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South African Shopping Malls & Shopping Centres list

South Africa currently has about 1800 shopping malls that are larger than 2 000 square metres,  according to a report published by Urban Studies. This is an increase of about 200 new shopping malls built in just five years, as there were 1600 shopping of this size in 2012.  The majority of these malls, about 75% of them, are located in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.

Gateway shopping mall, in Durban, is currently the biggest mall in South Africa – and Africa – at 220,000 square metres, and upon completion, Fourways Mall will be the second biggest mall in the country as it is joining with other centres in the area – to cover 175,000 square metres under one roof. The project is being built through Accelerate properties, a JSE listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with a portfolio of 61 well-established high-quality properties across South Africa.

The recently launched Mall of Africa is South Africa’s largest shopping mall ever built in a single phase, with 131,000 square metres of retail space. It opeed its doors on the 28th April 2016, and became home to over 300 shops – many of which are flagship stores. Mall of Africa’s opening took South Africa closer to 2,000 malls countrywide. According to Dirk Prinsloo, managing manager of Urban Studies, South Africa has the sixth most number of shopping centres in the whole entire world, behind only the US, Japan, Canada, the UK, and China.


The growth in population numbers, income, and expenditure levels resulted in an
increase in the shopping centre floor area from 4 million square metres to more than 23 million square metres. Township and rural shopping centres have increased to almost 300, while the number of shopping centres larger than 30,000 square metres increased from 36 in 1994 to 160 in 2014.

Urban Studies noted that the retail and wholesale sector is the third largest economic sector, contributing ±15% to the GDP of the country.

The shopping centre industry has more than 600,000 permanent jobs with another 500,000 jobs indirectly involved in the shopping centre industry.

Metropolitan centres represent 66% of the total, cities 11%, towns almost 20%, and rural areas 4%, it said in a report.

The dwell time in the different centres also varies according to the size and type of shopping centres, the report said. The dwell time in neighbourhood centres, mainly driven by convenience purchases, is between 30 and 40 minutes per trip, while the dwell time for regional and super regional centres is more than 2 hours.

The average number of visitors to super-regional centres varies between 40,000 and 60,000 during weekdays, and between 70,000 and 80,000 on weekends.

Below is a list of notable shopping centres in South Africa. Please add more info about South Africa’s shopping in the comments section below…

Eastern Cape Shopping Centres/ Malls

  • Circus Triangle, Mthatha
  • Mthatha Plaza, Mthatha
  • BT Ngebs, Mthatha
  • Fingoland Mall, Gcuwa (Butterworth)
  • Mdantsane City, East London
  • Hemingways Mall, East London
  • Baywest Mall, Port Elizabeth

Mpumalanga Shopping Centres/ Malls

  • Acornhoek Plaza, Acornhoek
  • Ilanga Mall, Nelspruit
  • Highveld Mall, Witbank
  • Mall @ Emba, Embalenhle
  • Middelburg Mall, Middelburg
  • Nkwinika shopping mall, Matsikitsane
  • Noel Mahlauli shopping centre, Middelburg
  • Riverside Mall, Nelspruit
  • Secunda Mall, Secunda
  • Tonga Mall
  • Lowveld Mall

Free State Shopping Malls & Shopping Centres

Mangaung Metropolitan Shopping Centres/ Malls

  • Lochlogan Waterfront Mall, Willows
  • Mimosa Mall, Brandwag
  • Westdene Arcade, Westdene
  • Northridge Mall, Helicon heights
  • Lemo Mall, Heidedal
  • Central Park Mall, CBD
  • Middestad Mall, CBD
  • Bloem Plaza, CBD
  • Fleurdal Mall, Fleurdal
  • Twin City Mall, Heidedal
  • Dan Pienaar Mall, Dan pienaar
  • Bloem Gate Centre, Brandwag
  • Brandwag Centre, Brandwag

Gauteng Shopping Malls & Shopping Centres

Johannesburg Shopping Centres/ Malls

Shopping mall Location Gross leasable area Format Owner
Bel Air Shopping Centre North Riding
China Mall Amalgam
China Multiplex Crown Mines
China Mall West Roodepoort
Clearwater Mall Strubens valley 86,000 m2  Enclosed
Cresta Shopping Centre Northcliff  Enclosed
Cedar Square Fourways
Dobsonville Shopping Centre Dobsonville  Enclosed
East Rand Mall Boksburg Enclosed
Eastgate Shopping Centre Bedfordview Enclosed
Fourways Mall Fourways Enclosed
Greenstone Shopping Centre Edenvale
Hyde Park Corner Hyde Park 28,097 square metres (302,430 sq ft) Enclosed
Jabulani Mall Soweto
Key West Shopping Centre Krugersdorp
Lakeside Mall Benoni
Mall of Africa Midrand 131 000 m2 (1 410 072 sq ft) Enclosed Attacq, Atterbury and RMB Holdings
Mall of the South Johannesburg South 65 000 m2 (700 000 sq ft) Enclosed ZenProp
Maponya Mall Soweto
Melrose Arch Melrose Enclosed
MonteCasino Fourways Theme/festival center
Nelson Mandela Square Sandton
Newtown Junction Newtown Arts, Culture, Heritage and South African Upmarket Fashion hub Atterbury/Attacq
North Riding Square North Riding
Northgate Shopping Centre North Riding Enclosed
Rivonia Crossing Rivonia
Rivonia Square Rivonia
Sandton City Sandton 128,000 square metres (1,380,000 sq ft) Enclosed Liberty Group and Pareto Ltd
Southgate Shopping Centre Mondeor Enclosed
The Zone @ Rosebank Rosebank Enclosed
The Glen Shopping Centre Gleneagles
Trade Route Mall Lenasia
Westgate Shopping Centre Horizon View Enclosed
The Colony Centre Craighall Park Emira Property Fund

Pretoria Shopping Centres/ Malls

Shopping mall Location Gross leasable area Shops Format Owner
Atterbury Boulevard Faerie Glen
Atterbury Value Mart Faerie Glen 95 Hyprop Investments
Barclay Square Sunnyside
Brooklyn Mall Brooklyn ±220 Enclosed Growthpoint Properties
Castle Walk Erasmuskloof
Centurion Mall Centurion 107,000 m² 200+ Enclosed
Design Square Brooklyn
Elardus Park shopping centre Ellardus Park
Forest Hill City Monavoni
Garsfontein shopping centre
Gezina Galleries Gezina
Gift Acres Convenience Centre Lynnwood Ridge
Glenfair shopping centre Lynnwood Manor
Grey Owl Village
Groenkloof shopping centre
Hatfield Plaza Hatfield
Irene Village Mall Irene
Jakaranda Centre Rietfontein
Jubilee Mall
Karenpark Crossing
Kolonnade Retail Park Montana 34
Kolonnade Shopping Centre Montana 76 200 m² 150 Enclosed
Lynridge Mall Lynnwood Ridge
Mall @ Reds Rooihuiskraal North 50,723 m2 Enclosed Anaprop Property Management
Menlyn Maine Menlo Park
Menlyn Park Menlo Park 173,000 m2 ±500 Enclosed Pareto Limited
Menlyn Retail Park Menlo Park
Montana Crossing Montana
Moreleta Plaza Shopping Centre
Moreleta Square
Northpark Mall Pretoria North
Quagga Centre Pretoria West
Sancardia Shopping Centre
Silver Oaks Shopping Centre
Sinoville Centre
Southdowns Shopping Centre
Station Square
Sunninghill Village
Sunnypark Convenience Pretoria CBD
The Boulders Shopping Centre  Midrand
The Grove Mall Pretoria
The Villa Mall
Wonderboom Junction
Wonderpark Shopping Centre Karenpark ±180 Enclosed Emira Property Fund
Woodlands Boulevard Pretoria East
Zambezi Junction

KwaZulu-Natal Shopping Malls & Shopping Centres

Durban Shopping Centres/ Malls

  • Outlet Park, Umhlanga Rocks
  • The Atrium, Overport
  • Berea Centre, Berea Road
  • Bridge City Shopping Centre, KwaMashu
  • China Mall Durban, South Beach
  • Davenport Square, Glenwood
  • Galleria Mall, Amanzimtoti
  • Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga Rocks
  • Glenwood Village, Glenwood
  • The Mall, La Lucia
  • Shelly Centre, Shelly Beach
  • The Pavilion, Westville
  • Westville Mall, Buckingham Terrace, Westville
  • Westwood Mall, Westville
  • KwaMnyandu Mall, Umlazi
  • Phoenix Plaza, Phoenix
  • Chatsworth Centre, Chatsworth
  • Watercrest Mall, Watercrest
  • Philani Valley Shopping Centre, Umlazi
  • Musgrave Shopping Centre, Musgrave
  • Cornubia Shopping Mall

Newcastle Shopping Centres/ Malls

  • Amajuba Mall, Hutten Heights
  • City Central, Newcastle CBD
  • Factory Plaza, Newcastle CBD
  • Ithala Centre, Madadeni
  • Meadowlands Crossing, Madadeni
  • Newcastle Mall, Equarand
  • Scott Street Mall, Newcastle CBD
  • Taxi City, Newcastle CBD
  • ValueCity, Newcastle CBD
  • Victorian Mall, Newcastle CBD
  • Village Walk, Newcastle CBD
  • Itheku Plaza, Osizweni
  • Osizweni Central, Osizweni

Limpopo Shopping Centres/ Malls

  • Bela Mall
  • Bochum Plaza, Bochum
  • Capricorn Plaza, Thohoyandou
  • Letaba Boulevard Sentrum, Tzaneen
  • Limpopo Mall, Polokwane
  • Mokopane Mall, Mokopane
  • Savannah Centre, Polokwane
  • Spar Plaza, Mokopane
  • Venda Plaza, Thohoyandou

North-West Shopping Malls & Shopping Centres

  • Brits Mall, Brits
  • Taung Shopping Centre, Taung
  • Mooi River Mall, Potchefstroom
  • Chameleon Village, Broederstroom
  • Waterfall Mall and Value Mart, Rustenburg
  • Matlosana Mall, Klerksdorp a 65000sqm first super-regional shopping centre

Northern Cape Shopping Malls & Shopping Centres

  • Diamond Pavilion Shopping Mall, Kimberley
  • North Cape Mall, Kimberley
  • Kathu Village Shopping Mall, Kathu
  • Mothibistat Centre, Mothibistad
  • Limeacres Shopping Centre, Limeacres
  • Heritage Square Mall, Kathu
  • Kalahari Mall, Upington
  • Kimpark Shopping Centre, Kimberley
  • Kimberley Sanlam Centre, Kimberley
  • Kuruman Mall, Kuruman
  • Sutherland Mall, Sutherland



Cape Town metropolitan area Shopping Centres/ Malls

Shopping mall Location Gross leasable area Format Owner
Bayside Mall Tableview
Blue Route Mall Tokai
Canal Walk Century City
Cape Quarter Green Point
CapeGate Brakenfell
Cavendish Square Claremont
Constantia Village Constantia
Gugulethu Mall Gugulethu
Kenilworth Centre Kenilworth
Khayelitsha Mall Khayelitsha
Liberty Promenade Mall Mitchells Plain
N1 City Goodwood
Somerset Mall Somerset West
Tyger Valley Bellville
Vangate Mall Heideveld
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Cape Town
Westgate Mall Mitchells Plain
Willowbridge Bellville
Zevenwach Mall Kuilsriver

Garden Route Shopping Centres/ Malls

  • Fountains Mall, Jeffreys Bay
  • Garden Route Mall, George
  • Knysna Mall, Knysna
  • Langeberg Mall, Mossel Bay

Winelands Shopping Centres/ Malls

  • Eikestad Mall, Stellenbosch
  • Mountain Mills, Worcester
  • Paarl Mall, Paarl
  • Stellenbosch Square, Stellenbosch

Mthatha’s R1.4bn BT Ngebs City officially opens

Sisa Ngebulana, CEO of Billion Group ribbon cutting with the EC Premier Phumullo Masualle, official opening of the 60,000m² BT Ngebs City in Mthatha.
Sisa Ngebulana, CEO of Billion Group ribbon cutting with the EC Premier Phumullo Masualle, official opening of the 60,000m² BT Ngebs City in Mthatha.

BT Ngebs City, the newest regional shopping mall in the Eastern Cape Province town of Mthatha, officially commenced trading today.

Billion Group founder and property entrepreneur, Sisa Ngebulana this morning officially opened Mthatha’s 60,000m² BT Ngebs City – a development inspired by his entrepreneurial grandfather.

The mall boasts over 150 tenants, a number of which are retail firsts for the former homeland, signalling growing investor confidence in the region, said Ngebulana. BT Ngebs City signals the largest ever retail offering for the former Transkei.

“A comprehensive mix of tenants, including retail, fashion, banking, homeware, health, sports and entertainment, will ensure this development caters to all 478 000 households in the catchment area,” Ngebulana said.

Retail firsts to the former homeland include brands such as Timberland, Fabiani, GSTAR, Spitz, Kurt Geiger, Soviet, Earth Child, Bogart and Keedo, to name a few.

“BT Ngebs City forms part of Billion Group’s R16 billion investment earmarked for the Eastern Cape region over the next 10 years. During its construction phase, the R1.4 billion development has created approximately 4500 jobs. An additional 2 500 permanent positions will become available upon completion of the development.”

The goods and services procured during the build phase, as well as the construction jobs, came from the local community, he said.

The mall adds to the group’s already strong retail portfolio, and in the Eastern Cape joins Billion’s super-regional malls Hemingways in East London and Baywest in Port Elizabeth (Baywest is a joint-venture with Abacus Asset Management), as well as regional mall Mdantsane City in East London.

The group is also busy developing a shopping centre in Ngcobo, which is due to open in 2017, and owns Forest Hill, Sunny Park and Bloed Street in Pretoria. The group also has retail presence in Africa, namely in Nigeria and Tanzania, as well as in the UK.

“We have seen good growth with our malls, and especially with our Eastern Cape offerings,” said Ngebulana.

Market research had shown that the region was undersupplied by quality retail space to the tune of over 240,000m², said Ngebulana. He added that retailer demand for space at BT Ngebs City had been astounding, with 98% of the mall let.

Anchor Tenants at BT Ngebs City include some of South Africa’s largest retailers, such as Pick n Pay, Checkers, Food Lovers Market, Clicks, Woolworths, Truworths, Foschini, and Edgars, among others.
Phase Two of the development is already underway and includes a 100-room four-star hotel, due to open next year, as well as 10,000m² of office space.

Ngebulana said the mall was inspired by his grandfather, Tandi “BT” Ngebulana, a legendary rugby player and local entrepreneur.

“BT was my mentor,” said Ngebulana, adding that the mall signalled Billion Group’s initial steps toward uplifting and developing the Mthatha region.

BT Ngebulana settled in Corhana, just 4km outside of Mthatha, in 1949 following an illustrious sporting career in rugby as captain of the East London-based Bush Bucks Rugby Football Club. He also rose to represent Border, as well as Western Province. His many successful businesses in the area were fundamental to the ongoing development of the community. These included a soap factory, taxi business, general dealership, and a brick-making yard.

Inspired by BT Ngebulana’s investment in the community, Billion Group is spending over R60 million on roads, bulk electricity, water, sewer, wetland systems and other infrastructure that will benefit the Mthatha community.

Sisa Ngebulana is also the CEO of Rebosis Property Fund Limited, established in 2010 which is black-managed and substantially black-held property fund to be listed on the JSE.

Mthatha, formerly Umtata, is the main town of the King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality in Eastern Cape.