The Mall of Africa in Waterfall, Midrand, which opened on Thursday, is the largest single-phase shopping centre development in Southern Africa.
Top international brands opening their first stores in South Africa at Mall of Africa include Armani Exchange, Helly Hansen, Asics, Zara Home, The Kooples, Under Armour, Women’secret and Soap Stories. These new retailers will join a full pack of flagship stores from favourite brands like H&M, Forever 21, Forever New, River Island, Mango, Cotton On, Starbucks, Versace and Zara.
Commenting on the development, Louis van der Watt of Atterbury says: “Developing a super-regional mall in the heart of the fastest growing urban node on the continent presented the opportunity to create an exciting modern landmark. Its exceptional scale, design, location, retail mix and access creates an exciting asset and places it at the forefront of retail developments.”
The stats are impressive:
- 300+ stores and restaurants
- 26 entrances
- 130,000m2 of retail space
- R5bn to develop and build
- 80% owned by Attacq Limited
- 20% owned by Atterbury Property Developments
This article originally appeared in Neighbourhood, Sunday Times.