Nelson Mandela Square


Nelson Mandela Square shoppers will have noted a selection of new dining and shopping destinations that have opened at the centre over the past weeks.


  • Nelson Mandela Square is considered to be one of Joburg’s finest dining destinations, situated in the heart of Sandton.
  • Many of the new offerings are unique and a first for the country’s luxury capital.
  • Major Christmas installations will go up in the coming weeks, marking the start of the festive season.
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Nelson Mandela Square hopes that the newly curated selection of retailers exceeds expectations on every level, with everything from fine jewellery, clothing and footwear, contemporary art, sought-after timepieces and experiential dining on the shopping menu. Combining the ultimate in elegant retail and fine living, Nelson Mandela Square shoppers now have access to Artyli, Bellagio, Bell & Ross, Nom Nom, Pars Jewellers, Roberto Botticelli, The Raj and Strada, all providing sought-after experiences to those who enjoy the finer things in life.


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The current exhibition is entitled “Africonic” and showcases the works of exceptionally talented artists such as Anton Smit, Bevan De Wet, Andrew Ntshabele, Solomon Omogboye, and Sanusi Olatunji amongst others. Image: The Sandton Times

The recently opened Artyli contemporary African art gallery introduces shoppers to new perspectives and hidden narratives through the artworks of emerging and mid-career African artists as well as contemporary exhibitions. While individual artworks are showcased to provide intriguing cultural experiences, Artyli also offers curation, framing, delivery, and installation services.


The new Bellagio flagship store, Bellagio Vivre invites shoppers to enjoy a luxurious and comfortable jewellery buying experience. The Bell & Ross boutique next door houses its signature timepieces in this store with an uncluttered and modern design. Iconic South African-based global jewellery brand Nom Nom, showcases the full range of its treasured charms that are designed to celebrate life and memorable milestones from later this month. Pars Jewellers offers elegant sterling silver jewellery that is equally accessible and elegant.


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The Raj Indian restaurant group has brought a taste of traditional North Indian cuisine to guests for over 22 years when Dr Arun Jairath, a practising ophthalmologist, saw an opportunity to launch an authentic Indian restaurant. Image: The Sandton Times

Serving North Indian cuisine at its best, The Raj restaurant and food emporium recently opened its doors, tantalising the taste buds of all who enter this dining destination – there’s even an Indian Pizza concept that has been added to the menu!


The ever-popular Nonna’s Italian Kitchen will be moving to a new chic and exclusive space overlooking the square while a new street food concept called Strada has opened in its place, specializing in casual street food from all over the globe. Additionally, the Cappino Ice Cream and Coffee Bar is being upgraded with a new look, offering a tantalising selection of coffee, Imported ice cream products, desserts, and sweet treats for all to indulge.


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Roberto Botticelli has been importing the finest Italian luxury clothing and footwear for the past 20 years and now, the new enhanced and expanded store at Nelson Mandela Square will offer more variety from this beloved brand. Image: The Sandton Times

As we aim to continue to offer shoppers a bespoke, upmarket retail environment, we are thrilled to welcome these prestigious retailers to Nelson Mandela Square. These flagship stores promise to create even more memorable moments in what is already a cherished destination.

// General Manager, Preston Gaddy


Nelson Mandela Square has become a prime lifestyle and fine dining destination for locals and tourists alike and is home to an iconic statue of Nelson Mandela.


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