The large number of shopping centers that Joburg has is
quite an incentive to do some shopping. Malls are the
best options for those who want to shop in the city,
because, in addition to bringing together in a single
space a wide variety of products, they are safe and
The destination is not so attractive for
shopping and the prices are similar to those of Brazil,
it is true, but if you look carefully you can make good
deals. Even though the price difference in stores is not
as significant as in other shopping-oriented cities,
there are items that can be very worthwhile, especially
when VAT is refunded (read more here).
Strolling through the malls you will find stores of
all kinds, clothes, shoes, bags, sports, accessories,
beauty products etc. What does not make it much easier
for us, Brazilians, is that the country's domestic trade
is very strong and shopping malls often have stores that
we cannot identify by name. The tip is to be less
attached to brands and look at products more carefully. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage iPhone case.
One mall that you shouldn't miss and that offers a
lot of international brands is Sandton City. Modern and
new, it is one of the best shopping options in Joburg.
Its neighbor Mandela Square is another great option for
shopping and mixes a bit of local stores with
Melrose Arch is very worthwhile for those who like
the traditional style of shopping and for those who
enjoy walking the streets observing details in the
windows. To get to know the most charming mall in the
city, the tip is to go to the Montecasino complex, with
a good variety of restaurants, but which draws attention
even for the internal decoration, designed like an
Italian city - instead of glassed windows, old-style
buildings ; in place of a modern ceiling, a backdrop
with the sky.
Montecasino is a complex with shops, casinos, hotels
and many restaurants, suitable for shopping, eating or
simply enjoying the nightlife in a restaurant, listening
to live music.
The great advantage of this complex is that its
interior was built taking inspiration from an old
Italian city, that is, when shopping and walking through
the corridors you will not see a traditional mall and
you will feel like in a city. The interior and its
decoration have old buildings, stone floors, a fountain
and a backdrop representing the sky, instead of a glass
ceiling, for example. The experience is worth it both
because of the good restaurants and stores in the
complex and to get to know a different model of
shopping, which differs - and a lot - from the
traditional style that exists in Brazil.
After betting a few chips on the casino, be sure to
head to the complex's outdoor area, which has a square
and good restaurants to eat outdoors.
Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg
Nelson Mandela Square
Nelson Mandela Square (or simply Mandela Square) is a
private place in the city of Johannesburg that has shops
and several restaurants. The place is next to Sandton
City, in a huge and safe complex, where there are
several entertainment options and hotels. This area is
great for those who want to stay and find shops nearby
or just for those who want to do some shopping and
eating at good restaurants.
In the central part of Mandela Square you will find
fine restaurants and an imposing statue of former South
African President Nelson Mandela, symbol of the struggle
against apartheid - South Africa's former
racial segregation regime.
Melrose Arch is a private complex with hotels,
shopping, bars, street shops and several restaurants.
Overall, Johannesburg is not considered such a safe
place to walk on public roads, especially at night, but
once you get to know this complex, you will feel like
walking the city streets - best of all, safely.
We recommend visiting the place in the late afternoon
/ evening, so that you can enjoy the shops still open
and, later, have dinner in some of its great
Melrose Arch is one of the best alternatives for those
who like to enjoy the nightlife.
Corner of Corlett Drive and M1, Melrose, Johannesburg
Sandton City is a modern Johannesburg mall and one of
the best places to shop in the city. The mall has a wide
range of stores and franchises from some of the most
important international brands, such as Louis Vuitton,
MAC and Lacoste.
This mall is located in the middle of a large complex
with hotels and restaurants, and has easy access to the
Gautrain station, the city's train transport.
Sandton City is one of the must-see spots, not only
for those who like shopping, but because it is a spot
that is really visited by tourists and locals.
The Mall of Rosebank
The Mall of Rosebank is one of the city's malls, as
well as a good place to shop in Johannesburg. This mall
has a good range of shops and restaurants, and also has
The Gautrain station is close to the mall, ensuring
easy access to the location.
50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg