credit: Stephan De Abreu
After much anticipation, Table Bay Mall’s opening date is just around the corner.
After a two-year development wait, Thursday 28th September will see the mall open its doors to the public.
Why is it any different then your average mall?
While your mind already may be on the “it’s just another mall” idea, Table Bay has been built with an eco-friendly conscience and a step into the boldest frontiers of 21st century architecture.
The mall is a 21-kilometre drive from CPT and will only be about a 45 minute drive (depending on traffic) if you’re coming from the V&A Waterfront in the CBD.
Here’s the route you’d need to follow:
- Get on F W de Klerk Blvd/N1 in Foreshore from Christiaan Barnard St/M60
6 min (2.2 km)
- Follow R27 to Berkshire Blvd/M120 in Cape Farms
21 min (18.5 km)
- Continue on Berkshire Blvd/M120 to your destination
If you’re going by means of public transport, your wait will be a bit longer, but here are the routes you’d need to take:
- The X01 to Du Noon via Table Bay (Catch the bus at the Civic Centre in town, hop off at the racecourse)
- The 217 to Melkbosstrand (hop off at Big Bay, then walk 15-20 minutes up the M120 to get to the mall)
What shops will the mall feature?
Table Bay Mall will house more than 150 shops and restaurants, many of which are flagship stores of both local and international source. Woolworths, H&M, Pick n Pay and Checkers have already been revealed as tenants.
Is the mall environmentally friendly?
During the development of the mall, many residents made a mockery of the development over worry of whether it is environmentally friendly, or not.
The architects have proven their doubters wrong with their innovative green technologies which sees all the toilets being single flush, placing of sustainable LED lighting, and all rainwater is being re-used and recycled from the roof of the mall.
Developers have promised a family-friendly enterprise that has plenty of activities to keep the kids happy. There’s also a new Virgin Active gym set to open to encourage healthy living.
Furthermore, the mall has over 65,000m of retail space, with the option to expand to 90,000m, which puts aside the problem of squashed shopping.
Now for the good news: not only the development already create 5,000 jobs for its construction, but the new shopping centre has created a whopping 8,000 more employment opportunities to fill its stores once fully operational.
There are 3,300 bays available in total, with an option for that to grow, but now developers believe it’s sensible for now. 1,300 of these parking spaces will be outdoor, and the balance of 2,000 will be undercover.
More information about Table Bay Mall can be found here.