Sandton is the center of big business and multi-national corporations and concrete slabs and tailored suits have become the convention, but where do you go to spend some time outside, perhaps under a tree or two without driving too far? Well, Tsogo Sun has a few secrets to share.

Starting at Sandton City, at San restaurant and especially the deck area is one of the jewels of the Sandton Sun. This open space looks over the concrete jungle but gives you the perfect location to just unwind and enjoy a few cocktails after work.

Across the bridge at the Intercontinental, the pool area boasts a little garden where you can just put your feet up or have a private meeting. The most well hidden secret of them all is the balcony of the Sandton Convention center that can be booked for private functions. The balcony is fluid and adapts to fit your party, event or gathering. Umbrellas, couches and bar stool and table set-ups can be arranged at request. It is private, overlooks a large area of Sandton that we don’t conventionally see unless you’re in a high-rise or hotel room.

Other than these spaces, you’re probably looking to find some grass, a few trees and a table next to the glistening waters a swimming pool where you can take some time to think and be creative. The Garden Court hotel offers just that. Make sure you have an appetite when you pay them a visit because their restaurant offering is incredible. Try their Thai green chicken curry, it comes highly recommended, and best of all, just enjoy the space.