Cape Town’s sophisticated blend of Afro-Euro – evident particularly in decor items – has been finding its way into international design-savvy shops in London, New York and Paris.

Whatever your shopping desire from gifts to jewellery, you’ll find abundant variety and friendly pricing.

victoria & alfred waterfront


The V&A is a huge shopping mall located in the middle of the working city harbour, filled with ocean liners, tankers and yachts. The mall, with over 400 shops, is smart and shiny, and it has a breadth of retail stores from books to fashion, cinemas and restaurants.


A treasure trove of over 150 shops with locally made, high quality products set within an airy warehouse. With a real variety of ceramics, home décor, clothing, jewellery, art, pottery and gifts you are spoiled for choice.

Greenmarket Square


Situated in the Central Business District this treasure chest is known as one of the oldest open air markets in the Cape.  From early beginnings in 1696 this former slave market is not to be missed. Today it is one of Cape Town’s most vibrant flea markets, with a great many stalls carrying arts, crafts, clothes, jewellery and souvenirs.

Open Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 16:00pm

The Old Biscuit Mill


This is a compact easy-to-navigate walker friendly complex with a small, good selection of shops (amongst others look out for Heartworks for affordable quirky pieces sourced from South and East Africa, and Imiso for ceramics). There are also excellent restaurants (including Pot Luck and Burrata) in this shopping hub. On a Saturday morning forget breakfast as you will be spoilt for choice with all kinds of different cuisine on offer.

Open Monday to Saturday 9:00am to 16:00pm

Bay Harbour – The Market


One of the most popular markets in the Cape, it’s housed in a disused old fish factory at the end of Harbour Road opposite Fish On the Rocks. With more than 100 covered stalls, this popular weekend destination has something for the whole family with great food, music and trinket shopping.

Open Friday, 17:00pm – 21:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9.30am – 16:00pm

Kalk Bay

For really pleasurable window shopping (bohemian-style clothes, jewellery, art, etc) with great restaurants and harbourside dining, head south to the seaside village of Kalk Bay – don’t miss Anpa for eye-catching jewellery, browse the many bo-ho clothing shops lining the main road, and funky art/craft galleries like ArtVark.



Just 10 minutes (5km) from WATERLINE is plentiful shopping inspiration and entertainment and with over 100 stores and restaurants on one level, you’ll find all the fun, fashion, food and homeware you need.  As the southern peninsula’s main shopping centre and located between Noordhoek and Kommetjie, you’ll find supermarkets, including a branch of Woolworths (South Africa’s version of M&S), as well as a five-screen multiplex cinema.



Nestled in the heart of the leafy suburb of Cape Town, The Constantia Village in Constantia offers the convenience of a shopping mall, the quality and desirability of a boutique and the ambience of a village square. The beautiful surroundings match the centre’s product offering. Here you’ll find popular restaurants, quaint coffee shops and big name brands trading comfortably alongside exclusive boutiques.  For a mid shopping break, we highly recommend Tasha’s as a great pit-stop for coffee, light bites or a more substantial meal.  They serve cocktails too.



Cavendish Square is an award-winning shopping destination in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.  Boasting more than 200 stores this upmarket location contains outlets specialising in designer clothing, outdoor and camping gear, gadgets and technology, homeware, shoes, accessories, antiques, furniture and much more.

“This is a pretty and singular town; it lies at the foot of an enormous wall, which reaches into the clouds, and makes a most imposing barrier. Cape Town is a great inn, on the great highway to the east.”

Charles Darwin, 1836