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“Mandela Square”

Nelson Mandela Square
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$173.41*
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6-Hour Johannesburg Guided Tour from Pretoria
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Sandton
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Mandela Square”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Mandela's statue is a massive statue in the square. Great photo opportunity . The shopping area is in a upscale area featuring a wide range of shops and restaurants.

Visited January 2013
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“First class shopping center, interesting restaurants, good book store”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

This shopping area is in upscale Sandton. It has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and the Exclusive Book Store, an excellent chain of book stores in South Africa. The center has an impressive 6 meter tall, 2.5 ton statue of Nelson Mandela put there to rename the center and to commemorate the 10th anniversary of SA freedom. A nice place to spend a few hours.

Visited January 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

This square is certainly 5 stars.

Forget that it's attached to an unbelievable hotel and to a shopping mall that has absolutely everything. Focus more on the statue of Mandela, or the water feature, or the children -- locals and not -- running and playing, or the cafes lining the square.

You must stop and have a bite or a drink and just soak in the square.

Visited December 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sun Goddess”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Sun Goddess store at the mall, has some of the most amazing, sensational South African designs. I have purchased all my evening wear from them and use them to events around the world. As a woman I stand out wearing their creations, I know I am representing a rich cultural heritage everytime I wear their dresses.

Visited January 2013
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“Enjoyable atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Mandela Square itself is vibrant and is frequented by locals and tourists alike. A must do is having your picture taken in front of the larger than life siza statue of Nelson Mandela. The square is lined up with good restaurants. The mall itself has avergae shops, i say that having shopped at some of the finest shopping malls in the world. I love the square for the atmosphere, and the dining.

Visited November 2012
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