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About Us

During 2013, a pioneering development project was undertaken to construct a Shopping Centre in the beautiful garden town of Okahandja. Initially the Shopping Centre development was planned to comprise of only two phases, of which phase one comprised 9600 square metres and phase two 8700 square metres. As construction continued as scheduled, the vision and demand expanded and a further two phases were added onto the project to meet the growing consumer needs of the Garden town. Phase three was completed towards the end of November 2014.

The development in its totality, measures a colossal 30 000 square metres of retail and office space respectively. Okahandja Shopping Centre is the single largest private investment of its kind in Okahandja, originally the investment value totalled approximately N$ 120 million, however with the additional add on phases undertaken, this private investment currently stands at over N$ 350 million.

Okahandja Shopping Centre is a proud Namibian development, embarked upon and financed by construction and development mogul Gerrit Mouton. The Centre is owned by the Okahandja Shopping Centre (PTY) Ltd, and was constructed by Namib Housing (PTY) Ltd ( sister company). The leasing and management of the Shopping Centre was undertaken from the onset internally.

During May 2014, the Okahandja Shopping Centre was officially inaugurated by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Hage G. Geingob, who served as the Right Honourable Prime Minister of Namibia at the time.

Okahandja Shopping Centre boasts a very unique section within the centre, referred to as the “The Market.” This section comprises of 29 small retail outlets designated specifically for Namibian produced crafts and are leased to local entrepreneurs at a subsidized rate, in line with the developers personal vision to enlarge opportunities to upcoming entrepreneurs and providing prime location to locally produced goods and services.

Okahandja Shopping Centre provides a unique leasing platform within the centre, offered to local Namibian entrepreneurs who manufacture or craft goods locally. Referred to as “The Market,” as its aesthetics and design resemble a market setup. This designated area within the confines of the Shopping Centre consist of 29 secure and lockable stalls measured at 9 square metres each. Leasing rates are subsidized as part of the company’s social responsibility efforts to promote entrepreneurism and provide locally produced items access to a market and prime location.