About Gateway

Theatre of Shopping.

About Gateway

Theatre of Shopping.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping is the ultimate fashion, entertainment and dining destination in Durban. With over 380+ stores, 70 eateries and a host of exciting entertainment, visitors are spoilt for choice!

At Gateway you will find local South African retail, popular international brands such as Zara, Forever New, Cotton On, Superdry, Gant, and everything in between.

Gateway also features an 18 cinema Ster Kinekor complex, IMAX Theatre, Funtubbles Family Funfair, Electric Avenue bowling, Action Karting, be.UP Park and much much more!
Prepare your senses for a world class experience at one of the largest shopping centres in the Southern Hemisphere.
Enter our World.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping or Gateway is a shopping centre located on uMhlanga Ridge in uMhlanga, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of the top 100 largest malls in the world. Since opening in 2001, Gateway Theatre of Shopping has brought the latest retail trends, best fashion and lifestyle brands and a world of entertainment to KwaZulu-Natal.

Every year, the super-regional mall attracts over 24 million visitors to its 380 world-class stores, selection of over 70 eateries and premier cinema complex.

The centre was modeled on the Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall centres and was developed by Old Mutual Properties.

The construction and opening of Gateway Theatre of Shopping has also been the driving force for many new developments in the area.

Originally a sugar cane plantation, the establishment of Gateway on the site has led to the development of a new town centre and both commercial and residential developments within the region. There is also a hotel attached to the mall.

With ample parking and easy access on Umhlanga Ridge, Gateway is the established first choice for both tourists and locals visiting with families or friends, to meet, shop, eat out, mingle and play.


Facilities and Services.

Information Desk

Free WiFi


Musallah Pray Facilities

Secure Parking

Valet Parking

Food Hall

24/7 Security




Nearby Accommodation.

The Oyster Box Hotel

With its dramatic location on the KwaZulu-Natal coastline, just metres from the golden sands of Umhlanga beach, The Oyster Box has for generations been hailed as one of South Africa’s finest seaside hotels.

The Gateway Hotel

Imagine no more – the Gateway Hotel attached to Gateway Theatre of Shopping – now offers guests a veritable feast of entertainment, restaurant and shopping outlets.

Royal Palm Hotel

The Royal Palm Hotel renowned for its luxury and world class hospitality. Your ideal location for both business and recreational travel.

Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge

The Road Lodge Umhlanga Ridge offers an affordable, convenient and comfortable stay. The hotel is close to the beach and an easy walking distance from Gateway.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice

The first Fire & Ice! in KwaZulu-Natal. Get a sense of beach, surf and the 60s right next to Gateway Theatre of Shopping, less than 100m away.

Mount Edgecombe Estate Lodge

A peaceful place within the secure Mount Edgecombe Country Club Estate, offers elegantly furnished rooms. The lodge fronts onto beautiful golf course fairways and water-features.

Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch

Off the N2, less than a mile from Gateway Theatre of Shopping and Umhlanga Beach. Enjoy dining at their restaurant, their outdoor pool, and their fitness center.

+27 31 007 0775

Fairways Golf Lodge

Fairways Lodge is situated in close proximity to Mount Edgecombe Country Club Golf Estate, one of South Africa’s premier and most prestigious golf estates.

Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel

With partial sea views of the Indian Ocean (either towards Ballito or towards Durban), this modern, 4 star hotel boasting 136 bedrooms is situated on the ridge of the popular corporate and leisure suburb, Umhlanga Rocks.

Beverly Hills Hotel

Renowned for its superb personal service, luxury accommodation and fine dining, the Beverly Hills Hotel is the epitome of gracious hospitality.

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