Nelson Mandela Square, Illovo

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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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  • The square its full of nice restaurants. The atmosphere is very good and you feel safe in the area. The sculpures and the lights are quite nice and provides a nice atmosphere. 
    The square its full of nice restaurants. The atmosphere is very good and you feel safe in the area. The sculpures and the lights are quite nice and provides a nice atmosphere.  more »
  • A visit to Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton is worthwhile when in Johannesburg. The square is a pleasant area with cafes, restaurants, art installations, and live music, providing an upbeat festive... 
    A visit to Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton is worthwhile when in Johannesburg. The square is a pleasant area with cafes, restaurants, art installations, and live music, providing an upbeat festive...  more »
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  • Nice small piazza with restaurants and cafĂ© around. A couple of Nelson Mandela statues; giant with everyone taking pictures with and one tiny like 1 m tall. The square has good number of restaurants like Butcher's HARD ROCK Raj (Indian) It is connected to 2 malls (biggest Sandton)
  • I definitely feel like I'm out hanging around this place. Great restaurants. When searching for Mandela Square entrance try looking for the North tower, thank me later. Walking thru the mall is a hassle.

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