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Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
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20 Maude Street
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The Protea Hotel Balalaika is situated about 30 minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport and in close proximity to three local airports, with easy access to the main Johannesburg / Pretoria highway. 

The Protea Hotel Balalaika is situated on Maude Street – known as the ‘Wall Street’ of Sandton – and is ideal as a central point for business travellers, with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Deutsche Bank, and Nedbank Office being in the nearby vicinity.  

Natural Attractions:

• The Cradle Of Humankind - A World Heritage Site
• The Wondercave at Kromdraai
• Sterkfontein Caves, in a dolomite hill in the Isaac Stegman Nature Reserve, with fossils housed in the museum on-site
• Hartebeespoort Dam
• Krugersdorp Game Reserve
• The Lion Park at Fourways (30kms North)
• Rhino and Lion Park (in the Cradle of Humankind)
• Croc City (across from the Lion Park)
• Elephant Sanctuary (on the N4 Magaliesburg - 45km)
• De Wildt Cheetah and Wild Dog Farm (Magaliesburg - 60km)
• Maropeng Museum in and about Cradle of Humankind (40km)
• The Predator Park (Magaliesburg 45mins)
• Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens (Krugersdorp 45km)
• Pilanesberg National Park (next to Sun City 240km)
• Tswaing / Soutpan Meteor Crater (200 000 year old crater 40km)

Historical Attractions:

• Lesedi Cultural Village, 35kms North Of Sandton - Traditional Zulu, Sotho, Pedi And Xhosa villages, the Lesedi dancers
• A Shebeen - Wandi's Place in Dube, or The Cappuccino Shop in Orlando West, Soweto
• Museum Africa, a major Historical and Cultural Museum in the Market Theatre Precinct
• The National Military History Museum, next to the Johannesburg Zoo
• A Tour Of Soweto, South Africa's most famous Township, with Nelson Mandela's Home In Orlando West and Hector Peterson Museum and Regina Church
• Gold Reef City – an exhibit of a mining town, with attractions, historical exhibits, theme park and shops
• The Apartheid Museum (next to Gold Reef City)
• The Union Buildings in Pretoria - 60kms north
• The Voortrekker Monument (Pretoria)
• The Melrose House (Pretoria) where independence was written for SA
• The Transvaal Museum (Pretoria)
• The Freedom Park (Pretoria)
• Sci-bono The Science Museum in Newtown
• The Planetarium (Next to Wits University)
• Craft Markets - Rosebank 10km open daily, and Sundays only - The Rooftop Craft Village (Hartebeespoort Dam)

Sporting / Team Building Facilities:

• Drumming Sessions can be arranged on Fridays
• Horse Riding (15kms north)
• Waterskiing at Hartebeespoort Dam
• Action Cricket - Eastgate (3kms away)
• Two Swimming Pools at the hotel
• 3 Golf courses within 40 minutes' drive of hotel
• Tennis at Morningside Country Club (3kms away) or Wanderers Country Club
• Quad Biking (20 km Midrand)
• Paintball (10km Randburg)
• Shooting Range (25km Midrand)
• Bill Harrops Ballooning (Magaliesburg 45km)

Music, Art and General Attractions:

• Crocodile Creek Craft Village
• Laser Quest
• Adventure Golf
• Ten Pin Bowling
• Art Galleries - Everard Read Gallery, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Sandton Civic Gallery
• Numerous late-night restaurants, bars, nightclubs
• The Blues Room
• The Bull Run Restaurant
• Various theatres
• Shopping at Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, the Oriental Plaza and the Brightwater Commons, Rosebank, Eastgate Cresta, World Wear, Fourways Mall, Cedar Square & Designer Quarters


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