If you are in the mood for some retail therapy, make your way to one of the biggest shopping malls in Africa, Canal Walk. There are oodles and oodles of shops to suit the needs of everyone, there is also an array of restaurants where you can have some lunch before maxing out that credit card!!
What to buy: Whatever you want to buy, Canal Walk has it. From fashion to souvenirs, to food.
With more than 400 shops to choose from, Canal Walk is Africa's largest and most exciting retail and entertainment centre, offering the most compelling, comparative shopping experience under one roof on the continent.
It has however been designed to offer more than just an unbeatable shopping experience. From its breath-taking architecture, to the live events and promotions staged regularly in its state-of-the-art promotions court which also boasts its own television station to its 40 restaurants, coffee shops and pubs, Canal Walk has been designed to entertain.
What to buy: There`s so many shops there , I would not be able to tell you where to begin.
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
Well Here is everything here from normal arts and crafts to designer stores and supermarkets. It has a beautifull eating area with a big screen tv so you won`t miss out on the soccer match you so wanna see.
For the family , do you fancy bowling.... yeah they got there very own bowling alley.
What to buy: Well its all up to you , I guess it is a shopping mall.
What to pay: All the goods is marked with prices , there`s not much negoition of price in here.
The V&A Waterfront comprises several top shopping centres, restaurants, coffee-shops and taverns, several quality hotels, an aquarium, cinemas, an IMAX theatre, arts and crafts markets, office space and a luxury residential component. The entire development is situated in the heart of Cape Town’s harbour area, with the shipping and fishing activities associated with any harbour, still very much a part of the development.
What to buy: There is lots to buy here , it has everything from top designer shops including a flea market whereby you can buy anything thing there at very reduced prices.
Shop Until You Drop at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Alfred Mall features 15 specialty shops and boutiques, a restaurant and coffee shops.
Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre has over 100 shops and more than 70 restaurants/coffee shops.
Clock Tower Centre is the newest addition to the V&A Waterfront with plenty of shops and restaurants.
What to buy: Everything you can dream of.
What to pay: Mostly much cheaper than in Europe!
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.
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
It is a great place. All the shops you can think of under one roof!!! And there's always something happening. I go there at least twice a weekend...
What to buy: Anything you can get you hands on. They cater for everyone.
What to pay: There are cheap and very expencive shops. So it all depends on you...
The Shopping MAll at the V&A waterfront combines the opportunity to clothes shop at designer and SA based stores. Also there is the red shed indoor market and another market which house various crafts and curios. This is the perfect place to shop for a present, unique to SA, for a loved one. Do be aware though that prices may be on the higher side then you may find elsewhere as the rentals are high but definetly a time saver.
Also in the Waterfront there is a host of restaurants, bars and coffee houses just perfect for the hungry shopper or the bored husband
What to buy: Beaded crafts, leather, handpainted fabrics etc
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.
The V&A Shopping centre offers air conditioned comfort! It houses a number of brands and chain stores that I know we have back in the UK.
There is lots of parking outside in a big car park, the mall is clean and if aftet travelling through Africa for a while you want to buy some creature comforts this is the place you want!
When we were here it was Christmas and there were beautiful displays, it was very busy and it was open late.
Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination.. You can buy anything you can think of here!
Many people like the Waterfront. It is a bit pricey but there is so much to see from the craft markets to sailing or helicopter rides, buying books or viewing fishes at an Aquarium.
What to buy: Arts and crafts, everything non-arty and normal things too!
There is something for everyone.
What to pay: It is expensive and priced for tourists. Locals are not able to buy at these shops. You can buy the same thing at a local mall for alot less.
Well, everything is under one roof. You can go shopping then have lunch outside overlooking the habour or the mountain. It is defnitly a must when you ever come to Cape Town! At night all the lights light up the place and it looks magical!!!
What to buy: Arts and crafts. Brand name clothing, CD's and DVD's are also prob, a lot cheaper here. Lots of tourists also buy dimonds. Well, you can buy what ever you wish for!!!
What to pay: Cape Town is very cheap for all you guys earning dollars and pounds,believe me...
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..