Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Where to shop in Tembisa?


If you live or work in Tembisa, I am sure you have noticed that it is quite easy to navigate around the different sections that make Tembisa. With just two main roads, Straight-Line and Main-Line, Tembisa is not that difficult to drive around or walk if you can. However, you will also agree that you will find anything from hardware to latest fashion items at most Tembisa corners.

One such corner is Swazi-Inn. No need for a shopping list at Swazi-Inn I tell you, one of the busiest shopping hub on Straight-line not far from famous hang-out pub Caprivi. A friendly warning: Do not travel to Swazi-Inn with your car, if you are not an excellent driver. The traffic there will leave you in tears and few scratches.

Luckily I know other places you can find whatever you need;

Phumulani Mall, easy access via Olifantsfonein Road. This mall boosts famous eateries like KFC, Debonairs etc. just to mention a few. It caters mostly for Winnie Mandela Park and Clayville residents.

Megamart Mall, also easily accessible via Olifantsfontein Road. Opened last year, I must say, the competition between this mall and Phumulani is serious given they are closer to one another.

Tembisa Plaza, situated on Straight-line, used to be the busiest shopping centre before the new malls opened. They have Roman's Pizza for Pizza fans. It is still busy but not like before.

Birch Acres Mall, the coolest kid on the block. Situated at a prime spot and one that has most shops that attract serious traffic. Need I say more?


There are others that are small like the Rabasotho one, however, currently these are the best malls/shopping spots that are popular.


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