These are the malls that are shaping the urban landscapes of Sub-saharan Africa

A look at some of Africa's largest shopping malls.

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The retail property sector has been a major focus for development activity within Africa over the last decade, causing the shopping mall concept to take root in increasingly wide range of major African cities.

Development has been driven by the growth of the continent’s consumer markets and the expansion of domestic and international retailers.

A report by Knight Frank on modern shopping malls states that pragmatic developers are eyeing every major city in the continent as they seek to offer malls with access to international brands, leisure facilities and upscale consumer experiences.

That said, here are some of Africa's largest malls in terms of retail space:

1. Mall of Africa (Guateng, South Africa)

Total retail area: 121, 000 sq m

Opening date: Q2 2016

Developer/investor: Attacq/Atterbury

Anchor tenants: Edgars, Woolworths, Game, Checkers Hyper

2. Two Rivers Mall (Nairobi, Kenya)

Total retail area: 67, 000 sq m

Opening date: Q1 2017

Developer/investor:  Centum/Athena Properties

Anchor tenants: Carrefour, LC Waikiki

3. Garden City Mall-Phase One (Nairobi,Kenya)

Total retail area: 33, 500 sq m

Opening date: Q2 2015

Developer/investor: Actis/Aspire/Mentor Management

Anchor tenants: Game, Nakumatt

4. The Hub Karen (Nairobi, Kenya)

Total retail area: 30, 000 sq m

Opening date: Q1 2016

Developer/investor: Azalea Holdings

Anchor tenants: Carrefour

5. West Hills Mall-Phase One (Accra, Ghana)

Total retail area: 27, 700 sq m

Opening date: Q4 2014

Developer/investor: Delico Property Management

Anchor tenant: Shoprite, The Palace and Edgars

6. Cosmopolitan Mall (Lusaka, Zambia)

Total retail area: 26, 000 sq m

Opening date: Q1 2016

Developer/investor: Rockcastle

Anchor tenants: Shoprite, Game

7. Jabi Lake Mall (Abuja, Nigeria)

Total retail area: 25, 000 sq m

Opening date: Q2 2015

Developer/investor: Actis/Laurus/Duval Properties

Anchor tenants: Shoprite, Game

8. Xyami Shopping Nova Vida (Luanda,Angola)

Total retail area: 22, 000 sq m

Opening date: Q4 2015

Developer/investor: Zahara Imobiliaria

Anchor tenants: Kero

9. Novare Lekki Mall (Lagos, Nigeria)

Total retail area: 22, 000 sq m

Opening date: Q3 2016

Developer/investor: Novare/Urshday

Anchor tenants: Shoprite, Game

10. Playce Marcory (Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire)

Total retail area: 20, 000 sq m

Opening date: Q4 2015

Developer/investor: CFAO

Anchor tenants: Carrefour

11. Kumasi Mall (Kumasi, Ghana)

Total retail area: 18, 500 sq m

Opening date: Q2 2017

Developer/investor: Delico

Anchor tenants: Shoprite, Game and Edgars

12. Achimota Retail Centre (Accra, Ghana)

Total retail area: 15, 000 sq m

Opening date: Q4 2015

Developer/Investor: Atterbury/Delico

Anchor tenants: Shoprite, Palace

13. Delta Mall (Warri, Nigeria)

Total retail area: 14, 000 sq m

Opening date: Q2 2015

Developer/investor: Resilient Africa

Anchor tenants: Shoprite

14. Onitsha Mall (Onitsha, Nigeria)

Total retail area: 12, 000 sq m

Opening date: Q2 2016

Developer/investor: African Capital Alliance

Anchor tenants: Shoprite

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