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Southern Sun Sandton
4 stars

Southern Sun Sandton

123 Rivonia Road, 2148 Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
See location+27 112 820 000
C$ 82

rate per night

based on 2777 reviews
2,777 reviews
Room type
Nightly total
Superior Room
C$ 82
Standard Room
C$ 83
King room
C$ 89

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About Southern Sun Sandton

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Situated in Johannesburg, Southern Sun Sandton is less than 1 km from Sandton Convention Centre and just a 5-minute walk from the Sandton Gautrain Station. It has a rooftop pool with panoramic views, and offers air-conditioned guestrooms with flat-screen TVs. Rooms at the Southern Sun Sandton have modern wood furnishings and include blackout curtains. They come equipped with a work desk and a coffee maker. The private bathrooms have granite countertops and a hairdryer. The Eclipse Restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and a la carte lunch and dinners. Relax in the cafe-style Eclipse Bar or enjoy a sundowner at the popular Skye Bar, offering sweeping city views. Sandton guests can relax in a sun-lounger poolside, or visit the fitness centre which includes free weights and cardiovascular equipment. The Southern Sun Sandton is located within a 10-minute walk from the famous Nelson Mandela Square, a unique shopping plaza with a range of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues

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Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Southern Sun Sandton

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas


  • Electric kettle
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Shared kitchen
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water
  • Chapel/shrine


  • Mobile hotspot device
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs


  • Family rooms
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available
  • Quiet street view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cooking classes


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Private parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Aerobics
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Outdoor pool

Reviews of Southern Sun Sandton

Very good2,777 verified reviews
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Cons -


8.5Very good
Jon, Jan. 2017

Pros. Very comfortable, welcoming lobby, good service, free shuttles in Sandton area

Cons. The food (except breakfast which was fine). Some of my colleagues complained about noise from plumbing

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What can I expect from the breakfast at Southern Sun Sandton?

You can expect a good breakfast with a variety of options and friendly staff to assist you.

Are there any nearby attractions or places of interest close to the hotel?

Yes, the hotel is conveniently located close to Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City, and other attractions, making it easy to explore the area.

Is parking available at Southern Sun Sandton?

Yes, parking is available, although there may be a charge for it, as mentioned in some guest reviews.

How is the cleanliness at Southern Sun Sandton?

The hotel offers clean rooms and facilities, although some guests have mentioned specific areas for improvement, such as the need for better cleaning in certain spaces.

When is the best time to visit Southern Sun Sandton?

The low season is in March, and the high season is in July, so you may want to plan your visit accordingly based on your preferences and the hotel's availability.

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Opt for a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned that the views from the rooms were spectacular. Opting for a room with a balcony facing the fountain comes highly recommended.

Consider the Location

Guests appreciated the hotel's prime location, making it easy to find good restaurants and access sightseeing tours.

Check the Air Conditioning

Some guests reported issues with the air conditioning, so it's advisable to check the functionality upon arrival and request a room change if necessary.

Take Advantage of the Breakfast

Many guests praised the breakfast, highlighting the good selection and friendly staff. It's recommended to enjoy the breakfast and make special dietary requests if needed.

Be Mindful of Noise

Some guests mentioned noise disturbances from neighboring rooms, so it's advisable to inquire about room insulation or request a quieter room if noise is a concern.

Explore Nearby Attractions

The hotel's proximity to Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City makes it convenient for guests to explore these attractions, adding value to the stay.

Consider Transportation Options

Guests appreciated the shuttle service and the hotel's proximity to the Gautrain, making it convenient for travel to and from the airport and other areas.

Request Room Renovations

While some guests mentioned that the rooms were clean and comfortable, others noted that they were old-fashioned. It might be worth requesting a renovated room for an updated experience.

Communicate Special Requests

Guests were pleased with the staff's assistance, especially in facilitating communication and accommodating special requests. Don't hesitate to communicate any specific needs or requests to the staff.

Check for Ongoing Renovations

Some guests mentioned ongoing renovations, so it's advisable to inquire about this when making a reservation to ensure minimal disruption during the stay.


123 Rivonia Road, 2148 Johannesburg, Gauteng

What's nearby

  • Nelson Mandela Square0.7 km
  • Sandton City0.9 km
  • South African Museum of Military History6.8 km
  • Johannesburg Zoo7.3 km
  • Johannesburg Botanical Garden8.3 km
  • Constitution Hill9.6 km
  • Johannesburg Planetarium9.9 km
  • Montecasino10.1 km
  • Wits Art Museum10.2 km
  • Neighbourgoods Market10.3 km
  • Lindfield Victorian House Museum10.4 km
  • Johannesburg Art Gallery10.4 km



Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Southern Sun Sandton

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Average price (weeknight)

C$ 95
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Most expensive month to stay with an average 3% rise in price.
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When to book a room at Southern Sun Sandton

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Top tips for your stay at Southern Sun Sandton

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Southern Sun Sandton, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and December.
  • How long should you stay at Southern Sun Sandton? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Southern Sun Sandton

  • Where is Southern Sun Sandton located?

    Southern Sun Sandton is located at 123 Rivonia Road in Sandown, 11 km from the centre of Johannesburg. Nelson Mandela Square is the closest landmark to Southern Sun Sandton.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Southern Sun Sandton?

    Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Southern Sun Sandton.

  • Does Southern Sun Sandton offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Southern Sun Sandton offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Southern Sun Sandton from the airport?

    Southern Sun Sandton is 17.8 km from Johannesburg OR Tambo. Southern Sun Sandton is 22.8 km from Johannesburg Lanseria.

  • Does Southern Sun Sandton have a pool?

    Yes, Southern Sun Sandton has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Southern Sun Sandton hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Southern Sun Sandton in Johannesburg and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Southern Sun Sandton and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Southern Sun Sandton.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to downtown

11.0 km

Nearest Airport

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Distance to airport

17.8 km