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7 Top places to shop while in South Africa


South Africa gives you the ultimate shopping experience in the continent; from art galleries to local and international products sold in exquisite-looking malls.
In your next vacation to South Africa, crown by with shopping in the following places:

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront – Mace World

Popularly known as V&A, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is the real deal for shopping lovers. It is located in Cape Town and it’s with a wide variety of attractions and activities from cultural landmarks such as the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa to more leisurely pursuits such as a sunset cruise on one of the chartered boats berthed here.

There are over 450 retail outlets, including fashion, homeware and curios, to jewellery, leather goods and audio-visual equipment. After shopping, one can enjoy an exquisite meal from the many restaurants and eateries while admiring the spectacular view.

Sandton City
Sandton City Mall, South Africa
Sandton City Mall in South Africa – TravelGround

Sandton City oozes with beauty and it is the one place in South Africa where deep pockets meet matching products! It is home to internationally renowned brands like Gucci, Lacoste, Mont Blanc and Armani.

To solidify this base, the city has some of the best joints where expensive multi-cuisine dishes are offered. Evenings here are amazingly beautiful.

Melrose Arch
Melrose Arch in Johannesburg
African Pride Melrose Arch in Johannesburg, South Africa – Booking.com

The Melrose Arch architectural design makes it more of a city than a shopping complex, where luxury fashion and entertainment meet. It is the home to fashion enthusiasts with multiple boutiques and showrooms lining up here.

The best body care products are also found here as well as the restaurants with a variety of cuisines to choose from for dinner or lunch. Melrose Arch has also put into consideration that there are party lovers and it hosts some of South Africa’s biggest music concerts.

Gateway Theatre of Shopping
Gateway Theatre of Shopping in South Africa
The Gateway Theatre of Shopping in South Africa – Get It Online Durban

Located in Umhlanga, Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of South Africa’s best entertainment spots besides housing about 380 stores selling various products and services including car showrooms.

It has some of the best boutiques where the elites are comfortably taken care of as per their need in dressing. Gateway Theatre of Shopping also treats its visitors to indoor games and multiple recreational activities which include a Skate Park for skating lovers.

The Pavillion
 The Pavilion Shopping Centre
The Pavilion Shopping Centre – Mowana Properties

Located in Westville, this is one of South Africa’s largest shopping malls where you can indulge the entire day. It has 290 stores which sell various products and offer various services.

Many love it for its astounding window shopping experience and the to-go-to place with family and children.

Riverside Mall

The iconic Riverside Mall is built along the White River and not far away from South Africa’s prestigious Kruger National Park, the best National park in Africa.

The beauty about Riverside mall which is located in Nelspruit is that it is the one-stop mall for souvenirs with about 140 stores dealing in this trade. About 650, 000 visit Riverside Mall every month.

Canal Walk Mall
Canal Walk Shopping Centre, South Africa
Canal Walk Shopping Centre – courtesy

Located in Cape Town, Canal Walk Mall is the third largest mall in South Africa. The buy mall is built around a canal hence it is brand name ‘Canal Walk Mall.’

It exhibits a stunning architectural design. Owing to the variety of shops, the one-stop shopping and leisure mall attracts visitors who can also enjoy a walk around the canal.

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