Shoppers have had various shopping behaviours that guides where they shop, from leisure shopping to bargain hunting, top-up to bulk grocery shopping. Whether it is just window shopping or meeting friends for a cup of coffee or having a meal at a restaurant and seeing a movie, shopping malls have been an integral part of people’s lives. That why we have researched and we realize south African have tons of large mall.
A Mall is a North American term for a large indoor shopping center, usually anchored by department stores. The term “mall” originally meant a pedestrian promenade with shops along it, but in the late 1960s, it began to be used as a generic term for the large enclosed shopping centers that were becoming commonplace at the time.
Without much furtherado Auchijeffblog have gathered below the top biggest malls in south Africa.
The Biggest Malls in South Africa
10. Westgate Shopping Centre
Westgate Lifecare Limited is a wholly indigenous organization, incorporated on April 30th 2014 as a private limited company with the aim to reach out to the populace by merchandising fast moving consumer goods and healthcare brands through its super stores and healthcare outlets solution.
Our mall has revealed that there is a large segment of the population that lack access to consumer retail brand which merges ambition with conscience to deliver quality products at the most affordable prices. Westgate is home to prestigious global brands, eclectic restaurants and cafes, leisure and sophisticated rooftop bars and dining.
9. Sandton City
Sandton City is a large shopping mall situated in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. It was built and owned by property development company Rapp and Maister, in partnership with brothers Hilliard and Eli Leibowitz, and was later taken over by Liberty Life.
Sandton is a financial centre of Johannesburg, South Africa and forms part of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. The name of the city came from the combination of two of its suburbs, Sandown and Bryanston. Sandton City is owned by Liberty Group Limited, Liberty Two Degrees Limited and Pareto Limited and is managed by JHI Retail.
8. Canal Walk Shopping Centre
Canal Walk is a shopping centre located in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the third-largest shopping centre in Africa, with the largest being Gateway Centre in Durban, while the Sandton City complex in Johannesburg is larger when including the Nelson Mandela Square annex.
It is super regional shopping centre anchored by Woolworths, Pick n Pay, H&M, Game, Checkers and Edgar’s, but it’s also home to some really great independent brands like Bathu and Vannie Kaap, as well as exclusive brands such as Diesel, Tissot, Pringle and Steve Madden
7. Mall of Africa
Mall of Africa is South Africa’s largest shopping Mall ever built in a single phase, and is home to over 300 shops, many of which are flagship stores. In addition to a vast array of both local and international brands, the Mall also boasts uniquely identified court areas made for easy shopping navigation, as well as exceptional access, location and visibility.
It is the third largest single-phase shopping mall to be built in Africa, but smaller than Gateway, Menlyn and Fourways Mall. The total retail area is 130 000 square metres.Mall of Africa cost an estimated 5 billion rand ($332 million) to build and is co-owned by South African real estate capital growth fund Attacq and property developers Atterbury.
6. Centurion Mall
Centurion Mall offers its community a unique space, not only to shop but also to socialize and enjoy some of the finer things in life.This is Centurion’s very own 120 000sqm super mall, with an extraordinary mix of more than 260 stores and restaurants – situated in an idyllic, open-air, bright and inviting environment.
The mall was also famous for its man-made colour water fountain amenity, which was in the centre of the lake, on the north side of the mall (known as the ‘bay’ area). This water feature has been used as a ‘logo’ for the former City of Centurion, seen at many of the entrances of the previous municipality.
5. Eastgate Shopping Centre
Eastgate Shopping Centre is located in Inverness, serving the largest shopping catchment area in the United Kingdom. The Eastgate shopping centre in Inverness has been taken over by UK-owned real estate company, Savills plc. It is popular amongst locals and tourists alike.
Eastgate Shopping Centre is owned by Liberty Group Limited and Liberty Two Degrees Limited, Property Portfolio, one of South Africa’s top commercial real estate businesses, and is managed by JHI Retail (Pty) Ltd.Eastgate Shopping Centre is the shopping and lifestyle hub with a prestigiously diverse Tenant offering with over 300 stores.
4. The Pavilion Shopping Centre
The Pavilion Shopping Centre is an iconic Super Regional Shopping Centre that is located along the warm shoreline of sunny Durban, set within the rich cultural landscape of KwaZulu-Natal. The centre was launched in October 1993 and is the oldest first-generation shopping mall in KwaZulu-Natal. With over 200 stores, Free Wi-Fi and R10 Parking rates.
The Pavilion is the second largest shopping centre located in Westville near Durban and one of the largest in South Africa. The mall was developed in the early 90s and opened in October 1993 by Murray and Roberts, (now Concor), to initially provide 75,000 m2 (810,000 sq ft) of shopping space.
3. Gateway Theatre Of Shopping
Gateway Theatre of Shopping is the ultimate fashion, entertainment and dining destination in Durban. Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of the top 100 largest malls in the world. With over 430+ stores, 70 eateries and a host of exciting entertainment, visitors are spoilt for choice, At Gateway you will find local South African retail, popular international brands such as Zara, Forever New, Cotton On, Superdry, Gant, and everything in between.
Gateway also features an 18 cinema Ster Kinekor complex, IMAX Theatre, Funtubbles Family Funfair, Electric Avenue bowling, Action Karting, be.UP Park and much much more, Prepare your senses for a world class experience at one of the largest shopping centres in the Southern Hemisphere.
2. Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre is an award-winning super regional shopping centre situated in the fast-developing Menlyn node in the capital city of Tshwane, South Africa. Menlyn Park is designed around three spaces the Food Court, the keyhole malls and focal points, and a large internal garden square surrounded by restaurants.
The Park continues to strive to bring you even more of the best shopping, dining, entertainment and leisure experiences, in a world-class mall that expresses a unique modern design and uses innovative green building to enable excellent, efficient operations.
1. Fourways Mall
Fourways Mall is situated in the heart of one of Johannesburg’s most prestigious suburbs and is a landmark shopping centre that provides an all-in-one retail and entertainment experience. Established almost two decades ago it continues to provide an exceptional shopping experience to both local and international shoppers. With a variety of attractions to choose from, staying in and around Fourways is sure to be a wonderful experience.
There are 8,000 parking bays and flyovers from William Nicol and Witkoppen roads directly into the parking for seamless access into the Mall, you can also enjoy 2 Hours Free parking on our roof.
Brief history of the biggest malls in south Africa ranking from the least to the top.
Westgate Shopping Centre
Gateway Theatre Of Shopping
Canal Walk Shopping Centre
Mall of Africa
Eastgate Shopping Centre
The Pavilion Shopping Centre
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
In conclusion, As stated earlier south Africa have a lot of big malls that’s why Auchijeffblog have taken time to research and just to make sure you have a good shopping experience. If you feel your favourite was not added to the list feel free to leave us a comment