Situated in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal’s premier coastal holiday town, Lifestyle Centre provides a convenient, easy and authentic shopping experience, for residents and holidaymakers alike. Co-owners Bruce and Paul Rencken are entrepreneurs with the necessary boldness and touch of craziness required to make something out of nothing. 15 years ago, the site of Lifestyle Centre was a sugar cane field. Bruce and Paul secured funding and tenants for this ambitious project, and Bruce recalls going door-to-door, selling the concept to desired future tenants, with the model of the centre in the back of the bakkie. Lifestyle Centre began as a neighbourhood convenience centre, and for 13 years, was both literally and figuratively, the centre of Ballito.
The retail landscape of Ballito changed in 2017 with the launch of an 80,000m2 regional mall right across the road from Lifestyle Centre. In this new chapter of the story, the same qualities of boldness, vision and a touch of craziness have been required to take Lifestyle Centre to the next level through clearly differentiating our offering for the Ballito market.
Lifestyle Centre is known and loved for the personal touch, the great food and family fine dining offerings, and the beautiful design that integrates indoor and outdoor in a way that really brings the feeling of “street-scene” shopping to life. This is a place where international trends and local flavour mix perfectly. A place where you can feel at home, relaxed, comfortable and just be yourself. It captures the essence of living life the Ballito way. You will feel it in the air.