Cape Town Shopping
Cape Town offers visitors a world class shopping experience and a wide choice of high street shops, malls and craft villages. The list below is by no means a complete one but provides a cross section of what the visitor could expect to find.
Cavendish Square which is located in the southern suburb of Claremont has been ranked as one of South Africa's premier shopping and entertainment centres. The centre has a distinct up-market atmosphere and a recent R90 million revamp has added retail space with a strong international flavour. 30 international tenants are included among its many stores including global brands like Levi Strauss, Bang & Olufsen, Timberland, Bally, Diesel, Swatch, McDonald's, Waterford Wedgwood and The Body Shop.
Telephone: 021 657 5600
Located in the fast growing northern suburbs of Cape Town, Tyger Valley draws over 1.2 million visitors every month to its approximately 275 shops, 10 cinemas or 33 restaurants. This is truly a city within a city with something for everyone. Abundant parking is available with over 5000 parking bays, at least half of them undercover.
Telephone: 021 914 1822
Canal WalkCentury City
Located only 10 minutes from the centre of Cape Town, Canal Walk is the shopping destination of choice for locals and visitors alike. More than 400 shops, 45 restaurants and coffee shops, the largest cinema complex in southern Africa with seating for over 4500 people and 20 screens are spread out on over 120 000 square metres alongside the grandly named "Grand Canal". The centre is located adjacent to the Ratanga Junction theme park (the only one of its kind in the western cape) and and is easily reached with direct access from the N1 highway.
Telephone: 021 555 3250
Noordhoek Farm VillageNoordhoek
A different shopping experience surrounded by ancient oaks in the lush Noordhoek valley. The farm village includes a variety of local arts and craft shops including hand blown glass, tack for the horse riding set and unique artworks produced by local artists. There is a selection of pubs, coffee shops and restaurants and a kids playground.
Telephone: 021 789 1317
Two Oceans Craft and Culture Centre
Situated along the popular scenic route to Cape Point and Scarborough, the Two Oceans Craft and Culture Centre is a community project engaging the skills and talents of the people of Masiphumelele, Ocean View and Red Hill. The craft market includes beadwork, leatherwork, ceramics, woodwork, grass weave work, clothing & candles. A new addition is the Sonwabile Resturant, fashioned from stone with a thatched roof, the restaurant seats 50 and is a great place to meet friends for a cup of good coffee, or to relax for a meal.
Try the Kraal Theatre, seating 300, the theatre is a platform for local talent, or you could take a township tour which may include a visit to a sangoma (witch doctor), places of worship, schools, shops, housing projects and local artists. The tours are led by trained guides.
Telephone: 021 785 3495