe (UM), British Airways (BA), CemAir (5M), Delta Air Lines (DL), Egyptair (MS), El Al Airlines (LY), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Etihad Airways (EY), Euromanx Airways (3W), FastJet Tanzania LTD (FN), Iberia Airlines (IB), Kenya Airways (KQ), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Kulula (MN), LAM – Mozambique Airlines (TM), LATAM (JJ), Links Air (W2), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Mango (JE), Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV), Singapore Airlines (SQ), South African Airways (SA), Swiss Airlines (LX), TAAG ANGOLA AIRLINES (DT), Turkish Airlines (TK), Qantas (QF), Qatar Airways (QR), Rwandair Express (WB) and Virgin Atlantic Airways (VS).




By Bus

You my take a minibus used mostly by the locals. It holds about 12 to 16 passengers. There’s also the BRT local buses that runs from Johannesburg.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

There are many places to stay in the area, including IHG properties, Hilton and Radisson Blu properties. If you’d like you may also stay at the airport.

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Intercontinental Airport Hotel

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Intercontinental Airport Hotel

 

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Signature Hotel

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Signature Hotel

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Gautrain Hotel

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Gautrain Hotel

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

Sandton have some pretty amazing restaurants. One of the most popular is Nando’s.

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Nando's

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Nando’s

There is also a place where the local people go to eat. It’s right next to the train/bus station. You can get a local meal there for not too much.

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Sandton Public Transport Interchange

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Sandton Public Transport Interchange

 

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Sandton Public Transport Interchange Workers

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Sandton Public Transport Interchange Workers

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Sally Williams ice cream

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Sally Williams ice cream

 

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - HardRock Cafe

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – HardRock Cafe

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

 

What To Do

The Johannesburg Tourist Office is actually in Sandton right in the Library. So if you want information, you can just pop into the Library. You should visit the Library anyways as its a very nice design, plus you may learn something about the town.

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Sandton Library

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Sandton Library

The Library is actually right on Nelson Mandela Square which has a huge larger than life statue of the man himself. You’ll see many people taking photos with him too.

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Nelson Mandela Square

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Nelson Mandela Square

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Nelson Mandela Square

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Nelson Mandela Square

 

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Taxi Scooter

Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – Taxi Scooter

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

 

Additional Information

Language: Afrikaans, English, South African English, Venda, Zulu

Currency: South African rand ZAR

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Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa - Nelson Mandela Square Statue

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