Arrived in Jo-burg and went straight to hotel, the Sandton Sun located in Sandton, a large business and financial district filled with hotels, shopping complex and residential area.
We found the traffic to be very congested on the highways from the airport to Sandton. It took about 50 minutes. First impressions of the hotel were very good. A large 5* hotel, big rooms with internet connections, large flat screen TV. Room service entailed two visits, once to clean and change towels etc and later to turn down bed /close curtains, put out slippers etc and of course the chocolate on the pillow!
They are very geared up for the business traveller with a Business centre offering computers, printers, faxes etc. From inside the hotel you have access to Sandton City Shopping Centre, large collection of department stores, fashion shops variety of smaller shops.
We managed to get lost quite a few times trying to get our bearings. But found Mandela Square with all the restaurants surrounding the statue of Nelson Mandela.
We met with a candidate and took him to lunch in the hotel restaurant.