Sandton is a mecca for shopaholics – but there’s lots to do in the area. Here’s our top picks:
Sandton central park
Why you should visit: The Sandton central park is a peaceful, green paradise in the heart of the busy financial district. Built to create a healthy recreational space for the residents and workers, the park offers sculptured garden beds, indigenous trees and a grassed amphitheatre that hosts live events year-round. It’s a great place to relax and catch your breath in the midst of bustling Sandton.
How much does it cost: Entrance to the park is free.
How to get there: Find the park on 5th street in Sandton.
Why you should visit: Opened in November 2000, the tuscan-inspired Montecasino is an action-packed entertainment and casino complex located in Fourways, Sandton. Known as Gauteng’s leading entertainment hub, Monte, as it’s called locally, offers fine dining, gaming, spa facilities and child-friendly activities. A definite one-stop-shop for some indoor fun!
How to get there: Montecasino is located at Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.
Nelson Mandela Square
Why you should visit: First opened in 1994 and designed to resemble St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Nelson Mandela Square is a wonderful mix of retail and lifestyle activities. Shop to your heart’s content or eat out at one of the many, authentic restaurants. Whatever you do, don’t forget to take a selfie with the iconic bronze Nelson Mandela statue that calls the square home.