Owners Attacq (80%) and Atterbury (20%) are excited about the development of the astounding 131 000m² Mall of Africa, Africa’s largest single-phase shopping mall development to date with an estimated completion value of more than R4.5billion.
The new super-regional Mall of Africa is the heart of the ambitious Waterfall – a city developed on a scale beyond anything South Africa has known.
Earthworks for Mall of Africa began in October 2012. When it opened in April 2016, Mall of Africa became the iconic heart of the innovative Waterfall precinct, superbly situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Mall of Africa is a visual, social and economic anchor within Waterfall.
Over 300 shops, with seven anchor tenants and a carefully considered retail mix, creating a unique retail experience. It provides a well-balanced variety of local and international brands, services, speciality shopping, entertainment and eateries. Flagship stores for all major South African retailers is part of its attraction.
Two levels of exceptional shopping is matched by a two-level basement parkade.
Mall of Africa combines the latest international trends and environmentally sustainable materials and technologies. Its design is informed by the New Urbanism principles of walkable, mixed-use environments to create a truly cutting-edge shopping centre.
Mall of Africa Facts
For the period – 28th April 2016 to the 30th March 2017
More than 123 000 visitors on opening day 28 April 2016
Winner of the 2016 SASC Spectrum Award for best super-regional shopping mall
More than 130 000 m2 general lettable area
More than 7 500 people employed during construction
More than 4 500 permanent jobs created in the mall
Achieved a turnover of R3 427 184 526 in the first 11 months of trading (28th April 2016 to the 30th March 2017)
The mall had a record turnover in December 2016 of R491 145 650
Trading densities of R2 630 on average for the 11 months trading (28th April 2016 to the 30th March 2017) with the month of December 2016 achieving R4 110 per m²
Spend per head per visit was R249.00 on average over 11 months, while the trading density in December 2016 was higher at R323.00 per visit
13 722 583 people visited the Mall of Africa in the 11 months (28th April 2016 to the 30th March 2017) – monthly average of 1 247 507 per month with highlight months of May 2016 with 1 537 661 and December 2016 with 1 517 89 visitors
3 207 590 vehicles parked at the Mall of Africa in the 11 months (28th April 2016 to the 30th March 2017)
Ave rental (inc Anchors) – R233/m2
Transparent LED screen installed at entrance 12, and 2nd one being installed at entrance 23, a technological first in South Africa
iStore opened in conjunction with the launch of the iPhone 7, and sold the most phones across all their stores
Mall of Africa has a dedicated Gautrain bus route, that also does pick up and drop off at entrance 5
Longest commercial curved LED screen in a mall in SA, (31m long)
Mall of Africa has the only ETFE roof (bubble roof) in SA
Open this page in your smartphone’s browser and then click on “(directions to our address)”. This will open Google maps, so you can navigate to this marker.
Getting around Waterfall City map
Mall of Africa weekend bus service
Pdf download (6 MB)
With just 40 weeks to go until the opening of the Mall of Africa, here are some incredible stats.
Total number of staff and labour
Number of bricks laid
Number of months under construction
Number of piles in the ground
Number of columns built
Kilometres of tension cable laid
Amount of metres cubed concrete used
How many tons of steel used