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 Post subject: Gautrain-ORTambo Sandton - Safe Walk from Station to Hotel?
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:46 am 
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Hi,
we've got a flight which arrives at 16.50 on Saturday to OR Tambo .

So we'll take the Gautrain to Sandton and arrive eventually after 18.00, which means it is dark and all shops are closed. :? Our hotel (Garden Court Sandton City) is at corner West & Maude Street.

Unfortunately I can't find any current map of the area. Google Earth is too old (2007).

Now the questions to the forumites:

Is it safe to walk around with whole buggage (one big suitcase and hand luggage)?
Which is the safest route for walking from Sandton Gautrain Station to the Hotel? Can we walk through Nelson Mandela Square?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Gautrain-ORTambo Sandton - Safe Walk from Station to Hot
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:53 am 
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My gut feeling is to rather advise you to take a taxi .

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 Post subject: Re: Gautrain-ORTambo Sandton - Safe Walk from Station to Hot
Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:39 pm 
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I agree with ndloti. Rather be safe and take a taxi. I haven't been to the Gautrain station, but assume there will be some taxis waiting for business, as there are quite a few hotels that are not really within walking distance.

You will be looking like tourists and will be tired from your travelling and might not be as alert as you should be.

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 Post subject: Re: Gautrain-ORTambo Sandton - Safe Walk from Station to Hot
Unread postPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:02 pm 
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Hi Bessi_F

Here is the map and if you zoom in you can see exactly where you need to be. It's short walk but as you say it will be getting dark.


http://join.gautrain.co.za/Assets/Downl ... nia_S3.pdf

http://maps.google.co.za/maps?hl=en&gs_ ... 0712011601

We went on the Gautrain, but during the middle of the day and where plenty of people around.

Your other option and probably the best would be to contact the hotel directly and ask them to arrange a transfer for you from OR Tambo to the hotel, the cost would be in the region of about R400.


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