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Shopping in South Africa - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

Pretoria Before traveling to the Republic of South Africa, it is important to find out where to buy food, souvenirs, clothes, and stuff at favorable prices. South Africa has modern shopping malls, small shops, and luxury boutiques. Canal Walk Shopping Center in Cape Town is a large shopping center with more than four hundred stores, mainly representing internationally popular brands like Topshop, Nike, Hugo Boss, and others. Here you can grab a snack in Baskin Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts or choose from over forty cafes and restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines. 17 cinemas, the Kids World fun zone and a huge selection of products make this center the most desirable shopping destination in the city. The center is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
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Popular Gateway Theater of Shopping working from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm is located on Umhlanga Ridge. In addition to several hundred shops with low and high prices (Vans, The Body Shop, Samsung, and others), it houses 18 cinema halls, many cafes and restaurants, a water park, souvenir shops, and children's entertainment facilities. Melrose Arch in Johannesburg striking with its urban style contains the best shops and boutiques, restaurants and cafes. It is not one but many separate buildings, which gives a lot of free space and makes Melrose Arch an ideal place for shopping and walking. The center is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and until 4:00 pm on Sundays and public holidays.
The Hout Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay, a suburb of Cape Town, is open on Fridays from 5 to 9 pm, and on weekends from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. It is known as a noisy and fun place where live music often plays, unique handmade crafts are sold, as well as high-quality clothing and delicious food. Here you can find Chinese cuisine, a bar with a huge selection of beers and wines, a great choice of interesting jewelry, paintings by local artists, and much more. The Fourways Farmers Market is located in Johannesburg. Open on Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, it sells fresh local food - cheese, jam, fruit, juices, etc., as well as locally produced furniture, clothing, and decorations. This is a place where local musicians play their music, weddings are celebrated, and picnics are held. Copyright
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The Weekend Market, a flea market in Johannesburg, is open on weekends and holidays. It is not only a market but also a kind of amusement park - all sorts of entertainment events are constantly organized here. The market offers African artworks, quality food, clothing, books, and a bar. Vanderbijlpark Craft and Flea Market has been operating for more than 25 years. Every Sunday, great food and live music attract people from all over the region. The market is open from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Here you can find really valuable things like original high-quality products at low prices or a unique masterpiece by a local master.
Montecasino, Johannesburg Every tourist dreams of bringing home something unique that would remind of the trip for years and could be shown to friends. One of the souvenirs worth buying in South Africa is a lampshade or a candlestick made from an ostrich eggshell. They can be both naturally colored and painted. Cups carved from local trees can also serve as great souvenirs. Particularly charming are handicrafts made from recycled materials, for example, animal figures from tin cans.
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Jewelry and figurines from beads, batik, unique hand-painted ceramic vases, mugs and plates, woven baskets, animal figurines carved from wood would be excellent memorable souvenirs from South Africa. Tourists in Cape Town should pay attention to WASS, a local brand producing natural skin care cosmetics. These handmade products are not tested on animals. There are lines for men and women: balms, moisturizing and nourishing products, detox cosmetics, and so on.
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Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

From the series “Largest Nature Reserves on Earth”
Desolate Africa is surprisingly rich in reserves. The Limpopo Transfrontier park is located on this arid continent. It was established in 2002 and linked the Limpopo Park in Mozambique, Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and Kruger National Park in South Africa. The reserve borders have been abolished, it is enough to have an entry visa from one of the host countries to visit the reserve.

The surface area of the transfrontier park measures over 40000 square kilometres, more than 10000 people live here. Many of the local residents had to leave their settlements because of the migration of wild animals. At the same time, the life of some tiny villages hasn’t changed at all. The Limpopo park is rich in flora and fauna due to its mild tropical climate.

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Big Hole Kimberley

From the series “Giant Artificial Quarries of the Planet”
Kimberley city, located in southern Africa, is known to many travellers due to the diamond mine located within its territory. This mine was called Kimberley Hole or The Big Hole. The quarry is recognized as the largest hole excavated by hand. Miners dug the hole with picks and shovels without using any mechanisms. The development of the diamond mine began in 1866 and lasted until 1914. Miners arrived in their thousands, around 50000 of them were involved in the development process.

The workers managed to mine more than 2700 kilograms of diamonds using hand tools only. It was in the Big Hole that the world famous diamonds ‘Tiffany’, ‘De Beers’ and ‘Porter Rhodes’ had been found. The Kimberley Hole is 1,6 km in diameter. It was excavated to a depth of 240 metres. At the bottom … Read all
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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of South Africa

Cape Town
All not indifferent to jewelry must visit Dear Rae. It sells crafted jewelry from Cape Town masters, many of its workshops have been operating in the city for several hundred years. Besides traditional jewelry made of gold and silver, one can buy premium bronze products so even the thriftiest tourists will be able to choose suitable jewelry. In Ebony & Ivory, one can find wonderful decorations and necessary things for the home. It presents a huge selection of tableware as well as … Read more
In search of memorable gifts, you can go to African Craft Market of Rosebank, which houses numerous artisan workshops. If you're not lucky to find appropriate souvenirs, local masters will fulfill your individual order right there. Their prices are the most attractive in the city. Budget tourists should definitely come by Pick n'Pay grocery store. It will be interesting to gourmets and can become an excellent alternative to local restaurants. In this store, the most popular products are sold. … Read more

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