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“An ok place to walk around.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nelson Mandela Square

Nelson Mandela Square
1st Floor Medical Mews | Cnr Rivonia Road and 5th Street, Sandton, South Africa
+27(0)11 2176000
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Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Sandton
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“An ok place to walk around.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were transiting through Joberg on our travels and only had one night. We decided to stay in the Sandton area because it was on the Gautrain and it seemed like a good base for the day. Despite our grand plans to just check in and then take some kind of tour or make our way to the apartheid museum, we were exhausted from our international flight from the U.S.

We made it to Nelson Mandela sq. looking for lunch. Quite a few restaurants surround the square. The mall is also gigantic with lots of luxury shops if you're looking to spend. We ate a quiet lunch and viewed the statue before heading back to our hotel to rest before dinner. The square is just ordinary, nothing to write home about.

Visited July 2014
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“nice area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

very nice place to eat and walk, several restaurants and different menus to choose from. make sure to go before 6PM as everything close by 8PM or 9PM max

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“Hip and happening”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Take a picture of yourself next to Nelson Mandela's statue....be seen with the in-crowd in Sandton....

Visited July 2014
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“Must see Mandella Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a must see if you are in Joburg. The shopping mall is very large with many different styles of shopping and dining. It is extremely safe, very clean and up market.

You must have a picture taken infront of the Nelson Mandella statue! It's a must do...

Quality bars, restaurants and local and international shops. Something for everyone.

Visited June 2014
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“Nelson's Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The statue of Nelson Mandela is a must see, the square is very pleasant. Many restaurants and good food, expensive by South Africian prices, however cheap compared to Australian food prices. Nice just sitting having a drink and watching the world go by. Great atmosphere and very enjoyable.
Many shops inside the centre as well....

Visited June 2014
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