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Sandton City, Sandton

sandton citySandton City is a shopping centre located in Sandton, Johannesburg. Sandton City features over 300 leading retailers and has a tower section that hosts office space. It also houses the "Top 4" South African banks; Absa Group Limited, First National Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank. Attached to the centre via a pedestrian mall bridge is Nelson Mandela Square, a 16 000 m² development. This area houses a 6-metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela, which was unveiled in March 2004. Sandton City is a place where the likes of Jenni Button and Louis Vuitton, Carrol Boyes and Apple showcase their very best ranges; a place where you can sip on the world’s finest coffee or enjoy a French croissant or a slice of local Milk Tart – all under one roof.

Located in Sandton's prestigious Central Business District, Sandton City offers exhilarating shopping and leisure options in splendid surroundings. This energetic hub showcases the very best South Africa has to offer, alongside established international premium brands  - from one-of-a-kind South African artworks to the latest in shoes from Milan. Sandton City is conveniently located within walking distance of the Sandton Gautrain station and within easy access from highways and main roads within Sandton CBD.

Sandton City's restaurants and food stores reflect the gourmet melting pot of cultures in South Africa. With close to 300 leading local and international retailers, Sandton City is a one-of-a-kind premier fashion and leisure destination. It’s an energetic hub of Afro-cosmopolitan glamour - international shopping with South African flair.

Just 50 years ago, sandy horse trails and grassy estates snaked their way along the land which is now home to one of Johannesburg’s best shopping centres. The creation of Sandton City helped transform Sandton from a farming community into a bustling business district.

Constructed by Rapp and Maister during the early 1970s, Sandton City opened its doors to eager shoppers on 12 September 1973 and soon went on to become one of the most prestigious shopping centres in Africa.

Sandton City was “born” in 1973, and has continued to grow and develop since then. Just imagine, when the shopping centre was first launched, it covered only 50 000m2 and when our refurbishments are complete in late 2011, it will be 115,000m2 (215,000m2 –retail, office space and the Sandton Sun Hotel). That means that you’ll be able to fit the original centre into the new centre over four times!

Sandton City is currently embarking on a R1.77 billion refurbishment and expansion project that includes an additional 30,000m2 retail space and an interior upgrade of the centre.

In just over 30 years, Sandton City has established itself as South Africa’s premier destination of international glamour, top fashion and lifestyle outlets and world-class service. So what does the future hold for Sandton City? Nothing but the very best of everything.


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