20 Biggest Malls in South Africa (2024)

20 Biggest Malls in South Africa (2024)

Dec 15, 2022

How shopping malls spread and cover every location is appreciable for cities’ development. Many people want to do shopping, but they can only go to one place at a time.

There are 20 biggest malls in South Africa where they can visit and do the shopping comfortably and conveniently. They are not more than recreation centers; you can make your day memorable whenever you visit the malls.

One of the exciting things about the malls is that they have some central services apart from shops. These services are known banks, Libraries, and Aquariums for such people to visit with various intentions.

Let’s try to find the mall names with the help of this article. Apart from that, you should know some other things about them so you can experience one of your best mall visits with parking facilities.

Top 20 malls in South Africa:

Menlyn park shopping centre


You can find this mall situated in the capital city of Tshwane, one of the renowned places to visit. This mall covers a total area of around 177,000 square meters with 8250 parking slots.

Mall Key Features:

  • Entertainment and leisure joints Barnyard.
  • Go-Karts, Numetro, and The Fun Company.
  • Department stores such as Checkers Hyper and Pick & Pay.
  • Banking facilities.
  • Food store like (KFC) and (FishaAways).

Owner: Pareto Limited

Opened: 1979

Address: Atterbury Road And, Lois Ave, Menlyn, Pretoria, 0063, South Africa

Region: Old Mutual Properties from London

Telephone: +27 12 764 9600

Gateway Theatre Of Shopping


This mall is one of the 100 largest malls in the world. Gateway theatre of the shopping mall is also one of the largest malls in South Africa, dubbed Gateway. You can experience customer convenience here with the beauty of the scale layout.

Mall Key Features:

  • This mall has an 18 cinema Ster Kinekor complex.
  • IMAX Theatre, Funtubbles Family Funfair.
  • Electric Avenue bowling and Action Karting.

Owner: Old Mutual Property

Opened: 2001

Address: 1 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, 4021, South Africa

Region: uMhlanga Ridge

Telephone: +27 31 514 0500

Sandton City South Africa


Sandton City South Africa mall is one of the very renowned malls to visit, with an area of 50,000 meters square meters. There was an investment of R1.7 billion in 2011 to a coverage size of 146,803 square meters.

Mall Key Features:

  • Fun, games and entertainment are available.
  • Food and beverage facility.
  • Retail stores are available too.
  • Best for Sport and fitness.
  • Financial services included.

Owner: Liberty Group Limited

Opened: September 12, 1973

Address: 83 Rivonia Rd, Sandhurst, Sandton, 2196, South Africa

Region: Johannesburg

Telephone: +27 11 217 6000

Galleria Mall


The mall is situated on the sapphire coastline of Amanzimtoti. The Galleria mall is also known as a regional shopping center mall for its beauty enjoyment. A large number of people visit from every place. There is a tremendous modern shopping environment. It doesn’t matter whether you want to do the shopping for something unique or daily-based usage.

Mall Key Features:

  • Exclusive boutiques are available.
  • Fully entertainment environment.
  • Fashion and designing facility are there.
  • There is full-service shopping experience.
  • 5700 secure parking bays.

Owner:  Resilient Property Income Fund (Pty) Limited and Fortress Income Fund (Pty) Limited.

Opened: 2008

Address: Cnr Moss Kolnik & Arbour Road, Amanzimtoti, Kwazulu-Natal, 4126, South Africa

Region: Amanzimtoti

Telephone: +27 31 904 2233

Fourways Mall


Fourways malls in South Africa are one mall which is located in the Fourways area of Sandton. It achieved its size from 85,000m² to 178,000m² in 2019. It is full of aesthetics from the outside as well as inside that tempts the visitors a lot.

Mall Key Features:

  • There are 400 stores.
  • It contains a two-level food court.
  • It has a massive open-air exhibition arena.
  • An entertainment area which have things like movie theatres, a sizeable outdoor mini golf course and Bounce, various restaurants with 8000 parking bays.

Owner: Accelerate Property Fund

Opened: 1994

Address: 11 Ruby Cl, Witkoppen, Sandton, 2068

Region: Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

Telephone:  011 465 6095

The Pavilion Shopping Centre


The pavilion shopping center, among other malls, is one of the renowned malls for visitors in South Africa who can experience amusement, fun, gaming, etc. There are 12 cinemas.

Mall Key Features:

  • 230 food outlets are available
  • 40 Restaurants are available
  • 14 jewellery outlets are there
  • An amusement area is wide for entertainment.

Owner: Pareto Limited.

Opened: October 1993

Address: Jack Martens Dr, Dawncliffe, Westville, 3611

Region: KwaZulu-Natal.

Telephone: 031 275 9800

Westgate Shopping Mall


Westgate shopping malls are full of people taking advantage of various shops in one place. The mall is with national chain retailers, fast food eateries, a supermarket, and multiplex movie theatres.

Mall Key Features:

  • A city life shopping experience with variable brands.
  • Courtyard with ventilation system which has alfresco dining options.
  • There is thematic children’s playground.

Owner: Pareto Limited.

Opened: October 1993

Address: 120 Ontdekkers Rd, Horizon View, Roodepoort, 1725

Region: Westville near Durban

Telephone:  031 275 9800

Brooklyn Mall


Brooklyn mall is known for its beauty, and it attracts several eyes at first sight with multiple shops of various products for various types of people. This mall is one for shopping and spending time with family and friends. It has 220 specialist retail stores.

Mall Key Features:

  • Various shops including books.
  • Disabled facilities.
  • including ramps.
  • lifts, wheelchairs, toilets.
  • parking bays.
  • 24-hour security.

Owner: Growthpoint Properties

Opened: 1989

Address: Cnr Veale and Fehrsen Streets, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria

Region: Pretoria, South Africa

Telephone: 012 346 1063/4

Canal Walk


Canal walk is also the largest shopping center in Cape Town, established in 2000. It has 400 stores and 8000 parking bays, and the entire family can take great advantage of the fun.

Mall Key Features:

  • It has 17 Nu Metro cinemas.
  • Available with arcade gaming features.
  • A family entertainment centre.
  • Tourism booking facility is also available.
  • Accommodation facility is there.

Owner: Hyprop Investment Limited

Opened: 26 October 2000

Address: 490 Century Blvd, Century City, Cape Town, 7446

Region: Cape Town, South Africa

Telephone: 021 529 9699

Mall of the North


Mall of the North is also known as the shopping religion mall with a mix of shops, restaurants, and cinema complex facilities. It is a great place to spend time together with privacy with the availability of 400 stores.

Mall Key Features:

  • It has 180 outlet.
  • Parking facility of 4500 cars.
  • It has various shops.
  • Restaurant facility is available.
  • Cinemas facility is available.

Owner: Resilient Properties Income Fund Moolman Group Flanagan & Gerard

Opened: 14 April 2011

Address: R81, Bendor, Polokwane, 0699

Region: Polokwane

Telephone: 015 2651026

Eastgate shopping centre


Eastgate shopping center is one of the places for lifestyle hubs where people visit for shopping. It has recognition as a retail leader in branding solutions for almost everyone who thinks to try once with a breath-taking experience.

Mall Key Features:

  • Bureau de change facilities are there.
  • 250 stores are available.
  • 60 fashionable boutiques.
  • 13 jewellers are present.
  • A great place with cinema complex.

Owner: Liberty Group Limited

Opened: 1979

Address: 43 Bradford Rd, Bedfordview, Germiston, 2008

Region: Bedfordview, near Bedford Gardens and the Johannesburg city centre in Gauteng.

Telephone: 011 479 6000

Mall of Africa


Mall of Africa is one of the largest shopping malls where there is a massive gathering of people for various purposes that they make their visit. This mall is built in a single phase of retail space, which has 130 000m2 with 300 shops.

Mall Key Features:

  • Anchor tenants facility.
  • Availability of house flagship stores for international brands.
  • Facility of hypermarkets Game.
  • The mall has an elegant design for surrounding atmosphere.
  • Trading hours are from 09h00 up to 20h00.

Owner: Attacq Ltd

Opened: 28 April 2016

Address: Magwa &, Lone Creek Cres, Waterval City, Midrand, 1686

Region: Waterfall City

Telephone: 010 596 1470

Westwood Mall, Westville


Westwood mall is one of the popular malls in South Africa known for its best service to visitors. People don’t need to leave this place for other activities, no matter what.

Mall Key Features:

  • A fee of convenience and luxury.
  • 102 diverse outlets.
  • Parking facility with ample.
  • Various shops such as Pick n Pay, Edgars, Food Lover’s Market, Clicks, Woolworths, @Home, and The Crazy Store. Fashion fundis can shop up a storm at Foschini, Ackermans, Fashion. Express, Identity, Jay Jays, Markham, Mr Price, and Pick n Pay Clothing.
  • Banking facilities.
  • Jewellery stores.

Owner: Grinaker-LTA, a division of the JSE-listed Aveng Group

Opened: 2008

Address: 16 Lincoln Terrace, Westville, Durban, 4091

Region: KwaZulu-Natal

Telephone: 031 279 2160

Cresta Shopping Centre


Cresta shopping center is a premium place where people find themselves suitable for making purchases. Also, they forget their all-personal life worries that attack again when they are out of the mall.

Mall Key Features:

  • Free Wi-Fi facility.
  • Availability of family room.
  • The centre of hub of fashion.
  • Gift cards.
  • Power outrage facility.
  • Special parking bays facility is available.

Owner: Pareto, a unit of the Public Investment Corporation.

Opened: 1977

Address: Cnr Beyers Naude Drive & Weltevreden Road, Cresta, Randburg, South Africa

Region: Johannesburg, South Africa

Telephone: 011 678 5306

Centurion mall, Gauteng


Centurion mall, Gauteng, is one of the great malls in South Africa to visit and enjoy the aesthetic with great features. This mall is known for its artificial color water fountain amenity that falls in the middle of the lake on the mall’s north side.

Mall Key Features:

  • Variety of shops available with fast services.
  • Availability of 200 Stores and restaurants.
  • Best place for having breakfast and dinner.
  • open-air Spine area for enjoyment.
  • Pick ‘n Pay, Game facility.
  • Dis-Chem, Clicks and Checkers.

Owner: Abland Property Developers, Giflo Group and SOM Group.

Opened: 1983/1984

Address: 1269 Gordon Hood Rd, Centurion Central, Pretoria, 0046

Region: Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

Telephone: 012 663 1702

Greenstone shopping centre


The location for Greenstone shopping center mall is on Modderfontein Road in Edenvale with an  85 000m². One of the best places for restaurant lovers and those who have seen entertainment with various options.

Mall Key Features:

  • Cost saving mall.
  • Restaurants for tempting meals.
  • Fun time facility is available.
  • Heated swimming pool facility.
  • A playing area for children.
  • Beauty Salons are available and lot more.

Owner: The AECI Group

Opened: 2007

Address: Cnr Modderfontein Rd & Van Riebeeck Ave Greenstone Hill, Modderfontein, 1609

Region: Modderfontein Road in Edenvale.

Telephone: 011 524 0445

Rosebank mall


Rosebank mall keeps on hosting events from the marketing world. It is the hub of an enjoyable shopping Zone where people from different parts of South Africa visit and let themselves do the shopping.

Mall Key Features:

  • Sunday market and art and craft market are memorable.
  • Full day ultimate Pilanesberg part safari.
  • It is situated with 62,000 square metres.
  • It has 147 stores and 2,200 parking bays.
  • The mall has a modern design to feel.
  • Customer service facility.
  • Disabled facility.

Owner: Hyprop Investments Limited

Opened: 1970

Address: 15A Cradock Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196

Region: Johannesburg

Telephone: 011 788 5530

Clearwater Mall


Clearwater Mall is the destination for families, friends, and those seeking privacy for talks with a cup of coffee. Visitors can have a world-class retail experience after visiting the mall.

Mall Key Features:

  • More than 100 assorted stores including Linens N Things.
  • Boutique stores are available.
  • Book stores.
  • Music stores are available too.

Owner: Hyprop Investments Limited

Opened: 1973

Address: Hendrik Potgieter Rd, Christiaan de Wet Rd, Strubens Valley, Roodepoort, 1735

Region: Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

Telephone: 011 288 5260

Festival Mall


The location of Festival mall is located near OR Tambo airport with its nickname called ‘Festi.’ This mall has a total floor area of 400,000 square meters, surprisingly. A large number of people visit the mall for shopping.

Mall Key Features:

  • Nonstop 7 days entertainment.
  • A great feel of convenient shopping.
  • Variety of stores are available.
  • Endless fun and fashion for entire family.
  • Availability of 400 outlets.
  • 2 indoor amusement parks.

Owner: Filinvest Land, Inc.

Opened: 1998

Address: Corner C.R. Swart Drive and, Kelvin St, Esther Park, Kempton Park, 1619

Region: Johannesburg

Telephone: 011 394 7549

Cradlestone Mall

Cradlestone -Mall

Cradlestone mall is an architectural masterpiece where thousands of visitors feel comfortable after the mall entrance. There is no echo of people’s presence after the entry, which maintains the people’s privacy. Those shoppers can find 160 quality stores and restaurants to fulfill their purposes.

Mall Key Features:

  • 200 stores available.
  • A great place to food lovers.
  • Free parking facility.
  • Free Wi-Fi facility with high speed.
  • A right place to buy gifts for anyone.
  • Charging stations are available for electric vehicles and lot more.

Owner: Sasol Pension Fund, Pivotal Property Fund and Retail Africa

Opened: 2013

Address: 17 Hendrik Potgieter Rd, Diswilmar AH, Krugersdorp, 1739

Region: Johannesburg.

Telephone: 010 020 1234

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