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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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February 23 2018

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 retail…

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. The Diamond Gallery Diamonds are a timeless gift, and they just ooze class and sophistication. Take a look at our comprehensive article about…

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 delicious food, wine, live…

February 23 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…

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…

Cape Town has a vast informal economy of traders who give our streets a vibey, entrepreneurial atmosphere. Walk the streets and expect to be offered everything from beadwork to phone chargers—sometimes by the same person. If you’re looking to purchase gifts or to find something to remind you of your stay, then you’ll find no shortage of options but there…

The V&A Waterfront, which attracts roughly 24 million visitors each year, is South Africa’s most-visited destination. This is hardly surprising when you think about how much it has to offer! While it is still technically a working harbour – you’ll no doubt catch a glimpse of fishing boats and container ships – the V&A Waterfront is more frequently thought of…

The recently renamed Diamond Gallery offers an experience like no other, with their showroom designed by internationally recognized interior designer Clinton Savage. The private buying room and Tanzanite emporium offer an experience not to be missed by any gem enthusiast. It is perfect for those shopping for a special anniversary gift or a keepsake to wear as a reminder of…

The Cape Town Official Visitors’ Guide is published by Cape Town Tourism, the City of Cape Town’s official regional tourism organisation. The guide is a wealth of information and an essential reading for first-time visitors who want to get to grips with all the city has to offer. The guide offers readers tips on top attractions, accommodation, experiences and tours.

Cape Town is a fashionable city and a visit to the Mother City means you need to be on the lookout for all the talented local artists that call the city home. Here’s our list of design stores not to miss – from jewellery and fashion to interiors. Arts, Crafts and Interiors The Watershed Next to the…

Finding it on foot – the best way to shop in Cape Town where the city centre’s Long and Bree Streets are happy to give it up with style. Tourists like to kick off or end their expedition at Greenmarket Square and that makes perfect sense. This cobbled square is one of the first trading areas of the city and…

Diamonds, they say, are a girl’s best friend. They glisten and shine and beguile us with their beauty. The celebrated stones are also very much a part of the Mother City’s history and charm and it’s no surprise visitors come to our shores looking to leave with something that sparkles. If you’re wanting an exclusive, luxurious outing while in Cape…

The Diamond Gallery is Africa's new and most exclusive diamond and Tanzanite experience situated in the historic Bo Kaap in the heart of the City Centre. A visit to our showroom and South Africa's only Tanzanite emporium is not to be missed by any gem enthusiast or those shopping for engagement rings, anniversary gifts, special pieces or a keepsake.

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.

Witness first hand, the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing from our skilled professionals – all whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Witness first hand, the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing from our skilled professionals – all whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. The most famous of the South African diamonds; The Cullinan,…

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.

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