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Guidebook for Sandton

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Guidebook for Sandton

Food Scene
Very modern, large restaurant, with one part open to live music, the other section behind an enormous glass window for a quieter evening. Professional and attentive service. Service supervisors / head waiters are constantly present and oversee the organisation. Excellent food (tuna sushi, prawn spring rolls, beef fillet and braised pie, prime rib of beef [excellent meat quality, grilled as requested], chocolate truffle).
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Signature Restaurant
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locals recommend
Very modern, large restaurant, with one part open to live music, the other section behind an enormous glass window for a quieter evening. Professional and attentive service. Service supervisors / head waiters are constantly present and oversee the organisation. Excellent food (tuna sushi, prawn spring rolls, beef fillet and braised pie, prime rib of beef [excellent meat quality, grilled as requested], chocolate truffle).
Parks & Nature
Only three hours’ drive away from South Africa’s largest city (Johannesburg), Pilanesberg National Park offers the perfect opportunity to leave the city lights behind, and discover another world. Celebrate the public holidays, or enjoy a romantic getaway in the unspoiled wilderness. The relatively small size of the park, and its unusual ecological richness, dramatically increase your chance of encountering the Big 5 in their natural environment. Enjoy a leisurely Safari experience, or a surprise weekend escape: Pilanesberg allows you to choose your own adventure.
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Pilanesberg National Park
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Only three hours’ drive away from South Africa’s largest city (Johannesburg), Pilanesberg National Park offers the perfect opportunity to leave the city lights behind, and discover another world. Celebrate the public holidays, or enjoy a romantic getaway in the unspoiled wilderness. The relatively small size of the park, and its unusual ecological richness, dramatically increase your chance of encountering the Big 5 in their natural environment. Enjoy a leisurely Safari experience, or a surprise weekend escape: Pilanesberg allows you to choose your own adventure.
Beautiful place for family functions and picnics. The nature here is peaceful and the you can canoe in the lake. Also great for running and dog walking. You can never go wrong packing a picnic and a day in nature here. No admission fee. Plenty parking. Safe during the day.
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Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
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locals recommend
Beautiful place for family functions and picnics. The nature here is peaceful and the you can canoe in the lake. Also great for running and dog walking. You can never go wrong packing a picnic and a day in nature here. No admission fee. Plenty parking. Safe during the day.
Entertainment & Activities
The Gold Reef City theme park in Johannesburg has some of South Africa’s fastest, biggest, most twisting and turning thrill rides. There is an abundance of adventures to be had at Gold Reef City! Join the young at heart and test-drive any of the more than thirty thrilling rides at our theme park. Whether you want family friendly, kiddies rides or the biggest adrenalin rush, there is a ride for everyone at Gold Reef City.
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Gold Reef City
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The Gold Reef City theme park in Johannesburg has some of South Africa’s fastest, biggest, most twisting and turning thrill rides. There is an abundance of adventures to be had at Gold Reef City! Join the young at heart and test-drive any of the more than thirty thrilling rides at our theme park. Whether you want family friendly, kiddies rides or the biggest adrenalin rush, there is a ride for everyone at Gold Reef City.
Drinks & Nightlife
Montecasino is the premier entertainment destination in Gauteng. Located in Fourways in north Johannesburg, our award-winning complex has been voted Best Casino, Best Entertainment Complex, Best Cinema Complex and Best place to take out-of-towners.
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Montecasino Boulevard
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Montecasino is the premier entertainment destination in Gauteng. Located in Fourways in north Johannesburg, our award-winning complex has been voted Best Casino, Best Entertainment Complex, Best Cinema Complex and Best place to take out-of-towners.
Sightseeing
The Cradle of Humankind region in South Africa, which is approximately 90 minutes' drive from the Johannesburg city centre, offers visitors the opportunity to learn about stones and bones, wine and dine in tranquil surroundings, try out a range of adrenalin-pumping activities, have a beautiful wedding, discover a range of wonderful wildlife and experience culture and craft. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is one of eight in the country. It's the world's richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils. The area is also home to a diversity of birds, animals and plants, some of which are rare or endangered.
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Cradle of Humankind
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The Cradle of Humankind region in South Africa, which is approximately 90 minutes' drive from the Johannesburg city centre, offers visitors the opportunity to learn about stones and bones, wine and dine in tranquil surroundings, try out a range of adrenalin-pumping activities, have a beautiful wedding, discover a range of wonderful wildlife and experience culture and craft. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is one of eight in the country. It's the world's richest hominin site, home to around 40% of the world's human ancestor fossils. The area is also home to a diversity of birds, animals and plants, some of which are rare or endangered.
The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.
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Apartheid Museum
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The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.
Arts & Culture
Located in the suburb of Rivonia, a neighbourhood in northern Johannesburg, Liliesleaf is an award-winning heritage site which played a vital role in the struggle against apartheid. At this excellent museum, visitors can learn about the formation of the armed struggle against apartheid and about the famous Rivonia Trial, which led Nelson Mandela and his comrades to be sentenced to life in prison on Robben Island.
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Liliesleaf
7 George Ave
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Located in the suburb of Rivonia, a neighbourhood in northern Johannesburg, Liliesleaf is an award-winning heritage site which played a vital role in the struggle against apartheid. At this excellent museum, visitors can learn about the formation of the armed struggle against apartheid and about the famous Rivonia Trial, which led Nelson Mandela and his comrades to be sentenced to life in prison on Robben Island.
Shopping
Sandton City prides itself on providing its customers with a wide variety of world-class services that are aimed at catering for all our shoppers needs during their shopping trip. These services include information kiosks, gift cards, store directories, free wheelchair services, male, female and disabled toilet facilities, as well as baby changing rooms and feeding rooms.
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Sandton City
83 Rivonia Rd
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locals recommend
Sandton City prides itself on providing its customers with a wide variety of world-class services that are aimed at catering for all our shoppers needs during their shopping trip. These services include information kiosks, gift cards, store directories, free wheelchair services, male, female and disabled toilet facilities, as well as baby changing rooms and feeding rooms.