Nelson Mandela Square
Nelson Mandela Square
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • anwar S
    London, United Kingdom332 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A safe and nice place to be.
    A great place to be in Johannesburg. Safe and lot to do. The square is mostly crowded. It is beautifully lit at night. Many restaurants, hotel and Sandton city mall attached to it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Rachel
    Johannesburg, South Africa120 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and safe location
    Nelson Mandela Square is centered by Sandton mall and surrounded by a plethora of bars and restaurants. This location is very beautiful to visit both during the day and during the night. And most importantly, it is very safe to visit! The walls along the entrance give you historical facts about Mandela and his journey through life, accompanied by a larger than life statue of the man himself. The center of the square has lighted fountains that are good for kids to run through in the heat of the day.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 October 2023
  • AkhileshMalik
    Uganda86 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good place!
    Nelson Mandela Square is centered by Sandton mall and surrounded by lot of bars and restaurants. This location is very beautiful to visit both during the day and during the night. And most importantly, it is very safe to visit! In center is a larger than life statue of the man himself. The center of the square has lighted fountains and is very well lit up and is safe to move around.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 10 April 2024
  • duranie
    New Baltimore, Michigan589 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable Square
    We only had one night in Johannesburg and we decided to visit Nelson Mandela Square. It was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful, safe and great story. The mall connected to the square is enormous. There are so many stores and it is so clean. We did not feel in any way unsafe within the mall and the square. However, we were warned not to go out of the square and/or mall and into the streets outside the area.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 April 2024
  • Golden1975
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking and historical
    Sandton as an area was such a vibe. It’s beautiful, clean and safe. The Nelson Mandela statue and art around it is breathtaking. We did an evening visit and a day time visit. I loved the evening one.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 May 2024
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Ashley V
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Absolutely romantic good restaurants wonderful shopping experience and relatively safe. Personal highlight is Sushi from fish aways.
Written 20 May 2024
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Golden1975
Edinburgh, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Sandton as an area was such a vibe. It’s beautiful, clean and safe. The Nelson Mandela statue and art around it is breathtaking. We did an evening visit and a day time visit. I loved the evening one.
Written 2 May 2024
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Ian H
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Great place to shop, very safe, clean toilets, great variety, restaurants in the centre great and the ones outside even better, great place to visit
Written 1 May 2024
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Amanj R
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
Excellent restaurants, expensive shopping, amazing wine! These are the most highlights of Nelson Mandela’s square. If you want to try something new, go for it Outrage meat at the butcher chicken breast steak at Trump’s
Written 13 April 2024
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duranie
New Baltimore, MI589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We only had one night in Johannesburg and we decided to visit Nelson Mandela Square. It was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful, safe and great story. The mall connected to the square is enormous. There are so many stores and it is so clean. We did not feel in any way unsafe within the mall and the square. However, we were warned not to go out of the square and/or mall and into the streets outside the area.
Written 13 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AkhileshMalik
Uganda86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Business
Nelson Mandela Square is centered by Sandton mall and surrounded by lot of bars and restaurants. This location is very beautiful to visit both during the day and during the night. And most importantly, it is very safe to visit! In center is a larger than life statue of the man himself. The center of the square has lighted fountains and is very well lit up and is safe to move around.
Written 10 April 2024
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Aileen W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Excellent location
Excellent menu choice
Super Excellent service
Friendly efficient
Good safety and security
Food was fantastic
Written 10 February 2024
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Rachel
Johannesburg, South Africa120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Nelson Mandela Square is centered by Sandton mall and surrounded by a plethora of bars and restaurants. This location is very beautiful to visit both during the day and during the night. And most importantly, it is very safe to visit! The walls along the entrance give you historical facts about Mandela and his journey through life, accompanied by a larger than life statue of the man himself. The center of the square has lighted fountains that are good for kids to run through in the heat of the day.
Written 25 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

anwar S
London, UK332 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
A great place to be in Johannesburg. Safe and lot to do. The square is mostly crowded. It is beautifully lit at night. Many restaurants, hotel and Sandton city mall attached to it.
Written 26 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MagicWandi
Kigali Province, Rwanda136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
It was suggested that I visit Cape Union to pick up a few outdoor items that I needed for my adventure and WOW, Mandela Square was AMAZING!!
The local stores are all as amazing as the international.
Methinks you can find ANYTHING you need in Nelson Mandela Square!
Written 24 August 2023
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