With so many sites to browse we've saved you time by putting together our own personal recommendations covering travel guides, things to do, eat/drink/dance, further-a-field and recommended accommodation.
Whatever and where-ever you end up we hope you have a great trip!
…popular flea market selling hand painted fabrics, wood carvings, glassware, clothing & jewellery, music CD's, paintings and other curios from all other Africa. Located in the city off Long Street and St George's Mall you can wander from here to Company Gardens and the South African Museum.
MONKEYBIZ BEAD PROJECT
...this great little company was started to focus on women's economic empowerment and now has more than 450 bead artists. These artist bead at home which enable them to continue to look after their families.
STREETWIRES SHOP & STUDIO
...enabling over 100 formerly unemployed men and women to use thier creative energies in the dynamic genre of wire art. This vibrant, colourful shop and studio allows you to meet the artists and watch them work before hopeful you buy!
...funky art and craft shop located in the vibrant fishing village of Kalk Bay. Good collection of local folk art and handmade metal designs.
...ideal place to check-out upon your arrival. 450 shops, 80 restaurants, entertainment including cinemas and Aquarium, tour & charter boats, ferries and helicopters rides or simply people watch and enjoy the view of a working harbour with the great backdrop of Table Mountain.
CENTURY CITY - CANAL WALK
...a short drive from the CBD this massive indoor shopping centre boasts 50 restaurants, 17 cinema screens, 400 stores, kid friendly areas and very popular with locals.
THE WOODSTOCK EXCHANGE
...the hottest new design destination in Cape Town, the Woodstock Exchange now houses hip young design brands under one roof. Designers work, produce and retail in the same space so customers can meet the designers, see how it’s made and take home something exclusive. Located in the refurbished Woodstock Industrial Centre.
...in our opinion the best place to browse and shop in the V&A Waterfront with over 150 stalls selling African craft and showcasing local artists, designers and craftsmen. Much prefer this to Green Market Square and housed in a recently renovated historical harbour-side warehouse. Wellness treatment centre on first floor.