Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1,000,000 properties worldwide and 550 airlines worldwide.

Search over a million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.

Nelson Mandela Square

Indulge in some retail therapy, dine in an open-air piazza and browse the stalls of an antique fair at this commercial and entertainment center.  

Shop, dine and relax at Nelson Mandela Square, a large public square and commercial hub. Find cafés, restaurants, exclusive retailers and a theater, all set around an attractive European-styled piazza.

Take a look at the imposing bronze statue of anti-apartheid activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela. Standing 20-feet (6-meters) tall, it is the focal point of the square and commemorates the first decade of South African democracy. 

Step inside the square’s mall and browse more than 80 stores and boutiques for exclusive jewelry pieces, artworks, leather goods and tailored clothing. Keep your eye open for a bargain and collectors’ items at the square’s Antique Fair, which attracts up to 70 dealers. Find costume jewelry, ceramic figurines, glassware and embroidered items, among other items. The fair runs on the first Sunday of every month.

Enjoy alfresco dining in the cafés and restaurants that line the square. Choose from a variety of cuisines including traditional African dishes and European fare. Nelson Mandela Square is also a good place to come for some culture. Watch musicals, concerts, plays and stand-up comedy at the Old Mutual Theatre, known locally as the Theatre on the Square. The schedule includes matinees and evening performances as well as special events for kids. Details are available on the theater’s official website.

Nelson Mandela Square sits in the heart of the commercial suburb of Sandton. It is about a 20-minute drive north from downtown Johannesburg. For those arriving by car, there is a large metered car park. If you are coming by public transport, the metro bus and trains stop a short walk from the square. 

Nelson Mandela Square’s shops and restaurants are open daily, including public holidays. Hours vary for each business and attraction, so check the square’s official website for details. For even more shopping experiences, visit the nearby Sandton City, a shopping mall that is home to around 300 retailers, restaurants and an 11-screen cinema.


Map

Best Lodging Options Near Nelson Mandela Square

See all 884 Properties near Nelson Mandela Square
Garden Court Sandton City ¥9,409
Garden Court Sandton City

Garden Court Sandton City

Cnr West and Maude Street, Sandton, Gauteng
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton City Mall, and Nelson Mandela Square. Montecasino and University of Witwatersrand are also within 9 mi (15 km). Johannesburg Sandton Station is 7 minutes by foot.

    Sandton Sun ¥18,389
    Sandton Sun

    Sandton Sun

    Cnr Fifth & Alice Streets, Sandton, Gauteng
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this luxury hotel is steps from Sandton Convention Centre and Sandton City Mall. Nelson Mandela Square is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) away. Johannesburg Sandton Station is 7 minutes by foot.

      Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel ¥11,688
      Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

      Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel

      CORNER RIVONIA ROAD AND WEST STREET,/, Sandton, Gauteng
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Sandton hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Convention Centre, and Sandton City Mall. Hyde Park Corner and Melrose Arch Shopping Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km). Johannesburg Sandton Station is only a 2-minute walk.

        Davinci Hotel And Suites On Nelson Mandela Square ¥18,647
        Davinci Hotel And Suites On Nelson Mandela Square

        Davinci Hotel And Suites On Nelson Mandela Square

        2 Maude Street, Corner of 5th Street, Sandton, Gauteng
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Sandton hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps from Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City Mall, and Sandton Convention Centre. Hyde Park Corner and Dunkeld West Shopping Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km). Johannesburg Sandton Station is only a 4-minute walk.

          InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers ¥13,445
          InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers

          InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers

          Corner Maude And 5th Streets, Sandton, Gauteng
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this luxury hotel is steps from Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton City Mall, and Nelson Mandela Square. Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Hyde Park Corner are also within 3 mi (5 km). Johannesburg Sandton Station is 6 minutes by foot.

            Signature Lux Hotel, by Onomo ¥5,695
            Signature Lux Hotel, by Onomo

            Signature Lux Hotel, by Onomo

            135 West Street, Sandton, Gauteng
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Convention Centre, and Sandton City Mall. South African Museum of Military History and Johannesburg Zoo are also within 9 mi (15 km). Johannesburg Sandton Station is 5 minutes by foot.

              The Maslow Hotel, Sandton ¥11,441
              The Maslow Hotel, Sandton

              The Maslow Hotel, Sandton

              Corner Grayston Drive and Rivonia Road, Sandton, Gauteng
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Sandton Convention Centre. Sandton City Mall and Nelson Mandela Square are also within 1 mi (2 km). Johannesburg Sandton Station is 15 minutes by foot.

                Hilton Sandton ¥8,841
                Hilton Sandton

                Hilton Sandton

                138 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Gauteng
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Sandton Convention Centre, and Nelson Mandela Square. Sandton City Mall is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Johannesburg Sandton Station is 11 minutes by foot.