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You’ve arrived, from the four corners of the globe to the four corners of the Square.

A towering sculpture of South Africa’s favourite son holds court over Nelson Mandela Square. One of the largest open public spaces in the country, the Square adjoins the renowned Sandton City complex. This European styled piazza commemorates heritage and celebrates international style with the warmth of African hospitality. It draws a cosmopolitan society to its sidewalk cafes, some of the finest restaurants in South Africa and over 88 exclusive stores. The 1,000sqm Square serves as a stage for a host of local and international prestigious events. There is always a song or a dance in the air at the Square.


“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf

Some of the finest restaurants in South Africa attract diners from across the globe at Nelson Mandela Square.

The cosmopolitan atmosphere comes alive under an African sky where business lunches, romantic dinners and travellers’ breakfasts are enjoyed around clusters of tables. At Nelson Mandela Square it’s not simply a meal, it’s an experience.

Whether you’re in the mood for a good South African steak, the best French wine, the most generous Greek platters, real Mediterranean cooking, or leisurely cups of creamy Italian coffee, you can find it all and so much more at Nelson Mandela Square.


“I like my money right where I can see it – hanging in my closet.” Carrie Bradshaw

When it comes to luxury brands and covetable objects, patrons at Nelson Mandela Square are spoilt for choice.

An average of over one million local and international visitors a month delight in a heady blend of shopping that offers everything from curios to culture, art, toys, jewellery and fashion couture.

Nelson Mandela Square offers a delightful array of boutiques, shops and salons. The eclectic ensemble at this exclusive shopping centre makes for a truly cosmopolitan shopping experience.

The mix of classic European meets African heritage creates an ambience of romance and provides a social safe-haven for patrons. For detailed information about our stores, please take a look at our Store Locator.

Compliments or constructive criticism – we’d love to hear from you: Excellent customer service is top of Nelson Mandela Square Shopping Centre Management’s agenda. Should you have any comments or suggestions that you would like to share with us, please feel free to contact us.

Pick up a copy of our printed store directory at any of the Sandton City Information Kiosks to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

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