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The Cape Quarter and adjacent new Cape Quarter Square is a stylish lifestyle center in the heart of Cape Town's historic de Waterkant neighborhood. It's a pleasant change from the usual mall scene with lots of outdoor space, attractive greenery and exceptional cafés, boutiques and stores. Despite the sleek modern interiors of the Cape Quarter, the original façade has been kept and impressively restored. The center is home to popular eateries like Lazari, Tank and Chenin Wine Bar, drawing a buzzing crowd all day long and into the evening. To satisfy shopping desires there is a fine selection of stores including a Heartworks branch Artvark Gallery. The adjacent Square also has14 luxury furnished apartments for those looking for accommodation right in the heart of it all.
This mall is the bustling heart of the Waterfront and boasts over 200 specialist shops, major retail outlets, food merchants, stores and craft workshops. To keep up your strength or enable you to get your second wind there are also more than 40 restaurants, coffee shops and fast food outlets as well as 17 cinema theaters. An added bonus besides the ideal Victoria and Alfred Waterfront location is that there are acres of parking spaces right outside the door, so once you've loaded yourself with goodies you can get back to your car without carrying them too far.
Recently revamped, the Gardens Shopping Centre is a smart mall located close to the City Centre in the Gardens suburb of Cape Town. There are 86 shops in the centre, ranging from bookshops and clothes stores to a large Pick ‘n Pay (grocery store). A number of good coffee shops provide the caffeine needed to complete the shopping chores. There is ample parking for visitors to the center.
Cavendish Square boasts more than 160 top-flight stores as well as 16 cinemas and 15 restaurants. It's easy to feel spoilt for choice, whether you really want to shop or are just looking for somewhere to relax and have a coffee. For families, there's Never-Never Land where children can enjoy themselves while their parents shop. Jazz performances on the first and last weekend of every month add to the ambiance, with special events and sidewalk sales arranged for the weeks in between. The rooftop parking offers awesome views of the peninsula's mountains, so even parking your car can be an inspiring experience.
Canal Walk Shopping Centre at Century City is a major tourist attraction and a small shopping and entertainment city in itself. The diverse retail experience over here includes about 400 stores and boutiques that represent some of the best national and international brands. The complex also includes a massive food court with plenty of restaurant, cafes, bars and clubs, 20 cinema halls, an entertainment park, MTN science center, a skate park, a gaming zone and a host of other facilities—Canal Walk has just about everything you can imagine. If all this is not enough, the mall also has a huge multi-functional event space which hosts an array of festivals, competitions and fun activities for kids.
A vacation in Cape Town is incomplete without indulging in a shopping excursion. Cape Town and its neighborhood areas offer a host of shopping centers and malls that offer a range of local and international brands. If you happen to be in the northern region, do drop in at the Bayside Mall. This huge plaza offers a variety of stores that sells clothings, accessories, jewelry, electronics, home decor, gift articles, music and much more. The shopping mall experience is complete with food section, movie theaters, entertainment zone, etc.
Constantia Village is one of the most popular shopping centers in the bustling suburb of Constantia. This so called village provides the features of a boutique, facilities of a shopping mall and the atmosphere of a tiny village square. It is home to a wide array of restaurants, specialty stores, anchor stores and fashion outlets. All these stores are easily accessible as they are all at the same level. Trading hours are Monday to Friday 9a to 6p, Saturdays 9a to 5p and Sundays 9a to 2p.
With the opening of WILLOWBRIDGE Shopping center in northern suburb of Cape Town, retail has gone full circle and is back to open-air shopping. Termed as the first luxury lifestyle center that features artfully blends shopping, dining and entertainment. While you are here, make sure to stroll through the shopping alleys, which feature an ample amount of stores and boutiques selling almost everything you can ever imagine. The plaza is complete with a vast parking facility, an arts and performance center. If you are tired of all the walking, just pull a chair on one of the side cafes and relax while soaking in the sun.
Built in 1985, and with extensive revamps and extensions since, the Tyger Valley Shopping Centre serves the greater Bellville area's shopping needs. This vast mall contains 275 stores ranging from clothing outlets and bookshops, to coffee shops and music stores. It'll be hard to miss the massive Mississippi Detour food court area, where every taste bud is catered for, and then some.