Shopping, Entertainment and Unique African Experiences
The Southern Sun Hyde Park hotel offers a host of the top Sandton attractions from right on its doorstep to further afield.
Nearby attractions include the Hyde Park Corner shopping centre and Montecasino Entertainment Complex which is located in Fourways and has been voted Best Casino, Best Entertainment Complex, Best Cinema Complex and Best Place to Take Out-of-towners. Other exciting destinations include the Johannesburg Zoo, Sandton Sun Spa, the Cradle of Humankind and Maropeng visitors centre, Hartebeespoort Dam and many more.
Find out more about our recommendations for visiting the top attractions in and around Hyde Park in Johannesburg.
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Montecasino Bird Gardens
1 Monte Casino Blvd, Johannesburg, 2055
+27 11 511 1864
Here, you can wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world.
The Teatro At Montecasino
Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Sandton, 2067
+27 11 510 7472
The spectacular Teatro at Montecasino is a world class theatre destination, featuring the best Musical, Dance, Drama or Comedy entertainment options with great restaurants and hotels at Montecasino.
95 William Nicol Dr, Sandton, 2055, South Africa
+27 11 465 6095
Fourways Mall is situated in the heart of one of Johannesburg's most prestigious suburbs and is a landmark shopping centre that provides an all-in-one retail and entertainment experience.
Gautrain Sandton Station
Cnr Rivonia Rd and West Str, Sandton
0800 428 87246
Gautrain is an 80-kilometre (50 mi) mass rapid transit railway system in Gauteng Province, South Africa, which links Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekhuruleni and OR Tambo International Airport.
Sandton City Shopping Centre
83 Rivonia Rd, Sandton, 2196
+27 11 217 6000
One of Africa’s most prestigious shopping centres, offering an unparalleled shopping experience and world-class selection.
Wanderers Golf Club
35 Corlett Dr, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
+27 11 447 3311
The Wanderers Golf Club is a golf club in Johannesburg, which was established in 1939. The course was designed by golf course architect Rob O'Friel and it is an 18-hole course with a par of 72.
University of Johannesburg (UJ) Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus
Cottesloe, Johannesburg, 2092
+27 11 559 1040
Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries.
Liliesleaf A Place of Liberation
7 George Avenue Rivonia 2128 Johannesburg South Africa
+27 11 803 7882/3/4
Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Rivonia, Johannesburg is Liliesleaf. Once the nerve centre of the liberation movement and a place of refuge for its leaders, today Liliesleaf is one of South Africa's foremost, award-winning heritage sites, where the journey to democracy in South Africa is honoured.
44 Stanley Avenue, Johannesburg,2092
+27 11 482 4444
44 Stanley is a collection of speciality stores. Art. Antiques. Bars. Books. Collectables. Decor. Fashion. Furniture and Restaurants.
1 Hill Pl, Sandton, 2057, South Africa
+27 11 282 5000
Mediclinic Morningside is located in South Africa's economic hub of Sandton and has, over the years, received many local and international patients. Mediclinic Morningside is a multidisciplinary specialist hospital.
Bryanston Country Club
63 Bryanston Drive, Sandton, 2191
+27 11 706 1361
The club is located in one of Johannesburg’s most vibrant areas, an area with a unique atmosphere rich with heritage and quality of life.
Bidvest Wanderers Stadium
Corlett Drive, Illovo, Johannesburg
+27 11 340 1500
Bidvest Wanderers Stadium is the premier cricketing stadium in South Africa. All atmosphere, all action, ALL IN!
University of Johannesburg (UJ) Doornfontein Campus
Saratoga Ave Doornfotein
+27 11 559 6736
Doornfontein Campus (DFC) has eight residences – one senior residence and seven junior residences. The junior residences are divided into two ladies' residences and five men's residences.
Lyric Theater Gold Reef City
Cnr Northern Parkway & Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg, 2159
+27 11 248 5168
Opulent performance venue hosting international and local stars of the stage, plus kids' shows.
Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg, 2193
+27 11 646 2000
The Johannesburg Zoo is an 55-hectare (140-acre) zoo in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg, 2001
+27 11 309 4700
The Apartheid Museum is a museum complex in Johannesburg, South Africa dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa.
Barnyard shows feature the greatest hits of our time. In addition, we regularly host well-known South African bands, comedians and performers. In 2014, we started hosting and promoting tours with original international acts.
Constitution Hill is the home of the Constitutional Court, the protector of our basic Human Rights and Constitution.
Emirates Airline Park
Corner Currey and Staib Street Doornfontein 2028
+27 11 402 2960
Emirates Airline Park, also known as Ellis Park Stadium is a rugby union and association football stadium in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa.
Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve
R540, South Africa
+27 11 957 0109
The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is set in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, west of Johannesburg.
Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City
Sandton City, 83 Rivonia Rd, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
+27 11 217 6000
Nelson Mandela Square is a shopping centre in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. The square was formerly known as Sandton Square and was named for the former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela in March 2004.
Melrose Boulevard South Africa
+27 11 684 0000
ut your finger on the pulse of this vibrant 21st century place. What makes it so special? Perhaps the amazing spaces, beautiful places - or the relaxed atmosphere? Live, work, play or simply love hanging out here and you’ll discover hints of London, Paris, New York and Milan.
Grand Central Airport
Grand Central Airport, New Road, Midrand
+27 11 805 3166
Grand Central Airport is a small privately owned airfield which is open to public air traffic. It is located in Midrand, halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria in South Africa.
Bill Harrop's 'Original' Balloon Safaris
2 Poplar Ave, Sandton, 2191, South Africa
+27 11 705 3201
You’re sipping fine champagne while hovering gently above the tree tops of the beautiful Magalies River Valley, or drifting majestically high above the Magaliesberg range in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site.
Cnr Main Road & Peter Place, Bryanston, Johannesburg, 2021
+27 11 709 2000
Mediclinic Sandton is situated in the northern part of Johannesburg in Gauteng. The hospital is one of the biggest hospitals in Gauteng and continues to maintain its position in a highly competitive market.
Nasrec Expo Centre Johannesburg
Cnr Nasrec & Rand Show, Johannesburg, 2000
+27 11 494 1920
Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) – South Africa’s largest purpose-built exhibition, convention and events venue – is one of Johannesburg’s best known landmarks. Home to South Africa’s oldest and most cherished consumer show, The Rand Show, as well as other world-class trade shows.
National Museum of Military History
22 Erlswold Way, Randburg, 2132
+27 12 000 0010
The South African National War Museum in Johannesburg was officially opened by Prime Minister Jan Smuts on 29 August 1947 to preserve the history of South Africa's involvement in the Second World War.
Montecasino Boulevard (Cnr William Nicol and Witkoppen) Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg
+27 11 510 7000
Montecasino, located in Fourways, North of Johannesburg is known for being Gauteng's number one entertainment destination.
+27 11 247 5300
The stadium is the home ground of Kaizer Chiefs F.C. and the South Africa national football team. The stadium is also known by its nickname "The Calabash" due to its resemblance to the African pot or gourd.
The SAB World of Beer
SAB World of Beer, Miriam Makeba St, Johannesburg, 2113, South Africa
+27 11 836 4900
A museum designed to showcase the history of South African beer.
Greenstone Shopping Centre
Cnr van Riebeeck and Modderfontein Road Greenstone Hill 1616
+27 11 524 0445
Situated on top of Greenstone Hill, the mall allows its shoppers to enjoy the offering of 150 tenants in a refreshingly airy, light-infused and modern styled setting, designed for comfort and the pleasure of its patrons.
C/O Malibongwe Drive and R114 Road, Lanseria, Gauteng South Africa
+27 87 150 0100
The Lion Park has a wealth of exciting activities for the whole family to ensure an unforgettable wildlife experience.
O.R. Tambo International Airport
O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg, 1627, South Africa
+27 11 921 6262
Tambo International Airport (IATA: JNB, ICAO: FAOR) (ORTIA) is a major international airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa, near the city of Johannesburg.
Dainfern Estate & Country Club
15 Port De Bouc Avenue, Midrand, 2055
+27 11 875 0421
The course has some of the most scenic yet challenging holes in the country and is one of South Africa’s most exciting golf venues.
Parkers Comedy and Jive Montecasino
1 Montecasino Blvd, Johannesburg, 2055
+27 11 511 0081
Parker’s Comedy & Jive – The Home of SA Stand-Up Comedy. Take a look at our line up, and what comedians we have in store for you.
Sandton Sun Spa
Corner Fifth and Alice Streets, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196
+27 11 780 5000
An oasis of tranquility and is situated on the mezzanine level of the Sandton Sun.
Gold Reef City Theme Park
Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg, 2159
+27 11 248 6800
Gold Reef City Theme Park has an abundance of adventures, it won't be long before you'll be drawn to the squeals of delight! Join the young at heart and test-drive these or any of the more than thirty adrenaline-boosting rides
Hyde Park Corner
Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive. Entrances on 6th Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
+27 11 325 4340
At Hyde Park Corner, you'll enjoy sophisticated shopping and socialising in consummate style and great company
082 Vodacom Blvd, Midrand, Johannesburg, 1682
+27 11 653 6530
Housing South Africa’s best cellphone and technology manufacturers and eight different service providers; Vodacom World offers you plenty of choice at the best prices
Sandton Convention Centre
161 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196
+27 11 779 0000
Sandton Convention Centre is Southern Africa’s leading and most prestigious, multi-purpose exhibition and convention centre.
Gallagher Convention Centre
19 Richard Drive, Midrand, Johannesburg, 1685
+27 11 266 3000
Gallagher Convention Centre is one of Africa’s largest conference and exhibition venues.
Cnr Northumberland Road & Olievenhout Avenue, North Riding, Johannesburg, South Africa
+ 27 11 794 5800
The Ticketpro Dome, formerly known as the Coca-Cola Dome is an event venue located in the north of Johannesburg, South Africa. The seating capacity is 19,000
The Mall of Africa is South Africa’s largest shopping mall ever built in a single phase, with 130 000 m2 of retail space available. The Mall is home to over 300 shops, many of which are flagship stores.