With nearly two hundred malls and shopping centres listed across the region, the Western Cape is a shopaholic’s haven. From the cosmopolitan malls of Cape Town, to the more quaint farm villages and smaller centres, the Western Cape has everything to satisfy your shopping desires.
Central Cape Town is peppered with shopping centres, malls and a variety of gift and curio shops. St George’s Mall has a number of interesting boutiques and around the corner is Greenmarket Square with its flea market and fashion boutiques. Long Street also has many small charming shops.
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has a bonanza of shops, ranging from curios to fashion and decor. The mall mixes true African flavour, with a cosmopolitan touch, and a complementary blend of Victorian architecture.
Canal Walk Shopping Centre meshes the world’s most desirable brands, with convenient shopping facilities and gorgeous surroundings. With over four hundred stores, Canal Walk boasts the widest selection of speciality stores in the Southern Hemisphere.
Claremont is the shopping district of the Southern Suburbs, with Cavendish Square being its main shopping attraction. This stylish mall is located in the heart of Claremont and has everything from restaurants, coffee shops, hair salons, specialist stores, cinemas and large entertainment areas.
Tyger Valley Shopping Centre is found at the centre of the Northern Suburbs and is the largest shopping centre in the Cape. Located in the fast growing northern suburbs of Cape Town, Tyger Valley draws over a million visitors every month to its nearly three hundred stores, ten cinemas and thirty-three restaurants. Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre is also located in the Northern Suburbs, and is South Africa’s first true lifestyle centre. A world class, open-air shopping experience, Willowbridge offers a stress-free shopping experience.
Along the Atlantic Seaboard, Sea Point and Camps Bay have many fashion and clothing shops down its Main Road. Hout Bay is home to several art and craft shops.
The False Bay coastline, also known as the Treasure Coast, is dotted with many charming shops selling a variety of wares. The small village of Kalk Bay and Simon’s Town offer the most shopping choices.
Noordhoek Farm Village includes a variety of local arts and craft shops. There is a selection of pubs, coffee shops and restaurants and a kids playground.
The Two Oceans Craft and Culture Centre is situated in Fish Hoek. A community project which engages the skills and talents of surrounding neighbourhoods, the craft market showcases beadwork, leatherwork, ceramics, woodwork, clothing and home industry produce. The Sonwabile Resturant seats up to fifty guests at a time and is a great, laidback place to meet friends or relax with a good meal.