Cape Town Tourism - Table Mountain

Shopping at Canal Walk

Canal Walk is one of the biggest shopping centres in the southern hemisphere.

Canal Walk Shopping Centre merges the world’s most desirable brands with shopping convenience, and inspired entertainment with everyday leisure – all in a commanding, majestic setting.

Shop local and global

With 400 stores representing leading local and global brands, Canal Walk offers arguably the most comprehensive and compelling lifestyle shopping experience in South Africa, including the widest selection of specialty stores in the southern emisphere.

Getting there

It is located at Century City, midway between the Cape Town and Bellville central business districts. Situated a convenient 10-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre, Canal Walk enjoys direct access from the N1 highway. Scheduled tourism shuttles offer luxury transport between the city, Atlantic Seaboard hotels and Canal Walk.

Whether you're looking department stores, cinemas (Nu-Metro has its largest 17-cinema multiplex in the country in the centre), grocery stores or fashion outlets, you're sure to find what you're looking for at Canal Walk. 

International brands and global shoppers

Canal Walk, with more than 20-million shoppers visiting the centre each year, continues to attract leading international retail brands such Puma, Pringle of Scotland, Sissy Boy, Adidas, La Senza, Nike, Lacoste, Jeep, Levisons – which offers glamorous brands such as Hugo Boss and Mont Blanc – Rockport, Nike, Soviet, Diesel, Nine West, Morgon de Toi, Accessorize, Fossil, The Body Shop, Uzzi, Timberland, Guess, Canterbury, Ecko Unltd, Converse, Mango and Crabtree & Evelyn.

More than shopping

At the epicentre of Canal Walk is a large entertainment zone featuring a sophisticated and technologically advanced promotions court as well as a fast food court. The entertainment zone also has Canal Walk’s in-house television station – CWTV – with two giant LED screens and 32 plasma screens that regularly screen the major worldwide sporting events.

Eat your way around

Once you've worked up a healthy appetite, you can enjoy a bite to eat at any one of the 16 fast food stores, 19 restaurants or 6 coffee shops. For a full directory of culinary options, visit the Canal Walk website

Medical & wellness 

Other features at Canal Walk include its own in-centre state-of-the-art medical and wellness centre, and spectacular views of Table Mountain and the Grand Canal from the popular outdoor patios of Canal Walk’s restaurants, cafés and coffee shops.

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Parking and shopping hours

Secure customer parking is provided in 6 500 parking bays, many of which are under cover. Canal Walk is open daily until 21h00.

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