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“Have a Bite, Shop and Satisfy Your Cravings!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sandton City Shopping Centre

Sandton City Shopping Centre
Sandton City, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 27 shopping in Johannesburg
Type: Shops
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Have a Bite, Shop and Satisfy Your Cravings!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

They have all the restaurants, shops and cafes, all in one spot..My cravings that I haven't had in a while were satisfied during my week's stay. I will come back again!! Sandton City Shopping Centre is also close to Mandela Square and opportunities there are endless (gelato, library, movies, etc).

Visited January 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“A safe and pleasant place to shop, but the store selection is only so-so”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Sandton City is the best shopping mall that Johannesburg has to offer, as well as one of the safest places to shop in a city notorious for its crime rate.

One thing you immediately realize upon entering this mall is that it's very crowded. Because Johannesburg's crime rate is so high, malls are among the few places where people can just hang out and socialize without having to worry quite as much about being mugged.

Certainly, Sandton City is able to match upscale shopping malls elsewhere in terms of the sophistication of its interior design, but the store selection is not that spectacular and will not impress tourists who are experienced at shopping in the best luxury malls of North America, Europe, or East Asia. It has some of the major brands found elsewhere, but is still missing so many more. There is so much unrealized potential here.

As other reviewers have noted, another major drawback of Sandton City is that its parking facilities are somewhat disorganized.

Visited November 2013
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auckland
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“Love this mall, ran out of time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I loved this mall, spent five hours one day and two hours the next ( only left cause I ran out of time).

They have all the normal international brands as well as local shops. The food court is great and outside in the square are lots of different restaurants to choose from.

This was my first shopping experience in South Africa and i thought the shopping was well priced.

My only advise is if you have the option of when you go , get there in the morning, way quieter and less cues, ( it probably didn't help that it was Xmas time )

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Sandton city.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Sandton City is the place to find almost anything , but they have no benches or seats to take a respite or sit while . Also why do they not have banners or signs that alert one about any exhibitions taking place at the Sandton exhibition centre ?

Visited November 2013
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“A bit confusing, but good mall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I stayed in a hotel close to Sandton city mall and spent most of my dinner time and weekend there. The mall has a good variety of shops and food outlets and a good supermarket.
As I always entered by the Mandela Square doors, I had a hard time to understand how to walk there and get to the mall itself, at least the galleries connected to the square and the mall are full of "dead ends" and takes a bit to understand it.
The mall is safe and is connected to hotels, the train station and a convention center, you can walk to all these places in the safety of the mall and galleries.
Most of the hotels nearby have shuttles to the mall every hour or even more often.
I walked most of the time from my hotel and I felt pretty safe, at least during day time.

Visited November 2013
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