What to do and see in Sandton, South Africa: The Best Places and Tips

February 18, 2018 Florencio Paulino

Sandton is an affluent area situated within the Johannesburg Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa. It is well known for being the richest square mile in Africa. The name comes from the combination of two of its suburbs, Sandown and Bryanston. In 1969 Sandton was promulgated as a municipality in its own right, but lost its status as an independent town after the re-organisation of South African local governments.
Restaurants in Sandton

Montecasino Boulevard | Cnr William Nicol / Witkoppen Roads, Sandton 2021, South Africa +27 11 510 7000
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Montecasino

Award-winning Montecasino - Gauteng’s number one entertainment destination - is ideally located in the heart of Fourways Johannesburg and is a spectacular 24-7 ‘World at Play’ development meticulously designed to replicate an authentic Tuscan Village. A casino, retail entertainment, corporate hospitality and events, three hotels on property and a luxury office park, it is perfectly packaged to offer the very best in stylish entertainment to deliver a unique and memorable experience. Visitors to Montecasino are immediately captivated by the Italian communal theming and vibrant social and entertainment buzz – an atmosphere that keeps them returning again and again. Catering for both the leisure and business markets through the broad range of facilities, entertainment activities, abundant parking and convenient location just off the main commuter routes; it is clear to see why Montecasino attracts over 9.3 million visitors annually. For more information go to our website or "like" us on Facebook.You would be hard pressed to find another location world-wide that churns the number of entertainment options as those found at Montecasino. From theatre productions to Concerts, music and sporting festivals, gaming and casino promotions, world-class events, artists appearances and musicians – Montecasino has got it!

Reviewed By Goodfoodknight

Great place to have food of any description. We chose n Italian restaurant on the street with a duo singing songs for all generations lovely food I had the best oxtail stew eaten for ages, quite stunningHi Goodfoodknight, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and rating us. Kind regards

2. Liliesleaf Farm & Museum

7 George Avenue, Rivonia 2191, South Africa +27 11 803 7882
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4.5 based on 231 reviews

Liliesleaf Farm & Museum

Reviewed By on4ajt - Leopoldsburg, Belgium

Due recommandation of our host we visited Liliesleaf Farm on our last day of our 2nd roundtrip through SA. The premisis is well maintained and the exhibit is very interesting. A short movie tells you the story & history of the farm. After visiting we learned more about SA history again. Things we did not know before or were not aware they ever happened. Pitty time went too short, we had to leave for the airport.

3. Bidvest Wanderers Stadium

Corlett Drive, Illovo | Greater Johannesburg, Illovo 2116, South Africa +27 11 340 1500
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Bidvest Wanderers Stadium

The home of cricket in Johannesburg and also the venue where the great 438 match was played between South Africa and Australia. The Bidvest Wanderers Stadium is an International cricket stadium with world class facilities.

Reviewed By Flitz8 - Johannesburg, South Africa

The Johannesburg stadium is host to many events from cricket competitions to Concerts ,came here after a night walk and is a large venue ,they will ofcourse not let you bring in drinks and food

4. The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market

Culross Road, Bryanston, South Africa +27 11 706 3671
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

The Bryanston Organic and Natural Market

Reviewed By Steve H - Mbabane, Hhohho, Swaziland

This market has been going for years which is testament to its popularity. The roofed stalls are gathered around a courtyard which also has other clusters of stalls. The atmosphere is intimate & friendly. There is an emphasis on organic & natural produce, including artisanal cheeses, grass fed meat, teas, coffee, herbs, cosmetics, salt products, vegetables, & so on. There are stalls selling handicrafts, African wares, wooden bowls, baskets, bags, books & leather ware. The shear number of stalls & variety of goods on sale ensures an engrossing experience which can extend over a couple of hours, especially if you round off your visit with a meal at one of the food outlets. Great for families, groups or couples.

5. Sandton Convention Centre

Maude Street Sandown 2196, Sandton 2146, South Africa +27 11 779 0000
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4.5 based on 281 reviews

Sandton Convention Centre

Located in the heart of Sandton’s business district, with over 22 000m² of convention, exhibition and special event space, 10 600 secure parking bays, conveniently located entertainment centres and over 30 hotels nearby, Sandton Convention Centre is Southern Africa’s most technologically advanced convention centre, offering purpose-built facilities to cater to your every need.

Reviewed By Rolf C

Was here for the Jewellex Jewelry Show 2017. The show was great. I had a good time. Overall facility a little outdated. But a good place to held a convention.

6. Nelson Mandela Square

Fl 1st Medical Mews | Cnr Rivonia Road and 5th Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa +27 11 217 6000
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4 based on 2 reviews

Nelson Mandela Square

Reviewed By Sofi N - Athens, Greece

The Nelson Mandela square is adjacent to the Sandton Mall and has restaurants on its three sides with the fourth providing entrance to the mall and featuring the imposing bronze statue of Nelson Mandela and some water Fountains. A nice hangout as you have ample dine choices. I like to visit when I can. Come thinking of it is one of the safest places in Johannesburg to be, in an otherwise unsafe city.

7. Lindfield Victorian House Museum

72 Richmond Avenue | Entrance Greenlands Road, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa +27 11 726 2932
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5 based on 119 reviews

Lindfield Victorian House Museum

(Open by appointment only.) The stories that lived (and still live) within the walls of the Lindfield Victorian House Museum tell a tale of Johannesburg during an era that, more than any other, shaped urban Johannesburg as we know it today. A tale of the day-to-day family life and fashion trends, masters and servants, elegance, high culture, high teas, social etiquette and intellectual achievements. The spirit of this amazing era lives on in the museum and visitors not only learn its cultural history, but also experience the ambiance of a bygone world.

Reviewed By ColetteDee - Roodepoort, South Africa

When gold was discovered in Johannesburg, people from all over Europe came here to try and find their fortune. The wives, homesick for their countries of birth, recreated their cultures in their homes. Katherine, the host, dressed as a chambermaid, has a wealth of knowledge and treasures from the Victorian age - late 1800's, which blows the mind. What a truly remarkable experience! Every surface, every part of the house has an historical object to amaze and educate you. Authentically furnished and decorated rooms give you insight into the way people used to live, and the nursery/playroom is a creepy delight, with dolls and toys and a mind boggling dolls house with miniature... everything (!) from the era. Wow! Katherine has lived in the house for 50 years and has no help due to the fragility of all the treasures, hence the dust, but it adds to the character of the place. She worries about what would happen to this heritage site when she is too old to care for it and we truly hope some organization will identify it as worthy of a trust to preserve it for future generations. It needs to remain a museum, as it gives a rare insight into a part of history we don't know much about these days. Step into a forgotten and fascinating era. A worthwhile visit!

8. Constitution Hill

Constitutional Court | Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa +27 11 381 3100
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Constitution Hill

Nowhere can the story of South Africa's turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. Constitution Hill is a national heritage site situated in the Johannesburg CBD and is home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa- the highest court in the country on constitutional matters. Once a place of injustice and brutality, where South Africa's leading political activists, including Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, were detained, the site has been transformed into a place of solidarity and democracy, home to the Women's Gaol museum, Number Four Museum, and Old Fort Museum. Apart from its engaging and gripping Exhibitions, Constitution Hill is also open to the public for guided tours and has become an important platform for Heritage, Education, and Tourism related programmes. The vast variety of programmes hosted at Constitution Hill enable us to embrace current issues, celebrate days of national significance, address matters of public interest and create a forum for public debate. With its rich history and character Constitution Hill boasts of ideal platforms to educate and learn about South Africa's story. ConHill, as it is famously known, also offers a variety of multi-purpose venues, suitable for conferencing, Performances, a large array of events and for public activities and programmes.

Reviewed By Chong A

Constitution Hill was a prison rebuilt to be a Court. We were shown the hardship of inmates and the cruelty they were subjected and the cramped conditions the lived in. It was somewhat sickening to learn about this piece of history. This visit is part...MoreDear Chong A, Thank you for visiting and for sharing your experience. We hope you will continue to share with friends and family about the site. Best regards

Johannesburg 2196, South Africa +27 11 759 7217
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Gautrain

Gautrain is Africa’s first world-class, modern rapid rail and bus service for Gauteng, a province regarded as the economic heartland of South Africa.

Reviewed By Kashi P - Greater Johannesburg, South Africa

One of the most convenient forms of transport within the north. Safe, clean and well organised. Same style as the London Overground. Been taking it for years. Occasionally experiences cable theft but after all, this is South Africa. Train saved me many a nerve bypassing traffic for work or flying to the airport.

10. Neighbourgoods Market

73 Juta Street, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa +27 81 416 2605
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4.5 based on 268 reviews

Neighbourgoods Market

Reviewed By Nix_Mpt - Maputo, Mozambique

What a great way to spend a Saturday - was spoiled for choice with the different food offerings and cuisines - do bring hunger!
Many stalls offering a variety, with most of them with POS facilities.
Parking may be an issue and of course Seating once inside.
The rooftop is lovely with a DJ, and additional bars, provides a chilled ambience.
Would definitely return...often!

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