Cape Town is a mecca for African art and fashion sourced both locally and from around the rest of Africa. It is important to bear in mind that in addition to African “curios”, our shopping is much like the shopping you would find in the rest of the world. There is a definite combination of 1st and 3rd world in Cape Town. However, if you enjoy African themed art, local fashion and crafts, you will have lots of fun in our city as there is an endless supply. Cape Town is also a great hub of creative people, many of whom have chosen to relocate to our city. So simply by walking the city you will find creativity on every corner and alley way. Give yourself time to explore.
Some shopping stops:
- The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a shopping hub built around a working harbour. It is well worth heading down here to explore, shop, eat, drink and to listen to the buskers playing music while you stroll around.
- The Bo-Kaap is located in the city bowl. It is the only area where people of colour were not forcefully removed during apartheid. It is home to our Cape Muslim community. The area is one of Cape Town’s most beautiful suburbs and boasts wonderful brightly coloured houses. The area is turning into a hub of community and Fair-Trade projects.
- Church Street, a little pedestrianised zone one block up from Green Market square Here this little bricked avenue has a mixture of antique and bric a brac shops plying their trade.
- Woodstock is rapidly becoming a trendy and upcoming area which the creative community of Cape Town call home. There are some architectural gems waiting to be snapped up and this is certainly an area to head into if you are into art, quaint deli’s and antiques.
- Bree Street, Fashion! Fashion! Fashion! Bree Street is unbeatable for the variety and character of its eating and drinking establishments but the creativity doesn’t stop there. Art, fashion and design are thriving too in this hotbed of innovation and individuality.
Speak to our Concierge to tailor-make your experiences…