Built on the goldfields that made Johannesburg shine for years, Sandton has grown into a monument of African success. The name Sandton is a combination of two of its suburbs, Sandown and Bryanston. This affluent area has the highest concentration of economic activity in the country and is considered one of the most important financial and business districts in South Africa. Sandton is known as ‘Africa’s richest square mile.’ The prospect of higher paying jobs and great employment opportunities attracts people from all over South Africa, creating a thriving metropolis teeming with diversity. Large, well-known businesses encourage foreign investment boosting growth and extensive development, continuously changing the cityscape as Sandton grows skyward. The addition of the Gautrain has opened new doors, making Sandton accessible from all the main hubs, connecting its residents with Pretoria, O.R. Tambo and Johannesburg CBD. The number of luxury apartments being developed is testament to Sandton’s evolution and makes room for the ambitious to stand next to the old guard. Probably best known for its retail industry, Sandton City offers residents and visitors more than just the international brand experience but also a touch of the unique African cuisine and hospitality in the iconic Nelson Madela square. The centre, with some 144,000 m2 of shopping space, is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition to the incredible shopping possibilities, there is plenty to do in Sandton. You could spend the day outdoors at the Montecasino Bird Gardens or take your dog for a walk at Echo Dog Park or perhaps visit the many food markets that have popped up over the years.