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The three largest Shopping Malls in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town

For people residing or holidaying in the scenic leafy northern suburbs of the Cape, shopping is easy and convenient.

For those who love retail therapy or merely window shopping, strolling through malls to enjoy the vibe, see a movie, or to dine at the many choices of restaurants, the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town offers three large malls and several smaller ones such as Zevenwacht Mall and Willowbridge Shopping Centre.

The three main/largest malls are:

Canal Walk (Situated in Century City)

Canal Walk, Cape Town’s largest shopping centre, in the Century City precinct, is conveniently located on the N1, central to the CBD and surrounding suburbs. The centre has a wide selection of over 400 stores and thousands of the best local and international brands to choose from. Visit Canal Walk for the best fashion, retail, leisure and entertainment for the whole family, all under one roof.

While exploring Canal Walk, you’ll find a variety of eateries, from sit-down restaurants, cafés, and coffee shops, to takeaway outlets where you can either take a seat in the spacious Food Court or grab a bite on the go. These eateries vary across cuisines and there are also Halaal and vegetarian options.

If you are looking for the ultimate movie experience, then Nu Metro Canal Walk is where you want to book your next movie. The Scene Xtreme cinema boasts the biggest 3-storey-high screen in Cape Town, 4K ultra-high-definition projection and 360-degree sound to fully immerse yourself in the movie experience. If comfort and luxury is what you are looking for, then visit one of Nu Metro’s Scene VIP cinemas. It includes an exclusive VIP lounge and bar, fully reclinable plush spacious seating and service to your seat.

The Canal Walk shopping experience encompasses variety, convenience, entertainment, and leisure with easy access directly off the N1. There are more than 8000 parking bays both undercover and on rooftop levels with 12 conveniently located entrances into the centre.

Trading hours

Canal Walk is open between 9am – 9pm every day. Some stores such as restaurants, banks, Nu Metro cinemas, and boulevard stores have alternative trading hours.

Monday – Sunday: 9am – 9pm
Public holidays: 9am – 9pm
Christmas Day: Optional trading. Only certain retailers will open.
New Year’s Day: 9am – 7pm. Optional trading after 7pm.
Festive season: Extended trading hours to 10pm during the festive season.


Century City Drive, Cape Town Central, South Africa

Telephone: +27 21 529 9699

Tygervalley (Situated in Bellville)

Tyger Valley Shopping Centre is a shopping mall where international shoppers feel at home and Capetonians are proud to call it their own. This dynamic and exciting shopping and leisure centre is situated just off the N1, a 12 minute drive from the City Bowl.

Located in the fast growing Tyger Valley business district, this stylish and welcoming Shopping Centre is considered to be the retail heart of Cape Town; convenient, comprehensive and welcoming. Tyger Valley Shopping Centre encompasses 275 shops, includes a banking mall with bureau de change facilities, medical and dental facilities, the Ster-Kinekor cinema complex includes 10 cinemas.

Caring for customers is the of highest priority for Tyger Valley Shopping Centre and to facilitate superb customer service there are three customer care desks as well as customer care telephones situated throughout the Tyger Valley centre.

The Tyger Valley Arena incorporates an entertainment arena with food, leisure, banking and exciting retail stores. The Tyger Valley Arena is contained in a three-level setting using the very latest designs and techniques, incorporating glass panels sandblasted with decorative designs, blended with brushed steel cladding and fittings.

Children are also taken care of at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre with baby changing facilities in the toilets, as are disabled shoppers catered for with specially designed toilets. At each entrance there is also an intercom system that customers can utilise when in need of a wheelchair. With over 5 000 parking bays there is more than ample parking for customers when visiting Tyger Valley and there is a choice of either undercover parking or free parking.

Trading hours

Open daily


Tyger Valley Shopping Centre, Corner of Bill Bezuidenhout and Willie van Schoor Avenues, Bellville, Northern Suburbs, Cape Town, South Africa

Telephone: +27 21 914 1822

Cape Gate (Suburb: Brackenfell)

Cape Gate Shopping Centre opened in March 2005 and is a regional shopping centre located in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town.

The centre offers the ultimate convenience. Its location (situated right off the N1 highway) offers ample parking, favourable trading hours and a wide selection of over 160 stores which makes it the perfect shopping destination for the whole family.

A wide selection of 160 stores include a mix of Pick ‘n Pay, Checkers, Woolworths and Dis-Chem as well as the only Ster Kinekor IMAX Cinema in the Western Cape. Fashion stores include Edgars, Cotton On, Foschini, Truworths, Mr Price, Old Khaki, Green Cross and The Fix amongst several others.

Cape Gate is a family friendly entertainment destination and offers a range of restaurants, fast foods and coffee shops as well as a spacious food court and world class events.

The centre is open until 8pm Mondays to Saturdays.

Phone numbers:

Centre Management & Marketing
021 981 2288 or 02 1981 2331

Security Helpline
021 981 0988

Parking helpline
021 981 2121

Cnr Okavango & de Bron Rd, Brackenfell, Cape Town.

33°51’18.2″S 18°41’40.8″E

The greatest convenience of these Shopping Centres is that everything is under one roof. Whether one is banking or shopping for groceries, clothes, furniture, appliances and more, interspersed with coffee and a meal, meeting a friend and viewing a movie, it’s a one stop destination that makes life so much easier!