How about Malls in South Africa? We would like to share with you, the best and biggest Malls to shop in when visiting South Africa. South Africa has a mixed economy and is the second largest country in Africa after Nigeria.
Our list of Malls in South Africa
Gateway Theatre of Shopping
Gateway Theatre of Shopping is the ultimate fashion, entertainment and dining destination in Durban.
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 Malls in South Africa and the Southern Hemisphere.
Parking at Gateway is easily accessible from any of the 13 mall entrances. Making the super-regional mall’s wide range of stores and services more accessible to everyone, Gateway has increased the number of parking bays allocated to Special Needs visitors. An increased number of bays, painted blue with bold signage to make them very distinctive, can be found near Entrance 5, Ground Floor at Parkade B.
Location: 1 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, 4021
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.
This multi-level centre boasts a large base of international brands and flagship anchor stores. Menlyn Park has set a new standard of becoming the biggest centre in Africa after undergoing a redevelopment of R 2.5 Billion.
With its recent expansion and refurbishment, Menlyn has a GLA of over 177 000m2, an option of 16 parking entrants and 12 parking exits and 8250 parking bays. Menlyn 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 the innovative green buildings to enable excellent, efficient operations.
Selected parking is made available on level P6 for Menlyn VIPs who are chosen at the discretion of Centre Management. Members of the diplomatic societies are allocated designated parking on level P6. Identification cards can be requested from Centre Management for proof of diplomatic status.
Designated parking bays with a wider berth are specially designed to accommodate prams. Parking is available on every parking level close to entrances.
The parking card offers pensioners free parking on Mondays and Wednesdays. All pensioners can sign up to receive the free parking card at Centre Management.
Menlyn Park has an extensive security network comprising cutting-edge technology and experienced and well-trained guards. Centre security is managed by an experienced team from Leap Serve Security Services. A comprehensive CCTV system monitors all areas of the centre, and our state-of-the-art control room is linked to local law enforcement and other emergency services.
Menlyn provides on-site medical services as the first response through well-trained medical assistants.
Location: Atterbury Road And, Lois Ave, Menlyn, Pretoria, 0063
Defining the Sandton skyline, and boasting some of the most exclusive retail and leisure experiences in Africa, Sandton City has firmly established itself as a leader in innovation, fashion, and entertainment.
These multiple award-winning shopping centres are located in the heart of South Africa’s financial district, and the very place that made this district so highly sought after.
Home to over 300 of the world’s most in-demand brands Sandton City is a shopping centre tailored to the preferences of many. From an eco-fashionable Food District, a family-focussed Fun District, to a chandelier-draped Diamond Walk which is home to many global luxury brands.
Each year Sandton City is frequented by millions of locals and tourists alike, those with a flare to experience the best of South African retail.
Sandton 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. Ticketless parking at your fingertips. Effortless parking is now available at Sandton City, where you don’t need a ticket or cues.
Sandton City prides itself on providing its customers with a wide variety of world-class services that are aimed at catering for all our shopper’s needs during their shopping trips. These services include information kiosks, gift cards, store directories, free wheelchair services, male, female and disabled toilet facilities, as well as baby changing rooms and feeding rooms.
Wheelchairs are available for hire from any Sandton City information kiosk. To hire a wheelchair, you will need identification, either a barcoded ID or a valid driver’s license, as well as an R250 security deposit, which is fully refundable.
A Muslim prayer room is located on Level 7 outside Entrance 27.
As per the new national smoking legislation, smoking in an enclosed and public area is illegal unless the area is deemed a smoking area. Please note that no smoking is allowed in the undercover parking areas of the centre, and there are no stores or restaurants in Sandton City that offer smoking sections.
The baby change room in the Food Court has areas to change, feed and rest your baby as well as two private feeding rooms. A family toilet facility is conveniently situated next to the baby change room. Most of the newly refurbished toilets in the centre include the parent and child toilet (adult and junior-size toilets), baby changing rooms and feeding rooms.
Location: 83 Rivonia Rd, Sandhurst, Sandton, 2196
Canal Walk, Cape Town’s largest shopping centre, in the Century City Precinct, is conveniently located on the N1, central to the CBD and surrounding suburbs. The centre has a wide selection of stores and thousands of the best local and international brands to choose from. Visit Canal Walk for the best fashion, retail, leisure and entertainment for the whole family, all under one roof.
While exploring Canal Walk, you’ll find a variety of eateries, from sit-down restaurants, cafés, and coffee shops, to take-away outlets where you can either take a seat in our spacious Food Court or grab a bite on the go. These eateries vary across cuisines and there are both Halaal and vegetarian options.
If you are looking for the ultimate movie experience, then Nu Metro Canal Walk is where you want to book your next movie. The Scene Xtreme cinema boasts the biggest 3-storey-high screen in Cape Town, 4K ultra-high-definition projection and 360-degree sound to fully immerse yourself in the movie experience. If comfort and luxury are what you are looking for, then visit one of Nu Metro’s Scene VIP cinemas. It includes an exclusive VIP lounge and bar, fully reclinable plush spacious seating and service to your seat.
The Canal Walk shopping experience encompasses variety, convenience, entertainment, and leisure with easy access directly off the N1. There are more than 8000 parking bays both undercover and on rooftop levels with 12 conveniently located entrances into the centre.
There are private baby changing and feeding facilities available to moms and dads, which can be found on the Lower Level of the shopping centre at Entrances 2 and 3. All of these facilities are pram friendly and easy for mom or dad to access. Inside, you’ll find a changing station, a private nursing room, and a toilet for parents. For quick nappy changes, dropdown baby changing tables are available in all ladies’ toilets (except for those in the Food Court).
Separate parent and child restrooms are also available, which are specifically designed to accommodate children, and are perfect for dads taking their daughters or moms taking their sons to the bathroom. A toilet and basin are available for mom or dad, with smaller facilities for your little one. You can access the parent and child restrooms on the Lower Level in both the Trading Post and Market Lane. The facilities on the Upper Level are located in the restrooms by Kingsley Heath, YDE and Execuspecs.
Wheelchairs are available for hire at our Customer Service Desk at Entrance 1 until 6 pm, and at our Visitor Information Centre until 9 pm. Limited wheelchairs are available for hire on presentation of your I.D. or driver’s licence, on a first come, first serve basis. Your I.D. or driver’s licence will be held at the desk until the wheelchair is returned. All entrances offer wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities are available throughout the centre for your convenience.
Location: 490 Century Blvd, Century City, Cape Town, 7446
Mall of the North
Mall of the North is a Super Regional shopping centre in Polokwane. As part of the biggest Malls in South Africa, the mall offers includes strong fashion and homeware brands, many of which have been introduced to the region through us, and we also boast the most diverse restaurant mix in the region. They successfully serve the entire Limpopo region including Polokwane, Phalaborwa, Tzaneen, Louis Trichardt, Mokopane and the cross-border shoppers from Botswana and Zimbabwe.
The majestic building has lots of natural light, beautiful finishes and architectural features which creates the perfect backdrop for showcasing national brands. The mall is anchored by Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Checkers, Game, Edgars and Ster-Kinekor.
Nationals include Truworths, Foschini, Mr Price, Dis-Chem and Clicks. Anchors are supported by a full range of fashion, footwear, sportswear, furnishings, home decor and healthcare stores. The tenant mix also includes exciting international brands H&M, Pringle of Scotland, Lacoste and Levi’s and international retailers Cotton On and Factorie.
Banks include Nedbank, Standard Bank, ABSA, FNB, Capitec, African Bank and Old Mutual. We also boast a strong entertainment offering with 6 Ster-Kinekor cinemas and The Fun Company which offers an eight-lane bowling alley, trampoline park, bumper cars, 4-D theatre and a gaming arcade.
Services include wheelchair facilities, toilet facilities for disabled shoppers, unisex parent-child bathrooms, unisex baby changing rooms, as well as free Wi-Fi for customers.
Location: R81, Bendor, Polokwane, 0699