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I Love Sandhurst Because …

Updated Friday, 16 April 2021

Hi, I’m Cheryl from Sandhurst in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Sandhurst IS BEST KNOWN FOR its stunning homes and beautiful gardens.

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GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT The Mandela Statue. This statue of a 21st century icon will tower above you.

THE BEST scenic PICTURES CAN BE TAKEN FROM the top of the Radisson Blu Hotel.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS AT Mandela Square.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO go for walks through the suburb or lie under a tree in the garden with a book.

Hurlingham

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO visit the Sandton Library or have a coffee at the Book Shop.

I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS in the summer, BECAUSE our outdoor life is so varied.

MY FAVOURITE BREAKFAST SPOT IS the Patisserie in Illovo. Located at 30 Rudd Road they serve a delicious breakfast as well as cakes and other sweet treats.

FOR LUNCH, I SUGGEST Cornuti in Illovo. Open since 1987, this is an Italian bistro that has a stylish ambiance and great food.

Sandhurst

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS the Butcher Shop and Grill in Sandton. The restaurant is classic and pretentious and has become a South African institution. TRY THE rump.

BEST LATE NIGHT SNACK FROM J B Rivers – the sushi is always superb.

MY FAVOURITE social SPOT IS the Inanda Polo Club.

FOR A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN TRY pub crawling at the many bars and restaurants in the area.

IF YOU WANT TO MEET LOCALS, GO TO Wanderers Sports Club.

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Sandhurst’s BEST KEPT SECRET IS that once a month the magnificent gardens are open to the public. There is a nominal entry fee and the proceeds go to charity.

MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WITH FRIENDS IS to meet for lunch or breakfast.

FOR SOME LIVE MUSIC, I LIKE TO GO TO The Blues Room at the Village Walk in Sandton.

TO RELAX AND RESTORE MY SOUL, I LIKE TO go to the lunch hour music recitals which happen every Friday at The Old Mutual Theatre on the Square in Sandton.

IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS, TRY ballooning from MonteCasino.

Jukskei Park

MY FAVOURITE HIKE IS in the Magaliesburg. There are many to choose from and this area is the perfect place for hiking.

MY FAVOURITE furniture SHOP IS Galleria in Sandton.

MY FAVOURITE bird WATCHING SPOT IS in my garden.

IF YOU’RE HERE IN Easter, JOIN IN THE FUN AT the St Stithians Rugby Festival. A number of school play rugby games during the Festival and its become a firm favourite on the sporing calendar.

Sandhurst

MY FAVOURITE GALLERY IS the Everard Read. CHECK OUT THE programme for exhibitors.

MY FAVOURITE BUILDING IS The Michaelangelo, FOR ITS grandeur.

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN? A FUN OUTING IS the Cheetah Reserve.

BEST CHEAP AND CHEERFUL OUTING IS picnicking at a trout farm. Pack a basket and away you go!

WHEN MONEY’S NO OBJECT, I LIKE TO go gambling at the MonteCasino.

At the Lion Park

THE MOST UNUSUAL THING I SEE HERE IS our friendliness.

MY FAVOURITE WEEKEND GETAWAY IS a game park.

WHEN I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, I help at the local church.

Other: Sandhurst is South Africa’s downtown Manhattan.

I Love Sandhurst Because we are so close to the Sandton CBD and yet in this wonderful leafy suburb with all its old majestic houses.

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Sandhurst Links

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Patisserie: +27 (0)11 268-0044
Cornuti: +27 (0)11 268-6684
The Butcher Shop and Grill: +27 (0)11 784-8676 / 7
The Blues Room: +27 (0)11 784-5527

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