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Malls and Shopping Centres in South Africa
Durban Shopping Centres & Malls
Gateway Theare of Shopping: A mega-mall with all the stores, eateries and entertainment venues under one roof.
Number of shops: 362
Physical address: 1 Palm Boulevard, Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre, Umhlanga
Telephone: 031 566 2332
The Heritage Market: Trendy restaurants, a range of stores and plenty of entertainment all with an ‘outdoor’ ambiance.
Number of shops: 98
Physical Address: 9 Old Main Road, Hillcrest, Durban. 3650
Contact telephone: (031) 765 2500
The Galleria: Completed in 2009, the Galleria offers outstanding entertainment from ice skating to an 11 theatre movie house, plus all the shopping opportunities you could wish for.
Number of shops: 133
Physical address: Cnr Moss Kolnik and Arbour Road, Amanzimtoti, 4126
Telephone: 031 904 2233
Wilson’s Wharf: Durban’s trendiest shopping and entertainment spot, Wilson’s Wharf has an appealing Waterfront setting – harbour views, a boating marina and working slipways included. Shopping includes quality craft stores and there’s a theatre onsite. Fishing charters and cruises daily.
Number of Shops: 26
Physical address: 18 Boatmans Road, Maydon Wharf, Durban
Telephone: 031 307 7841
For a comprehensive list of shopping centres and malls in Durban and surrounds, check out www.mallguide.co.za
Johannesburg Shopping Centres & Malls
Melrose Arch: The ideal urban lifestyle, Melrose Arch is alive with energy, social interaction and African internationalism. Open spaces, secure public squares and sidewalk cafe seating in a pedestrian friendly environment all mean taking advantage of the beautiful South African climate in a secure and social setting.
Number of shops: 70
Physical address: Athol Oaklands Drive, Melrose North, Johannesburg
Telephone: 011 684 0002
Oriental Plaza: A unique shopping experience can be enjoyed at the Oriental Plaza where haggling is part of the experience and no price is fixed – this is the Alladin’s Cave of Bargains. Lots of colour and an exotic atmosphere.
Number of shops: 360
Physical address: Corner Main and Bree Streets, Fordsburg, Johannesburg
Telephone: 011 838 6753/2
Eastgate: From department stores to top boutiques, restaurants, cinemas and a host of exclusive speciality stores, not to mention free parking, Eastgate is one of the premier shopping destinations in South Africa.
Number of shops: 258
Physical address: 43 Bradford Road, Eastgate, Bedfordview
Telephone: 011 616 2209
Sandton City: Sandton City Shopping Centre is the place to meet, to shop, to be seen. Cosmopolitan and zesty it is in Sandton’s prestigious Central Business District and offers a vibrant retail and leisure experience in breathtaking surroundings. Local and global fashion abound.
Number of shops: 300
Physical address: Cnr Alice Lane & Sandton Drive, Rivonia Road & Fifth Street, Sandton
Telephone: 011 217 6000
For a comprehensive list of shopping centres and malls in Johannesburg and surrounds, check out www.mallguide.co.za
Port Elizabeth Shopping Centres & Malls
The Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World: Built around a man-made lake, this glamorous centre on the Port Elizabeth beach front is best known for its casino. It also comprises a convention centre, sports café and an extensive retail component with a selection of restaurants, specialty shops and entertainment for the whole family.
Number of shops: 81
Physical address: Marine Drive, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth
Telephone: 041 507 7760
The Bridge at Greenacres: A fun and vibrant shopping centre-enjoy the shopping experience of a lifetime at The Bridge at Greenacres, conveniently situated in the heart of Port Elizabeth's business district, Newton Park. Movie theatres on site showing the latest releases.
Number of shops: 85
Physical address: Cnr Cape Road & Langenhoven Drive, Greenacres, Port Elizabeth
Telephone: 041 363 8914
Greenacres Shopping Centre: Reputable, national retailers side-by-side with family businesses that have served the local community for generations – that’s what makes Greenacres unique. This shopping mecca forms part of a kilometer long complex that entices visitors from all corners of the globe.
Number of shops: 85
Physical address: Ring Road, Greenacres, Port Elizabeth
Telephone: 041 363 0791
Warmer Park Shopping Centre: A variety of shops including grocery, fashion, jewellery and beauty stores, travel agents & foreign exchange plus restaurants.
Number of shops: 97
Physical address: Main Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth
Telephone: 041 368 2690
For a comprehensive list of shopping centres and malls in Port Elizabeth and surrounds, check out www.mallguide.co.za
Pretoria / Tshwana Shopping Centres & Malls
Brooklyn Mall: Situated in the heart of Pretoria's Eastern suburbs, Brooklyn Mall offers a comprehensive shopping choice. This centre is spacious and elegant and affords relaxed shopping pleasure with an enticing range of merchandise, entertainment, restaurants and speciality stores.
Number of shops: 170
Physical address: 338 Bronkhorst Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
Telephone: 012 346 1063
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre: A world of shopping and entertainment, the centre has numerous stores as well as an Imax Theatre, Outdoor Events Arena, Play Park and the World's First Rooftop Drive-In, Hot Air Balloon, 3G Nu Metro Cinema, Go-Karts, Dinner in the Sky.
Number of shops: 287
Physical address: Cnr Atterbury Road & Lois Ave, Menlo Park, Pretoria
Telephone: 012 348 8766
Parkview Shopping Centre: A contemporary centre Parkview opened in 2009 and offers a selection of prime quality retailers, with a vast array of options and ideas for shopping, entertainment, fitness and other recreational activities.
Number of shops: 108
Physical address: Garsfontein Road, Moreleta Park, Pretoria
Telephone: 012 991 4340
For a comprehensive list of shopping centres and malls in Pretoria / Tshwana and surrounds, check out www.mallguide.co.za
Mpumalanga Shopping Centres & Malls
Riverside Mall: Mpumalanga’s premier shopping centre, Riverside is a modern, classy shopping centre. Visit more than 140 stores, 15 restaurants & coffee shops, fashion stores, movies and games arcade and world class service with true South African hospitality.
Number of shops: 140
Physical address: White River Road, Riverside Park X1, Nelspruit
Telephone: 013 757 0080
Twin City – Blue Haze Shopping Centre: This modern regional shopping centre is currently the largest shopping centre in Mpumalanga and Limpopo province with close to 200 shops.
Number of shops: 186
Physical address: Main Road, Hazyview
Telephone: 013 737 7088
Cape Town Shopping Centes and Malls
Canal Walk: “Shop the World” is Canal Walk’s payoff line and it’s easy to see why. With top local and global brands this centre offers the most comprehensive and compelling lifestyle shopping experience in South Africa, including the widest selection of speciality stores in the Southern Hemisphere. All just a 10 minute drive from Cape Town city centre.
Number of shops: 412
Physical address: Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town
Telephone: 021 529 9600
Cape Quarter: Charming piazza atmosphere and pure shopping pleasure. Home décor, art and artefacts, fashion, beauty, health, restaurants, bars and lifestyle related stores are all delivered in traditional Cape architecture. Located in the heart of trendy De Waterkant, enjoy al fresco ambiance when dining or shopping.
Number of shops: 100
Physical address: 72 Waterkant Street, Green Point, 8005
Telephone: 021 421 1111
Cavendish Square: This award-winning shopping mall is the premier fashion destination in the Southern Suburbs. Enjoy a wide selection of restaurants, 16 cinemas, including foreign feature films and 5 Forex Banks all conveniently situated in a safe and secure indoor shopping environment.
Number of shops: 212
Physical address: Dreyer Street, Claremont, Cape Town
Telephone: 021 657 5600
Gardens Shopping Centre: The City Bowl's most popular shopping oasis. A stone's throw from Cape Town's original 17th Century provisioning hub, the Company Gardens, it is also one of the city's most established shopping centres and as quintessentially Cape Town as Table Mountain.
Number of shops: 60
Physical address: Cnr Buitenkant & Mill Streets, Oranjezicht, Cape Town
Telephone: 021 465 1842
Tyger Valley Shopping Centre: Local and international shoppers can find whatever they need or desire in this 82 844m2 shopping centre just off the N1, 20-minutes from Cape Town CBD. A stylish and welcoming destination, Tyger Valley Shopping Centre is convenient, attractive, comprehensive and welcoming.
Number of shops: 287
Physical address: Willie van Schoor Avenue, Belville, Cape Town
Telephone: 021 914 1822
V&A Waterfront: Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. Exciting shopping and entertainment venues including a large Craft Market and the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Number of shops: 383
Physical address: Quay 5 & Quay 6, V&A Waterfront, Waterfront, Cape Town
Telephone: 021 408 7860
For a comprehensive list of shopping centres and malls in Cape Town and surrounds, check out www.mallguide.co.za
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