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Theatre of Shopping

Gateway Shopping Centre is a retail and entertainment revolution situated in the heart of the holiday town of Umhlanga. Known as the “Theatre of Shopping”, the Gateway Shopping Mall is one of the biggest shopping retail outlets in Africa.

This mega shopping mall comprises of over 390 stores, 70 different eateries and a host of exciting recreational activities. Stores range from mega supermarkets and clothing department stores to specialised boutiques and novelty gift shops. Gateway has become the ultimate fashion, entertainment and dining destination in Durban.

Home to some of South Africa’s first of its kind activities, the shopping mall offers entertainment like no other. For adrenaline junkies there is the world’s tallest climbing wall, standing at 24m high, a skate park designed by Tony Hawk himself and the Wavepark features the world’s first left and right breaking waves. You will also find KwaZulu-Natal’s only IMAX theatre at Gateway.

For the more “artsy” visitor who prefers more of a cultural entertainment experience, there is the Barnyard Theatre, annual exhibitions and cooking events. Prepare your sense for overload in this indoor and outdoor shopping playground. The Mall sees more that 1.3 million visitors through its doors per month and on average 4.8 million holiday makers per annum.

Things to do and see

  • International Brand Stores
  • Speciality & African Shops
  • Boutiques & Clothing Department Stores
  • Sports, Music, Gaming, Toys & Hobby Shops
  • Cellular, Electronic & Computer Stores
  • Jewellery & Accessory Stores
  • Major Supermarkets
  • Furniture & Interior Design
  • Books & Stationery
  • Eyewear & Optometry
  • Haircare, Health & Beauty
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Restaurants, Coffee Shops & Cafés
  • Food Court
  • Go-Karting & Putt Putt
  • Arcade Games, Dodgems & Paintball
  • Wavepark
  • Kids Fun Fair & Play Area
  • Ster Kinekor Cinemas
  • Cinema Nouveau
  • Imax Theatre
  • Barnyard Theatre
  • Art Gallery
  • Events, Exhibitions & Competitions
  • 24hr Security
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Covered Parking


There is no admission fee

Parking is charged for by the hour

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