From international high street labels Mango and Zara and luxury brands Cartier and Louis Vuitton, local budget style favourite Mr Price (fondly referred to as Monsieur Prisee) to department stores Stuttafords and Edgars, Sandton City is a one-stop for fashion. Try Typo for quirky stationery and gifts and African Origins for a great range of African beaded goods, homeware and jewellery.
There's a gigantic food court with a wide range of choices, plus delis and cafes like Deli One, Walnut Grove and Nandos spread throughout the mall.
The latest edition to Sandton City is the bling-filled Diamond Walk, the place to find global luxury household names like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and a host of other luxury brands.
NELSON MANDELA SQUARE
Built around an open piazza flanked by restaurants and bars and the Sandton Library, Nelson Mandela Square is Sandton's most popular tourist destination. Standing tall at the top of the square is a gigantic bronze statue of Nelson Mandela, a favourite place for tourists to take photos, while inside the mall connects to Sandton City and Legacy Corner making it one of the biggest shopping complexes on the continent.
For lunch or dinner choose from classic steaks at The Butcher Shop, seafood and sushi at The Big Mouth and elegant bistro dining at Tashas, a classy cafe with excellent service and a flawless menu. The flashiest place to be seen on the square is at Tang, a fashionable modern Asian restaurant and Champagne bar overlooking the square that is a buzzing place to taste Joburg’s high life (make sure to look the part and dress up before heading here).
Inside the mall you can find an array of high street and high-end fashion and jewellery shops and the entrances to the neighbouring Sandton City and Michelangelo Towers malls. Major department stores and brands to look out for include the Hamley's toy shop, Presidential Shirts, a small boutique selling the colourful silk shirts that were much loved by the late Nelson Mandela, and for colourful crafts and souvenirs there's Out of Africa.
Get there with the Gautrain: Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City are a five minute walk from the Sandton Gautrain station.
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Butcher Shop & Grill
Shop 30, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton
Join the tourist set at this well-known steakhouse with a view over Nelson Mandela Square. Despite this being a huge restaurant it always fills up. There's a wide range of cuts to choose from and if you so desire you can also visit the meat locker and ch
Shop SL38, Melrose Arch, Corlett Drv, Melrose
Casa De Natas
Rosebank Mall, Cradock Ave, Rosebank
Da Vinci Hotel and Suites
2 Maude St (cnr 5th St), Sandton
A chic business hotel in the heart of Sandton with direct access to some of the most exclusive shopping that Johannesburg has to offer. Don't be misled by the corporate facade of the DaVinci Hotel & Suites, part of Legacy Hotels, who also own the five-st
Sandton City, cnr Sandton Dr and Rivonia Rd, Sandton Central
Diamond Walk at Sandton City
Entrance via Sandton City or Sandton Sun Hotel (cnr 5th St and Alice Ln), Sandton Central
The bling-filled Diamond Walk is the place to find global luxury household names like Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and a host of other luxury brands. Think of this section of t
Hard Rock Cafe
Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Central
The classic Hard Rock Cafe set-up with memorabilia such as Shakira's pants and Madonna's cone bra on prominent display, plus an all-American style grill menu. Given the location, prices are higher than usual, and it gets busy so arrive early. Table servi
Sandton City, Cnr Sandton Dr and Rivonia Rd, Sandton Central
Legacy Corner and Michelangelo Towers
2-8 Maude St, Sandton
Legacy Corner Mall and Michelangelo Towers Mall, just off Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton Central, are upmarket shopping malls known for luxury brands. From The House of Mandela, an authorised brand offering Nelson Mandela original artw
Shop HL 11, 3 Cross Street, Melrose Arch
Melvill and Moon
4 Desmond St, Kramerville
The Melvill family are besotted with all things safari, including vintage collectibles and their business, Melvill and Moon, specialises in fine hand-crafted accessories and luggage in leather and safari canvas that will have you looking the part on your
Cnr Jan Smuts Ave and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park (Shop 23, Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre)
Nelson Mandela Square
135 West St, Sandton Central
Built around an open piazza flanked by restaurants and bars and the Sandton Library, Nelson Mandela Square is Sandton's most popular tourist destination. Standing tall at the top of the square is a gigantic bronze statue of Nelson Mandela, a favourite pl
Pappas On the Square
Nelson Mandela Square (upper level), West St, Sandton Central
This long-running Greek restaurant has been serving up reliably good and comforting Greek-Cypriot cuisine for more than three decades. The restaurant opened in 1988, moving four times before finally settling in Sandton in 1997. While much has changed in
Nelson Mandela Square, entrance on Maude and West Sts, Sandton Central
In 1994, designer Desre Buirski gave a hand-printed batik shirt to Nelson Mandela’s bodyguard with an accompanying note saying “Thank you for everything you have done and the sacrifices you have made for our beloved country”. Nelson Mandela was photog
Soho NYC Salon
Shop L31C, Entrance 6, Sandton City Shopping Centre
Sandton City, 5th St, Sandton (Shop L32, Entrance 6)
Tashas Nelson Mandela Square
Nelson Mandela Square, Cnr Maude and 5th Sts, Sandton Central
‘African glamour’ inspired this branch of the chic local restaurant and café chain Tashas. The decor is dramatically elegant, with lost of brass and bronze elements harking back to Joburg's origins as a city of gold, and adding atmosphere to what would o
The Big Mouth
Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Central
Sandton City (above the food court), Sandton