Neighbourhood Watch: Sandton

Features | 1st Oct 2017

Famously known as the richest square mile in Africa, Sandton is the affluent hub of a glossy, 21st century Johannesburg.

The Sandton boom started in the 1970s, with luxury shopping malls, high rises, restaurants and bars all subsequently blossoming over the next few decades. Nowadays Sandton is recognised as the city’s capital of wealth; home to Africa’s largest stock exchange, international banks and corporate headquarters. As such, it’s no surprise that it attracts prosperous residents, visitors and tourists.

SHOPPING
One of South Africa’s most exclusive malls, Sandton City (sandtoncity.com) is a vast mecca for shopaholics. A whole day could easily be spent lured into stores, encompassing everything from luxury international brands to local labels. Naturally, the city of gold doesn’t disappoint when it comes to jewellery. Exquisite accessories, trinkets and jewels of every colour can be found at Cartier, Bvlgari, Browns, Sterns and many more.

FOOD & DRINK
Just next to Sandton City, Tashas (tashascafe.com) in Nelson Mandela Square is a chic respite from the buzzing shopping mall. Exquisite quality, service and decor are the passions that underpin this all day eatery, which is a favourite with many well-heeled locals. For a merited post-shopping treat, raise a glass at Arque Champagne Crescent, where both French Champagne and its South African counterpart the Methodé Cap Classique can be sipped in style.

ENTERTAINMENT
Built in the style of a Tuscan villa, the immense Montecasino (tsogosun.com/montecasino) is a temple to entertainment. It almost goes without saying that revellers can enjoy the casino plus the numerous restaurants and bars, but there are also two theatres, a comedy club, a cinema, arcade games and even bowling lanes. For more nature-based pursuits, stop by the enchanting Bird Gardens. Within magnificent gardens, visitors can marvel at a variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world.

Like the sound of Sandton? The Saxon is perfectly positioned to enjoy all that Sandton has to offer, and we can take you on immersive city-tours throughout your stay with us. Enquire today:

Tel: +27 (0)11 292 6000
Email: reservations@saxon.co.za


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