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Shopping Wonderland: 10 Things You Must Know About The Mall of Africa

Blessed with 130 000m2 of retail space, The Mall of Africa is South Africa’s largest shopping mall ever built in a single phase, with - it ...

Blessed with 130 000m2 of retail space, The Mall of Africa is South Africa’s largest shopping mall ever built in a single phase, with - it is home to over 300 shops, many of which are flagship stores. 

In addition to the vast array of both local and international brands, the Mall also boasts uniquely identified court areas made for easy shopping navigation as well as exceptional access, location and visibility.
Today, we look at interesting things we think you should know about the mall and how it compares to other staggering shopping centres on the continent.
People Flocked During the Opening Day of The Mall of Africa
131,038sqm Mall of Africa - the largest ever mall built in a single phase in South Africa. The mall is co-owned by two leading South African property companies. Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed real estate capital growth fund Attacq Limited which holds 80 percent of the Mall of Africa.

Atterbury Property Developments owns the remaining 20 percent.

The mall’s architectural appearance is inspired by Africa’s geological features and landscapes. Atterbury says it started the construction of the R5-billion Mall of Africa in October 2012, about three-and-a-half years ago.

More than 530 kilometres of post tension cable was used in its construction of the mall, as well as 18,500 tons of rebar (reinforcement steel) and 205,000 cubic metres of concrete. The mall boasts more than 300 shops and 7 000 parking bays.

Its glazed roof feature is said to be one of the largest of its kind in the world and and gives a spectacular lighting design.

According to estimates, around 15 million people will visit the destination mall annually. According to the property owners, over 90 percent of available retail space has already been occupied. There are equally impressive malls across Africa.

Morocco Mall, is the largest shopping centre in Morocco, and one of the largest shopping centres in Africa, with a staggering 200 000m² of floor space.

The mall boasts more than 350 shops. Egypt’s Cairo Festival City Mall boasts 168,000m² of space, with over 300 shops, 95 restaurants and cafés, and the Mall of Arabia, located in Cairo, has about 267,000m² of gross leasable area. - Online Sources 

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