The Mall

Every city has a unique historical landmark. For Durban, it is The Workshop – an iconic, heritage-rich building embraced by the bustling, vibrant heart of the CBD.

The Workshop has made strides since 1860, transformed from a railway workshop into a modern shopping centre. As times changed, so did The Workshop. Safety upgrades, expansion and rigorous renovations have restored, replenished and shaken off the dust to reveal a brand new shopping experience. The character and charm of a bygone era is complemented by state-of-the-art finishes, resulting in a remarkable contrast of vintage and vogue.

In addition to a wide choice of luxury brands, top national retailers and popular eateries, The Workshop boasts the best bunny chow in Durban, and the largest curio shop in South Africa.

Many of Durban’s main attractions are situated within walking distance from the centre, including the Durban City Hall, the ICC, Moses Mabhida Stadium and The Playhouse Theatre.

Today, The Workshop has a whole new vibe, moving to the rhythm of a thriving city and its people. World traveller, adventure seeker or local visitor, everyone is welcome at The new Workshop.


Baby changing facilities
Baby changing facilities for the comfort and convenience of moms and little ones.
Disability facilities
Disability facilities with easy access for wheelchairs
Pay toilets at R2 per person
Pay toilets at R2 per person ensure professional upkeep of restroom facilities.


The Workshop has 1 251 parking bays, including 350 open parking, 895 undercover parking and 6 disabled parking bays.


The centre is monitored by CCTV and competent security officers 24 hours a day. Security can be contacted via the centre’s switchboard number after hours. All parking bays are patrolled continuously to ensure the safety and security of all customers, staff and those visiting the centre.

About JHI

JHI Properties under the umbrella of Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate is Africa's leading trusted provider of fully integrated, self-performing property solutions that deliver quality, cost-effective results. We unlock opportunities by leveraging our extensive knowledge and experience, technical capabilities and group synergies. Distinguished by our proud track record, we are a value-driven organisation that provides a wide range of integrated property solutions and services in Africa, delivered with excellence. As a group of companies, we are committed to corporate social responsibility and we carefully consider the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our actions.

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