The Eastgate Shopping Centre is a shopping centre based in Bedfordview, near Bedford Gardens in Gauteng province.HistoryEastgate was Johannesburg's first 'super-regional' shopping centre. When it opened in 1979, it was the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere. It remains one of the largest centres in the country, and is the fourth largest shopping centre in the Gauteng, after Sandton City, Mall of Africa and Menlyn Park. The centre lies next to the R24 airport freeway, between the Johannesburg CBD and O. R. Tambo International Airport.Stores include Woolworths, Edgars, Checkers Hyper, Ster-Kinekor cinemas and Dion. A expansion was completed in 2010, which brings Eastgate to 122 000m². It was developed by Liberty Life and is managed by Liberty Properties, on behalf of the parent company Liberty Holdings Limited.Eastgate Shopping Centre is frequented by over 80 000 shoppers on Saturdays, over 2 million shoppers a month. The shopping centre offers Bureau de change facilities. Major retailers include one of the most successful Woolworths in South Africa. The centre's 250 stores include over 60 fashion boutiques and 13 jewellers.