Biggest Shopping Malls in South Africa 2022
South Africa is home to a large number of malls, with nearly 2,000 malls in the country. Of all these South African malls, deciding which is the largest has always been a bit of a challenge. Lots of websites and blogs have different information and ratings of the biggest malls in South Africa, but we give you an accurate list ranking them from 1 to 10.
10 Biggest Shopping Malls in South Africa 2022
1. Fourways Mall, Johannesburg
This formerly had a land area of 90,000 square meters since it was established in 1994. Although recently renovated and expanded to top the list of the largest malls in South Africa with a total area of 178,000 square metres.
2. Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Pretoria
This was previously the largest shopping mall in South Africa, with a total area of 177,000 square metres. After the renovation of the Fourways Mall, Menlyn Park was moved to a lower place in the list of the largest malls in South Africa. The mall was established in 1979 and currently has around 500 stores spread over 4 floors.
3. Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Durban
This mall was established in 1998 in the city of Durban. It is currently the third largest mall in South Africa with an area of 176,962 square meters and home to more than 400 stores. It is also home to about 90 restaurants, 18 cinemas, and a 4,000 square meter skate park. The mall receives more than 2 million visitors per month.
4. Sandton City, Johannesburg
This is one of the malls in Johannesburg. It was established in 1973 and has undergone some renovations and expansions and now it covers an area of 128000 square meters. Mal owns about 120 stores in a 21-storey building.
5. Mall of Africa, Midrand
Opened in April 2016, it is known to be the largest mall in South Africa to be built in a single phase. It has a retail area of more than 130,000 square meters and more than 300 stores. It is currently at number 5 in the list of the largest malls in South Africa.
6. The Pavilion, Durban
The pavilion was opened in 1994, and at that time it had an area of 75,000 square meters. Having been renovated and expanded, the mall is now the sixth largest in South Africa with an area of 119,000 square meters and around 300 stores. It is also known as ‘the coolest shopping mall in Durban’.
7. Eastgate Mall, Gauteng
This was established in 1979. After a series of expansion and renovation, it currently has a landmass of about 118,732 square meters, which makes it 7th on the list of the biggest malls in South Africa. It has over 300 stores and receives about 2 million visitors per month.
8. Centurion Mall, Gauteng
Centurion Mall covers an area of about 112,800 square meters and has 260 stores. It was established in 1983. It has a total of 6,200 parking spaces that lead to the mall through 11 entrances.
9. Westwood, Durban
The mall opened in 2008. It has an area of about 109,000 square meters and is located in Westville, Durban. The mall has a large number of facilities for its visitors; Banking facilities, car wash and post office.
10. Cresta Shopping Center, Johannesburg
It was founded in 1977 and is located in Johannesburg. It covers an area of 104342 square meters and has more than 260 stores. This places it at number 10 on the list of the largest malls in South Africa.
There you have it shoppers. The Biggest Shopping Malls in South Africa 2022. You will probably want to visit them, even if the sole purpose is to have an amazing experience navigating the largest malls in the country. Do you have any ideas or suggestions for the malls on this list? Leave your comments.