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Nelson Mandela Square

Photo Courtesy of Nelson Mandela Square

The magnificent Nelson Mandela Square is a delight for locals and travelers alike.

While traveling throughout Johannesburg, it is imperative to be travel savvy and always nod to the advice of the wise. Many of the suburban neighborhoods of Johannesburg, although lush, chic and home to some of the best shopping, dining and nightlife, require a bit of planning to make your experience a safe and successful one. Thinking ahead and staying smart will make your stay in Johannesburg an incredible adventure.

Make use of your hotel concierge; these knowledgeable people will help assist you in setting up reservations, transportation and offer recommendations of places to visit around Johannesburg. It's also a smart idea to let the people in the hotel know your itinerary. Knowing when you should be expected  and where is always a good idea (regardless of where you're traveling).


United States Consulate in Johannesburg
1 Sandton Drive, Sandhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: +27-11-90-3000; Fax: +27 (11) 884-0396
E-mail: consularjohannesburg@state.gov


Basic Information to Know:
Population: Approximately 5 million.
Language: There are officially 11 languages spoken in Johannesburg. Among them, you will find Nguni, Sotho, English and Afrikaans.
Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
Time zone: SAST (UTC+2)
Country dialing code: + 27
Telephone area code: + 011

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