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    spoil yourself in sandton

    We took a trip to explore the fast-paced glitz and glamour of vibrant Sandton.

    Indulge your senses in Sandton

    Capitec’s #LiveBetter experiences is here to uncover some of the best spots in and around 3 of our major cities. This week we’re in Sandton, the beating heart of Jozi. Sandton will intrigue you with its exclusive shopping and dining options, but also surprise you with its tranquil hideaways.

    Not based in Joburg? Don’t worry, Capitec clients also get discounts on flights with ​Travelstart.

    Friday – Arrive in Sandton

    Oasis

    accommodation – oasis boutique hotel

    Located in the suburb of Rivonia on an acre of lush greenery, this elegant 4-star boutique hotel is the ideal place to rest after a busy week. Equipped with all the luxury a traveller could ask for, and located close to attractions such as entertainment destination Montecasino, the hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Sandton and surrounds.

    T 011 807 4351 or visit their website.

    Saturday – Enjoy the town

    Oasis

    breakfast – oasis boutique hotel

    True to its name, the Oasis is a peaceful haven and prides itself on attention to detail to ensure that their guests have everything they need. Start your day at a leisurely pace with coffee in the beautiful private garden or plan your day over an indulgent buffet or full English breakfast.

    T 011 807 4351 or visit their website.

    Nelson Mandela Square

    activity – nelson mandela square

    It’s hard to not feel a great sense of patriotism the moment you arrive at this Piazza-styled shopping centre. It’s home to the first public statue of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Behind this 6-metre high bronze statue lies a shopper’s paradise – 144 000m2 of pure retail therapy and the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere. Be sure to dress comfortably as there are over 400 stores to visit, some featuring exclusive couture and designer labels.

    T 011 217 6000 or visit their website.

    Pappas

    lunch – pappas

    This family-owned restaurant offers a contemporary feel and you can either choose a comfortable table inside or enjoy the warmer spring weather out on the deck. Pappas offers a range of Greek and Mediterranean dishes, try the delicately wrapped phyllo pastry cigars to start and then the decadent stuffed calamari. Or for an authentic Greek experience, try the 5, 8 or 10 plate mezze platter that’s great for sharing. You can also book ahead to enjoy one of 4 set menus each consisting of a starter, main course and dessert.

    T 011 884 9991/2 or visit their ​website.

    Pigalle

    dinner – pigalle restaurant

    Enjoy freshly prepared seafood, perfectly cooked steak or flavourful Mediterranean cuisine at this urban-chic fine dining restaurant. Located on the 6th floor in Michelangelo Towers, the restaurant offers a fabulous panoramic view of the Joburg skyline. The restaurant’s interior is characterised by large gilded mirrors and artwork representative of it’s French connection.

    T 011 884 8899 or visit their website.

    Sunday – Say goodbye

    Fairlawns

    spa treatment – fairlawns spa

    Hidden in the middle of bustling Joburg lies this award-winning Balinese-style spa garden, complete with beautiful water features and tranquil outdoor massage and treatment areas. Spoil yourself with their signature 4-hour Royal Bali Ritual package, which includes 4 indulgent spa treatments and breakfast or a 2-course lunch, or their 2-hour De-Stress Time Out package that will relax and invigorate you before the working week starts.

    T 011 808 7300 or visit their website.

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