Megaplex Newsletter 2016 April: Shopping in Sandton

Shopping in Sandton – April 2016

Welcome to Megaplex's monthly newsletter alerting the up-market shopper to the new and interesting in Sandton and Bryanston.   Please feel free to support our advertisers!  To subscribe, see our subscription page.

Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review ~ Closed
Green Tip ~ The Checkout

Practical Effective Self-Defence

KRAV MAGA Instructors:
Mike & Walter
SMS or phone 084 211 8888


Mon & Thu above Car Service City,
off Witkoppen Rd. Paulshof,
near Cambridge Crossing.

Links to Other Pages:
Megaplex Home – Overview of Shops, Facilities, and Accommodation in Northern Sandton.

Shopping Centres in Sunninghill:
The Square
Sunninghill Village
Sunhill Shopping Centre
Chilli Lane Shopping Centre
Chilli Lane Shopping Centre
Chilli on Top Centre
The Core

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– Yet only 1% of people donate blood!

Make a difference to society! Donate at The Colony,  cor Jan Smuts & Rothesay Avenues, Craighall.  Phone:
011 447-6665
011 880-4994

Shopping Centres in and near Bryanston:
Cramerview Village
Nicolway Shopping Centre
Coachman's Crossing
Grosvenor Crossing
Hobart Grove Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Riverside Shopping Centre
Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre
Bryanpark Shopping Centre

Shopping Centres in the Woodmead area:
Wendywood Centre
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead Super Value Centre
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail Park
Woodmead Square
Dunwoody Centre
Kelvin Village
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Other Shops and Shopping in Woodmead

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Shopping Centres in Central Sandton:
Atholl Square
Grayston Shopping Centre

Shopping in and around Rivonia:
Rivonia Square
Rivonia Village Centre
Rivonia Junction
Mutual Mews
Early Dawn Mall
Shops in Central Rivonia
Shops in Northern Rivonia
Cambridge Crossing
Petervale Shopping Centre

Shopping Centres in
Greater Morningside:

Morningside Shopping Centre
The Wedge, Morningside
Morning Glen Mall
90 Degrees on Rivonia
Morning View
Benmore Gardens
Shops in the Morningside Area

You Can Speak in Public Without "Ums", "Ahs" and "You-Knows"!

Transformers Toastmasters meets 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at Morningside Country Club, de la Rey Road, at 18:45.  Aspiring speakers are welcome!  Contact Judith Taylor on 082 389 3481 or

Restaurants in Rivonia,
Codfather Village of Restaurants,
Restaurant reviews for Rivonia
Morningside Restaurant reviews

Other Places of Interest:
Sandspruit Hiking Trail,
Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre,
Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop

We are open 7 days a week and offer “Fresh Haircuts” even in Winter, when we warm you up with a cup of coffee! We also have other value-added services and specials. Please call 011 803 5015 for more information. We are down in the lower level in the main block down the escalators. Plenty of parking in the Basement in Sunninghill Village. For more, email Fay.

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You can get 1% back on your total spend at Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Shoprite Liquor, Game, Dion Wired, Neotel, Cell C, MTN, Vodacom, and GAP. You get 2% at Microsoft's On-Line store, Weleda Pharmacies, Tiger Wheel & Tyre, Sportsman's Warehouse, Spur Restaurants, Luca's Ristorante Italiano (Rivonia Crossing 2), The Hairdressing Team (Cramerview Shops), Wedge Optometrists, Dis-Chem, on-line shop, Best Western Hotels, and Halfway House Vets.  There is 3% back at Toys 'R' Us, Babies 'R' Us, Hirsch's and The Golfer's Club, 4% at Lyoness Cafe and Piguet Kahn Jewellers (Thrupps Centre), and 5% at the Blue Bulls Supporters Club and the Love Cricket Supporters.

You also get between one and 15 "shopping points" per R1000 spend.  Shopping Points can later be redeemed against special offers, typically with values around R100.

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Odd Jobs

Every bicycle shop needs a good "Spokesman".

New on the Block, Movers and Shakers  Back to top

  • Real Kung Fu, Shop 73, Upper Level in Morning Glen Mall – Chinese Restaurant and Sushi bar. Also soups, Curry, rice, noodle dishes, and tempura. Sushi Buffet R160/person. Catering. Open 11:00-21:30 every day.
  • Tropical Gyro and Greek Foods, Shop LG05, Mezzanine in The Square Sunninghill – Greek wraps, chicken, burgers, chips, T-bones and lamb chops. Baklava is yummy! Prices very reasonable. Free Delivery within 5km.
  • Collection, Ground in Coachman's Crossing – Ladies dress shop now open.
  • H20 International Peter Place, Shop 20, Ground in Coachman's Crossing – Bottled water.
  • Absolute Pets, Ground in Grayston Shopping Centre – Vet food store for dogs, cats, birds, etc. Food and accessories. Super Vet, Royal Canin, Eukanuba, Iams, Hills.
  • 1 Stop Nutrition, Ground in Grayston Shopping Centre – Sports supplements and other stuff to mess with your body, at remarkable prices. Open Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00.
  • TOMS Rivonia, Building B in Rivonia Crossing 2 – "The Only Music Shop". Musical instruments of all kinds.
  • Safari Outdoor, Building B in Rivonia Crossing 2 – A vast shop containing everything for hunting and camping: Guns, ammunition, airguns, knives, binoculars, tents, clothes, watches, wind meters, even beard care (who wants to shave on Safari?).
  • Citroen Rivonia, Building B in Rivonia Crossing 2 – French cars.
  • The Wishbone has moved out of Sunhill Shopping Centre and now delivers weekly to your door in Sunninghill: High quality poultry including barn-raised grain-fed chicken, free-range quail and duck, and fresh free-range eggs.

Desert Sands Persian Carpets & Restorations

* All kinds of Genuine Handmade Persian carpets available * Specialised cleaning and repairs done by Iranian expert * Direct importers from Iran for best prices!
Coachman's Crossing, call 011 463-7770 or 083 376-0498, or e-mail

Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top

**** Milhaus Food & Wine Bar, Kyalami on Main Shopping Centre, R55 Kyalami Main Road corner Dytchley Rd

Two very hungry people left a seminar in Midrand and stopped off at this shopping centre in search of lunch!  We first tried Rocomama's but the noise and lack of attention drove us out.  Their loss was Milhaus' gain –and ours!  Again a restaurant with a view back south over Sandton.  It is also a very creative one!

They do a "Flight of Wine" to introduce you to their extensive range of wines for R50!  I should have written my choices down.  They were all excellent white wines.  My partner had a fresh Strawberry juice which smelt wonderful.  He had their hake and chips whilst I had their French Burger.  This had to be sent back as the menu did not indicate that it came smothered in sweet sauces.  The sauceless one was perfectly Bleu and had a good salad with it.

Clever was our very courteous waiter.  This is worth going to again for a special occasion.

Contact Details:, Reservations: 011 466 0128.

Wisdom from the Internet

According to an Internet comment, "dogs were bread from wolves".

--They failed to say whether white, brown, wholewheat, or rye.

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No Longer Functioning:  Back to top

  • Kiyota Sushi, Shop 73, Upper Level in Morning Glen Mall – Restaurant and Sushi bar. Now "Real Kung Fu" Chinese Restaurant.
  • GoodFellas Barbershop, Shop 04 in Coachman's Crossing – Men’s hairdresser.
  • Smooch, Shop 20 in Coachman's Crossing – Frozen yoghurt experience.
  • Sofisticlean Dry Cleaners in Coachman's Crossing – Dry cleaning, tailoring, laundry, dying, shoe repairs, curtain cleaning, carpet cleaning machine.
  • Angelo's Kitchen in Coachman's Crossing – Italian Restaurant and take-away.
  • HighStreet 99, Shop 67 in Morning Glen Mall – Wigs, Hair extensions, after-care products and accessories. Was Upper Level next to Headhunters.
  • The Absolutely Fabulous Video Store 2 in Grayston Shopping Centre – DVD Hire. Still open in 90 Degrees on Rivonia.
  • Red Auto (Pty) Ltd, Shop 1 in Sandton Court – Auto Broking services: Exotic and other used cars.
  • Chrysler Jeep Dodge Sandton, Shop 2 in Sandton Court – New and used cars and commercial vehicles.
  • Grayston Pet Boutique in Grayston Shopping Centre – Vet food store for dogs, cats, birds, etc. Food and accessories.
  • Xtreme Nutrition in Grayston Shopping Centre – Sports supplements.
  • Pixel Foundry in Rivonia Crossing 2 – Advertising, photographic agent. Was in Building B.
  • Pure Pix Portraiture in Rivonia Crossing 2 – Was in Building B.
  • Shisa Nyama, Shop LG05 in The Square Sunninghill – "A time to braai". Choose and weigh your meat and they braai it for you - was in Mezzanine.

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Shopping News   Back to top

The Mall of Africa opened yesterday in Waterfall City, Midrand, Gauteng. It is the largest shopping mall to be built in Africa in a single phase, with a total retail area of 131,000 square metres, and a gross area of 550,000 square metres.  Many of the shops have opening specials, and traffic congestion has been reported as the "Crawl of Africa", while inside it seems to have been the "Maul of Africa".

There appear to be five levels of parking, some 24 entrances, and two shopping levels, confusingly called Levels 3 and 5.  If your physical fitness routine involves walking long distances around huge malls together with vast crowds, this will probably suit you well.  The mall's website map is at, not interactive as claimed.

Intensive Scare?

Julius says that, "for all intensive purposes",
Arms deal = arm steal.

Cooking Tip   Back to top

How to cook tofu: Throw it in the bin. Fry some bacon.

Please Give R10 to Guide Dogs for the Blind!  SMS 'see' to 38051

Overheard Near the Checkout

"This new cell phone is advertised as 'water-resistant' --what does that mean?"

"It does get wet, but it doesn't want to."

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Newsletter Issued 15 April 2016 – Page Last Updated: 28 October 2016. – Contact us.