No visit to Johannesburg is complete without a day spent exploring the stores, shopping up a storm and enjoying the buzz of a Sandton shopping experience. Sandton is an influential area to the north of Johannesburg's busy central business district and is considered 'the place' for the young, rich and glamorous to spend time at.
Located in a commercial and entertainment hub, the Sandton area offers two exceptional shopping centre experiences right next-door to each other.
The first is the very popular Mandela square. Centred around an impressively large 6 metre high statue of the country's former president; Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela Square is the ideal location to spend some time relaxing and chatting to your friends while the hustle and bustle of the busy shoppers move around you.
Surrounded by a wide variety of restaurants the square incorporates a large number of high-end boutiques and shops, a theatre and a library and is attached the well-known and very popular Sandton City mall
Open daily from 09h00 to 19h00 Monday to Thursday and from 09h00 to 20h00 on Fridays and 09h00 to 18h00 on the weekends, Sandton city is easily accessible from anywhere in Johannesburg. Visitors should travel along the R24 towards Johanessburg centre and then take the N3 off ramp towards Pretoria and then the Marlboro off-ramp which takes you left and then straight onto Marlboro Road.
Once at the intersection with Katherine Street turn left and travel down Katherine into Rivonia Road. From Rivonia Road one will be able to drive into the parking garage where there is an abundance of undercover parking.See some of the best Sandton Shopping Hotels located in close proximity to Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square.