Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton

Nelson Mandela Square offers plenty of upscale dining and shopping options, with charming stores, outlets, and a variety of restaurants. Admire the gargantuan bronze statue of the late president towering over the square, standing 6 m (20 ft) tall and depicted wearing his trademark "Madiba" shirt, a colorful silk garment. Browse the multitude of stores ranging from fashionable boutiques to jewelry shops and bookstores, or relax and people watch from a trendy cafe. You'll be spoilt for choice in dining, as the square, known for its fine restaurants, offers cuisines from all over the world. Make Nelson Mandela Square part of your personalized Illovo itinerary using our Illovo trip maker .
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  • Upmarket shops abound as well as smaller and cheaper traders - but be prepared to walk and walk and walk! It's huge and well worth the effort in search of a bargain. Plenty of eateries too. Allow half...  more »
  • It’s an ok place. Tired of the hype but guess it’s Sandton and we go there for the shopping and atmosphere.  more »
  • We arrived at the airport and we were walking there. A great place, nice, with good restaurants, market and shops. We ate at Trumps and was delicious. It was worth the walk
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  • I would recommend it just for the Big Mouth. One of my absolute favourite restaurants. They make a wide variety of foods, including sushi (my personal favourite) and burgers and some grill items. The service is exceptional, even during peak times. The waiters are clearly well trained and professional. An absolute must!
  • Surrounded by restaurants and buildings with a Italian-style architecture, this is a beautiful place to stroll through. The big Nelson Mandela statue also makes for beautiful photos and there is a fountain in the middle were kids can play in the summer months. It's a perfect spot to unwind a bit and get out of the hustle and bustle.
  • Nice place. One of the main landmark, public square and shopping center in Sandton, Johannesburg. You will find six meter high statue of Mandela in the square. It is attached to the large Sandton City mall. Nice place to take some photos. Lot of good restaurants in this square.
  • Great place to go for a lunch or evening out. So many fabulous restaurants to choose from and the square just has this amazing vibe with the mini water fountains in the middle. Amazing sitting facing the outdoors in summer watching all the people walk by. Recently heard they started a Sunday Market and i am really keen to check it out with all the new arrivals of food stalls and other items on sale in the square.
  • Beautiful shopping experience and entertainment. Lots of lovely restaurants too. Don't forget to take a photo with Mandela's statue at the square (and the little girl's statue too).
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