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Stay in Rosebank or Sandton?

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Stay in Rosebank or Sandton?

4 of us.. 2 arriving on a morning flight from US on a Monday 2 others arriving at 4pm on flight from Dubai...will have that night and all next day and night to do some exploring in Jo'burg before flying out on Wednesday to Botswana. Am thinking that either of above 2 areas will be better place to stay than airport hotel. Is this right? or should I just stay at airport and use gautrain.

Interested in local art/history/culture...not interested in game park as will be spending 12 days on safari in Bots.

For the 2 early arrivals first visit to Africa..for myself and DH 4th visit.

Looking for place to stay that will give relatively easy access to heading out for a walk for local restaurants.

Have thought about hiring guide for 1/2 day..any thoughts on this?

Johannesburg, South...
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1. Re: Stay in Rosebank or Sandton?

Sandton and Rosebank are both good suburbs to stay. The advantage of these suburbs are that they are walking distance of shopping malls and also restaurants. Also walking distance of the Gautrain. I prefer Rosebank because I just loved the atmosphere but that is my personal opinion.

The most popular tours are Soweto and the Apartheid museum, Constitutional Hill, Origin Centre.

Hope you enjoy your stay here.


Felleng Tours

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2. Re: Stay in Rosebank or Sandton?

Rosebank or Sandton?

Johannesburg, South...
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3. Re: Stay in Rosebank or Sandton?

Sandton: Big shopping mall with a lot of restaurants. The Gautrain stops walking distance from the Radison Blu hotel, Michaelangelo hotel and also Sandton City Garden Court and Holiday Inn. On the Nelson Mandela Square there you find a lot of good restaurants. Most of the hotels do have free shuttle service from the station.

All the best

Agnes Felleng tours

4. Re: Stay in Rosebank or Sandton?

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