Level 3 Lockdown Update 

As the country entered level 3 lockdown on Monday, 01 June 2020, many businesses and trade sectors were allowed to reopen. As Eastgate Shopping Centre welcomes back more of their tenants and their loyal customers, stringent safety and hygiene measures will remain in place. This is to ensure the health and safety of all who visit the centre. Your cooperation and support is appreciated during this time.

Safety Precautions In Place At Eastgate Shopping Centre

There are various health and safety measures implemented across the centre, which include:

Eastgate Shopping Centre

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Trading Hours 

Under level 3 lockdown, Eastgate Shopping Centre will be extending its trading hours from 09:00 - 18:00 from Monday to Sunday. However, some tenants may be trading outside of these hours. Please see a list of stores trading with their relevant trading hours below:

Stores Open In Level 3 Lockdown

Eastgate Shopping Centre is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere and world-class fashion, beauty, retail and homeware offerings. Most of the centre's stores will be open in level 3 lockdown, apart from those not permitted to trade, such as hair salons, certain restaurants and tobacconists. Find the full list of stores not trading in level 3 lockdown at Eastgate Shopping Centre here.

Nevertheless, if you are in need of grocery essentials, winter clothing and bedding, cellular services, medicines or stationery for the kids, Eastgate Shopping Centre is the place to go.

Banking Services

Groceries & Fresh Produce

Restaurants (delivery only)

Clothing & Footwear 

Jewellery & Accessories 



Cellular & Gaming

Health & Beauty 

Gifts & Stationery 


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Parking Information

To further ensure your safety and convenience, Eastgate Shopping Centre parking will be free until further notice. Upon arrival the boom will automatically open and no ticket will be dispensed. When exiting the centre, proceed straight to the booms.

For More Information

Visit www.eastgateshops.com for more information. Also, follow Eastgate Shopping Centre on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for regular updates on their stores, trading hours and special offers.

Details: (Tel) +27 11 479 6000 | [email protected]

Evermore... And More, And More

Evermore is a factory supply shop located in Edenvale. Hidden between industrial parks, this mega-store cannot be beaten when it comes to value for money. You can find everything from party decorations, to wedding decor and even home and office furniture. This two-storey retail wonderland stretches on for what seems like a kilometre. A party shop maze, there is a never ending array of wallet-friendly knickknacks here. Make sure to visit on a day when you have nothing else planned! And, wear your good walking shoes because this is an adventure.

Party Time

Evermore is the home of party decor in Edenvale. In fact, they are so well stocked that people travel from all around Joburg just to get their hands on handmade piñatas, masks, party hats, balloons, confetti and funky wigs. If you are planning a baby shower, trust Evermore to have all you need to make it a success. With boys, girls and gender neutral props and decorations, this is the ideal place to kit out your celebration of new life. While most of their accessories are generic, there is so much here that you can easily customise a unique themed party of your own.

While Halloween has come and gone, there will always be a fancy dress party lurking around the corner. Rather than raid your closets for something to wear, visit Evermore. Think scary masks, animal masks, anime, kiddies costumes, adult get-ups and even ballerina tutus! Even the fussiest dresser is sure to find something to their liking here.


Need a few accessories to spruce up your costume? Evermore has row upon row of hair ties, cute clips, headbands and beaded jewellery. They also sell loose beads and tools for making your own special creations. Kiddies just adore this section of the store (apart from the toys, of course!) Bring them along if you dare.

Miscellaneous Magic

Evermore cannot be pinned down into one category. They are the true definition of miscellany - offering you all the things you never imagined you needed. If you are in desperate need of costume makeup or a few inexpensive cosmetics, get them here. Back to School stationery shopping? You can get that done here too. Artists will also love Evermore's range of craft products, including paintbrushes, acrylics, Styrofoam and DIY tools.

We could go on forever about everything that Evermore has to offer, but we'll skip right to the homeware aisles. Upstairs (yes, there is an upstairs), you can find super affordable house warming gifts. These may not be your state-of-the-art appliances, ceramics or ornaments, but you definitely can get more for your money here than at most homeware stores. They are the perfect starter items for a newlywed couple or young family.

Believe it or not, there is more! Evermore also stocks a wide range of high tech electronic gadgets, including Bluetooth speakers, VR glasses and a millennial's biggest pet peeve, the selfie stick. Shop at Evermore this coming festive season rather than endure the relentless dredge of hitting up your local mall. Naturally, the store does fill up quickly during this period, but the deals you will score are totally worth it. Plus, you can get all your shopping done in one fell swoop.

Bargain Deals

Don't let Evermore know that we told you this, but they often give customers huge discounts on their shopping. How it works is that you stick your hand into a mixed bag of numbers and draw out a card. Whichever number you draw is the amount you get off of your scattering of items! They also offer pensioner discounts, so take granny or grandpa along for extra luck.

For More Information

Visit their website for more information. You can also follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with their latest promotions.

Details: 59 Parkway South St, Longmeadow Business Estate, Edenvale, Gauteng | 011 608 1224 | [email protected]


Hamleys have been in the business of making the best quality toys for over 150 years! Their traditional board game sets are family must-haves, whether you are masters at chess, backgammon or good old snakes and ladders. These wooden board games can be treasured for years, as you watch the kiddies grow and learn. More of a puzzler than a chess master? This toy wonderland also has a variety of challenging puzzles to keep you and the kids busy. Featuring everything from the Tower of London, to Captain America and Peppa Pig, these brain tickling games are a must for young minds. Besides, who can resist the smell of a new puzzle? We can feel the itch to get sorting corners from middle pieces in our fingers already!

Hours of family fun awaits you, so get down to Hamleys as soon as possible. Click here for more information.

Polly Potter's

Polly Potter's Toy Store believe in doing things the good old way - from the way they run their business to the toys they sell, it's all very vintage-inspired. However, this doesn't mean that their toys are any less impressive. We adore their colourful block sets for toddlers. Teaching the little ones their numbers, letters and animal sounds has never been easier. Kids can also create their own worlds with wooden train sets, city building blocks and cooking utensils.

Polly Potter's are known for their educational toys. Featuring Crocodile Creek puzzles, Melissa and Doug games and arts & craft sets, this is your one stop artisan toy store.

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Truly Toys

Truly Toys supply leading educational toy brands to educators and parents. But, these toys are by no means boring. Fantasy play and make believe toys are a huge part of this brand's catalogue. Your little darling can play house with their very own wooden stove, sink and washing machine! Or, send them off to the 'shops' with a cute cash register and fruit scale.

Do you have a musician in the making living under your roof? Get them jamming along to their own beats with Truly Toys' range of percussion instruments. Rope in the whole family to make up a band - dad on drums, mom on maracas and kids having the most fun ever.

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Clever Little Monkey

Clever Little Monkey is South Africa's leading online retailer for kids decor, accessories and toys. They take all the hassle out of shopping for the kids by scouring malls and boutiques for all the best products just for you. Their toy range caters to babies, toddlers and kids over the age of seven. Featuring arts and crafts, learning and play categories on their website, Clever Little Monkey helps you all the way to handcrafted heaven.

Kids can play pretend while learning and growing with Clever Little Monkey's wooden and plushy toys. Let them have a ball outside in the fresh air scooting around on a Toby Balance Bike! This quirky bike is made from birch plywood with water-based varnish and high density foam and leather. And, it even has a cute cup holder, so your little speedster can take their sippy cup along for the ride.

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Toby Balance Bike

African Creative

African Creative source authentic, handcrafted original artworks, beaded designs and shweshwe designs from across the African continent. Their children's toy collection is one-of-a-kind. Featuring crocheted dolls and animal plush toys, The Big Five in beaded wire and awesome printed t-shirts. African Creative also proudly supports SANCCOB, a leading marine rescue programme. Get your kids a super cute SANCCOB stuffed African penguin from African Creative in support of their mission.

Let African Creative brighten up your baby's room with their range of prints. A caricature Hippo, Giraffe, Bunny, Blue Crane or Meerkat is sure to liven up your nursery with some African flair.

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Bella Poppelina

Bella Poppelina takes handcrafted to the next level. Each item is made to order and handmade with love by owner, Annabell. This crafty lady taught herself to sew, crochet and quilt as a child. Inspired by the Cape's fynbos, vintage curious and her garden, Annabell creates unique children's toys and accessories.

Bella Poppelina's line of heirloom dolls and toys are truly special. Crocheted woodland characters, ballerinas and teddy bears make up most of this line. We love their Little Fox - Woodland Friends. Made with 100% natural and organic cotton, these cute creatures take 1 - 2 weeks to make. However, they are well worth the wait, so order yours now.

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Greenbusters pride themselves on being the 'toy store with a difference'. Since 1998, they have imported only the finest quality toys from around the world. Bringing you the best learning and development games, Greenbusters is the ideal place to shop for handcrafted kids toys.

Check out Greenbusters' supply of Haba toys for babies and toddlers. Handcrafted wooden blocks, cars and rattles promote fine motor skills and early development. For older kids, there is the Melissa and Doug range - paper dolls, puzzles and crafty stamp sets will have them creating and learning for hours on end.

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Do you know of any other handcrafted kids toy stores in the city? Let us know about them!

The Great Yellow Brick Co is bringing South Africa’s first LEGO Certified Store to Sandton City, one of Africa's leading and most prestigious shopping centres, on 28 July 2018, following a multi-million-rand investment and exclusive deal with The LEGO Group.

The 179m2 Sandton City store is the first LEGO Certified Store on the African continent, with similar stores found in only 20 other countries in Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East and North America. The Great Yellow Brick Co will open additional certified stores throughout South Africa in the future, expanding its investment in its relationship with LEGO South Africa and creating up to 20 new jobs per store.

Lego Certified Store

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The Great Yellow Brick Co, founded by Robert Greenstein, Hayley Greenstein and Greg Bergh, will also be transferring the experience of a LEGO Certified Store into the online world, offering online shoppers in South Africa access to the most extensive LEGO range available in the region.

While LEGO products are available at franchise and independent toy retailers elsewhere in South Africa, The Great Yellow Brick Co is the first LEGO Certified Store in the country, signalling the Danish company’s recognition that South Africa is ready for a premium toy experience in an exclusively branded retail outlet.

LEGO Certified Stores are designed by The LEGO Group and adhere to store fit-out and experience guidelines stipulated by the Group to maintain its focus on playfulness and creative experiences, rather than on conventional retail principles. Created as experiential playgrounds for LEGO fans old and new, certified stores offer unique features not seen in independent retailers.

Lego Certified Store

“Sandton City is the perfect location for this flagship store. With the recent launch of Sandton City’s Fun District, a level dedicated to family entertainment, the introduction of a LEGO Store enhances the centre’s offering for children,” says Jonathan Sinden, Chief Operating Officer of Sandton City’s co-owners, Liberty Two Degrees.

Sinden adds, “Sandton City’s evolving tenant mix is in line with the global trends of premium international retail centres, and a LEGO® Certified Store aligns well with Liberty Two Degrees’ strategy of bringing global experiences to its existing clients, and to South Africa alike.”

The playful and personal retail environment aligns well with 2018 retail trends as well, which include product and experience personalisation, augmented reality and the popularity of carefully curated product ranges – all of which are key elements of a LEGO Certified Store. Importantly, while many adult fans of LEGO sets in particular have purchased their limited editions online, the assortment will be even bigger than the current LEGO offering in South Africa as they can now buy them directly from a certified local supplier.

Lego Certified Store

“I’ve always loved LEGO products, so I approached the company in 2014 to open a store similar to what I’d seen abroad, but at the time the brand felt that the local market wasn’t ready for a certified store in South Africa. However, The LEGO Group firmly believes in relationships, and we kept in touch until the time was right to explore the idea further. In 2016, we were given another opportunity to pitch for the contract,” says Robert Greenstein.

“South Africans have had decades-long love for LEGO sets and products, from children who learn the basics of construction, fine-motor skills or the sheer possibilities of the imagination, to adults who will go to extraordinary lengths to complete their themed collections,” says Kristian Imhof, Country Manager for The LEGO Group in South Africa. “We are excited that this dedicated store will give fans old and new the opportunity to continue building their LEGO world.”

The Great Yellow Brick Co has secured an ideal location in Sandton City on a stretch of the mall that is now home to several experiential stores. Found near the Food Court and the mall’s revamped cinema complex, the store is easily accessible for LEGO fans of all ages to drop in and browse, explore and play.

“We won the license to open LEGO Certified Stores because of our extensive retail experience, our understanding of retail trends, and the value we placed on nurturing our relationship with the parent company. The LEGO Group is still a family run business, even though it was named the world’s most powerful brand in 2017, and holds relationships and a sense of fun and play at its core. We aligned perfectly with this philosophy and look forward to helping South Africans build anything they want to with LEGO products, over and over again,” concludes Greenstein.

Follow The Great Yellow Brick Co’s Facebook page for updates on store opening dates, gift-with-purchase specials and special-edition releases.