Nelson Mandela Square, Illovo

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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Nelson Mandela Square offers plenty of upscale dining and shopping options, with charming stores, outlets, and a variety of restaurants. Admire the gargantuan bronze statue of the late president towering over the square, standing 6 m (20 ft) tall and depicted wearing his trademark "Madiba" shirt, a colorful silk garment. Browse the multitude of stores ranging from fashionable boutiques to jewelry shops and bookstores, or relax and people watch from a trendy cafe. You'll be spoilt for choice in dining, as the square, known for its fine restaurants, offers cuisines from all over the world. Make Nelson Mandela Square part of your personalized Illovo itinerary using our Illovo trip maker.
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  • I would not recommend going outside by yourself. Be safe look it up in books great statue as well fabulous opportunity during the day 
    I would not recommend going outside by yourself. Be safe look it up in books great statue as well fabulous opportunity during the day  more »
  • The shopping is good and has few european brands and shops. Outside have a big square were happen sometimes several cultural events and activities. Take a seat and enjoy the fullfilled esplanadas or.....  more
    The shopping is good and has few european brands and shops. Outside have a big square were happen sometimes several cultural events and activities. Take a seat and enjoy the fullfilled esplanadas or.....  more »
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  • Must see tourist attraction. 6m bronze statue of Nelson Mandela is a centrepiece for taking photos. Good dining places and restaurants serving local and continental dishes all around, overlooking the square. Huge mall where one can easily get lost if one is not familiar with the layout. Hours and hours of shopping due to the availability of many items. Convenient for large families or those with children.
  • Very clean relaxed beautiful busy place. I would go there anyday. I love the fact that they don't allow people to smoke everywhere. Quite helpful for some of us with allergies. The security is top notch the security guards are on top of their game. They make it look really cool to be a security detail🙂

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