The Moolman Group launches three shopping centres in the span of two days

Hebron Mall in the North West.

The Moolman Group has recently opened three developments – two new shopping centres and one retail development – in two days: Hebron Mall in the North West province, Matsamo Mall in Buffelspruit and Merino Mall in Ermelo – both in Mpumalanga:  

Matsamo Mall

The first of the three malls to open was Matsamo Mall on the 26th of October 2022. The redevelopment and expansion of Matsamo Plaza responded to the growing retail demand from residents of Buffelspruit and surrounds by adding a further 10 512m2 of trading volume to create the 18 500m2 Matsamo Mall, cementing its position as a central retail hub for local customers.

The mall’s 33 stores have enhanced the current retail offering of the Schoemansdal district. Its interior art installations speak to the local culture and acknowledge proud traditions and passions. The mall is also ideally positioned to serve residents of neighbouring countries, Swaziland, and Mozambique, with anchor stores Shoprite, Roots, Clicks, Cashbuild, and Boxer.

Merino Mall

The 28 600m2 Merino Mall opened its doors to the public on the 27th of October 2022 to become the only shopping centre of its significant size within a 100km radius. The mall features 90 stores, 1 743 parking bays, an impressive fashion node, banking facilities, restaurants and a fun kids’ play area. Anchors include Checkers, Pick n Pay, Woolworths and Clicks, as well as the first Crazy Plastics and Dis-Chem in the area.

Built on the historic Ermelo showgrounds, the mall pays tribute to the site’s heritage, a place that has always been central to community life in the area.  The original barn structures are a key design feature of the building, while local artwork adorning the walls ensure that the community is woven into its fibre.

While the architecture and design features pay tribute to the site’s history, it incorporates answers to today’s big environmental and social challenges. Merino Mall has its own solar photovoltaic [PV] plant that produces green energy and the mall can trade during load shedding. The property even has a sewer treatment plant that will recycle grey water back into the building to achieve water savings.  The mall also has a fast fibre Wi-Fi network, which shoppers can access.

Hebron Mall

The third Moolman Group mall to open was the 22 000m2 Hebron Mall, which became a welcome addition to the retail offering in the area between Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwa on the 27th of October.

With 90 new stores, a family entertainment area and food court, free Wi-Fi, and more than 900 parking bays, Hebron Mall is anchored by Shoprite, Boxer (which celebrated the opening of its 400th store at Hebron Mall), and Westpack Lifestyle.

Through this development, Twin City and Moolman Group have also invested in local community upliftment by building a new nursery school for Mama Rose, who has been teaching preschoolers in Hebron for almost 20 years.