Shopping meets travel in Joburg and the countdown has just begun! Set to launch on 28 July , South Africa’s or more accurately Africa’s commercial capital will host the 3rd edition of the much anticipated Joburg Shopping Festival for a whooping 13 days of shopping, exclusive prizes  and special deals until 9 August.  As we kick off the countdown, here is my #JoburgShopFest guide for all those deal hunters, fashion lovers and even the good old savers and bargain enthusiasts!


MiMi’s #JoburgShopFest Guide for 2016:



What is the Joburg Shopping Fest?

Joburg’s most fabulous shopping event, the Joburg Shopping Festival, will be warming up winter from 28 July to 9 August 2016 at six fabulous malls across Gauteng. That’s a whopping 13 daysof great deals, special offers and awesome prizes to be won. The event is now in its third year, and takes place throughout the province of Gauteng.

Participating Malls

With 6 participating malls you are spoilt for choice. From oriental deals to high end boutiques, there is a little something for each budget and taste preferences. In 2016, the Joburg Shopping Festival incorporates 6 of Gauteng’s most prestigious shopping centres – Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City, Rosebank Mall, East Rand Mall, Oriental Plaza and Soweto’s Maponya Mall.


Prizes up for Grabs



Bigger and better, this year you can win a number of prizes simply by spending R250 to enter. The grand prize is a car (with 5 up for grabs) and not just any car but Chevrolet Sparks. So not only do you have great deals but you can win even more. Below is just some of what you can win:

Amazing daily prizes up for grabs from:

  •  SAA
  •  The Saxon Four Seasons Spa
  • Westcliff spa experience
  • Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris hot air balloonride
  • MSC Cruises
  • Standard Bank Joy of Jazz
  • Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival
  • Sun City getaway
  • Sandton City
  • East Rand Mall
  • Oriental Plaza

Deals, Deals and more Deals!

The #JoburgShopFest partners have some awesome deals for the duration of the festival! Make the most of these reduced prices, sales and deals. Get 15% off your flight to Joburg during the festival with the promo code JSF2016! Plus, just by using the code you stand a chance to win 2 tickets to Joburg for the Joburg Shopping Festival 2017!You can also get 15% off your in-flight duty free purchases with the code SF2809.Check out .

While you shop … Eat!

As a self confessed foodie, the #JoburgShopFest is the perfect opportunity to do my favourites: fashion and food! One of the highlights about South Africa and Joburg particularly is the delicious food. While shopping be sure to stop and indulge in some tasty wholesome food. Whether it is on-the-go or a sit down, food is a must. So for some of us the countdown to fashion and food begins.  Don’t worry about the calories, the shop walking will make up for it…lol! With all the walking planned also make sure you are hydrated.


When you not shopping, site seeing is key..

Travel meets shopping… so make time for some lovely site seeing of Gauteng’s iconic landmarks, museums and heritage spots. Places like the Cradle of Mankind, Constitutional Hill, Lilies Leaf (a favourite) and the Johannesburg Zoo to name a few. Be sure to unwind and get your tourist on. Spa treatments and pampering are a must!


 With under 7 days to go till the launch of the #JoburgShopFest make sure you have booked your flights and sorted out your tays, eyed out your deals and are ready for your share of 13 days of shopping bliss. See you soon Joburg…