Sandton Central is the vibrant, high energy commercial centre of South Africa and a well managed and legislated City Improvement District (CID) in which business people, residents, shoppers, and tourists live, work, play, shop and meet.
|Sandton library, situated on Nelson Mandela Square is open to all members of the community. The library has a collection of over 92,000 volumes, as well as audio books, videos, music CDs and language tapes, the local daily and weekly newspapers, periodicals and the Provincial and Government Gazettes. Membership to the library is necessary to borrow material, and membership is R30 for the year and R73 per year to borrow audio-visual material. |
Art Now - As connoisseurs of fine art, The ART NOW Gallery offers an exceptional variety of internationally acclaimed artists, as well as leading South African artists.
Sandton Civic Gallery
Gallery on the Square - A commercial gallery focusing on prints, painting, sculpture and ceramics. International names include Picasso, Joan Miro, David Hockney and Jim Dine, while local artists include Regi Bardavid, Colbert Mashile, the Ardmore Ceramic Studio and others.
Porcupine - Ceramic pottery from Porcupine, hand embroidered hangings, cushion covers and table mats from Kaross, metal inlaid mirrors from Sue Jowell, Shona stone sculpture from Zimbabwe, cutlery from Diana Carmichael, handmade pottery from Light from Africa and Handmade jewelery from Jabulani.
Totem Gallery - African tribal art is not just about aesthetics, it is initially about meaning and function. African objects were almost never created as ‘art for art’s sake’, rather these objects always related to magical or social rites – to the supernatural world – and were rarely produced by a single individual. Before the making of many artefacts, there was a long, controlled process including the collaboration between the ‘commissioner’, the village diviner and the sculptor.
|Shopping is key in Sandton and the reason many visit Sandton. With four world-class shopping centres offering over 450 shops, there is no shortage of place to take in hours of retail therapy. Shop till you drop at:
Michelangelo Towers Mall - The ultra modern Michelangelo Towers Mall is a showcase of ultra contemporary designer showrooms and superb restaurants, linked directly to the two Nelson Mandela Square shopping mall levels.
Sandton City - With over 300 leading retailers in Sandton's prestigious Central Business District, Sandton City offers exhilarating shopping and leisure options in splendid surroundings. This energetic hub showcases the very best South Africa has to offer, alongside established international premium brands.
Village Walk - Stepped and angled like an old European city, but offering all the modern conveniences, Village Walk has over 70 retail, leisure and entertainment venues.
Nelson Mandela Square - Formerly known as Sandton Square, it was renamed Nelson Mandela Square when a 6-metre statue of Nelson Mandela was installed on the square. Nelson Mandela Square is surrounded by world-class hotels and restaurants adjecant to Sandton City Shopping Complex. Whatever your reason for visiting Johannesburg, experience Nelson Mandela Square
The Rooftop Market @ Rosebank Mall - The Rooftop Market @ Rosebank Mall has been voted as Johannesburg's premier Market for the last ten years. With over 600 stalls providing clothing, ceramics, arts, crafts, furniture and jewellery from all over Africa. It is open from 9am to 5pm every Sunday.
If you need to break away from the buzz of and want to visit some quiet green spaces then look no further.
Golf - Golfers are spoilt for choice with a range of excellent golf courses located in surrounding areas including The Bryanston Country Club Golf Course, The Country Club Johannesburg, Riverclub Golf Course and Houghton Golf Club.
Sandton Central Park - This is located on the corner of Grayston and Sandton Drive is an undulating park that backs two major residential developments.
Mushroom Farm Park - Come to a beautiful and secure public park, where over 80 species of bird flock around the Mushroom Farm dam.
Wanderers Stadium - Wanderers Stadium is a stadium situated just south of Sandton in Illovo. Test, One Day and First class cricket matches are played here. It is also the home ground for the Highveld Lions and has a seating capacity of 34,000. It is nicknamed 'The Bullring' due to its design and intimidating atmosphere.
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens - Bringing a world of wildlife to your doorstep. Relaxation in a clean, green environment, a safe and healthy family recreational venue to spend quality time in an interesting and fun way. Accessible and affordable, the Zoo is the City of Johannesburg’s world of wildlife on your doorstep. The Johannesburg Zoo is located at the corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Upper Park Drive in Parkview, Johannesburg. The main public entrance is on Upper Park Drive.
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