Almost every suburb in Johannesburg boasts its own shopping mall or selection of interesting shops. These vary from upmarket boutique stores, such as Sandton City Shopping Centre and Nelson Mandela Square to the must visit Oriental Plaza and Rosebank Flea Market. The south of the city is home to The Southgate Mall, Dobsonville Shopping Centre and The Glen Shopping Centre.
The Southgate Mall is one of South Africa's biggest malls offering a diverse range of furniture stores. The Dobson Shopping Centre is the first major shopping mall situated in Soweto. The east of Johannesburg is home to Eastgate Mall which features over 250 stores. This mall is situated within easy reach of OR Tambo International Airport and the city centre of Johannesburg.
If you're travelling north of Johannesburg, you will find some of the most exclusive and eclectic shopping spots in Johannesburg, ranging from exclusive designer wear at Nelson Mandela Square to flea markets at Rosebank.
Cresta Mall is one of the largest malls and features a diverse range of stores, from clothing, supermarkets, movie theatres and coffee shops. Hyde Park Corner was completed in November in 1969 and was one of the first fully enclosed decentralised shopping centres in South Africa. This mall is situated in the heart of the northern suburbs and features 130 high quality specialty stores, many of which stocks international brands.
One of the most established malls in Johannesburg is Killarney Mall. It was the first shopping centre that opened in Johannesburg. Killarney Mall first opened its doors in 1961 and is one of the city's best kept secrets.
Visitors seeking some late night shopping can head towards Montecasino, which features a range of clothing, African curious and jewellery stores. Montecasino also offers a variety of entertainment, from movie cinemas, theatre to a casino.
The Nelson Mandela Square is a spectacular shopping experience. Browse through designer boutiques and dine at world-class restaurants or search for local curios and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee at one of the coffee shops. The Liberty Theatre on the Square offers a range of shows.
Sandton City Shopping Centre offers 300 stores ranging from the latest fashion trends to international and local designers. An 11-screen movie cinema offers the latest movie releases while the restaurants are ideal for a quick lunch or romantic dinner. The west of Johannesburg offers guests eclectic shopping experiences.
Visit the Clearwater Mall and Westgate Mall for fashion shopping. The Oriental Plaza is ideal for searching for something unique and is known for its exotic variety of fabrics, often sold at discount prices.
Johannesburg offers visitors a diverse and enjoyable shopping experience. The shops and malls are ideal for resting between sightseeing and tours and offer an array of exotic and fashionable items. With so many shops and malls available, the only question is where to start.For more information on where to shop in Johannesburg and Johannesburg hotel accommodation, contact a Siyabona Africa Consultant.