Shopping Malls, Cape Town
Pik n Pay
Shoprite formerly OK &/0r Checkers
Spar - the suburbia supermarket
What to buy: when in Cape town, the fruit is oft from the producers, ripened on the trees thus sweeter and more nutritious !
See what the local buy,
get to know local products
make your own Bunny Chow with Brood en Atchar
What to pay: us$5 will be a banquet for 4
This mall, the largest in Cape Town caters for everyone and is frequented by tourists and locals alike.
It offers a vast selection at "local" prices as opposed to the "tourist" prices one is charged at a number of shops in the V&A Waterfront
What to buy: Clothing
A large market that has displays from various people, you can find all that you want here from ostrich eggs to masks to local paintings. Probably will spend a little more than at an informal market, but the atmosphere is more relaxed.
What to buy: Whatever you would like to take as a memory. I chose an ostrich egg
Everything you'd expect from a shopping mall and more. From departmental to specialised retail stores, coffee shops, restaurants, cinemas, hair/nail saloons, jewellers, banks, need I say more. Its a combination of shopping, dining and entertainment all under one roof.
Cavendish Square has been around for ages, but was revamped in the late 90s to move with the times. If you love shopping, don't miss visiting this mall among others.
Open: Mon-Thurs 9am-6pm, Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm.
What to buy: There are quite a few shops, where you can buy unique South African fashion, decor items, and artwork.
What to pay: I'm sure you all know that the exchange rate is most favourable for tourists.
The african market is a great place to get your souvenirs as most of the stuff is good qaulity but it may be more expensive than informal stalls on the road
The shopping Mall will have everything you would expect. There is late night shopping seven days a week, the most convenient hours in the Western Cape. In addition there are boat rides, cinemas and restaurants.
All the following shops can be found in any of the big shopping centres
Clothes in general – Edgars, Stuttafords, Truworths, Woolworths (Marks & Spencers equivalent), Mr Price (budget)
Toiletries – Clicks
Childrens clothes – Mad Dog, Cape clothing co
Mens clothes - Markhams
Womens clothes - Foschini
Home furnishings – Stuttafords, Boardmans
Newsagents - CNA
Books – CNA, Exclusive books
Most shops are open 9-5 but some may be open longer but not as late as Europeans may be used to.
Hundreds of shops and eating places and three weeks later I was to go to Mall of the Americas in Minneapolis..
Let me tell one thing for sure while the shopping goods in general were similar.. those shopping at cape town were a FAR MORE ATTRACTIVE CROWD THAN THE ONES IN MINNEAPOLIS...
What a lovely setting for a shopping mall..
Shopping mall with a complete range of shops, eateries and cinemas as ell as outdoor cafes. An absolutely safe place even at nighttime. Next to the mall is a Holiday Inn Express Hotel
What to buy: from food to luxury items
What to pay: Average price, most popular among the locals
The waterfront area is nice. It is a nice mixture between shopping malls, restaurants, bars and a working dock. This is where you will find Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Cafe and the Two Ocean aquarium. The Cantina Tequila can prove to be quite a hot spot on Friday and Saturday evenings.
What to buy: I'm not sure that you will be able to buy much there that you can't find at home. But for me (being from Norway where most things are expensive) it was easy to find pretty good bargains here.
This shopping centre is the largest in Africa, but it is just like any other large shopping centre anywhere else in the world. High prices to help pay for the high overhead. Was not worth the time and expense to get there. Selection in the stores in the CBD and at the V&A Waterfront area was almost as good, with lower prices.
The V&A waterfront is a great place to shop, grab a bite or spend at a nightclub.
What to buy: This is a nice place to hang out but for souvenirs, the prices are much higher than elsewhere.
Something special, more than 380 shops in a beautifull surounding. Created like a palace, with ceiling paintings a water canal with boat tours... great!
The V/A Waterfront is a huge entertainment and shopping complex in the heard of Cape Town. You can get litteraly everything there.
What to buy: anything
This is a shop where you can buy really cute things from cheap to expensive!
There are several of this shops, I went to the one located in waterfront.