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Shopping in Cape Town

There are so many shops to explore in Cape Town that you'd find it impossible to get through them all in one trip. This place rivals many top European cities for fashion, South African artists and products are proudly featured in lifestyle and home shops, and you can find curios from all over Africa. There are shopping malls, indoor and outdoor markets, boutique shops and quaint shopping areas.

You just have to determine your shopping goals and then devise the best plan of action to get the best our of your Cape shopping experience!

Use this Cape Town Shopping Guide to gain some local insight into interesting shops and markets to browse around in. Details of these are listed below for your benefit. More general information about shopping in South African can be found in our South African Shopping Guide. And don't forget to treat your tastebuds as well, in some of the fantastic Cape Town Restaurants.

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Cape Town Shopping Guide

Things to Remember

- Most Craft Markets will not accept credit cards
- VAT or Value Added Tax is currently set at 14% in South Africa. As guests to the country you will be charged tax upon the purchase of items but you will be able to claim the VAT back provided that your purchases exceed R250 in value. To do so, you must present the tax invoice, your passport and the items you have purchased at either the airport, harbour or at a customs office. Please note that the charge will not apply to goods purchased in a market.


Greenmarket Square - Flea Market
Greenmarket Place54 Shortmarket StreetCape Town
Tel: +27 21 426 1052 - Fax: +27 21 426 1054
Email: greenmarket@icon.co.za
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Craft markets in & around Cape Town
As listed

Access Park Factory Shops
Access Park is opposite Kenilworth Shopping Centre.
Tel: 021 683 5885 - Fax: 021 671 7061
Website: http://www.accesspark.co.za
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Canal Walk
Century City Property Developments (Pty) LtdP.O. Box 0002Century City 7446South AfricaSuite G18 The ColosseumCentury BoulevardCentury City7441
Tel: 021 550 7000 - Fax: 021 550 7001
Email: info@centurycity.co.za
Website: http://www.canalwalk.co.za
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V&A Waterfront
V&A Waterfront Head OfficePortswood ClosePortswood RidgeVictoria & Alfred WaterfrontCape Town, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)21 408 7600 - Fax: +27 (0)21 408 7605
Email: info@waterfront.co.za
Website: http://www.waterfront.co.za
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Cavendish Square
Vineyard RoadClaremont7535
Tel: +27 (21) 657 5620 - Fax: + 27 (21) 671 1313
Email: teagan@lifestylecom.co.za
Website: http://www.cavendish.co.za
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Tygervalley Shopping Centre
Cnr. Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie van Schoor Avenues, Belville, 7530.
Tel: (021) 914 1822 - Fax: (021) 914 1318
Email: info@tygervalley.co.za
Website: http://www.tygervalley.co.za
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Access Park, Kenilworth
Lansdowne Road, Kenilworth
Tel: 021 683 5885 - Fax: 021 671 7061
Email: desiree@accesspark.co.za
Website: http://www.accesspark.co.za
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