Century City

Photo courtesy Damien du Toit

Located on the N1 just outside the Cape Town city limits, Century City, is a mini city network providing work, leisure and fun activities to those looking for an ultimate lifestyle away from the hubbub of the Cape Town City Centre .

The suburb is spread over 250ha and has a golf course, various residential properties and Canal Walk shopping centre.

The residential developments consist of freestanding homes on the canal, as well as high-rise apartment blocks and a retirement village.

For retail therapy, Canal Walk is one of Africa’s largest shopping centres. It includes all major stores and labels as well as a food court, top restaurants, and a skating rink and cinema. It also has four major hotels, fine restaurants, conference facilities and a Virgin Active gym.

But it’s not all tall buildings and urban sprawl. Century City is at the forefront of conservation and is an ideal eco-tourist destination. It is home to Intaka Island, 16ha of wetland conservation. The ecologically sensitive pans and reconstructed wetlands help clean the water of canals that meander though parts of Century City.

Packed with more than 30 thrilling rides and attractions, Ratanga Junction offers something for everyone looking for fun and adventure.If that fails to tickle your fancy, the nearby Ratanga Golf Centre, a public golf practice facility, is open daily. Golfers and non-golfers can relax in the golf centre’s pub, Legends.

Most notable about the Century City development is the 8km canal that snakes through the development city. Book a gondola ride and be transported to Nice. Century City can be accessed directly from the N1 highway or via the public transport system.

Earth Fair Market

A top quality market experience. Earth Fair Market has high standards and great quality traders. They are all about pasture reared and ethically farmed animal products and fresh produce shopping.

Lourensford Market

Combine the scenic splendour of the renowned Lourensford Wine Estate with the rustic sophistication of a quality market and you’ll find yourself at the Lourensford Market.

Cape Town Magic Club

Africa’s Premier Magic Club. Located in the Cape Town Club, the intimate 40 ­seater theatre will offer patrons a rare opportunity to see top local magicians (and the occasional mystery guest) perform their own unique brands of illusion, sleight of hand and mentalism in an exclusive venue.

Ginger & Lime

Interactive cooking experience where guests come and enjoy social dining in a real South African home while learning how to make tasty dishes and cooking tips and tricks

The Palms Décor & Lifestyle Centre

THAT ART FAIR is an inspired, curated art fair event initiated by ART AFRICA magazine with a specific focus is on emerging and unrepresented contemporary artists from Africa and the diaspora.


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