Cape Town is the second most populous city (some 3.5 million) in South Africa after Johannesburg and is the provincial capital of Western Cape. It is the seat of National Parliament and is also the Legislative capital of the country. It is the tourist capital of South Africa with its first class beaches, fine dining and shopping destinations. It is arguably the most multicultural city in the world and is a major destination for immigrants and expatriates. It is also the economic hub of the Western Cape.
Today, Cape Town is divided into its main City Bowl- an area surrounded by Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak- as well as its northern and southern suburbs and the Atlantic Seaboard and the South Peninsula. The City Bowl includes Cape Town’s main business district and its world famous harbor.
The city center of Cape Town is located on the Cape Peninsula. The famous Table Mountain forms the backdrop of the city and rises to an elevation of 3,300 feet (1,000 meters). The rest of the city is situated on the Cape Peninsula between the various peaks jutting into the Atlantic Ocean.
Cape Quarter is a lifestyle centre offering a range of specialist retailers and food & beverage operators in a well preserved historical area of the city. Retailers include Campo Marzio Design, Lindt Chocolate Studio, Uwe Koetter Jewellers and Think! Shoes.
Canal Walk is a super-regional mall of some 120,000sq.m with over 400 shops. It is anchored by Woolworths, Edgars, Checkers, Stuttafords, Toys R Us, J Crew, Levi’s, Ecko Unlimited, Cotton On, Aldo, Bata, Rockport, Skechers, Fossil, Swarovski, Vans and many other international and national brands. The mall is located in a mixed use precinct also offering upmarket hotel, office and residential accommodation.
Tyger Valley is a super regional shopping Centre (82,844sq.m) anchored by a number of department stores and home to some 285 shops with many brands represented including Accessorize, Cotton On, Forever New, Foschini, Gap, J-Crew, La Senza, Levi’s, Monsoon, Nike, Aldo and Build a Bear.
V and A WATERFRONT
One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. It is situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbor. The V&A Waterfront comprises a number of shopping and entertainment venues, together with offices, hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina. Victoria Wharf is a shopping centre of some 266 speciality shops, major retail outlets, food merchants, curio markets, craft workshops and barrows. Alfred Mall and Pierhead is smaller, with just 21 speciality shops, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops with nautical and African flavour. The Clock Tower Precinct is home to various cultural attractions plus restaurants and cafes. Retailers represented include Aldo, Mango, Emporio Armani, Max Mara, Zara, La Senza and many others.
The Cavendish Square Shopping Centre is an award-winning shopping mall situated in the heart of Cape Town's Southern Suburbs in the upmarket suburb of Claremont. Cavendish Square has over 250 of the most elite stores in the country, with retailers such as Stuttafords department store, Edgars, Accessorize, Swatch, Guess, Aldo Shoes, Levi’s, RM Williams, Timberland, Diesel, Crabtree & Evelyn, MAC Cosmetics, The Body Shop and L'Occitane.
|KEY AREAS / STREETS/SHOPPING CENTERS||CONSUMER PROFILE||MAJOR RETAILERS PRESENT||NEW ENTRANTS||TYPICAL RENT FOR UNIT OF 200 200 sqM||RANGE OF UNIT SIZES (SQM)|
|V & A Waterfront||Upmarket||Pick’n Pay, Clicks, Woolworths, Edgars||Zara, Earth Addict, Gerald Darel||Neg - R1,000/sq.m/month.||various|
|Cape Quarter||Upmarket||Wild Olive, Spar, Lindt||R350 - R500/sq.m/month||various|
|Cavendish Square||Upmarket||Exclusive Books, Edgars, Woolworths||Dante, Precioux, Diesel, Cotton On||R350 - R500/sq.m/month||various|
|Canal Walk||Upmarket||Edgars, Jet, Game, Woolworths||Hi, Boardriders, XOXO, bebe, Cotton On.||From R600p/sq.m/month||various|
|Tyger Valley||Upmarket||Game, Pick'nPay, Woolworths||R350 - R500/sq.m/month||various|
Data as of January 2013
Cape Town is a true gastronomic delight and regarded as one of the best fine dining destinations in Africa. It has a world class setting, excellent wines, great service and a wide variety of seafood, gourmet cooking and international cuisine on offer.
Cape Town has a wide range of restaurants, coffee shops, bistro’s and eateries to suit all tastes and budgets. The sector is dominated by independent operators though there are also a number of chains present in Cape Town.
The fast food sector is represented by Yum! Brands (KFC), Mc Donald’s, Wimpy and Steers Get Real burgers. Famous Brand’s Mugg & Bean led the South African cafés/ bars sector and McDonald’s McCafé and Vida e Caffe are also present. Spur Corp Ltd continued to lead South African full-service restaurants with its Spur Steak Ranches, Panarotti’s Pizza and John Dory’s brands.
The V & A Waterfront has over 80 food and beverage operators catering for all tastes and budgets. Fast food/on the go is represented by Subway, KFC, Haagen & Daz, Mugg & Bean and Steers among others. At the other end of the spectrum are fining dining establishments are Baia Seafood, Balducci, Nobu Cape Town,
|KEY AREAS||CONSUMER PROFILE||FOOD & BEVERAGE OPERATORS INCLUDING||RENT FOR 350 sqm UNIT|
|V & A Waterfront||Upmarket||Wang Thai, Baia Seafood, Balducci||Negotiable - R1,000/sq.m/month|
|Cape Quarter||Upmarket||Andiamo/Rocca/The Cape Malay Food Market||N/A|
|Cavendish Square||Upmarket||Café Sofia/Spur/Steers/Simply Asia/JB Rivers||R350 - R500/sq.m/month|
|Canal Walk||Upmarket||Jimmys Killer Prawns/Calamari King/Cape Town Fish Market||Less than R600/sq.m/month but space limited|
|Tyger Valley||Upmarket||Zoe Café/Vid a Caffe/ Cape Town Fish Market||Negotiable|
Data as of January 2013