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Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton

nelson mandela square sandtonSituated in the heart of Sandton Central, just 30 minutes from Johannesburg International Airport, Nelson Mandela Square is surrounded by world-class hotels and restaurants. The popular Sandton City Shopping Centre is adjacent to the Square and the Sandton Convention Centre is located just a stone’s throw away.

Formerly known as Sandton Square, it was renamed Nelson Mandela Square on 31 March 2004 after a 6-metre statue of Nelson Mandela was installed on the square to honour the famous South African statesman. The Nelson Mandela Square is attached to the large Sandton City shopping centre.

The statue of Nelson Mandela in Nelson Mandela Square was sculpted by Kobus Hattingh and Jacob Maponyane and weighs 2.5 tons measuring 2.3 metres from elbow to elbow.The shoulders of the statue are 1.7 metres in width and the shoes are 1 metre in length. The renaming celebration and the unveiling of the statue was to mark the 10th anniversary of the complex, and also commemorates the first decade of democracy in South Africa.

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.

When it comes to desirable designer labels and covetable objects, patrons at Nelson Mandela Square are spoilt for choice. An average of over one million local and international visitors per month delight in a heady blend of shopping that offers everything from curios to culture, art, books, jewellery and couture. You’ll revel in the sophisticated atmosphere as you wind your way through the delightful array of shops

Some of the finest restaurants in South Africa attract diners from across the globe at Nelson Mandela Square. Whether you're in the mood for the best French wine, the most generous Greek platters, real African cooking, or a leisurely cup of creamy Italian coffee, you can find it all and so much more. 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 is not simply a meal, it is an experience.


 

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