Sandown, Gauteng

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Sandown is located in Gauteng
 Sandown shown within Gauteng
Location within Greater Johannesburg
Sandown is located in Greater Johannesburg
Sandown is located in South Africa
Sandown (South Africa)
Sandown is located in Africa
Sandown (Africa)
Coordinates: 26°05′53″S 28°03′36″E / 26.098°S 28.060°E / -26.098; 28.060Coordinates: 26°05′53″S 28°03′36″E / 26.098°S 28.060°E / -26.098; 28.060
Country South Africa
Province Gauteng
Municipality City of Johannesburg
Main Place Sandton
 • Total 3.74 km2 (1.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,354
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)[1]
 • Black African 35.9%
 • Coloured 3.0%
 • Indian/Asian 18.0%
 • White 39.8%
 • Other 3.3%
First languages (2011)[1]
 • English 62.6%
 • Afrikaans 5.0%
 • Zulu 5.0%
 • Tswana 3.2%
 • Other 24.3%
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Postal code (street) 2196
PO box 2031

Sandown is an affluent suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, in Sandton. It is located in Region E of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Sandown is both a residential and commercial area[2] and is home to the offices of many major national and international corporations as well as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange[3] in the area known as Sandton Central. The Gautrain rapid rail system's Sandton Station is located in Sandown,[4] linking Sandton to O.R. Tambo International Airport,[5] Johannesburg Central and the Capital City, Pretoria.[6]

Sandown is named after the town of Sandown, on the Isle of Wight, UK.[7]


According to the South African National Census of 2001, 55.7% of the population were White, 35.4% Black African, 7.1% Indian or Asian and 1.8% Coloured.

65.5% spoke English, 7.8% Zulu, 6.0% Tswana, 5.0% Northern Sotho, 3.1% Afrikaans, 2.4% Xhosa, 2.1% Sotho, 1.7% Venda, 1.7% Tsonga, 0.8% Southern Ndebele. 0.4% Swazi and 3.4% some other language as their first language.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sub Place Sandown". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Sandown - Seeff Properties."
  3. ^ "JSE Contact details"
  4. ^ "Gautrain Sandton Station."
  5. ^ "Gautrain O R Tambo Station."
  6. ^ "Gautrain Johannesburg Park Station."
  7. ^ "Final Draft, Sandton Urban Development Framework - A Brief History of Sandton". Sandton Central Management District. Archived from the original on 2008-10-20. Retrieved 2009-02-25.