Trade Route Mall

In 2006 the dream and vision of two entrepreneurs, Ismail Valli and Sayed Mia, became a reality with the opening of Trade Route Mall in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg. The vision: to create a holistic shopping experience for a community by the community.

From the outset of this venture, the Owner-Developers believed in the centre’s potential to grow and succeed and with this in mind, the plans always were to expand the centre, thereby seeing their vision to fruition.

Over the past few years, Trade Route Mall has shown consistent growth, a good indicator that the Phase Two expansion was timed perfectly.

Trade Route Mall is the only regional shopping centre in the area and caters to a population of approximately one million. With Phase Two having launched in December 2009, the Mall now offers a Gross Lettable Area (GLA) of 72,000m².

The architectural vision behind the opulence of this establishment is evident in a number of design elements including the sky high roof tops which allow for natural light and the beautiful African sunsets to filter through.

With over 145 stores situated over two shopping levels, Trade Route Mall offers a retail kaleidoscope that encompasses all from the authentic Oriental to trendy fashion-forward merchandise. Our range of dining and take-away outlets also serves to satisfy any taste or craving!

Our national retailers include Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Edcon Group, Truworths, Foschini Group, Lenasia Cinecentre, a new concept Game Store, Beares, Geen & Richards, The Hub, Dial a Bed, House & Home, Clicks, Ackermans, Fruit & Veg Food Lover’s Market, McDonald’s, amongst a number of others.


August 1 — December 1

Theatre of Operations

October 1 — December 1

The Life I Deserve

August 1 — December 1

From Signac to Matisse

October 1 — December 1

”Facilities available at Trade Route Mall.”

  • Trade Route Mall provides family rooms for all mothers with children
  • A separate ablution (Wudhu) facility for all Muslims
  • A Muslim prayer room is provided for day prayer
  • The disabled parking bays are directly next to all entrances
  • Two sets of escalators are conveniently positioned at either side of the Centre
  • Elevators are situated opposite Pick n Pay. A new set of elevators will be installed in the Game court – completion due at the end of October 2010
  • Some stores offer extended trading hours, and all restaurants trade until 22h00 during weekdays and 23h30 on weekends.

Court Hire

With an average of between 650,000 and 750,000 feet through the Mall each month, exhibitors have enjoyed a pool of potential business through their hosting of exhibitions or promotions at Trade Route Mall. There are 16 promotions courts available for hire on a weekly basis. For promotion court enquiries and bookings please contact the Marketing Department.