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Cresta Shopping Centre: A place for all and all in one place

Aug 12, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

One thing that is always so important – and usually quite challenging – about a trip to the local mall is finding something to excite the whole family; young, old and everyone in-between. At Cresta Shopping Centre this is no problem at all.  



Shoppers can now Imagine More as the iconic Centre has officially opened the first of its kind in South Africa, in-centre Aquarium. The CrestAquarium is a modest exploration and showcase of life under the sea. Located within the three level Food and Entertainment Court, the oceanic experience introduces the beauty and magic of marine life to shoppers and the surrounding community. The vision of the new instalment is to provide shoppers with the unusual opportunity to see, learn and appreciate this unique environment. Come nose-to-nose with some of the ocean’s most iridescent little creatures, corals and underwater plants. Introducing over 30 species, you will be able to enjoy the tranquillity of underwater moments –  right here in the middle of bustling Jo’burg. 

The CrestAquarium was envisioned to entertain, educate and inspire behaviour change by showing families that live inland the magic of life under water and how we can work to protect it. The Centre has partnered with the best in the business in aquarium construction and with expert marine consultants to ensure the project and construction was a detailed and flawless success – as well as ensuring the safety and happiness of the ocean life introduced. The certified and regulated aquaria specialists ensure the selected ocean fish are cared for 24/7.  


As a place where so many people visit on a daily basis, safety and security is of huge importance to Cresta Shopping Centre. Besides putting a high emphasis on TV surveillance, the Centre has 24-hour security services to ensure the safety of their shoppers and tenants. We all know how easily those little feet can go wandering. Cresta offers Kids Identibands at their Information Desks to help with those more curious and wandering kids find the safety of their parents. As the Shopping Centre values safety so much, they are constantly educating shoppers on tips and their safety guide can be found on their website and social media platforms.  



At Cresta shopping Centre, everyone matters and no-one is forgotten – no matter your age or taste preference. Cresta’s Family Room features a dedicated reception area, spacious changing and feeding rooms, a family restroom, kitchenette with microwaves, lockers for valuables, a fun play area and trolley or pram parking. This oasis for parents shopping with young children is located on the lower level of the Food & Entertainment Court. The Centre now also boasts a new kids play area conveniently located in the Banking Court on the Lower Level – giving parents even more options to entertain their little ones. As for the more mature in life there are also plenty of Seniors’ benefits. The valued and wise elders can park for FREE every Wednesday and enjoy the Wednesday store specials. There are also dedicated parking bays around the centre for families and senior shoppers. 


With over 260 stores and restaurants there is so much variety to choose from – it’s almost hard to select where to start. The three story Food and Entertainment Court offers an abundance of dining options for all taste buds including a list of Halaal restaurants for your convenience. The latest sweet addition to entice those taste buds is the new Cinnabon store which has opened next to Mugg and Bean on the Upper Level of the Food Court.  

So if you are looking for a one stop, please the whole family gang – then Cresta Shopping Centre is your place for all, all in one place.  

Beyers Naude Drive, Cresta 

 011 678 5306 

Facebook: @crestashoppingcentre 

Twitter: @crestacentre 

Instagram: @crestacentre 


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