Sandton

Sandton, a suburb of Johannesburg, is South Africa’s main business center. At its beating heart are Nelson Mandela Square and the Sandton City shopping center. The area’s upscale boutiques and trendy restaurants attract a sophisticated and glamorous clientele. Art lovers are in luck too, as a multitude of galleries can be found here. Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg’s premier event venue, hosts the FNB Art Joburg contemporary art fair, which takes place in September. For a breath of fresh air, head to the lush oases that are Sandton Central Park and Hyundai Sky Mushroom Farm Park. A final suggestion: be sure to visit Johannesburg, a city of rare energy and bubbling artistry. Discover the many galleries and markets in neighborhoods such as Braamfontein, where you can pick up artisan souvenirs and enjoy a drink while watching a concert.