Eastgate Celebrates 40 Years Of Fashion, Food, Family And Fun!

Can you believe that Eastgate Shopping Centre is 40 years old? Opened in 1979, the mall has continually entertained shoppers with retail, restaurants and recreation. As the largest shopping mall in Joburg’s East Rand, Eastgate boasts an impressive 250 stores! From fashion to home decor, beauty emporiums, department stores and everything in between, this is a one-stop mega shopping destination. Read on to find out about the mall’s birthday celebrations and some exciting news.

Changing The Face Of Retail

When Eastgate opened in 1979, it was undoubtedly the largest shopping precinct to call the east its home. When opened, Eastgate changed the face of retail by providing much-needed convenience and ease by situating a range of department stores, grocers, restaurants and a cinema complex in one mega mall. Residents of Bedfordview, Kensington and Cyrildene no longer had to travel into the Johannesburg CBD to do their weekend shopping. 

There was much fan-fare when Eastgate opened its doors. To this day, it remains one of the most popular malls in the city. Offering a family-orientated retail experience, complete with the best international and local brands to shop from. By bringing in stores such as H&M, Starbucks and Hamleys, Eastgate has cemented its reputation as a first-class super-regional shopping centre in the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg.


Eastgate is a shopper’s dream and is known for having something for everyone. The kids can have a ball at the Fun Company or Ster Kinekor Cinemas, while parents whip between Woolworths, Checkers Hyper and Edgars for all their household needs. There are also a ton of stores dedicated purely to spoiling yourself. Between the MAC store, Sorbet and Sorbet Man, and The Body Shop, you will leave the mall looking and feeling superb! 

Eastgate Shopping Centre is also the home of family dining. Their impressive open air Piazza features some of the best family-friendly restaurants in Johannesburg, including Mozambik and Plaka. Date night is sorted at Piatto and Simply Asia, while special occasions are celebrated with family and friends at Plaka. Friday night take-outs? Look no further than Eastgate’s Food Court. From Adega Express to Popeyes Chicken, Eastgate has a fast food restaurant to curb any craving. 

Eastgate is the place to shop for both casual and formal international brandwear. Housing the likes of Zara, Uzzi, Guess, Diesel, Forever New, John Craig and many more, the mall caters to almost any pocket and personal sense of style. So the next time you are in search of that perfect outfit, pop into Eastgate for a world-class retail experience.

New Additions

Two of Eastgate’s most beloved stores have made a move to the Upper Level opposite Starbucks. You can now find Miladys and Mr Price Home just a skip away from your favourite coffee spot hangout. Visit these stores for great specials, style hacks and interior design must-haves.

The Piazza at Eastgate will also be relaunched this November. Giving all the restaurants a facelift and bringing you an even greater outdoor dining experience. Check out Eastgate’s Facebook page to win a R2 000 gift voucher. All you have to do is comment and tell us which of the Piazza restaurants is your favourite and who you would like to share a meal with. Good luck! 

For More Information

Visit eastgatemall.co.za for more information. Or, follow the centre on Twitter or Instagram. 

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