Capitec’s #LiveBetter experiences is here to uncover some of the best spots in and around 3 of our major cities. This week we’re in Sandton, the beating heart of Jozi. Sandton will intrigue you with its exclusive shopping and dining options, but also surprise you with its tranquil hideaways.
Capitec cardholders receive exclusive discounts
When visiting any of our Sandton partners from 15 September – 31 October, mention that you’re paying with a Capitec card to ensure a discount. Not based in Joburg? Don’t worry, Capitec clients also get discounts on flights with Travelstart.
Friday – Arrive in Sandton
Accommodation – Oasis Boutique Hotel
10% off your accommodation and breakfast when paying with your Capitec card.
Located in the suburb of Rivonia on an acre of lush greenery, this elegant 4-star boutique hotel is the ideal place to rest after a busy week. Equipped with all the luxury a traveller could ask for, and located close to attractions such as entertainment destination Montecasino, the hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Sandton and surrounds.
T 011 807 4351 or visit their website.
Saturday – Enjoy the town
Breakfast – Oasis Boutique Hotel
10% off your accommodation when paying with your Capitec card.
True to its name, the Oasis is a peaceful haven and prides itself on attention to detail to ensure that their guests have everything they need. Start your day at a leisurely pace with coffee in the beautiful private garden or plan your day over an indulgent buffet or full English breakfast.
T 011 807 4351 or visit their website.
Activity – Nelson Mandela Square
It’s hard to not feel a great sense of patriotism the moment you arrive at this Piazza-styled shopping centre. It’s home to the first public statue of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Behind this 6-metre high bronze statue lies a shopper’s paradise – 144 000m2 of pure retail therapy and the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere. Be sure to dress comfortably as there are over 400 stores to visit, some featuring exclusive couture and designer labels.
T 011 217 6000 or visit their website.
Lunch – Pappas
Get 10% off your bill when paying with your Capitec card.
Take a break from shopping and stop at Pappas for lunch. This family-owned restaurant offers a contemporary feel and you can either choose a comfortable table inside or enjoy the warmer spring weather out on the deck. Pappas offers a range of Greek and Mediterranean dishes, try the delicately wrapped phyllo pastry cigars to start and then the decadent stuffed calamari. Or for an authentic Greek experience, try the 5, 8 or 10 plate mezze platter that’s great for sharing. You can also book ahead to enjoy one of 4 set menus each consisting of a starter, main course and dessert.
T 011 884 9991/2 or visit their website.
Dinner - Pigalle Restaurant
Get a free glass of wine with any main meal during lunch when paying with your Capitec card.
Enjoy freshly prepared seafood, perfectly cooked steak or flavourful Mediterranean cuisine at this urban-chic fine dining restaurant. Located on the 6th floor in Michelangelo Towers, the restaurant offers a fabulous panoramic view of the Joburg skyline. The restaurant’s interior is characterised by large gilded mirrors and artwork representative of it’s French connection – it shares its name with an area in Paris around the Place Pigalle and the French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle.
T 011 884 8899 or visit their website.
Sunday – Say goodbye
Spa treatment - Fairlawns Spa
10% off your treatment when paying with your Capitec card.
Switch off your phone, slip into a silky-soft robe and slippers, and get ready for complete relaxation. Hidden in the middle of bustling Joburg lies this award-winning Balinese-style spa garden, complete with beautiful water features and tranquil outdoor massage and treatment areas – all set in a forest of lush green bamboo groves. Spoil yourself with their signature 4-hour Royal Bali Ritual package, which includes 4 indulgent spa treatments and breakfast or a 2-course lunch, or their 2-hour De-Stress Time Out package that will relax and invigorate you before the working week starts.
T 011 808 7300 or visit their website.