Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Cape Town Shopping Experience
For the international Tourist, shopping in Cape Town is relatively inexpensive due to the favourable exchange rate and comparatively low production costs.
For the Tourist, jewellery is particularly inexpensive and as many of South Africa's most talented goldsmiths and jewellery designers live in Cape Town, shopping for their sought after creations will delight those looking for serious bling. Textiles are well priced, in particular leather goods, sports and outdoor wear. The same applies to art works, antiques, books and wine.
Most Cape Town shops will accept your international credit card and traveller’s cheques and nearly all major Cape Town shopping centres have foreign exchange bureaux. You can draw money with your international bank and credit cards from almost any ATM (Automated Banking Machines) which are plentiful in Cape Town.
Popular Cape Town Shopping Centres
Where? De Waterkant / Green Point
The Cape Quarter is home to some of the most exclusive interior and fashion stores, including well-known local and international labels. As it borders the Cape Town City Bowl, the Cape Quarter is perfectly situated for business breakfasts...
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The Cavendish Square Shopping Centre is an award-winning shopping mall situated in the heart of Cape Town's Southern Suburbs in the upmarket suburb of Claremont. Cavendish Square encompasses over two hundred and fifty of the most elite stores...
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Canal Walk Shopping Centre
Where? Century City
An array of 400 shops dazzle with a choice of chain stores, specialities and boutiques; all retailers and categories abundantly represented. Anchor tenants comprising of nationals and department stores trade from impressive outlets, some being the...
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Where? Sea Point
Once a cinema, the building was converted and originally opened as a shopping centre in 1974. The mall has since been expanded and renovated and now offers secure parking for patrons to the centre and 24 hour security. With over fifty shops...
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Tyger Valley Shopping Centre
Located in the fast growing Tyger Valley business district, this stylish and welcoming Shopping Centre is considered to be the retail heart of Cape Town; convenient, comprehensive and welcoming. Tyger Valley Shopping Centre encompasses 275...
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Willowbridge Shopping Centre
The hottest shopping street in the Cape. Located in the northern suburbs of Cape Town alongside the greenbelt of Elsieskraal river and opposite the TygerValley Centre, Willowbridge is South Africa's first true lifestyle centre. A world class...
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Gardens Shopping Centre
Gardens Shopping Centre is the most popular shopping centre in the Cape Town City Bowl. The Centre is located just a stone’s throw from the bustling Central Business District. Regular Customers visit the centre for the variety and uniqueness...
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Constantia Village Centre
The Constantia Village is home to art galleries, antique dealers, chic fashion boutiques, glittering jewellers, lifestyle and interior decor emporiums, e-stores, adventure dealers, fresh food halls, soul-stirring music and book...
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Blue Route Mall
Surrounded by the beautiful tree lined suburbs of Kirstenhof and Tokai, Blue Route Mall is nestled in one of the most beautiful parts of Cape Town. Shops at the Blue Route Mall range from current fashion to groceries, jewellery, a Ster...
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Long Beach Mall
An outing to one of the most beautiful areas in the Cape would not be complete without a visit to the Longbeach Mall. Take a trip out this way and discover a new world of shopping and entertainment, set in one of the most picturesque areas...
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The Paddocks Shopping Centre
The Paddocks is superbly characterised by its high shop fronts and arched colonnades to allow for fantastic views of Table Bay, Table Mountain, The Harbour and Robben Island. Anchor tenants include a Super Spar, Standard Bank and Woolworths and...
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Where? Somerset West
Somerset Mall is the third largest shopping centre in the Western Cape with everything it takes to ensure a full-day browsing and entertainment experience for locals, visitors and families. The adventure arena is dominated by a spectacular double...
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Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre
Where? V&A Waterfront
As the most popular shopping destination in South Africa, the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, at the V&A Waterfront, is a hub of excitement and activity. It is one of Cape Town’s most prized attractions, and allows locals and visitors to...
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Special Interest Shopping Tours
The Diamond Works
Where? Cape Town Central
Diamond Works is Cape Town’s finest jewellery experience. Established in October 2001, the idea was to create a jewellery destination whereby tourists could learn about the art of diamond cutting, witness the make up of jewellery pieces...
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Popular Open-Air and Craft Markets
Where? Cape Town Central
You cannot visit Cape Town and not visit one of its oldest markets, set on a cobbled square between Short and long Market Streets. This is where Capetonians have been buying their clothing, jewellery, sandals, crafts and nick-nacks for years...
More info and contact details: Greenmarket Square
V&A Market on the Wharf
Where? V&A Waterfront
Food is everywhere. Pick up some fabulously fresh ingredients, homemade preserves, chillies, spices and so much more. Incredible cook books can be found here too, so why go anywhere else? You can get the recipe and the ingredients all...
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