Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg

Ellis Park Stadium

South Africa is a nation made up of serious sports fans. The most popular sports in Johannesburg include football, cricket, rugby and running. Ellis Park, which serves as the home stadium for various rugby and football teams, like the Golden Lions and the Orlando Pirates, is a must-see spot for any sports fan.

Treat yourself to a game

With over 60,000 seats, Ellis Park has played host to a number of significant sporting events in South Africa’s history. In fact, the final match in the 1995 Rugby World Cup was played here, which the home team, the Springboks, won. The Ellis Park Stadium is at the center of a sporting district, 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 played host to a number of local and international football games, hosting teams such as Brazil, Manchester United and Arsenal. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup, 5 matches were played in the stadium. Over the years the park has also hosted large open-air events and concerts for international stars such as Whitney Houston and the Rolling Stones.

Stay central in Sandton

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 you're 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.