South Africa is a nation of serious sports fans, with the most popular sports in Johannesburg including football, cricket, rugby union and running. Being the home stadium to rugby and football teams including the Golden Lions and the Orlando Pirates, a trip to Ellis Park is a must-do for any sports fan.
Located just 200 metres from the railway station in the vibrant district of Sandton, guests of the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel in Johannesburg can find themselves in the centre of the action at Ellis Park in no time.
Immerse yourself in a game at Johannesburg's Ellis Park
With a capacity of over 60,000, Ellis Park has played host to a number of significant sporting events in South African history, including the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup which was won by the home team, known as the Springboks. The stadium is at the centre of a sporting sector in the south-east of the city, where it sits alongside Johannesburg athletics stadium and the Standard Bank tennis arena.
Although Ellis Park has become synonymous with Rugby, the stadium has also seen a number of local and international football games, hosting teams including Brazil, Manchester United and Arsenal alongside five games in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The park also hosts large open air events and concerts and has welcomed international stars including Whitney Houston and the Rolling Stones.
Take in a game at Ellis Park from the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg
After taking in the best of Johannesburg's sports culture at sites such as Ellis Park and the FNB Stadium, visitors to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton can choose from 216 upmarket rooms and suites. Whether it's relaxing in the outdoor pool or enjoying cocktails on the sun deck, guests at this comfortable hotel will be able to make the most of their time in Johannesburg.