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Temperatures over 40 degrees celsius are common in summer, so the Riverside Mall provides a cool refuge to escape the midday heat
Riverside Mall shopping centre is the perfect place to stock up before a visit to the famous Kruger National Park or one of the many game reserves in the wildlife-rich South African lowveld, or to browse around for gifts and souvenirs to take home.
As the biggest mall in the province, this Mpumalanga shopping mall is conveniently situated in the tourism hub of Mbombela (Nelspruit), on the main road to White River. The mall is home to more than 140 stores and 15 restaurants and coffee shops and is popular with local and international shoppers alike.
You will find virtually all the shops that the mega-malls in big cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town offer, from Pick 'n Pay supermarket to the clothes and exclusive foodstuffs on sale at Woolworths, a favourite for many South Africans. True to it's motto − It’s all at the Mall' − you will also be able to stock up on South African favourites like biltong, purchase a field guide to help you identify the birds and mammals you will see on your travels, or perhaps buy a spare memory card for you camera. You will also find clothing shops, souvenir stores, restaurants and fast food outlets at Riverside Mall shopping centre.
This shopping mall is cool and atmospheric inside, offering a merciful retreat from the hot African sun. This makes shopping here even more of a pleasure. Visitors who are staying over in or around the area can also watch movies at the mall, have a bit of fun in the gaming arcade, or enjoy a leisurely meal.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)13 757 0080.
How to get here
From the N4 coming from Johannesburg, turn left onto the R40 in the direction of White River/Witrivier and continue on this road for about 5km. The Riverside Mall shopping centre will be on your right.
Best time to visit
The mall is open from 9am-6pm (Monday-Saturday) and 9am-3pm (Sunday and public holidays).
Around the area
Mbombela (Nelspruit) is at the heart of the South African lowveld and forms the gateway for many safari destinations, including the world-famous Kruger National Park.
Riverside Mall has plenty of parking and pensioners park for free on Wednesdays.
What will it cost
You will be pleasantly surprised that prices of quite a few items are sometimes a bit cheaper than in big cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Where to stay
There's accommodation to suit all budgets from upmarket game lodges and five-star hotels, to friendly B&Bs and country lodges.
An extra pair of sunglasses is always handy in sunny South Africa. Occhiali for Sunglasses has great stock.