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Shopping in Johannesburg

What and where to shop in Johannesburg

When you are out travelling the world, then maybe you would be interested in som shopping. We try to find some interesting shopping links for the city, which you can se below.

If you would like to share your shopping experience and ideas you can read and write in the disqus field below.

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    Very popular is the shopping malls

    Shopping Malls are very popular in Johannesburg, due to their convenience and safety and the fact that there are few alternatives. There are many shopping malls throughout Johannesburg. The main malls are:

    Oriental PlazaFordsburgA taste of the orient in Africa and also where you can find some good bargains. Unlike other malls in South Africa you can bargain with the shopkeepers here. The Oriental Plaza is unique as it has over 360 independently owned stores.

    Sandton City5th StreetM-Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 10AM-4PMA large and popular mall in Sandton. 

    44 Stanley44 Stanley Avenue, MilparkA welcome alternative to the sterility of standard shopping malls. Built in a complex of former industrial buildings near the city gasworks, 44 Stanley is now home to 25 boutiques, restaurants and creative studios set around connecting courtyards. The centre of an interesting urban regeneration project and well worth a visit.

    NorthgateCorner of Northumberland Road and Olievenhout AvenueIn the north west, right next to the Coca-Cola Dome, which is well-known for its big-name music events. Northgate is relatively small in comparison to the other “gates”, but nonetheless offers some good recreation options, including movies, paintball, ice skating and weekend entertainment for children.

    Bedford CentreIn the east, a smaller mall that is worth seeking out – a good selection of independent shops, rather than the chain store overload of standard South African malls.

    Westgate120 Ontdekkers Road, RoodepoortFor many years the more working-class mall of Johannesburg, Westgate has recently undergone a much-needed facelift and now boasts a more modern image. Being far away from most of the tourist hotspots, it is virtually unknown to foreign visitors, yet offers a pleasant shopping experience with branches from most of the major chain stores.

    Cresta MallCorner Beyers Naude and Weltevreden Road, CrestaThis is where Central Johannesburg’s middle-class population do their shopping and socializing. Big branches of all the major chain stores can be found here, as well as some good family restaurants. Walk around in Cresta and feel like a true local.

    RosebankBetween Bath and Cradock Avenue, RosebankAlong with the usual assortment of shops it is also home to the famous Rosebank Rooftop Flea Market in the mall parking every Sunday and an excellent African Craft Market.

    SouthgateCorner of Columbine Avenue and Rifle Range Road, MondeorThe centre is in the south of Johannesburg, just five minutes from Soweto.

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