Shopping Malls in South Africa
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South Africa has the biggest shopping malls in sub-Saharan Africa?
Shopping malls in South Africa range from the most expansive to the most exclusive and offer many exciting retail experiences in all major cities.
Items that you can pick up at South African shopping malls like Canal Walk in Cape Town, Sandton City in Johannesburg, Gateway Mall in Durban and Boardwalk Shopping Mall in Port Elizabeth include unique and well-priced merchandise. Take a look at the jewellery, crafted from the finest South African gold, diamonds and semi-precious stones; the leather and suede items; local crafts; ceramics and also local wines, brandy and liqueurs. Check out exciting local and international fashion and cosmetics and many specialist and lifestyle-related products. These malls arealso home to major retail chains, such as department stores like Woolworths and Stuttafords,
Some of the best-known South African shopping malls are so big that you will need at least a full day to explore them thoroughly. If your time is on the short side, most malls offer good online information about their retail outlets so that you can plan your shopping, whether you have a day or an hour. They also offer a range of services for your shopping pleasure, including facilities for children, babies, different faiths and people with disabilities.
What’s more, many of the malls have also adopted a holistic approach to shopping, which means that you can combine the best retail therapy in the country with some of the finest dining and entertainment facilities, including award-winning restuarants, cinemas, amusement parks, gaming arcades, with some also boasting casinos, wave pools, theatres and climbing walls. Malls also often host on-site events, displays and competitions, as well as information on transport, accommodation and local attractions.
So take note, if you're heading for South African shores take an extra suitcase. Thanks to an excellent exchange rate, there's a world of great shopping bargains waiting to be discovered.
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Have a look at this list of shopping malls in South Africa.