On December 1st, 2015 we sat down at the newly refurbished Nelson Mandela Square where we joined selected media and celebs to celebrate the launch of the already prestigious centre! The first thing on the menu was to try out all of their incredible restaurants, and we can definitely say, there was no disappointment whatsoever!
The Nelson Mandela Square restaurants have been referred to as “arguably the best collection in restaurants that South Africa has to offer” and this has never been more true than today. The new contemporary logo signage illuminated the much-loved six-metre statue of Nelson Mandela and the familiar Square steps as old and new married together in a celebration of past tradition and the excitement of the future.
The tasteful transformation of one of South Africa’s iconic Centre’s is evident as Nelson Mandela
Square now boasts cross vaulted ceilings, double volume glass facades, skylights, marble floors and numerous other luxurious finishes. An investment of just over R300 million has seen the Centre being entirely renovated in line with international style and standards. Brand new fashion brands are now available to shoppers and include Luminance, Thomas Pink, La Martina and Forever 21, which have seen the fashion-forward flocking to try on the trends since their opening. In addition, Hamley’s – the world renowned, heritage rich toy store, will now call the new Nelson Mandela Square home.
Alex Phakathi, Liberty Property Portfolio, Fund Manager, STANLIB Direct Property Investment, asset managers for the Liberty Group’s property portfolio says, “Nelson Mandela Square has been renovated in a fashion that truly fits its position as one of one of Africa’s premier shopping locations that is a favourite with locals and tourists alike. “Discover, Experience, Indulge” is the ideal way to explain the allure of this lifestyle destination, there is so much that is new, state of the art and luxurious to simply discover, experience and indulge in. The next era for Nelson Mandela Square is about to begin and we are honoured to have shared this special preview event with you and to have brought this revered old beauty through her transformation while still retaining her original charm.”
And we couldn’t agree more! Nelson Mandela Square has brought forward store and trends that regular competitors could never compete with! We love the fact that they’re introducing international stores to the South African market which definitely appeals to tourists and visitors too!
Nelson Mandela Square has just opened in time for the festive season and if you want to be the popular one amongst family and friends this year we’d definitely suggest a little retail therapy at the newly opened centre! You can visit their website for further details and more at www.nelsonmandelasquare.com