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The Leonardo in Sandton is Africa’s tallest building – with penthouses, 254 apartments & more


The Leonardo in Sandton is Africa’s tallest building – with penthouses, 254 apartments & more

The R3 billion rand building

The Leonardo Building now marks the tallest building in Africa at the height of 234 metres (768 ft), overtaking the famous Carlton Centre building which opened back in 1972 as a hotel owned by Anglo American.



According to Bloomberg, the Leonardo will open next month, housing 254 apartments, a three-floor, six-bedroom penthouse, five floors of office space, and a large retail area at the bottom floor. In addition, the building will feature hotel services and you can expect one-bedroom apartments to be charged out at R7,250 a night or R54,000 a month.

Developed by The Legacy Group together with Nedbank Group Ltd, the three-billion rand building will include a spa, pool deck, gym, office suites, conference facilities, a children’s creche.


The Legacy Group is renowned for being the developers of Nelson Mandela Square, DAVINCI Hotel and Suites, The Michelangelo Towers, The Michelangelo Towers, and The Leonardo is Legacy’s latest development.

Check out some of the features that will be included below:

 Ground Floor

Acclaimed architects, co-arc and interior designers Steven Falcke and Varoom, have been tasked to create Africa′s ultimate living experience embracing the latest in technology and energy efficiency luxury living in the sky.

Residents, Guests and visitors will arrive in from the parking garage or via the Porte-cochère on the street level into a state of the art lobby — to be greeted and welcomed in the international acclaimed lobby lounge, coffee shop, business and conference centre and reception area.




The upper top of the building

The Leonardo offers 8 luxury Penthouses Suites crowned by the 3 levels, 360° view “Leonardo Suite” The Leonardo Suite is 2880 m² of opulent sophistication of luxury lifestyle living, making it the most sought after collectors’ item and home in Africa.


The apartments

Owning a 1, 2 And 3 bedroom luxury apartment will have you enjoying the Gymnasium, spa, Heated pool, Roof garden restaurant, Housekeeping service on call, Safe and secure parking, 24-Hour state of the art security, spectacular lobby, lounge,  coffee shop and more.


The street view – outside the building


Overall The Leonardo offers:

• Luxury Apartments and Penthouse Suites
• Premium Grade Offices
• Business and Conference Centre
• Full Concierge service on entry
• Spectacular Lobby
• Heated Pool
• 5 Star Restaurant and Coffee Shop
• Gymnasium and Spa
• Private Crèche and Play Area
• A 24-hour state of the art security
• Housekeeping on call
• In-house Maintenance Team
• Safe and Secure Parking
• State of the art technology

Also, check out the video below for more about The Leonardo: 

The Leonardo is located on Maude Street (75 on Maude Street), which is just a 2-minute walk from Nelson Mandela Square.

Stay tuned for more updates on this story. 

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