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Nelson Mandela Square

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A tribute to Madiba

If you are in the Sandton area you should definitely check out this square. Get a picture with the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Great man, great place

Beautifully decorated for Xmas.Special feeling with this great man Madiva.Lots of nice restaurant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fl 1st Medical Mews | Cnr Rivonia Road and 5th Street, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 217 6000
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All reviews mandela square great man hard rock cafe huge statue larger than life shopping mall butcher shop surrounded by restaurants nice place people watch sandton city take pictures lots of shops steak great shopping safe place high end
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just you average run of the mill square surrounded by restaurants and coffee shops. Being in the middle of a very busy business district there's not much else to do.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bel S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are in the Sandton area you should definitely check out this square. Get a picture with the Mandela statue and enjoy your pick from a bunch of restaurants that look over the square and fountain.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelingTrep
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though it was more representative of the local culture, but is not. The only south African thing you get to see is a 10 mt tall statue of Nelson Mandela. If you are thinking on having a fine dinner (mostly international food), this is a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked around taking in the sights and absorbing the culture. It was fascinating. So rich with heritage and depth. Memories to last a lifetime!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sakizzlet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place you need to see if you travel to Johannesburg. It’s a bit out of center of Joburg. Those traveling by train, there’s Gautrain station just meters away. If you stay in Sandton, most hotels offer complimentary shuttle bus to and from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 290tomik
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only walked through while looking for a place to eat but the lights were very good. The statue of Nelson Mandela is right on front of the stairs and is quite imposing. Love the atmosphere here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank malcolmd384
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully decorated for Xmas.Special feeling with this great man Madiva.Lots of nice restaurant and nice atmosphere

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GenevieveDardanne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is nice to find some open space in Sandton City. The Square delivers that plus a host of great restaurants catering for all tastes. From Seafood to Pasta, Steaks to Greek - everything can be found there. I have eaten at many of them...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kruger C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will find anything for every interest and taste. Broad variety of shops and all sorts of restaurants. Nice place to spend some time.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mpu8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this square and monument to Nelson Mandela. Huge statue. In the middle of a lovely shopping Centre. Safe to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phyllis C
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February 11, 2018|
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Response from STEPHEN N | Reviewed this property |
Approx taxi fare around ZAR 200 one way, other option catch a cab from your accommodation.
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Response from HARDBATTLE | Reviewed this property |
bus city tours will take you to the best attractions in town.. safe....informative and fun
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August 15, 2014|
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Thank you so much for your help. Rosebank or Sandton, ill see where i get good hotel and rates and take something. Thanks.
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We will have another 9 hour layover on our way back to the states. We took the train to Nelson Mandela square(Sandton) on our first layover . Does the Gautrain take you into Johannesburg? If so what stop is it? Or what trains would we take? Is there anything to do near the Gautrain station in Johannesburg? We are currently in Tanzania right now. Awesome place.
March 05, 2012|
Response fromMisterPham|
that may be a good idea. Do you have any suggestions for a tour company?