Canal Walk Mall in Cape Town offers 400 retail outlets under one roof. Along with a huge variety of speciality stores, the mall is home to exclusive designer outlets and some of South Africa’s largest and best loved department stores. You can quite literally shop until you drop.

Did you know?

When it was opened in 2000, Canal Walk was the largest mall in Africa?

Canal Walk mall's slogan is ‘shop the world', and it takes this promise seriously, hosting over 400 shops offering the world's most desirable brands at competitive prices. It attracts millions of visitors each year with it's spectacular architecture, spacious malls and an array of unique retail opportunities, exciting events and activities for the whole family.

Canal Walk shopping centre claims to have the widest selection of speciality stores in the southern hemisphere and, with more than 125 000 square metres of prime retail space to cover, few people have the stamina to prove it wrong!

The centre is well known for a number of local designers including Hip Hop, Jenni Button and Mama Bayete, among a wide range of international designer labels. They also offer many well known brands like Crabtree & Evelyn, Old Khaki, Ecko Unlimited, Roxy, Sissy Boy, Hilton Weiner, Pringle, Fossil, Shimansky, Puma, Cape Storm as well as favourite ‘home-grown' department stores like Woolworths and Stuttafords.

When the shopping gets too much, you can enjoy more than 30 restaurants, cafés and coffee shops, serving a range of menus offering juicy South African steak, fresh seafood, pizza, pasta, just about anything you could fancy. You can also take some time out to visit one of 17 Nu Metro cinemas.

The centre offers comprehensive visitor information for you to be better able to plan your shopping experience, as well as make accommodation and tourism bookings, buy tickets to shows and sporting events, get tourism maps, books, videos and DVD's, arrange wheelchair and pram hire and more.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Canal Walk
Tel: +27 (0)21 529 9699/8

How to get here

Canal Walk is a 10-minute drive from Cape Town’s city centre. Scheduled tourism shuttles offer transport between the city, Atlantic Seaboard hotels and Canal Walk. Sedan taxis have direct access with specially allocated parking outside Canal Walk's visitors information Centre entrance.

Best time to visit

The mall is open daily from 9am to 9pm.

Around the area

Canal Walk is surrounded by a number of other exciting attractions that form part of the greater Century City community including Intaka Island, Century City's award-winning wetlands and eco-tourism attraction and the Ratanga Junction entertainment theme park.

What to eat

There is a diverse range of restaurants at the mall.