Go for some upmarket shopping at Nelson Mandela Square!
Right in the middle of Johannesburg's Sandton suburb, Nelson Mandela Square is a lively commercial area. Every day, crowds are drawn to its wide variety of upmarket shops, stores and restaurants, as well as the nearby Sandton City Shopping Mall. The square is also a spacious and pleasant spot for eating and relaxing, and the air kept fresh by water fountains. A six metres tall statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela (created by local artists Jacob Maponyane and Kobus Hattingh) stands at the centre of it all.
Nelson Mandela Square can be found in the Sandton suburb at the corner of 5th and Maude streets, off Rivonia Road.
Restaurants on the square are open until late in the evening. Shops are open from 9am to 7pm (Monday to Thursday), 9am to 8pm (Friday and Saturday) and from 9am to 6pm (Sundays and public holidays).