Sandton, with it's surrounding areas (Bramley, East Gate, Hyde Park, Morningside and Rivonia etc) is one of the most exclusive parts of Johannesburg. It has an abundance of accommodation to suit all tastes, from upper-middleclass to some of the most exclusive in South Africa.
It abounds in accommodation of all sorts - from budget accommodation to more exclusive B & B accommodation. There are many self-catering chalets, hotels, guest houses and lodges to be found in Sandton. All this makes it the ideal tourist destination - for both international tourist and also South Africa holiday makers.
The number of Shopping Malls make Sandton a shoppers paradise, most having a large variety of every conceiveable item that anyone could possibly wish to purchase, with large chain Stores, such as Woolworths, Edgars, Truworths, Pick 'n Pay, American Swiss, Arthur Kaplin Jewels, etc, as well as many exclusive Boutiques, Jewellery establishments, Luggage Stores, Travel Agents and Gift & Curio as well as Carpet stores.
To name a few of the Malls:
Balfour Park Mall: "You're The Centre of my life"! tel:011 786 0538.
Sandton City Mall: has it all, tel:011 784 2750, and is connected to the newly named
Nelson Mandela Square, which is more exclusive with great restaurants. tel:011 784 2750
Hyde Park Corner: Upmarket, imported labels and great food. tel:011 325 4340
Village Walk Mall: Clothes and Food galore! tel:011 783 4620.
There are many highly recommended Restaurants in Sandton, as well as the usual Steak Houses, comfortable air-conditioned cinemas and other entertainment centres. The Highest Quality Hair Salons found in every Mall.
Some other Shops are, Chocolat de Belhique, in the Thrupps Illovo Centre, where one can watch the chocolates being made in the shop, before deciding which to buy, from a large selection, tel:011 268 2222. Vintage Fashion can be found at Reminiscene, in Melville, tel: 011 726 7905. For accessories, Accessorize is the place to go, tel:011 884 4644. For those who prefer to make their own accessories, The Bead Shop has a large supply to choose from, tel:011 726 2911.
Sandton is known for being "The richest square mile in Arica".