Indulge yourself or spoil a loved one with a luxury item; or simply run in to pick up the weekend’s essentials. With over 200 outlets under one roof, Cavendish Square Shopping Centre is an upmarket shopping experience in a suburb flanked by Table Mountain and peppered with tall trees.

Did you know?

For the convenience of Muslim customers, Cavendish Square has a prayer room on Parking Level 3, opposite the elevator, which is open at all times.

Cavendish Square Shopping Centre is one of the leading Cape Town shopping destinations. This upmarket location contains stores specialising in designer clothing, outdoor and camping gear, gadgets and technology, homeware, shoes, accessories, antiques, furniture and much more.

Cavendish's state-of-the-art cinemas screen the latest blockbusters, as well as foreign and art circuit films.

Cavendish Connect is a sky bridge that links one part of the shopping centre – the original Cavendish Square – to another. This expansion has introduced even more international concept stores, fashion boutiques, trendsetting lifestyle emporiums and restaurants to Cavendish’s repertoire. The green and leafy café precinct is a great place to take a break from shopping.

Cavendish Square offers a free tourist shuttle from hotels and guest lodges in the area. The shuttle schedule is available from the information desk.

If you are driving, you can even have your car valeted while you shop. Hannibals Car Wash & Valet Centre in the big undercover parking lot will wash and vacuum, polish or steam clean your vehicle.

There are also five foreign exchange banks in this secure indoor shopping centre.

The suburb of Claremont, where Cavendish Square is located, shows another side of Cape Town. This is the side that hugs Table Mountain, from where you can see waterfalls running down the mountain during the rainy season. Tall trees surround the homes of those who live and work in South Africa’s Mother City. It makes an interesting change from the high-rise buildings of the inner city and the Foreshore.

Cavendish Square is a one-stop location with everything you could need – from the practical to the positively outlandish – under one roof.

Travel tips & Planning info

Who to contact

Cavendish Square
Dreyer Street, Claremont
Tel: +27 (0)21 657 5620

Best time to visit

Operating hours are Mondays to Saturdays and public holidays from 9am to 7pm; Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Restaurants and cinemas are open till later.

Around the area

Famous cricket ground, Sahara Park Newlands, rugby stadium DHL Newlands and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden are in the area.

Where to stay

While essentially a residential neighbourhood, Claremont does have a large selection hotels and guesthouses.

What to eat

Cavendish has numerous eateries and restaurants, from fast food to elegant.

Best buys

For a taste of what the locals love, visit J&M Biltong. This kiosk sells great biltong (dried meat), a delicious South African delicacy. Choose between beef, chicken or game.