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Cape Town is a shopper’s dream with a wide range of shopping expeditions to undertake - from luxury boutiques and shopping malls to private shopping tours and markets, the Mother City has it all.

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The V&A Waterfront is a wonderland of restaurants, shopping experiences, galleries, bars, and seaside attractions year-round. Over the festive season, it truly comes to life. There are some exciting new areas to explore, along with some great events to suit any taste. So add the V&A Waterfront to your list for the summertime, and read on to find out what’s…

Holidays can be expensive, but they don’t have to be. There are many ways to save money and still have a great time. In a city like Cape Town, with it’s outdoor culture, it’s easy to get by on a budget. One of Cape Town’s best attractions is the great outdoors, where you could spend hours hiking, swimming, sunbathing, or…

You don’t need to wait for the weekend to experience a buzzing market with a hip crowd and incredible food in Cape Town. The Mojo Market in Sea Point is open seven days a week and here’s why you should stop by. The food The Mojo Market is a microcosm of everything Cape Town. You can walk your way through…

Affectionately known as the organic market, the Oranjezicht City Farm Market adjacent to the V&A Waterfront is one of the most popular ways to spend a weekend morning in Cape Town. Here’s why Capetonians and visitors love this market so. The fresh produce The Oranjezicht City Farm is an urban farm in the Oranjezicht area of Cape…

Just a few decades ago, South Africa’s oldest working harbour was an uninviting, industrial port. Today, the V&A Waterfront is one of Africa’s most popular destinations, attracting millions of visitors each year. Here, the old world charm of the historical harbour collides with the truly world-class modern shopping experience, but there’s far more on offer. You’ll find fine-dining…

The Old Biscuit Mill is a vibrant hub of art, design, and food, right in the heart of Woodstock. It’s the capital of cool here in Cape Town, and it’s one of the most exciting up-and-coming hubs. The market The Neighbourgoods Market is one of Cape Town’s biggest markets. It’s well known for the incredible spread of food…

The V&A Waterfront is a massive hub of activity. Here, you’ll find restaurants, shops, entertainment, adventure, accommodation—there’s a reason it’s so popular after all. So, while it’s not strictly a neighbourhood, we decided to include it as an honorary one for our neighbourhood series. Where to eat and make merry   Restaurants V&A Food Market This leading artisan…

The Silo District at the V&A Waterfront is one of Cape Town’s newest hubs, and it has plenty to offer. From cutting-edge art to gourmet food and world-class shopping, the area has something for everyone. With new additions like the Silo District, Cape Town is fast becoming one of the coolest cultural hubs to visit in the world. The art The…

It’s always nice to be able to spoil your loved ones, but sometimes you want to get something a little more special. Here is our pick of the top places to find luxury gifts in Cape Town. Shimansky Diamonds are a timeless gift, and they just ooze class and sophistication. Take a look at our comprehensive article about how…

December 10 2018

The CBD is the heart of Cape Town, and Long Street is its major artery. Running all the way from the Cape Town Convention Centre, cutting through the middle of the CBD, and ending at Kloof Street, Long Street is a major part of the city’s street culture. During the day the street is a full with people visiting the…

Last updated November 2018 Summer is here with its long sunny days, balmy nights, beach sunsets, cocktails… it’s all you could hope for in a southern hemisphere Christmas. Christmas shopping in Cape Town can be stressful, and all our major shopping centres are brimming with people. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up the best Christmas markets in Cape Town, where you can enjoy…

Cape Town is world-renowned for its impressive and affordable diamonds, but choosing one can be tricky. It’s hard to know what to look for and it’s always good to be armed with some basic knowledge before you arrive at a showroom. Whether you’re after an engagement ring, a timeless gift, or some classy bling, this guide to buying diamonds in Cape Town…

Visitors to Cape Point can choose from a wide variety of merchandise branded with the Cape Point logo, including t-shirts, fleece tops, caps, hats, mugs, teaspoons, key rings, magnets, books and more.

Located at Cape Point, within the Table Mountain National Park, the Parks Shop celebrates its home within the floral kingdom by offering locally made products, many from uniquely African extracts. These products include everything from clothing to handcrafted ceramics.

There are few places as quintessentially Cape Town as the V&A Waterfront. The old world charm of the historical harbour meets the most modern shopping experience and the gaps in between are filled with fine dining restaurants, down-to- earth food markets, museums, and more leisure activities than you can count on both hands.

Cape Diamonds, Cape Town is a workshop for artisanal, bespoke, handcrafted jewellery in South Africa. A unique feature of the ranges offered is the Fynbos range of diamond engagement rings, reflecting the natural beauty of South Africa’s resources.

From humble beginnings selling jewellery at the beachfront flea market in 1991, Yair Shimansky, founder and CEO of Shimansky jewellery, has made quite a name for himself. Nowadays, Shimansky is among the world’s top platinum specialists and their jewellery line is known for its unique and clean designs.

African music has a uniquely vibrant and beautiful sound, and the aim of African Cream Music is to share this sound with the rest of the world. African Cream is an independent record label based in Johannesburg with an online music store where they sell a selection of some of the best artists the continent has to offer.

With 35 years of experience, African Gems and Minerals are veterans of their industry. They deal in every aspect of gemstones, crystals, fine minerals, fossils, antique mining memorabilia and lapidary. Visit the website to browse the online catalogue.

Afrogem, since 1966, has flourished in its role of being a semi-precious stones shop in South Africa, selling products such as diamonds, tanzanite and gemstones. A beautiful showroom plays host to guided tours in English, Afrikaans, German or French, where you can take stock of jewellery, facetted stones, carvings, minerals and more.

Proudly promoting local artists ART IT IS opens its doors in trendy Woodstock bringing a contemporary and vibrant addition to a fast emerging art scene.

Driven by a deep passion for Africa, its people and its ways, Ashanti Design is a contemporary celebration of traditional craft.

Since 1946, Atlas Trading Company has been Cape Town’s most authentic and most loved purveyor of spices, rice and exotic food products from around the globe. Managed by the ever-charming Ahmed brothers, the family-owned Atlas Trading Company shares a colourful past with its setting in the colourful Bokaap.

What better way to indulge yourself than by browsing through unique and bespoke Cape Town craft. For those with discerning taste and a flavour for the exquisite, Avoova produces hand-crafted décor and interior pieces clothed in a mantle of ostrich eggshell. Along with decorative accessories, there are also larger interior pieces.

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