Southgate first opened its doors to the public on 26 October 1990. It was hailed as the south's answer to the burgeoning shopping industry that saw centres opening all over Johannesburg.
But almost from day one, Southgate was not the centre it was predicted to be. Even before the end of Apartheid, the rising tide of Black consumers sought to make the centre their own, and it was known as the most cosmopolitan shopping centre in South Africa. As such, Southgate was - and still is - a pioneer in the shopping centre industry, because it was the first regional centre that needed to meet the needs of its rapidly changing market. It still is the gateway into Soweto, which remains the most dynamic former township area in the country. Soweto is a test market for the whole country, and Southgate is perfectly positioned to capture this. The centre is owned by a consortium of investors, including Pareto, Sycom and Fountainhead Trust. Pareto is the major shareholder, and is the property arm of the Eskom Pension & Provident Fund. As such, Southgate's sister centres include big names such as Cresta, The Pavilion, Westgate and Tyger Valley. Location/Address/Phone No./Fax No.
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Deg & Decimal Min Latitude
S 26° 15' 57.96" -26° 15.966' Longitude
E 27° 58' 57" 27° 58.95'
Address Cnr Columbine Avenue & Rifle Range Road Mondeor Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa Phone No. 011 942 1061 If calling from outside South Africa: +27 11 942 1061 Fax No. 011 942 4670 If calling from outside South Africa: +27 11 942 4670 More Information Local Weather Map
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Kruger Park - Punda Maria ( Website)
Punda Maria lies in the northern most part of the Kruger National Park, 8 km from Punda Maria Gate. The camp is situated in the Sandveld region that is often described as the botanical garden of the Kruger National Park. There are numerous plant species which occur that are unique to the area. Game species most likely to be sighted include impala, zebra, buffalo, elephant, eland and sable and the area is a bird paradise.
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