Shopping Malls, Cape Town

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  • Shopping center
    Shopping center
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  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    by csordila
  • The V&A Waterfront
    The V&A Waterfront
    by Suzze
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    Pik n Pay, Shoprite, Spar: PAD KOS - food for snacking & the Road

    by kenHuocj Written Mar 19, 2004

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    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

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    Canal Walk: A bit of everything

    by glennkasner Updated Oct 30, 2003

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    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

    Related to:
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Birdwatching

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    African Experience: Authentic African Crafts in a relaxed atmosphere

    by phred1910 Written Sep 25, 2003

    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

    V&A Waterfront

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    Cavendish Square: Upmarket Suburban Mall

    by madeletha Updated Aug 21, 2003

    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.

    At the escalators
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Women's Travel

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    A tourist trap??: V & A waterfront

    by paradisedreamer Updated Jul 31, 2003

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    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.

    V & A waterfront
    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture

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    What to buy where

    by paradisedreamer Updated Jul 21, 2003

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    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.

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    Victoria and Albert Seafront Shopping Centre: A mall is a mall is a mall...but

    by cochinjew Written Jun 29, 2003

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    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..

    water, mountain and the mall

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    Canal Walk/Century City: Shopping and entertainment

    by claus9000 Written Apr 6, 2003

    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

    Inside Canal Walk shopping center
    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Family Travel

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    Victoria & Alfred waterfront: All in one place

    by Gard Written Feb 20, 2003

    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.

    Gard at the waterfrom area

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    Century City Canal Walk

    by DeeGeeZee Updated Oct 28, 2002

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    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.

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    Shopping Malls: Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 28, 2008

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    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.

    V&A Waterfront

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    Canal Walk: New shopping experince

    by cleomedes Written Aug 3, 2005

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    Something special, more than 380 shops in a beautifull surounding. Created like a palace, with ceiling paintings a water canal with boat tours... great!

    Canal Walk Mall

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    Shopping Malls: All you can get!

    by lobstop Written May 7, 2004

    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

    Manuel, Waterfront and Table Mountain

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    African Origins: African Origins

    by sof76 Written Dec 18, 2003

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    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.

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