Johannesburg is the shopping hub of Africa. People from across the continent travel here to soothe their retail craving. Whether you’re looking for big deals or designer fashion and everything in between, shopping in Johannesburg is just thing for you.
Where Are We Shopping?
Shopping In Johannesburg North
Shopping In Johannesburg West
Shopping In Johannesburg Central
Shopping In Johannesburg East
Shopping In Johannesburg South
Factory Stores In Johannesburg
Shop By Suburb
Hands down one of the best regions in the Johannesburg metropolitan area to go shopping, the northern suburbs are filled to the brim with malls, centres, and speciality stores. Whether you want to go shopping in Sandton, Rosebank or Midrand, there’s no shortage of stores that offer convenience within a safe and secure environment.
The new Fourways Mall launched on 22 August 2019. The centre’s lettable space has expanded to a whopping 178 000 square metres and will grow to be 200 000 square metres with the added Leroy Merlin store. This massive space boasts 450 stores that fully cater to the 700 000 shoppers per month. Fourways Mall offers an abundance of eateries, entertainment, retail outlets and beauty offers worth checking out. In a nutshell, this mega-mall has something for everyone.
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The biggest retail space in Randburg, Cresta Shopping Centre offers their shoppers everything they could possibly need, from everyday essentials and necessities to special spoils, all under one roof. Shop through a wide selection of stores covering home and décor, fashion, beauty and health to all things kids, tech, as well as indulgent treats. They also house the Crest Aquarium, to entertain and educate visitors on ocean life and the effects of littering. The Food Court boasts a wide variety of cuisines perfect for on-the-go or sit-down.
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Situated in one of the trendiest business nodes in the country, Rosebank Mall offers a world-class shopping and entertainment experience for local shoppers, residents and international guests. The four-storey centre boasts stylish stores ranging from fashion and accessory outlets, delightful gourmet dining venues, a Cinema Nouveau and a rooftop Sunday Market. Anchor stores include Edgars, Clicks, Pick ‘n Pay, Dis-Chem and Woolworths. Shoppers will also enjoy ample parking space, as well as easy access to the facility thanks to the Gautrain on Oxford Road, that’s a mere one-minute walk from the centre.
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Imagine a place where the best international brands and everyday leisure and entertainment meet. A place rich in Afro-cosmopolitan glamour, with a distinctly South African flair. This is Sandton City. With over 300 local and international retailers, this retail destination is a must-visit for both fashionistas and foodies. It is no secret that people from across the country and the continent see this mall as the epitome of shopping in the suburb of Sandton.
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The destinations named here are just a few of the amazing options the city has to offer! Click here to view more within Joburg’s various suburbs in the East, West, South, North and Central.
In the last decade or so the west rand has started showing promise within the retail space. With the addition of the upmarket Clearwater Mall in Roodepoort, the upgrades to Westgate and the completion of Cradlestone Mall in Krugersdorp, the west has become a prime location when it comes to shopping in Johannesburg.
Situated on Hendrik Potgieter Road in Strubens Valley, Clearwater Mall is a destination for the whole family filled with world-class shopping, excellent entertainment and several upmarket restaurants. The mall brags with top anchor tenants such as Pick n Pay and Woolworths as well all major banking outlets. The Food court is covered by a retractable roof which is opened on sunny days, making for alfresco dining.
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Westgate Shopping Centre is a large, conveniently-located and family-friendly mall. It is ideally located along major and public transit routes. Furthermore, the high level of accessibility offered to disabled or mobility-impaired customers makes the Westgate an ideal mall for all.
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Cradlestone Mall is an architectural masterpiece, comprising two main retail levels, a third food court level and over 4 000 parking bays. Optimally situated on the corner of a busy intersection –the N14 Highway and Hendrik Potgieter Road – and in close proximity to the world heritage site, The Cradle of Human Kind, Cradlestone provides a convenient and enjoyable shopping experience.
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When it comes to shopping in Johannesburg, the Jozi CBD takes the cake. The area boasts amazing small scale vendors, incredible fashion boutiques and even a mall or two. But instead of telling you all about it, why don’t we show you! Let’s jump right into it!
Once the tallest skyscraper in Africa, the Carlton Centre’s base is home to many stores. 180 shops, including retail and fast food outlets, provides a great vibe for any visitor to the area.
Situated next to the Market Theatre, the Newtown Junction Mall is a huge shopping complex that offers a wide range of stores, from Foschini, Identity, Mr Price and Bogart to American Swiss, Edgars, Sportscene and more. After a spot of retail therapy, you can head to their Ster-Kinekor cinema to catch a film, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurant options, or work out at the Planet Fitness gym on-site. Not forgetting the food court that offers you a wide range of franchise restaurants.
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Situated in Fordsburg, Oriental Plaza boasts with 360 stores There are shops for hardware, home décor accessories, jewellery, clothing, novelty items, gifts, upholstery, wedding accessories, leather, cosmetics, and luggage, amongst many others. There are also a number of restaurants that offer traditional Indian and South African meals, as well as a number of fast-food outlets.
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Often punted as Eastgate Shopping Centre’s biggest rival, Bedford Centre is a favourite shopping destination for Bedfordview locals. While smaller than its sister mall, Bedford Centre is home to a number of popular fashion stores. With its family-friendly atmosphere and European-inspired restaurant square, this is the place to go for a good dose of retail therapy. Bring the kids along to Jump Gravity while you browse around the Centre for your next fashion buy.
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East Rand Mall
Close to O.R. Tambo International Airport, East Rand Mall takes full advantage of the prime position of this area and offers a variety of restaurants, boutiques, chain stores and franchises to appeal to the tastes and needs of the full spectrum of shoppers. Being less than 10 kilometres from the airport only adds to its appeal. In addition to boasting the largest Pick ‘n Pay Hypermarket in the country, East Rand Mall is also home to around 175 other stores. Popular clothing chains include Woolworths, Edgars, Truworths, Mr Price, Milady’s, Uzzi, Big Blue, Legit, Guess, and Cotton On.
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Bedfordview is home to one of the oldest and largest malls in the city. Eastgate Shopping Centre was constructed in 1979 to offer the suburb’s residents a wide variety of retail options at the foot of their doorsteps. The Centre now brings in shoppers from neighbouring suburbs too, such as Kensington, Bruma and Cyrildene. With over 300 stores, Eastgate Shopping Centre is a mecca for all things retail. Stop by to explore the Centre’s fashion offerings, its expansive food court and a ton of fun activities for the kids.
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The magnificent south of Johannesburg is an exciting space right now! In recent years the new middle class have sprawled up here, and with that followed a list of retail developments, especially towards Soweto and the likes. Without further ado, let’s show you what shopping in Johannesburg South is all about.
With its opening in 1990, Southgate Mall has been a shopper’s delight and a half. Situated in Johannesburg South, the mall offers both convenience and indulgence. Whether you are running errands or want to spoil yourself, we make every visit a treat.
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Good old Soweto is home to the Maponya Mall, which is one of the most popular destinations when going shopping in Johannesburg. In addition to the Virgin Active gym in the mall, there are a number of other speciality stores and features that set it apart. These include dry cleaners, Seeff Properties, a tattoo parlour, and arts and crafts suppliers.
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Opened in late 2006, Jabulani Mall has since satisfied the palate of the Soweto shopper through offering a variety of national shoe and fashion outlets that cater to each individual’s taste. The Mall hosts 109 stores and is the home to the only Game store in Soweto. Also known as the peoples’ mall, Jabulani Mall offers a food court with fast food favourites and sit in restaurants. Jabulani Mall is an excellent point of interest when it comes to shopping in Soweto.
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From top to bottom, the great city of Johannesburg is lined with top factory stores. Whether you’re looking for a deal on an iPhone or a new livingroom set, we’ve got the store for you! Besides, it’d be silly to shy away from a bargain, and getting that extra bang for your buck is totally worth it.
Shopping Within Particular Suburbs
Visiting a particular suburb in the city and wonder where to shop? Click on your suburb of interest below to view what retail options await: