InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers Concierge Video4:54
Welcome To Sandton
Sawubona! It is a pleasure to welcome you to InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers. My Concierge team and I are here to ensure that all your needs are met and that you have a unique South African experience, returning time and time again.
Our Hotel is in the Business Hub of Sandton, with many beautiful Restaurants, shopping centres and Nite clubs within a walking distance.
Look forward to an authentic African lunch in a traditional 'shebeen' (local tavern) in Soweto. Here you can savour a selection of stews, local pap (fine-ground cornmeal), fish cutlets and, for the more adventurous, mogudu (tripe) and mopane worms. Afterwards, see the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum. One of the city's most important landmarks, it commemorates the death of the first victim and 350 further schoolchildren killed by police during protests in 1976. Conclude the tour with a visit to Nelson Mandela's former home, now a museum dedicated to Madiba, the father of our nation.
Stop for a sundowner cocktail at the Zoo Lake Park branch of Moyo restaurant. Set among green lawns, tall pine trees and a tranquil lake, this is the perfect place to enjoy the highveld sunset and listen to mbira players. Return to the hotel to freshen up, then take a leisurely stroll over to Nelson Mandela Square for dinner at Lekgotla. This fine-dining restaurant is a melting pot of African cuisines (the name translates as 'the meeting place gathered from Morocco to Mozambique. An evocative African setting and drumming accompany delicious food.
South Africa's tap water is regarded as one of the ten best purified waters in the world so it's clean, safe and drinkable.
As in any other big city in the world, it is not advisable to carry large amounts of cash around or wear ostentatious fine jewellery. Be discreet when carrying cameras, video equipment and mobile phones.
Giving a tip
Tipping is at your discretion. Ten per cent is customary. Taxi drivers are not tipped as most are self-employed.
We do not recommend using local transport such as buses and minibus taxis. Book the hotel's limousine service or accredited taxis through the Concierge desk.
DID YOU KNOW ?
In 1905, the world's largest diamond at 3,106 carats was discovered in Cullinan, north-east of Pretoria.
Gauteng is the smallest province (18,810sq km) in South Africa, yet it boasts the greatest wealth and contributes 33.3% to the GDP.
Soweto street musicians invented their own genre of music called kwaito, characterised by deep basslines and African percussion.
In 1947, archaeologists found the most complete skull of an Australopithecus Africanus, nicknamed Mrs Ples, in the Sterkfontein cave of what is now the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The skull, which is thought to be 2.15 million years old, is the missing link between humans and apes.
WHAT TO PACK
If you are going on safari, check whether the reserve is in a malaria area. If so, see your doctor for prescription medicines before you leave.
Although our summers are quite warm, it's always advisable to bring a sweater or jacket with you for the evenings. Jackets and gloves are recommended for winter.
Exchange some currency into South African rands before you leave; just enough for airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel. The hotel also offers quick local currency conversions to pay for your taxi to the hotel. You can also pay hassle free with your credit card at the hotel.
Safari-goers should bring a pair of binoculars, dark coloured clothing, a hat and sunscreen and of course their camera.
- Corner Of Maude & 5th Street
- Sandton , 2146
- South Africa
- Front Desk +27-11-7805555
Distance 38 KM / 23.61 MI SOUTH to Hotel
Shuttle Charge (one way): 625.00 (ZAR)
Time by taxi: 40 Minutes
Train Charge (one way): 110.00 (ZAR)
Time by train: 12 Mins
Take N1 Pretoria motorway. Marlboro Road offramp on the left straight across 6 intersections. Left into Bowling Avenue continue straight to Johan Road. Turn right. Turn right into Maude street, the Hotel will be immediately on your left hand side.
Station Name: Gautrain Sandton Station
Distance 1.0 KM / 0.62 MI SOUTH to Hotel
Train Station Shuttle Included
Taxi Fee From Train Station: 50.00 (ZAR)
Turn left into West Street as you exit the Gautrain station. Turn left again into Maude Street. The hotel is located on the right hand side, just before the traffic lights.
Subway Name: Sandton City
Distance 1.0 KM / 0.62 MI NORTH EAST to Hotel
Hotel limousine transfer, is ZAR 625 per transfer; accredited taxi is ZAR 450 per transfer. Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.