Durban is a coastal city in the East of South Africa. Known for its African, Indian and colonial influences and also the idyllic beaches of the Golden Mile and world-class surf spots. Below we share with you the best malls in the city for you to experience.
Our list of Malls in Durban
The Pavillion Shopping Centre
The Pavillion is one of the largest shopping centres in South Africa, located in Westville along the N3 Highway and Main. The mall has gone through many phases of extensions. Modelled on European Architecture, these key architectural features have become a landmark. It is the home of a family, fashion and dining.
The mall has 255 stores to offer with local and international brands, 40 restaurants and 11 Nu Metro theatres with 1 4DX theatre. With a skate park, ten pin bowling area, an amusement area and an arcade games area there is awesome entertainment for the family.
After shopping, there are gift wrapping facilities available.
The mall offers dedicated parking for mothers with children under the age of three years and wheelchair users.
Location: Jack Martens Dr, Dawncliffe, Westville, 3611
Gateway Theatre of Shopping
Located on the coast in Umhlanga, the Gateway Theatre of Shopping is a fashion and cultural hub. The shopping centre is one of the top 100 largest malls in the world.
The mall offers over 430 stores and 70 restaurants. There is entertainment for both children and adults, from ten pin bowling, Action Karting, Adventure Putt Puttand Dodgem Cars. There are Cinemas including Cinema Nouveau, two Imax theatres and 18 Ster-Kinekor theatres. There is a skate park which measures 4000 square metres. Another impressive entertainment is the science themed park which is a must for visitors of all ages.
There is parking designated for almost 12000 vehicles as well as valet parking on the Palm Boulevard and a shuttle service. A car wash is available for your convenience. The mall is wheelchair friendly for visitors with bathroom access as well. Family rooms are available for parents to tend to their babies in comfort.
Location: 1 Palm Blvd, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, 4021
Ballito Junction Regional Mall
Ballito Junction Regional Mall is in the heart of Kwa-Zulu Natal’s Dolphin Coast, the mall offers you both convenience and indulgence.
The mall has three magnificent shopping levels with 200 brand name shops, a movie theatre and a food hall with eclectic offerings. The mall exemplifies modern elegance and style. The mall offers one-hour free parking in an easy to navigate, interconnected colour coded parkade.
Location: Shop 242a and Shop 628d, Leonora Dr, Ballito, Dolphin Coast, 4399
Musgrave Centre is a small and straightforward retail complex with a simple food court and multi-screen movie theatre. The mall was an exclusive shopping space for the rich in the '70s. Centrally located on the Berea, Musgrave Centre brings Durban visitors and residents a unique and enjoyable shopping experience.
The mall offers 120 upmarket retail stores ranging from big international brands to national retailers, independent line stores and boutiques. Parking is free for the first 15 minutes and affordable rates are charged after that, special designated parking is available for pregnant women and wheelchair users. 24-hour security is available, and baby changing facilities are available for parents
Location: Durban, 115 Musgrave Rd, Berea, 4001
uShaka Village Walk
uShaka Village Walk is one of the most unique shopping experiences, which offers paradise in an open-air environment, affording shoppers a world of entertainment, family fun, shopping and dining. It is located inside uShaka Marine World, which boasts the local Sea World aquarium and Wet 'n Wild water park.
There are educational activities that keep kids entertained inside the theme park, including the Dangerous Creatures exhibit and Sea Animal Encounters Island. There is a 5D cinema and live entertainment. Most items sold inside the mall are related to surfing. The mall is decorated with a Zulu theme, so you get to experience some Zulu culture. Parking services are available and entrance is free of charge.
The centre hosts unique outdoor adventure stores, some curio stores and a full flavour of surf and ethnic clothing stores.
Location: 1 King Shaka Ave, Point, Durban, 4001
La Lucia Mall
A stone's throw away from Umhlanga Beachfront, La Lucia Mall offers a convenient retail experience and therapy for the client. When it was first opened it only had 45 stores and now boasts over 130 stores attracting about 4 million shoppers yearly. The mall provides an upmarket shopping destination to tourists and its locals.
The mall has over 130 stores to enjoy and indulge in, with 1500 parking bays for shoppers, undercover and open bays which are free. It offers 5 exhibition courts and facilities for wheelchair/disabled shoppers, with facilities accommodating parents of young children. It is family friendly and now sets the bar for contemporary mall design trends, with style and class.
Visiting the mall gives insight into the Durban culture and its friendly hospitality.
Location: 90 William Campbell Dr, La Lucia, Umhlanga, 4051
Watercrest Mall is the newest on the block but has plenty of space to keep things nice and orderly.
With 130stores and eateries, Watercrest Mall is the ultimate regional shopping destination. The 44 000 sqm mall is situated in the suburb of Waterfall in Durban which is only 30 minutes from the CBD area and has easy access to the N3 and M13.
It is wheelchair friendly to its shoppers and has baby facilities for the convenience of parents. There is 24-hour security and so safe for shoppers. A car wash is also available for shoppers at affordable rates while they are in and about their shopping. A Mall Gift Card is also available with special discounts for shoppers.
Location: 141 Inanda Rd, Waterfall, Durban, 3652
Westwood Mall is set in the outskirts of the city in the suburb of Westville, but very easy to get to. The shopping centre is celebrated for its welcoming and friendly staff.
With a choice of over 100 stores and eateries, the mall caters to customers who are looking for convenience, friendliness and upmarket shopping while providing a homely atmosphere making it easy for family and friends to gather and enjoy quality time. It offers free parking for shoppers. To make it more fun promotions are also available while shopping.
Location: Westwood, Durban, 4000
The Crescent at Umhlanga Ridge
The Crescent Umhlanga Ridge is a fast and convenient shopping centre, as in when it comes to parking the shopper parks right in front of the store they wish to shop at and while shopping it gives an outdoor feel and fresh air to the shopper. It is located in the heart of the up and coming Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre which hosts most of the major blue chip corporate businesses.
There are 3 levels to the centre with the ground level carrying the bulk number of retail stores and a major anchor supporting the lower ground and first floor levels. There are over 60 stores in the centre, including eateries.
The mall is easily accessible, as it is visible from the N2 highway.
Location: 1, 3 Sunset Cres, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, 4319
Windermere shopping Centre
Windermere Centre is a meeting place for the day to day necessities. There are offices and residential flats around and above the shopping centre and it has become a landmark in Durban.
There are several entrances and accessible and free parking too and around the neighbourhood. This offers convenient shopping for the neighbourhood. There are friendly accessible wheelchair friendly facilities and Parent rooms for the parents to attend to their toddlers. You can browse and have quick and efficient shopping for your necessities. The mall is friendly for the older generation and is very accommodating. There are 450 parking bays and security is safe. There are friendly family restaurants and entertainment for children.
Location: 163 Lillian Ngoyi Rd, Morningside, Durban, 4001
Springfield Value Centre
Springfield Value Centre offers an eclectic mix of designer brands and factory outlets. On offer are everything from designer clothing and footwear to upmarket interior decorating and furniture.
There is friendly and safe parking, in an outdoor open-air easy and accessible store. There is great value for money outlets. There are great discounts while shopping and has parking for customers right outside the store. The shopping centre is convenient as you can park right in front of the store you require. Enjoy small friendly restaurants for families with entertainment for children.
Location: 135 Intersite Ave, Umgeni Business Park, Durban, 4001
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