Sandton Housing the JSE, the largest stock exchange in Africa, and a host of corporate head quarters, financial institutions and investment banks, Sandton is one of the most important financial and business centres in Sub-Saharan Africa and is situated to the north of the Johannesburg Metropole. The Wall Street of South Africa Since the first democratic elections in 1994, Sandton has become one of the wealthiest areas in the country and carries the reputation of being the richest square mile on the continent. With land at a premium, development has been forced upwards, creating a new skyline of imposing glass, chrome and stainless steel buildings - the African equivalent of the skyscrapers of New York! Apart from its strong business connections, Sandton is also a popular convention destination with delegates travelling from far and wide to the glittering Sandton Convention Centre, the successful host of the Miss World pageant in 2008 and a venue rated as one of the largest in Africa. A major African retail hub It is also one of the most significant retail hubs in Johannesburg, and boasts Sandton City as one of its main attractions, a retail destination that ranks amongst the largest shopping centres in Africa! With all these assets, Sandton has become the default centre for business tourism in Johannesburg and there are a superb variety of 5-star hotels, opulent guest lodges, luxury bed & breakfasts and other top accommodation in Sandton to prove the point. Attractions Formerly a quiet, secluded suburb characterised by small holdings presided over by the ‘mink and manure’ set, Sandton is now a hive of activity offering a wide variety of attractions. The magnificent South African Lipizzaners, pure white stallions trained to perform aerial antics, are based near Sandton in Kyalami, which is also home to the Kyalami Race Track, the venue of the annual South African Grand Prix until it was discontinued in 1993 and, today, a popular destination for motor sports enthusiasts. Montecasino, the exclusive leisure and casino complex, is yet another major draw card in Sandton; so too is the 6-metre high bronze statue of Nelson Mandela which presides over Nelson Mandela Square! Restaurants, galleries, markets, a library and a 200-seat theatre all ensure visitors to Sandton are well entertained. Those more intent on a golf holiday in South Africa can choose from a number of challenging golf courses located in neighbouring areas. Booking an exclusive holiday in Sandton Plan and book an exciting holiday to one of the wealthiest areas in South Africa at e- southafrica.com, an South African accommodation booking website where you can browse Sandton accommodation, find local day tours and affordable car hire. Make your bookings at the click of a mouse, and then experience one of Africa's wealthiest areas at your leisure. Don’t delay; book a Sandton holiday online at e-southafrica.com today! About the Author: e-southafrica.com is a South African accommodation booking website that provides immediate access to top hotels, guest lodges and bed & breakfasts in Sandton and other popular Johannesburg accommodation holiday destinations.
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