Opening on 23 March 2017, Ballito Junction Regional Mall is the extensive expansion of an existing 10,000sqm shopping centre to an 80,000sqm modern mega-mall. It is owned and developed by Menlyn Maine Investment Holdings and Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment.
Ballito Junction Regional Mall is designed to offer the best customer experience – one that starts even before you get to the mall.
Smart planning ensures it is easy to get to Ballito Junction and enjoy its exciting selection of more than 200 shops, restaurants, and services -- whether you come by car, bus, taxi, bike or on foot.
Ballito Junction also features first-hour-free safe undercover parking, completely interlinked parking levels, generous parking bays close to your favourite shops, a drop-off and pick-up zone, and special links for public transport and pedestrians.
Underpinning all this is Ballito Junction’s location – perfectly positioned for easy access from all directions.
“Nestled between the old M4 highway and the new N2 highway, getting into Ballito Junction is a breeze,” says Carl Jankowitz, director at Menlyn Maine.
The old M4 highway leads directly into one of the centre’s two main parking entrances. For visitors coming from the sea side of the mall, there’s dedicated access around the traffic circles of Leonora Drive, off both Ballito Drive and Simbithi Drive. The mall is just off the N2 highway on Ballito Drive. From this direction, you will find Ballito Junction’s entrance at your first traffic light, where a massive six-lane gantry-system clearly signposts the mall’s entrance and access to each level of parking..
So whether you come from Ballito, or from its north, south or inland areas, or even much further afield, getting to Ballito Junction is simple, easy and convenient.
Then, once you reach the mall, prominent directional signage at the mall’s entrances will guide visitors to the colour-coded parkade levels closest to their favourite shops.
“Don’t worry if you find yourself on the wrong level, you can easily link to all the other levels of the mall’s parking once you are in the parkade; there’s no need to exit if you want to park elsewhere at the mall,” explains Pat Flanagan, co-chairman of Flanagan & Gerard.
Parking levels two, four and six correspond directly with the mall’s vibrant retail levels. It also has two mezzanine levels – three and five – dedicated to parking.
On level one, the mall features a dedicated truck tunnel for deliveries. This ensures its behind-the-scenes workings do not get in the way of a smooth shopping experience.
“The parking at Ballito Junction is cleverly designed to enable visitors to easily park on the same level as their preferred destination shops and close to every entrance. You can park and shop without being exposed to the weather, with the benefit of a secured environment, and enjoy the first hour of parking free,” Jankowitz reports.
All-in-all, Ballito Junction has 3 600 parking bays. It also offers dedicated bays for paraplegic parking as well as wider parking spaces for moms and tots.
The mall will also have a dedicated shopper pick-up and drop-off zone as well as an adjacent taxi facility with a pedestrian crossing and safe pedestrian access to the mall.
“Ballito Junction Regional Mall will introduce a large and attractive mix of leading retail and leisure, boosting its appeal across a wide market when it opens on 23 March. The mall’s access, entrances, and parking have all been designed to welcome everyone who wants to enjoy its world-class shopping and boundless entertainment,” says Flanagan.