Where Are The Best Malls In The City?


Joburg is booming with trendy, up and coming, stylish shopping hubs, the trick is to know where to find them! We went in search of some of the best shopping malls in the city that doesn’t only offer the best and latest of everything under the sun, but as well as family entertainment, great restaurants and more. 

Sandton City Shopping Centre

This one is a given! Sandton City Shopping Centre is the place to be if you’re looking for a world-class shopping experience like no other. There’s something for everyone, from international and exclusive brands on the Diamond Walk for the fashionista and delights for the little ones at Hamley’s (sliding into the store is only the beginning!), to some of the best coffee, sweet treats and food in the city (think Krispy Kreme, Starbuck, Belle’s Patisserie, JB’s Corner, Walnut Grove, the list goes on and on). And best of all, they host fun and exciting activations throughout the mall on a regular basis, perfect for the whole family.

Details: www.sandtoncity.com | 011 217 6000 | socialsandton@cwexcellerate.com | Sandton City, 83 Rivonia Road, Sandhurst, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Zone @ Rosebank

Rosebank is another hip and happening node in the city, and if you’re in the mood to indulge in a little retail therapy, enjoy a slow lunch, treat the kids to a lovely day out or simply people watch, The Zone @ Rosebank is the place to be and be seen. This location is dynamic, trendy and distinctive. Got everything from a variety of restaurants offering whatever you’re in the mood for to The Fun Company, movies and bowling to keep the little ones entertained, as well as boasting some top-notch fashion boutiques.

Details: thezoneatrosebank.co.za |  011 537 3800 | Portia.Mbane@cwexcellerate.com | 177 Oxford Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Eastgate Shopping Centre

Eastgate Shopping Centre is all about the four Fs – fashion, food, family and fun! This mall has undergone a little bit of a makeover and it’s bigger and better than ever before. Since Eastgate focusses on a great day out ideal for the whole family, they have plenty in store, no pun intended! There’s a wide array of shops for you to wonder and enjoy, loads of restaurants offering delicious food to keep you energised for your shopping spree, and if you need to rest and put your feet up for a little bit, the amazing IMAX Theatre is a great place to relax while catching one of the latest blockbusters.

Details: www.eastgateshops.com | 011 479 6000 | eastgate@cwexcellerate.com | 43 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

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Cresta Shopping Centre

If you happen to be in Randburg and would like to enjoy an all-rounded shopping experience complete with great entertainment, good food, all the latest trends and gadgets under one roof, as well as family-friendly fun, then make sure you stop by Cresta Shopping Centre. The centre has recently undergone an epic revamp to create a  three-level food and entertainment court which is jam-packed with a selection of local and international restaurants as well as great fun for everyone, including a game arcade, a Ster-Kinekor Cinema Prestige and Gold Rush Bingo. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to stay up to date with the latest events and activations.

Details: www.crestashoppingcentre.co.za | 011 678 5306 | marketing@crestashoppingcentre.co.za | Corner Beyers Naude Drive and Weltevreden Road, Cresta, Randburg, Johannesburg

Melrose Arch

This ever-popular and well-known spot in the middle of Birnam is known for being the best Joburg has to offer. Melrose Arch is a residential, retail, entertainment and leisure hot spot that attracts not only international guests, but also the locals who are seeking the ultimate upmarket experience. This precinct feels like a little city all on its own with it’s unique café culture, beautiful boutiques, high street fashion and people-friendly meeting places. Don’t forget to take a moment to admire the exquisite buildings and vibrant atmosphere. Also keep an eye on their social media pages as there’s always something exciting happening within the precinct.

Details: melrosearch.co.za | 011 684 0000 | Melrose Boulevard, Birnam, Johannesburg

Hyde Park Corner

Shop in luxury at the stylish, sophisticated and always trendy Hyde Park Corner! With over 500 of the world’s leading  international brands as well as 130 iconic speciality stores, no wonder it has been dubbed as Africa’s centre of luxury. And as for cuisine, they boast 12 lovely restaurants that offers visitors a diversity of tastes ideal for any occasion, whether you’re in search of the perfect place for a spot of fine dining or need to get your hands on something delicious on-the-go. Hyde Park Corner also hosts exciting events, including The Wedding Expo coming up from 30 – 31 March 2019.

Details: www.hydeparkcorner.co.za | 011 325 4340 | marketing@hydeparkcorner.co.za | Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

Clearwater Mall

This destination has fast become a favourite for those with a passion for fashion, families they’d love to treat with a fun day out, or those who are looking to meet up with a few friends for a cup of coffee.  Clearwater Mall is the whole package – world-class shopping, exciting entertainment, good food and of course, loads of parking! A few highlights of this entertainment hub includes their full Nu Metro cinema complex with 3D technology, the indoor go-karting race track in the basement, the fun school holiday activities for the kids and the two big jungle gyms for small kids to play on. Talk about family-friendly!

Details: clearwatermall.co.za | 011 288 5260 | customer.service@clearwatermall.co.za | Hendrik Potgieter Drive and Christiaan de Wet Road, Strubensvalley, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

Mall of Africa

This mall hasn’t been around for as long as the others (opening in 2016), but it has become one of the top shopping destination in the city. Mall of Africa is the country’s largest shopping mall ever built in a single phase – over 130 000m2 of retail space housing over 300 shops, many being flagship stores. One of the features that stands out when visiting this retail hub is how easy it is to navigate through the centre with its uniquely identified court areas – Food Court, Town Square, Woolworths Court, Crystal Court and Edgars Court. As for stores, you can expect everything from Forever 21, Versace and Starbucks to Bobbi Brown, Carrol Boyes and Cipria.

Details: mallofafrica.co.za | 010 596 1470 | reception@mallofafrica.co.za | Lone Creek Cresent and Magwa Crescent, Waterfall City, Johannesburg.

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Cradlestone Mall

And last, but certainly not least, we have Cradlestone Mall, located in the heart of Mogale City in the West Rand. From the stunning architecture and it’s ideal location to the interesting mix 160 quality shops, restaurants and services and loads of FREE parking, Cradlestone Mall offers their guests the perfect opportunity to discover a new shopping experience. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for their latest offers and promotions, events, news and movies. They also currently have a school holiday programme that’s ‘out of this world‘. 

Details: www.cradlestonemall.co.za | 010 020 1234 | marketing@cradlestone.co.za | Corner Furrow Road and Hendrik Potgieter Road, Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp.

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