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The Best Department Stores to Shop at in Durban, South Africa

Durban is known for many things, one of which is the wildlife. People come from all over the world to explore this exotic city and all it offers. Shop for foodie treats, homewares, fashion and more at Durban’s best department stores. Choose between dozens of brands and obliterate your entire shopping list in one fell swoop under one roof at one of the departments stores in Durban. Here, we take a look at our pick of the best department stores in Durban.

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Game is a major department store chain with stores in Durban and other South African cities. One of Africa’s biggest retailers. A promotionally driven discount retailer of general merchandise and non-perishable groceries for home, leisure and business use. Makes for a decent shopping experience in the city, easy access shopping, makes for that quick shopping experience. Good customer care. Reasonable prices.

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Head to Markro’s Durban location to fulfill all your shopping spree desires. Makro offers food, the latest electronics, houseware, camping and outdoor equipment and even liquor. Makro also operate an extensive online shopping range includes the majority of items you would expect to find in a Makro store and carries with it the same ethos they have always maintained. Safe and guaranteed to make everyone happy.

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Woolworths delivers quality and style at its best. A well laid out store, find trend-setting clothes and stylish homewares that appeal to you in a jiffy. There are items at every price range. They are continuously building on their reputation for superior quality, exciting innovation and excellent value. Always a pleasure shopping at Woolworths.

Pick n Pay

Pick n Pay is one of the largest hypermarket chain stores in South Africa. Excellent clean and convenient one-stop shopping spot. With plenty parking that’s free which makes it easy to get in and out. You can do grocery shopping with ease and grab a bite to eat inside the build. Beautiful packaging and affordable prices comes as standard, too. Pick n Pay also operates stores in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland.

Best Department Stores to Shop at in Durban, South Africa
Pick n Pay, Durban hypermarket. © Neresh Dhawraj

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