Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg

Nearby Attractions


There’s always something exciting to do in Johannesburg’s city center and around our hotel, which is at the heart of Johannesburg’s trendy neighborhood of Sandton. Attractions such as the Sandton City shopping mall, one of the largest in Africa, can be easily accessed through the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service. If one shopping mall isn’t enough for you, there are more stores and restaurants to explore at Nelson Mandela Square and Rosebank Rooftop Market, the local artisan area. 

Discover South African history

To gain a deeper understanding of Johannesburg’s history during your stay, visit the Apartheid Museum and Museum Africa for an overview of the country’s turbulent past. The Apartheid Museum illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa through an impactful collection of stories and art. The Museum Africa explores the social, political and economic history of Johannesburg through a series of artifacts, paintings, photographs and musical instruments. These museums represent two of the internationally recognized museums that are located within the city.

For a taste of local life, join the locals at Neighbourgoods Market or Arts on Main in Johannesburg for artisan crafts and food. With live performances and events, these markets have become two of the cities newest cultural hubs. 

For business travelers, tradeshows and events at the Sandton Convention Center are only a few minutes from our hotel in Johannesburg’s premier business district in the upscale suburb of Sandton. After a meeting, take a break and head to one of the beautiful golf courses in and around Johannesburg, which is home to many of the best courses in South Africa.
 

Key Attractions

Nelson Mandela Square - 500 meters
Connected to the Sandton City shopping center, this large public space serves as a cultural meeting place for events in Sandton.

Sandton City shopping center - 500 meters
One of the most fashionable destinations in South Africa, this shopping center offers exclusive fashion and fine dining. 

Johannesburg Stock Exchange - 1.5 kilometers
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is the largest stock exchange in Africa and welcomes tours of 15-20 people. 

Sandton Convention Center - 1.5 kilometers
With 22,000 m2 of flexible event space, this venue serves as a prestigious event space in the heart of the financial district. 

Rosebank Rooftop Market - 5 kilometers
Full of handcrafted goods and souvenirs bearing the hallmarks of African design, this market is a nice place to spend a Sunday morning. 

Apartheid Museum - 10 kilometers
Dedicated to telling the history of apartheid in South Africa, the museum provides a detailed overview of the country’s cultural and political struggles. 

Johannesburg Zoo - 10 kilometers
Africa is famous for its wildlife and at the Johannesburg Zoo visitors can see some of the region’s native lions, giraffes and elephants. 

Johannesburg city center - 20 kilometers
Often referred to as the ‘City of Gold’ due to its mining history, Johannesburg is a constantly evolving city and the Sandton Gautrain Station, located outside our hotel, easily connects visitors to the city’s most popular attractions. 

Gold Reef City amusement park - 25 kilometers
Built around an old gold mine, the rides of this amusement park are themed around the gold rush that occurred in Johannesburg in the 1800s. 

Soweto - 25 kilometers
South of the city of Johannesburg, this area is a good place to sample some of the region’s local dishes.

Pretoria - 60 kilometers
One of South Africa’s 3 capital cities, Pretoria serves as the seat of the country’s executive branch of government. 
 
Arts on Main - 15 kilometers
This industrial art space houses a collection of contemporary art galleries as well as the popular Main on Main event that occurs every Sunday.

Gautrain, Marlboro Station - 15 kilometers
This high-speed railway links to Johannesburg, Pretoria and the O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Johannesburg Art Gallery – 12 kilometers
This museum’s 9,000-piece collection is primarily made up of European artwork from the 17th – 19th centuries as well as South African artwork from the 19th - 21st centuries. 

Museum Africa – 17 kilometers
This museum showcases a variety of photographs, paintings, musical instruments and films that help tell the story of Johannesburg’s past. 

Neighbourgoods Market – 15 kilometers 
Over a 100 vendors fill this market place every Sunday with stalls full of delicious treats and handcrafted goods.

Parktown – 10 kilometers
The city’s largest suburb, Parktown is know for its residential streets lined with Jacaranda and Plane trees. 

Randlords – 15 kilometers
A popular venue for parties and events, this large space offers a 360-degree view of the city. 

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre – 16 kilometers
Proof that learning can be fun, this center is an interactive museum and educational space for children.