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Gateway Theatre of Shopping

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Address: 1 Palm Boulevard | Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre, Umhlanga Rocks 4320, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 31 514 0500
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 09:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

More than a shopping centre, but a giant theater that is dedicated to...

More than a shopping centre, but a giant theater that is dedicated to entertaining you. We specialize in taking the therapy of retail to a whole new dimension. Prepared your senses for overload at the biggest shopping complex in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the coolest malls in the country. Grab your ticket and prepare to be thrilled, excited and asking for more.

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You find everything! But.... expect European prices! Feels like it has a thousand shops. Tried to get a Garmin smartwatch but it was 7999 at home it is 5500 so it was a clear NO!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Schnulli M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You find everything! But.... expect European prices! Feels like it has a thousand shops. Tried to get a Garmin smartwatch but it was 7999 at home it is 5500 so it was a clear NO!

Thank Schnulli M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mugg & Bean has a reasonable priced menu with great food & bottomless juice drinks in a well lit area of the mall with natural light. The service is great too! Parking is very easy in the surface lots & well patrolled. It's reasonable priced for all day parking. The stores have lots of variety and good pricing. Rumor has... More 

Thank Mia L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's rare to see so many food places from Nando's to white table cloths. Parking can be tricky. Very much a large mall. A bit soulless.

Thank steadyslack
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a huge shopping centre! Very spread out but some excellent shops! Reckoned we walked over 5km. Very sore feet at the end of the morning! Hired a yellow car with steering wheel for the 2 year old to "drive" around! If you want lots of shops of all types this is for you!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quality shops, usually lacked with a good vibe. Excellent cinemas, great coffee shops and some good restaurants

Thank John H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We needed a few items while on holiday . The extensive range of shops is impressive. The centre is easily set out with lots of parking . You can find anything that you need from this centre . There is also a huge selection of restaurants and movies

Thank AlanMendy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Spacious, very well laid out shopping centre. This shopping mall has everything a consumer could want There is a magnificent surfing area for those interested. Imax and Cine Premier. Beautiful restaurants and coffee shops.

Thank secreyme1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Modern, lots of good shopping and dinning options from fast food to nice sit down restaurants, but was very crowded over the holidays.

Thank drgibs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Found the mall to be convenient with everything you require under one roof. From shopping to restaurants to entertainment. I am a regular at Woollies.

Thank Sewpersad S
Mafikeng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The mall is beautiful with to many stores to shop from. Most brand stores available. I loved the food at Nino's .

Thank kefilweg

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