South Africa is a nation of avid sports supporters, with one of the most popular sports being cricket. The Wanderers stadium in the area of Illovo, Johannesburg, is the heart of the city's cricketing culture and home to a number of international matches as well as the local Highveld Lions.
In an ideal location in Sandton just north of the Wanderers stadium, the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel offers guests comfort coupled with convenience during their visit to South Africa's biggest city.
Take a trip through South Africa's cricketing history
Taking a trip to Wanderers Stadium, visitors can take in a test, one day or first class cricket match. The 34,000 capacity stadium was built in 1956 to replace the old stadium of the same name. A number of improvements have been made to the stadium since its construction, including 65 metre high floodlights installed to allow night-time matches. The design and intimidating atmosphere of the Wanderers Stadium has earned it the nickname 'The Bullring'.
Visitors to the stadium can walk in the footsteps of cricket champions from famous tournaments and matches, including the 2003 Cricket World Cup final and a record breaking one-day international between South Africa and Australia. The stadium was also home to rugby test matches during renovations of Ellis Park.
Relax at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg
Visitors to the Wanderers Stadium can enjoy lavish facilities at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in the upmarket suburb of Sandton. With 216 comfortable rooms and suites and an onsite pool, fitness centre, restaurant and bar, there is something for everyone at this Johannesburg hotel.