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Mall of Africa is the biggest mall in South Africa found in the heart of Waterfall City suburb, Midrand based in the Gauteng province.

It is Africa’s third-largest single-phase shopping mall, but it pales in comparison to Gateway, Sandton, Menlyn, and Fourways Mall.

The entire retail area is 13 000 square meters, with a gross area of 6 500.

The shopping center features two levels of commerce as well as an outdoor restaurant plaza that connects to Waterfall City Park directly.

The Shopping Mall Specifications

Capacity: 130,000 square meters
Stores: 300
Surburb: Waterval City
Website: www.mallofafrica
Contact Address: Magwa & Lone Creek Cres, Waterval City, Midrand, 1686, South Africa

The Shopping Mall History

Waterfall City, an anticipated mixed-use development in Midrand, Gauteng, was designed with Mall of Africa as its centerpiece.

The Mall and Waterfall are conveniently located between Johannesburg and Pretoria, making them accessible to the majority of Gauteng residents.

Construction began in 2012, with an initial opening date of March 2016, although this was pushed back to April 2016.

When Was This Mall Open in South Africa

The mall opened to the public on April 28, 2016, causing considerable traffic congestion on the N1 and N3 freeways, as well as most roads leading to Midrand.

Opening day discounts at other retailers pulled hundreds of shoppers into lines that wrapped around the corners of the store’s entry, prompting some shoppers to wonder if the stores were ready for the opening.

Enchor Tenants

Woolworths, a department store, and Game and Checkers Hyper, both hypermarkets, are major tenants of the Mall of Africa.

International companies such as H&M, Cotton On, and Forever 21 have flagship outlets in South Africa inside the retail complex.

In addition, new brands such as Starbucks, Mango Man, The Kooples, Boutique Adela, Zara Home, Armani Exchange, Under Armour, and Interoptika were introduced to South Africa.

The Mall Design

The mall’s design was influenced by the natural elements of Africa, as evidenced by the courts.

The Crystal Court, located in the mall’s northern section, features strong geometric designs that depict Southern Africa’s mineral richness.

The Great Lakes Court is located in the mall’s eastern section, and it has peaceful and soothing materials to depict the Great Lakes, which are largely in East Africa.

The Desert Court is located in the mall’s southern section and features peaceful designs seen in traditional Berber carpets, depicting the Sahara Desert of North Africa.

The Oleum Court, which represents West Africa’s oil wealth, is located in the mall’s western section.

The Forest Walk Court, which represents Central Africa and its rain forests, is located in the heart of the shopping mall.

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