Explore South Africa from our hotel in Johannesburg
As the largest city in South Africa and the second largest in Africa, Johannesburg is quickly becoming an economic powerhouse. Some of the tallest buildings in Africa reside in the city's Central Business District. Today, the newly established premier business district in Sandton is home many international brands and financial institutions.
The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg is connected to all that the city has to offer, from a business and cultural perspective, through the high-speed train at Sandton Gautrain Station. Just across the street from the train station, near Johannesburg's city center, the hotel offers 220 rooms and suites, each with free high-speed wireless internet, coffee and tea provisions, and other modern amenities.
Refresh in our on-site bar and restaurant
Indulge in authentic South African cuisine and international favorites at our on-site Central One Restaurant, and sip a fun mixed drink or local wine at Central One Bar or on the pool deck. Our 10th-floor fitness center offers guests a workout with a view and the of our outdoor swimming pool are the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day. For business travellers, our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and are able to accommodate up to 220 guests for your next conference or business meeting.
The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel offers the convenience of accessibility. You're just steps from the Gautrain train station; it takes 20 minutes to travel from O.R. Tambo International Airport to our centrally located hotel. The high-speed railway also connects you to popular attractions such as the Johannesburg Art Gallery, Neighbourgoods Market and Constitution Hill.
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There's always something exciting to do in Johannesburg's city center and around our hotel, which is at the heart of Johannesburg's trendy neighborhood of Sandton. Attractions such as the Sandton City shopping mall, one of the largest in Africa, can be easily accessed through the hotel's complimentary shuttle service. If one shopping mall isn't enough for you, there are more stores and restaurants to explore at Nelson Mandela Square and Rosebank Rooftop Market, the local artisan area.
To gain a deeper understanding of Johannesburg's history during your stay, visit the Apartheid Museum and Museum Africa for an overview of the country's turbulent past. The Apartheid Museum illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa through an impactful collection of stories and art. The Museum Africa explores the social, political and economic history of Johannesburg through a series of artifacts, paintings, photographs and musical instruments. These museums represent two of the internationally recognized museums that are located within the city.
For a taste of local life, join the locals at Neighbourgoods Market or Arts on Main in Johannesburg for artisan crafts and food. With live performances and events, these markets have become two of the cities newest cultural hubs.
For business travelers, tradeshows and events at the Sandton Convention Center are only a few minutes from our hotel in Johannesburg's premier business district in the upscale suburb of Sandton. After a meeting, take a break and head to one of the beautiful golf courses in and around Johannesburg, which is home to many of the best courses in South Africa.
Nelson Mandela Square - 500 meters
Connected to the Sandton City shopping center, this large public space serves as a cultural meeting place for events in Sandton.
Sandton City shopping center - 500 meters
One of the most fashionable destinations in South Africa, this shopping center offers exclusive fashion and fine dining.
Johannesburg Stock Exchange - 1.5 kilometers
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is the largest stock exchange in Africa and welcomes tours of 15-20 people.
Sandton Convention Center - 1.5 kilometers
With 22,000 m2 of flexible event space, this venue serves as a prestigious event space in the heart of the financial district.
Rosebank Rooftop Market - 5 kilometers
Full of handcrafted goods and souvenirs bearing the hallmarks of African design, this market is a nice place to spend a Sunday morning.
Apartheid Museum - 10 kilometers
Dedicated to telling the history of apartheid in South Africa, the museum provides a detailed overview of the country's cultural and political struggles.
Johannesburg Zoo - 10 kilometers
Africa is famous for its wildlife and at the Johannesburg Zoo visitors can see some of the region's native lions, giraffes and elephants.
Johannesburg city center - 20 kilometers
Often referred to as the ‘City of Gold' due to its mining history, Johannesburg is a constantly evolving city and the Sandton Gautrain Station, located outside our hotel, easily connects visitors to the city's most popular attractions.
Gold Reef City amusement park - 25 kilometers
Built around an old gold mine, the rides of this amusement park are themed around the gold rush that occurred in Johannesburg in the 1800s.
Soweto - 25 kilometers
South of the city of Johannesburg, this area is a good place to sample some of the region's local dishes.
Pretoria - 60 kilometers
One of South Africa's 3 capital cities, Pretoria serves as the seat of the country's executive branch of government.
Arts on Main - 15 kilometers
This industrial art space houses a collection of contemporary art galleries as well as the popular Main on Main event that occurs every Sunday.
Gautrain, Marlboro Station - 15 kilometers
This high-speed railway links to Johannesburg, Pretoria and the O.R. Tambo International Airport.
Johannesburg Art Gallery – 12 kilometers
This museum's 9,000-piece collection is primarily made up of European artwork from the 17th – 19th centuries as well as South African artwork from the 19th - 21st centuries.
Museum Africa – 17 kilometers
This museum showcases a variety of photographs, paintings, musical instruments and films that help tell the story of Johannesburg's past.
Neighbourgoods Market – 15 kilometers
Over a 100 vendors fill this market place every Sunday with stalls full of delicious treats and handcrafted goods.
Parktown – 10 kilometers
The city's largest suburb, Parktown is know for its residential streets lined with Jacaranda and Plane trees.
Randlords – 15 kilometers
A popular venue for parties and events, this large space offers a 360-degree view of the city.
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre – 16 kilometers
Proof that learning can be fun, this center is an interactive museum and educational space for children.
How to get to the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg
Our hotel is located within walking distance of exclusive shopping, public transportation and the city's premier business district. The famous Nelson Mandela Square and the popular Sandton City shopping mall are only 500 meters from our hotel in the upscale suburb of Sandton. A complimentary shuttle service to the Sandton City shopping mall is available through the hotel.
Situated across the street from our hotel near Johannesburg's city center, the Sandton Gautrain Station connects guests to the lively Pretoria and Soweto neighborhoods as well as the O.R. Tambo International Airport. With such easily accessible public transportation, you can quickly connect to Johannesburg's vibrant cultural scene.
The city's bus or taxi services are the most commonly used modes of transportation. The Johannesburg Ring Road, Africa's most famous beltway, circles the city of Johannesburg and allows drivers to travel through or around the city with ease. Our hotel offers a secure parking garage if you are traveling with a car.
From O.R. Tambo International Airport
Take the city's high-speed rail to Sandton station, located directly across from the hotel. It is a short 20-minute commute.By car:
It is a 45-minute drive (35 kilometers), depending on traffic. Take the R24 toward Johannesburg and travel for about 10 kilometers. At Gillooly's Interchange, take the N3 (N1) freeway north toward Pretoria. Pass the Modderfontein, London Road and Marlboro Road exits. After the Marlboro Road exit, keep left, and take the M1 highway ramp toward Johannesburg at Buccleuch Interchange. Traveling south along the M1 to Johannesburg, take the Grayston Drive exit and then turn right at the traffic light onto Grayston Drive. Keep left and continue along Grayston Drive until you reach the intersection of Grayston Drive and Rivonia Road. Turn left onto Rivonia Road and continue toward West Street. The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel will be on your left at the intersection of Rivonia Road and West Street, situated directly opposite the Sandton Gautrain Station. For hotel parking, turn left onto West Street and then left into the parking area.