22 November 2018: JSE-listed diversified real estate investment trust Redefine Properties’ Southcoast Mall has been voted as the “Best Of South Coast” in the shopping centre category at the South Coast Herald Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the first time the mall has won the accolade.
Situated on KwaZulu-Natal’s picturesque South Coast and perfectly positioned at the Shelly Beach and Izotsha Rd off ramp from the N2 highway, Southcoast Mall delivers the ultimate in shopping convenience with over 70 stores in a secure and friendly atmosphere.
Accepting the award, Jayne Munro, Centre Manager says, "It is a great honour for us to be recognised as the best especially by the community and the readers who frequent the mall. We would like to thank the readers for acknowledging our sincere efforts we make to ensure the community has a pleasant experience every time they visit the mall.”
The 34 335sqm centre which opened in November 2005, is located in the heart of the business, residential and commercial node of the South Coast. Anchored by national brands like Game, Checkers, House & Home, Food Lovers Market and Builders Express, the mall recently welcomed Dis-Chem, and Incredible Connection to its tenant mix.
Besides these eclectic ensemble of retail offerings which cater to residents and holiday makers, the mall also offers its shoppers free parking. According to Munro, Redefine’s properties are strategically selected to attract and retain top tenants to accomplish short term growth and long-term sustainability.
Munro attributes the success of the mall to its impactful marketing though a mix of both traditional and social media presence and above all positive word-of-mouth.
The Reader’s Choice Awards recognise outstanding businesses and initiatives that have made meaningful contributions to the community. Adding to our achievement as the best, Southcoast Mall’s stores also shone at the awards. The winners included Dis-Chem, Best Pharmacy, House and Home, Best Furniture Store, Builders’, Best Hardware, Mr Price Home, Best Home Décor, Food Lovers Market, Best Green Grocer, Mr Price Sport, Best Sports Goods Store, Haskins, Best Jewellery Store and Shoe City took the accolades for the Best Shoe Shop.