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Menlyn Park deserves its reputation as one of South Africa’s greatest shopping destinations for local and international visitors alike. Along with hundreds of shops, the centre is home to a rooftop drive-in cinema, the Barnyard theatre and Galaxy World, which provide exciting entertainment for shoppers AND is right at the doorstep of Waterfalls Boutique Hotel.
The Menlyn Drive-In was the first drive-in cinema in the world that was built on top of a shopping complex?
Menlyn Park in welcoming Pretoria is so popular with South Africans that many shoppers from Johannesburg prefer to drive to Menlyn in Pretoria instead of doing their shopping in one of their closer malls! The spacious centre is one of Africa’s biggest and is conveniently situated along the N1 highway.
It is hard to think of an item that you will be unable to buy at the prestigious Menlyn Park, which boasts all the country’s main chain stores, but is also home to an impressive array of specialty shops. Scuba diving gear, designer dresses, a cup of delicious coffee or a three course meal: it won’t take you long to find it in Menlyn. It is also one of the only shopping centres in Pretoria that features a build-a-bear store, popular with children the world over.
And as for entertainment, there’s no South African mall that can beat the Menlyn experience. For starters, there is the big screen at the Menlyn Drive-In. This was the first drive-in in the world that was built on top of a shopping centre. It makes a great family outing and the later shows are popular with romantics, who can hire an old Cadillac and and enjoy the latest blockbuster movies at an affordable price.
Movie-lovers can also visit Menlyn’s IMAX-theatre and the centre’s Nu Metro cinema complex is Pretoria’s favorite. A branch of the Barnyard theatre is also situated in the mall, along with Galaxy World. This is an entertainment centre that offers plenty of activities to keep the entire family entertained in the evening. There is a 12-lane ten-pin bowling alley, more than 100 state-of-the-art arcade games, pool tables and a cocktail bar and terrace.
This Pretoria shopping centre has an incredible floor space of 115 000 square metres, which is well used by the centre’s more than 1,5 million monthly visitors