Rustenburg Mall opened its doors to the public on the 29th of April 2021 after seven years of planning, delays due to several pre-ground-breaking adversities and the national lockdown in 2020.
The state-of-the art 40 000m2 was designed by MDS Architecture and developed by the Moolman Group in partnership with Twin City and JB Holdings.
The Rustenburg community will experience a one-stop-shopping solution in a convenient and safe environment with ample free parking while promising a family-friendly experience where customers can socialise and escape the heat in a climate-controlled milieu.
One of the mall’s main attractions is The Marketplace – a central entertainment area with striking architecture, greenery, trees, mural art, exciting pop-up stores, a large screen TV, giant chess, a kids’ play area, free Wi-Fi and communal seating were visitors have numerous options from one of the nearby restaurants or take-away eateries.
The design of Rustenburg Mall is rooted in the context of its surroundings – both natural and developed. The renowned Rustenburg Kloof features dramatic rock formations and iconic Acacia trees. The broader area has several agricultural businesses, and the site is located within 500m of the largest public transport hub in South Africa which serves both taxi and bus commuters.
A covered pedestrian walkway – one of the largest in the country – stretches from Entrance 2 of the mall to the city centre and transport hub. It encourages commuters and visitors to explore the precinct and will bring people from a world of retail into their work, residential and sports environments with ease.
The overall development has resulted in enormous investment in the infrastructure of Rustenburg Central and it has added great value and convenience to the town’s residents. Immense road infrastructure enhancements have occurred, which will boost access and traffic flow to, from and around the mall. Furthermore, a full circular route now runs around the mall with access to major- and community roads, linking residential areas to the mall.
Inside the mall, shoppers will be met with extraordinary design features that celebrate creativity; along with a wide selection of stores, service offerings and restaurants made up of over 120 tenants. Anchor tenants include firm favourites; Shoprite, Checkers, Woolworths, Game, Clicks and Dis-Chem.
Rustenburg Mall is home to fashion tenants such as Truworths, Foschini, Identity, Miladys, Spitz, Kurt Geiger, Polo, Fabiani, Legit, Beaver Canoe, Ackermans, Studio 88, Old Khaki, Cape Union Mart and more. For added convenience, the banking offering includes all major banks such as FNB, Capitec, Nedbank, Standard Bank and ABSA.
The mall is one of the first to introduce the community to new stores such as Drip, Home Choice, Legends Barber, Sneaker Factory, Offspring by Uzzi, G-Star, Polo, Primark by Thruworths, and Le Coz Sportif as a stand-alone store. It will also welcome local brands such as Plato Coffee and Galoot Stationers.
“With inspiring design, the community’s safety, and their love of convenience in mind, Rustenburg Mall is already set to become a remarkable and well-loved landmark on the Rustenburg landscape” commented Pieter Lombaard, Moolman Group CEO.