Cape Town malls and shopping centres include Canal Walk, the V&A Waterfront and Cavendish Square located in the southern suburb of Claremont. There are many products available for sale at the shops in the malls and areas to shop including quality jewelery, fashion and African artifacts that suit just about anyones budget. Local flea markets and street side vendors are also selling products of interest and items specific to South Africa for tourists to buy as souveniers.
Other than the malls in Cape Town and shopping centres in and around the city itself are places to shop such as the Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, Willowbridge in Durbanville and Somerset Mall in the Somerset West area. These are all established favourites selling a wide variety of goods from an array of stores throughout. Often the centres outside of the city itself are quiet and worth visiting during office hours in the week to make the shopping experience less crowded and more enjoyable.
Opening hours of shops and restaurants will vary slightly from one centre to the next with stores being open for longer hours over the Christmas holiday period in December. Security is of utmost important at any of the centers in the Western Cape and although there is the odd incident from time to time, they are extremely safe places for families to spend a few hours or the day at. Whether it’s the latest in fashion clothing, new furniture, a meal or take aways from the restaurants or even just your weekly groceries you need to buy, there is more than adequate parking available at any of the Cape Town malls and shopping centres in the area.