Whether you’re a weekend window shopper or full on shopaholic, there are enough malls in South Africa to keep you busy and get you all excited.

Here’s a look at the top five best malls in South Africa:

Menlyn Park – Pretoria

Menlyn, as it is affectionately known, describes itself as Africa’s most unique shopping experience. And if it’s not completely spot on, it might be very close to the truth. Menlyn is situated in Pretoria and is officially the biggest shopping mall in Africa after its recent R2.5 billion redevelopment. This world-class mall boasts a unique design and is home to a large base of international brands and anchor flagship stores. It’s situated in the popular Menlyn node, known for its wealthy clientele.

Sandton City – Johannesburg

Sandton City is located in what is known as Africa’s richest square mile: Sandton. This affluent Johannesburg suburb is home to one of Africa’s leading and most prestigious malls. This one-of-a-kind fashion and leisure mall offers only the very best in local and international brands located across more than 300 shops. It truly offers international shopping with a South African flair.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping – Umhlanga

If you’re looking for the ultimate in fashion, dining and entertainment on the KZN coast, then the Gateway Theatre of Shopping is the place to be. With over 390 stores and 70 eateries, even the most discerning taste will be satisfied. Gateway offers the best in local and international retailers in Durban. Never mind the beautiful beaches, make sure you stop at Gateway the next time you’re in KZN.

Canal Walk – Cape Town

Cape Town’s got the beaches, the sea, the views and the mountain… but what about the mall? Canal Walk is definitely one of the five best malls in South Africa because it manages to successfully merge the world’s most desirable brands with shopping convenience, entertainment and lifestyle. This mall, located in the Western Cape province’s Century City, has truly become a multi-visit tourist destination. It has over 400 retailers including a Trading Post and Market Lane. If it’s opulence you’re after, get down to Canal Walk.

Mall of Africa – Waterfall City

The largest shopping mall ever built in a single phase in SA is located in Waterfall City – ideally located in the middle of Johannesburg and Pretoria. It consists of over 130 000 m² of retail space and has every reason to pride itself on its vast array of both local and international brands. They say you haven’t experienced shopping in Africa, if you haven’t experienced shopping at the Mall of Africa.

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