Eight reasons why you should visit Sandton

Radisson Blu is at the heart of the business hub, and general manager, Volkan Vural shares his top 10 reasons why Sandton is the perfect base for business travellers.

Sandton has certainly cemented its position as the most important financial and business sector in South Africa. It offers an air of sophistication that gives the business tourist or local everything they could want from their visit.

Radisson Blu is at the heart of the business hub, and general manager, Volkan Vural shares his top 8 reasons why Sandton is the perfect base for business travellers.

1. Easy to get around

With access to public transport readily available, via the Gautrain or the ever-popular Uber service, international guests can travel from the airport to Sandton, and shopping centres and restaurants are well within walking distance.

2. Financial business hub

Sandton is home to some to top investment banks, financial and legal consultants and one of the biggest convention centres in Africa, making it a great one-stop for financial business.

3. Restaurants galore

Sandton offers a variety of cuisine to suit every palate. If you are new to the area, the multi-cultural offerings will give you a taste of the diversity for which Joburg has become renowned.

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4. Five-star luxury

There are numerous luxurious hotels offering accommodation that puts you at the heart of the action, with a string of five-star hotels occupying the area and close proximity to all major entertainment spots.

5. Out of office exploring

Sandton offers a string of art galleries, fancy sidewalk cafes, luxurious restaurants and sophisticated hotels to keep you occupied outside of the office.

6. Shop ’til you drop

The major shopping district, Sandton City, is the perfect place for retail therapy. It is one of the biggest shopping centres in Africa and home to over 295 elite shops and restaurants.

7. Meetings with a view

From conference rooms to coffee spots, there are plenty of venues to host important business meetings which will cater for all your culinary needs and also give you breathtaking views of the Sandton skyline.

8. Nighttime networking

Sandton’s Nelson Mandela square, which is presided over by a six-metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela, is a hotspot for meet-and-greets as well as being a must-see tourist attraction for overseas visitors.

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Jessica Knibbs

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