Malls in Mthatha are available and not so many. There are plenty of stores where you can buy the best products. You can choose from a typical little store or mall to outdoor shopping malls. Mthatha is a traditional town situated on the banks of the Umtata River in the Eastern Cape. Founded in 1879 under the name Umtata, the town was known as the capital of the Transkei, the homeland of the Xhosa people.

One of Mthatha’s main attractions is the Nelson Mandela Museum in the Bhunga Building on Owen Street. This modern museum displays a substantial variety of historic documents and photos of former president Mandela’s ‘Long Walk to Freedom’.

Located about 250 kilometres north of East London, Mthatha is the ideal stopover town for visitors exploring the Eastern Cape province. With modern amenities and a number of accommodation options, travellers can refresh and refuel in town en route to their next destination. Below we will share with you a couple of malls to enjoy.


Our list of Malls in Mthatha

Circus Triangle Mall

Live Your Best at Circus Triangle Mall. Situated in Mthatha Central, you will discover a shopping experience like never before. A popular place for Mthatha’s youths to hang out, this mall is one of the busiest malls in Mthatha.

Mall Features

Featuring an extensive selection of choice stores – from fashion and fast food to technology, groceries and more – find the best specials and deals for young and old. Join in the fun and excitement. Whether you are visiting to indulge in some leisurely me-time, to tick off the essentials on your grocery list or you’re out enjoying some quality time with your family, Circus Triangle Mall is guaranteed to meet and exceed your every expectation.

Circus Triangle Mall can be an amazing adventure for a little explorer, but lost children are unfortunately a reality and the mall wants to keep them safe. The mall motivates children’s safe at all times. Designated parking bays are located at each of Somerset Mall’s entrances to ensure easy access for both the physically disabled and senior citizens. Temporarily enabled parking discs and hired wheelchairs are available at the mall’s Customer Services Desk.

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Location: Cnr Sutherland &, Chatham St, Umtata Central, Mthatha, 5100



BT Ngebs City

Situated on Errol Spring Avenue, BT Ngebs City, the newest 60 000 square meters regional shopping centre is changing the way people shop in Mthatha with fabulous fashion, food and style.

Mall Features

This state-of-the-art modern shopping centre boasts a comprehensive mix of tenants, including retail, fashion, banking, homeware, health, sports and entertainment.

Tenants include some of South Africa’s largest retailers, namely Pick ‘n Pay, Checkers, Food Lovers Market, Clicks, Woolworths, Truworths, Foschini, Edgars, Mr Price, Mr Price Home, House and Home, and Mugg & Bean amongst others. Over and above these high-end brands unique to BT Ngebs City, Mthatha, namely Timberland, Fabiani, G-Star Raw, Spitz, Kurt Geiger, Soviet, Earth Child, Bogart Man, Winston and Sahd to mention a few.

BT Ngebs City is owned by Billion Group and the name of this iconic shopping centre is inspired by CEO Sisa Ngebulana’s entrepreneurial grandfather, Tandi Ngebulana.

For the shoppers who are unable to park in designated shoppers parking and are in use of a wheelchair, there are allocated disabled parking bays where disabled shoppers are allowed to park. These bays are set in close proximity at every entrance to the mall. Ramps are allocated at each entrance to the mall, enhancing easy access for disabled shoppers.

The baby change room has areas to change, feed and rest your baby. These are situated in every toilet facility within the mall. A family toilet facility is conveniently situated next to the baby change room. All toilet facilities in the centre include parent and child toilets, baby changing rooms and disabled toilets for males and females. As a bonus extra, our shopping centre offers free Wi-Fi to all our shoppers at BT Ngebs City from Monday to Sunday.

Do you have an exciting product or service you would like to showcase to BT Ngebs City shoppers, please contact Loyiso N on 047 531 1423 or email / Your details should include company name, contact person, email address, telephone, and a short description of what it is you would like to showcase, the area required and the date required. BT Ngebs City offers easily accessible and ample parking for your convenience.

Disabled parking facilities are located outside all main entrances. The parking pay stations are situated next to each entrance for added convenience.

Onsite Sebenzile is a well-established and respected company with security personnel trained to offer value-added benefits to clients and shoppers.

24-hour service manned security services are contracted to Onsite Sebenzile. The well-trained guards offer 24hr assistance onsite. BT Ngebs City has security patrols 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Guards are linked via radio to a control centre from where the CCTV systems, which cover the mall are monitored.

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Location: Errol Spring Avenue, Tutor Ndamase Road


Mthatha Plaza

Mthatha Plaza launched in 2007. It is a bustling shopping centre offering a unique, urban shopping experience to a diverse mix of customers.

Mall Features

With over 66 stores offering banking, fashion, sit-down and fast-food outlets, health, beauty and more. Mthatha Plaza boasts an organically-inspired design with trees and cobbled streets creating a shopping oasis that fuses natural lighting and ventilation, creating a welcoming shopping environment and pleasant retail spaces.

Mthatha Plaza anchor stores are Checkers, Game and Rhino. The success of this 35 000m2 regional shopping centre is also seen in the way both high-spending clients from town and low-spending clients from rural areas are at ease and mingle easily during their retail experience. Experience the open-air feel with beautiful surroundings. Secure FREE undercover and open-air parking with 24 Hour Security

Parking for the disabled, with wheelchairs available on request. The bathrooms offer baby changing facilities for parents.

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Location: 35 Nelson Mandela Dr, Norwood, Mthatha, 5100


Baywest Mall

Shoppers are spoilt for choice at Baywest Mall, the Eastern Cape’s only destination centre, packed with a wide variety of energising retail outlets, a Fun Factory and a Food Court, Baywest merges the likes of Fashion, Food and Fun in a safe and modern environment. Discover firm family favourites, endless entertainment and an array of eateries across a selection of cuisines at Baywest Mall.

Mall Features


The Baywest Gift Card is the perfect present for any occasion. Shoppers are spoilt for choice with a wide variety of more than 180 stores across 21 unique categories. Gift Cards are available from the Information Desk, which is located on the Lower Ground, Entrance 4.

Baywest offers convenient and secure access controlled parking, with over 3500 undercover and open parking bays available on both the Lower and Upper Ground. There is also a public transport drop-off and pick-up point located on the Lower Ground at Entrance 2, as well as a designated UBER parking bay on the Lower Ground at Entrance 4.

Located on the Lower Ground, in the undercover parking at Entrance 3, is the 082 Carwash offering a superior car wash and service while you enjoy your shopping.

Baby changing facilities are available in the family bathrooms, which are located on both the Lower Ground, as well as the Upper Ground of the mall. On the Lower Ground, these facilities are located next to the bathrooms at Entrance 4, as well as the bathrooms adjacent to the Food Court. On the Upper Ground, these facilities are located next to the bathrooms which are located in close proximity to Entrance 1, and Entrance 3. These facilities are easy to access and pram friendly. They provide a private and secure environment for you and your little one.

Each entrance is wheelchair friendly, with a number of designated disabled parking bays. Kindly note you require a disability parking permit in order to utilise this parking. Complimentary wheelchairs are available from the Information Desk on a first-come, first-serve basis as there is a limited number available. In order to loan a wheelchair, a valid ID or Drivers License is required. Disabled bathroom facilities are located throughout the centre for your convenience.

An electric car charging facility is available on the Lower Ground at Entrance 2 in the undercover parking area. The station is located on the right as you enter the mall.

A Prayer Room is available on the Lower Ground at Entrance 1 in the undercover parking area. The entrance to the Prayer Room is located on the right as you enter the mall. Shoppers can enjoy free wifi and parking every Wednesday at Baywest Mall. Please remember to validate your parking ticket when exiting the mall. Lost your ticket or require assistance? Please press the HELP button on the parking pay station located at the entrance for immediate assistance.

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Location: 100 Baywest Blvd, Hunters Retreat, Gqeberha, 6017