Canal Walk Shopping Centre is Africa's leading super-regional retail mall. Its dominant presence attracts diverse shoppers from an extensive portion of the Western Cape, and further afield, with its comprehensive retail and leisure options.
Canal Walk merges the world's most desirable brands with shopping convenience and entertainment with everyday leisure, all in a majestic setting.
It is located at Century City, a 250ha city in the making, midway between the Cape Town and Bellville CBD's. Total development at Century City since 1995 has topped R18 billion. More than 400 000m² of office and retail space has been built to date and Century City has become an important office node in the Western Cape having attracted new regional offices for a growing list of blue-chip companies such as Liberty Life, Discovery, Vodacom, Pricewaterhouse.
More than 3,000 homes have already been completed and there are now approximately 60,000 people living and working in Century City, embracing its people-centered principle of new urbanism by creating a live, work and play environment all walking distance of each other. Canal Walk has over 400 shops offering the most comprehensive and compelling lifestyle shopping experience in South Africa, including the widest selection of speciality shops in the Southern Hemisphere.Canal Walk's restaurants, cafés and coffee shops, serve a wide range of delicacies. The spacious Food Court and Skywalk also provide a variety of specialist stores. La Piazza provides destination dining, accentuating the magnificent views. Located at the epicentre of Canal Walk, where it's guaranteed to attract large crowds, you'll find the most sophisticated and technologically advanced promotions court in South Africa. With its full stage facilities and state-of-the-art sound and lighting infrastructure, Canal Walk's Central Promotions Court is a popular venue for a range of promotional activities. Canal Walk's very own in-centre television station, CWTV with two giant screens and 32 plasma screens, enhances the excitement of the Canal Walk shopping experience.
In addition to its popularity with the Western Cape's vibrant and discerning shoppers, Canal Walk has evolved into a must-visit tourist destination. It attracts thousands of international visitors every year with its spectacular architecture, spacious malls and unparalleled array of local and international retail brands as well as the unique Afri-Bizarre, which showcases the work of local retailers and craftsmen.
Canal Walk's international, national and local visitors are provided the highest level of service from its world-class Visitor Information Centre, offering everything from travel bookings to gift card sales. The convenience continues on every level with extended trading hours from 9am to 9pm every day and easy access directly from the N1 Highway. Blue chip companies have office space in the two eight-storey office towers situated directly above the mall. The East and West Towers of Canal Walk offer a combined 16 stories of state-of the art office space. With spectacular views of Table Mountain and Robben Island and easy access from the N1, these towers promise city sophistication in a tranquil and scenic setting with plenty of parking. The more than 400 shops, restaurants and services of Canal Walk are a short lift ride away.
Canal Walk is owned by listed property company Hyprop Investments Limited (80%) and Ellerine Bros (Pty) Ltd (20%).