The Wilds is a 16 hectare nature reserve nestled on the border between Killarney and Upper Houghton. Opened to the public in the 1930s, this serene landscape of koppies, foot trails and natural waterfalls is a wonder to behold. However its reputation came under fire in the early 2000s as the park became heavily overgrown. Many runners, hikers and tourists kept a firm distance from the park, frightened by rumours of rampant crime. The fate of The Wilds seemed equal to many other inner city parks until one man stepped up to make a change. Artist James Delaney set out to clear out The Wilds, determined to bring this lush area back to life and to restore its reputation to its former glory.

Photo sourced from Friends of The Wilds on Facebook.

The Wilds revitalised 

Between 2013 to 2018, Delaney and a group of volunteers tirelessly worked to clean up the park. They removed tons of overgrown plant life in this time, opening up the foot trails and hiking paths to eager explorers. Delaney and his team have maintained the indigenous flora here too, celebrating its history and meaning as one of the city's best preserved nature parks. An array of indigenous plants and flowers bloom here year round, including the glorious red aloes that peak their heads over the koppies come wintertime.

When Johannesburg Consolodated Investment Company developed the suburb of Houghton in the 1920s, they left the area now known as The Wilds untouched. Then in 1936 the Empire Exhibition came to town in celebration of Johannesburg's jubilee. After the exhibition thousands of indigenous plants were donated to develop The Wilds as a park. Delaney believes that this spirit of public intervention is vital to keeping The Wilds thriving. He hosts monthly clean ups with community volunteers to keep the park in top condition. So far they've managed to clean up most of the overgrown western section of The Wilds. With their sights set on the eastern section next, Delaney and his volunteers show no signs of slowing down.

It is this spirit of community that led to the Delaney's Mandela Day Project at The Wilds. In July 2017, Delaney undertook a massive art project to bring back visitors to The Wilds. He had noticed that despite his years of dedication to cleaning up the park, people were still nervous to visit it. In response, he created 67 owl sculptures to be displayed around The Wilds. These owls were hung high in the forests of the reserve, acting as a draw card for tourists and local nature enthusiasts. But Delaney didn't stop there. He has continued the project, crafting an array of critters to decorate the park. On your next visit to the park see how many sculpted owls, bush babies, monkeys and buck you can spot on your walkabouts.

The Wilds

James Delaney and his dog Pablo pose with one of his sculptures at The Wilds. Photo sourced from Friends of The Wilds on Facebook.

Other attractions at The Wilds:

Level 3 lockdown restrictions

Under level 3 lockdown restrictions, The Wilds remains closed to the public. Follow Friends of The Wilds on Facebook to keep up to date with opening dates and Delaney's community clean up initiatives at the park.

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The main entrance to the reserve is located on Houghton Drive.

Have you visited The Wilds? Let us know about your experience in the comments below! 

As we progress through lockdown level 4 and hopefully get downgraded to lockdown level 3 by 01 June 2020, Killarney Mall's stores are reopening to resume trading and supplying their customers with everything they need during the lockdown period. To find out which stores are open and operating and their trading hours, keep reading to find out more.

Click here to find more malls in Joburg who are open and operating during the lockdown.

Safety Precautions In Place at Killarney Mall

Killarney Mall have, where possible, put additional measures in place to enhance cleaning and hygiene protocols within the centre to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The frequency of cleaning the bathrooms and all surfaces in the mall has been increased.

The cleaning team have been issued the necessary equipment.

Soap dispensers in the bathrooms are accessible and available.

Standard personal hygiene and COVID-19 information will be readily available in the mall.

All events and in mall activations have been postponed until further notice.

Hand sanitiser stations will be available at all the mall entrances, as well as at the office tower entrance.

Following these additional safety measures, access to the medical suites from the inside of the mall will be closed. To access the medical suites, use the entrance from the Pick ‘n Pay upper-level parking.

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Groceries & Services


*Please note: Ordering from the above restaurants is exclusively via UberEats and MrD apps. 


Health, Wellness & Beauty

Homeware & Electronics



Bank Services

For More Information

For more information about Killarney Mall, visit

You can also contact them on 011 646 4657 or [email protected].

Also, follow and like them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to-date with the latest news, information, updates, offers and more.

Please note: this list of stores open and operating at Killarney Mall was correct at the time of writing (May 2020). Opening hours and stores operating are subject to change. 

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Spice up your home with all the hidden gems at Killarney Mall. This is a great chance for you to become your own interior designer. You can find everything you need to get started. From the kitchen to the bedroom, they've got you covered.

If you are looking for inspiration and some ideas on how you can warm up your home, Killarney Mall has all the homeware stores you need to spruce up your interiors.

Let's take a look at these amazing stores to help you on your journey to finding your signature homeware look.

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Adding a modern touch to your interior begins with @home. Here, you can find multipurpose items to spruce up your home. They even have everything you need to do a full revamp.

@home pride themselves in providing quality and unique products. It is a great place to get creative, to mix and match and define a signature look that you want to add to your home.

They have all you need to make your interior and exterior statements, so pay them a visit.

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Sheet Street

Despite the name, Sheet Street offers more than just sheets. They have everything you may need to revamp your home.

With the help of Sheet Street, you can transform your bedroom and brighten up your living room with a splash of colour. Whether you want to focus on the living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or study, this is your go-to home décor store.

Sheet Street offers a range of products that add character to your home.

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Le Creuset

If you're looking to upgrade your kitchen then Le Creuset is the store for you.

They bring creativity in kitchenware to whole new level. This store is popular for their colourful and high quality products. If you don't really like cooking, these products are just what you need to get motivated.

Le Creuset specialises in pots, casseroles dishes and kitchen accessories that make your life easier.

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Carrol Boyes

Any lover of art will love Carrol Boyes.

They offer create pieces that standout and make a statement, something that everyone who walks into your home will marvel over.

Stop by to spruce up your home with a bit of colour, creativity, spontaneity and beautiful finishes.

What is your favourite homeware store at Killarney Mall? Let us know in the comments section below!

Here are some quick home revamps to enhance your space.

Who Are The Thembelenkosini Care Givers?

Born and raised in Soweto, founder Ms. Witness Khosi Ntshangase, has worked tirelessly to enhance the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through the Thembelenkosini Care Givers Centre. She does this by bringing positive change to her community, which was an inspiration from her late father, Thembelenkosini. His love for his community and his compassion for the disadvantaged truly inspired her to establish this foundation, which is why the centre is named in his honour. Their mission is to physically, emotionally, creatively, and intellectually enhance the lives of children in the community of Senaoane, Soweto.

Killarney Mall's Stationery Drive Mission

Do you accept this mission?

From now until 31 January 2020, Killarney Mall will be collecting stationery, (dried, non-perishable) food and clothing to assist in the financial and educational development of Thembelenkosini Care Givers Centre. If you value education as much as Killarney Mall does, you will be able to find the donation box placed outside of Pick 'n Pay. If your donation is too large, take it to Centre Management at the Office Towers. Any and all donations will be appreciated. For more information, click here.

Killarney Mall Stationery Drive

When Is It?

Friday, 03 January 2020 - Friday, 31 January 2020.

Where Is It?

Killarney Mall, 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg.

For More Information

For more information about Killarney Mall's 2020 Stationery Drive, visit

You can also contact them on 011 646 4657 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news, events and offers.

What Is It?

The festive season is just around the corner! With only a few weeks to go until Christmas, there’s so much that needs to be done to prepare for the most magical day of the year! And to put a little jingle in your step, Killarney Mall has an array of fun-filled entertainment and festive activities between 02 – 13 December 2019, perfect for the whole family.

Fun For The Kids

Kids entertainment will delight children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old, between 11:00 and 14:00. From face painting to arts and crafts, there'll be plenty to keep the little ones busy while the parents go shopping for everything that they will need over the festive period.

Stand The Chance Of Winning!

When you shop with Killarney Mall between 02 – 13 December 2019 and spend R250 or more, you can stand the chance of winning your share of R46 000 in prizes! All you have to do is attach your till slip from any of their stores to an entry form from any of the entry points located around the mall, pop it in the box, and you're entered! And as for the prizes, you can expect to potentially win hampers sponsored by Huawei, Killarney Mall shopping vouchers sponsored by UBIK Home, and even a round of golf at the premium exclusive Houghton Country Club.

Visit The Festive Food Market

Looking for something unique to buy as gifts for your loved ones? The Festive Foodie Market will be taking place between 06 – 07 December 2019. Whether you’re looking for Christmas cakes, delicious treats or local artisan handmade gifts, there'll be over 50 vendors for you to choose from. The market will be taking place between 10:00 and 15:00 daily.

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'Tis The Season Of Giving

Over the festive season, Killarney Mall love to give back to the community. This year, they are hosting a food drive to give back to those in need at Nazareth’s Care based in Yeoville. The food drive is aimed at getting as many donations as possible toward this NPO and its residents in the form of tinned food, non-perishables and clothing. Give the gift of giving this festive season with Killarney Mall!

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When Is It?

All festive activities will take place between Monday, 02 December 2019 – Friday, 13 December 2019.

Where Is It?

Killarney Mall, 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entry is FREE, but take cash along with you for parking.

For More Information

For more information, visit or call them on 011 646 4657.

Don't forget to like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest events, news, offers and more.

WIN With Killarney Mall!

They will have live screenings of the rugby games in partnership with African Bank and Totalsports. Visit Killarney Mall and showcase your green and gold during the South Africa's games which will be held on 28 September, 04 October and 08 October in their Rugby fan park shop #106, situated next to AZUR and opposite the Information Desk.

Plus, you could win some 2019 RWC merch! Enter the Killarney Mall Rugga competition:

Want to win one of 20 branded 2019 Rugby World Cup rugby balls?

It is as easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Like their Facebook page.
  2. Sign up to their newsletter.
  3. Comment on their post who you think will win the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

And just like that, you're in!

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Where Is It?

Killarney Mall, 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg.

For More Information

For more information, visit

You can also contact them on 011 646 4657 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow and like them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What Is It?

You don't have to wait for April for your Easter treat, Killarney Mall has got your chocoholic desires covered at their decadent Chocolate Fair.

Make it a family activity by experiencing all things chocolate including everyone’s favourites - Easter eggs and Easter bunnies. Take the family, colleagues and friends and get ready to unleash your inner chocoholic on Saturday the 28th of March 2020 at their FIRST-EVER chocolate fair from 10:00 to 17:00.

Imagine chocolate fountains, milkshakes, crêpe, waffles, ganache cakes, popcorn, churros, chocolate wine and vegan chocolate.

If chocolate is not your thing, they'll still have all of your Final Friday Foodie market stall favourites from Nana’s Kitchen, Sharon’s Delights, Contessa’s Greek cuisine and Nosheen’s traditional Pakistani dishes.

Do not miss the SASKO brand activation by Wimpy, where Sasko Sam will make a guest appearance for the kiddies from 12:00 to 13:00.

killarney mall final friday foodie market poster with chocolate treats

When Is It?

Saturday, 28 March 2020 from 10:00 to 17:00.

Where Is It?

Killarney Mall, 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the market is FREE, just remember to take cash for parking and nibbles.

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The Whippet

Head to this trendy spot in Linden for a tasty breakfast, brunch or lunch – best enjoyed while basking in the spring and summertime sun rays. Plus, you can indulge in some people watching – you never know who’ll walk past on Linden’s bustling streets. The Whippet is one of our favourite outdoor restaurants in Linden.

If you’re a coffee aficionado, The Whippet will have you coming back for more! The traditional options are all on the menu, but why not opt for something a bit different, like the Double Chocolate Cold Whippeccino… picture blended rich chocolate, milk and a shot of espresso. How about that, coupled with tasty Eggs Florentine, a Baked Bean Breakfast or the Whippet Burger? Those are some perfect combos waiting to happen.

Details: Corner 7th Street and 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg | 011 782 7310

Higher Ground

Situated on the grounds of St Stithians College, Higher Ground Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy some sundowners with friends after a long day at the office or for an intimate dinner. Take in the beautiful sights of our lovely city from their deck or terrace area during the warmer hours of the day or sit inside by one of their two fireplaces (one in the bar and the other in the restaurant) to keep the chills away as the night rolls in.

Details: 40 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton, 2060 | 011 024 3433

Throbbing Strawberry

Soak up the sun in Douglasdale! With a great outdoor deck with huge umbrellas for hot summer days, Throbbing Strawberry is one of the best outdoor restaurants in Johannesburg. Go for great draught beers, sushi in the suburbs, pizzas and an all-round good time.

Details: Douglasdale, Johannesburg, 2191 | 011 704 6982

Al Fiume

Situated on the banks of the Hennops River, Al Fiume’s shady wooden deck surrounded by beautiful scenery, and the soothing sounds of the flowing river, is the perfect spot to relax and sip on a glass of wine. It's a good place to enjoy a day out with family, friends, or for a romantic date with that special someone but, really, Al Fiume is ideal for any occasion.

Details: No. 18, R511, Hennops River, Pretoria |o79 886 9827 or 079 531 3725

Outdoor Restaurants

Doppio Zero Greenside

One of our favourite close-to-town outdoor restaurants can be found in Greenside. If you're looking for a good place to have a meal in the open, try Doppio Zero in Greenside. With freshly baked croissants, muffins, ciabattas, and other bread, and delicious pizzas and pasta, you won’t be stuck with what to order. Enjoy summer in the city under shaded tables with a cocktail or a delicious glass of wine.

Details: Corner Barry Hertzog and Gleneagles Road, Greenside, Johannesburg | Tel: 011 646 8740

Salvation Cafe

For any occasion, be it breakfast, birthday celebration, anniversary party, or wedding, pay Salvation Cafe a visit. On those hot summer days, sit outside on the patio under the olive trees for shade, and enjoy something delicious from their daily specials board. For breakfast, try something from their selection of sweet, savoury, and healthy breakfasts, or choose one of their salads or sandwiches for lunch.

Details: 44 Stanley Avenue East, Milpark, Johannesburg | Tel: 011 482 7795

Outdoor Restaurants

KCC La Vie En Rose

If you find ourself out and about and looking for outdoor restaurants in Johannesburg, head to Killarney. Sit in the stunning garden and eat whatever your heart desires! The menu at KCC La Vie En Rose covers pretty much everything, so expect to find menu items like decadent waffles and scones to scrambled eggs, signature burgers, hearty pasta, and more! Dine-in nature at this gem of a restaurant.

Details: Killarney Country Club, 60 5th Street, Killarney, Johannesburg| 011 268 6144

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Visit Killarney Mall This Festive Season

It's time to get your Christmas shopping done! Head to Killarney Mall and you'll be able to find everything you're looking for in one place. With a wide variety of stores and an even wider array of beautiful products and inspired choices, Killarney Mall makes gift shopping a breeze. And this festive season, they'll be offering a chance to win some amazing prizes plus there's a beautiful market packed with stunning Christmas gifts and delicious food.

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Prizes Galore

This festive season, they're doing something extra special for their loyal customers - 12 Days of Giveaways! From 01 - 12 December 2018, shoppers will stand the chance of winning their share of R60 000 in prizes! All you have to do is spend R200 or more, submit your slip and entry form at Killarney Mall and you're in the draw. And to increase your chances of winning some fabulous prizes, head to social media, find their Countdown Advent Calendar, and start tagging them in your selfies with your entry by the Food Court. It's as easy as that. Keep an eye on their Facebook page as winners will be announced daily.

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Feasting & Fun

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and to celebrate, Killarney Mall is bringing you their cheerful and delicious Festive & Foodie Market. On Friday, 07 December 2018 from 10:00 - 15:00, shop to your heart's content, sample and indulge in delicious bites and treats, grab a refreshing drink and enjoy in-centre entertainment ideal for the whole family.

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For More Information 

For more information about Killarney Mall and their 12 Days of Giveaways and delicious market, visit, contact them on 011 646 4657 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Roving Bantu Kitchen

The upbeat and infectious vibe at the Roving Bantu Kitchen epitomises summer, and its food reflects the warm season too. Hearty soul food fills the menu with South African faves — from koeksisters to samp, beans and morogo. If South African summer dining is what you’re after, the Roving Bantu Kitchen is the place to be!

Baha Taco Restaurant

California dreaming? Be sure to give Baha Taco Restaurant a try. Not only will their delicious food transport you to Baja, California, it will also send you into a scrumptious food coma. Traditionally prepared and spiced, their nachos, quesadillas and tacos have become local legend! If you’re in the mood for delicious Mexican-esque food, make your way to Baha Taco for a meal that you are sure to remember. Overlooking the lifestyle hub of The Leonardo building, AURUM Restaurant offers more than just a culinary journey but caters to a variety of patrons and experiences. With a pool to swim in and dine around, a supervised kids’ play area, a sundowner spot at Octo Bar, a fully stocked wine library, and the adjacent Legacy Balance spa, it is a unique spot for guests to experience AURUM Restaurant in multiple ways.

Aurum Restaurant

With its beautiful terrace and raised bar,  Aurum Restaurant is the perfect spot to soak up the sun while enjoying the Sandton skyline. Some of the key dishes to look forward to including a beetroot starter with the superb use of artisanal Stracciatella cheese, Prawn Risotto, wonderfully light yet full of flavour, and the Ricotta Gnocchi, a bowl filled with timeless deliciousness. Overlooking the lifestyle hub of The Leonardo building, Aurum Restaurant offers more than just a culinary journey but caters to a variety of patrons and experiences. With a pool to swim in and dine around, a supervised kids’ play area, a sundowner spot at Octo Bar, a fully stocked wine library, and the adjacent Legacy Balance spa, it is a unique spot for guests to experience AURUM Restaurant in multiple ways.

Summer dining

Ferguson’s 5th Floor

A rooftop breakfast. Doesn't that sound like the perfect summer dining experience? Ferguson’s offers up a colourful harvest table and a brilliant breakfast. Dining here is affordable, simple and delicious — a winning formula. Had a rough night? Then the morning breeze, perfectly roasted coffee and The Hangover (toasted egg, bacon, tomato, chili, mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan) is sure to make you feel good as new.

Olive and Plates

Olive and Plates is the ultimate eatery for summer fine dining. The dining room is lit with natural light coming in from the huge window overlooking the summer greenery. Their menu features items that are perfect for summer dinings like the Falafel and Lemon Tahini salad and their Mediterranean sesame-crusted feta. Situated inside Hyde Park Corner's Exclusive Books, Olive And Plates offers a beautiful view of the northern suburbs.

KCC La Vie en Rose

If there was ever a restaurant that was made for summer, it's La Vie en Rose. This place has a menu fitted for summer dining on the lawn in a 60's dress with the girls. We are talking high teas and canapé's for events and an a la carte menu filled with light meals for dining out. The setting compromises pristine white linen on the patio under the shady trees. This is the epitome of summer love.

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Considered one of the city's most established shopping centres, Killarney Mall is just the place for all of youor shopping needs. Centrally located within in the heart of the prestigious areas of Houghton, Westcliff and The Parks, they offer their visitors convenience and an exceptional shopping experience, the latest products and trends, as well as the perfect place to dine out and spend time with your loved ones. Here, you can get your weekly grocery shopping done at their fully stocked anchors – Pick n Pay and Woolworths – or treat yourself to a well-deserve pamper session at one of their beauty specials – such as Perfect 10 or Sorbet. They also have a banking hall, healthcare professionals, a state-of-the-art cinema and an array of restaurants that cater to their Halaal visitors.

For more malls in Johannesburg, click here to take a look at our shopping guide to the city!

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Visit Killarney Mall and shop until you drop! This shopping centre offers shoppers a wide selection of stores, ranging from your everyday essentials, the latest fashion, footwear and lovely accessories to the coolest high tech gadgets, spoils for the kids and even stunning décor and furniture to spruce up your living space. You can find it all here! Wondering what stores and brands you can expect at Killarney Mall? To name a few, you can shop up a storm at store such as @Home, Le Creuset, Cape Union Mart, Exclusive Books, Mr Price, Polly Potter's Toy Store, Rage, The Body Shop, The Crazy Store and Truworths. Be sure to pay them a visit to see what other brands and stores they have ready and waiting for you!

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When it comes to dining at Killarney Mall, they truly do cater well to their visitors while also offering a variety of cuisines. For a fantastic way to start your day, stop by Mugg & Bean for one of their legendary breakfasts along with a hot cup of coffee. For lunch, visit Europa for some hearty Italian that's sure to hit the spot. And for dinner with family and friends, Ocean Basket and its flavourful Mediterranean offering will certainly delight the taste buds. Other restaurant you can explore include Sausage Saloon, Simply Asia, Wimpy, Akhalwaya's Fast Foods, Del Forno, Mi Vami, and Woolworths Café. Also, a lot of their restaurants do cater to their Halaal visitors.

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For the latest blockbusters on the big screen, be sure to visit Killarney Mall's CineCentre on the lower level. You're sure to find just the movie, no matter what you're in the mood for. The little ones will thoroughly enjoy the new animation movies on circuit, while dad will be on the edge of his seat watching an adrenaline-packed action film. And as for mom, there's sure to be a rom-com or heartwarming drama that's sure to leave one feeling moved and inspired. There's definitely something for everyone to enjoy. For the latest movies on circuit at Killarney Mall or to book your tickets, visit

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Killarney Mall offers their visitors a wide range of services complete with exceptional service. For healthcare, book an appointment to visit their Medical Suites that houses various doctors such as General Practitioners, Dentists, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists. They also offer commercial office spaces at their three-floor Office Towers. If you need assistance, information or would like to purchase a Killarney Mall gift card, visit their friendly Info Desk, located on the upper level opposite Woolworths. And for all of your banking and financial needs, make your way to the lower level banking hall where you'll find Absa, Bidvest, Capitec, FNB, Nedbank, Standard Bank and Tower Bureau De Change.

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Accessible from Riviera Road and Killarney Road, Killarney Mall offers visitors over 1 000 secure parking bays. Their parking ticket dispensers are touchless and will auto-issue parking tickets to each approaching vehicle. After you've done everything you wanted to do at Killarney Mall, you can make payment at the pay stations located at all mall entry points. The pay stations have been enabled with a Tap-n-Go function, allowing shoppers to use their credit and debit cards for a contactless and touchfree parking payment. Click here to view Killarney Mall's parking rates.

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Click here for further trading hour details regarding banks, Woolworths and Pick n Pay.

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Contact Details


Tel: 061 196 2906

Email: [email protected]

Address: 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg.

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Level Four At 54 On Bath

Not only is Level Four in Rosebank an upmarket and snazzy restaurant to visit if you're looking to impress, but it also offers a delectable Afternoon Tea served daily from 14:30 - 17:00. This lovely little 'time-out' offers you a choice of English tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones, moreish pastries and premium tea leaves. Take your pick from the Traditional Afternoon Tea - R290* per person, the Royal Afternoon Tea - R360* per person or Cocktail Afternoon Tea (includes an alcoholic cocktail infused with tea) - R395 per person, complete with a glass of Champagne Afternoon Tea - (includes a glass of Perriet Jouet Champagne) - R420 per person.

Details: Click here [email protected] | 011 344 8500 or 011 344 8442 | 54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

KCC La Vie & Rose

If you happen to be in the area, make sure you make a stop at La Vie & Rose for a spot of tea and some delicious food. Choose between sitting indoors or outside in the lovely garden. And if it's a little chilly, not a problem, they provide warm and toasty blankets for the tables. As for high tea, there are two set menus to choose from. There are far too many delicious goodies to mention here, so click here if you want to suss it out for yourself. But the general details are as follows: cost for either menu is R260* per person; it's all buffet style; each person indulges in 11 pieces each (four sweet & seven savoury OR six sweet and five savoury depending on which menu you selected).

Details: Click here[email protected] | 011 268 6144 | 60 5th Street, Killarney Country Club, Killarney, Johannesburg.

High Tea

The Piano Lounge At The Saxon Hotel

For an afternoon of sophistication and delicious delicacies, book a lovely morning tea (Monday to Saturday 09:30 to 11:30) or afternoon tea (Monday to Sunday 14:00 to 16:00) for yourself and/or your friends at the Piano Lounge at the Saxon. Treat yourself to sweet and savoury handcrafted delights from light and fluffy scones to an assortment of pastries and cakes, and learn what the true meaning of what high tea is. This is the perfect way to enjoy a well-deserved break or to hang out with the girls. The cost is as follows: Sunday to Friday - R465* per person; Saturday morning - R465* per person; Saturday afternoon - R520* per person; all complete with the accompaniment of their live pianist. Click here for more information.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 292 6000 | 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg.

The Patisserie

Pretty in pink and white stripes, quaint and cosy, The Patisseriein Illovo is the perfect place for a decadent high tea with your girlfriends. They have a wide variety of sweet and savoury snack options, as well as various hot drinks, juices and teas. An absolute MUST while you're there are their macaroons and red velvet cupcakes, they're to die for, we kid you not! This is the best spot to be if you're looking to spoil yourself with indulgent cakes, iced treats, cupcakes and the deliciously light Mille Feuille. Yum!

Details: Click here[email protected] | 011 268 0022 or 011 268 0044 | Post Office Centre, 30 Rudd Road, Illovo, Sandton, Johannesburg.

High Tea

Belle's Patisserie 

This one is a given! Whether you're looking to set up your own high tea at home for your loved ones or want to indulge in all things sweet and savoury in store, Belle's Patisserie has everything you need. Their high tea menu options are completely customisable, offering everything from decadent pastries and savoury treats to dainty finger sandwiches and, of course, their freshly baked scones served with clotted cream. We absolutely adore their cupcakes, especially the red velvet ones! If this sounds like your cup of tea, contact them to find out more.

Details: Click here[email protected] | Blubird: 063 685 0896 OR Sandton: 082 968 5389 | Blubird: Blubird Shopping Centre, Corner Athol Oaklands Road and Fort Street, Birnam, Johannesburg| On-The-Go Sandton City: Outside Edgars on the lower level, Sandton City, Johannesburg.

Manor House Bistro at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

We love the sound of this classic high tea at the Manor House Bistro at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Not only do you get to enjoy a lovely classic high tea and savour ribbon sandwiches, traditional scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam, and an assortment of pastries served with your choice of tea or coffee, but you can also indulge in champagne or sparkling wine served by the glass. It makes us feel so classy! And best of all, you can pick either the morning or the afternoon tea depending on your busy schedule. They know how to make a girl feel special, so be sure to join in for a Women's Day High Tea in collaboration with L'Oréal, from 12:00 -17:00. At only R495* per person, this includes your welcome drink, all food and entertainment. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 808 7300 / 011 804 2540 / 072 764 2886 | 1 Alma Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Palazzo At Montecasino

When we say Montecasino, what comes to mind? Bird Gardens? The Piazza? The casino? All the food and exciting shows? Yes, Montecasino has everything you could ever possibly need to stay entertained, including a decadent high tea at the Palazzo Hotel! There's nothing more delightful than relaxing a little and enjoying a selection of your favourite delectable sweet and savoury treats. The chef’s delicious daily bakes includes a variety of cakes, assorted sandwiches, quiches and scones, all accompanied by freshly infused teas. The Palazzo's high tea is served from 14:00 to 17:00, any day of the week, at R285* per person. No need for a special occasion to indulge in a little afternoon tea delight. Booking and pre-payment is essential.

Details: Click here | 011 510 3000 | Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

The Silver Teaspoon Victorian Tea Room

Many special occasions call for a special high tea - baby showers, kitchen teas, birthdays, even just for lunch - and if you're looking for a unique place to celebrate, then you need to check out the Silver Teaspoon in Northcliff. This country-style garden venue will take you back in time to the Victorian era with all its antiques, crockery and decor. You can enjoy a spot of tea in the garden in the sun or you can take a seat in the tea room. They have a lovely collection of sweet and savoury treats (think pancakes, tarts, quiche, meringue pie and cheesecake, just to name a few). Make sure you call and book in advance in case there is an event already arranged.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 431 0108 | 266 Weltevreden Road, Northcliff, Johannesburg.


Plan an indulgent afternoon out with the girls at Contessa in Rivonia. Here, you and your ladies will get to enjoy a pot of exotic tea accompanied with a glorious selection of sweet and savoury goodies from their high tea menu. Who wouldn't love to spend the afternoon sipping on tea and tucking into mini quiches, sandwiches and red velvet cupcakes? We know we would! This high tea costs R169 per person and includes an individual pot of exotic tea (two cups) or a specialty coffee if you prefer. Please note that three days notice is required and a R80 deposit per person is requested to secure your booking.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 234 6641 | Corner Rivonia Boulevard & 11th, Rivonia, Johannesburg. 

The Tea Room at Crabtree & Evelyn

Whether you want a traditional afternoon tea or are planning something to mark some of life’s greatest moments (think stork parties and kitchen teas to birthday and kids' parties), the Tea Room offers you a delightful venue for just these occasions. Spoil yourself with delectable cupcakes, decadent cakes and sweet or savoury tartlets along with a relaxing cup of tea. And, if you just want to kick back, relax and delight your taste buds with a selection of confectionery and finger snacks, they serve their traditional English high tea too. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here | [email protected] | 011 467 3415 or 076 106 9174 | Shop 147, Design Quarter, William Nicol Drive, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Am.Biance at Marion on Nicol

For a classic high tea filled with indulgence, elegance and sophistication, Am.Biance at Marion on Nicol has it all. Delight your palate with divine sweet and savoury delights such as smoked salmon sandwiches, strawberries and cream, and the ever-indulgent chocolate truffles that'll leave you feeling satisfied. The high tea is available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays out on their stunning terrace. Booking is essential.

Details: Click here [email protected] | 011 783 7816 / 7239 | Corner Stirling and Hamilton Roads, Hurlingham, Johannesburg.

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