Anyone who’s ever visited Sandton will tell you that it’s a part of Johannesburg that pulsates. Being the financial and commercial hub of the city, it’s easy to understand why: almost always buzzing with people and cars, it’s a veritable hive of activity. Once the sun sets, this vibrant area becomes a glittering kaleidoscope of colours and light, enticing people to delve in and explore. What follows is a collection of stunning images of Sandton at night in all its glory.
For the ultimate shopping experience, Sandton’s premier shopping and entertainment complex – Sandton City – is the only place to go. With almost 300 local and international retailers and everything you need under one roof, it’s sure to make even the most demanding of retail therapists happy and satisfied.
At night, Nelson Mandela Square comes alive with lights and people. Formally known as Sandton Square, it was renamed after a six metre statue of Madiba was erected on the square in 2004. Bustling restaurants line the square and children love to play amongst the fountains at the centre, while the adults enjoy a delicious meal and soak up the festive atmosphere.
The renowned legal practice that is Norton Rose Fulbright has its architecturally impressive offices located in the heart of Sandton. This architectural feat was designed by design magicians Paragon Architects, well-known for their unusual and ground-breaking creations. The building looks even more sensational at night.
Getting to and from the airport in Johannesburg has been made so much simpler since the advent of the Gautrain system. Commuters can enjoy convenient and safe travel that now includes a Johannesburg to Pretoria route as well.
Sandton offers some of the best accommodation options for both leisure and corporate travellers. There is a range to choose from, from executive apartments and hotels, to bed and breakfasts, as well as guesthouses. Prices vary, depending on whether you’re after affordability or luxury.
With its electric atmosphere, fast-paced feel and impressive buildings and venues, Sandton has made a name for itself as the Big Apple of South Africa. It has so much to offer and is well worth a visit, especially at night when it lights up against the dark sky.