Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, choose from one of IHG's seven Sandton hotels and you will be perfectly situated to get the best from your stay. Once a sleepy village, Sandton has undergone several economic transformations through its history, which have been boosted by a tribal iron smelting trade and the discovery of the richest gold field on earth. These days Sandton is a thriving hotspot at the heart of the greater Johannesburg area. Africa's foremost commercial and financial hub, more than 10,000 businesses operate out of the city. Visitors will be impressed by the historic buildings and imposing institutions that line the bustling streets here, including the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Sandton Convention Centre.
However, it's not all work and no play. Sandton is home to the infamous four-storey Sandton City shopping complex, situated in the city's most affluent square mile. The complex incorporates chic retail outlets, food courts, hotels and entertainment facilities to cater for every whim. Take a walk through the complex and you'll soon reach Nelson Mandela Square, which features a 6m bronze statue of the icon himself and is bordered by elegant cafes and restaurants.
When you tire of spending, walk the city streets and uncover old and new gems, including the Little Church in the Pines, one of Sandton's oldest functioning buildings, or the innovative and futuristic Nedbank green building. Or, for an adventure outside the city limits, why not take a day trip to a nearby township or perhaps while away the hours at the Cullinan Diamond Mine? Alternatively, explore the diversity of Africa's past and present at the Lesedi Cultural Village, or take on the thrills and spills of the Gold Reef City theme park.
For a more natural retreat, you might consider heading out to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve and National Park. Roam this spectacular volcanic landscape via a network of trails and roads and you will find an unrivalled opportunity to view more than 7,000 animals including lions, leopards and rhino as well as more rare species such as sable, giraffes, zebras and hippos. The area is home to 300 species of birds including 80 indigenous species congregated in the walk-in aviary.
Whatever way you plan to enjoy this lively piece of Africa, you'll get a great deal when you stay in one of our quality hotels in Sandton. Book with IHG today and choose from a range of convenient locations at competitive prices.