Sandton City

Sandton City is the biggest shopping mall in Johannesburg and one of the biggest in Africa and boast hundreds of top high street and designer stores. Located in the centre of the Sandton central business district and just around the corner from the Sandton Gautrain station the mall is very well located for both tourists and locals, making it one of the most popular shopping destinations in Gauteng.

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When its doors first opened in 1973, Sandton City offered 50 000 square metres of retail space. More than 40 years later the mall has since quadrupled in size. In addition to shopping  Sandton City also contains the offices of many major South African companies and is adjoined by several large hotels and the Sandton Convention Centre, making it one of the premier business and leisure destinations in the province.

In addition to hundreds of stores, Sandton City also offers visitors a range of restaurants, coffee shops and fast food outlets, many of them located in and around the central food court. Here you can find a wide range of options from fried chicken and halaal kebabs, to healthy salads and fresh deli produce, as well as popular South African chains like Nandos. Other leisure options in Sandton City include a number of beauty salons and hairdressers, both for men and women, an eleven-screen cinema complex and the Arque champagne bar.

Sandton City, Johannesburg. Photo courtesy of Sandton City

Sandton City, Johannesburg. Photo courtesy of Sandton City

The latest addition to the mall is the Diamond Walk, one of the biggest designer shopping arcades in Africa. With the African flagship stores of many of the world's most famous designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Armani located here, the Diamond Walk has been dubbed an ‘icon of African urban luxury and sophistication’ and is the place to spot celebrities and sport stars out spending their cash.

Linked to the Sandton City mall is the Nelson Mandela Square shopping centre which opens out onto an open-air piazza with a six metre tall bronze statue of Nelson Mandela at its helm. The square is lined with bustling restaurants and cafes, as well as the 200-seat Auto & General Theatre on the Square and the Sandton Library.

Visiting hours

Mon to Sat: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Sun: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Physical Address Corner of Alice Lane and Sandton Drive; or corner Rivonia Road and Fifth Street Sandton Johannesburg
Phone Number + 27 (0) 11 217 6000