Dunes Mall prospers

Facility is a shopper’s paradise

12 November 2018 | Business

Corlia van Tonder; Dunes Mall Marketing Manager; “With the last head count we established there are 683 persons employed at the mall.”

Otis Finck - Dunes Mall recently celebrated its first anniversary.

The shopping mall, which is the second largest in Namibia, after Atterbury's The Grove Mall, officially opened its doors for business on 26 October 2017.

Walvis Bay mayor Immanuel Wilfred congratulated the owners and management of the facility on this milestone.

Wilfred said indications are that more than 250 000 people visit the mall on a good month and this clearly demonstrates that it is a regional mall indeed.

“Our stats show that 12 154 persons visit the mall on average every Friday. The success of the mall has also attracted a long awaited retailer, namely Game, and the mall management also indicated that a number of attractions at the mall itself are being planned.”

Corlia van Tonder, marketing manager at Dunes Mall, confirmed this and said Game could start trading at the mall by next year June.

“Dunes Mall currently accommodates 74 stores, ranging from supermarkets and clothing shops, to restaurants, coffee shops and banks. Visitors typically spend 20 minutes to one and a half hours at the mall. With the last head count we established there are 683 persons employed at the mall. This number will increase considerably with the addition of Game.”

According to the Atterbury website, the annual turnover for Dunes Mall stood at N$795 346 for October, November and December 2017. The amount stood at N$457 940 for January and February 2018.

The single level mall is located at the entrance of Walvis Bay at the Diaz traffic roundabout and was developed at an estimated cost of N$650 million in partnership by three of Africa's largest shopping mall developers - Safland, Tradehold and Atterbury.

Van Tonder added that Dunes Mall also won gold in the South African Council of Shopping Centres Footprint awards for its grand opening.

“The annual awards seek to recognise exceptional shopping centre marketing, innovation and creative achievements, together with economic success, within the South African property industry.”

Dunes Mall measures an impressive 28 628 square metres with 1 047 parking spaces. The mall is served by three entry points. More than 3 000 construction workers were on site during the construction phase which started in 2015.

Similar News

 

Coffee at its best

1 week ago - 10 June 2019 | Business

A.M Brew Coffee World owner Stephanie Brayshaw loves to talk about coffee, and looks forward to receiving visitors at her establishment. The answer...

Navachab throws town a lifeline

1 week ago - 09 June 2019 | Business

Karibib Navachab Gold Mine has through various interventionist financial strategies managed to improve its financial position from a negative cash flow of...

Swakop Sport celebrates 10 years

1 month - 13 May 2019 | Business

Specializing in sports gear, Swakop Sport is a family owned business, which is located at Shoprite Centre in Swakopmund. The store carries an extensive range...

For all your real estate needs

2 months ago - 15 April 2019 | Business

AdvertorialImperial Properties, located in Nangolo Mbumba Street, Walvis Bay (next to Suidwes Total), serves the coastal towns of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund and facilitates...

Coffee shop with a difference

2 months ago - 08 April 2019 | Business

If you’re looking for a place to relax and recover from your every day burdens, pop in at Cornerstone Christian Bookshop and Cake Décor shop...

Spot-On, the go-to caterer in town

2 months ago - 01 April 2019 | Business

Spot-On Catering celebrates its 20th anniversary in July. The business was established in 1999 as an addition to the existing Spot-On Shopping Centre that has...

Serving the best ice cream in town

3 months ago - 18 March 2019 | Business

A warm welcoming smile greets many who visit Ice and Spice Café, situated at Ankerplatz in 11 Sam Nujoma Avenue in Swakopmund..It is the place...

Internship programme enhances skills

3 months ago - 18 March 2019 | Business

Erongo Marine Enterprises (EME) has given four students from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) the opportunity to hone their skills in the...

EBHN trims work force further

3 months ago - 18 March 2019 | Business

Elgin Brown & Hamer Namibia (EBHN) confirmed on 12 March that the company has entered into another round of retrenchments. The company said via a...

Silver jubilee celebrations for Malherbe

3 months ago - 11 March 2019 | Business

ADVERTORIAL Leandrea Louw - Malherbe Associates Incorporated based in Walvis Bay are celebrating 25 years of providing affordable, reliable legal aid services to...

Latest News

TIDES

1 day - 17 June 2019 | Fishing

Sunday, 16 June High 02:39 Low 08:47 High 15:10 Low 20:58 Monday, 17 June High 03:18 Low ...

Lagoon area cleaned up

2 days ago - 16 June 2019 | Events

Walvis Bay • Otis Finck Eighty-three volunteers (64 adults and 19 children) pitched for the ­second edition of the Walvis Bay Lagoon clean-up operation...

Boerewors producers tantalise taste buds...

2 days ago - 16 June 2019 | Events

Swakopmund - Otis Finck Stefan Erasmus, Benjamim Isak, his daughter Ruusa Isak and Ursula Malan are the coastal representatives in the Shoprite/Checkers Boerewors Competition...

Unique partnership benefits hospital ...

2 days ago - 16 June 2019 | Health

Swakopmund - Otis Finck Steckels Toyota resolved to partner with and address a number of maintenance issues at the Swakopmund State Hospital. Rene...

Pro-Ed vier kaalvoetdag

2 days ago - 16 June 2019 | Education

Die ATKV Duine-tak van Pro-Ed Akademie op Swakopmund het onlangs hul jaarlikse kaalvoetdag gevier. Hier skenk leerlinge hul skoene aan die tak om dit aan...

Kuisebmond narrowly beats S.I. !Gobs...

2 days ago - 16 June 2019 | Sports

Walvis Bay - Adolf KaureKuisebmond Secondary School (KSS) defeated S.I. !Gobs Secondary School 3-2 in a thrilling FBN Classic Clashes soccer match at the Kuisebmond...

School gets classrooms and computers

2 days ago - 16 June 2019 | Education

Karibib Private School editorial team The Grade 1 parents of Karibib Private School (KPS) officially handed over a refurbished classroom to the school.The handing...

New Lions president elected

2 days ago - 16 June 2019 | Local News

Swakopmund - Adolf KaureHeiko Zicker was elected at the new president of the Lions Club Swakopmund during the club's 60th anniversary celebration in Swakopmund recently.Zicker,...

Protecting the ocean

2 days ago - 16 June 2019 | Local News

Walvis Bay - Otis Finck World Oceans Day is commemorated on 8 June to raise awareness of the ocean, its importance and how...

Load More