Greenacres Shopping Centre is Port Elizabeth's premier shopping destination. Known as 'The Friendly City', Port Elizabeth is located in the greater Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. The mall's relaxed atmosphere is one of typical Eastern Cape hospitality and you'll feel completely at home while picking up some great buys at the mall's varied retail outlets.

Did you know?

The Friendly City, Port Elizabeth is sometimes also nicknamed The Windy City.

Greenacres Shopping Centre attracts souvenir hunters, fashionistas and local and international shoppers of all kinds. Located in the greater Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, this Port Elizabeth shopping centre is regarded as the fashion and shopping centre of the Eastern Cape.

The mall gets rave reviews about the well-priced variety of merchandise on offer. The mall attracts over a million visitors per month and competes with some of Port Elizabeth's other attractions, like its stunning beaches and the increasingly popular malaria-free wildlife areas nearby.

The Greenacres Shopping Centre opened in 1981 and offers a blend of retail outlets, including a large supermarket, clothing boutiques, banks, jewellers and small specialty shops. There are also plenty of well-stocked branches of the country’s best-known chain stores such as Shoprite, Clicks, Edgars and Woolworths, which offer good quality clothing and food products at good prices. When you need a break from shopping, you can visit the food court which features coffee shops, restaurants and fast food outlets.

Accessibility is one of Greenacres' strong points. The mall offers ample parking space and prides itself on being wheelchair-friendly – it also has disabled friendly shopping trolleys on offer. Spacious baby-changing rooms are delightfully decorated and suitably equipped for you and your baby. Colourful trolleys for children are available to keep the little ones busy, while you shop to your heart's content.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

For more information, Tel: +27 (0)41 363 0791 or email:

How to get here

The Greenacres Shopping Centre is conveniently located on a ring road at the intersection of the Cape Road (R102) and the CJ Langenhoven Drive. It is easily accessible from Port Elizabeth Airport and the centre forms part of a kilometre-long shopping strip.

Best time to visit

The mall is open from 9am-6pm (Monday-Thursday), 9am-7pm (Friday), 8.30am-5pm (Saturday), and 9am-2pm (Sunday and public holidays).

Around the area

Port Elizabeth is the relaxed capital of the Eastern Cape’s Sunshine Coast – famous for its beautiful beaches and malaria-free wildlife-viewing.

What to eat

The Greenacres Shopping Centre offers an exciting range of restaurants and is well-known for its seafood.

Best buys

Planning to brave the waves? The Surf Centre in the Greenacres Shopping Mall sells all the gear you need at competitive prices.

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