Canal Walk

Shop & Service

Africa, South Africa, Cape Town

Canal Walk is a 141,000-square-metre (1,520,000 sq ft) shopping centre in Cape Town, South Africa, opened in 2000 and built around a series of canals. The centre forms the heart of a mixed-use development known as Century City, which includes office blocks, residential areas and the Ratanga Junction theme park. Canal Walk is the 3rd largest shopping centre in Africa (Gateway Centre in Durban is the largest ) and the Sandton City complex in Johannesburg is larger if you include the Nelson Mandela Square annex. Built in what the developers call "Cape Venetian architecture", the shopping centre hosts over 400 stores, numerous restaurants, 20 cinemas plus a game arcade.