Best shopping destinations in Gauteng

Gauteng is South Africa’s go-to shopping destination. From bustling malls to unique artisanal stores, this vibrant province has something for everyone. Get ready to explore the best Gauteng has to offer with our guide to its top shopping spots, where you’ll find high-quality products at unbeatable prices. 

Sandton City Shopping Centre

Sandton City Shopping Centre is one of the most iconic and prestigious shopping centres in Gauteng. There is something for everyone at this bustling centre, from its opulent Diamond Walk filled with luxury brands to its more than 300 stores, restaurants, and entertainment options. It’s conveniently located in the heart of Sandton’s business district, making it easily accessible by car.

Mall of Africa

Another well-liked spot for those looking for an exceptional shopping experience is the Mall of Africa. With more than 300 stores, this mall boasts being one of Africa’s newest and largest. Its design is based on the natural beauty of Africa, so it gives people a full experience of African culture. You can find local as well as international brands here, including fashion boutiques, cafes, cinemas, and more. 

Victoria Yards

Victoria Yards is one of Gauteng’s most unique and creative shopping destinations. This place offers more than 170 artisanal shops and artists’ studios that are sure to please even the most discerning shopper. It also preserves its industrial history by turning old warehouses into art galleries where both local and international artists can show their unique works. Every month they have an event called First Sundays where you can enjoy street food vendors and live music while you shop your favorite goods—don’t miss out! Lastly, Victoria Yards is known for its social impact projects, such as free English classes for poor children in Johannesburg who live nearby. These give you a nice feeling of doing good while you shop.

Shop the right way – have your own wheels

Hiring a car when you land at O.R. Tambo International Airport while on holiday in Gauteng and when doing a multi-day shopping trip will make your stay more enjoyable and hassle-free due to its various advantages over other modes of transportation, such as using Uber or public transport. Public transport can often be unpredictable, with traffic congestion, strikes, and safety issues all occurring frequently.

Uber’s surge pricing, waiting time charge, and distance charge will add up quickly if you’re planning multiple stops over several hours. For example, depending on the distance, two Uber trips of 20 km each could cost the same as hiring a car in South Africa for the whole day. Renting a car in Johannesburg offers flexibility, comfort, security, and affordability, which all make for an easier and stress-free journey during your multi-day shopping spree through Gauteng.

Gauteng provides plenty of opportunities for shoppers looking for everything from luxury items at high-end retailers like Sandton City Shopping Centre to unique finds at markets like Victoria Yards. 

Explore Gauteng and surrounds by renting a car at O.R. Tambo International Airport. SANI Car Rental is a South African homegrown car rental company. Vehicles available to rent include compact cars, economy cars, premium cars, people carriers, and SUVs. SANI Car Rental serves customers throughout South Africa, including at all major local and international airports.

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