Six months after the grand opening of the Menlyn Mall extension, we’ve had a good look around this massive shopping centre and picked some of our favourite first-in-Pretoria shopping spots. New international and local retail outlets make Menlyn a shopaholic’s paradise and must-visit mall. Not to mention taking the Pretoria shopping scene to a whole new level of variety. Menlyn is open daily from 9am to 9pm.

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Krispy Kreme

Finally, Pretorians don’t have to take the Gautrain to Sandton or drive out to Mall of Africa to get their doughnut fix! The awesome doughnut and coffee shop, Krispy Kreme, is now on our doorstep… yay!


Another first for Pretoria, this stylish Spanish designer brand is at the forefront of setting the latest trends. Zara is one of the most sought-after clothing brands and the Menlyn store is any fashionista's dream.


H&M offers fashion, quality and affordability.  This Swedish brand is taking the South African market by storm with the Menlyn branch being the third H&M opened in SA in the last year.


Carducci is a familiar name on the South African retail scene and opened its second flagship store in Menlyn’s new extension. The store offers both men’s and women’s collections, has a VIP area where expert consultants offer wardrobe and style advice and also has an in-store tailor available for immediate alterations.

Burgundy Fly

Burgundy Fly, one of SA’s leading clothing emporiums, opened their fifth national and first Pretoria-based store in Menlyn Mall. A must-visit store if you’re looking for a local fashion experience.

Nic Harry’s Superb Socks

This proudly South African brand brings a little bit of the Mother City to the Jacaranda City. Nic Harry, a Cape Town-based company, offers limited edition bold and fun-themed socks made from super-soft bamboo fibres.


Widely known as “the finest toy shop in the world” the Menlyn outlet of the beloved brand, Hamley's, doesn’t disappoint.

Gift Shack

Gift Shack is SA’s first event boutique and the Menlyn store is currently the only public outlet of their online store. Specialising in party and special occasion décor this shop is not to be missed.


Fox is the leading brand name when it comes to action sports. The concept store in Menlyn is a first in the Gauteng province and has a huge selection of motocross clothing, footwear and MTB gear.

Hard Rock Café

All shopped up? Sit down for some great café food and live music at the internationally acclaimed Hard Rock Café. The Hard Rock brand prides itself on super service, great atmosphere and delicious burgers. Hard Rock merchandise is also on sale here.

Lindt Chocolate Boutique

For the love of chocolate, don’t forget to stop by the Lindt Chocolate Boutique before heading home!

By Jana van der Linde