my partner & I are arriving at OR Tambo airport at 5:15 am on 29 November and leaving on a tour with Nomad from the OR Tambo Garden Court at 8am on the 2 December. We are thinking of staying in Sandton, it seems safe & has good access to Gautrain which seems like the best transport choice.
We will want to do several tours or activities while in Jo'burg, such as Soweto tour & the Apartheid museum etc, the Air Ventures hot air ballooning, maybe the cheetah rehabilitation centre.
I just want to confirm that Sandton would be a good location for that type of visit. I'd like to keep the costs down, don't need 5 star. At the moment I'm looking on booking.com & seeing some reasonable deals.
I'm also wondering if getting from a hotel in Sandton out to OR Tambo Garden Court Hotel well before 8am on a Monday morning could be an issue?