Just 50 years ago Sandton's Central Business District was little more than rolling farmland. Nowadays however it is the economic hub of South Africa, the location for the headquarters of many of the country's biggest companies who are housed in striking modern skyscrapers that can be seen from miles around. While most visitors come to Sandton to do business, the area is also a shopping mecca with the country's biggest shopping malls and a good selection of fine dining restaurants and upmarket hotels. With a direct 15-minute Gautrain link to O R Tambo International Airport, for many visitors to Johannesburg, central Sandton is their first port of call in the city.

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