The first phase of Lephalale Mall, located on 12 hectares in Onverwacht, Lephalale, opened on 27 November 2012. The 15 800m² shopping centre is anchored by a 4 200m² Game and 4 100m² Checkers.
The R170-million mall in the Limpopo Province offers a range of retail choices for shoppers, including Spitz, Rage, Truworths, Edgars Active, Mr Price Sport, Identity, Studio 88, Pep and Jet, Mr Price Home, Clicks and cellular services.
The demand for banking facilities is being addressed with a fully-fledged Standard Bank branch, Capitec and a Nedbank business unit. Food options include restaurants such as Wimpy and Spur, and the fast-food outlets McDonald’s, Fish & Chip Co and King Pie.
“The demand from national tenants has been so strong that not all interested tenants could be accommodated in the first phase,” says Jannie Moolman of the Moolman Group. “Phase two is intended to bring the total size of the mall to 32 000m², with leasing for phase two currently in progress. It could eventually expand to 42 000m², given the immense development potential in the area.”
The mall is positioned between Nelson Mandela and Chris Hani Drives, the major east-west arterials that link Onverwacht to Ellisras, the nearby coalfields and power stations to the west and the local airfield.
“The site draws from a trade area characterised by well-educated, high-living standards measure (LSM) shoppers with a high level of employment. The mall will attract shoppers from Botswana, just 70km away,” he says. Representing an investment that will boost the local economy, Lephalale Mall is a joint venture between the Moolman Group and Uniqon. “We see the opening of the mall bringing sustainable economic growth and a host of new employment opportunities to the area,” concludes Moolman.
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