Shopping In Cape Town

You can shop till you drop in Cape Town with its endless choices!

Whether you are looking for a simple everyday item; souvenir; specialty item or that very important gift – go no further than shopping in Cape Town.

From stylish malls to antique shops and craft markets, flea markets and art galleries are plentiful. For the international Tourist, shopping in Cape Town is relatively inexpensive due to the favourable exchange rate and comparatively low production costs. Textiles are well prices, in particular leather goods, sports and outdoor wear. 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 delights those looking for serious ‘bling-bling’.

For your convenience 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’s. You can also draw money with your international bank and credit cards from almost any ATM (Automated Banking Manchine) which are abundant in Cape Town.

Popular list of shopping destinations in Cape Town include:

Shopping Malls in Cape Town

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the Victorian & Alfred Waterfront has become South Africa’s most visited destination and Cape Town’s number 1 Tourist attraction.

Set against a backdrop of stunning sea and mountain views, thrilling shopping and entertainment venues such as the pubs, restaurants, specialty shops, craft markets, theatres and movie houses plus its inventive office locations; world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina – all of which give the V&A Waterfront its iconic status.

Live, work, shop and play at the V&A Waterfront.

Address: V & A Waterfront, Cape Town 8001, South Africa

Telephone: +27 (0) 21 419 6677

Cape Quarter, Cape Town

Quintessence of ‘Cape Town trendy & cool’ …

Cape Quarter has an amazing, authentic ambience because of its great restaurant and eateries, shops and offices, it is where the best of Cape Town people come together.

Capetonians like to think of Cape Quarter as ‘Cape Town’s best kept secret!’ From home décor, art and artefacts to fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle all delivered in beautiful stores within a matchless Cape Malayian architectural structure.

Address: 72 Waterkant Street, Green Point, Cape Town

Telephone: + 27 (0) 21 421-0737

Cavendish Square, Cape Town

Cavendish Square comprises over 250 of the most select stores in the country. It is an award-winning shopping mall situated in the centre of Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs in the upmarket suburb of Claremont.

Address: Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town

Telephone: +27 (0)21 657-5620

Tyger Valley, Cape Town

This vibrant and energentic shopping and leisure centre is situated just off the N1, a 12 minute drive from the heart of Cape Town.

Tyger Valley Shopping Centre is a shopping mall where Capetonians are proud to call their own and international shoppers feel at home.

Address: Cnr. Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie van Schoor Avenues, Bellville, Cape Town

Telephone: +27 (0)21 914-1822

Canal Walk, Cape Town

Canal Walk is dedicated to providing an outstanding shopping experience for visitors - both local and international. From the Visitors' Information Centre at Entrance 2 to the dedicated Tourism Shuttle, Canal Walk prides itself on its greater standards of service.

Address: Century Boulevards, Century City, Cape Town

Telephone: +27 (0)21 529-9699

Gardens Shopping centre, Cape Town

Gardens Centre is located just a stone’s throw from the bustling Central Business District and is the most popular shopping centre in the Cape Town City Bowl. It has a variety and a uniqueness about it that attracts regular customers, this offering include Raith Gourmet (the only authentic German Deli in the Cape) and other specialist shops (like arts and crafts specialists, Le Papier du Port; party suppliers, Party Tricks and holistic health store, Health for Life.

Address: Mill Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Telephone: +27 (0)21 465-1842

Constantia Village Shopping centre, Cape Town

The Constantia Village is home to:

  • Lifestyle & interior décor emporiums
  • Art galleries
  • Chic fashion boutiques
  • Antique dealers
  • Scintillating jewelers
  • E-stores
  • Adventure dealers
  • Heart-stirring music
  • Fresh food halls
  • Book centres
  • Beauty salons
  • Banks
  • Travel agencies
  • Foreign exchange services
  • A row of cosmopolitan restaurants offering a variety of Africa, Oriental and European dishes and excellent coffee and light snacks to compliment.

Address: Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town

Telephone: +27 (0)21 794-5065

Willowbridge Shopping centre, Cape Town

Willowbridge is South Africa’s first true lifestyle centre, located in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, alongside the greenbelt of Elsieskraal river and opposite the Tyger Valley Centre. You will be walking on the hottest shopping street in the Cape when you visit Willowbridge, a world-class, open-air shopping extravaganza. It’s the place where you can shop for the latest trends and browse boutiques in the fresh air and actually see the sky above.

Address: 39 Carl Cronje Drive, TygerValley, Cape Town North

Telephone: +27 (0)21 914-7218

Long Beach Mall, Cape Town

Set in one of the most picturesque and beautiful areas of the Western Cape, Longbeach Mall is a must to discover a new world of shopping and entertainment during your trip out this way.

Address: Corner of Buller Louw Drive and Sunnydale Road, Noordhoek, Cape Town

Telephone: +27 (0)21 785-5955

Blue Route Mall, Cape Town

Perfectly situated in the heart of the Peninsula, at the gateway to the Constantia Wine Route, Blue Route Mall is 20kms from the Cape Town City Centre and ten minutes from the heart of Claremont and the False Bay coastal suburbs. Blue Route Mall is surrounded by the beautiful tree lined suburbs of Kirstenhof and Tokai. Shops at the Blue Route Mall range from current fashion to groceries, jewellery, a movie house and restaurants.

Address: 17 Tokai Road, Tokai, Constantia Valley, Cape Town

Telephone: +27 (0)21 713-2360

The Paddocks, Cape Town

The Paddocks Shopping Centre is ideally positioned to serve the expanding and growing upmarket residential community and its surrounds of Milnerton in Cape Town.

Address: Corner of Racecourse and Grand National Boulevard, Milnerton, Cape Town

Telephone: +27 (0)21 552-9147

Somerset Mall, Cape Town

Somerset Mall provides the ideal mix for a fabulous life as it offers 204 stores and everything it takes to give families from Somerset West through to Mossel Bay. A safe, fun-filled entertainment environment, alongside a superior browsing and shopping experience.

Address: Corner of N2 and R44, Somerset West, Western Cape

Telephone: +27 (0)21 852-7115

Popular Open Air Craft Markets in Cape Town

Green Point Flea Market, Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town

The Green Point Flea market, with its 400 stalls or more(selling a wide range of clothing, electrical goods and antiques) - operates on the main parking area of the Green Point Stadium in Green Point, Cape Town. There is also a Food Emporium to relish in offering fish & chips, boerewors rolls, Chinese dishes and Cape Malay delicacies!

Green Point lies between the V&A Waterfront and Signal Hill on the Main Road en route to Sea Point. Green Point exudes a village feel with narrow villa-lined streets, sidewalk cafes and stylish shops. Many of the homes are Victorian-style restorations with balconies and trellises as well as lovingly reconditioned original features of this period. It is also a perfect location from which to access the Cape Town beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay.

It is open on Sundays and Public Holidays from 8:30am till after 5pm

Green Market Square in Cape Town

Located between Short and Long Market Streets, set on a cobbled square and one of the oldest markets in Cape Town -this is where Capetonians have been buying their clothing, jewellery, sandals, crafts and nick-nacks for years, and, whilst the face of the market may have changed a little - African curios now predominate - there is still an thrilling buzz as well as evidence of the city’s most colourful and eccentric characters.

Greenmarket Square is unbeatable value too. You can pick up local art, crafts, fabrics and artifacts from almost every country on the continent at this open-air gathering place. Bartering is the name of the game on the square, which used to function as a trading area for passing ships.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm / Sat 10am-4pm, closed Sun.

The Red Shed in Cape Town

Adjoining the Victoria Wharf centre, The Red Shed Craft Market is filled with a mix of handmade merchandise and art. This vibrant indoor craft market features a diverse assortment of innovative designs and traditional handcrafts.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 09am – 9pm / Sundays & public holiday: 10am – 9pm