Here’s a fun fact for you! Eastgate Shopping Centre has 2 000 free parking bays and 1 781 undercover bays! Another fun fact, it was also the country’s first ‘super-regional’ shopping centre when it first opened in 1979. The complex is central and easily accessible via the major motorways that criss-cross the great city of Johannesburg. And did you know that the compound crossed municipal borders? The mall fell under the City Of Johannesburg and the other half under the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. However, in 2013, the boundary was adjusted by the Municipal Demarcation Board to move Eastgate fully into Ekurhuleni.
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Thanks to its recent R300-million expansion, Eastgate is anchored by some of the biggest chain stores in the country. These include Foschini, Woolworths, Game, Checkers Hyper, and Ackermans. On top of these, the mall hosts a list of other well-known stores and up-and-coming boutiques that give you the widest range of goods and services. Shoes, accessories, jewellery, technology, appliances, perfume, and home décor are all part of the Eastgate experience. As evidence of its constant evolution, Eastgate introduced a high fashion quarter as well as an action wear zone. In total, this shopping centre is home to some 300 retail outlets. Eastgate Shopping Centre is recognised as a retail-leader in branded fashion trends and is known for having something for everyone. Eastgate Shopping Centre is the shopping and lifestyle hub with a prestigious diverse Tenant offering with over 300 stores.
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The many different restaurants at Eastgate include Mantovani’s, Piatto, Nando’s, Plaka, Primi Piatti, and Simply Asia. These showcase cuisine styles from all over the world, and are part of a vibey food court. It goes without saying – even though we’re mentioning it now! – that there is something for every palate under the sun, whether you’re craving firey chicken and chips or meze for three, you will find what you’re looking for here. Dining on the Piazza at Eastgate is an exciting way to leisure away time with friends and family. With a cosmopolitan list of restaurants, diners are set for a culinary expedition of note.
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Eastgate Mall Movies
Eastgate boasts South Africa’s largest movie exhibitor, Ster-Kinekor. The film house has a Prestige Lounge as well as an IMAX cinema and 3-D stages. Tickets are self-serviced and can be booked online as well. The concession stand offers a wide range of snacks to enjoy.
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Business and pleasure travel has never been simpler thanks to the conveniently located Garden Court Eastgate. Laying just 15 minutes from O.R. Tambo Johannesburg International Airport and within travelling distance to Johannesburg CBD, shopping centres, conference venues, and local business headquarters, the hotel is a preferred stopover for business travellers who need to stay on the go. With plenty else to offer alongside its prime location, it is easy to see why the hotel receives glowing reviews on the travel website TripAdvisor. Holidaymakers have a host of local attractions within easy reach.
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The staff at their Customer Services Desk, located on the lower level opposite CNA, are happy to help. You can also buy gift cards here. Eastgate boasts free Wi-Fi throughout the entire complex which is easily accessible via your smart devices and laptops. Eastgate also offers Zeelo, a luxury shuttle to and from Eastgate Shopping Centre and Sandton City daily. Purchase a Day Pass for once-off travel or a Travel Pass, which gives you access to a bundle of tickets at a reduced rate. Once your Travel Pass is purchased, you will be able to opt-in to your rides using your Pass, which can be found under ‘My Rides’ on the site.
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Eastgate Trading Hours
- Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 18:00 *
- Friday: 09:00 – 18:00 *
- Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00*
- Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00*
- Public Holidays: 09:00 – 18:00*
* Restaurants will trade later than 18:00.