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Sandton is a small suburb outside Johannesburg. As the business area of the city, it’s home to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange – the largest in Africa. Pick up your Avis car hired from Sandton Gautrain Station and start exploring all that the region has to offer.
We make car rental easy, because we know you can’t wait to feel the freedom of the road and get the very most out of your stay. Wherever your travels take you, the keys are waiting for you to unlock the world.
Pick up your Avis hire car at Sandton Gautrain Station and set off on the open road.
Boasting the largest shopping mall in the country, Sandton itself is an affluent suburb and a great place to enjoy some retail therapy. Nearby you’ll find the Nelson Mandela Statue, standing proud in the square named after this South African hero. The Gallery on the Square is also here, featuring exhibitions of locals and international art.
Just a 30-minute drive from Sandton brings you to the centre of Johannesburg, South Africa’s biggest city. This sprawling metropolis has a seemingly endless list of things to see and do. A visit to the Apartheid Museum is an absolute must. Focusing on the nation’s era of segregation, the museum provides a fascinating insight into South Africa’s struggle for democracy. Liliesleaf Farm is also well worth a visit. During the 1960s, it was used as the ANC headquarters and is now a museum revealing the country’s struggles.
“Joburg” as the city is locally known, is famous for its public art, so be sure to stop by Newtown’s open-air graffiti gallery, or the metal tree sculptures by Braamfontein. Pick up some fresh produce and local specialties at Neighbourgoods Market and enjoy a picnic at Zoo Lake, a pretty park on Jan Smuts Avenue.
With a rental car, see all of Johannesburg at your own pace.
Frequent renters get upgraded – and additional days for free – by signing up for Avis Preferred loyalty benefits. Simply choose a date and time and we’ll prepare your quality hire car.
Incredible wildlife, vibrant cities and plenty of history are all just a leisurely drive from Sandton Gautrain Station.
Drive for just over 30 minutes from Sandton and you’ll arrive at Pretoria. Known as “Jacaranda City”, thanks to its gorgeous purple jacaranda blooms, it’s a particularly pretty city brimming with historical importance. Explore the Palace of Justice, where Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life, and visit the Union Buildings where he was made president some years later. Spend time in Freedom Park – a large outdoor memorial commemorating the country’s history of war. Here you’ll find the Voortrekker Monument – a tribute to the Voortrekkers who hiked over the coastal mountains to explore the African savannah beyond.
Pilanesberg National Park
Pilanesberg National Park is a two-hour drive up the R556 from Sandton and home to the Big Five: lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos. In total, there are 7,000 animals in the park, offering visitors an unforgettable wildlife experience. The diverse landscapes – from flat grasslands to verdant mountains – provide a fantastic backdrop for a safari through the park. Sun City Resort is nearby, where tourists can relax and unwind by huge swimming pools.
From Sandton, all of South Africa is yours to explore. All you need to do is drive.