Things to do in Sandton in Autumn
One of the most affluent areas in the country, Sandton is famous for its elite lifestyle, shopping sprees, flashy cars, and more. This once independent area gets its name from the combination of two of its suburbs, Sandown and Bryanston. Situated in the Johannesburg, Gauteng, property in this area does not come cheap and holds its value as many townhouses, apartments, and mansions are budding investments.
The richest gold field on earth was discovered in Sandton more than 120 years ago. Today, it is considered as the most important business and financial district in the country, dubbing Sandton "Africa's richest square mile". For both the young professional and families, this luxurious area has much to offer. Here are some of the amazing places you can visit Sandton this Autumn:
Nelson Mandela Square
If you are intrigued by the history and culture of this beautiful country then the Nelson Mandela Square is a must see. A towering sculpture of Nelson Mandela holds court over the Square, which adjoins the renowned Sandton City complex. Drawing a vast cosmopolitan society to its sidewalk cafes, fine restaurants, and exclusive stores, the European styled piazza commemorates heritage and celebrates international style with the warmth of African hospitality.
Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park
Definitely, an attraction for both the young and old, Croc City Crocodile and Reptile Park offers guided tours daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm as well as venomous snake shows. The tours allow for patrons to safely interact with the reptiles. The park also has a full restaurant and kids play area and can cater for kid's birthday parties, corporate events and team building exercises. Keen on flying over crocodile enclosures? The park boasts one of its kind Zip-line in Africa.
Bryanston Organic and Natural Market
Johannesburg's first and finest outdoor market, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market has been around for more than 40 years. With over 130 stalls, visitors can enjoy leisurely shopping for fashion, homeware, handcrafted goods, and more in a peaceful and scenic outdoor environment. The market showcases stallholders' talents throughout the year as they celebrate festivals and special promotions.
Fun and exciting for the whole family, Artjamming™ in Sandton allows you to create your very own unique full-colour piece of art in a relaxed environment. Patrons receive a blank canvas to paint whatever their heart's desire while having a social and interactive experience. Artjammers are given a menu of 12 different size canvases, easels, non-toxic acrylic paints on tap, brushes and tools with no instructions or classes. No drawing or painting skills are required.
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve
Situated a mere 15km from Sandton, the stunning 680-hectare nature reserve is the perfect spot for the entire family. You can take a hike as well as see the abundance of indigenous flora. If you are lucky you can maybe spot a few of the wildlife including zebra, red hartebeest, porcupines, black wildebeest, otters, blesbok, springbok, duiker and about 170 bird species. Dubbed as the "Jewel of the South" the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve is the perfect spot for a quick escape from the busy city.
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