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Posted on: Friday, 8 February 2013

A Real South African Shopping Spree

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Sandton City

Sandton City

South Africa has so much on offer, that it’s sometimes difficult to limit yourself to just a week or two of exploring it. Although often viewed as the safari Mecca or game paradise of the world, this country also has plenty to offer in terms of world-class shopping.

Johannesburg (Gauteng)
Johannesburg is the commercial and financial epicentre of this country. It is busy, wealthy and huge. So, for those that want to find designer labels and endless variety, Johannesburg is the answer. Here are some of the best-known and best-equipped malls in Jo’burg:



  • Fourways Mall, Fourways
  • Brightwater Commons, Randburg
  • Cresta Shopping Centre, Northcliff
  • Killarney Mall, Killarney
  • Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton

Pretoria Accommodation (Gauteng)
Pretoria is just outside Johannesburg, but has a very different vibe. It is quieter, much smaller and more serene. Its major shopping centres comprise:

  • Brooklyn Mall, Brooklyn
  • Menlyn Park, Menlyn Park
  • Woodlands Boulevard, Pretoria East
Theatre of Shopping

Theatre of Shopping

Durban (KwaZulu-Natal)
If you can tear yourself away from the warm waters of the Durban beaches, take the opportunity to spend some time at the following popular malls:

Cape Town (Western Cape)
Cape Town is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Millions of international visitors have come to the Mother City and will continue to enjoy her diversity and natural beauty. The malls here are sure to get shopaholics feeling quite emotional:

V&A Waterfront

V&A Waterfront

  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Canal Walk, Century City
  • Bayside Centre, Blaauwberg
  • Blue Route Mall, Tokai
  • Cavendish Square, Claremont
  • Constantia Village, Constantia
  • Tyger Valley, Tyger Valley

Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape)
The Friendly City may be a quieter seaside city than many other metropolises in South Africa, but there are plenty of places to burn a hole through the credit card. These range from sizeable malls that take the better part of a day to explore to intimate boutique-style centres, and include:

Boardwalk Casino

Boardwalk Casino

  • Greenacres Shopping Centre, Ring Road
  • Moffett on Main, Walmer
  • Walmer Park Shopping Centre, Walmer
  • Summerstrand Village, Summerstrand
  • Moffett Retail Park, William Moffett
  • Metlife Plaza, Kabega Park
  • The Boardwalk, Summerstrand

Book your Sandton Hotel here, or if you need Pretoria Accommodation you’ll find it at SA-Venues.com. Cape Town is filled with hotels too or if you’re in Port Elizabeth find your hotel now.

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Amelia Meyer


Amelia is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for all things travel-related. She is based in Knysna, but has studied, lived and travelled further afield. She studied Film, Media and Literature at the University of Cape Town. She began her solo career in the form of Voxate Writing & Editing in 2008 and loves every minute of it. Amelia believes in silver linings, lessons learnt and the responsibility to do what’s right. When she is not writing, she can frequently be found at the local animal shelter, on the bicycle trails of the nature reserves or sampling new restaurants with her family.

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